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Getting The Most Value From Your LMS

With the global expenditure on learning management systems (LMSs) still rising from its level of over $2.5 billion in 2014 (a year that saw growth of 15% in the training industry as a whole – its highest rate in more than 15 years), and no stopping the continuing evolution of technologies impacting all fields of […]

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An Introduction to Heutagogy

As technologies and our methods of communicating evolve, societies change, and so too do our perspectives on education. In this article an introduction to heutagogy, we’ll be looking at an educational philosophy that in theory integrates very comfortably with the technologies and techniques of eLearning, but poses some challenges in practice: heutagogy. What is Heutagogy? […]

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eLearning with Wearable Technology

Smart devices like the Apple Watch or Fitbit have proved very popular in the sporting arena, and have seen some applications in the workplace for Health and Safety compliance and so-called “wellness”policies. But wearable technology has potential beyond its use for health and fitness. In this article, we’ll be looking at various ways in which […]

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Gamification Strategies for Business Training

Corporate or industrial training doesn’t have to be a dry, lecture or laboratory based exercise that sends trainees to sleep, doesn’t impart the skills or knowledge it’s intended to, and effectively wastes every resource poured into it. This is where gamification business training comes in. In fact, numerous studies indicate that learning is enhanced when […]

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5 Reasons To Use eLearning

In the coming weeks, we’ll be looking into some new techniques and emerging trends that are generating excitement in the field of online learning. But before then, we’ll step back a little to review some of the reasons why this form of education is such a worthwhile endeavour. Let’s begin with a question. What is […]

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Teaching the Instructors: What eLearning Course Designers and Instructors need to Learn

Having elected to use eLearning as the method for delivering education, it’s easy to get lost in the technology of the Do-It-Yourself ethic of self-guided learning. But trainees can’t do everything themselves – and even the best designed learning platform is no match for the personal touch of a dedicated mentor or instructor, to smooth […]

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Developing Virtual Environments for eLearning

Part of the essential appeal of eLearning is that it so often takes place in locations that don’t physically exist: software learning platforms, virtual studios, or “classrooms” hosted on a hand-held device. The creation of these virtual environments for eLearning poses a challenge for course designers, instructors, and facilitators. In this article, we’ll look at […]

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Learning Technology Trends To Watch For In 2016

If there’s anything that can be truly certain for the upcoming year, then it’s that technology is going to continue once more to advance in all areas, and that of course includes eLearning. As ever, the challenge for any new technology that emerge will be to continue to increase eLearning’s ability to adapt to any […]

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How to Become an ELearning Professional

ELearning has taken off in a big way in recent years and the trend seems likely to only continue on an upwards trajectory. In fact it is predicted that in 2019 50% of all classes will be delivered online. This means the business of delivering ELearning content can be a very lucrative one, with the […]

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Automating the eLearning Process

On the face of it, eLearning can be a time-consuming and labour-intensive process. There’s the effort involved in creating and updating engaging content for courses. Then there’s facilitation, discussion arbitration, and support during the course itself. To say nothing of trying to tailor learning paths to each individual’s needs. Wouldn’t it be great if you […]

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