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Adult Learning Styles

What Are Adult Learning Styles, and How Do They Affect eLearning?

While it has become a controversial subject in recent years, the concept of learning styles—the idea that we learn better when the instruction we receive is tailored to our preferred way of learning—still plays an important role when designing online curriculum. Understanding how different people learn is important when design and delivering online training. You want your employees to not only retain the information you have prepared in your online course materials, but also be motivated to put the new knowledge and ideas into practice in the workplace. As well, adult learners have unique needs that should be taken into…

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Engaging Course Design

3 Tips for Engaging Course Design

Designing an online course can be an overwhelming task at times. How do you engage the learner? Here are 3 tips you can start using immediately to create engaging course design and improve your eLearning. There some simple ways you can improve the design of your course and change it from tedious to pleasurable for your learners. Variety Ensures Engaging Course Design Too often we will fall back into our personal comfort zone when building screens. It’s quick and easy to use a favourite template, because you know that all your content is laid out clearly on the screen for…

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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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