Blog posts relating to elearning in general

Looking for New Ways to Engage Learners? Try Kahooting.

August 31st, 2016|eLearning, eLearning resources, Gamification, Instructional design, Learning general, Microlearning, mLearning, Social learning|

Author: Karen Moloney Yes, it’s true. According to the New York Times, Kahooting is actually a word! But what does it mean? I found out a few weeks ago when I attended a presentation on BYODD (Bring Your Own Designated Device) at my son’s school. Part of the session involved teachers showing how they were using kids [...]

The 10 Biggest Problems With eLearning and How to Solve Them

August 25th, 2016|eLearning, Instructional design, Learning general|

Author: Karen Moloney We all know that in the world at large, eLearning gets a bad rap. And that’s not really fair because there are some fantastic online programs out there that not only win awards, but actually get real results for both learners and their organisations. But let’s keep it real – they are the [...]

How to Use Email Autoresponders for Microlearning

August 11th, 2016|eLearning, eLearning resources, Instructional design, Learning general, Microlearning|

Author: Karen Moloney I’m finding it more and more interesting how much the disciplines of marketing and learning are starting to intersect. This is especially so now that we are working more with digital media and social platforms for learning, so it makes sense to explore more about how marketers engage their target audiences and [...]

Social Collaboration & Learning: An Interview with Clark Quinn

May 30th, 2016|eLearning, Learning general, Social learning|

For this month's Immersion event I had the pleasure of interviewing Clark Quinn Ph.D. of Quinnovation. Last week we released a snippet of Clark's interview and have now decided to release the full video to share his insights and tips on the topic of social collaboration and learning. Here's the questions I asked Clark: Why [...]

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5 Secrets of Persuasion

April 25th, 2016|eLearning, Stakeholder management|

GUEST POST BY PAMELA THORNE Successful people know that the being able to harness the talent and energy of others is a key to personal power. They have mastered the art of getting other people to work with them to achieve a goal. They know that this one skill will help them [...]

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6 things I learned from the #OzLearn Twitter chat

March 29th, 2016|eLearning, Instructional design, Learning general, Social learning, Stakeholder management|

Early in March I was lucky enough to be a guest on OzLearn Twitter Chat (#OzLearn, @OzLearn). While I have been Tweeting for a few years now and have lurked on some chat sessions, this was my first time being a guest Tweeter. There were several things I learned about the chat experience itself and also [...]

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How to write assessment questions that don’t suck

March 3rd, 2016|Assessment & evaluation, eLearning, Instructional design, Learning general|

GUEST POST BY NATASHA REDDROP Everyone knows that writing interactive eLearning questions, and especially assessment questions, can be a bit of a strain. It’s difficult to come up with questions that can easily be answered in an eLearning format, i.e. that are simply and objectively right or wrong, with no need for an instructor to [...]

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More L&D trends for 2016!

February 25th, 2016|eLearning, Gamification, Instructional design, Learning general, MOOCs, Social learning, Webinars|

We are always looking to the future. What’s next? What’s going to be hot this year? How can we do things better? When researching for this post I found articles predicting learning trends for 2016 going back as early as April 2015 - now that’s what I call forward thinking! In my never-ending quest to [...]

Is it time to stop polishing?

February 18th, 2016|eLearning, Instructional design, Podcasts, Social learning|

Ahhhh, the internet. With the abundance of free information provided online, social learning opportunities are becoming far more prevalent and I find myself in a quandary over the content I am now producing for my “new look” business. You see, I live in two worlds with regard to my work. The first world is where [...]

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How to write like a human, not like a robot

February 9th, 2016|eLearning, Instructional design, Learning general|

Guest post by Natasha Reddrop One of the big challenges in writing any kind of learning material is taking ‘official’, corporate-sounding language and turning it into language that people actually want to read that will help them to learn. Maybe you are given a policy document, or a bunch of PowerPoint slides put together by the [...]