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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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The Advantages Of Being An ELearner

The Advantages of being an eLearner

What exactly is an eLearner? Well simply put, an eLearner is any individual who engages in electronic technologies to access educational, training or developmental content outside of traditional learning methods. Over the years, there have been many terms used to define an eLearner such as a distant learner, online learner and electronic learner. The Advantages of eLearning Regardless of what we call an eLearner, there are certain advantages that eLearners enjoy over traditional learners. Here we list some of them to encourage you to give eLearning a try. Cost Effectiveness: Regardless of the provider or the platform, most eLearning content…

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Applications For Virtual Reality

Rules of engagement Part 2: Applications for Virtual Reality

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi Oh the exciting new world of Virtual Reality (VR). In my last post we looked at the possibility of using this new technology to make learning more effective. With several new VR products currently on the market, we are able to get a sense of how the hardware and software work together to create unique learning environments that keep learners engaged. Could this be the next “big thing” in the eLearning industry? Let’s take a closer look. Is it just a…

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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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