Serious games do more than just offer a few badges for finishing a quiz here and there. An effective serious game creates a learning environment where learning objectives are translated into important behaviors, where the context is meaningful to the learner and decisions are consequential.
In this article I’ll present a framework that could help educators to make a shift from designing long, information based online courses to micro-learning, which is a result of content curation techniques and chunking information design strategy.
What’s stopping your eLearning getting off the ground? Audience research from our Learning Technologies 2014 seminars exposed some common barriers to effective eLearning, so we’ve taken a look at three ways to overcome them.
The Learning Professionals' Free Gamification eBook. Would you be interested in the Most Effective Uses of Gamification in Learning? In the Free How Gamification Reshapes Learning ebook you will find useful Gamification Tips provided by 23 Gamification professionals.
Infographics are incredibly popular right now for communicating statistics, presenting a message, and for displaying information in a visually appealing manner. A well-designed infographic can get more attention than the same information presented without the visual appeal. Many companies are now using infographics in the link building efforts because they tend to get a lot of attention and attract links from blogs and social media. In this post we'll showcase 10 examples of effective infographics for your own inspiration. Hosting Decisions, from the Chalkboard
People’s opinions on the effectiveness of e-learning vary based on their own experiences. Determining what is true and what is myth can be challenging. Based on the 20 years of experience Interactive Services has in designing and developing custom learning solutions for compliance, sales, manufacturing and technology, our company has addressed a number of popular myths about e-learning.
1937 - Mark Arthur May and Leonard William Doob collected all the principles behind the Cooperative and Collaborative Learning Theory. Check the Instructional Design Models and Theories: Cooperative and Collaborative Learning Theory article and presentation to find more.
Since a continually increasing number of students are turning to online education, there are numerous courses available on the internet. Designing a basic online course may be difficult and is no different than working on an eLearning course. If you wish to design an effective e-learning program, that’ll make the transition from classroom to e-learning as pleasant as possible for the students, then that is a different story. It requires a good deal of time, planning, and hard work.
With so much information easily accessible from multiple sources in the cloud, learners will take more and more control of their own learning, changing the role of learning professionals, departments and software. I believe this will lead to an end of the corporate Learning Management System (LMS) within 5 years.
Research has shown that dropout rates for an online college is increasing compared to traditional colleges. However, one can still motivate a distance learner to study using the following best-kept secrets of distance learning. The article lays out some sure-fire strategies that will work in the favor of the adult learners.
Blended learning is a buzz word that’s been thrown around quite a bit lately and brings together the best of both classroom learning and elearning. In fact it seems to be the ideal solution all-around as it appeals to all learning styles, circumstances, needs and demands. It combines the support of classroom learning with the flexibility of elearning.
Digital learning is coming whether people like it or not. The new standards call for it. Twenty-first century readiness requires it. Future jobs rely on it. There is no doubt that educational technology has the power to motivate kids, so why not harness that passion in the K-12 classroom? There are many reasons why digital learning has arrived and is here to stay.
Mobile learning is predicted to be the most disruptive game changer in 2014. It offers many advantages to e-Learning, such as convenience and accessibility. So what will be some of the biggest trends within mobile learning?
A PERIODIC TABLE OF INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN: A unique, graphical presentation of Instructional Design Concepts in a concise and structured manner. We hope this is useful for the Instructional Design and Elearning Community.