Beware the Lemming: The Most Destructive Trends in E-Learning First off, let me ask you this. Does anyone know what a lemming is? Well, I’d be happy to enlighten you! See a lemming is a small rodent type creature that has a tendency towards mass suicide. So here’s the question. Simple. Here’s the problem. Cut the Lectures PowerPoint is a fantastic tool, but it has it’s weaknesses. Let me guess, right about now you are thinking, “Well, duh!” Here’s the problem. You don’t lecture to them. Beware Social Networking Social networking is known to be a powerful platform. When using social networking as an E-Learning tool you have to ask yourself, “What’s in this for my participants?” Don’t Be Destructively Creative Have you ever been on a Wikipedia page and found that so many people had added a piece here and a sentence there that you could hardly follow what they were talking about in the first place? So stick to the point. Looking for a Better, Easier & More Affordable LMS?
University of Michigan | Open.Michigan Addressing the Growing Generation Gap in Relation to E Last week I had the chance to partake in one of my favorite parts of my job….meeting with a new client. See, one of the perks of what I do is that everyday has the opportunity to bring something new and different to the table. It’s something I love and something I look forward to. This particular client wanted to discuss the use of E-Learning and mobile learning to roll out targeted training options for their workforce. My favorite subject! So we sit down and start going over some of the basic questions I always start with. The answer that came back? Now I had to start thinking. This client brought home a topic I’ve heard rolling around the E-Learning world for months now. It’s a problem that isn’t going away. With that in mind, here are 3 key ways to address the generation gap in relation to E-Learning: 1). Before you create the first piece of training material, you must understand the needs of your audience. 2). 3). If there is on So know your audience.
schooX - The Academy for Self Learners - Online Courses and Certificates There are 'many reasons' for universities to use e-learning There are several reasons why universities are investing in online learning, a specialist has said. Writing for MediaShift on PBS.org, University of Kansas associate professor of journalism and Budig professor of writing Doug Ward suggested educational institutions are moving quickly to bring "centuries-old models of learning" up to date. Communication technologies could have led this transition, he suggested, pointing out mobile phones, computers and web access are cheaper than they used to be. This is offering people the chance to collaborate and learn alongside anyone in the world and is providing simple access to internet materials, the expert added. Previously, people would have had to purposefully seek out information, but online learning means it "flows relentlessly towards them", he noted. Rising costs, alongside their resistance to change and mediocre degree completion rates, have put universities and colleges "under increased scrutiny", he declared.
The Saylor Foundation timesrecordnews In the North Texas area, online learning is chugging relentlessly forward like a train that won't be stopped. Particularly at the collegiate level, the online phenomenon is fueled by young adults who like technology and nontraditional students who need it, educators say. The flexibility added to a college career through online learning allows students to do what they couldn't easily do otherwise — juggle job, family and studies. "It's an outstanding opportunity for students and the wave of the future," said Dusty Johnston, Vernon College president. With online options, even rural students can complete a degree or work toward a higher one without constant commuting to the big city, according to Pam Morgan, Midwestern State University associate vice president for outreach and engagement. "It's great for our area," Morgan said. Those benefits are so compelling that both MSU and VC are offering more online options. VC offers several physical education classes online. They test online.
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Learning Design isn’t for the wimpy I’ve had my head down on a major project, a bunch of upcoming speaking engagements, some writing I’ve agreed to do, and…(hence the relative paucity of blog posts). That project, however, has been interesting for a variety of reasons, and one really is worth sharing: ID isn’t easy. We’ve been given some content, and it’s not just about being good little IDs and taking what they give us and designing instruction from it. SMEs don’t know how they do what they do. It takes a fair bit of common sense (remarkable by how uncommon it is), and willingness to continually reframe what the expert says and twist it until it’s focused on how they make decisions. It really helps to either have a deep background in the field, or a broad background. You really have to work hard, use your brain, draw upon real world knowledge and go to the mat with the material.