Guide to Good Online Learning
OCTOBER 15, 2015
Good online learning is deceptively simple but very engaging with a depth of knowledge that is delivered almost without the learner realising they are absorbing it. Boring content makes boring online learning Look critically at what you want to deliver before you start creating online content. Online learners will work at their own pace and in their own order.
Online Learning Conference: eLearning Development
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
We're deep into day 2 here in Chicago. This crew has been hard at work writing scripts and producing eLearning using every tool under the sun including Adobe Captivate, Adobe and Articulate Presenter, Articulate Storyline, and Techsmith Camtasia Studio. Adobe Captivate
10 Common Problems faced by Learners in Online Learning
APRIL 15, 2016
One of the key goals of any Instructional Designer, educator or SME of an online course, is to engage learners into the course and help them successfully achieve the learning objectives. To know why, we need to look at online learning experiences from learners’ perspective. They take quite a few efforts towards achieving this goal. Well, not always.
Online Learning Plagiarism Horror Stories
APRIL 17, 2015
It’s a common complaint about online education that students plagiarize, but my horror stories aren’t about students. My horror stories are about developing online courses. Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video. Some details changed to protect the not entirely innocent.). The tone shifted drastically mid-paragraph—always a red flag. Business ethics.
Quality Control process for E-Learning
Copyright © 2016 Focus Learning Solutions, LLC. Copyright © 2016 Focus Learning Solutions, LLC. Copyright © 2016 Focus Learning Solutions, LLC. commitment to your new QA processes will be low. I’ll bet that is not the case – and the team either suffers in silence or has learned to make. time spent chasing commas could be spent creating more effective learning solutions?
Nine Amazing Online Learning Facts
NOVEMBER 3, 2016
The number of companies using e-learning is increasing with each passing day. study by Research and Markets predicts the global e-learning market will grow at a CAGR of 17.81% during the period 2016-2020. Let us now look at a few interesting statistics about online learning. 1. Online courses help people learn fast. learning is highly cost- effective.
3 ways of creating video-based online learning: An e-learning perspective
SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
It is a well-known and accepted fact that videos improve the effectiveness of online learning. Videos engage the cognitive processes of learners and promote constructivist learning – where the learners make sense of the learning material by creating a coherent mental representation of the same in their minds. There are many ways of creating a video-based learning module.
Anticipating Risk in Online Learning
MAY 21, 2015
So, you’ve decided to embrace online learning at your association. Have you anticipated the risk in online learning? Not being prepared for the amount of work that goes into creating a successful online learning initiative could kill the program before it even starts. Creating the internal infrastructure to support online learning is a critical first step.
What makes a good online learning experience?
Dont Waste Your Time
JUNE 17, 2015
Is it possible to define the qualities of what makes a good online learning experience, or a good MOOC? Connection : Remember that your students are not only geographically dispersed, but will have a range of learning styles, backgrounds, and availability. Online, things are different. of days or even weeks. Providing a link to a resource (PDF, PPT, etc.) should
3 Simple ways to gamify your online learning
JUNE 2, 2016
Gamification can help you create a more engaging learning experience. But, make sure you don’t simply take a game and apply it to your learning. Instead, Instead, you should focus on finding ways to use gaming elements to create learning experiences that are not possible with traditional face-to-face training. Here Give learners the opportunity to learn from their mistakes.
What is our role in online learning?
SEPTEMBER 19, 2015
The question in what is the role of online learning in today’s world? What about higher education? Is its only goal to provide students with courses and topics that rather than be just in the classroom are now/available online? . What is online learning’s role in all of this? This is just one side of a two sided coin, but in my opinion, the role of online learning is to enable anyone, regardless of their location in the world (assuming the infrastructure is there, even if it is only mobile), to learn. It seems cliche and I get that.
Why online learning is better than in-person learning
APRIL 14, 2016
Deviations from traditional learning models are often met with resistance, while introducing new technologies or methods often rely on systemic change. Despite challenges, online learning is making tremendous progress when it comes to infiltrating all pillars of education, from corporate learning, to higher education, to K-12 schooling. Online environments are dynamic.
The Flipped Classroom: Online learning Enhances Face-to-Face Corporate Training
AUGUST 8, 2016
It’s an undisputable fact that online learning has been a disruptive force in the face of traditional, corporate training methods. Despite this, it is most effective not when it’s used as a replacement for face-to-face learning, but supplemented with it. In fact, access to online learning tools has spurred outcome-improving innovations meant to enhance face-to-face training.
Online Learning Trends and Challenges
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
The presence of online learning in education and corporate environments is strong. The economies of scale from a robust online course program simply cannot be ignored anymore. The rise in online courses is what has made the flipped learning method quite popular. Along with any trend there are challenges – online learning is no exception.
Sue describes her online learning as excruciating
JANUARY 10, 2014
Sue decided that e-learning made the most sense for her. She did it for the usual reasons associated with online education: access on demand, novelty, and location, location, location. Sue’s online lessons offer up lessons for those involved with e-learning. Please describe what happened when you went online. Unmotivated to learn online.
Bloom’s Taxonomy and Online Learning
NOVEMBER 4, 2016
Bloom’s Taxonomy is a concept you’ll come across pretty quickly once you start exploring the world of learning. Although you’ll normally see it in the context of teaching children, Bloom’s Taxonomy applies to learning at all levels. To better understand it, first picture the learning journey as a staircase. Knowledge in online learning. Knowledge. Comprehension.
#OER #mobile and online learning videos
MAY 21, 2014
Yesterday the last of a set of 10 videos on Open Educational Resources (OER) was uploaded by the Ontario Online Learning Portal. will share just the one video from those 10 movies here focusing on OER and mobile learning. It is great content to initiate the overall topic of mobile learning and OER. The information is delivered briefly and consizely.
BUSTED: Online Learning Myths [INFOGRAPHIC]
SEPTEMBER 11, 2013
It is no secret that today we are seeing online learning really take-off as more educational institutions buy into the benefits that these kinds of programs offer. However, there is also a contingency out there are staying away from online learning because of some pre-conceived notions about its effectiveness. online learning This is understandable.
Advanced Technologies Needed to Foster Online Learning - Interview with Ryan Tracey
SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
Today we are delighted to welcome to the JoomlaLMS blog an eLearning expert, author of E-Learning Provocateur blog and a former ELearning magazine editorial board member - Ryan Tracey. Provocative, right? Let’s check what Ryan had in mind…. Blog articles
10 Things…Online Learning Conference Presentation Notes
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
Had a great time presenting on 10 Things We Know about Designing Games for Learning From Research. Eight Game Elements to Make Learning More Intriguing. Show the Learner Visible Signs of Their Learning. To learn more about gamification and games for learning: Click here to visit a catalog of Resources on this subject. Here are the slides and some related notes.
10 Benefits of Online Learning
JULY 22, 2016
If you rely solely on classroom training and seminars, you might be interested to know about the benefits of online learning. Online learning can be the answer to a lot of your ills and it could even fix problems you didn’t even know you had. With an online solution you can significantly cut the cost of training your employees compared to seminars or training workshops.
10 Uses for Gamification in Online Learning
APRIL 6, 2016
Gamification, when used properly, is like a learner engagement kit providing a set of useful tools (or game mechanics) that can make your learning content more effective. To give you some inspiration in your gamified online learning adventure, here are 10 uses for gamification in online learning to make your training go a little further. 1. Keep to deadlines.
Online Learning Tools to Improve Studying Process
MAY 28, 2015
At present time she is working on her first ebook dedicated to online learning. Are you having a hard time to focus during the lectures and comprehend the learning material you’ll be tested on? However, memorizing the text is a learning strategy that’s not only outdated, but ineffective too. Allow us to suggest some great online tools that will make you a better learner!
Online Learning to Solve US Teacher Shortage
APRIL 7, 2015
online learning Current education reform debate in the US centers around the dilemma that high-quality teachers are in high-demand, yet the larger system in place to recruit and retain such teachers is ineffective. Such shortages are indicative by geography , grade level and subject matter which is further multiplied when you factor in the falling quality of the average teacher.
10 ways Gamification can save Online Learning
APRIL 14, 2016
When online learning became popular, a lot of businesses thought it would be a magic wand that could transform their training all by itself. Although online learning has many benefits, it’s not as if you can switch over from instructor-led training and instantly reap the rewards. Adaptive Learning. Learning stops being effective when it stops engaging the learner.
On-Demand Webinar: Seizing the Online Learning Revenue Opportunity
MAY 3, 2016
Thought Industries' CEO Barry Kelly recently participated in a 60-minute webinar to discuss topics ranging from online learning revenue models to best practices around successful marketing and promotions for online learning. Online Learning Webinar Case Study Publishing Information Services B2B Content Licensing
Darwinianism in Online Learning
APRIL 10, 2013
It’s now six months since Harbinger Knowledge Products – makers of Raptivity®, the award-winning, rapid e-learning development software tool that comes with a library of pre-built customisable interactions, most of which are interactive – launched ‘Raptivity Evolve’ for its Raptivity [.]. eLearning eLearning tools interactive learning raptivity Raptivity Evolve
Top 5 Benefits of Online Learning
APRIL 6, 2016
According to enrollment information gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics’ Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, over 80% of classes were delivered entirely online in 2014. This number increased since then, and will continue to increase as online learning takes off. online learning
4 Traits of Successful Online Learning
B Online Learning
FEBRUARY 11, 2013
For many, the prospect of studying online for the first time can be daunting! However, those with experience in online learning would agree that online learning is supportive, flexible, personalised and collaborative. eLearning News eLearning Strategy Facilitating eLearning adult learning principles eLearning strategy social learning
Benchmarking Online Learning
AUGUST 25, 2015
WHAT KEEPS WORKERS FROM LEARNING ONLINE? 41% find current online learning not relevant to their need. 26% find learning content uninspiring. 22% learning objectives are not clear. WHAT DO LEARNERS VALUE HIGHLY FOR LEARNING? 49% live online learning. 47% self-paced e-learning. WHAT MOTIVATES STAFF TO LEARN ONLINE?
5 Tips to Personalize Online Learning Experiences
NOVEMBER 27, 2016
Every individual has their own style of learning. Developing an e-learning course concentrating on only one specific target audience might affect other learners. The solution for this problem is “Personalization” Personalized learning is used to target an individual learner rather than a group of learners. Personalize the Learning Order.
Reading: How should we measure online learning activity?
Dont Waste Your Time
AUGUST 2, 2016
I’m very interested in learning analytics in general, but probably more so in their application to how they can be used to benefit both the academic team (to help guide and improve the offered course) and the students so they can be used to help them guide and motivate them through the learning materials. This paper ‘ How should we measure online learning activity? ‘, from the ALT journal Research in Learning Technology , is a good place to start looking at the metrics involved, and how we should measure/interpret them too. 2016).
SA Water & B Online Learning Win LearnX Platinum for eLearning Adoption
B Online Learning
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
In this post find out the challenges faced by SA Water learning and development and how B Online Learning provided a solution using LearnFlex LMS and developing content with Articulate Storyline that led to a 2016 LearnX Platinum Award for Best eLearning Adoption. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning News eLearning Strategy LearnFlex Tips Learning Management System authoring tools design elearning eLearning course design instructional design LearnFlex learning management system storyline2
Online Learning Trends That You Can’t Ignore
MAY 12, 2016
Rapid advances in technology and modern workforce needs are transforming the way, workforce learning & training is delivered and training courses are created. Today’s tech-savvy, social and mobile learners are no longer interested in traditional classroom training and demand learning techniques that blends best with their current working style and outlook. Mobile learning.
4 Ways Emoticons Can Support Online Learning
AUGUST 24, 2016
Howcan we use them in online courses? Well, in e-learning courses, they can be used extensively in assessments, feedback pop ups, and when learners interact with each other, or with the trainer online. This gains the attention of learners and improves engagement in online learning. So, let’s check how emoticons can be used effectively in online learning. 1.
5 Ways to Add Excitement to Your Online Learning Offerings
SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
Employees who learn together can bond in creative environments and the result is an increased level of innovation in your company. Even though you may have transferred your learning options from traditional seminars with scheduled trainers to online programs, there are still ways you can build collaborations between online learners. It will be well worth your investment.