Communication tools to increase engagement in online learning

2020-04-16T09:48:11-04:002020/04/15|Articles, Doru Lupeanu, Online|

More than ever communicating in any online course is mandatory and one of the essentials means to ensure engagement in the learning process. While there are multiple options to keep in touch with your students or trainees, here are some key elements to keep in mind before choosing your tools:

3 Points on Transitioning to Online Learning

2020-04-02T15:22:31-04:002020/04/02|Articles, Doru Lupeanu, Online|

The current coronavirus pandemic constrained many academic institutions to bring to a close all in-person classes and find solutions to move everything online, a process not only complicated from a technological point of view but even more so from a pedagogical perspective.

6 Thoughts about Engagement in eLearning

2020-04-08T12:05:40-04:002019/11/13|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Online|

When it comes to learning, the term "engagement" is never far away. Since we often refer to it, we might think that it is clearly defined and that its mechanisms are well understood, which is not the case. Before looking for solutions to optimize the engagement of learners in training, it is necessary to know what it is and what the research says about it.

[INFOGRAPHIC] 5 Ways for Optimal Communication in Online Training

2020-04-01T11:20:19-04:002019/06/14|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Online|

In elearning, unlike classroom settings, learners and teachers must approach the technological environment as an intermediary. Despite its undeniable advantages, the latter can pose obstacles in terms of communication. However, whether in the way content is presented on the platform or in the exchanges between learners and the teacher, communication is an essential element for the success of any learning path.

Online Learning: Designing Assignments That Achieve Their Goal!

2020-04-01T11:20:35-04:002019/05/28|Articles, Online, Vanessa McCance|

In online training, instructional designers are often responsible for adapting a course previously given in a traditional classroom and designed for that context. This work requires more than merely transferring educational content to a technological medium. If we look at assessments specifically, which allow for the assimilation of material and evaluation of acquired knowledge, their design requires special attention.

Online Training: 3 Strategies for Optimizing Learners’ Workload

2020-04-01T11:20:54-04:002019/05/09|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Online, Stefan Krueger|

Whether we develop a traditional or online training, optimizing the learners’ workload is a delicate, but essential, process. It is necessary that the theoretical, as well as the practical content, allow the learners to achieve the objectives of the course without overloading them, at the risk of demotivating them.

Creating inclusive online training courses: follow the guide!

2020-04-01T11:21:13-04:002019/04/09|Catherine Meilleur, Jihan Rabah, Manasvini Narayana, Online, Wynnpaul Varela|

As elearning becomes more popular, it is opening up to an increasing number and diversity of cohorts of learners. To maximize everyone's chances of success and reduce inequalities along their learning journey, instructional designers should always take advantage of the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

Online Training: 8 Anti-Cheating Strategies

2020-04-01T11:21:28-04:002019/03/21|Articles, Catherine Meilleur, Online, Xiaojing Ge|

Given its particular context, online training may seem more vulnerable to cheating than face-to-face training. In recent years, however, it can resort to "anti-cheat" technologies with increased success.

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