Learning with e's
JULY 5, 2015
Pedagogy is not about directing children. In its absolute form, pedagogy is not just about teaching. In the truest sense, teaching is just one element of pedagogy and not the entire story. Pedagogy focuses on the learner and what they are capable of achieving.
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.
How to Make Online Learning Easy for First-Time eLearners
NOVEMBER 15, 2016
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.
eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms
MAY 11, 2016
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. If you’d like to learn more, check out this article from eLearning Industry.
How to Measure Online Course Effectiveness
APRIL 12, 2017
LEVEL 2: Learning. Did they learn what they intended to learn? Are they now able to share their learning with others in the workplace / classroom?
Three core foundations for online learning
OCTOBER 4, 2011
The wise Ellen Wagner has a neat post about what should be the ‘ten commandments’ of online learning. I came up with this as I was trying to suggest what the core value propositions (yeah, I said it, deal with it) of an online offering should be. And I tried to frame it the way I thought Steve Jobs might: An absolutely killer learning experience. It’s a pedagogy that’s challenging, meaningful, relevant, tightly coupled, and more.
How Gagné’s Nine Events of Instruction Can Make Your Online Courses Better
DECEMBER 28, 2016
His pioneering work in instructional design led to a systematic approach to learning that we know today as Gagné’s Nine Events of Instruction. Before a student can learn, he or she must be paying attention. Provide Learning Guidance to Learners.
Human enough #edcmooc
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
If humans are gregarious beings and learning is social, how can face-to-face instruction possibly fail to out perform its online equivalent? TEDxWarwick talk in Week 3 of The University of Edinburgh’s E-learning and Digital Cultures course.
Tips for Better Data Visualization
MARCH 8, 2017
Accessibility eLearning Tools Online Learning accessibility data graphic design graphics images instructional design Pedagogy visual cues
How to Make Sure Your Course Meets Its Learning Objectives
APRIL 19, 2017
Instructional designers are guided by these same types of parameters when ensuring their courses meet specific learning objectives. Building Achievable Learning Objectives. To meet a learning objective, you must first know who your learners will be.
Tips for Adapting an In-Person Course to an Online Course
APRIL 5, 2017
If you have designed and administered successful in-person, Instructor-Led Training (ILT) modules, you may want to convert those classes into online courses to reach a wider audience. What works for your ILT classes, but will need to be redesigned for an online format?
How to Create Effective Test Questions
MARCH 15, 2017
Demonstration: Did learners demonstrate that they learned what they needed to learn? Progress: Were learners able to show progress in their learning? At the heart of any good question is an understanding of the learning outcomes that the questions are seeking to measure.
Which Strategy Is Better: Frequent Quizzing or End-of-Milestone Quizzing?
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
How Should You Design Your Online Course’s Assessments? Does research suggest that better learning outcomes occur when students complete a number of quizzes within a single lesson as opposed to taking one comprehensive test at the end of the course?
Designing Online Courses for Different Learning Preferences
DECEMBER 21, 2016
When you’re planning your next online course, you may envision all the students in that course as being similar due to their shared progress within a curriculum. But no two students within a cohort will have the exact same learning preferences.
How to Plan a New Online Course, Part 1: Establishing the Basics
MAY 17, 2017
In this two-part overview, we’ll review some of these cornerstones and provide you with tips on how best to develop your next online course or training from the ground up. Define Your Learning Objectives. Does your audience have any complications related to their learning (e.g.,
5 Tips to Help Struggling Students Succeed Online
MARCH 29, 2017
An online learning environment can be challenging for many students — even those who have been successful in traditional learning environments. Here are 5 strategies that instructional designers and teachers can use to help struggling online students succeed.
Best Practices for Online Course Design
JANUARY 4, 2017
Understanding who’s learning what will help you select the best presentation mode for each section. A best practice for online course design dictates that a course’s content must be delivered in manageable “chunks” in order to keep distance learners engaged over time.
3 Steps for Creating Online Courses Your Students Will Love and Remember
OCTOBER 21, 2016
Renowned marketer, author, online influencer, and thought leader Seth Godin famously wrote: “You don’t find customers for your products. What do they WANT to know that will pique their interest and get them excited about learning this subject?
Tips for Bridging Generational Gaps in Workplace Training
DECEMBER 6, 2016
Gen-Xers, Boomers, and Traditionalists often prefer learning through more direct methods like lectures, and many of them feel that gamification and interactivity are simply a waste of their time.
How complex is learning?
Learning with e's
FEBRUARY 6, 2015
Learning is highly complex. Consequently, any attempts to teach, or to provide formal environments within which learning can occur, yield complex problems. How do you cater for the learning needs of every child in a class of 30? Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.
2009 Technology Trends That Impact Online Learning
The eLearning Coach
DECEMBER 27, 2009
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.
Academic Partnerships, Instructure Partner for Online Learning Initiative
NOVEMBER 28, 2012
28 Academic Partnerships, which offers support to universities in the development of their online courses and degree programs, announced a partnership with Instructure, a learning management system (LMS) provider. The alliance means that the growing number of students seeking online education will have access to Canvas' learning platform. Further, demand for online courses and degrees accessible via an advanced and flexible learning platform is growing at a rapid pace.
Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
APRIL 18, 2014
ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. He integrates creativity, cognitive science, and technology to lead development of strategic solutions including award-winning online content, educational computer games, and websites, as well as adaptive, mobile, and performance support systems. How do we ensure learning faster than everyone else?
The future of classrooms
Learning with e's
JANUARY 3, 2013
This is the fourth blog post in my series on the future of learning and technology. Firstly, he argues, teachers tend to use new technology in much the same way they used old technology, and that as a result very little has changed in terms of pedagogy.
How to Set Proper Learning Objectives
MAY 10, 2017
Learning objectives are to instructional designers is the same as a map is to a traveler. With the proper learning objectives in place, designing a relevant, engaging and useful course becomes a lot easier. Thoughts Behind Setting Learning Objectives.
Adult learning shminciples
SEPTEMBER 28, 2009
In the global game of Corporate Bingo, the term “adult learning principles must be one of the most abused. But what exactly are adult learning principles? Malcolm Knowles is widely regarded as the father of adult learning.
4 myths on how to spice things up in online learning
The eLearning Nomad
NOVEMBER 23, 2016
How do we make an online course exciting? Most articles in the e-learning sector focus on self-paced e-learning modules (e.g. Yet ‘spicing things up’ means different things in different types of online learning. Here are some common misconceptions about making your online courses more engaging. Myth #1: Adding visuals and interactive content is necessary to cater for all learning styles. in e-learning, but it’s not because of learning styles.
Difficulties of Scaling Online Schooling
Living in Learning
MAY 24, 2012
There is no hiding that online education is growing, and isn’t going to stop. The best thing administrators can do for their online programs is to hold on tight and watch their rate of growth. If schools promptly handle and address problems as they come up, with a proactive attitude, scaling issues can be overcome, leading to widespread acceptance of the quality and capabilities offered to educators by online learning.
How to Improve Learning Retention with Contextual Feedback
OCTOBER 26, 2016
Providing relevant and timely feedback to students as they’re in the process of learning is a critical component of ensuring that students actually remember the lessons. One potential drawback of distance learning is the absence of student-teacher “face time.”
5 Ways Screen Capture Can Help Online Students Succeed
JUNE 25, 2013
Many college students are familiar with sites such as YouTube and Vimeo , but rarely do they consider the value of using screen capture software that takes both still images and video clips to help them succeed, especially in their online classes.
Coming to terms with live online learning
Clive on Learning
SEPTEMBER 1, 2009
The field of real-time, online communications (see the problem?) I think we know what to call a business meeting that's held online (an online meeting?) and we're happy with the term for an online lecture/presentation (a webinar of course), but we're bamboozled when it comes to live online learning. Synchronous teaching and learning online. Synchronous e-learning. Over at Onlignment , we're having trouble communicating.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: US Dept of Education Report on Online Learning
AUGUST 23, 2009
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Sunday, August 23, 2009 US Dept of Education Report on Online Learning The US Department of Education has just released a new report "Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies". Pretty soon, Cammy will be appointed "E-Learning Czar" 7:57 AM Cammy Bean said.
2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve
JANUARY 3, 2017
As I wrote last year, “Online learning lags behind other industries in adopting new technologies. This is not because people in online learning are not interested in new technologies; it’s because we’re not a high-revenue industry compared to giant industries like consumer goods.”
Distance Education in transit? #EDENchat #EDENchatUS
Learning with e's
NOVEMBER 6, 2015
The advent of the Web, along with wider access to computers, smartphones and other personal technologies, has transformed distance education to the point that anyone can now access free learning through MOOCs and other online forms of content delivery.
Reminder of Why ELearning is Great
AUGUST 25, 2015
In other words, we have reached a state of normalcy with regards to elearning, learning management systems, and the like. People now expect digital learning opportunities, and when they don’t exist they seek them out.
Franchise Custom Elearning Development
MARCH 8, 2016
One of the biggest challenges for Training & Development and People Departments today is how to translate in-person training to online learning. Online Franchise Training that Produces Measurable Bottom-line Business Results.
New MOOC Research: What the Findings Mean for Corporate Training
Your Training Edge
MAY 7, 2015
Aside from the time savings, the cost savings , and the boost in learner engagement, one of the biggest areas where massive open online courses (MOOCs) provide benefit is education research. Online learning works, so let’s shift the conversation to how to make it successful.