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.
Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy
GAMIFICATION AND YOUR ENTERPRISE LEARNING STRATEGY W O R K B O O K GA I ION AND YOUR E I LEARNING STRATEGY W O R K B O O K 2Table of Contents. Aligning Gamification with Corporate Goals and Learning Strategies.5 5 Step Gamification Work-plan.5 on how it can fit within your learning strategy, or how it can support your business goals. learning modules. Conclusion.16
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
#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.
Online Learning – What you need to know
MAY 19, 2016
What is Online Learning? Online Learning, eLearning, Distance Education; call it what you will, training employees online has grown to become a multi-billion-dollar industry. Despite its success, many business leaders and decision makers are still unclear about what online learning actually is, and misconceptions about price and effectiveness are still rife.
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.
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!
The Neuroscience of Gamification in Online learning
APRIL 7, 2016
We recently looked at the neuroscience behind social learning and we enjoyed it so much, we’re diving headfirst into the ol’ grey matter once again! We’ve spoken a lot about gamification in online learning. Gamification involves creating a narrative around the learning activity that describes why the task is relevant to the learner. The hippocampus controls recall.
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.
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
5 Ways Online Learning is Vital to Education
MAY 12, 2013
If you ever need to make the case for online learning in your classroom, then this article is for you. The benefits of a blended, online learning component in education are too great to ignore. In some ways, educational institutions are doing their students an extreme disservice if they ignore online learning in their institution. Learning professionals know the benefits of elearning from top to bottom, but sometimes it’s nice to be reminded of some specific examples. blended learning elearning 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
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.
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?
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
The Current Landscape of Online Learning in Higher Education
FEBRUARY 24, 2016
As online learning rapidly expands its reach, there is a growing investement in research on different models of online learning, along with their success rates. ExtensionEngine recently released a report on the different online learning models for generating revenue in higher education, based on the activities of 136 higher-ed institutes across the U.S.
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).
Making Money with Moodle - The Business Case for Online Learning
MARCH 29, 2016
Did you know you can use the Moodle learning management system to make money? Universities, private colleges, technical institutes and all kinds of private online learning providers can offer courses commit a lot of time, effort, and money into developing their online learning programs, increasing the amount of pressure on learning departments to turn a profit.
Getting Your Association’s Board Behind Online Learning
APRIL 17, 2014
Understandably, some association executives have anxiety about the type of resistance they may face when presenting online learning to their board for the first time. How you go about presenting eLearning concepts to the board is critical and can greatly affect your ability to gain approval to move forward with online member education. Make it about the members (need/want).
Call for papers: mobile and online learning #CfP
JANUARY 21, 2016
EDEN Annual Conference 2016, Budapest Re-Imagining Learning Environments Dates: 14-17 June 2016 Venue: Budapest, Hungary More information/website here. Networking and interactivity, sharing and discussion will be core aspects of the conference experience, focusing on what you can learn from and with your peers. Important dates: Proposals need to be submitted by 30 January 2016. 2007).
Call for papers #MOOC and #online learning focus
DECEMBER 16, 2014
Education, the event aims to be an opportunity to gather European actors involved in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), from policy makers to practitioners to researchers. lessons learned); Papers aimed at connecting academic traditions and cultures from European and other regions (e.g. It makes new forms of collaborative and personalized learning experiences reality.
Active and Passive Online Learning
APRIL 4, 2015
Just because your course is online doesn’t mean that learners simply sit and watch a video. Yes, the lecture hall style of online learning is out and fun, interactive, meet other cool people and remember the point of learning is IN. Find out more about active and passive online learning. What is ACTIVE LEARNING and […].
How to Avoid These Three Pain Points for Online Learning
MAY 17, 2016
The other day someone asked what I thought the three top pain points were for online training or elearning. Learning Pain Point #1: Courses are Boring. Ideally you’re able to align the content and learning objectives to the appropriate activities. Learning Pain Point #2: Developers Have Limited Skills & Resources. Upcoming E-Learning Events. SOLD OUT.