How to Develop ELearners’ Critical Thinking Using LMS?

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How To Develop ELearners’ Critical Thinking Using LMS? Critical thinking, according to The Critical Thinking Community, is a process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning and communication. eLearning

Chunking Information to Design eLearning

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This blog post covers a recent online conversation I had with an attendee at one of our eLearning Design Essentials workshops. How do I convert a large training manual into a short eLearning module? The ‘nice to know’ information can then be included as links to further reading etc.

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Resources for Finding Out How Long it Takes to Develop eLearning

Kapp Notes

A question I am constantly asked is “How long does it take to develop…&# you can fill in the rest with Instructor-led training, elearning, simulations, etc. Several people have attempted to answer that question in 2003 I gathered data and information about the times it takes to develop instruction and then my colleague Robyn Defelice and I explored the idea in 2009. Design develop

eLearning as Part of an Informal Learning Strategy

Integrated Learnings

Do you have a similar story of unstructured, experiential, informal learning? Jay Cross, known for his informal learning research, tells us that approximately 80% of workplace learning occurs informally. In contrast, only 20% of organizations’ learning budgets go toward enhancing informal learning. And can eLearning become part of an investment in informal learning? He was on to something with his 3-minute eLearning methodology. By Shelley A.

Keeping the Learning Going

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Recently, I was talking to some friends of mine who work in learning and development and they were telling me that it’s coming up to that time of the year when everyone needs to retake their mandatory eLearning courses on privacy and bullying & harassment.

Blended Learning: What’s all the fuss about?

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eLearning Trends for 2018

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Every year around this time, we discuss the eLearning trends for the next year. These are the eLearning trends for 2018. If you missed our recent webinar on this topic, check out the recording for great information on the use of story and games.

The Magic of Microlearning

Association eLearning

A traditional eLearning course on car maintenance might be several hours long and have general divisions like, “Engine Maintenance,” “Tire Maintenance,” and so on. There’s lots of good information in there, but it’s not so great if you just want to know one thing.

Not All Micro-Learning is Created Equal

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They also fly in the face of the claim that “the shorter, the better,” as some eLearning gurus would have you believe. This number is likely a range found in many informal studies of video length. Training & Development elearning micro-learning training

Learning and Cognitive Load

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In summary, to assist learners in transferring information from their working memory to their long-term memory, we need to present the information in such a way that it reduces extraneous cognitive load (non-relevant items) and, if possible, increases germane cognitive load (items […].

3 Questions to Consider Before Developing New eLearning

Association eLearning

Developing new eLearning is a big undertaking. Having a solid grasp on your goals and resources keeps the project on target and getting these answers early on gives you the information you need to create a detailed plan. Why are you considering developing this eLearning?

Surf’s Up: Riding the Waves of eLearning Trends

Association eLearning

Every day there are new eLearning trends that absolutely must be implemented immediately. Stop drowning in information, consider this your surf board, to ride the waves of eLearning trends. Paddling, Popping up, Carving, and Wave Riding: Four Important eLearning Trends.

Practical eLearning Experience for Universities

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One of the great aspects of our Master eLearning Course is that it brings together people from a diverse range of industries and backgrounds and many are brand new to the eLearning space.

eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

If you’re new to eLearning or online training, it can seem like you’re wading through alphabet soup with all the various anagrams and terminology used in this industry. Grab a spoon, and let’s dig in to the soup, with this eLearning glossary.

When Misused Buzzwords Attack

Association eLearning

It’s important to realize that these can mean one thing to you and your association and something different to an eLearning vendor or instructional designer. With that said, let’s look at some common eLearning buzzwords. Is not : “Click here for more information.”. Interactive.

eLearning Glossary Part 2: More Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

Previously we dug into the alphabet soup of eLearning terms and acronyms. ADDIE- The ADDIE model is a process used by instructional designers and training developers offering guidelines for creating effective training. Review the current state and develop a plan for improvements.

How to Write Good Assessment Questions

Association eLearning

This is true whether you’re making an eLearning assessment or writing questions for a traditional in-classroom test. Randomize the order of the answer options, when possible (applies to eLearning). Introduce new information during an assessment or knowledge check.

Dense eLearning Isn’t Smart

Association eLearning

That’s not something you want to see in the feedback for your association’s eLearning. Luckily, there are ways to make eLearning more digestible, regardless of the subject matter. Think of your eLearning as a pool. Only include essential content in your eLearning.

I’m Glad Millennials Scare Learning and Development – Part 2

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It’s a crisis of outdated Learning and Development (L&D) practices. This is especially true if they had information thrown at them all at once in a single, content-dense sitting. Information overload is not a good thing.

Top 4 Things You Can Learn from Buzzfeed (and #2 will blow your mind!)

Association eLearning

These can help increase engagement and retention with your eLearning content. If BuzzFeed can make people excited about taking a quiz, wouldn’t it be great if you could do that with the quizzes in your eLearning?

Creating Real Engagement in eLearning

B Online Learning

In the eLearning space, a phrase that I see used a lot – to the point of overuse – by designers and developers is their ability to ‘create engaging eLearning experiences’. Authoring tools alone can’t create engaging eLearning, at least not without human input, so it’s up to us!

Don’t Just Tell, Show: the Value of Examples

Association eLearning

Uninspired eLearning tends to fail on both of these points. You could just tell them by sending out an e-mail or making an eLearning course full of animated text that lists all of the information. I found something interesting while cleaning off an old shelf recently.

Fighting Forgetfulness

Association eLearning

You put information in it to preserve and use later. When you need that information again you remember it, “taking it out of the fridge” so to speak. In your brain, unused information gets tossed out too. Fortunately, information doesn’t do that.

The student will become the master! But how? Adapting the Feynman 3-Step Mastery Technique to Online Learning

Association eLearning

When teachers and learners want to convey information quickly there’s always a temptation to rely on definitions and a sampling of big picture ideas to help the learner hit the ground running. So how can we apply this technique toward greater understanding in the eLearning arena?

Don’t Treat Beginners and Experienced Learners the Same Way

Association eLearning

Trying to create one-size-fits-all eLearning can lead to similar difficulties. Let’s look at the differences between how new and experienced learners process information. To her, each of the instructions conveyed a lot of information because she knew what they meant.

Education Balancing Act: Asynchronous, Synchronous, and Blended Learning

Association eLearning

What do you think of when you hear the term eLearning? There are many different types of eLearning, so it isn’t surprising that they can be divided into categories. Asynchronous refers to eLearning offerings you take on your own.

Where, Oh Where, Should Content On A Screen Go?

Association eLearning

The layouts and visual hierarchies of your organization’s eLearning courses can either help learners process information or leave them completely confused. Now let’s dive into how your organization can help make that happen in its eLearning.

Bridge the Skills-Gap with Competency Based Learning

Association eLearning

You become the go-to source of education and information for that field. Dear Associations, I am trying to get into a skilled labor position at company X. I have some experience but there are new rules and regulations and I just can’t keep up.

The Evolution of eLearning – A Science Geeks Perspective

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Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy Informal Learning Social Media adult learning principles authoring tools elearning eLearning content eLearning course design online learning rapid authoring tools storyline technologyIf you’ve had a chance to read my last blog you may have guessed that I have a general dislike for most formal education.

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4 Tips to Writing eLearning Scripts That Sing

Association eLearning

If you’re getting started on a new script for an eLearning course, you probably aren’t planning to create a “musical” experience. Here’s my take on the top 4 ways to make your eLearning scripts sing: 1. Okay, now back to your eLearning script.

The Content or the LMS? Which Comes First?

Association eLearning

Will they have blocks of time at their computer or will they be getting the information in snippets on their mobile devices? Once an LMS is selected, there is still time to continue developing content. You need both. Without content the LMS is an empty cookie jar.

eLearning Trends for 2015: Here to Stay or Go Away?

Association eLearning

Trends in eLearning come and go, but a good LMS is forever. Below is a list of eLearning trends we expect to see in 2015. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are definitely trending in eLearning. eLearning on one’s home computer is no longer enough.

Learning isn’t Linear

Association eLearning

That is to say, the foundational information one must gain to be a human is staggering compared to the refinement that comes later. Not just in terms of the information but also in the way it is presented. I heard a quote the other day that really got me thinking. “A

Knowledge Is in the Cards

Association eLearning

Maybe your association has some baseline information or compliance requirements that all members are supposed to know. If that same information is presented in a way that’s personally significant to a learner, it encourages them to “own” that knowledge and helps them grasp the nuances.

9 Google Search Hacks to Make eLearning Development A Whole Lot Easier

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One of the biggest pain points of eLearning development is not being able to quickly issues. The answer to almost all your eLearning questions are in Google, but you need to know how to find them. This post will go over how to find the eLearning problems with Google search.

Three essential components of participatory e-learning

The eLearning Nomad

When running face-to-face workshops while doing development work in Africa in the nineties and later, it was considered important that we use ‘participatory’ approaches instead of the commonly used top-down techniques like lecture-style presentation. It remains an essential part of the training philosophy in the development sector. Because training for development isn’t just about enhancing skills – it’s about empowerment. Developing strategies for action.

7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know

Association eLearning

As an Education Director, you see the writing on the wall, and have decided that eLearning is the answer your association’s needs. But wait…How will you explain eLearning to your Executive Director? Will you use this as a development tool?