Active Learning

Need to know everything about Active Learning? Definition, theories, benefits, tips and best practices for Active Learning in an extensive list of articles, written by our top eLearning professionals.

September 2, 2016

5 Ways Freelancers Benefit From Microlearning

Freelancers enjoy many advantages – flexible hours, greater autonomy, easier work-life integration… You name it! However, they meet certain challenges which could be crucial to their success. One such challenge is the constant need to learn new skills which affect their earnings and marketability. Here are 5 ways in which freelancers benefit from microlearning, the fastest eLearning method.
by Bojana Zvijerac
August 18, 2016

Átiko13: Inclusive Learning Through Music

I met Maro Alberte of Átiko13 in a meetup aimed at non-profit associations. We were sitting in a circle, telling everyone what we did, as in an Anonymous Alcoholics meeting. All of us were giving support to young, short path projects, but most were well focused and had made great strides in a short time.
by Leticia Lafuente López
July 21, 2016

6 Ways To Enhance Active Recall In eLearning

One of the pillars of active recall in eLearning is summarizing the subject matter and putting it into context. Online learners are encouraged to put the information into their own words to improve knowledge retention and comprehension. In this article, I’ll discuss 6 ways to enhance active recall in eLearning to make your eLearning experience more memorable.
by Christopher Pappas
June 26, 2016

Active Learning Networks: How To Improve Customer Service

In customer facing jobs, where everyday practice is related to customer satisfaction, brand admiration, customer loyalty, and other metrics, a major part of knowledge is informal and won’t be found in manuals. So, what can organizations do to make sure their customer service is always immaculate? Enter the active learning networks eLearning model.
by Elias Parlavantzas
March 31, 2016

10 Strategies Of Deeper Learning Skills For Education Leaders

In today’s world, teachers and education leaders have the thankless job of not only educating students and instilling knowledge and skills inside their young minds, but also of preparing them for all the challenges that are waiting for them out there, in the real world. It is essential, because it is no longer the world their parents used to live in, and because everything around them is undergoing constant and swift change. This means simply having students know something is not enough. They need to be able think for themselves and approach things critically, which is where deeper learning comes in.
by Julie Martin
July 29, 2015

Active Learning In Online Training: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

Active learning is one of the most effective ways of learning indeed, but creating an online active learning environment requires careful attention. In this article, I’ll explain what active learning is, what are its best practices, and most importantly, how to integrate it into your online training course in order to increase your employees’ engagement, motivation, and performance levels.
by Christopher Pappas
July 1, 2015

How To Build An Active And Collaborative eLearning Space?

It is quite common to think about eLearning (especially eLearning courses) as a static and lonely way of building competencies. However, thinking this way rules out many interesting and valuable learning approaches. So, let’s discuss how we can stimulate more active and collaborative learning in the eLearning space.
by Marek Hyla
June 29, 2015

9 Tips To Enhance Active Listening Skills In eLearning

What is active listening and why it is important for your learners to master such a skill? Unlike its involuntary counterpart, hearing, active listening actually involves a great deal of concentration. But when a learner is able to truly master the skill, a world of unforgettable learning opportunities is revealed. In this article, I’ll explore everything you need to know about active listening so that your learners will not only absorb, but also retain information presented in your eLearning course and I'll share 9 invaluable tips on how to design eLearning courses that enhance active learning skills of your audience.
by Christopher Pappas
October 30, 2013

3 Reasons To Encourage Student-Generated Content

Criticisms from adults about the quality of student-generated content are unfair, because up until now, all theories and assumptions are mostly drawn from youth engagement in entertainment and gaming contexts, and not from educational contexts. Generalizing that a set of raw behaviors in one context would automatically define another is hardly grounds to impede the momentum of user-generated content.
by Paul Moss
October 17, 2013

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.
by Paul Moss
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