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Your ELearning World

Marina Arshavskiy

Senior Instructional Designer
Marina Arshavskiy is the owner of Your eLearning World, an eLearning company committed to helping organizations become more effective by creating groundbreaking, result-oriented learning solutions. Marina has consulted extensively with private organizations and government entities, both in the United States and abroad.
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Engaging ELearners Through Questioning Techniques

Engaging eLearners Through Questioning Techniques

Questioning learners has always been a very effective tool in the arsenal of instructors. In an eLearning context however, because of the physical separation of teachers and learners, the use of questioning techniques attains even more relevance. What course developers and instructors can’t assess through visual observation and in-person interactions, they must accomplish through innovative questioning techniques.
The Learning Theory Of Cognitive Development In eLearning

The Learning Theory Of Cognitive Development In eLearning

There has been an ongoing debate amongst educators about the role of memory versus intelligence in fostering effective learning. It has long been held that learners are more successful in retaining new content if they consciously think about what’s being taught, as opposed to simply memorizing what they see on the slides or on a computer screen.
6 Ways Of Capturing eLearning Feedback

6 Ways Of Capturing eLearning Feedback

Several years ago, I attended a Creative Writing course at a local community college. On day-1, the instructor handed out a stack of documents –the Day’s Outline– and asked us to quickly review them to understand what we were about to learn. What happened next is a classic case of miscommunication and misunderstanding – something that eLearning course creators should learn from and avoid!
How To Create Next Generation eLearning

How To Create Next Generation eLearning

Way back in October 1999, during a seminar on Computer Based Training (CBT) in Los Angeles, a new phrase was introduced to the audience for the very first time – eLearning. Back then, while Internet access to the masses was restricted, training course developers (mostly programmers and IT professionals) still managed to produce eLearning courseware accessible through intranet, CD-Rom, and – to a lesser extent, via a handful of websites. Today, with instant communication available to the masses and cloud-based learning on the rise, the next generation of eLearning is poised for takeoff. In this article, we’ll talk about what it will take to create next generation eLearning.
5 Ways To Use Simulations To Develop Leaders: Risk-Free, Realistic Leadership Preparation

5 Ways To Use Simulations To Develop Leaders: Risk-Free, Realistic Leadership Preparation

The often repeated phrase “Good leaders aren’t always born – they can be made!” is true. Quite often though, these leaders are created with the help of highly sophisticated software; and not in boardrooms or around negotiating tables, but behind a screen and a keyboard! While traditional leadership development tools, such as learning exchange, action learning, and role-rotation, are good, they can be time consuming. There may be a considerable lag-time from the time that future leaders enter such programs, to the time they finally emerge as fully trained leaders. The use of simulators is a very quick, cost-effective, and risk-free way to develop leadership skills; and many world class organizations have already embraced them. In this article, we’ll talk about different ways to use simulations to develop leaders.
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Copyright Protection In eLearning Design: What You Need To Know To Protect Your Work

When eLearning content designers create material for their courses, they invest considerable amount of time, skill, effort, and money into its production. If you are an independent designer, or running your own eLearning consulting business, you have much more at stake in your creations. As a result, there is often an implied understanding of “ownership” for the content. However, oftentimes content created through your toil and labor can be surreptitiously copied and used by someone else; depriving you not only of acknowledgement of ownership, but also of potential material and financial benefits that may have accrued to you. Copyright aims to put an end to such “misappropriation” of content that lawfully belongs to you. In most cases (though there are limitations and exemptions) such protection grants the original creator the right to own the content, and decide who can use, share or disseminate it. In this article we will talk about copyright protection in eLearning. We will also go over some useful tips to consider when dealing with copyrighted content.