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H5P Audio Recorder Test

I love listening to audio because, among other things, it lets me be active (walking, biking, knitting, etc.) while listening to lectures, books…you name it.   I think audio is also more friendly for folks who’d like to share info, but don’t want to appear on camera or don’t want to type a response.  So, I…
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Amazon Polly Meets WordPress

  In my continuing experiments with Amazon Web Services, I decided to try using Polly with my still not-fit-for-public WordPress site. Thankfully, I love geeking out with tech because these little experiments are never as easy as you think they’re going to be! Briefly,  I struggled with IAM, mangled JSON policy, and got a bit…
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Increasing Active Learning in xMOOCs

In the past few months, I’ve taken various Coursera, edX, and Lynda.com courses (all xMOOC-style courses).  The format for most of these is the same: a self-paced course using video lecture followed by a test.   They’re solid courses that are good if you want to  pick up some basic knowledge.  However, in their current format,…
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Instructional Design for Health & Wellness Classes

Recently, while talking with my instructional design students, I expressed a certain amount of trepidation about designing an online course focusing on mindfulness & meditation.  The challenge for me, I told them, was that I have no experience in designing instruction to change health behaviors or improve psychomotor skills – especially not online. Of course,…
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