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Progressive disclosure in learning design

Progressive disclosure or gradual reveal is a useful technique and an integral part of the learning process. It prevents the students from being overwhelmed with information, facilitates the connection between learning, and may also trigger strong emotions.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 25 Feb 2019 under Tips

Essential elements of online citation

Properly citing the sources is important in academic research work, but online references can be difficult to cite due to a wider variety of format with the pieces of information you need being in different places.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 28 Dec 2018 under Tips

Visual representation of internet research and citation,: a globe with interconnected nodes. One of the node has a book and another node has pen and paper.

Creating your word problem generator using Calc spreadsheet

Use spreadsheet software such as Open Office Calc or Microsoft Excel to create a word problem for science, mathematics, economics or any other subject that uses word problems in some of its lessons. Then, create similar problems by simply altering certain cells in the spreadsheet without solving the new similar problem from scratch.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 25 Feb 2012 under Tips

Determining the credibility of a website

The internet contains large amount of information but also misinformation. Identifying credible websites is very important in using the internet for research meant for thesis, term papers, scientific journal publication and other works of high scholastic value.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 01 Feb 2012 under Tips

Writing equations for your website

As the web becomes one of the fundamental resources for learning, science and math teachers are facing the challenge of producing equations for the web in the manner similar to those found in printed textbook. HTML formatting cannot reproduce all possible equations so teachers and instructional designers who maintain science and math websites must come-up with a way to produce them. One is by producing a linear string of text that looks like an instruction to a programming language. The other is by using images, which can produce the more familiar way of writing equations as seen in books and in the classroom.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 06 Jan 2012 under Tips

writing equations for website

Setting-up a website to aid your lessons

Creating a lecture blog, wherein you write your lessons so that the students can review them anytime, will definitely help your students and reduce the time you need for consultations. You need not to spend your own money in creating lecture blogs as there are free and easy-to-use providers, some of which I will discuss in this article.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 05 Jan 2012 under Tips

A sample of WordPress UI, which teachers can easily use in constructing their lecture blogs

Finding copyright-free images in Wikimedia

The websites Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons are excellent source of public domain images. However, as the websites that anyone can edit, it is plagued with incomplete and contradictory licensing statements that reduce your choices to either exclusively using public domain images or contacting the copyright holder. The first option is easier but you still need to weed them out from among the many copyrighted images and ensure that they are indeed copyright free.

[ No Comments ] Posted by Greten on 03 Jan 2012 under Tips

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