Online Learning Management News for November 2017 | Udutu

Online Learning Management News for November 2017 | Udutu
November 17, 2017

Each month Udutu publishes Personal Online Learning Management News, a curated selection of articles about online learning, LMS other topics related to adult learning.

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Do You Need a Formal Degree, or Will an Online Course Do?

We all know that in the modern economy, we can’t just stop learning. But how to keep educating ourselves is a complicated question. Is it a worthwhile investment to get a formal degree, like an MBA or PhD? Should you take a more targeted approach, with a short-term executive education program? Or perhaps DIY it by signing up for an online offering? An adjunct professor for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business provides some tips. Read more >>

5 Reasons to Get Started Using Scenario-Based E-Learning

Many managers who give feedback to team members are surprised by what happens, or does not happen, as a result of what they say to their teams. Employees get defensive, remain unaware of expectations, or do not act on the feedback. What’s the solution?

With scenario-based e-learning, managers can construct and deliver feedback statements and let them experience the consequences of their choices. Read more >>

10 Ways a Positive Workplace Culture Builds Positive Results

“I can say without hesitation that positive cultures breed sound strategies and deliver results that exceed expectations,” says Marc Kramer, who teaches in entrepreneurship. Kramer notes that that more than $500 billion is siphoned off from the U.S. economy because of workplace stress, and 550 million workdays are lost each year due to stress on the job, while disengaged workers had 37 percent higher absenteeism, 49 percent more accidents, and 60 percent more errors and defects.

In this article, Kramer identifies 10 characteristics of leaders who build strong productive cultures that lead to successful strategic plans. Read more >>


Four Tips to Boost Retention and Avoid Overload

Are your employees really getting the best out of your elearning programs? The problem: many online courses consist primarily of recorded lectures. Many LMSs rely on text in their learning modules while ignoring video and voice.

However, according to education researchers Richard Mayer and Roxana Moreno, we learn best, generally, when we mix sight, sound, image, and text in a learning environment.

People generally undergo employ both visual and linguistic cognitive processes while learning. In other words, we learn by seeing, and we also learn by people instructing us. Both visual and linguistic content can come in various forms.

Here are 4 principles to consider when designing any kind of eLearning initiative. Read more >>

Questions About Online Learning? Contact Udutu for Answers!

Udutu’s free course authoring software lends itself to teams who must collaborate to create training, or to groups who are scattered and to Subject Matter Experts who don’t have the time or inclination to become technologists.

As always, if you have any questions about course authoring and creating effective elearning content, don’t hesitate to contact the team at Udutu.

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