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New MIT STEM Video Series

New MIT STEM Video Series

MIT shares that it has 'gone into the movie making business'. The university's Teaching and Learning Laboratory recently produced and released 47 "STEM Concept Videos" with a Creative Commons license that allows educators to view and share the recently created and released videos in the classroom. They are also part of the school's website through its OpenCourseWare website. Any educator is able to use the videos to teach complex engineering concepts and written authorization is not necessary in this context.

Is Your Organization Ready for eLearning?

Is Your Organization Ready for eLearning?

Once you’ve decided that taking your organization’s training online is the best thing for your company, you’ve got to put together a plan to convince senior management that it’s the right move to make. Here’s what you need to think about when putting together a budget, working out your predicted returns on investment and establishing whether your organization is really ready for eLearning.

Why Your Corporate Training Should Be Online

Why Your Corporate Training Should Be Online

When was the last time you weren’t online? Was it that family camping trip last August, or the football game in the stadium that kills your phone signal? It’s nice to unplug once in a while, but some things are just better online—like your corporate training program. Still not sure e-Learning is the way to go? Read on to find out why your corporate training should be online.

9 Online Learning Tips To Improve Online Learners’ Engagement

9 Tips To Improve Online Learners’ Engagement

With the coming of Internet, the way learning is imparted has undergone a drastic change. It is no longer limited to teachers giving lessons to the students physically located in front of them in the classrooms. Now they can teach students living in far off places through web based learning and educational materials. This has led to the proliferation of various kinds of online materials devised for students, working professionals, and others who want to acquire new skills and knowledge. But teaching students physically present in a class is quite different from teaching individuals located in far away locations.

E-Learning Adoption For Training Managers

E-Learning Adoption For Training Managers

Aspects every training manager should consider to ensure technology enabled training adoption is successful in the organization - from assessing the training needs and content development to choosing the learning delivery platform, each decision has to be made carefully and weighed according to the company's business objectives.

Should an Instructional Designer Have an Advanced Degree?

Should an Instructional Designer Have an Advanced Degree?

As the field of eLearning continues to grow, so does the demand for instructional designers. If you look at job listings for many corporations, the listing specifies that they are seeking a qualified applicant who has an advanced degree. Is it necessary for someone to have a graduate degree in order to design quality training courses? It's certainly a matter of perspective with more than one opinion.

Your Ticket to Great Instructional Design

Your Ticket to Great Instructional Design

Instructional design is certainly not an easy business. Having been in the learning, training and development industry for more than 27 years, I can assertively say so. Instructional designers shoulder the important responsibility of sugar-coating the critical learning content in such a manner that training becomes not just a mandatory activity, but something that employees love. Now how do you do that? How can you possibly turn something boring into something that employees love? The answer to that is what differentiates a good instructional design from a poor one.