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4 Important Mobile Learning Questions

The Who, What, When and Why of Mobile Learning

Mobile learning has clearly made its mark on the corporate world. With Smartphones being used to access so much content daily, adopting mobile as a training resource was inevitable. But is it possible that some organizations have been too hasty in adding mobile to their basket of performance support tools without really thinking it through?

Top 9 Competencies of an Informal-Social Learning Designer

Informal/Social learning is one of the major revolutions happening around us that demands a shift in the mere thinking of ‘learning’. It requires us to unlearn and relearn some of the traditional notions related to the learning style/preference, and the dimensions and the elements of learning design. In this article, we’ll take a quick look at the top 9 essential competencies that a learning designer is required to possess for designing effective informal/social learning interventions for today’s workplaces.

Online Learner Beware! Online Diploma Mill Scams

We all know what "Buyer Beware" means. In the world of online classrooms and the popularity of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), almost anyone can acquire an online diploma, certificate, and/or degree. Similar to "Buyer Beware," in "Online Learner Beware," product scams can cause many regrets, frustrations, and often - damaging reputations.

The One Skill You Need to Excel in Instructional Design

The One Skill You Need to Excel in Instructional Design

Instructional design is a multi-faceted discipline, and – let’s face it – a lot is asked of instructional designers (IDs). We need to have adult learning theory and learning models at our fingertips, be data detectives, sharp interviewers, and writers who can weave a story, not to mention detail-oriented, process-oriented, organized pros. Yet the one essential skill for IDs in corporate training and Learning and Development (L&D) is rarely taught in schools.  

Enhance The Quality of Teaching Through A Project Management System

Enhance The Quality of Teaching Through A Project Management System

Educationists who want to work together for improving the quality of education and to make it more interactive and enjoyable, can easily communicate and collaborate through these web-based project management systems. Despite being based in different countries around the globe, they can effortlessly share their thoughts and ideas with each other. They can discuss education related matters, suggest ideas, share their knowledge and thus devise great strategies and solutions in least time.

Don’t Pick Sides, Create an ADDIE-Agile Mashup

Over the vast countryside in the kingdom of Instructional Design a mist of uncertainty has fallen over many of the loyal subjects residing there. Conversations can be overheard discussing whether Queen ADDIE should stay on the throne or if an Agile usurper like SAM would be a more effective monarch. With all of this uncertainty several are even considering the viability of a Constitutional Monarchy creating a model government where both ADDIE and Agile can play important and functional roles.

21st Century Classrooms with 20th Century Learning Theories

21st Century Classrooms with 20th Century Learning Theories

The 20th century brought forth several changes in the field of education. These changes include teaching methods and pedagogies, teaching and learning theories, and new perspectives on where America’s education is heading. In the 21st century, classrooms called online classrooms or virtual classrooms are emerging in vast numbers, all accessible 24/7, across towns and cities and certainly across the nations. Still, how much can 21st century classrooms benefit from 20th century theories?

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