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May 7, 2016

8 eLearning Trends That Are Changing The Learning Landscape

eLearning trends have become a cradle-to-grave activity. While it may begin with educational games for toddlers and end with games to keep the brain elastic and alert in old age, there is an entire body of eLearning that takes place in between that relates to academic and career growth. It was inevitable, as technology has become more and more sophisticated, that eLearning programs and opportunities would grow.
by Patrick Cole
April 3, 2016

7 Tips To Support Online Learning Communities

Online learning communities have the ability to connect your learners and make them feel like they are part of an effective peer network. In this article, I will share 7 tips to support online learning communities, so that you can give your learners the structure, support, and inspiration they need to improve their performance.
by Christopher Pappas
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
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
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.)
September 16, 2015

Learning Communities As A Vital eLearning Component

People are social animals. In every single day, in relation to various professional or non-professional activities, we enter to and exit from various communities. Sometimes such a community lives for a very short time, like 10 or 15 minutes (eg. group of people waiting to the dentist). Sometimes, however, we become members of communities of much longer time of living and of much bigger learning power. These are the learning communities.
by Marek Hyla