Brain dump – free multimedia tools


Free Mindmapping tools  There are dozens of free mindmapping tools out there, here are three to start with. Mindmup Free web-based mind mapping tool that can be added to Google Drive. For best results, log…

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The game of tapping into a passion for learning


Gamers are great learners, I’ve been one and I have nephews who are gamers.  When I was really into it I would spend hours researching my character, watching videos about fighting techniques, bookmarking and consulting…

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Is there such a thing as too little cognitive load?


At what point (AQF and Blooms aside) do we prepare learners for the messy, complicated world they’re going to find and how can we build that into course design in such a way that we don’t discourage them?


#dlda Reflections on George Siemen’s Adelaide Masterclass


George Siemens is one of those names in education that just keep popping up for me. I first heard of him in 2006, at Education.au’s Global Summit on Education in Sydney and came away thinking…

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Sky Drive Live + PowerPoint Web App = learning object?


I’ve been looking at ways of taking myself out of the production cycle when it comes to creating online resources and turning more of that work over to our facilitators. As well, we’re introducing more…

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