Cathy Moore – action-mapping.pdf

One of the clearest and most sensible explanations of eLearning design that I’ve ever seen
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Digital literacy – Laptop ports and cables

Simple but nicely put together activity created in Smart Builder that steps learners through a practical understanding of the ports and cables on a standard laptop.
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ADU Online Coffeecourses | Online professional development, recaffeinated

Great set of open pd courses run by the ADU at UNE
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6 Types of Rewards to Maximize Engagement in Gamification

Useful overview of different ways to use rewards in a gamified experience
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GeoGuessr – Let’s explore the world!

Great Google Maps based game that challenges you to identify where in the world you are based on Street View.
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Seven Strategies for Growing Community on your Blog | David Lee King

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THETA Vox pops on the future of education

THETA (The Higher Education Technology Agenda) conference was held recently in Hobart and as part of proceedings, they put out a call for people to submit short, vox pop style videos about the future of education.

These have all been placed up at http://theta.edu.au/location/vox-pops-winners/ and make for some interesting viewing.

(I pop up in the final of the 8 videos with my thoughts on information literacy – which were apparently well enough received to count me amongst the 10 winners of the thing – which is nice)

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How to Merge or Combine Multiple WordPress Blogs

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ClarkChart | The Registry of Simulations and Serious Games

Considered the definitive guide to serious games and simulations, put together by someone that has lived and breathed serious games for years. If you’re interested in finding a simulation to support some aspect of your teaching, this is the place to start
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Auti-sim – Amazing (and horrible) autism hypersensitivity simulator

This post from Ars Technica showcases an amazing sim created in Unity 3D that gives a sense of what it might be like to experience sensory overload as an autistic child. Truly overwhelming and enlightening, I had colleagues at desks 10 metres away asking if I was ok such was the noise bleeding out of my headphones.

More information and a link to “play” the sim on this page – http://hackinghealth.ca/events/vancouver/#!27

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