Adult Learners

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April 30, 2016

Instructional Design For Kinesthetic Learners: 7 Techniques To Employ

Kinesthetic eLearning experiences are tactile in nature. They involve movement, interactivity, and direct contact with the learning materials. All of these things can be difficult to achieve in eLearning. Fortunately, there are ways that you can take a kinesthetic approach when designing your eLearning program. In this article, I'll show you 7 techniques to employ when addressing to kinesthetic learners in eLearning.
by Christopher Pappas
April 13, 2016

How To Engage Adult Learners: The Remind App

Remind is a communication tool that helps tutors connect instantly with students; especially adult learners. Send quick, simple messages, notes, attachments, or audio to any device or broadcast to all clusters (classes). Messages can be translated to over 60 languages.
by Julian Davis
March 3, 2016

5 Technology Challenges Faced By Adult Learners

Adult learners acquire their knowledge very differently to children. They are much more results driven, goal oriented, and practical, as well as being very self-directed. When it comes to technology, we can’t simply assume that all adult learners understand or know what to do with technology. In this article I have grouped what I believe to be the 5 main technology challenges faced by adult learners.
by Julian Davis
January 14, 2016

Low-Cost Gamification For Adult Learners

Gamification is the process of changing the dynamics of any activity by incorporating several game elements. This technique has gained popularity in various fields because of its effectiveness in increasing productivity, speed, and learning. The field of eLearning also tapped into the use of gamification to enhance the efficacy of eLearning courses and materials. However, not all companies have extra money to spend on gamification features, which can get very expensive. In this article, I will discuss some ways Instructional Designers can use low-cost gamification for their eLearning courses.
by Marina Arshavskiy
January 13, 2016

5 Tips For Effective Distance Learning With Adult Learners

Distance learning is transforming the educational experience of students worldwide. Adult learners that are pursuing a high school diploma equivalency can benefit from online instructional models. This article will focus on tips and strategies for engaging, retaining, and helping adult learners succeed in an eLearning setting.
by Joey Lehrman
November 13, 2015

Pedagogy Vs Andragogy In eLearning: Can You Tell The Difference?

Should you follow the same Instructional Design processes and apply the same learning strategies to all of your eLearning courses, regardless of the age of your audience? Do adults and children learn the same way? Certainly not. In this article, I’ll delve into the debate of Pedagogy vs Andragogy in eLearning clarifying the differences between the two concepts, so that you will be able to understand the respective challenges of each and create highly motivating eLearning projects for both your young and adult learners.
by Christopher Pappas