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Why do we need to know the hottest eLearning trends? Why not innovate learning with what we already have?

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Ladan Nikravan Senior Editor at MediaTec Publishing , asked the following question in a LinkedIn group that I follow, Chief Learning Officer Magazine. In your opinion, what are the best tools and trends currently on the market, and what would you advise your peers to adopt?”

The Haptics wave is coming!

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Greater immersion and engagement is directly proportional to the retention of learning and the effectiveness of the learning intervention. The affordability of these devices will make their adoption easier and more prevalent. GBL pedagogy. Linkedin Profile.

Blended Learning: The best of Video and ILT training

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Most of the corporate trainers seem to adopt blended learning; integrating specifically the best practices of video training blended with best principles of Instructor Led Training (ILT). It is a cost effective solution.

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MOOCs: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Headed

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The huge response to these courses ignited a fire under the entire education community – many people praised MOOCs for their ability to offer unprecedented access to education at a low cost, while many others criticized them for unsound pedagogy and lack of student accountability.

New MOOC Research: What the Findings Mean for Corporate Training

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MOOCs generate a huge amount of data, which can be collected and analyzed to gain insights into how people learn, what teaching methods are most effective, and many other areas related to learning. Pedagogy is more important than technology.

New Technologies Making MOOCs Even Better

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Early MOOCs were often nothing more than long video lectures with a few multiple choice questions at the end—if you read much MOOC literature, you will know that these early implementations were roundly criticized for their poor pedagogy and almost complete lack of meaningful learning experiences.

Strategies for Making the Transition from Instructor-Led Training to a MOOC

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In fact, research has shown that this is the least effective way to convert a traditional class into a MOOC. The MOOC development team usually includes several members of the L&D team, a technical support team, and often an outside consultant specializing in MOOC design and pedagogy.

MOOCs Treat All Learners the Same

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For education to be effective and engaging, it needs to be adaptable for the needs of individual learners. The take-home message is that a MOOC is not a pedagogy, it is a framework , and within that framework many things can happen, including learner-centered instruction.

Moving from Teacher to Facilitator | Social Learning Blog

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It’s in your mind One of the pioneers of adult learning theory, Malcom Knowles , explored the role of adult education and facilitation (andragogy) versus the traditional style of teaching children (pedagogy).

Ultimate eLearning terms you should know: Part 2 (M-Z)

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The rise of mLearning has also driven adoption of the Tin Can xAPI eLearning content standard which can track far more learning activities than older standards like SCORM. Defining clear objectives also helps to assess the effectiveness of a course after its completion.

Interview with Terry Anderson

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However, I’m not so thrilled about moving directly to commercial systems like Facebook or LinkedIn, due to privacy and ownership concerns. Terry: I think like any professional, distance educators need to know how to effectively use the tools of their trade.

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