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The Online Learning Teaching Techniques

The Online Learning Teaching Techniques

While the world of online education is exciting for its potential to reach students individually, the tools available for teachers to use are rapidly changing. As a result, it is important to consider what techniques have already been implemented with pedagogical success through particular online learning tools. This will save teachers’ time and frustration, as they cannot possibly implement every technique.

HTML5 In eLearning: 6 Benefits eLearning Professionals Should Know

6 Benefits Of Using HTML5 In eLearning

HTML5 in eLearning is being touted as the wave of the future in the world of eLearning, but is it really able to stand up to the ever-popular Flash? Because it is the new standard, it’s essential for eLearning professionals to get on board and start using HTML5, in order to be able to collaborate with other pros and eLearning content developers. Businesses looking for online training deliverables will also be opting for HTML5 courses, instead of Flash, which means that they’ll inevitably be looking for eLearning professionals who are familiar with HTML5 tools. In this article, I’ll highlight 6 benefits of using HTML5, eLearning professionals should know.

Instructional Design Models and Theories: The Component Display Theory

Instructional Design Models and Theories: The Component Display Theory

The Component Display Theory was introduced in 1983 by M. David Merrill to work alongside Reigeluth's Theory, with the first detailing the “micro elements” of an effective instructional design, though Reigeluth's theory the “macro elements”. The Component Display Theory soon gained popularity among instructional designers and in 1994 Merrill presented a new version of it, known as the Component Design Theory. In this article, I’ll go through its basic principles and how they can be applied to instructional design for eLearning.

How To Use IFrames And Multimedia To Enhance Your Assessments

How To Use IFrames And Multimedia To Enhance Your Assessments

Assessments can often underwhelm our learners. We invest a lot of time and energy creating rich, engaging content, only to present a bland final impression of the overall eLearning experience via the final assessment.

IFrames, and the use of freely available social media streams, allow us to greatly enhance our assessments and engage the learner in a richer assessment process.

In this article, I will show you how to introduce dynamic and interactive media to your assessments and hopefully engage your learners in new and interesting ways to interact with your content.

Why To Develop Custom eLearning: Top 9 Reasons Learning and Development Professionals Should Know

Top 9 Reasons To Develop Custom eLearning That Engages Employees

There are many benefits that Learning and Development professionals find in custom eLearning development, but increasing your employees’ engagement is one of the top. In this article, I’ll delve into why and how you can develop custom eLearning courses in order to make your online training immersive, interactive and engaging for every employee of your corporate learning audience.

eLearning Communication: The Most Important Non-Technical Skill For eLearning Success

eLearning Communication: The Most Important Non-Technical Skill For eLearning Success

Experienced instructional designers and eLearning developers know a lot about creating effective and engaging courses. In corporate settings where time is money, we only have minutes – or seconds – to state our points. Without credibility and respect, we are too often bullied and pushed around into decisions that don’t always make good sense or could steer the project in the wrong direction. Learn about the one skill that can make or break a successful eLearning career.