In some ways, the eLearning market had no choice but to grow exponentially over the last two years. The pandemic made it clear that regardless of how long people would have to live trying to minimize contact with others, it’s a good idea to delegate anything online when you can. The promising $243 billion market projection from Statista certainly hints so. And as the attitude towards eLearning is changing, so is the realization that it’s not confined within online video classes and Learning Management systems anymore. Businesses need to prepare their employees through far more complex technology and tools. If you’re a business owner or someone in the eLearning industry in charge of preparing course content for businesses, you need to be intimately aware of the ever-evolving trends. Let’s look at the eLearning trends that are sure to stand out in 2022. 1 . Artificial Intelligence Significant strides have been made in the development of Artificial Intelligence. If put simply, it’s an … [Read more...] about Top 5 eLearning Trends You Should Be On The Lookout For In 2022
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Social Media For eLearning
In today’s tech-savvy world, social media has become an indispensable part of our lives. People use social media for everything. From sharing pictures, selling products to promoting their business, a large part of our lives happens in the "digital world." While social media platforms will come and go, social networking itself is here to stay for a long time. Therefore, it makes sense to leverage this remarkable power of social media to enhance your eLearning courses. What Is The Role Of Social Media In eLearning? In this blog, I will share the best ways to use social media in eLearning. I will also cover the importance of social media in the ever-growing world of online learning and walk you through the best ways in which course creators can leverage different social media platforms. Despite the physical distance, Facebook and Instagram have brought people closer than they have ever been before. Recently, the use of social media has become immensely popular in the education … [Read more...] about Social Media For eLearning
How to Have a Successful Transition from Teaching to Instructional Design?
Switching your career is never easy. It brings a basket full of challenges, confusion, and nervousness. But sometimes, taking a new career path can also be one of the most exciting and rewarding things in life. Are you a teacher who is finally ready to pursue a new career? Do you want to quit teaching and not take up something entirely new? If your answer is yes, then instructional design is definitely a career to explore. According to the Association for Talent Development (ATD), “instructional design is the creation of learning experiences and materials in such a way that results in the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills.” This is something teachers do every day, isn’t it? Instructional design enables you to stay rooted in your education-based background while experiencing something new at the same time. So, you won’t have to face the frustration of starting over in a completely unfamiliar career. Sounds amazing, right? So, how can you transition from … [Read more...] about How to Have a Successful Transition from Teaching to Instructional Design?
Is Instructional Design a Good Career for Teachers?
It is not a secret that being a teacher is no easy feat. Teaching hundreds of learners, preparing thousands of lesson plans and presentations, staying late to prepare for the next day, and evaluating multiple assignments with a smile on your face is difficult. And it sometimes gets monotonous too. Thus, many teachers eventually begin looking for a new career. Today, with the advancement of technology and the development of society as a whole, job opportunities have grown significantly, which provides a wide variety of new jobs to choose from. One popular and ever-growing career option that many teachers are gravitating towards these days is instructional design. The simple reason for this is that it’s a rewarding and lucrative career option right up the alley for most teachers. This article will walk you through the ins and outs of instructional design and what it entails. We will also talk about the benefits of instructional design and why it is a good career option for … [Read more...] about Is Instructional Design a Good Career for Teachers?
Seven Pillars of Learning Objectives: The basis of sound eLearning course development
Learning objectives are the cornerstones around which Learning and Development (L&D) professionals assess whether learners demonstrate successful learning from completion of a unit of an eLearning course. Because of their critical nature, L&D teams must understand how to write them correctly. Improperly developed learning objectives not only fail to measure successful learning, but they often also serve to defeat overall learning outcomes. Discerning Outcomes and Objectives Newcomers to eLearning course development often use “outcomes” and “objectives” interchangeably. While to the layperson they might seem similar, to an L&D professional, they aren’t! LEARNING OUTCOMES: These describe high-level (often longer-term) behavioral traits involving a broad spectrum of skills, knowledge, and attitudes that a course desires to impart. Outcomes are strategic outcomes that a course seeks to accomplish. Example: “Upon completing this course the learner will consistently … [Read more...] about Seven Pillars of Learning Objectives: The basis of sound eLearning course development
How to Create Learner Engagement Through Micro Content: 10 Tips and strategies worth exploring
Learner engagement is the ultimate test of an L&D professionals’ ability to design, produce and deliver eLearning successfully. However, “success” isn’t just a measure of how many learners enrolled or completed the course but is also a function of the level of commitment and engagement displayed during the course. Unfortunately, traditional course content, like lengthy PowerPoint decks, 10-thousand-word text descriptions, and hours-long audio is no longer conducive to engagement. So, what’s the alternative? Microcontent! What is Micro-Learning Content? As the name suggests, micro-content is learning content that’s smaller in size and scope than its lengthier peer. Typically, traditional eLearning modules run anywhere between 30-minutes and an hour. During that time, it’s hard for L&D professionals to assure they have the learner’s complete attention. The longer a lesson takes to complete, the greater the chances are that learners will disengage. To address that issue, … [Read more...] about How to Create Learner Engagement Through Micro Content: 10 Tips and strategies worth exploring