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4 Fun and Creative Mind Maps to Develop Kids' Multiple Intelligences

4 Fun and Creative Mind Maps to Develop Kids' Multiple Intelligences

The article dwells upon the creative ways in which you can use mind mapping to develop children's verbal, logical, visual, and intrapersonal intelligences. Children can become smarter and wiser, from different perspectives, if we seek to help them nurture and refine their intelligences. Parents and teachers altogether can use mind maps to engage their kids in  fun, exciting activities that will have multiple benefits for their personal development.

Why Do Employees Forget Their Training?

Why Do Employees Forget Their Training?

Even the best looking online training courses will fail if they don’t take into account long-term knowledge retention. While easy to deliver, there is a responsibility to ensure that the information not only becomes a skill but an innate habit. Well developed elearning courses can help to stem the outward flow of knowledge.

Going Global eLearning Best Practices

Going Global eLearning Best Practices

Picture this scene: you are the eLearning guru at your small to medium sized company. Your company grows, which means more work for you and maybe even additional staff to share the burden, this is great. However with growth comes a wider audience. With International growth comes an even more diverse audience with potential language barriers and connectivity issues. But this is not a problem for you, eLearning Guru. You can handle anything that comes your way!

Creating an e-Learning School Culture

Creating An e-Learning School Culture

Education is constantly changing the way students learn and how instructors teach. Technology is often the driving force behind many of the world’s changes and innovations. In education, creating an e-learning culture is more about developing and tweaking what already exists, sharing a common vision, and doing things a little differently. The purpose of this article is to identify and outline a strategy for creating an e-learning culture within a school system ready to step away from traditional teaching.

eLearning Still Needs To Be Sold Or Is That Bought?

eLearning Still Needs To Be Sold Or Is That Bought?

What’s as ineffective as relationship selling? Relationship buying! It appeared the problem was solved. Two martini lunches and deals done on the golf course all but disappeared under the scrutiny of a more transparent, post Sarbanes-Oxley world. But eLearning providers are for-profit businesses and deals still must be sold. So have the eLearning sales professionals all become personality-less question & answer machines while the eLearning buyers have all adopted sophisticated, measured and validated purchasing processes? Well, not quite, let me provide some background.

Progressive Education: The Rising Power Of Student Voice

Progressive Education: The Rising Power Of Student Voice

Read many current educational articles or twitter feeds, and it becomes pretty clear that progressive educationalists are gaining voice. Project based, constructivist, experiential, problem solving curriculum is lauded and promoted at every turn, and thankfully so. Learning becomes deeper and more meaningful when students participate in knowledge building. However, there are a few educationalists who are really pushing and disrupting the boundaries of progressive education. They are those who believe in student-generated content.

Benefits of Synchronous and Asynchronous e-Learning

Benefits of Synchronous and Asynchronous e-Learning

Online learning environments are becoming more frequent in teaching and learning than ever before (Bonk & Zhang, 2006; Er, Özden, & Arifoglu, 2009; Skylar, 2009). Synchronous and asynchronous learning technologies are the two most common online learning types (Hrastinski, 2008; Er et al., 2009; Simonson, Smaldino, Albright, & Zvacek, 2012). The purpose of this article is to discuss the advantages of using both synchronous and asynchronous technologies in an online learning environment.

The Challenge of Teaching Soft Skills

The Challenge Of Teaching Soft Skills

It is easy to lecture on soft skills and then for students to pass a test showing that they have learned the material. But will behavior really change as a result of the lecture and testing? Do role plays result in behavioral change? Research shows that behavior changes at a minimum require repeated practice with extensive feedback. Simulation technology now offers the capability to go past traditional training and produce effective soft skills training.