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How to Gauge When Building Online Courses is The Best Option

Building online courses has never been easier, thanks to rapid development authoring tools. With WYSIWYG editors and no knowledge of coding required, today’s authoring tools allow you to upload pre-existing content (such as PowerPoint decks), create new templates from scratch if you wish, or use provided templates which are easily customizable to your content needs. As schools and businesses adjusted their operations to account for the COVID-19 global pandemic, many people with no prior instructional design experience found themselves being asked to either purchase or create online courses. There are several factors to consider when faced with the decision of…

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Misconceptions About Online Learning

5 Misconceptions About Online Learning

For some, online education is an urban myth. Online learning has become ubiquitous with the internet expanding exponentially in the last decade and the advent of mass handheld devices, but so have the myths. In this blog post, we look at some of the common myths about online learning that we come across everyday. Common Myths of Online Learning Online Learning is difficult.The most common misconception amongst all new online leaners is that online learning is somehow very difficult. This is certainly not true as the content and difficulty of the course or the content depends on the content creator…

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Learning In The Age Of Technology

Rules of engagement Part 1: Learning in the Age of Technology

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin Engaging your learners. How do you do it? How do you help someone retain information so that there is value in in the time you have spent developing them? In particular, what kind of technologies will be used? Will new tools even have a place in learning and training? Today we are talking about a particular device that has hit the market over the last couple of years. One which is predicted to be in millions of homes within the next…

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Why Use E-Learning?

With limited resources and budgets, many more organizations are now using e-learning as a means to deliver quality training to its workforce. It is not the same as learning face-to-face and it is not always a substitute for traditional classroom instruction. The reality is there is always room for both types of courses. In, fact they can complement each other very well. Instructional Methods E-learning can provide effective instructional methods, such as practicing with associated feedback, combining collaboration activities with self-paced study, personalizing learning paths based on learners’ needs and using simulation or games. E-learning aren’t just ‘page turners’ any…

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