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What Is Wrong With MOOCs? Key Issues To Consider Before Launching Your First MOOC

What Is Wrong With MOOCs? Key Issues To Consider Before Launching Your First MOOC

Despite the extensive critique they have received since they first appeared back in 2008, without any doubt, MOOCs consist today the latest trend in online learning. As MOOC initials stand for Massive Open Online Courses, by definition, they raise some key issues for which eLearning professionals who want to keep up-to-date with latest trends in the field may need further clarification. In this article, I’ll discuss these key definition issues, I’ll explain why MOOCs have not received the expected attention up to present, and I’ll highlight the critiques they have received as important factors to consider before launching your first MOOC course.

Innovative Training Solutions For Banking And Financial Services Featuring mLearning And Performance Support Tools

Innovative Training Solutions For Banking And Financial Services

While Banking and Finance industries have been early adopters of eLearning, only in recent times is mLearning being considered. In this article, I will outline how mLearning can be one of the most meaningful training solutions for Banking and Financial Services. Additionally, I will share my insight on “learning as a continuum” and how eLearning or mLearning-based formal training can be effectively supplemented through Performance Support Tools (PSTs).

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Digital Education Show Middle East 2015

It’s time to reimagine everything about what you believed education to be. 300 schools and universities joined us for the launch of the Digital Education Show. This year will see double that figure packed into the Keynote Theatre in Hall 1 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

5 Things Parents Need To Know About Blended Learning

5 Things Parents Need To Know About Blended Learning

With schools jumping on to blended learning classrooms and BYOD teaching culture, parents of millennial students are finding it challenging to adapt to the changing contours of education. Most parents are confused about how to react towards using technology for teaching, especially because this learning model and schooling process bear no resemblance to their own school experience. If you are a parent of a kid who is studying in a "blended classroom" that uses "education technology tools", sit back and read our article on becoming a successful parent of a digitally-immersed student.

Performance Support Tools: Top 5 Things Your Boss Wants To Know

Performance Support Tools: Top 5 Things Your Boss Wants To Know

In this article, through a series of questions, I will provide answers on what Performance Support Tools (PSTs) are and why they must be an integral part of your organization’s learning strategy. I will also share my insights on how they help learners and how they can help address a key challenge that Learning and Development professionals face in terms of increasing knowledge recall, its retention, and application.

6 Tips To Use Google Voice Commands In Google Drive

6 Tips To Use Google Voice Commands In Google Drive

Thanks to their wide range of applications and tools, Google is quickly becoming a treasure trove for eLearning professionals. You can create surveys and quizzes in a flash with Google Forms, or keep your learners up-to-date with Google Calendar. Now there is even a way to get more out of Google Drive by using Google voice commands that save time and boost the effectiveness of your eLearning course. In this article, I’ll share 6 helpful tips for using Google voice commands in Google Drive.

Instructional Design Models And Theories: Anchored Instruction

Instructional Design Models And Theories: Anchored Instruction

The Anchored Instruction Educational Model was introduced in 1990 by The Cognition and Technology Group at Vanderbilt University, with John Bransford overseeing the research and considered to be the “founder” of Anchored Instruction. Since its inception, The Cognition and Technology Group has designed a wide range of multimedia programs that are based upon the Anchored Instruction Educational Model. In this article, I’ll briefly explain 3 basic principles of the Anchored Instruction and I’ll give you some ideas about its practical application in eLearning course design.

Measuring The Business Impact Of Corporate Training

Proof Of The Pudding: Measuring The Business Impact Of Corporate Training

In the workplace, proving the benefits of our activities is not always easy. But in order to know what activities truly add value and help to achieve goals, measuring results and providing evidence of success is vital. Measuring the impact of corporate training is highly important but it is often not done effectively or indeed at all. This article addresses some of the key considerations for measuring the training in every organization.

The Top Gamification Statistics And Facts For 2015 You Need To Know

The Top Gamification Statistics And Facts For 2015 You Need To Know

The eLearning industry is changing, which means that it's time to reflect and look forward to what the future holds for the world of eLearning. In this article, I’ll share some important Gamification Statistics and Facts for 2015. These statistics and facts depict the significant changes in the gamification market, learners’ preferences, and gamification effectiveness on adult learning, that all eLearning professionals should know.