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Interview with Steven W. Anderson
Expert Interview
author Ilona Hetsevich
date 26 Jan 2016
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Information overload, also known as "information glut" and "data smog", is a widely known phenomenon caused by an abundance of information that our brain cannot cope with. The term is a buzzword, however, few people know the nature of the problem and how to avoid it when designing eLearning courses and teaching students. To get to the bottom of information overload problem, we interviewed an educator, speaker, director of Instructional Technology, #edchat contributor and author of the “Content curation. How to avoid Information overload” book - Steven W. Anderson.

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 Building Professional Learning Communities
Expert Interview
author Ilona Hetsevich
date 16 Dec 2015
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Due to the growing popularity of distance education and a number of people preferring to study at their own pace, more and more educational institutions enhance their traditional classroom by introducing online courses.

However, the concern is that online education, in comparison with traditional one, requires from a teacher a completely different set of skills, other approaches and techniques that teacher education programs don’t usually provide. A good solution is to connect with experienced teachers and try to develop the skills needed for the eLearning environment on your own.

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Instructional Design
Expert Interview
author Ilona Hetsevich
date 20 Nov 2015
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If you use an LMS to run an eLearning project, then you probably know that course development is inseparably connected with instructional design. But those who have already tried creating courses on their own, would probably agree that it isn’t quite so simple. How to become an expert in instructional design? How to develop an effective eLearning course? To find answers to these and other burning questions we’ve decided to consult an experienced instructional designer and eLearning guru – George Joeckel.

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Blended Learning
Expert Interview
author Ilona Hetsevich
date 16 Nov 2015
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Blended learning approach has been here for a while and it is likely to have been applied by thousands of teachers worldwide. The question is whether we know everything about blended learning technique and correctly use the LMS potential to create digital spaces and reinforce face-to-face learning environments. To make sure about that we talked to an eLearning expert and Director of Curriculum and Instructional Technology at Mattawan Consolidated School - Ben Rimes.

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