There is considerable controversy over MOOCs, and their value is still a matter for debate. However, there are examples of MOOCs that work. The question is, why? Another question is, how? The engineering education team at Google has found strategies for creating MOOCs that appear to be effective, and in this article you will find some of their “lessons learned.”
As a community of practice, The eLearning Guild is based on the idea that members share with, and learn from, other members. And 2014 is shaping up to be another exciting year! With face-to-face and virtual events, real-world research reports chock-full of practical insights, and thought-provoking content from Learning Solutions Magazine, the Guild truly offers something for everyone.
by Mayra Villar
Mobile users, as a group, display three different mindsets; game designers need to be aware of these mindsets and to cater to them. Fortunately, there are best practices to help you do this. Here are some considerations that can guide you through the process of creating mobile-enabled games.
If learning is so important to organizational success, why do so many training departments (including those who invest heavily in eLearning initiatives) struggle to get the funding they need? Mature learning organizations get the funding that others do not. Here are the critical success factors, and some key guidelines for developing a mature learning operation.
It’s great that online instruction scales to global availability, but if it doesn’t engage learners and encourage them to think critically, what’s the point? Here are five ideas for building content that takes advantage of the Internet, uses creativity to get engagement, and does what is right for the learners.
by Jason Haag
Augmented reality (AR) provides a view of the real world, with enhancement from computer- generated input: sound, graphics, text, video, and GPS data. This article expands on a session from DevLearn 2013 and provides examples of how AR delivered on mobile devices is already providing support for learning and performance in real-life situations.
by Bill Brandon
Interoperability is a major concern as platforms and technologies for learning proliferate. SCORM and the xAPI, LMSs, and LRSs came about because of attention from government and corporate organizations. But what about the education field? The IMS Global Learning Consortium provides guidance and support for learning technology in organizations worldwide.
Managers, executives, and other clients often come to the training department with the solution to a perceived problem already in mind. They often have a laundry list that they believe the course should or must address. How can you direct the conversation to performance and not knowledge? Here’s a simple tool to turn things around: the Do—Know—Access triangle.
With so many new training technologies and trends appearing one after the other, we face a major challenge: ensuring a smooth, simple training environment for all our learners. Here’s a look at how to create a seamless learning environment. Check the parts that your training strategy covers and the parts that you can optimize or add.