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Instructional Designers

Branching scenarios: Getting to e-learning’s El Dorado

Branching scenarios: Getting to e-learning’s El Dorado

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Learners, LMS

Branching scenarios make your learners experience real world challenges and deal with real life consequences of their choices, all without real life risks.

They transform the learner from a passive observer into an active and involved participant. The unfolding of the narrative creates a memorable experience, thus helping the learner better retain the information. The consequences of their choices, especially the ones that led to failure, will stick to their minds and will determine them to make the right decisions when real life situations demand them.

Gamification mistakes

5 Gamification mistakes to avoid

E-learning, Instructional Designers

Gamification has proved its usability countless times, by improving the attitude towards learning, increasing learner engagement and motivation and boosting productivity. When done right, gamification can have great results in terms of revenue growth.

However, things are not always as easy as pie when it comes to designing and managing a learning strategy using gamification. Here are a few gamification mistakes that are more common than most e-learning professionals would want to admit. Take note and try to avoid them the next time you set to design gamified learning courses.

power of emotions on learning

The power of emotions on learning

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Learners

Emotions can be compared with an on/off switch for learning. While positive emotions have the power to motivate learners, negative emotions can actually impede the learning process. Instructional designers should strive to create the best environment for learners to feel safe to interact, experiment and explore new topics.

augmented learning

Why all the hype surrounding augmented learning?

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

Augmented reality allows us to create digital layers of information on top of the physical world, thus connecting our digital lives with the surrounding environment. Augmented learning extends the possibilities in the real world for education and training, redefining the learning space and increasing engagement and boosting productivity.

Gamification: the spoonful of sugar for the training medicine

Gamification: the spoonful of sugar for the training medicine

E-learning, Instructional Designers, Managers

Remember Mary Poppins and her supercalifragilisticexpialidoceous way of teaching the Banks children to enjoy all things in life, even those they didn’t really want to do?

E-learning professionals had to come up with ways of keeping all the corporate Janes and Michaels engaged with their courses. They found that the equivalent of the spoonful of sugar for the training medicine is using gamification in their training.

social intelligence in online training

How to use social intelligence in online training

E-learning, Instructional Designers

Social learning is all about interacting successfully with others in various contexts. Instructional designers who use social intelligence principles when creating training courses will help their learners not only retain knowledge better, but also develop their empathy and interpersonal skills.

 

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