eLearning Design and Development

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Is eLearning Content King, Queen or a Slave?

Is eLearning Content King, Queen or a Slave?

When it comes to eLearning, content means everything. So even though eLearning technology, structure, presentation and effective assessment methods are key factors for a successful eLearning course and an enriching learner’s experience, if eLearning content is not masterfully designed, all the rest will just go down the drain. So, the questions is how to measure eLearning content effectiveness?

8 Important Characteristics Of Adult Learners

8 Important Characteristics Of Adult Learners

Adults are characterized by maturity, self-confidence, autonomy, solid decision-making, and are generally more practical, multi-tasking, purposeful, self-directed, experienced, and less open-minded and receptive to change. All these traits affect their motivation, as well as their ability to learn. So let’s see the adult learners' cognitive and social characteristics, and what instructional designers need to know in order to create the right course content and structure, and adjust their attitude.

How To Convert Your eLearning Course From Boring To FUN!

How To Convert Your eLearning Course From Boring To FUN!

This post is about the approach of using humor in your eLearning courses. Often eLearning is boring and tedious, but it doesn’t have to be! With simple and freeware available on the Internet you can easily incorporate humor into your eLearning environment. By following Keller’s ARCS model you can motivate your eLearners!

17 Tips To Motivate Adult Learners

17 Tips To Motivate Adult Learners

The introduction of learning technology and the changing workplace recently increased the importance of adult learning. However, there comes the problem of motivating adult learners. There are a few things that stand in the way to motivating adults to start learning.

How To Use Analogies In eLearning

How To Use Analogies In eLearning

Analogies play an important role in the learning process, yet very few eLearning courses use analogies to help learners grasp new information. Would you like to know how to use Analogies in eLearning?

Educational Pinball - Comparing eLearning To A Game Of Pinball

Educational Pinball - Comparing eLearning To A Game Of Pinball

Recently I had been trying to think of an effective way of visualising the e-learning process and the mechanics behind it, which would allow me to give a more considered approach for the courses on which I am working, and strengthen the effectiveness of the learning content. In addition, this would help me improve my ability to clearly explain the reasoning behind my course material development.

Video As A Learning Tool: A Mixed Blessing?

Video As A Learning Tool: A Mixed Blessing?

Do you think the use of video during the instructional process helps or distracts the learner? Is video a mixed blessing? In our world of e-Learning, video has become an important element in the eLearning process as, according to research, visual demonstration of something new can lead to successful results. Yet, many eLearning developers hesitate to use this powerful tool. But is this hesitation an unfounded fear?