Are you looking for new ways to get inspired and to streamline your design process? Crafting a moodboard is a great way to come up with new designs for your learning content. Learn about what moodboards are, their benefits, and get resources for getting started.
Last month, I began a series of articles about knowing and using the constraints of perception and memory. Unlike some other constraints on learning interventions (such as time), there are no ways to get around memory. We either work with it or people learn less well (or not at all). Here is my second article discussing the relationship between memory and learning.
When working on a project, it’s super helpful to understand and work within the project’s real needs and constraints. For example, when buying a car, knowing your finances and true needs will help you take into account what you can afford (including total cost of ownership) as well as what you really need. This thinking leads to better decisions. Because it’s often not possible to have everything, knowing what your client values most (for example, ease of updating and reduced costs for support) and what the audience most needs (for example, a quick start on basic tasks) helps you prioritize what you build and how you build it. Here is how to design to help working memory and offer more effective learning experience to your learners.
There’s no excuse for not backing up your computer in 2017. Hard drives can fail on us with little or no notice. Don’t risk losing years’ worth of work and memories by not installing a backup system. Simply owning an external hard drive or SSD isn’t enough. An off-site backup system is your best bet for 100 percent insurance. Luckily, there are plenty of free backup software programs for your PC.
If you visit Distrowatch regularly, you will notice that the popularity ranking barely changes from one year to another.There are distributions that will always make it to the top ten, whereas others may be in the list today and not at the end of next year.Another not so well-known feature of Distrowatch is a waiting list that consists of distributions:Not reviewed yetWith missing or faulty componentsWithout solid English documentationProjects that do not seem to be maintained anymoreSome of the distributions that have not been reviewed yet may be worthy of consideration due to their great potential. Keep in mind that they may never make it to the front page ranking due to lack of time or Distrowatch resources to review them.
As 2016 comes to a close, it is time to bring you the best 10 Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) programs I have come across during this year.Some of these programs may not be new in that they weren’t released for the first time in 2016, but they are new to me and I have found them helpful.