Category Archives: e-learning

Facebook vs. MySpace and Breaking the Sex Barrier

In full discloser, I’m a Facebook fan. For me there is something a bit dark about MySpace, yet I have an account with both. Where do others stand in this battle between these two social networking giants? According to Google … Continue reading

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“Let’s take a five minute break.”

These six words can invite chaos into the classroom. Whether you’re teaching online or in a more traditional setting, getting adults back to class after a five or ten minute break can be a challenge. A few years ago I came up with … Continue reading

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The CommonCraft Show: Attention grabbing low-tech educational videos

Below are two attention grabbing plain English educational videos from The CommonCraft Show. The first is about Google Docs and the second, CFL bulbs. If you think there is no profit in this kind of work, think again. Google is a CommonCraft Productions customer. … Continue reading

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Don’t shoot: Stop Bullet Point Overkill

  Bullets points are not the answer. What value do they add to a presentation when the text is already in a 28 point font and is the only text on the screen? If you must use bullet points, use them sparingly and … Continue reading

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The Best Stats You’ve Ever Seen — New Eyes for Old Data

  The Universe is filled with infinite data and our access to that data is begining to blossom. In the past decade an incredible amount of information has been placed within public reach. Once the wow factor of endless access … Continue reading

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There is no “us” in Lectern

  In most training environments a lectern is an unnecessary barrier between you and the audience. Unless you are reading an extended portion of text or perceive your audience as hostile, as one might in the Whitehouse Press Briefing Room, … Continue reading

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Google More

  You’ve seen Google Maps, Google Images, and Google Video, yet Google has so much more to offer. Here are four examples.   Ever wondered who categorizes the images on Google Images? Try Google Image Labeler and find out.   Tired of … Continue reading

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