Ultimate List of Online Course Providers
JULY 24, 2014
The infographic below, created by Springest , provides a pretty comprehensive list of all the resources you have at your disposal for finding information on the topic of your choice. Chances are that at some point you have considered taking an online course (or perhaps you already have). The process for finding the right course is similar for most people, which goes something like: 1.
Where ELearning is Headed
APRIL 27, 2016
Software providers need to gain a better understanding of the devices that people will be using to access content created with their solution. In a recent interview I was asked where I think the elearning industry is headed in the years to come. While I would never claim to be all knowing about the movements in the elearning industry, I do have an eye for spotting trends over time.
Why Infographics are Good for ELearning
FEBRUARY 17, 2015
For example, you may come across pictures or graphics that don’t necessarily relate to the content directly, or don’t provide any real value and are distractions. By way of example, consider the infographic below that provides details on why infographics are so popular. Graphics can often make or beak an online course. Why use graphics in the first place?
6 Gamification Benefits You Should Know
MARCH 28, 2016
Well, here are six benefits to consider: Provides Instant Feedback – learners instantly receive feedback on their understanding of the course content which in turn highlights what they need to spend more time reviewing. Many elearning programs benefit from having some form of gamification incorporated into their courses. Why Use Gamification? Reference: EIDesign. gamification
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
but might be a little vague in providing concrete actions, so you’ll need to dig a bit deeper. Providing OTS courseware in these situations has several advantages. OTS curriculum, it’s fairly easy to provide training to individuals or groups whenever you. While the mainstream social media platforms can provide opportunities for. Seven Simple Secrets to. capital. You’re.
Google Classroom – Should You Use It?
AUGUST 28, 2014
The infographic below (provided by Google), gives 10 tips for effectively using the Google Classroom tool in you classroom. As we all know, Google is a force in many different facets of our daily lives. It only makes sense that they also have their involvement within education. Most notably, the Google Classroom program. This evolution of Google makes sense. online learning
Blended Learning Success Tips
APRIL 6, 2015
Make sure to schedule in-person mentoring with learners to offer advice, get feedback, and provide actionable coaching. Blended learning can be extremely effective when implemented properly. Problem is, sometimes the full potential of blended learning isn’t always realized. There can be a variety of factors for this, but usually it has to do with execution. Tip #1: Implement Variety.
Adobe Joins LMS Space Late
AUGUST 6, 2015
Their announcement article provides the specifics if you’re interested in the promotional details. If you haven’t heard yet, recently Adobe announced that they too will be trying their luck in the learning management system market. They shared this via their blog just a couple of days ago. Adobe is surprisingly quite late to the game. Solve learner engagement problem.
ADDIE Model Explained [INFOGRAPHIC]
JULY 31, 2013
This model is one of (if not the) most popular structures used by training designers today. As you can expect, it has received a lot of attention from the community – some criticizing it, others providing praise. For those of you who are new to the field, or just want a reminder, the infographic below (provided by Nicole Legault) provides a nice overview.
New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends
technology providers. other areas in which organizations give learning technology providers failing grades. 11 Research Summary About Brandon Hall Group Brandon Hall Group is a HCM research and advisory services firm that provides insights around key performance areas, including Learning and. Your membership provides you with personal connections to fellow professionals.
Reasons to use Infographics in ELearning
DECEMBER 28, 2015
Sometimes we can provide too much information to learners which makes it more difficult to communicate the key takeaways. ELearning often boasts a variety of media to convey key points. In fact, it’s not uncommon for a single course to include videos, charts, graphs, audio, text, and diagrams. Each media method is designed for a specific purpose. Putting Information Into Graphics.
Do Colors Matter in ELearning?
JULY 13, 2014
To examine this concept a bit further, SHIFT ELearning released an infographic that provides a high-level summary regarding the possible colors that can be selected for your training, and the potential impact that they might have. With so much attention given to elearning today, the seemingly minor details start to take on a greater significance. elearning instructional design
5 Critical Needs Met By Blended Learning
MARCH 23, 2015
The folks at Origin Learning attempt to provide us with this reason – actually five reasons. As is often on this site, I have written about the benefits of using a blended learning approach when delivering course content. Whether it’s in education or the corporate setting, the advantages of using a live and virtual strategy for presenting materials have proven to be beneficial.
ELearning Evolution The Past 10 Years
JUNE 9, 2014
There have been other advancements worth noting though, and that is what the infographic below depicts (originally provided by Inside Academic Technology ). It is hard to believe that 2004 was a decade ago. ELearning was really starting to take-off at this point, especially given the overhaul of the former SCORM protocol that used to dominate elearning. ed tech elearning
Training Consumed in 60 Seconds: Microlearning Is Made For Today's Growing Teams
learners to fill in the blanks and provide examples from their own lives (we call. Training the Trainer: How to Create Microlearning Why microlearning matters We live in a world of distractions. In order to drive outcomes, learning. needs to cut through the noise. Microlearning is the answer. And the. most important component of microlearning is the content itself. method starts. Read on.
Why Use Tech in Classrooms
JULY 28, 2016
Another major benefit to infusing classrooms with education focused technology is that it provides easier and faster ways for students (and teachers) to share information. Studies have shown that ed tech can provide positive returns when implemented properly. Educational institutions are often some of the first to use new technology in a learning environment. ed tech
2013 Hottest E-Learning Trends [INFOGRAPHIC]
JUNE 9, 2013
The infographic below, provided by KnowledgeOne, details some of the latest and emerging trends in 2013 as they relate to elearning. Advances in technology generally define the latest trends in any industry, and the elearning industry is no different. Some of the more significant trends include: Gamification - This is arguably one the most exciting developments.
5 Must-Read Mobile Learning Articles
JUNE 11, 2015
If you are interested in doing the same, or perhaps you just want to learn more about mobile learning, then the articles below provide a good overview. While the term “elearning” generally encompasses all electronic learning channels, in recent years people have made it a point to make a distinction of mobile learning (sometimes called mlearning). mobile learning
Guide to Online Course Design [INFOGRAPHIC]
SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
These theories can range from actionable steps to philosophical diatribes, both of which provide their use, but equally are confusing as to where to begin. Naturally, not every item is an absolute necessary (many of which will depend on your needs), but they all do provide value for your online courses. Enter the “Guide to Online Course Design” infographic by MindFlash.
Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program
would love to provide, we need a change. We must go beyond providing great content. to instead take responsibility for providing. Totara, an open source LMS), provides structure. Our platform provides. well beyond providing content to include. provide the manager with talking points. We provide practice guides to help Sue. We now. Right?
26 Ways To Facilitate Learning
APRIL 6, 2014
Provide – Give the students with the tools to connect the dots. Watch them work and provide guidance. There are many different instructional design techniques available today, and as such it is can be difficult to determine which one is best for the content you are presenting. Below are 26 techniques, as originally detailed by Mia MacMeekin. 26 Techniques For Guiding Learning.
5 Reasons Why MOOCs Provide Little Real Value
FEBRUARY 17, 2013
However, allow me to play “devil’s advocate” for a moment and provide an alternative perspective on MOOCs. Lately there have been a lot of articles and opinions circulating the internet on why massive-open-online-courses (or MOOCs) are the next greatest thing, but I’m not entirely convinced that is the case (not yet anyhow). Consider the following: 1. elearning MOOC
9 Common ELearning Design Mistakes
MAY 18, 2014
Sometimes it is okay to just give the relevant information without providing the entire thought process behind the content. Nobody is perfect, and neither is elearning. With every implementation that I have been a part of, there have been some lessons learned. I don’t see this as a bad thing, but rather just another reason why the elearning industry is so great. Too much text.
Micro-Learning’s Meteoric Rise
MAY 11, 2015
This will provide you with actionable feedback as to what is useful going forward. In recent years there has been more discussion around the micro-learning concept. Specifically, the demand for micro-learning has been on the rise. But what is micro-learning? Micro-learning involves the reorganizing of training programs into several short courses instead of one large course.
How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy
providing an opportunity to practice the skills required. here is to ensure your training program provides individual attention and im- mediate feedback for trainees. INSTANT ACCESS TO CONTENT IN THE FIELD Provide learning content in both push and pull modalities to accommodate a. Always look for a LMS that provides an off-the-shelf integration with your CRM. ENABLEMENT?
Compelling Reasons to Use Gamification
DECEMBER 2, 2014
Safe to Fail - When activities and games (in the form of simulations) are utilized, it provides the learner with a safe opportunity to fail and learn. Gamification can often be seen as “fluff” in an online course, and this is actually hard to argue with when the gaming elements are implemented incorrectly. Granted this is one study, but others have also shown similar success.
Building Meaningful Assessments [INFOGRAPHIC]
AUGUST 7, 2013
Detailed in the infographic below (provided by McGrawHill Education, and designed by Santosh Kushwaha), these areas include: Assessment Types. could go into each one of these areas, but I believe the infographic provides a good explanation and overview of each. I think the one overall takeaway for each of these items is that their use can vary by situation. Question Types.
9 Effective Instructional Design Tactics
MARCH 26, 2014
Reinforcing Effort & Providing Recognition - Instructors should help students see the relationship between effort, achievement, and recognition. 4. Setting Objectives & Providing Feedback - Encourage the use of SMART objectives and then provide feedback against these same objectives. 8. There are many theories on instructional design best practices. 2000). Marzano, R.J.
10 Types of Learners in ELearning
AUGUST 7, 2014
For example, remembering that some people are dependent learners may drive you to create a robust “frequently asked questions” page, and to provide plenty of avenues for follow-up questions. One of the great things about elearning is that it can be delivered consistently to anyone who takes the course. However, what is unpredictable is the audience. elearning
Are your managers ready for a world without formal performance reviews?
GIVING FEEDBACK: I provide constructive. SETTING. EXPECTATIONS: My team members are clear on. their roles & responsibilities. 2. DELEGATING: I eﬀectively identify tasks that. others can take on to develop their. capabilities and free my time for. more strategic activities. 3. COACHING: I support my team members by. challenging and encouraging them. to think for themselves and take.
Gamification 101 – The Basics
NOVEMBER 11, 2013
Gamification is the use of game elements in any context that is non-game related, usually by providing rewards and by fostering user interaction with the learning material. Gamification is all the rage these days, but not everyone is up-to-speed on what gamification is and how it can be used to supplement elearning. Which is the purpose of this post. What is it? Badges. Levels. Leaderboards.
ELearning People You Should Know
MARCH 26, 2015
The infographic below (created by MatrixLMS ) provides a brief biography for thought-leaders in the elearning industry, as well as their twitter handle. In any industry it’s good to be connected. Thought leaders help you learn about new technology, trends, and strategies so that you too can improve your craft. Websites of the Professionals Listed Below. Craig Weiss – [link].
Flipped-Classroom: Future of Education? [INFOGRAPHIC]
JULY 11, 2013
In fact, according to one study (see infographic below provided by WeAreTeachers), despite the new technology, 70% of teachers have not yet flipped their classroom. In most cases, teachers avoid it because they don’t feel that their students have reliable access to the proper technologies. Still, the barriers to entry are becoming less of a hazard. Nonetheless, the future is bright.
4 Reasons to Use Gamification
FEBRUARY 16, 2014
Consider the following four reasons (as originally shared by PeopleFluent ): Gamification provides instant access to performance feedback. Gamification is growing in popularity as it has shown that it can produce measurable results if implemented properly. That said, the adoption of gamification can be a slow process depending on the organization. It can be quite overwhelming and unclear.
New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model
performance at the point of need: • 4x more likely to provide staff with. 23% agree that managers provide active support in application of learning in the. The Top Deck provide more evidence on how to actively support learning in the workflow: 90% expect managers to take responsibility for. Does it provide tips, tools and checklists at the moment of need? In-Focus.
Formative vs. Summative Assessment
DECEMBER 15, 2015
Formative assessment involves activities that measure and provide feedback during the learning process. Formative assessment examples include: Providing verbal or written summaries. Whether you are creating an elearning course or content for live training, there is a good chance that you will have some form of assessment mixed within the material. Reference: Michaels & Associates.
7 Awesome Advantages of ELearning
DECEMBER 9, 2013
Those of us who are actively involved in the elearning are well aware of the advantages elearning can provide to an organization , and to the individual, and in the past year or so, these advantages are becoming recognized among the general public. The flexible nature of elearning means that we are likely to encounter it in everyday life. Source: learningpool.com. elearning
9-Step Instructional Process that Just Works
AUGUST 29, 2013
The steps are not meant to be absolute rules, but they do provide a a good place to start during the creation process. Provide Learner Guidance – Provide guidance strategies like examples, case studies, apologies, and mnemonic devices to help learners store the new information in their long-term memories. 6. References: Nicole Legault. instructional design training
10 Simple E-Learning Design Tips
JULY 14, 2013
Avoid clutter, provide ample rooms for margins, and be consistent. 3. Watch Alignment: Key for guiding the eye, providing proper spacing, and avoiding clutter. 8. There is a thin line between creating elearning that is effective and creating a course that misses the mark. The ten items below should be used as a starting block for your training. 10 Elearning Design Tips. 1.
The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change
development, provides better data on. and providing the resources and support. effectively, monitor performance on a day- to-day basis, and provide timely feedback. Means: We have to have a way to provide an ongoing. ManagementPlus portal We provide detailed reporting on results and. 1Why Your Company Will Need to. moving from traditional performance. it happen.