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Two Interesting Websites on Learning and the Brain

A useful site that I used in my last class called Mind Tools. This site provides lots of good tools to sharpen your problem solving skills and overall learning skills. It contains lots of self-evaluation quiz that are useful in analyzing how good you’re learning and problem solving skill are at this moment. It also provides tips and advice to improve those skills. The website also has a lot of good information and self-evaluation quizzes on other topics such as leadership, communication, project management, decision making, career skills, strategy tools, stress management, time management, and creativity.

Website: http://www.mindtools.com/pages/main/newMN_TMC.htm

 

An interesting site I came across while researching different websites on the brain and learning is a site called Brain Metrix. It is a website that calls itself the gym for the brain. It has exercises that supposed to help your brain process information more quickly and efficiently. It also provides several self-evaluating quizzes and games that are meant to analyze and tune your brain. Lots of the exercises are timed and the goal is to repeat it to increase your brain skills by improving your time. This works kind of like going to the gym and working out your muscles. You first start slow and as you exercise more you increase your rate and weights to gain bigger stronger muscles.   Some of these exercises are not easy, now are they actually improving my brain, can’t say for sure but they are fun and can be addictive.

Website:  http://www.brainmetrix.com/

 

 
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Posted by on September 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Two Interesting Websites on Learning and the Brain

A useful site that I used in my last class called Mind Tools. This site provides lots of good tools to sharpen your problem solving skills and overall learning skills. It contains lots of self-evaluation quiz that are useful in analyzing how good you’re learning and problem solving skill are at this moment. It also provides tips and advice to improve those skills. The website also has a lot of good information and self-evaluation quizzes on other topics such as leadership, communication, project management, decision making, career skills, strategy tools, stress management, time management, and creativity.

Website: http://www.mindtools.com/pages/main/newMN_TMC.htm

 

An interesting site I came across while researching different websites on the brain and learning is a site called Brain Metrix. It is a website that calls itself the gym for the brain. It has exercises that supposed to help your brain process information more quickly and efficiently. It also provides several self-evaluating quizzes and games that are meant to analyze and tune your brain. Lots of the exercises are timed and the goal is to repeat it to increase your brain skills by improving your time. This works kind of like going to the gym and working out your muscles. You first start slow and as you exercise more you increase your rate and weights to gain bigger stronger muscles.   Some of these exercises are not easy, now are they actually improving my brain, can’t say for sure but they are fun and can be addictive.

Website:  http://www.brainmetrix.com/

 

 
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Posted by on September 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Three Useful Blog Sites on Instructional Design

During my search through different blogs and resources in the field of instructional design, I came across three sites that interest me and would provide a future source of information in my continue studies. The first site is Big Dog & Little Dog blog. This site has articles on instructional design and performance. It also contains many links to many other blogs and useful sites on instructional design and e-learning. If you go to Big Dog & Little Dog’s main website you will have an abundant source of information on everything from instructional design, leadership, performance, e-learning, learning concepts and theory. It also contains section on learning and training that contains many theories and major contributors to the field of learning. This site is very useful when needing information on many topics in instructional design since it has many links to different concepts within instructional design. The site is owned by Mr. Donald Clark and it has been around for over 15 yrs. His blog has been around for 8 yrs.

Blog site:  http://bdld.blogspot.com/         main web page:  http://nwlink.com/~donclark/

The second site is The Rapid E-learning Blog. This site contains many articles on developing e-learning without any programming using PowerPoint or a rapid e-learning authoring software. You can also find tips on using audio, video and graphic designs. There are articles on everything from beginning e-learning, developing e-learning templates, using multimedia, and managing e-learning projects. This blog is a good source for anyone who builds e-learning since it contains lots of useful tips and templates. The blog is owned by Mr. Tom Kuhlmann and he explains everything to do with e-learning in simple terms without getting to technical.

Blog site:  http://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/

This last site is the Games Based Learning Blog. This site contains many articles on using and developing computer based games for learning. It has interesting topics talking about why game based learning works in education, different tools you can use to create games for learning and contains links to other useful sites dealing with the use of computer games and simulation for learning. This blog is a good source to get an idea on how computer games and simulation can be used in learning. The site also contains a couple of demos showing how computer game based learning in action. The blog is owned by Paul Ladly and his daughter Sian Ladley.

Blog Site:  http://www.games-based-learning.com/

 
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Posted by on September 9, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

First Blog

Hello Everyone! This is my first blog using WordPress Blog. I am excited to see how useful blogs are and how they work since I am new to blogging.

 
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Posted by on September 8, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress.com! This is your very first post. Click the Edit link to modify or delete it, or start a new post. If you like, use this post to tell readers why you started this blog and what you plan to do with it.

Happy blogging!

 
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Posted by on September 8, 2012 in Uncategorized