Online learning is generally self-directed, and, as a result, requires certain levels of autonomy and discipline. But with distractions constantly beckoning you away from the path, how can you maintain your trajectory and ultimately arrive at your intended destination?
"Why should children be the only ones who can have fun?" ask the creators of the Professors at Play project, Lisa Forbes and David Thomas, both teachers at the University of Colorado Denver in the United States. These two academics with atypical backgrounds realized that play and fun, despite their learning potential, are often underused in higher education.
Let us face it; risk is an inherent part of any venture, be it the creation of an elearning course, a business or even a personal project. They say, “you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs,” and while I may not be a great cook myself, I tend to agree with it. However, in business (as in life), not everything is as predictable as making an omelet, which brings us to corporate risk.
Do you know what connected learning is? Do you know what factors are positively influenced by the social presence in online learning? Do you have any idea what types of activities are most likely to lead to informal learning in a workplace? Are you familiar with empathy pedagogy and collaborative learning? Test your knowledge by answering the following five questions.
Finding your way through a learning path can be challenging, as we all differ in the way we approach learning. On top of that, expressing what we have learned might not be an easy endeavour for all of us. Language barriers, lack of organizational abilities, fear of public speaking or even movement impairments can hinder how we tackle a learning task — as such, providing options for action and expression is crucial for a learning program that wants to reach its entire audience.
We no longer think of education without putting the learners first. In this regard, do you know what motivates them? Do you recognize the conditions that are optimal for them? What factors can inspire confidence in online training? And did you know that we think about them when we choose the colours of such training? Test your knowledge by answering the following five questions.
We all learn differently, among other things, depending on how the information is presented to us. Moreover, having any sensory disabilities (e.g., blindness) might prove that trying to deliver education in a unique format, however optimal that might be, will never reach its entire audience.
Of the multiple generations of the Web, it is the second one, commonly called "2.0", that we have heard the most about. It is the one that marked the advent of the Web as a dynamic, participative and global platform on which the user became an actor. More recently, the labels "3.0", "4.0" and sometimes even "5.0" have appeared to mark the most recent transformations of this evolving Web; transformations that are not only technological but also sociological.
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that uses scientific insights into how people learn to help optimize learning experiences by meeting the needs of all students (The Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) (2018)). In this article, I would like to expand a little more on the Multiple Means of Engagement guideline of UDL and its implementation.
The importance of self-efficacy can be summarized by saying that if you don't believe you have what it takes to achieve your goals, you are unlikely to succeed... More relevant than ever and used in many fields, this theory is also applied in education. Here's what every teacher needs to know about self-efficacy in the context of learning and what they can do to foster it in their learners.