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Assessments: When Scoring Is Boring

Do you hate tests? Do you find yourself looking to see what you scored, perhaps relieved that you got most of the answers right? Here’s the thing. Scoring is boring! Especially when it comes to your learning objectives. How can it be okay to only know 80% of your learning objectives if ALL of them are, you know, the actual LEARNING OBJECTIVES! Why do we assess learners in the first place? Well, an assessment determines if students have gained sufficient knowledge or have become proficient in a skill. (Those pesky learning objectives!) It also provides instructors with the chance to…

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Online Learner Engagement

The Secrets of Learner Engagement and Online Course Development

This is the first of a two-part series about online learner engagement.  If every topic of every course was fascinating stuff that learners were hungry to learn, then engagement would be no problem. However, course content sometimes isn’t all that engaging, which means your employees are not getting the training they need to help your business thrive. However, there are some simple tips for designing online training that will increase employee engagement and help make a difference in your bottom line. Engage learners by providing choice The primary rule of engagement is to make the course into a series of…

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Udutu Lms Employees

“Is Udutu Good for My eLearning Business?” An Interview with Roger Mundell

In this Q&A, CEO Roger Mundell explains the philosophy behind Udutu. "We want to be the good guys. The ones you trust to eliminate obstacles and to provide the tools you need." Q: Where did the idea for Udutu come from? The idea behind Udutu came from my time working at Royal Roads University (RRU). RRU was launched in 1995 and was essentially a startup university with a desire to scale up, but limited resources to do so. Get help with your online course development >> At that time Royal Roads had enough classroom space for 300 students, because the…

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Lms For Business

Why Online Training Must Focus on the User Experience

Each month Udutu publishes Personal Online Learning Management News, a curated selection of articles about learning, LMS other topics related to adult online training. Why Online Training Must Focus on the User Experience According to two academics who study online training, online learning technologies not help employers reduce costs, but also improve employee retention. Employees become engaged when they aware of job functions, aims and organizational goals, while learning the necessary skills and expertise needed to get promotion. However, the researchers say, while online learning technologies are becoming more and more common in the workplace, organizations need to increase focus…

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Online Learning Solution

How You Organize Content: The Key to Effective Online Training

You may have heard of the Microsoft study that discovered the human attention span has decreased from 12 seconds in 2000 to just 8 seconds in 2015. Goldfish, in comparison, are believed to have an attention span of nine seconds. This has broad implications for online training. What has caused this decline in focus? It's all due to smartphone adoption over the past decade or so, says Microsoft in its study. We are now so captivated by mobile devices that many of us check more than a hundred times a day. For businesses, this shortened attention span can derail your online…

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