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November 5, 2015

Why eLearning Is For Every Generation

Have you ever noticed how often the media portrays Baby Boomers as technological idiots? It’s common for movies and TV shows to depict the generation born between 1946 and 1964 as utterly clueless when it comes to operating smart phones and laptops. Of course, those in the business world know that this is, for the most part, inaccurate. Some individuals sincerely dislike using technology and wish the pen-and-paper days would magically reappear. However, most people in the working world, no matter if they are Baby Boomers, Millennials, or from Generation X, find technology to be helpful and necessary to getting work done. This is especially true of eLearning technology.
by Jeffrey Roth
September 30, 2015

Online Personal Training: The Future Of Fitness?

It’s no surprise there’s a lot of information online. It’s also no surprise you can get a lot done from behind your computer screen. Whether you want to know who the 36th President of the United States was or to pay your cable bill, all you need is the internet. What might be more surprising, then, is the surge in the popularity of online personal training. While so much of what has been replaced by computers and the internet can be described as impersonal, that’s not the case with a well-crafted personal fitness program - that just so happens to be on the computer.
by Adrienne Erin
September 18, 2015

Adult Learning In 15 Years

When there is danger, what do we do? Panic? Education and training are critical to decision-making and to our survival. 2030 is only 15 years into the future. Yet there are solid reasons to believe that adult learning experiences will be transformed within that time frame.
by Anne Knowles
September 11, 2015

Do We Have Different Learning Needs?

In today’s learning world there seems to be a huge spectrum between the associated characteristics of the various generations of learners; however, ultimately, whether we are Millennials or Baby Boomers, are we that dissimilar? Do we all have different learning needs?
by Marie Faulkner
September 2, 2015

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.
by Heera Edwin
June 30, 2015

Divergent Thinking In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

The word “divergent” is usually associated with rebels, free-thinkers, and anyone else who deviates from societal norms. It may even be a “dirty” word in some circles, particularly those that crave conformity. However, in the hands of an eLearning professional who knows how to use it, divergent thinking can be a powerful tool. In this article, I’ll share 4 best practices and 5 tips for using divergent thinking in your eLearning course design.
by Christopher Pappas
June 22, 2015

4 Basic Learning Methods In eLearning

There are several learning methods that are considered natural for formal learning delivered in schools. In this article I will discuss how we can use basic techniques like workbooks, tours, repetition, and note-taking in completely different learning processes. Let's take a look at the ways in which these basic learning methods can add value to eLearning courses for adults.
by Marek Hyla
June 11, 2015

8 Tips To Keep In Mind Before Creating Elearning Courses For Adults

Elearning is a great way for adults to gain new knowledge and skills. Both of which can be used for personal and professional growth. But designers of elearning courses should carefully consider the contents, including the description, subjects, and graphics, and their impact of their programs on their prospective adult learners.
by Hemina Shah
March 28, 2015

7 Tips To Use Learners' Creativity In eLearning

By encouraging learners to use their creativity in eLearning courses you can transform even the most tedious subject matter into a unique and memorable eLearning experience. In this article I'll share 7 key tips on how to take full advantage of learners creativity when designing and developing your eLearning course.
by Christopher Pappas
March 4, 2015

5 Step Design Model To Gain Attention Of A Learner

You might have learned or seen many techniques to create an effective eLearning. But after all these learnings have you ever realized that to gain and retain the attention of a Learner is the most challenging aspect of an eLearning course design. In this article, I will take you through an effective 5 step design model to gain the attention of a Learner.
by Jiyo Mathew Johnson