Understanding Adult Learning

Adults learn in a very different way to that of children and students. Adults have a lot on their mind and are difficult to motivate and engage with. So how do we negate these problems and create successful learning? Let’s first understand Adult Learning. Malcolm Shepard Knowles was an American educator well known for the Read more about Understanding Adult Learning[…]

There’s nothing funny about Fun

The concept of eLearning should be a fun experience. Does an interactive talking dog or a messy office where you click on objects to read a point really make your eLearning course fun? To an extent it does, but it does not challenge or motivate learners in any meaningful way.  According to gamification techniques, fun Read more about There’s nothing funny about Fun[…]

Cognitive Overload

Take a moment to think about how much information you are exposed to on a daily basis through news in print, articles, websites, television adverts, promotions and social media. Every day we are constantly being overloaded with information that often leave us overwhelmed and confused. Learners experience the same problem when taking an eLearning course Read more about Cognitive Overload[…]

Swop your resolutions for SMART Goals

  Every new year, I’m filled with hope and determination as I make my resolutions for the year. I have a sense of optimism that this year will be the year I accomplish my resolutions. And every year my resolutions last about a week if I’m lucky. I’m left with regret and a sense of Read more about Swop your resolutions for SMART Goals[…]

The use of social media in learning

Social media…you either love it or hate it! For some, social media is an important part of their daily tasks but for others social media is a complete waste of time. However, no matter which side of the fence you sit on, it is important to understand the potential social media has in learning.   Read more about The use of social media in learning[…]

It’s in the Storyboard

As an instructional designer, it is known that good eLearning is about design and not software. In order to have great design, your foundation or storyboard for your eLearning course needs to be carefully planned and detailed. A storyboard is a document that identifies the learning objectives, visual elements, text elements, audio elements, interactions and Read more about It’s in the Storyboard[…]

Flipping learning on its side

What is a flipped classroom? A flipped classroom is a model in which lectures and content is viewed online at home, whilst homework elements of a course is done in the classroom. It is an offspring from blended learning that has proven to lead to better learner results.   How it works? With the vast Read more about Flipping learning on its side[…]

Adding Hollywood to eLearning

Using videos in eLearning With the advancement of technology, the use of videos on smartphones devices, tablets and computers has increased. Developments such as YouTube and Vimeo have made watching videos easy and accessible to many people. According to YouTube’s statistics, more than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month and over 6 billion Read more about Adding Hollywood to eLearning[…]

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