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What is 70/20/10 and How Does It Relate to E-Learning?

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What is 70/20/10 and How Does It Relate to E-Learning? There are generally two ineffective ways to approach any learning theory or model. The first is to ignore and the second is to adopt without any scrutiny, expansion, or refinement. This applies to 70/20/10 as much as any other model or theory – you shouldn’t dismiss it but you shouldn’t …

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8 Reasons Why E-Learning is Great for Big and Distributed Companies

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8 Reasons Why E-Learning is Great for Big and Distributed Companies Delivering training in large and/or distributed companies is time-consuming and expensive. Heck, you don’t need me to tell you that if training is one of your responsibilities. What I can tell you is e-learning alleviates many of the problems that are unique to organisations like yours. For large and/or …

Ramadan E-Learning

Ramadan E-Learning Module

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Ramadan E-Learning Module As Ramadan is here, we thought it would be a great idea to develop a short e-learning module explaining some of the key components of the Holy Month. Most non-Muslims will no that fasting is involved, but likely have less of an idea of where Ramadan came from and why it is so important.  Ramadan is a …

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The Power of Immediate Learner Feedback in E-Learning

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The Power of Immediate Learner Feedback in E-Learning One common misconception I encounter when discussing the potential of e-learning concerns the disconnect between trainer and learner. This is understandable as, after all, the trainer is either not physically present when the learner goes through a module or, in the case of asynchronous e-learning, doesn’t exist in human form at all. …

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How to Make Annual Training Effective With E-Learning

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How to Make Annual Training Effective With E-Learning Annual training of staff is essential for many companies and industries but it can be ridiculously unproductive. In many situations, even the trainers don’t believe in the value of what they are doing, particularly when faced with a group of employees wondering how the subject matter relates to them, wishing they were …

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What is Spaced Repetition and Why is It Important?

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What is Spaced Repetition and Why is It Important?   Knowledge retention over time is one of the biggest challenges organisations face when offering training or educational courses. Learners may be able to remember the content of the course when quizzed or tested on it immediately after they finish, but results dramatically worsen when you ask them the same questions …

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How Gamification Transforms Learning

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How Gamification Transforms Learning   E-learning courses are most effective when they help learners quickly grasp new ideas, skills, and concepts in a way that lets them retain that information for the future. Gamification can help you achieve this. In fact, most of the best e-learning courses I’ve seen in my career include gamification. Gamification is so effective because it …

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Synchronous and Asynchronous E-Learning – What You Need to Know

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Synchronous and Asynchronous E-Learning – What You Need to Know You can put all e-learning courses into one of two categories – synchronous e-learning and asynchronous e-learning. The technology used for both is typically the same, with differences coming in course structure and learning approach. Here is a brief description of both methods: Synchronous e-learning – where learners join a …

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E-Learning and the Principles of Adult Learning

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E-Learning and the Principles of Adult Learning One of the best ways to make e-learning courses successful is to focus on the principles of adult learning. These principles describe how adults learn so when you build courses with them in mind, the learning experience is more effective. That said, it still surprises me that so much training and skills development …