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.

informal and collaborative learning

How informal and collaborative learning support training

E-learning, Managers

Most of the learning at work happens through job-related experiences and daily contact with colleagues and management. Informal and collaborative learning happens naturally and spontaneously in any business setting. That’s why businesses should support it, along with all the formal training programs.

mistakes in e-learning

Making mistakes in e-learning: A dream come true

Learners, LMS

Happy 2016! Raise your glass for a year full of mistakes! Hear, hear!

What? Are mistakes not on your new year’s resolutions list? I think they should be.

Find out why making mistakes in a secure place like an LMS can actually be good for employees and their companies.

Common LMS misconceptions

5 Common LMS misconceptions

LMS, Managers

“It’s a bird! … No, it’s a plane! … No, it’s a caped guy with superpowers that will save the world!”

The citizens of Metropolis always seemed a bit confused whenever Superman made his appearance from the sky. Likewise, some citizens of the real world today seem a bit confused when it comes to learning management systems (LMSs) and what these are supposed to do.

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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