8 Big Ideas To Plan, Design, Teach, And Assess An Effective eLearning Course

Dan Keckan

What are the big expectations that every Instructional Designer/educator needs in order to plan, design, teach, and assess a solid eLearning course?

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Course Ideas for Online Coaches and Mentors


Here are some ideas for making it work. In theory, a coach could set up a business simply by combining a payment method with the ability to schedule a one-on-one zoom meeting. Here are some ideas. The post Course Ideas for Online Coaches and Mentors appeared first on LearnDash.


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Learning by Watching: Social Cognitive Theory and Vicarious Learning

Origin Learning

Have you ever stood in front of a machine, with little or no idea about how to operate it – say at a self-check-in counter at an international airport that has its default language set to Dutch, or in front of a self-service kiosk for a tram that requires you to input information and money to print your ticket? What is Social Cognitive Theory? Bandura’s social learning theory stresses the importance of observational learning, imitation and modeling.

Learning theories

Ed App

Five Current Learning Theories. Learning theories unpack complex cognitive processes and provide useful mental models for educators to structure and design courses around, while also providing insights on best practice during and after learning experiences. Five Learning Theories.

How to Find Profitable Online Course Ideas


Inspired by the idea of teaching an online course, but not sure what to offer? However, as enthusiastic as someone may be about starting an online course , thinking of good online course ideas can be challenging. Maybe you’re fascinated by the theory of teaching and the mechanics behind operating an online business, but you struggle to find a good subject to teach. You need to find the one good idea that’s going to set your course out from anyone else’s.

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Great and small

E-Learning Provocateur

One pertinent example for L&D practitioners is pedagogy (formerly paedagogie ) which derives from the Hellenic words paidos for “child” and agogos for “leader” This etymology underscores our use of the word when we mean the teaching of children.

How to Teach Music Online & Monetize Your Skills (Guide)


Then you have to stop depending on your physical location and start teaching music online. Here’s what we’re covering: How teaching music online works. 2 How to Teach Music Online: 6 Steps. 3 What Music Lessons Can You Teach Online? 5 Teach Music Online With LearnWorlds.

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Bandura’s Social Learning Theory

Kapp Notes

Here are some thoughts and ideas related to Albert Bandura’s social learning theory. Bandura’s social learning theory indicates the effectiveness of human social models in influencing another to change behaviors, beliefs or attitudes, as well as social and cognitive functioning. The theory seeks to explain learning in a naturalistic setting as opposed to laboratory or contrived setting.

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Cyber Monday Ideas

Kapp Notes

So today is Cyber Monday and you are wondering just what you should order for that special Learning and Development person in your life…well I’ve got a few ideas all related to the gift of learning. The best thing you can give someone is new ideas, new thinking and new concepts. 2) The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook:Ideas into Practice. This book describes the concepts, ideas and theories behind the concept of gamification.

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Unravelling The Relevance Of Social Cognitive Theory in Online Learning


This leads us to the theory by psychologist Albert Bandura known as the ‘Social Cognitive Theory’. What is Social Cognitive Theory? Started as the ‘Social learning theory’ in the 1960s by Albert Bandura, it is widely used in psychology, education and communication domains. The theory throws light on how when people see a model performing a specific behavior, based on their observation they use this information to guide subsequent behaviors.

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. Teach the new material as simply as possible. Step One: Teach It Simply. As the old adage goes, “to teach is to learn twice”, and mastery comes to those who apply what they’ve learned. These are just a few ideas; I’d love to hear some of your own!

Demystify computing theory with new elearning

Sponge UK

NEWS: A new elearning programme to help teachers improve their knowledge and confidence in key aspects of computing theory is being launched in the UK. Teachers who are non-specialists in computing will benefit from the free resources, which introduce key computing concepts including examples and ideas for teaching this across the Key Stages. categoryid=2 The post Demystify computing theory with new elearning appeared first on Sponge UK.

Entrepreneur Camp for Instructional Designers: Teaching Disruption

Kapp Notes

The camp was wonderful, the students applied “thinking skills” to tackle the big idea of how to disrupt the instructional design process. Then entrepreneur Jan Bakker, the Co-Founder of QuizWorks discussed his journey to becoming an educational entrepreneur and how he quickly tests ideas and concepts to see if the potential buyer will but the idea or not…literally. It is a fascinating and motivating way to frame thinking and ideas.

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Learning, making and powerful ideas

Learning with 'e's

This is number 31 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. My last post explored Donald Norman''s ideas around perception and the design of every day objects. The Theory Not to be confused with constructivism, constructionism is a cognitive theory that relates to learning by making things. Bruner Scaffolding Theory 5.

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In theory.

Learning with e's

Any teacher training course worth its salt has a significant element of learning theory within its programme. There are many who are expert in learning and teaching though, who have scant appreciation that in technology mediated learning environments, things can be very different. There are many established theories and models we could use to explain learning and a few specialised theories about how learning can be enhanced and extended through electronic media.

Teaching artistry

Learning with 'e's

Passing colleagues were a little surprised to see me teaching in the art room, completely out of context. Normally I'm found teaching a session on educational theory or psychology, or information and communication technologies. Teaching an art lesson is therefore a little outside my comfort zone. The drawing session was a part of our BA degree in Education Studies, and the module we were teaching, 'Creativity in Education.' I taught my first art lesson today.

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Innovation at the Intersection of Technology and Teaching

TechSmith Camtasia

Director of Learning Technology Solutions Leif Nelson shares models of innovation, practical experience with managing change, and thoughts about where innovative teaching and technology will converge in higher education. During the industrial revolution it was reborn in a positive light, as a new or different idea or improvement. There is some common ground between these two theories and the attributes that make innovation successful.

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We learn by teaching

Learning with 'e's

Although I am employed to teach, I consider it something of a disappointment if I don't learn something myself during my teaching sessions. Some might complain that 'only the expert has a right to teach', or that 'students should not be allowed to go off and find out for themselves', but sadly, this is really missing the point. There is an old Latin aphorism - Doscendo discimus - which means, we learn by teaching. If you want them to learn, get them to teach.

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4 lessons Mr Miyagi can teach learning designers

Pure Learning

Give people a good balance between theory and practise; if you load them just with theory, you can’t expect them to perform straight away in the real world. A great way to ensure balance between theory and practice is to use methods such as Spaced Repetition. My childhood was full of kids responding with “Wax On, Wax Off” while learning something new and having no idea why what they learned was relevant. Daniel-san, of course, immediately asks “Could you teach me?”.

Work as Improv Theater: Teaching the Right-Brained Learner.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Work as Improv Theater: Teaching the Right-Brained Learner by Jon on January 11, 2011 in Informal Learning , social learning The idea that right brained thinkers will dominate business in the coming century has been gaining momentum since it was first popularized several years ago by Dan Pink in his bestselling book A Whole New Mind.

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How Do You Teach Innovation?

CLO Magazine

It’s not just about teaching people to create great products, said David Robertson, senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management on innovation and product design. “It’s It’s about teaching them to identify real problems in the customer value chain, then to build solutions that solve them,” said Robertson, also host of the SiriusXM weekly radio show “Innovation Navigation.” Great companies are the ones where people can’t wait to share ideas,” he said.

What Can Charlie Sheen Teach Us About Internal Marketing? | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS What Can Charlie Sheen Teach Us About Internal Marketing? People pay way more attention to ideas and comments that are “out there,” and therefore memorable, than to those that are staid and commonplace, and therefore boring.

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What Can March Madness Teach Us About Blended Learning? | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS What Can March Madness Teach Us About Blended Learning? View the video below to get an idea of how important on-floor communication between teammates is in basketball. by Paul on March 23, 2011 in Classroom Learning , Video , blended learning Opening weekend of March Madness is over. Yes, it hurts just typing it.

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Supporting online learners

Learning with 'e's

If you're new to online teaching, or are revisiting it, do consider spending an hour of your time to browse through the ideas in this module. Photo by Steve Wheeler I have just published a third module in my series on digital learning for the ZilLearn platform.

Teaching and learning through dialogue

Learning with 'e's

A few months ago, I wrote a blog post entitled '' Learning as dialogue '' which was essentially about how students can learn through conversation and by discussing their ideas with each other. Learning with ''e''s: Educational Theory and Practice in the Digital Age is published by Crown House Publishing, ISBN 13 978-1845909390 Photo by Steve Wheeler Teaching and learning through dialogue by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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Theories for the digital age: Paragogy

Learning with 'e's

This is due to the challenge that ‘students teaching themselves’ might pose to the privileged knowledge and power structures many formal educational institutions continue to hold in such high regard. There are now a variety of new ways we can create peer networks, learn from each other and share our ideas. 2002) Digital Hemlock: Internet Education and the Poisoning of Teaching.

Stop selling training the wrong way: 5 ideas to help you sell more courses


While you may be able to estimate what your online training is worth to customers, it can be helpful to learn about the different pricing strategies (and theories) available. Spoonfeeding them information is a sure way to bore them and have them forget what you’re trying to teach. Free guide on how to Conceptualize elearning ideas. The post Stop selling training the wrong way: 5 ideas to help you sell more courses appeared first on Elucidat.

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The Learning Styles Myth

Association eLearning

As a student, I was consistently challenged to find new ways to teach a subject based on learning styles. Ideas such as banging out rhythms to help memorize multiplication tables, or using Legos to teach fractions were applauded during college as the right way to reach all learners. This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t try new approaches to engage whomever you are teaching (our favorite is gamification), but you no longer need fret about whether they learn best by style.

Can we teach digital literacies?

Learning with 'e's

There is a disconnect between teaching and learning. We are at the mercy of the curriculum of our time, and also the whims of the teaching staff who were in charge of our education. If we did, we would probably be adherents of the largely discredited Digital Natives theory. I think schools definitely have a role to play, but it may not be direct teaching of certain things, because not everything that is learnt can be taught.

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A Theory of Fun

Clive on Learning

A Theory of Fun by Raph Koster (Paraglyph Press, 2005), is aimed at games designers, but as Raph reminds us "games serve as fundamental and powerful learning tools", so I guess all of us in learning and development are games designers to some extent. A Theory of Fun is a fun book to read. This impressed me enormously - it's own thing to write fluently on a subject that interests you; it's another completely to come up with more than a hundred ways of visualising your ideas.

We’re the Same, But We Like Different

Dashe & Thomson

Doug Rohrer, a psychologist at the University of South Florida, has looked very closely at the learning style theory over the last several years and has found no evidence to suggest that multiple learning styles exist among different people. Both psychologists recommend scrapping the learning style theory altogether, and instead, believe we should figure out similarities in how our brains learn, rather than differences. Well, apparently mixing things up is still a good idea.

Marisa Murgatroyd Teaches How to Build a Mission Focused Experience Product Instead of a Low Engagement Information Product


Marisa Murgatroyd teaches how to build a mission focused experience product instead of a low engagement information product in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Marisa: And then once you nail that idea, like you have a sense of what you really do and who you serve and you get some experience with sales, you can go to Call Me. So I started to get obsessed with this idea of how do I get people results?

Here’s an idea to free college: 100% asynchronous based courses (self-paced), yeah e-learning

eLearning 24-7

In its current form of students going to class at brick and mortar locations, paying astronomical tuition, high debts load and so forth, yes the idea of free college while idealistic, is not going to happen. Thus, the idea that it is not feasible, goes right out the window. A book on the theory of nursing or how to do X in nursing isn’t going to be recalled or relevant when the person is a nurse or about to become one. . Moving forward with new ideas. .

Theories for the digital age: Paragogy

Learning with 'e's

This is due to the challenge that ‘students teaching themselves’ might pose to the privileged knowledge and power structures many formal educational institutions continue to hold in such high regard. There are now a variety of new ways we can create peer networks, learn from each other and share our ideas. 2002) Digital Hemlock: Internet Education and the Poisoning of Teaching.

Memorable Ways to End an eLearning Course

Integrated Learnings

Here are a few ideas I’ve either tried myself or seen in others’ courses. If the purpose of the lesson was to teach a process, present a simple diagram that summarizes the main steps. This is similar to the story idea above. Instructional Design Engagement Recency eLearning Learning Theory Cognitive TheoryBy Shelley A. Gable. The recency effect tells us that people are more likely to remember information from the end of a sequence.

5 Web Design Rules That Can Teach You Everything You Need to Know About eLearning

SHIFT eLearning

These web design rules can teach you everything you need to know about eLearning design and connect you with an industry that has already fine tuned this field. Rather than feed learners content, design courses that allow them to explore concepts and ideas, try them out in different scenarios, and engage in inquiry based learning. Getting this visible message right is just as important, if not more, than the instructional design and learning theory.

Games in Learning: Review of Grockit.com

Dashe & Thomson

With that in mind, I’ve been reading up on how schools and educational companies have been using new technologies in their teaching methods. One of the most interesting ideas I came across was detailed in a Technology article from the Wall Street Journal , reviewing a new web-based test prep company called Grockit. Gaming Theory elearning Informal Learning interactive learning peer-to-peer learning social learning social learning theory web-based training

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