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What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Online Learning?

What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Online Learning?

Learning is often considered to be a normal part of working and personal life. Both learning for achieving a job as well as for achieving knowledge should not be neglected. Online environment is changing continuously and it represents a great opportunity for learning. It is very important to discover how to learn using all available communication channels and choosing the ones that best suit a person’s style of filtering the information.

How To Earn (and Keep) Trust As An eLearning Instructor

How To Earn (and Keep) Trust As An eLearning Instructor

eLearning answers many needs of a 21st century audience. It eliminates travel, thereby reducing our carbon footprint. It provides immediate results, and is therefore a streamlined training solution. And eLearning is laser-targeted to develop precise skill sets. But eLearning instructors also have to contend with the drawbacks of the online experience; namely, recreating the physicality of a classroom. Better technology makes the training an ever more interactive experience. Still, the instructor-student relationship is not exactly replicated in an online environment.

Using Data To Ease The Grading Process - An Educator's Perspective

Using Data To Ease The Grading Process - An Educator's Perspective

I have become an educator and I am teaching a Spanish MOOC with over 1,000 students! They submit weekly assignments that are to be hand graded, and I alone simply cannot meet the task of grading these assignments. Obviously there is no silver bullet, and no proven technology to automatically grade writing assignments. So, out of necessity, we developed a process to ease our burden as teachers grading assignments.

Starting A New eLearning Project - Questions To Ask Before You Start

Starting A New eLearning Project - Questions To Ask Before You Start

Asking the right questions at the start of a project can save time, money and reduce the amount of re-work on e-learning projects. Before the instructional and graphic design starts there are some questions that should be asked at the start of each project. Do you take time to go through and set up your project or do your get straight into the design?

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.

7 Important Tips For Training Success After It Ends

7 Important Tips For Training Success After It Ends

Speak to any learning officer within an organization and he/she will surely tell you that two of the biggest challenges they face are getting their employees to retain the knowledge they received during the initial training sessions, and beyond that to apply that knowledge to practical skills and daily tasks.  It's not an easy thing to answer, and there are no simple solutions.  But here are seven tips toward achieving that objective.

Business opportunities around MOOC

Business Opportunities Around MOOC

MOOC (massive open online courses) become popular more and more. Lots of people are involved in a discussion about MOOC. E-Learning portals publish news and press releases related to MOOC every day. Millions of students learn courses and leave their feedback. One of most popular discussions related to MOOCs is about if is this possible MOOCs replace traditional higher education. 

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?