Monthly Archives: October 2012

All You Need to Know About Infographics: Tips, Tutorials, Guides

Let’s be honest, we don’t like to read big pieces of text. Text-heavy graphs are rather difficult for understanding, especially when dealing with numbers and statistics. That is why illustrations and flowcharts are often used for such kind of information.

An infographic, or a visual representation of study or data, like anything else, can be done right or wrong. How to create a successful infographic? A good idea and a good design.

Stop by the link for more on what defines an infographic, what contributes to its popularity, as well as the various types of infographics and references for tutorials and best practices.

Additional topics covered include:

  • The major parts of an infographic
  • How to create an infographic
  • Developing ideas & organizing data
  • Research & sources
  • Typography, graphics & color
  • Facts & conclusions
  • Designing & Editing

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59 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed| The Committed Sardine

Check out Fran Berkman’s great Mashable article on almost 60 (59, to be exact) digital resources which are available by following all the different links below. There’s something for all of us here so have fun exploring!

posted by Ian Jukes
Oct 28, 2012

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Instructional Designer position at Des Moines, Iowa

We are conducting a search for an Instructional Designer for the Des Moines location to work directly with clients and internal teams to develop conte…

The Instructional Designer can expect the following:

Responsible for e-Learning content and design
Serve as project manager Leads learning strategies
Responsible for on-time, on-budget, delivery of an e-learning solution
Responsible for developing course designs and learning objectives
Collaborates with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), Artists, and Programmers to develop learning programs
Develops instructional material, coordinates, writes and edits educational content, and incorporates current technology for educators developing specific curricula
Develops Application Training specific to instructional content for web-based training materials
Participates in the needs assessment, design and development of product and role specific curriculum road maps and high-level designs
Interacts with SMEs in planning and scoping requirements for curriculum

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Checklist for Online Instructors: Before the course begins

This orientation is organized into four stages of teaching an online class. To download a printable copy of the complete checklist, click here.

Before the course begins | The first week | Throughout the course | The last week

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Time Management Strategies for Online Instructors

Kay Lehmann and Lisa Chamberlin the outstanding online instructors who teach the University of Wisconsin Stout’s Creating Collaborative Communities in E-learning, created a one-stop page for advice and tips on: Time Management Strategies for Online Instructors.

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5 Reasons Why Your Students Should Write Every Day

Did you know that writing helps students remember recently learned material? Learn about a variety of ways that having students writing every day can help both students and teachers in the classroom.

Are your students writing as much as they should be? Classroom writing, done with willful focus and daily diligence, remains an essential part of educating students of all ages, including adults. Here are five reasons why classroom writing is still a must:

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