Category Archives: Web-based Learning

Blogs in Marketing Your Gen Ed Business

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I use WordPress for this blog. Many have asked how to learn more about it. There is a little video talking about why you should use WordPress.com for your blog. Take a look. You can see it here.

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Alternate Teaching Models: Behavioral Models

picture-009.jpgBased on the work of Skinner, a large number of approaches to learning have been developed, each taking advantage of the learner’s ability to modify behavior in response to tasks and feedback. Essentially, stimulus and response. These models are used in a wide variety of applications, from teaching information to changing habits, decreasing phobias, and learning to control one’s own behavior. Continue reading

Models for Building Web-based Instruction

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While researching “learning dyads” I found this interesting paper on approaches to on-line course design. Click here if you are curious enough to read an academic paper. What do you think?

Apprentice Adventures #6

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Spent almost three hours with the apprentice on Wednesday. She’s really pumped up from her reading and studies. She’s been finishing an excellent course, “Researching in the Family history Center” developed by Dr. Penny Christensen for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies and has come back every day excited by new discoveries. And while this was great, she was excited to tell me about reading Helen F.M. Leary’s “Problem Analyses and Research Plans” chapter 14 in Elizabeth Shown Mills, Professional Genealogy: A manual for researchers, writers, editors, lecturers and librarians. (Genealogical Publishing, 2001) .  Let me tell you a bit about what she experienced.

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Would this meet Mark’s approval?

One of our regular readers suggests we look at

www.learnwebskills.com/family/

For an example. Here’s a test. Read Mark howells essay, check out this site, and tell me, what you think Mark would say?

On-line Instruction: The Need for Better Ideas

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Mark Howells, back in 2002, wrote a very interesting article on designing on-line classes genealogists. His suggestion deserve a closer look. so check them out at

http://www.oz.net/~markhow/writing/johnny.htm

Background Music for Your Website

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In my surfing adventures I have found some sites with very disappointing soundtracks. If you want to use sound on your website, consider something legal. There may be others sites to find music on you can use under licence , but check out Stock20.com

Pick something thats your kids won’t describe as cheezy, or sounds too much like elevator music.