eLearning Best Practices

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How To Make eLearning Less Awful

How To Make eLearning Less Awful

Technology has much to offer education and training. But it is only now just starting to fulfill its promise. How can eLearning be better applied and constructed to create great eLearning outcomes? This article explores why the adoption of educational technology in the classroom hasn't been as fast as first assumed, but also why this is changing.

Top 5 Tips To Effectively Use Humor in eLearning

Top 5 Tips To Effectively Use Humor in eLearning

In this article, I will give you the insight and advice you need to effectively use humor in your eLearning deliverables. This article offers a variety of tips on how to use humor in your eLearning courses or online training events, without stepping on any toes or compromising your learning goals.

Helping Online Learners Succeed

Helping Online Learners Succeed (Part 1)

How can we help online learners successfully complete a course of study? The first of two blog posts by Mary Burns focuses on strategies, the first of which is to figure out who should be an online learner. The next post, will offer strategies for promoting retention in online courses.

6 Reasons To Use Focus Groups in eLearning

6 Reasons To Use Focus Groups in eLearning

In this article, I'll delve into the most notable benefits of using focus groups when developing and designing eLearning courses. If you've been on the fence as to whether focus groups are worth to be incorporated into your eLearning development strategy, these convincing arguments may just be the catalyst you need to start using this analysis tool.

Why, What and How To Move To Online Courses

Why, What and How To Move To Online Courses

As K-12 and university institutions and school districts shift to an online strategy, an important question is to ask, which courses should be online, face-to-face or blended? Universities, school districts and educational institutions in general often wrestle with which courses should be online and which face-to-face (F2F). This article offers three considerations to help universities and learning institutions think through this decision.

Get Started With Online Learning

5 Questions To Get Started With Online Learning

Developing a powerful e-learning program for your school or district should begin with some questions. In this article, senior technology specialist, Mary Burns, of education Development Center, outlines 5 questions to get you started on the e-learning journey.

Designing E-learning Courses for Adults with Low Education Levels

5 Tips for Designing E-learning for Adults with Low Education Levels

When designing e-learning for adult learner populations with low education levels, it’s essential to consider all the instructional design and multimedia elements, and how they work together to support this unique audience’s learning. Here we have compiled five tips from a recent project to help you create effective e-learning courses for ESL and similar learners.

6 Online Collaboration Tools and Strategies For Boosting Learning

6 Online Collaboration Tools and Strategies For Boosting Learning

Learning is no longer limited to classrooms. The advent of new technological tools has made it possible for distantly located students to collaborate with their instructors and peers for learning new skills and acquiring enhanced knowledge. Distance and time is no longer a barrier for imbibing knowledge. But for ensuring that students remain motivated and focused in their learning and gain the most from their interaction with their fellow students and instructors, proper strategies for learning activities need to be formulated and implemented. Otherwise, students will feel neglected and disengaged. For effective implementation of learning strategies, right aids need to be used. These online collaboration tools will enable students to communicate and collaborate fast and easily. This will sustain their interest, improve focus and they would be able to contribute in best possible way and get quality results in turn.

Before You Publish: Your e-Learning Checklist

Before You Publish: Your e-Learning Checklist

This is it: the culmination of weeks of planning, development and design. You’re about to publish your e-Learning. All you need to do is click that button, and you’re done. But wait! It can be so easy at the end of a project to skip important last-minute checks.