Increasing Learning Transfer in eLearning

Complete a thorough assessment of the organizational goal(s) and the targeted learner

This might sound like common sense, but it is shocking how often this critical first step is left incomplete or is skipped altogether. Before you can design any effective eLearning program, you must understand the learners who will be engaging with it. The technical capabilities & access, existing skills & skill gaps, any prior knowledge that should be called upon during the learning process (part of instructional scaffolding), and the context in which the learners are likely to apply new knowledge are all factors that should greatly inform instructional design decisions.

It is also important to have extreme clarity around the organizational end-goals inspiring the investment in new eLearning content. It is not at all uncommon for a company to think it simply needs to beef up its customer service training in order to solve a declining customer …

Designing E-Learning

  • In the absence of an instructor, custom e-learning courses cannot just have one word ‘pointers’ with no explanations. Even if there are space constraints, e-learning designers have to make sure that each point is well explained to aid novice learners. An impactful way of doing this is to utilize audio to describe concepts in detail without taking up too much screen space. While the visual impact of the screen remains intact with minimalistic text, audio provides suitable descriptors to help learners understand better.
  • To further aid the individual needs of the learners, the option of turning off the audio can be provided for expert learner who do not need explanations of the introductory concepts. To provide learner re-enforcements and a chance to revise the topics taught through the e-course, the audio script can also be provided as a downloadable resource. The learners can later refer to it to re-enforce learning

Mobile Apps Streamline the eLearning Industry

  1. Classical teaching – the provision of educational material, designed to study by individual listeners at a convenient time for them. It can be a text document, presentation, and webinar record.
  2. Group training – simultaneous work of several listeners on-line. It can be joint preparation of the project, brainstorming, discussion of key problems of the organization. An important stimulating part of group work is competition: after all, when several people are doing the same thing, someone inevitably comes forward.
  3. Dynamic learning – working within interactive web applications. Tests, games, abstract simulators or real simulators simulating real situations – all this increases the degree of involvement of the participants.

mLearning as a new word in technology

With the widespread use of devices such as smartphones and tablets, a new content delivery tool has emerged. mLearning allows transferring educational process from the desktop to a mobile device using WAP or GPRS technology, Wi-Fi …

Benefits of eLearning for Students

Online Learning Accommodates Everyone’s Needs

This digital revolution has led to remarkable changes in how the content is accessed, consumed, discussed, and shared. Online educational courses can be taken up by office goers and housewives too, at the time that suits them. Depending on their availability and comfort, many people choose to learn at weekends or evenings. The online method of learning is best suited for everyone.

Lectures Can Be Taken Many Times

One can access the study program an unlimited number of times, unlike classroom teaching, with online learning. This can be very helpful at the time of revision while preparing for an exam.

Offers Updated Content

One of the prime benefits of online learning is that it assures you that your content are up to date and based on the latest industry trends.

Quick Delivery Of Lessons

eLearning is an approach to provide quick delivery of lessons. In …

Multiple Domain Usage of E-Learning

In medical education e-Learning has a large amount of benefits, first of all being the fact that by using the Internet tool this information can reach students all over the world. Also, medicine students often don’t consider this type of learning as a replacement to the traditional style, but rather a complementary way in which they can improve their knowledge. Only that with this method they can set their own pace and time for the learning process, because information is there for them regardless the time and date.

In the corporate area managers all always searching to find newer and more cost reducing methods for training employees, especially if we are talking about wide spread enterprises. With the help of e-Learning cost for traveling and hosting of employees are cut down completely, as they can obtain all the needed information by electronic means. Decreases in cost are about learning materials …

Methods of eLearning

Textual (“to read”). They are historically the first and up to the present day the most common. They are books, which differ from their paper relatives by comfort of navigation, interactivity and ability to be updated without republishing. They can be:

  • Completely textual – the text is split into paragraphs and has hypertext navigation. It is better never to use such type;
  • Illustrated – also known as “text + image”. Depending on how the “pictures” are processed they can be “a little bit better than textual” (which is still poor) up to textual courses with diagrams, illustrations, comics and interactive inserts, the most common today;
  • Wrapper for the video – if each slide in a textual course contains a video with test tasks after it, it is considered the wrapper, not a textual course, and should be evaluated according to video standards.

Video (“to watch”). The courses in simple forms …

Benefits of Corporate eLearning Market Trends

Decreased Training Costs

What is the primary benefit of corporate eLearning? Through online corporate training, a company actually gets an opportunity to reduce training costs. How? There wouldn’t be any need for printed training materials or the requirement for on-site facilitators since all the information needed by an employee can be found easily on the online training platform. Moreover, the conservation costs of an online training platform are basic as compared to outmoded face-to-face employee development.

Rapid deployment of content

It is important to note that, online training can be imparted quickly and conveniently. This way, the employees can gain new information or skills almost immediately, without waiting for printed materials. Moreover, it also empowers the organization to simply upload materials for instant access by the employees.

Employees Can Access Information When They Need It

With the availability of online training, the employees have an active and beneficial chance to …