We recently improved Edynco with tone of new features like assignments, easier creation, better collaboration and much more. We’re excited to show you and this is why we decided to do a giveaway and create a gallery of outstanding public Learning maps.
What is in it for you?
1. You get a subscription to Edynco Plus account for a year:
- For up to 50 students;
- With private groups (this means communication, forums, assignments);
- You can create unlimited number of Learning maps;
- You can make your Learning maps private for your students;
- You get analytics on how your students do on quizzes;
- You can create assignments;
- Your students can download a free app to access their Edynco group and study with Learning maps on their mobile devices.
2. You get a chance to try out our awesome new feature – assignments:
- Your students can do one time quizzes or essays;
- Your students can create their own Learning maps.
3. Your winning Learning map gets displayed on a special place in our gallery.
Whether you’re actively flipping your classroom, exploring blended learning or teaching traditionally, video (relevant to your lesson, of course) has some great benefits for your students learning and memorizing. It adds a new graphic and audio component to your teaching that captures attention, engages your audience and improves later recall. And, judging by the success of YouTube and other video services, it is something that people really like.
Video stimulates two out of five senses
Based on cognitive theory and research evidence, learning courses (especially in eLearning) should include words and graphics, rather than just the words alone. Students will more likely understand the material and memorize it better when they are engaging in active learning – video does just that; it encourages your students to mentally represent the material in words (written or narrated) and pictures and make the connection between the pictorial and verbal representation. This significantly improves recall of heard and seen and also fosters creative thinking.
There has been already a lot said about linear and non-linear design of e-learning materials and about advantages of one over the other. Each approach is good for some reason. In this post I’m going to present the difference between linear and non-linear design and at the end non-linear approach in connection with cognitive theory will be presented in more detail..
Most e-learning materials are linear, where learners are forced to follow the learning path determined by the instructional designer. Sometimes it is nice to allow a learner to choose his own learning path regarding his prior knowledge, experience or interest. By that learners become more interactive and engaged. we could achieve This with non-linear design. But also non-linear approach is not good for all learners, especially for those who need a high level of guidance. So the best way would be to use a non-linear approach with optional guidance for those who need it.