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Classroom based learning vs eLearning

Classroom based learning vs eLearning
Wednesday April 8, 2015

A common misconception people make when designing eLearning is following classroom based teaching and learning theories. eLearning is not about how we replicate Classroom based learning - this would never work as eLearning has its own pedagogical model theories and practices.

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Martin Blazey Top 10 concepts in games design

Top 10 concepts in games design
Monday March 30, 2015

Modern computer games have their roots in board games and board games have their roots in much older board games some developed as early as 2700BC. It is a testament to the engaging nature of games and their good design that some games like Chess are still with us today.

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Phil Eagles Top ten eLearning design tips

Top ten eLearning design tips
Wednesday March 25, 2015

I have seen the best and worst examples of eLearning and have been through the painstaking process of getting the design “right”. Here are ten top eLearning design tips to consider when creating effective eLearning.

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Human Computer Interaction (HCI) in eLearning

Human Computer Interaction (HCI) in eLearning
Wednesday March 18, 2015

Ask any person with a smart phone how they learned to use it, and the majority will tell you that they learned by ‘doing’. It is no fluke they learned this way; the interface has been carefully designed based on the study of how people interact with computers, or ‘Human Computer Interaction’ (HCI).

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Kerry Pascall The use of video in eLearning

The use of video in eLearning
Monday January 5, 2015

The use of video in a learning environment is engaging, inspiring and can provide interactive situations that could be otherwise difficult to create. But how do you decide whether a video clip should be used within your eLearning project?

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Top Four Ways to Learn in 2014

Top Four Ways to Learn in 2014
Wednesday August 20, 2014

Do you know your blended learning from your mobile learning? This handy infographic explains the differences between the top four ways to learn in 2014.

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Making MOOCs Marvellous

Making MOOCs Marvellous
Tuesday July 22, 2014

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) make learning accessible to a mass audience. That can never be a bad thing. Business L&D departments are following academia’s lead, beginning to see the potential marketing and PR benefits of sharing their staff training with the world.

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Should you insist that your staff are qualified?

Should you insist that your staff are qualified?
Monday July 21, 2014

How did you get to where you are today? Some professions have a clear career path, requiring specific qualifications and membership of professional associations but a surprising number do not. eLearning design and L&D are two prime examples, with practitioners coming in to the profession from a range of backgrounds from human resource management to media production. So, how important is a clearly defined career path and how do you support those members of staff who have taken a more circuitous route?

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