eLearning Design and Development

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May 8, 2013

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.
by Christopher Pappas
May 2, 2013

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!

by Kara Leyva
April 26, 2013

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.

by Christopher Pappas
April 11, 2013

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?

by Parker Grant
March 18, 2013

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.
by Mark Nathan Willetts
March 9, 2013

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?

by Christopher Pappas
February 22, 2013

The Use Of Music And Animation In eLearning

Do you think that introductory music and animation clips help, motivate and engage the participants of an e-learning course? Do genre, volume level and duration affect their concentration? Do music and animation clips constitute an attention grabber or an annoyance factor? Apparently, views are conflicting and experiences differ.

by Christopher Pappas
February 21, 2013

How To Create Interactivity That Works

How many times you have come across sessions that make you click various on screen objects and claim to be interactive? How many times you have talked to vendors who claim their content to be interactive because it has quizzes after every 5 screen? I guess the answer will be a plenty of times.
by Shyamanta Baruah