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March 25, 2016

Social Learning Vs Informal Learning: Can You Tell The Difference?

Learning can happen anytime, anywhere, with those around us serving as invaluable sources of inspiration, experience, and knowledge. In many respects, the world is our teacher, but we must be aware of how to tap into the educational opportunities it can offer. Both social and informal learning models are rooted in this ideology. In this article, I’ll delve into the differences between Social Learning and Informal Learning, and share tips on how to use both in eLearning.
by Christopher Pappas
March 4, 2016

5 Ultimate Tricks Of Using Social Media As Learning Tools

It’s no secret that our students spend most of their free time on social media websites. Teachers keep seeing their students with their phones, and we usually get frustrated by that habit. It’s time to start seeing things differently: Social media can be a useful tool to use for educational purposes. You constantly try to bring your teaching methods closer to the “real world”, so why don’t you use social media as learning tools and networks as the perfect chance to achieve that goal?
by Stephanie Norman
January 21, 2016

Social Presence In Online Learning: 7 Things Instructional Designers Can Do To Improve It

Social presence in online learning stimulates the whole eLearning experience, enhances learners-instructors interactions, and improves learners to learners activities as well. But how can Instructional Designers and eLearning instructors do to boost social presence in their courses and trainings? In this article, I will share 7 things they can do to achieve this goal and improve the overall eLearning experience.
by Edgar Garcia-O'Neill
December 28, 2015

Top 10 eLearning Activities You Can Employ To Build Strong Online Learning Communities

Online communities share common values. There is no better way to promote and empower learning than facilitating your learners to build strong online learning communities. In this article, I'll share the top 10 eLearning activities you can provide to help your learners build a powerful online learning community that ensures that learning takes place in an engaging, trusting, and highly motivating online environment.
by Christopher Pappas
December 10, 2015

4 Tips To Search Twitter For eLearning Content

Whether you are already using Twitter for eLearning purposes or not, this powerful social media tool can reveal and offer you extremely useful information. In this article, I’ll share 4 ways to search Twitter for eLearning content and show you how you can take advantage of this influential social learning platform.
by Christopher Pappas
November 7, 2015

The Impact Of Social Intelligence In eLearning

Solving complex mathematical equations or creating a written work of art may be a breeze for the most brilliant minds among us, but navigating social situations present an entirely different challenge. Although IQ is often associated with academic progress, social intelligence is a key element in a comprehensive education. In this article, I'll take a closer look at the impact of Social Intelligence in the realm of eLearning.
by Christopher Pappas
October 26, 2015

Designing Collaborative eLearning Activities To Achieve Near And Far Transfer

Talking about collaborative eLearning activities, it is not uncommon for Instructional Designers to search for magic formulas as rules to apply and magic wands as tools to be used respectively, in order to develop the perfect eLearning project. The bad news is that there are no such magic formulas in Instructional Design. The good news? that they do not need them. The purpose of this article is to show that only one quality is actually needed in order for collaborative eLearning activities to meet different levels of learning objectives and achieve near and far transfer of knowledge: Creativity.
by Marisa Keramida (M.Ed.)
October 16, 2015

Social Media Lessons

Ever stopped to consider the way we use, interact with, and even rely on our social media accounts? It’s more than just tweeting, posting a status update, and searching for an interesting subreddit – now consider applying these habits to learning online. What can social media and the habits we’ve formed do to benefit the world of eLearning? Let’s find out.
by Sarah Welby
October 5, 2015

Top 7 Tips To Be A Successful Webinar Host

Many learning professionals are unwilling to host their own webinars, as they assume that being a successful webinar host requires skills they do not have. In this article, I’ll share the top 7 tips to help you through this process and make sure that you become a webinar host who highly engages and captivates their attendees, whoever they are.
by Christopher Pappas