Merging Pedagogy & Instructional Game Design

InSync Training

Gamification and game-based training are two topics trending in learning and performance. Many organizations have yet to embrace these approaches because there’s a perception that fun doesn’t equate to real learning. BYTE SESSION RECAP.

Connected pedagogy: Smart technology

Learning with e's

The theme of the conference is 'connecting through educational technology' - this echoes the themes of a number of other recent conferences, many of which explore the idea of connected learning. Similar growth is seen on dozens of other popular platforms, and the trend is accelerating.

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Pedagogy vs. Andragogy: Where Many Get it Wrong In Their Learning Strategy


It’s not all Greek to us: When we’re talking about eLearning, pedagogy and andragogy are often thrown around. Both of Greek origin, pedagogy literally translates to paidi (child) and ago (guide). Learning Culture elearning trends learning learning experience design

Trends and blends

Learning with e's

The first was a presentation of my thoughts on the state of play of blended learning methods in universities. The second, two days later was a panel discussion focused on the present day practices and the future of blended learning. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

7 eLearning and Ed Tech Trends You Must Try

eLearning Brothers

eLearning has become a new trend, and we have nothing to do but ride the wave. With that in mind, you must be wondering what the latest eLearning trends are; moreover, you’re thinking about trying some of them, aren’t you? So, you can wear your learning now.

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Popular ID Principles For Mobile Learning: 5 Trends That Spell Success


With the advancement of mobile technology and hardware in the last decade, mobility of learning has also become increasingly popular. The good news is that design principles for mobile learning development do not have to be created from scratch. m-Learning

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Making Connections: Trends in Social Learning

Obsidian Learning

Building on the concept of communities of practice , Etienne Wenger (2009) has proposed a social theory of learning. As instructional designers, we’re aware of various theories about how and why people learn. And, of course, we’ve heard about social learning.

How to Make Online Learning Easy for First-Time eLearners


Making the transition from traditional textbook learning and instructor-led classroom courses to the strange new world of online learning can be a daunting challenge – especially for first-time online learners who’ve never had to navigate a digital learning interface before.

Top eLearning Trends for 2015

DigitalChalk eLearning

There are a few topics that will be trending this year, including the type of content and technology. Let’s take a look at some of the top eLearning trends we will see in 2015. Mobile Learning. According to eLearning Mind , “tablet ownership has grown by 257% in the past two years and will only continue its upward trend”. Will it become the dominant medium for accessing learning materials? Personalized Learning. Video in Learning.

2016 – 9 Trends on the eLearning Landscape


Here are the latest and most popular eLearning trends! Recall and application skills are also better than in gamified learning environments. Gamification is still the hot eLearning trend in 2016! Gamification is still the hot eLearning trend in 2016! Augmented learning.

The A to Z of learning

E-Learning Provocateur

It all started with a tweet by Anne Bartlett-Bragg ( @AnneBB ) observing an instance of the term s-learning representing social learning. Then Anne suggested we play an alphabet learning game, and she proposed the first term: a-learning is awful learning?

Are Online Courses as Effective as In-Person Education?


The most obvious impact is: “Are students learning?” ” If so, are they remembering what they learn? As for in-person education, its proponents cite upsides like: Social Interactions – Communication is fostered and enhanced through in-person learning.

Learning Analytics & Adaptive Learning to Shape Higher Education in the Future

Lambda Solutions

The New Media Consortium recently published a report on the technology trends and developments they foresee in the next five years, in higher education institutions. Adaptive learning is a newer development, nurtured by the data provided with learning analytics.

#EDENchat How effective is mobile learning?

Learning with e's

Hence, mobile learning is now becoming a key part of educational strategy. Tonight''s #EDENchat will focus on issues surrounding mobile learning. British Summer Time when we will engage in a free flowing, question driven discussion on the question ''How effective is mobile learning?''

Video for learning: Today and tomorrow

Learning with e's

We recorded micro-teaches - usually a 10 minute lesson - and then played back the footage to the students so they could see and hear themselves and learn from the experience. Game based learning is another area of development that has already impacted positively on education.

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Blends, borders and boundaries

Learning with e's

Photo by Sylwia Bartyzel on Unsplash Here are some further thoughts on the 'blend' in blended learning: Blends are made of disparate elements. It is these many and various modes of learning and associated activities that ensure 'blended learning' cannot be a simple proposition.

Let’s get rid of the instructors!

E-Learning Provocateur

A manifestation of this trend is no more vivid than in the invective directed at MOOCs – or more accurately, xMOOCs. By adopting an instructivist approach, the expert can scaffold the learning experience and construct a foundational framework for the subject matter.

Tips for Better Data Visualization


Data visualization is all about helping your audience visualize trends and patterns, not about getting down into the weeds, so consider what level of precision is necessary to convey your big picture point.

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What Does AR for Learning Enable That Previously Wasn’t Possible?


The introduction of enterprise-level classroom training after World War II, brought this trend into corporate learning. Augmented reality (AR) is a new technology … The post What Does AR for Learning Enable That Previously Wasn’t Possible? Conferences Mobile Apps Pedagogy and Learning User Experience

5 eLearning trends to wave goodbye to today!


Pedagogy strategies come and go. Are you ready to say goodbye to some eLearning trends? So, here are some of the eLearning trends in design and development that we’re waving goodbye to: 1. Simpler LMS – the hottest of new eLearning trends.

The Personal Versus Personalized Learning Debate

Origin Learning

Personal Learning and Personalized Learning are two terms, which are being used interchangeably for some time now? Is this trend correct? Do both terms refer to the same type of learning? What is Personal Learning? Curricula and pedagogy are selected pragmatically.

The Sun has Risen on Learning Experience Design


No lasting learning occurred – what went wrong? According to Deloitte’s 2019 Global Human Capital Trends report , organizations rank “changing the way employees learn” as the #1 challenge they are currently facing. Enter Learning Experience Design.

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Corporate learning in the digital age

Learning with e's

Learning in many organisations is going through radical change. Some are ditching their training rooms in favour of digital delivery of content, and bosses that are forward thinking are investing in social learning, social media and mobile devices to support the learning of their employees.

Digital age assessment

Learning with e's

These posts were prompted by a blog written by Daniel Christian on emerging trends of new pedagogy. Christian''s third trend is perhaps the most technology focused. Assessment and learning are inseparable in any good pedagogy.

What Coursera can teach corporations about doing learning differently

Bottom-Line Performance

One of the emerging trends in the training and development field is the shift from “trainer” to “community manager.” So far, I am really enjoying the course – and learning a lot on multiple levels.

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What Coursera can teach corporations about doing learning differently

Bottom-Line Performance

One of the emerging trends in the training and development field is the shift from “trainer” to “community manager.” So far, I am really enjoying the course – and learning a lot on multiple levels.

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2009 Technology Trends That Impact Online Learning

The eLearning Coach

The arena of online learning is continually reshaped by technological advances. Just as we must pay attention to the latest research on learning and pedagogy, it’s important to be aware of current technological trends. The Future of Learning Design.

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The Courageous Learning Rebel

Learning Rebels

Yet, in my opinion, it is one of three elements that makes for a successful Learning and Development professional. Oh sure, college teaches you about such things as; cognitive load, pedagogy/andragogy, neuropsychology, and adult learning principles and that’s all well and good.

A Primer on Learning Game Design

Bottom-Line Performance

The gamification of learning is a hot, hot trend with great potential to improve the quality of learning experiences for adults – not just kids. We are sold on the value of games in learning, and we want to actively promote their use.

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A growing divide?

Learning with e's

In his blog on Learning Ecosystems, Daniel S. Christian claims that a new pedagogy is emerging that is directly driven by the upsurge in online activity. Christian identifies three key changes in pedagogy that I want to discuss over my next three blog posts.

Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

In tandem with this trend, though, has been the increasingly familiar cry of “It’s not interactive!&#. If we dispense with online courses in favour of PDFs, how can we incorporate interactivity into the learning experience? Enter the Informal Learning Environment (ILE).

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How Data Analytics Helps Boosting Your E-Learning Experience


Whitepaper on Analytics in Learning. As more aspects of everyone’s daily lives are integrated with technology, the way people amend their ways of attaining knowledge and recording that information has become the prime key to the e-learning industry today. Analysis of Social Learning.

5 of the best

Learning with e's

In retrospect, trends are more observable than they are when you're in the thick of it. My learning definitions series #learningis (13 posts) proved to be popular with a combined hit count of almost 50,000 views. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Blended Learning: The best of Video and ILT training

Your Training Edge

Blended learning is a much heard word that has been thrown around quite a bit lately and takes together the best of both e-learning and classroom learning. In fact, it appears to be the best solution overall since it appeals to all learning settings, styles, demands and needs.

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Informal Learning For Startups: Preparing For Internal Social Collaboration


Classroom teaching has been debunked for newer forms of learning and engagement across organizations. Interestingly, startups seem to be the ones driving companies towards such learning. The Use Of Informal Learning For Startups. 3 Steps To Develop An Informal Learning Strategy.