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Factual Questions In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

Factual Questions In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

The famous author, Mark Twain, once said “Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please”. As eLearning professionals, it is our duty to give our learners the facts, and to ensure that they comprehend these facts, so that they have the power to apply the information in whatever way they wish. In this article, I’ll explore the types of factual questions and how you can use them to gauge learner progress, improve knowledge retention, and build cognitive thinking skills in your eLearning course.

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Training Millennials

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Training Millennials

Employers today are full of anxiety over the growing population of Millennials in the workforce. Millennials make up almost half of the total workforce, with numbers still rising. At the same time, the generation of Baby Boomers is rapidly retiring. Business Insider reports that millions of these Baby Boomers have retired just in the last six years and 10,000 of them turn 65 every single day. With the Millennials coming in and the Baby Boomers going out, the climate of the workplace is shifting. While companies of all kinds want to appeal to Millennials and hire Millennials, they aren’t quite sure how to adapt to their differences. Read why training Millennials is a challenge worth taking.

Albert's Successful Training Story

Albert's Successful Training Story

Albert drove home from the board meeting feeling very pleased with himself. He had been praised by his chairman for the work he had put in since joining the firm two years ago, and had been given a complete endorsement for the five-year training plan that he had presented to the board that afternoon in Mumbai, India. As he drove home, he reflected on those two tumultuous years. Prior to joining his current company, he had worked for five years as production manager in a small company that manufactured plastic coat hangers in his native Gujarat, and had made a name for himself there. When he arrived here, the company was barely profitable, with high absenteeism, shoddy work practices, and little or no quality control. He immediately saw there were two problems; low morale and lack of training. Here is how his successful training method helped increase productivity.

Teaching About Plagiarism In The Online Classroom

Teaching About Plagiarism In The Online Classroom

How do you help students understand, and avoid, plagiarism? Teachers have reams of tutorials and steps to take to avoid the trap of plagiarism, but many students tune out the advice. I’ve had some success getting students to understand plagiarism in the online classroom by using a short video that illustrates do’s and don’ts by example.

Typography In eLearning: 5 Key Tips For eLearning Professionals

Typography In eLearning: 5 Key Tips For eLearning Professionals

Typography is critical for eLearning design and development; it can make your eLearning course look professional and well organized, or amateurish and sloppy. Most importantly, it affects your learners’ attention. In this article, I’ll share 5 key tips for great typography in eLearning, so that you can make sure that you use it effectively in all of your eLearning courses.

3 Types Of Online Training Course Certificates

3 Types Of Online Training Course Certificates

Certificates are a great way to reward your online learners, from basic completion to social and verified certificates. Even if your online training course is outside of compliance topics, there are great reasons to consider offering a certificate of completion. Learn about the 3 types of online training course certificates you can offer.

The Top 7 Qualities Of A High Performance eLearning Team

The Top 7 Qualities Of A High Performance eLearning Team

High performance eLearning teams don’t just happen. Positive spirit, clear goals, and shared ambitions are only a few of the characteristics that an eLearning team must have in order to produce excellent eLearning projects. In this article, I’ll share 7 top qualities that make a high performance eLearning team, so that you will ensure that your team is not only a truly great eLearning professional group, but also 100% dedicated to attaining their shared goals.

Who Stole My eLearning Audience?

Who Stole My eLearning Audience?

In my experience, the biggest step a teacher makes when first engaging with online learning is the one where they understand that their eLearning audience is behind a soundproof wall! No quick classroom polls to gauge how much the group knows, no show of hands for an indication of comprehension, and no-one calling out the answer to a question on a topic about to be covered. Online content creation is a skill that teachers have to learn.

Higher Order Questions In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

Higher Order Questions In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

Multiple choice and true or false questions have their uses, but higher order questions take learning to the next level. Rather than giving simple one word responses, your learners must think abstractly and search their knowledge banks to arrive at the correct conclusion. In this article, I’ll delve into the basics of higher order questions, as well as the various types you can use in your eLearning course. Finally, I’ll give you 4 tips on how to properly integrate them into your eLearning experience.