3 Basic Forms of Effective eLearning Activities
JULY 5, 2016
In any eLearning program, an activity or a group of activities are necessary to provoke learning experiences. When created the right way, learning activities can help users conquer challenging learning objectives. Which events in your eLearning programs ensure that learning is actually taking place? eLearner success is your success. Activity. Games.
eLearning Activities and Interactions
JUNE 3, 2010
Everyone is always looking for ways to make their eLearning more interactive. Here is a simple eLearning scenario template. 3. Awesome eLearning Do’s and Don’ts. Visit our other sites: eLearning Activities , eLearning Games , Articulate Skins. There are many ways to do this. Here are just a few: 1. Interactions. Here are some tabs and dividers.
7 Myths in the Online Classroom
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JANUARY 17, 2013
Online learning, or distance learning, or eLearning (or even e-learning) has been around now in various guises for quite some time. This article from eLearn Magazine “7 Student Myths of the Online Classroom” highlights some of the more popular myths surrounding the student’s perspective of online learning. Photo credit: Lincolnian (Brian) via Photopin / CC. Really?
Life’s a beach #blimage
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AUGUST 7, 2015
eLearning Active Learner Blimage Distance Learning Kate Graham Kinesthetic Learning Learning Learning Journey Personal Learning Social LearningSo, I’ve been convinced (it didn’t take much) to write a 4th #blimage post, this time from. Kate Graham. It is these emotions, as well as the image itself, that makes me accept the #blimage challenge here. How about you? blimage.
Book Review: “Essentials of Online Course Design”
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NOVEMBER 17, 2012
Activities and Tools: Working Collaboratively and Independently. If you have a discursive activity explain the ‘why’ as well as the ‘how’ and be the first person to post – introduce your expectations. eLearning Activities Blogging Book Review Course Design ILO mLearning Online Course PowerPointAssessment & Feedback.
Active Listening: How to Do It & Why You Should Practice It
NOVEMBER 24, 2015
Skills like active listening. Active listening is simply a method for listening to [.]. The post Active Listening: How to Do It & Why You Should Practice It appeared first on. Communication at Work Communication Skills Training eLearning Active Listening training Developing Listening skills at work Improving Communication at workWe all want to be heard. And when coworkers say they want to be heard, it means they want their teams, their company, and their leaders to listen to them.
Reading: Identified vs Anonymous Participation in Student Discussion Boards
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NOVEMBER 14, 2013
Online discussion boards, and associated activities that use them, can get a bit of a bad name sometimes either through inacitivty or lack of quality posts to abusive or bullying. Active discussion boards with high levels of student interaction can result in increased sense of community and student satisfaction.” (Roberts ” (Roberts and Rajah-Kanagasabai, 2013). breached.”
Sources in Student Writing
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JANUARY 16, 2013
Is this the format of the future ‘active learner’ , to prefer the easy/quick option to gaining a qualification? Turnitin have produced two infographics on the sources in student writing: “Turnitin’s annual study examines the sources students use in their written work and the implications of their choices. 112 million content matches for 28 million student papers.
Induction Activities: Some good examples using video …
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JANUARY 4, 2011
While searching and researching the various methods of induction for students I cam across these videos and explanations on the IMU eLearning blog, a few I’ll show here, but please view the original post to view them all. Related posts: Online Induction: Icebreaker Activities. Induction Activity – “in 100 words or less …. What happens next?
Active Learning at Conferences
NOVEMBER 21, 2012
Even face-to-face environments need hands-on learning activities so that participants are actually getting involved in the subject matter. When it comes to eLearning, it has been a challenge for distance educators to build activities into an online program that will [.]. eLearning active learning conferences elearning Jon Aleckson MindMeld Web Courseworks workshopsEducators have come to understand the need to engage learners in all facets of education.
Active Training Series
SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
New eLearning Books by Elaine Biech. Dr. Andy Hicken and I are contributing authors in 101 Ways to Make Learning Active Beyond the Classroom , a new e-learning book by my friend and colleague, Elaine Biech. The book’s front half lists 200 tips for “making training active and learning successful.” Active Training. Image credit: wiley.com. The #1 Thing.
6 Tips To Improve Customer Service With Online Training
MAY 13, 2016
Simulations can improve customer service staff’s active listening skills , and make them more compassionate and empathetic service providers. You can easily update your online training course to integrate product presentations, slideshows, and a variety of other eLearning activities that keep your service staff up-to-date. 5. Develop simulations to build service skills.
8 Best Practices For Designing Gamified eLearning Experiences
AUGUST 17, 2016
How To Design Gamified eLearning Experiences. There isn’t any doubt that gamification holds a prominent place in the future of eLearning. This comes as no surprise, thanks to the fact that gamified eLearning courses boost learner engagement , increase motivation , and trigger their competitive nature. Determine WHY And HOW To Gamify Your eLearning Course.
7 Knowledge Retention Techniques For eLearning
MARCH 15, 2016
New post 7 Knowledge Retention Techniques For eLearning on Obsidian Learning. In this article, I’ll share 7 techniques to enhance knowledge retention techniques you can take into account in your next eLearning course design. Applying Knowledge Retention Techniques In eLearning. Refresher eLearning assessments. Gamify your eLearning content. Chart it!
Collaborative eLearning and Instructional Design Dos and Don’ts
MAY 31, 2016
Collaborative elearning activities can provide a fresh approach to elearning. The designing of a successful and unique eLearning course requires creative instructional designers, setting appropriate learning objectives, developing effective content and making it as interactive as possible within the given time and budget.
6 Tips To Add Psychological Flow In eLearning
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
It refers to the state when one is so focused and concentrated on a particular activity, that they may lose track of time. Flow is widely used in a variety of therapeutic fields, but it can also be a powerful tool in eLearning. In this article, we’ll share 6 tips on how you can integrate a psychological flow into your eLearning experiences. Create challenging goals.
What is Micro-Learning?
FEBRUARY 19, 2015
Micro-learning is learning in smaller segments and goes hand in hand with traditional eLearning. Activities include short-term lessons, projects, or assignments with smaller amounts of information. Like eLearning, micro-learning can be accomplished in a variety of ways. eLearning Industry shared 17 great resources here. Recently, we have been hearing the term “ micro-learning ” more often, especially in corporate environments. Micro-learning has quite a few benefits to the students and the instructors. Micro-learning occurs on a daily basis. appeared first on.
10 psychology terms every Instructional Designer should know
APRIL 5, 2016
That’s why it’s essential for eLearning professionals to have a good grasp of the basics of psychology and understand how the human mind thinks and learns. In this article, Christopher Pappas from eLearning Industry highlights 10 educational psychology terms that every Instructional Designer should know. Offer variety of eLearning activities.
MAY 26, 2016
It’s a fact that even the best eLearning course cannot teach people how to operate an aircraft because operating an aircraft is a psychomotor skill, which requires real-life practice. It can either be a combination of face-to-face delivery with eLearning activities, or eLearning delivery with an informal learning component. Online Learning eLearning informal training
Utilizing Gaming Elements: 5 Popular Ways Of Delivering Successful Game-Based Learning
JULY 6, 2016
Digital games have the potential to create active and engaging environments for learning, supporting problem-solving and learning through practice. Here are a few: • For graphics bundles that can be downloaded and used in digital games – opengameart.org. • For cut-out people and graphics as well as some “game” templates – elearningtemplates.com/elearning-activities/. 5.
4 Motivation Strategies for eLearning Environments with Massive Learners
OCTOBER 21, 2015
Developing training for a limited number of learners with similar backgrounds is very different from developing an eLearning program for a widely dispersed audience with varying experiences, language and cultural backgrounds. How do we tie the learners together to receive the eLearning course positively? You need to create a concrete and a self-sustaining eLearning course.
How To Motivate Millennials In Online Training: Top 9 Tips For eLearning Professionals
JULY 6, 2015
You need to emphasize the real world applications and benefits of the online training course right from the start, so that they are able to clearly see the value of the eLearning experience. Make sure to include the real world benefits of taking the eLearning course in your description and syllabus, as well as reminding them of these benefits all throughout the eLearning course to increase their motivation. Include self-guided eLearning activities that empower millennial learners. Opinion eLearning instructional design millenialsEncourage collaboration.
How to Make Sticky eLearning Content
JANUARY 8, 2015
After all the many hours of eLearning content development and design we have done as eLearning professionals, the most important objective is to ensure our learners retain and apply what they’ve learned to memory. In this post, I want go over the Forgetting Curve, how it applies to your eLearning courses, and give some ideas to create sticky eLearning content.
Situated Cognition In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know
DECEMBER 7, 2015
Context is key to creating successful eLearning experiences. In this article, I’ll shed light on the situated cognition theory, from its core principles to tips that will help you use it in your next eLearning course. Below you’ll find 4 best practices and 5 tips that can help you integrate situated cognition into your eLearning strategy. Instructional Design eLearning
The Colors of eLearning
MARCH 1, 2011
Orange is an antidepressant and can be used as a stimulant that is warm and welcoming. (We at eLearning Brother really like orange.). Build eLearning Games and eLearning Activities. eLearning Instructional Design colorColor impacts your courses and your learners. Choosing the “correct colors can hinder or increase the speed of learning and retention.
6 Tips to Create Engaging eLearning Courses
JULY 28, 2015
Engaged learners are what we are actually looking for in eLearning. In this article, I’ll share 6 tips to create engaging eLearning courses that will allow you to increase your audience’s engagement levels by using a variety of eLearning resources, techniques, and strategies. How to Create Engaging eLearning Courses: 6 Tips for eLearning Professionals.
Designing eLearning to Maximize the Working Memory
JULY 22, 2014
In eLearning, one of the most important brain functions to consider is the working memory, one of the more everyday functions of the brain. Working memory , plays a key role in our ability to learn, and thus, plays a key role in eLearning. Designing eLearning to Maximize the Working Memory. Effective eLearning Activities. Working Memory as a Learning Tool.
What Makes eLearning Boring?
APRIL 20, 2011
In this post, we’ll look at what we do too much of, resulting in boring eLearning. Though it may not be practical to avoid text completely in eLearning, we can minimize it through diagrams, images that communicate, and occasional videos. Instead of telling learners all they need to know, pull them into an activity, or a problem to solve, early in the lesson. This means that filling eLearning slides with detailed steps and tips is probably unnecessary. How much variation do you design into your eLearning activities and knowledge checks? By Shelley A.
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Finding the Muddiest Point of your eLearning Course
SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
This part of your course needs to be reinforced with extra resources and activities. To retain and engage your learners, integrate an activity that helps uncover the muddiest point of the course (so far). This activity has to be social in nature to be more effective. It is also a good opportunity to present the reflection question: What was the muddiest point of this activity?
Personal Learning Paths for eLearning
FEBRUARY 15, 2016
Personal learning paths are user-chosen and give learners control over their own eLearning experience, so that they can more effectively acquire and retain knowledge and skills that will help them in the real world. This personal experience is tailored to each participant over time and helps to hold their attention and to increase the “fun” aspect of eLearning. Thanks for reading
Personal Learning Paths Offer a Richer Experience for eLearning
APRIL 25, 2016
Personal learning paths are user-chosen and give learners control over their own eLearning experience, so they can more effectively acquire and retain knowledge and skills that will help them in the real world. This personal experience is tailored to each participant over time and helps hold their attention while increasing the “fun” aspect of eLearning.
eLearning in the Workplace
FEBRUARY 24, 2015
Workplace learning, professional development and eLearning are phrases with increasingly blurred meanings. eLearning has become the cornerstone of education services to the mobile and the busy employee. With the positive relationship between eLearning and employee performance, more content is developed and archived regularly. Tips workplace elearning
Class is over; now what? Informal learning in the workplace
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
This is learning that takes place outside of the classroom or the eLearning activity. Build a body of best practices for use in operational activities. For example, Sharon Korth and Brenda Levya-Gardner (2006) present a “Rapid Reflection Model,” in which employees reflect on the impact of their activities on both their own projects and the overall goals of the organization.
Writing & Grammar: Location or Name: Which is Best?
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
MAY 12, 2011
If you are walking learners through a step-by-step eLearning activity, Method B works very smoothly. by Jennie Ruby. You are writing step-by-step instructions for an on-screen process. You need to get your learner to each tool quickly, but you also want the learner to remember that tool and where it is. Do you start with the name of the specific tool, and then tell where to find it? Or do you lead the learner to the tool by starting with the location, then the tool? Or do you mix it up to sound more conversational? Which method do you prefer in your writing? We
The Ultimate Facebook Guide for eLearning Professionals: 16 Golden Tips to Follow
JUNE 22, 2015
However, there are ways that instructional designers can actually use it to their advantage to create immersive and engaging eLearning experiences. In this article, I’ll share a Facebook guide for eLearning professionals explaining why Facebook is such a powerful eLearning tool. The Ultimate Facebook Guide for eLearning Professionals. Encourage eLearning sharing.
10 eLearning buzzwords you need to know!
JULY 25, 2013
In this post we’ve put together short descriptions of the top 10 buzzwords in eLearning at the moment: Tin Can, Social Learning, Gamification, mLearning, Tablet learning, Rapid eLearning, Microlearning, Personalization, Blended learning, and Lifelong learning. This API captures the activities that happen as part of learning experiences. Rapid elearning. Tin Can.