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Humanitarian eLearning: Helping Humanitarian Organizations Save Lives

Humanitarian eLearning: Helping Humanitarian Organizations Save Lives

Does eLearning have a crucial role to play in humanitarian organizations? The World Health organization (WHO) seems to think so. Earlier this year, the WHO published a report stating that eLearning could be the key to solving the current global shortfall of 7.2 million healthcare workers, particularly in developing countries where the need for healthcare workers is the greatest. But healthcare is just one very specific area where eLearning can further humanitarian causes – what else does humanitarian eLearning have to offer?

Is eLearning Ageist?

Is eLearning Ageist?

We live in a world where being young is seen as a positive bonus in itself and seems to be a prerequisite for entry to, and advancement in, many industries today. This is particularly true in computer and hi tech industries, but is rapidly spreading to other traditional industries too. While the world is in a tizzy spin trying to “catch ‘em young”, I wonder about the eLearning Industry’s take on catering to the not-so-young.

7 Tips To Expand Your eLearning Participation Rates

7 Tips To Expand Your eLearning Participation Rates

So your latest eLearning course has been released to the organization amid much anticipation and excitement. All of the time and energy that went into developing this new training will now finally begin to pay dividends. However, the hoped-for participation and interest on the part of the workforce just never materialized. What went wrong? Is the course too long? Is it too difficult? Maybe our research into the type of training the employees want was off. Whatever the explanation, this is often the fate of new eLearning initiatives. But it doesn’t have to be. Check 7 ways in which you can expand your eLearning participation rates.

Writing Learning Objectives For eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

Writing Learning Objectives For eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

“Setting clear learning objectives” is a requirement you have probably read a thousand times when reading about how to design effective eLearning courses. However, “clear” may have different meaning for different people; what is absolutely clear to you may not be as clear as you think to your audience. In this article, I’ll show you specific ways to ensure that your learning objectives are crystal clear for everyone, and I'll also explain why this is so important for the success of your eLearning deliverable. Furthermore, I’ll share all the critical information you need to know about developing high quality learning objectives for eLearning.

The Top 10 TED Talks For eLearning Professionals

The Top 10 TED Talks For eLearning Professionals

Exploring a learning topic from a whole new perspective is a rare opportunity. Fortunately, TED talks offer the chance to dive into the minds of other educators, subject matter experts, and eLearning professionals. In this article, I'll introduce 10 talks that are definitely worth a watch.

The Problem With Modular Learning And 3 Easy Ways To Fix It

The Problem With Modular Learning And 3 Easy Ways To Fix It

While advantageous in theory, self-paced learning modules, or modular learning, can actually hinder your organization’s learning and performance if not executed effectively. This article provides 3 ways to fix the problem with learning modules and create reusable, multipurpose lessons that will provide more bang for your buck.

5 Things You Can Learn From Taylor Swift About eLearning

5 Things You Can Learn From Taylor Swift About eLearning

Taylor Swift is taking over the world. That’s my prediction anyway. Her accomplishments go far beyond just music, although her many awards there -including 7 Grammy Awards, 22 Billboard Music Awards, and 8 Academy of Country Music awards- reveal her talent. In 2015 she was the youngest woman ever to be included on Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women list. Here are a few things you can learn from her and apply them to your eLearning development.