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Guide to Good Online Learning


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.

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Online Learning Conference: eLearning Development

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

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


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

Experiencing eLearning

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


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.

Anticipating Risk in Online Learning

Association eLearning

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

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

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What is our role in online learning?

eLearning 24-7

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. 

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10 Benefits of Online Learning

Growth Engineering

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

Growth Engineering

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

Growth Engineering

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.

Why online learning is better than in-person learning


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.

Advanced Technologies Needed to Foster Online Learning - Interview with Ryan Tracey


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

Online Learning Trends and Challenges


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.

The Flipped Classroom: Online learning Enhances Face-to-Face Corporate Training

Lambda Solutions

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

Allison Rossett

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.

#OER #mobile and online learning videos

Ignatia Webs

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.

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BUSTED: Online Learning Myths [INFOGRAPHIC]


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.

Making Money with Moodle - The Business Case for Online Learning

Lambda Solutions

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.

10 Things…Online Learning Conference Presentation Notes

Kapp Notes

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 – What you need to know

Growth Engineering

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.

Online Learning Tools to Improve Studying Process

Web Courseworks

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!

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The Neuroscience of Gamification in Online learning

Growth Engineering

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

Lambda Solutions

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 tips for improving retention with online learning

Growth Engineering

If you’re a learning manager responsible for delivering training to hundreds of employees, you’ll have a pretty keen idea of the importance of knowledge retention. Well, pretend you’re not a learning manager for a minute, and let’s take a look at the issue through a learner’s eyes. Remember what it was like trying to learn something new? Try a blended learning approach.

Darwinianism in Online Learning


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

On-Demand Webinar: Seizing the Online Learning Revenue Opportunity

Thought Industries

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

Top 5 Benefits of Online Learning

Lambda Solutions

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

SA Water & B Online Learning Win LearnX Platinum for eLearning Adoption

B Online Learning

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

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4 Traits of Successful Online Learning

B Online Learning

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

Jay Cross

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?

Online Learning Trends That You Can’t Ignore


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.

The Current Landscape of Online Learning in Higher Education

Lambda Solutions

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.

Call for papers: mobile and online learning #CfP

Ignatia Webs

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).

Getting Your Association’s Board Behind Online Learning

Association eLearning

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).