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Some eLearning Applications of 3D Printing

From desktop units to professional online services, 3D printing technology is making the virtual solid – and creating a new bridge between reality and the digital world. Just as in the fairly recent past hard copy from fax machines, dot matrix, inkjet and laser printers allowed information to be easily distributed to students and corporate […]

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Some eLearning Applications of 3D Printing

From desktop units to professional online services, 3D printing technology is making the virtual solid – and creating a new bridge between reality and the digital world.   Just as in the fairly recent past hard copy from fax machines, dot matrix, inkjet and laser printers allowed information to be easily distributed to students and […]

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Some Webinar Best Practices

They’re a great convenience for busy learners or sales prospects who can’t attend flesh and blood conferences or devote time to training during office hours. But designing and delivering a compelling webinar that hits all the main points and doesn’t put viewers to sleep takes planning, a careful use of technology, and some of the […]

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eLearning For Compliance – And Beyond

With so many sets of regulations at work governing Health & Safety, wellness and environmental conditions, equality and diversity, data handling, and other conditions, it can be an uphill struggle for businesses to keep their operations and personnel in compliance with all the demands of industry and the law.   Education plays a big part […]

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Is 3D Learning Solid?

While text and graphics form the main part of most sets of training materials, there are applications and circumstances for which simple (or complex) words aren’t enough – and even pictures can’t fully communicate, or achieve the desired effect. In situations like these, 3D learning presents a viable alternative.   What is 3D Learning?   […]

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The Reality Of Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)

Though self-directed and self-paced learning have their role to play in skills acquisition and professional development, many organizations still face the challenge of imparting the same set of knowledge and skills to large groups of their members at a time. This might be due to industry-wide changes requiring their entire workforce to keep up, or […]

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Learning Games for Adults

Game play and game dynamics have great potential to enliven and enrich the learning experience. But too often, they’re included as an afterthought: Tacked on as fancy graphics, cheesy animations, or the inevitable Merit Badge / Points system.   The intentions may be noble, but the actual execution turns learners off – whether they be […]

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Using Video In Collaborative Learning

We often hear the virtues of independent, self-motivated learning. But humans are by nature a communal species – and much of what we assimilate takes place in a social context.   Even so-called “independent learning” activities have a social element, as research, exploration, and the testing out of new techniques all build on the work […]

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Creating A Learning Culture At Work

Now more than ever, the well-being of an enterprise depends on a constant influx of new knowledge. Product ideas, sales techniques, communications technology, adapting and developing new processes, and keeping pace with industry standards or the requirements of regulatory compliance: all of these rely on the assimilation of new concepts and information.   Formal training […]

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The Importance of Social Intelligence in eLearning

Although linked with genetics and instrumental in academic success, intellectual capacity such as that measured as a person’s Intelligence Quotient or IQ is only part of the story, for that individual’s overall success in life.   Beyond the textbooks and analytical problems, a well-rounded person must also spend years learning how to interact with others, […]

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