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How To Cut Costs With Cloud-Based Training. Did you know that Cisco, world leader in networking hardware, switched from classroom training to a web-based solution for its 28.000 sales representatives and cut overall training costs by 40-60%?

How To Cut Costs With Cloud-Based Training

Meanwhile, Dow Chemical did the same thing for regulatory compliance training of its 60.000 employees and contractors. The result? Dow went from spending an average of $95 per student/course to only $11, with overall annual savings of over $34 million. The above stories illustrate why cloud-based training has become so popular.

The cost effectiveness of cloud-based training derives from several factors, including: lower infrastructure costs, lower travel costs, and scalable, pay-as-you-go, payment plans. Time Is Money – Reduced Set-Up And Maintenance Costs Conventional computer classrooms require a large outlay in hardware and software. Home-Schooling – Eliminating Travel And Lodging Costs Companies with branches around the world have employees around the world. Top 3 tips for training teachers. We’re just about to come to the end of a fantastic 10 week project working with Broadgreen International School to improving their maths department (blog post here).

Top 3 tips for training teachers

The project can be deemed a success, and we’ve actually seen a much greater improvement than we expected. 3 Ways To Get Inspired With eLearning. 6-Simple-but-Critical-Steps-to-Effective-E-Learning?utm_content=buffer467be&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter. Use conversations in eLearning courses. Synopsis Overview tutorial showing the background and characters angles that I use when building a conversation in an eLearning course.

Use conversations in eLearning courses

Download Source Files You can download the source files here. 5 Benefits of Learning Management System to Deliver Online Training. Many organizations are adopting eLearning to train their employees and this is where they need a Learning Management System (LMS) – to track and monitor learning activities.

5 Benefits of Learning Management System to Deliver Online Training

An LMS is a web-based application and can be used to plan, implement and track the learning content. It acts as a centralized system to deliver online training programs. In this blog, I would like to share some benefits of using an LMS. 1. Centralized System: 5 Questions To Ask. 10 Easy Ways to Learn Online in 2015. Sharebar At the start of every year, since 2010, I have listed new ways to learn online.

10 Easy Ways to Learn Online in 2015

I collect these sites throughout the year and save them just for this very moment. So here is a list of ways you can take advantage of the vast knowledge available online, allowing us to appreciate how willing people are to innovate and share. 1. 6 Design Principles Of Connected Learning. The Learning And Design Principles Of Connected Learning by Terry Heick In 2015, no one should be hurting for compelling ed content.

6 Design Principles Of Connected Learning

Sites like edutopia, The Tempered Radical, Langwitches, Justin Tarte, Cool Cat Teacher, Grant Wiggins’ blog, and dozens of others offer outstanding reading on a daily basis to help you improve the things that happen in your classroom. (And this list is frustratingly incomplete–they’re just the sites on my radar that I’ve been reading since I entered education.) A bit more “fringe” are sites like TeachThought, Jackie Gerstein’s UserGeneratedEducation, the Connected Learning Alliance and DMLCentral.net, MindShift, and so many more–“fringe” due to their thinking that seems as interested in understanding what’s possible in a modern learning environment as they are what is.

You could even call this kind of content less immediately practical when you’re just Googling for a lesson idea for tomorrow, but there’s room for everyone in a digital and infinite world. Keep eLearning Readable or Don’t Bother Using Text at All. Recently, we found some powerful words by Carrie Cousins which made us think on how they apply to eLearning: "Design for readability or don’t bother using text at all.

Keep eLearning Readable or Don’t Bother Using Text at All

4 Tips To Use Color in eLearning. In this article, I'll share the basics of using colors to enhance the aesthetic appeal and effectiveness of your eLearning deliverable.

4 Tips To Use Color in eLearning

I'll even discuss how each color can create a specific mood or effect, in order to make your eLearning course more meaningful and memorable for your target audience. One of the most effective ways to boost learners’ engagement and help them emotionally connect to your eLearning course is to integrate color into your eLearning design. Even if don't have very much experience in the eLearning industry, color can give you the opportunity to transform any subject matter into a successful eLearning course, thanks to the fact that the human brain has the power to convert color into emotions and moods. Have an idea of the mood you're trying to achieve beforehand. Always have a clear idea of the mood or feelings you are trying to convey through the use of color in eLearning. A 4-Step Recipe for Maximum eLearner Engagement. We’ve all met them.

A 4-Step Recipe for Maximum eLearner Engagement

Ask about online courses they’ve taken, and they’ll roll their eyes. Current eLearners are bored and can’t wait for their courses to end. Whoever put together these courses – was it you? – didn’t have the right recipe for eLearner engagement. Enhancing eLearning Resources. 5 Questions to Ask About Learners Before Developing E-learning Courses. The first and the foremost thing you need to do before starting eLearning course development is “learner analysis”.

5 Questions to Ask About Learners Before Developing E-learning Courses

In fact a brief Knowledge about the target audience, their preferences and skill set will help you design effective online courses. Here are some points that can help you with the analysis. 1. What is the skill level of employees? Think about the skill level of learners whether they are intermediate, novice or advanced level in online training. Online Safety Training for Manufacturing Employees. Each year millions of people get injured or die due to the risks that occur in workplaces.

An estimation by the US Department of labor stated that organizations spend about 1 billion dollars as compensation per week to their employees due to safety-related causalities. Not just the compensations, organizations also have to face legal obligations if they don’t train their employees on safety-related aspects. The Pros And Cons Of Technology. 10 Tips to Writing Better Quiz Questions. Quizzes are a valuable part of an e-Learning course.

They provide scores to evaluate your learners during or after their online training is over. But you should also recognize how quizzes are valuable for you—the e-Learning developer. Quizzes are a built-in way to provide course feedback. They show you if your learners are accomplishing the learning objectives in your course, so you can adjust the material for next time. However, to ensure you receive the most accurate feedback, you need to make sure you’re writing effective quiz questions. 3 Essential Tools to Add Pizzazz to Your eLearning Courseware. 3 Essential Tools to Add Pizzazz to Your eLearning Courseware While eLearning has many advantages, learners sometimes can feel like they are drifting on a life raft in the middle of an ocean. Calling All MOOCs. 44 QR Codes Resources For Teaching & Learning.

44 QR Codes Resources For Teaching & Learning We’ve taken a look at QR codes before–how they can be used to empower student voices, for example. While the potential is great, in short a QR Code is a physical link that can be scanned by smartphones or tablets in mobile learning circumstances. The following list from listly user Marianna Talei offers a huge variety of QR resources, from QR code generators to attaching images and hosting QR code treasure hunts. eLearning Interactivity. Webadmin?A2=E-LEARNING-NORTHWEST;def87738. JISC RSC > RSC North West regional events. Is your existing CPD and staff development that is offered to your practitioners and other stakeholders, appropriate?

Or does it work reasonably well, taking all things into consideration? JISC RSC > RSC North West regional events. Jisc Regional Support Centres Blog - Stimulating and supporting innovation in learning. Is technology development built into your strategic plan? 31 Oct 2013 Jisc recently launched its million pound “Innovation through technology” funding call, which is in addition to the one million pound SBRI Assistive technology competitions launched by Jisc TechDis. These funding opportunities are ideal for those providers who have acknowledged, strategically, that the use of technology can support teaching, learning and assessment. The following series of events, organised by your Jisc RSC, are designed to walk your organisation through the process of determining whether an “Innovation through technology” funding proposal would be appropriate, given your current strategic priorities.

These events are suitable for both strategic and operational teaching and learning/ILT managers. The RSC are also ensuring SMT are aware of these opportunities and encouraging their buy in throughout the bid writing process. Online briefing with Nigel Ecclesfield, Thursday 7th November, 11:00-12:00 Deadline for submissions is Friday 6 December 2013. Strategic Advisory Group. Green Learning Environments. Contact us. Don't show this message again. Contact us. JISC RSC > RSC North West regional events. Webadmin?A2=E-LEARNING-NORTHWEST;869d878e. Podcasts. Are Chromebooks Viable. Learning in a Social Organization (LISO): a clickable guide. Online vs In-Person Learning: Which Is Actually Better? The 4 Big Reasons You Should Try Mobile Learning. The Current State Of Mobile Learning In Education.

The 6 People Needed To Implement E-Learning In Your Classroom. eLearning Tools-Resources-etc. eLearning Tools-Resources-etc. What Type of Learner Are You? [Infographic] A new lifeline for Zambia’s favourite radio show. Happy with the Lifeplayer Interactive radio instruction is a popular way to reach those with no access to formal schooling, and thus in the Petauke District of Eastern Zambia, the recent introduction of two new radio models has boosted the popularity of the educational radio programme Learning At Taonga Market (LATM). Launched in 2000, the project was originally aimed at orphans in the AIDS-ravaged countryside; however, over the years, thousands of radio units have been donated by local and international benefactors, thus enabling the project to go national. With two new radio models now in use, LATM has started a new chapter.

By Prue Goredema and Brenda Zulu. Mobile SEO Strategies. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) has traditionally been applied to desktop searches and websites. Google+ Welcomes Teens. Aiming to hit Facebook in a vulnerable spot, Google on Thursday opened Google+ to teens — and added security enhancements designed to help secure their privacy. In a post explaining the move, Bradley Horowitz, vice president of product at Google+, doesn't mention Facebook by name, but dubs current social media sharing "second-rate. " "In life, for instance, teens can share the right things with just the right people (like classmates, parents or close ties). Over time, the nuance and richness of selective sharing even promotes authenticity and accountability," Horowitz wrote. How Do College Students Actually Use Cell Phones? [Infographic] Will Informal Learning Carry the Same Weight as College Degrees?

Culture Teaching Strategies. Digital divide and social media: Connectivity doesn’t end the digital divide, skills do. Whether we like it or not, we live in a very unequal and stratified world. We live in societies in which inequality is ignored in education, science, and in the social media. The Shrinking Price Of Mobile. The power of mobile. Are You Addicted to Your Mobile Phone? 35 Great Social Media Infographics. Are mDevices Destroying your Body? Add your knowledge to the #mLearning toolkit from #JISC. Wired For Mobile Learning? INFOGRAPHIC. Text messaging history. Ringtones. Outlook Web App. M-Learning, MLearning, or mlearning: 3 Ways to Style it & One Concept that’s Here to Stay. It’s Not eLearning On A Phone. How Mobile Technology Ushered In A New Era Of Adult Education. How to build a university mobile application: best practice and insight.

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