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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 Types

7 Learning Types Everyone Should Know!

There are various types of learning methods and for most people it can be quite confusing as to what exactly these different concepts mean. To help you out, we have compiled a simple list of important learning concepts you should know when researching possible solutions for your eLearning needs. Active vs Passive Learning Active learning is the opposite of passive learning which involves no input or feedback on part of the learner. An example of passive learning would be lecture based teaching in which students passively listen to the teacher. In the process of Active learning, an individual is engaged…

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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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Social Learning

Social Media: Your learners are already here – where are you?

It is without a doubt a time where people have a vast amount of information at their fingertips. There is never a question that can be unanswered since “just Google it” has been added to our vocabularies. As such, an increased amount of informal learning takes place on a daily basis. The way we use the internet has changed over the years. Before it used to be a resource we used to find information. Now we use it as a way to express opinions, connect with people, learn and share our learning. Additionally, people can communicate what they are learning…

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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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