• Basic eLearning

    What is an Avatar and Why Use Them?

    An avatar is an animated image used in eLeanring. Avatars can look like people and even look like personalities. But why use them? Studies have shown that when a learner sees and hears a person like figure in an online lesson, they try harder to learn and understand the information being taught. Some companies have…

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    Free online learning! Where?

    Does this screen capture look familiar? If you are interested in lots of free learning for you and your organization, you should know of it. It’s Apple’s iTunes U. iTunes U is a gold mine of FREE online learning and a knowledge base every organization should be tapping. You can find eveything from MBA Business…

  • Basic eLearning

    CSTD Learn @ Work Week

    As anyone who has been reading my posts knows, I am a big proponent of companies who invest in the knowledge their employees aquire. I was happy this past week at a client’s to see them promote and advertise what they are doing for the Canadian Society for Training and Development’s (CSTD) Learn @ Work…

  • Basic eLearning

    The cost of using eLearning

    I am contacted weekly by companies or individuals that are interested in having eLearning developed for their organisations. What many don’t understand is what it costs and what is required to create and deploy GOOD eLearning content. Well I’m here to tell you that for every hour of good eLearning, it is going to take,…

  • Technology & Devices

    Mobile Learning on the iPad

    The iPad, the latest and greatest Tablet to enter the marketplace in a long time. I have used tablet computers before but nothing like this. So let’s talk about how this one device can change the mobile learning space. Smartphones are small light and basically a little computer in your pocket. The iPad takes most…

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    Outmodels in the wild

    This is an amazing article/statement along with the photo I found on Flickr. It is so cool I had to present it here as part of my eLearning blog. I would love to hear what you think of it! An organized system of learned behavior that is a total way of life of a people….

  • Basic eLearning

    Creating a working virtual classroom space

    When one is starting to create a virtual classroom space for their organization, many questions arise. This article we hopefully help you answer some of those and make your first session a brilliant one. Tip 1 Content from the real classroom doesn’t always carry over well. Consider some of these factors.. …¬†you can’t read the…

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    mLearning, the Next Generation

    You have heard of classroom learning, blended learning and eLearning, now here comes mLearning! mLearning or Mobile learning uses mobile devices such as smartphones and iPod touches and even iPads to provide learning to the student. A great example of this is in the ESL arena. Students learning English can walk down the street, listening…