Don’t forget the rules of learning with the introduction of new technologiesGuest blogger: Sally-Ann Moore, Director and Founder of iLearning Forum The hammer and the nail: As a founder and director of a leading e-learning event, I have the chance to discover and appreciate all the new tools and the wonderful technologies in our industry. Mobile learning, serious games, social learning, collaborative tools, all show great opportunities for learning. But sometimes I fear that the technology is diverting us from the main objective and that we are in the process of putting the cart before the horses.
How to use clickers effectively?How to use clickers effectively? Vincent Laberge, research officer at the ETS (Educational Testing Service (ETS) the world’s largest private nonprofit educational testing and assessment organization) and Eric Francoeur, a teacher at the ETS, conducted a study on the use of clickers. Essentially, the use of clickers allows questions to be asked in various situations. The nature of the questions and their timing have different effects on student learning. Teachers who ask a lot of questions will have great ease in adapting their courses to the use of these devices.
How to capture students’ attention?How to capture the attention and concentration of students? This is one of the biggest challenges facing teachers and education officials. Generation Z constantly lives and expects to have ‘experiences’ Today, the young generation are hyper-connected, and are becoming more and more impatient. Generation Z lives and expects to have ‘experiences’ all the time, be it through recommended games, websites or apps. This notion of an ‘experience’ is present in most ideas that are found outside of an educational environment.
5 alternatives to PowerPointHard to imagine a presentation without slides to guide you and your audience nowadays. Even harder sometimes is to imagine using another tool than Microsoft’s Powerpoint to create those slides. Here is a list of 5 alternative tools to design your presentation. [Keynote] Apple, the biggest competitor of Microsoft in all fields also has its own presentation tool. Most obvious alternative from this list, Keynote is also the one that’s closest to Powerpoint in its features.
Best Ways to Design Courses to Captivate Student’s AttentionToday, we have the pleasure to learn about Sally Moore’s point of view on how to design course that help learners stay engaged based on psychological principles of motivation Introduction and Background Since eLearning was first introduced into working life in the mid 1990’s, learner engagement and course completion has always been an issue. Recently the French eLearning press has published several articles with thoughts and advice from leading players –talk of measures, rewards and evaluation, and inevitably talk of tools to track connection times, completion rates and outcomes.
5 Reasons to Use Voting DevicesWhy use a voting device? Here are 5 reasons put forward by Vincent Laberge, a Research Officer at ETS and Eric Francoeur, a lecturer at ETS Fun and motivating, these devices make it possible to revitalize the course, especially in the context of teaching in large groups. They are known to keep distracted students’ attention and to reduce absenteeism. The anonymity of the respondents in relation to their colleagues allows complete student participation, including those who are reluctant to express themselves in public.
Digital learning: 6 figures to keep in mindDigitalization is becoming a growing reality for training managers. Each company has to adapt to new methods and the needs of their employees. How to choose ? What are the trends and important numbers as of today ?53%: The number of enterprises which have adopted blended learning. This number depends on the number of employees and the type of company. Typically, the more workers it has, the more the company mixes pedagogic methods.
What are the digital learning trends that will shape 2017 ?A new year means new trends. It is no less true for the digital learning world ! Let’s start 2017 with an overview of what is going to trend for all the digital teachers, trainers and learners out there. More and more HR people and managers are interested in going digital for the training sessions in their companies and are ready to imitate the many teachers who are flipping their classroom, digitizing their teaching or going for blended learning.
How is the flipped classroom helping with student engagement ?A highly important component of education: student engagement One of the particular elements of effective teaching is student engagement. Their engagement rate is critical and directly related to the way they learn. Students who hit the highest engagement rates will be better at reflecting, anticipating, evaluating, making connections between ideas, questioning and having a critical mind. The first thing to acknowledge is that students are more likely to be engaged if they can find support by educators.
What are the benefits of Blended Learning ?Traditionally, it is often thought that technology is a distraction to overcome if you want to achieve an efficient learning process. But mindsets are changing, and for the better! Those past couple of years, people have been increasingly talking about the integration of online tools in the classroom, also called blended learning. Blended learning brings together the best of both classroom learning and E-learning to optimize learning and comprehension. This new form of education shifts part of the classroom to an online environment and it benefits both students and teachers.
How to transform your class in an interactive experience?Education will never disappear, it will just transform itself It is a fact that technology is rapidly changing the world around us. Therefore, people might be worried that it will replace the human factor in many areas. Education is not an exception: it also has to face new challenges that have appeared with the disruptive digital revolution. But even if technology might take over some tasks and abilities that students have been taught for decades, educators will always be needed.
5 tips to improve employee engagement in your companyEmployee engagement is an issue that is becoming more important each day As a leader in a world where the turnover rate peaks and where people are prompt to leave a job for another one, it should be one of your biggest concerns to improve it. What exactly is employee engagement? It is the degree to which an employee’s feelings about their work environment has an influence on their motivation to learn and perform at work.
5 ways training your employees benefits your companyHow is implementing a training program for your employees worth it ? Your employees, as everyone, need to constantly improve their knowledge and learn new skills. That is why companies should always encourage their staff to continue their education. Business managers might be worried about the costs that staff training might represent. However, the focus should be on the outcome benefits that this will provide the company and the return on investment that it brings.