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Are You Already Microlecturing?

Are You Already Microlecturing?

When it comes to online learning, we are often faced with libraries with untransparent lists of resources, among which there are also narrated slide presentations that could be long from 40 minutes to several hours. These long online presentations are not aligned with our attention span and are not suitable for using on mobile devices also. So what is the solution for this problem? In this article I’ll present microlectures as a possible solution and also the procedure of how to create them.

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9 Techniques For Online Educators To Gamify Their Digital Classrooms

Involve and motivate your students into the process of online learning with the help of gamification. Check what gamification is, and what gamification techniques you can use as online educator to make your digital classroom more interesting for your online students. Check the following 9 techniques that will help you gamify your digital classroom.

Can Serious Games Spice Up Product Knowledge Training?

Product knowledge training has traditionally been difficult because of the large amounts of information learners must simply remember. Using serious games for learning and sound instructional design principles can vastly improve the amount of information adult learners can commit to long-term memory.

How To Bring Micro-learning Into Reality?

How To Bring Micro-learning Into Reality?

More than ever before we are in search for ideas and solutions of how to prepare online learning materials which take into account the basic principles of cognitive load theory. In this article you’ll find one of the possible solutions for making online learning experience more memorable by utilizing learning maps which rely on micro-learning framework.

4 Important Mobile Learning Questions

The Who, What, When and Why of Mobile Learning

Mobile learning has clearly made its mark on the corporate world. With Smartphones being used to access so much content daily, adopting mobile as a training resource was inevitable. But is it possible that some organizations have been too hasty in adding mobile to their basket of performance support tools without really thinking it through?

The One Skill You Need to Excel in Instructional Design

The One Skill You Need to Excel in Instructional Design

Instructional design is a multi-faceted discipline, and – let’s face it – a lot is asked of instructional designers (IDs). We need to have adult learning theory and learning models at our fingertips, be data detectives, sharp interviewers, and writers who can weave a story, not to mention detail-oriented, process-oriented, organized pros. Yet the one essential skill for IDs in corporate training and Learning and Development (L&D) is rarely taught in schools.  

The Secret to Effective e-Learning Games

The Secret to Effective e-Learning Games

Serious games do more than just offer a few badges for finishing a quiz here and there. An effective serious game creates a learning environment where learning objectives are translated into important behaviors, where the context is meaningful to the learner and decisions are consequential.

Don’t Pick Sides, Create an ADDIE-Agile Mashup

Over the vast countryside in the kingdom of Instructional Design a mist of uncertainty has fallen over many of the loyal subjects residing there. Conversations can be overheard discussing whether Queen ADDIE should stay on the throne or if an Agile usurper like SAM would be a more effective monarch. With all of this uncertainty several are even considering the viability of a Constitutional Monarchy creating a model government where both ADDIE and Agile can play important and functional roles.

21st Century Classrooms with 20th Century Learning Theories

21st Century Classrooms with 20th Century Learning Theories

The 20th century brought forth several changes in the field of education. These changes include teaching methods and pedagogies, teaching and learning theories, and new perspectives on where America’s education is heading. In the 21st century, classrooms called online classrooms or virtual classrooms are emerging in vast numbers, all accessible 24/7, across towns and cities and certainly across the nations. Still, how much can 21st century classrooms benefit from 20th century theories?