Category: Best Practices

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology [INFOGRAPHIC]

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New technologies are constantly evolving, offering fresh ways for teachers to ramp up their curriculum. But with so many new tech options available, it is difficult for teachers to stay abreast of new technologies and figure out how to best incorporate them into their teaching style.

The following infographic from e-Learning Infographics describes 7 key characteristics shared by all teachers who use technology effectively.

7 Best Practices for Videoconference Courses

Videoconference lecture tips

If you want to offer students the flexibility of an online class while maintaining the personal connection of a face-to-face course, videoconference courses are a great solution.

Here are 7 best practices that we keep in mind when we set up our videoconference courses.

5 Ways to Make Your Class More Like a Game

Picture a teenager bent over a videogame, intent to master Level 99 and conquer the world. Contrast that image with the image of a student trying to master a long list of terms for his class in Anatomy & Physiology. Why is the former student so motivated, and the latter is itching to get away?

Game designers make use of certain elements and strategies that draw players into the game and motivate them to keep on playing.

Read on to find out 5 creative ways to incorporate gaming elements into your course.

Top 10 Learning Techniques: Which Are Most Efficient? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Whether out of habit or by conscious choice, we all make use of various learning techniques when we attempt to store new information in our long-term memory. But not all study habits are created equal; some may be more effective than others, especially when you factor in the amount of time it takes to implement each one.

Researchers have recently characterized 10 learning techniques according to whether they provide high, moderate, or low utility, based on each technique’s relative efficacy, ease of use, and applicability to a broad range of learning situations.

5 Elements of Effective E-Learning

It’s pretty easy for students to click through powerpoint slides or listen to an online lecture, but will the knowledge really stick? How can instructors present course material and design review questions in such a way that students will retain the information?

To shed light on this question, SmartBuilder.com identifies 5 elements that make eLearning most effective: