Pretty much everyone in the world of eLearning is familiar with the rise of MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses. MOOCs, which first began to see large emergence in 2012, are still in their preliminary stages, and many are still waiting to see the verdict of how effective they are and if they are going to be the next big thing in distance education. Read more »
One of the biggest benefits of e-learning is the flexibility it offers, learners anywhere around the world can all become a part of the same course and learning community. With all of this flexibility and the ability to cater to each learner’s preferred learning style, most e-learning course strategies are divided into what is known as synchronous and asynchronous learning categories. While the best strategy for each individual student depends on their preferred learning method, both of these strategies have their strengths and weaknesses. The most successful e-learning courses create a combination that incorporates the use of both synchronous and asynchronous learning methods.
What’s so great about augmented learning anyway? Another activity blamed for lost hours of youth and productivity? Teens and adults hunched over just another game controlling their emotions and relationships? A super-glorified way to present educational technology? Read more »
We all heard those terms and if you’re designing e-Learning courses you have probably encountered the dilemma of making choice between two of those. This choice can be tough if you’re not sure what are the pros and cons of each method and what are the best practices you can implement when designing the course. Read more »
It’s a sad statistic: LMS are not measuring metrics as expected! With the lightning speed at which we create and send out data on the Internet, data analytics tools are a necessity. LMS administrators, course instructors, and learners need meaningful analysis of activities. These include the course completion rates, the course registration number, the revenue generated per course in a given quarter, and even the quality of responses provided by the instructor in a course. Intelligent metrics are needed for intelligent systems.
“The sky is falling!”
“It hit me on my head!”
No, this isn’t the famous fable. It’s the first page from a diary of an instructional designer!
If you’re into eLearning you must have heard of a concept called Social Learning. On the contrary to some myths, it’s not a new thing. It’s actually the oldest way of learning that we know. It is all about learning from each other, just like you did when you were a kid and friends were showing you how to kick the ball. It’s a known fact that learning through mimicking others, through discussion and working in a group brings better results than acquiring knowledge and skills from books. So now, when we have access to all the social media tools, how eLearning insdustry can use it to imrpove the learning experience? Read more »
If you were to ask what the top must-have skills to becoming an e-learning master are, you would more than likely get a wide variety of answers. Being able to design instructional, online training courses requires some very definite skill sets. However, there are actually a few specific skills that are integral to mastering the creation of online e-learning courses. Read more »
Using an LMS to streamline and manage your employees’ online training can be one of the smartest business decisions ever made, as long as it is done effectively. Once you have decided to take your training to the next level, using an LMS, it is time to remember about a certain group of activities for managing your employees’ online training and successful LMS implementation. Read more »
It is not surprising that corporations state that e-Learning is one of the most valuable training methods available today. Not only does it save up to 50% compared to traditional training, but it also reduces instruction time by 60%. However, this also means that it is an important role to create a self-paced e-Learning course into your LMS.