Common Elements of eLearning

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Almost all e-learning courses have some basic, common elements. Whether you’re designing a simple 10-slide demo or a complex, animated course, you’ll probably have these four elements: Text Images Navigation Multimedia (maybe) Click here to read more about what Nicole Legault at Articulate has to say on each of these.

eLearning on WordPress: Comparing WP Courseware and LearnDash

Chris Lema has done a lot of research into creating learning management systems on the WordPress platform. For those who are unaware of WordPress, it is reputed to be the platform on which something in the region of 20{5f90343551c95c1cd8d815abe76582cd7f3b06a4d52ee69a52e5ef37d2cdd564} of all websites are built. Here Chris takes a look at LearnDash, comparing it with WP Courseware which he has used to a much greater degree. Click here to read more… Read More »eLearning on WordPress: Comparing WP Courseware and LearnDash

5 Questions To Get Started With Online Learning

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Developing a powerful e-learning program for your school or district should begin with some questions. In this article, senior technology specialist, Mary Burns, of education Development Center, outlines 5 questions to get you started on the e-learning journey: Why? Who? Can you afford to do it (or not do it?) How “ready” are you for e-learning? Do you have a technology plan or an e-learning strategy? Whilst Mary is talking… Read More »5 Questions To Get Started With Online Learning

10 Types of Learners who might use your Online Training

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The most challenging aspect of imparting effective online training is targeting the many learners taking the same program. Understanding the different types of learners, summed up in following categories, is beneficial to any designer looking to create personalized eLearning courses. The ten types are: Confident Learners Overachievers Emotional Learners Integrated Learners Unmotivated Learners Risk Takers Surprised Learners Motivated/Engaged Learners Dependent Learners Experiential Learners Click here to check out a great… Read More »10 Types of Learners who might use your Online Training

How to Choose the Right Images to Compliment your Content

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Images often used to be an afterthought when it came to online content, but since the rise of Pinterest and other image sharing sites, like Instagram and Pheed, it’s now an important part of content marketing in its own right. The images that you choose have a big impact on spreading your content brand’s image and how it’s received. Someone is more likely to check out your content if their… Read More »How to Choose the Right Images to Compliment your Content

Are iPads or Chromebooks better for schools?

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For an entire school year Hillsborough, New Jersey, educators undertook an experiment, asking: Is the iPad really the best device for interactive learning? Four years later, however, it’s still unclear whether the iPad is the device best suited to the classroom. The education market is currently split fairly evenly between the two types of devices, said Phil Maddocks, a market analyst at Futuresource Consulting. Click here to read more in… Read More »Are iPads or Chromebooks better for schools?

Strategies for Creating Simulations in e-Learning

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Simulations – a powerful learning tool – have been used in e-learning for many years. Essentially, simulations are imitations of the real world – creating a virtual environment with the same characteristics and challenges as the real world. This virtual world is where the learner gets a chance to learn new skills, and practice and perfect them as well. For corporate training, simulations are one of the most effective ways… Read More »Strategies for Creating Simulations in e-Learning

8 Tips for Creating an Effective Synchronous eLearning Strategy

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In this article, Christopher Pappas of eLearningindustry.com offers a step-by-step look at how to create a synchronous learning strategy that is informative, engaging, and interactive. Regardless of whether you are developing a private or corporate eLearning plan and whether you are planning an event, lesson, or course there are certain synchronous learning tips you will need to follow. Click here to go to Christopher’s eight main tips and also a… Read More »8 Tips for Creating an Effective Synchronous eLearning Strategy

Free Online Courses to Exercise Your Brain

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Hannah von Bank from Allen Interactions has picked out three providers of free courses, Khan Academy, Code Academy and Coursera. All of these have free courses which, as Hannah says, would allow you to spend just 15-30 minutes a day learning a new skill (or practicing a challenging one) allowing brain cells to make new connections and produces numerous benefits including: improved memory, increased focus, faster thinking, and even prevention… Read More »Free Online Courses to Exercise Your Brain

8 Benefits of using Gamification in eLearning

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Sarah Bright, Communications Director at Digital Chalk says that gamification in eLearning is the use of game theory and game mechanics in non-game contexts to engage and motivate your users. Gamification is growing in popularity and can produce measurable results, if used properly. Incorporating elements from games into the classroom is a great way to provide students with opportunities to act freely, show competency, and work together. There are many… Read More »8 Benefits of using Gamification in eLearning