• Basic eLearning

    Using Interactive Teaching Methods is a Success, Hmm

    I just read an article/paper published by UBC on the use of interactive teaching methods in a large undergrad physics class. It is here.. http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2011/05/12/interactive-teaching-methods-double-learning-engagement-in-large-undergraduate-physics-class/ I completely support their observations but also have to say DUH! Those of us in Corporate training and particularly conducting Leadership and Management Development training have been using interactive teaching methods…

  • Basic eLearning

    Moving Content to the Digital Realm

    eBooks are fast becoming the norm for many books, documents and other materials / content being moved to the web and to digital eReaders and tablets like the iPad. I have commented before on this blog about using iPads or tablets in the classroom and for mobile learning and I support that completely. This blog…

  • 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…

  • Basic eLearning

    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

    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…

  • 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…

  • Basic eLearning

    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…

  • Basic eLearning

    Just in Time – Learning

    Just-in-Time Learning, provides you with ability to learn and develop a skill, quickly and just at the appropriate time. For example, You are completing a special application for a client, that just happens to be siiting across from you. You know this form but are not sure of all the components, and how to complete…