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. Online learners are not excited by our factoids, stock photos and effects.
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? Moodle helps this process by allowing education instituties to offer their online courses – even entire online learning programs – at a profit.
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.
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. There are many ways of creating a video-based learning module. Here are three strategies that have shown exceptionally positive response from our cauldron of online learning experience.
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. Here are three simple ideas to help you get started with using gamification in your online learning.
What is our role in online learning?
SEPTEMBER 19, 2015
The question in what is the role of online learning in today’s world? 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? But the “learn” part is the key here, because learning means many things, especially when it is utilized in the online world. E-Learning 24/7.
Online Learning: Graphic Design on a Budget
APRIL 3, 2017
No matter the industry, graphic design is an irreplaceable puzzle piece in your online learning strategy. create online courses Course Design Creative Online Learning
Why Engagement in Online Learning Matters
MARCH 24, 2017
Online Learning without engagement is like a car without an engine. Keep reading to find out how you can turbocharge engagement in online learning! So, what is engagement and how does it lead to successful online learning? Engagement paradise of course!
The student will become the master! But how? Adapting the Feynman 3-Step Mastery Technique to Online Learning
APRIL 5, 2017
So how can you ensure that they are internalizing the material, rather than simply memorizing what’s on the surface to pass the course? As the old adage goes, “to teach is to learn twice”, and mastery comes to those who apply what they’ve learned.
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.
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.
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. If you’re considering moving to online learning solutions, it’s important to know why. Online environments are dynamic.
The Worst eLearning Course Ever
SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
Instead, I built a monster course that showcases a number of these violations in all of their infamy. Start with clear learning objectives, manage the content density, and be mindful of the visual design. You read the title correctly.
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? Will you have enough people to help with course creation, managing your LMS, marketing your courses? Risk 4: Bad course design.
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.
Top 21 Online Learning Websites You Should Know About
DECEMBER 12, 2016
Are you new to e-learning courseware development? Never developed an online learning before? Have no formal skills in crafting e-learning materials? Developing learning material that is effective can be a little daunting for first-timers. Mobile Learning.
Active and Passive Online Learning
APRIL 4, 2015
Posted in Course Development Course Support Uncategorized. Just because your course is online doesn’t mean that learners simply sit and watch a video. 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. E-Learning Pain Point #1: Courses are Boring. I review a lot of courses during the year. E-Learning Pain Point #2: Developers Have Limited Skills & Resources.
Simulations in Online Learning
Your Training Edge
APRIL 10, 2017
Simulations are also useful in online learning. Online learning has changed the way we impart knowledge to participants all over the world, but it has also created some unique problems. Now consider how you can use virtual simulations to reinforce learning.
Crash Course For Constructive Feedback
OCTOBER 6, 2016
Luckily, we can learn how to give good feedback. The post Crash Course For Constructive Feedback appeared first on Knowledge Direct. Feedback is a wonderful thing, when you can understand it. When you can’t… To quote Captain Jack Sparrow, “Well that’s even more than less than unhelpful.”
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. Enhance collaborative 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. Mobile learning. Smaller sized content also enables them to absorb and retain the training courses in a better way.
How to succeed with online learning for colleges and universities
JANUARY 3, 2013
If you are a bricks and mortar college or university, you may be considering offering online courses. When you ask folks what was the first 100% online university most will say the University of Phoenix. The first was Jones International, which also was the first accredited online university. After Jones International, the number of “for-profit” online universities started to pop up everywhere. Research on online universities. F ree Courses.
3 Halloween Tricks that Deliver Scary Online Learning Experiences
OCTOBER 25, 2016
This Halloween, as an e-learning professional, you should be aware of 3 snares that are bound to scare learners away from your online course. Assign online courses to all learners. You can multiply the “misery effect” by writing unclear learning objectives.
eLearning: Google Gets Into Online Learning with "Power Searching with Google" Course
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JULY 10, 2012
Starting today (July 10), you can take a free virtual course called "Power Searching with Google" straight from the folks at Google. The virtual course will be spread over two weeks and consist of six 50-minute interactive lessons. " You can learn more and sign up for the course here.
Growth of online learning
APRIL 24, 2014
In recent years, online learning has exponentially increased in popularity. Technological innovations have enabled people of all ages to learn from a distance and by utilizing a variety of different mediums; from video tutorials to info graphics and slideshows.
Metacognition for Effective Online Learning
JULY 20, 2015
Metacognition is the knowledge about one’s own learning. It is also all about understanding how to learn effectively, in a limited amount of time, using strategies that are corrected over time. You need to create autonomous and self-starting learners, who are responsible for their own learning and are willing to share the synthesized version of their knowledge with peers. Explain this process of self-awareness in the form of a short tutorial in the beginning of your course.
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.
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. Increase in learning apprehension because multiple learning styles can be addressed (audio, video, reading, and writing).
LMS: The Essential Online Learning Tool
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
Why are learning management systems so important to education? An LMS (or Learning Management System) is a package that enables students to receive learning content and educational resources to continue their educational endeavors online.
5 Reasons Why Online Learning Engages Employees in Training
MARCH 22, 2017
Of course you have. This means a company employing 100 people doles out $100,000 on learning and development, and an organization with 100,000 employees spends $1 million yearly on training. By offering online learning-based employee training.
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. Set up ways for employees taking the same course modules to work together on presentations. Incorporate gamification into your online learning programs.
Strategies for Corporate Online Learning Success: Improving Learners’ Attitude and Organizational Support
JUNE 8, 2015
There are many benefits of training and online learning in the corporate sector and no one can question the need for training initiatives. More often than not, the two main culprits are: Learners’ apathy towards learning and lack of organizational support. e-Learning
Are Online Courses as Effective as In-Person Education?
MARCH 22, 2017
On one hand, the rapid growth of Internet technologies has seen a corresponding growth in online education. A 2015 survey by Babson Survey Research Group found that online students grew by nearly 4% over the previous year. The most obvious impact is: “Are students learning?”