It’s hard to disagree with the statement that gamification is a hot topic right now. It definitely is for us at TalentLMS. This week we released a fantastic update for our LMS that allows you to incorporate gamification elements into your own online courses. You can try it out and play with it in your admin panel. To become more knowledgeable and get some theoretical background on it, read those 10 articles we found for you! Read more »
I want to start this off by asking one simple question…does eLearning really work? Unfortunately though there is no simple way to answer that question.
There are many arguments both for and against eLearning, but the stark reality is, that if you are pushed for an answer, when you look at the facts, the answer is a resounding “NO”…but it so easily could be a “Yes.” Read more »
Who doesn’t love to play games? We might have an aversion to housekeeping chores, reluctantly go to work, and unwillingly sit down to study, but whatever our age, we all love playing or watching all kinds of games. So much in fact, that according to the famous Dutch historian and cultural theorist Johan Huizinga, man himself can better be described as “Homo Ludens” (“the playing man”), since play is not only an important attribute of mankind but also a necessary condition for the generation of culture. Read more »
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 »