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‘ihe’ began in 2011, when the ‘Art + Design: elearning lab‘ started investigating the use of iPads in art and design education. At the time there was minimal empirical research on the use of iPads in HE, and the need was identified to provide a platform through international conferences, workshops and other related educational and appropriate academic events, for the dissemination of research on the use of iPads in Higher Education.

2 Effective Icebreaker Activity Examples

2 Effective Icebreaker Activity Examples

The purpose of this article was to plan and outline 2 thoroughly thought out online literacy icebreaker activity examples, reflecting on the criteria used in the design process, while also providing a rationale for its effectiveness. Appropriately framing a lesson with an icebreaker activity is a useful technique in establishing context in which new learning will take place. The initial experiences students have with any course establish the tone for future tasks. Learner reactions to these icebreaker activity tasks can often indicate quickly those who will be successful and those who may struggle.

6 Tips For Serious Game Development For Non-Game Designers

6 Tips For Serious Game Development For Non-Game Designers

To train more than to entertain: That is the motto of a proper serious game. Indeed, these kinds of training methods have gained undeniable popularity, since institutions, as well as companies, decided to implement them as part of their training programs some years ago. Consequently, a lot of training managers became interested in serious game development or, in other words, in how to design such training modules. However, when it comes to serious game development, a lot of questions come into play. Sometimes they can be scary, or even overwhelming. For instance, «Will I have to create 3D environments by myself ?», or «Will I have to do some coding in order to make my training module work?». Well, if you are a non-game designer interested in serious game development, you should keep reading.

6 Tips To Create An Efficient Training Simulation With ITyStudio

6 Tips To Create An Efficient Training Simulation With ITyStudio

No matter what the subject is, having those so-called «Aha!» moments is definitely one of the most satisfying experiences you can live as a learner. You know, those moments when you suddenly understand a memorable truth. After all, as a training manager, this is what you aim for: You want your attendees to improve their skills on a certain area, by providing them pedagogical content, whether physical or digital. In this regards, a training simulation can be the way to go. In this article, you will discover how to create a training simulation that brings you results, using the authoring tool ITyStudio to illustrate our examples.

Impressive Mobile Learning Design: The First Step To Successful Mobile Learning Delivery

Impressive Mobile Learning Design: The First Step To Successful Mobile Learning Delivery

Most organizations are now open to the idea of taking advantage of the increase in smartphone and tablet use in the workplace mobile learning for eLearning delivery. This increases the availability and accessibility of training for the employees, who can now utilize their time learning even when out of office. But the increasing use of mobile-enabled learning content creates a set of challenges for eLearning developers. Here is how effective mobile learning design can be the first step to successful mobile learning delivery.

How To Sell Online Courses

How To Sell Online Courses

This article is for those who are planning to sell online courses as a business. If you fall into that category, you’re tapping into an outstanding business opportunity. But rather than add to the justified hype in that direction, let’s get to the actual nuts and bolts of how to create, format, market, and sell online courses. This article is about doing rather than dreaming. So, how exactly do you sell online courses?

4 Tips To Create 2D Simulations With ITyStudio

4 Tips To Create 2D Simulations With ITyStudio

Enterprise gamification leads companies to move from classical and linear eLearning modules to more interactive training, for instance serious games. In these simulations, you are actually trying to represent real life case scenario for your employees. In a previous article, we discussed how to create engaging 3D simulations with ITyStudio. Even if 3D simulations are great, they are not the only way to go; you can also aim for 2D simulations. 2D simulations broaden your pedagogical possibilities, allowing you to diversify the environments of your training modules, as well as the way your learners feel the training. In this article, we are going to cover how to create engaging 2D simulations, using the authoring tool ITyStudio as an example.

4 Tips To Create 3D Simulations With ITyStudio

4 Tips To Create 3D Simulations With ITyStudio

Regardless of our age, playing with simulators (such as flight or driving simulators, stock market investment) and video games (such as World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Starcraft) usually brings us on the path to experiencing and learning new things. Have you ever wondered why? Well, simply put, if our goal is to win the game, we will have to learn and explore the system, in order to be successful. Actually, this is exactly what game-based learning is all about, and this the very best way to obtain great results quickly with your learners. Indeed, by giving your attendees the opportunity to interact with the environment of the training module, and thus to impact the outcome of the simulation, you will engage them and make them retain the pedagogical material more efficiently. The best way to do so is by creating 3D simulations. In this article, we are going to breakdown the main benefits of setting up 3D simulations by using the authoring tool ITyStudio as an example to illustrate our words.

5 Proven Ways To Engage Employees In Your Virtual Classroom

5 Proven Ways To Engage Employees In Your Virtual Classroom

Chances are, your employees aren't exactly excited to participate in online training. This situation makes it however much harder to transfer knowledge, so dealing with your staff's lack of enthusiasm is crucial. In this article, I'll share 5 proven ways to engage employees in your virtual classroom so that you can make sure that your workforce understands the importance of online training and develops the motivation and determination to be an integral part of your company’s success.