7 Common Reasons for eLearning Course Drop-Outs

Your Training Edge

One of the common reasons why students drop out from eLearning courses is that they have false expectations about the work involved. Once our subconscious mind has already associated the work involved with pain, we’ll do our best to find excuses to quit. 3. The Lack of Knowledge, Skills, and Prerequisite Experience. Every single online educational material should clearly state the knowledge, skills, and prerequisite experience that’s required from prospective students.

Adaptive Thinking, Deliberate Practice, and Complexity

ID Reflections

Work vs play : Characteristically, deliberate practice feels more like work and is more effortful than casual performance. Now the question remains, how will this help knowledge workers deal with complex and chaotic challenges that are unprecedented? In today’s workplace where Knowledge Work is characterized by: Complexity Ambiguity Novelty Diversity (of opinions, people, issues, domains, technology, etc.)

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Seven Things I Learned This Year

Tony Karrer

And the system itself is growing with sites like Social Media Informer. What I wrote more about in 2010 than past years: Text-to-Speech (8) OCW (3) SharePoint (8) eLearning Strategy (16) eLearning Tools (34) Corporate eLearning (18) Knowledge Worker (8) Authoring Tools (8) Voice (15) Knowledge Work (4) Captivate (11) Adobe Captivate (6) Enterprise 2.0 (6)

Work Skills Keeping Up?

Tony Karrer

In New Work and New Work Skills , I discuss the fact that most of us have not participated in formal learning since college on foundational knowledge work skills - especially metacognitive skills. Tilde Effect - gap between available tools and methods and the average capabilities of concept workers due to the ad hoc nature of work skills acquisition. 85 percent agree that not being able to access the right information at the right time is a huge time-waster.