True pedagogy

Learning with e's

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


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.

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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. If you’d like to learn more, check out this article from eLearning Industry.

Reflections of a mooc unvirgin

E-Learning Provocateur

I considered doing Georgia Tech’s Fundamentals of Online Education via Coursera, but I wasn’t attracted to the introductory angle of the content. So my first learning – before I even began – was that all moocs are different. Incidental learning at its finest!

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Are Online Courses as Effective as In-Person Education?


On one hand, the rapid growth of Internet technologies has seen a corresponding growth in online education. A 2015 survey by Babson Survey Research Group found that online students grew by nearly 4% over the previous year. The most obvious impact is: “Are students learning?”

Three core foundations for online learning

Clark Quinn

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.

Human enough #edcmooc

E-Learning Provocateur

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.

How to Measure Online Course Effectiveness


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?

The Secret to Beating the Forgetting Curve


Is it better to binge on new lessons, or to learn incrementally over time? If your goal is to retain that knowledge and apply it when new situations require it, studies have shown that your best bet is to learn in smaller doses, and repeat key information over time.

How Gagné’s Nine Events of Instruction Can Make Your Online Courses Better


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.

5 Tips to Help Struggling Students Succeed Online


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.

How to Plan a New Online Course, Part 1: Establishing the Basics


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.,

Tips for Better Data Visualization


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Tips for Managing Assets When Creating a Collaborative Course


Watch our video and see what you can create with CourseArc today, or schedule a demo to learn how CourseArc can save your team time and money! CourseArc eLearning Tools Instructional Design Online Learning eLearning instructional design Pedagogy project management quality control saving time

How to Make Sure Your Course Meets Its Learning Objectives


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.

How to Create Effective Test Questions


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.

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Tips for Adapting an In-Person Course to an Online Course


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?

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Which Strategy Is Better: Frequent Quizzing or End-of-Milestone Quizzing?


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


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 Set Proper Learning Objectives


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.

How complex is learning?

Learning with e's

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.

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How to Plan a New Online Course, Part 2: Goals and Assessments


In part one of our guide , we showed you how to define the learning objectives for a new eLearning course or training, and how to develop a strong course outline that ensures your objectives will be met. Defining Teaching and Learning Activities.

Best Practices for Online Course Design


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


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


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.

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.

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


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

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.

Academic Partnerships, Instructure Partner for Online Learning Initiative

CLO Magazine

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.

Adult learning shminciples

E-Learning Provocateur

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

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

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


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.”