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If You're Designing eLearning for Adults Take Advantage of These 4 Tactics

 
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Most of adult learning strategies are based on the idea that adults learn differently from non-adults. The term that often comes up is “androgogy,” which Malcolm Knowles coined to describe how adults learn in contrast to “pedagogy” or on how children learn.

Helpful Tools, Ideas and Templates for the Busy eLearning Designer

 
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Working in eLearning design can be overwhelming; eLearning designers spend many hours struggling to come up with the best possible design. It may seem like adding more programs and apps to the designer's kit can't possibly be the solution, but well-structured time management and handy tools make the difference between eLearning projects that cost and eLearning projects that benefit. 

Designing eLearning to Maximize the Working Memory

 
Designing eLearning to Maximize the Working Memory

The brain is a complicated machine, capable of creating extraordinary works of art, solving complex problems, and feeling the deepest of emotions. At the same time, our brains function on a daily basis taking on more mundane and routine tasks that are just as important as building bridges or writing books.

10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning)

 
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Even more than other types of education, eLearning must struggle to attract learners' attention: the Internet is full of distractions, and adult learners are both busier and more free to indulge in distractions. Helping students to pay attention is a primary concern of training professionalsso here are some optimal methods to win the attention game in eLearning.

Being Pretty Isn’t Enough: Using the 5 Cs for eLearning Visuals

 
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Although infographics, charts, illustrations, and other visuals for eLearning will never replace quality content, they can often do a better job at explaining content easily. However, in order to become effective teaching tools, visuals must reflect the user’s cognitive architecture and add something meaningful to the learning experience.

Breathe New Life into Your eLearning Courses: 5 Helpful Mantras to Live By

 
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At the beginning of their journey, eLearning and online training professionals need to find the “secret sauce” for what works best with learners. The following five helpful mantras provide refreshing ideas for creating eLearning courses that go beyond the conventional approach.

Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning

 
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We are now in the age of visual information where visual content plays a role in every part of life. As 65 percent of the population is visual learners, images are clearly key to engaging people in eLearning courses. 

How Instructional Designers Can Cope with Continuous Partial Attention in "The Age of Distraction"

 
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The current era is often referred to as the Age of Information; however, it could just as easily be called the Age of Distraction or the Age of Interruption as, although humanity has never in its history been entirely distraction free, distractions have never been more rampant as they are today. Different forms of information are constantly battling for attention causing continuous partial attention to become commonplace. Thomas Friedman stated in 2006 “All we do now is interrupt each other or ourselves with instant messages, e-mail, spam or cellphone rings.”

The Science of Attention (And Why eLearning Professionals Should Care)

 
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Paying attention is a task people take for granted; they rarely stop to think about the complex neurocognitive processes involved. However, it is an important topic for eLearning developers who are often so concerned about the superficial elements of their courses and neglect to learn how the brain works. After all, paying attention is the first step in the learning process, so ensuring learners pay attention is fundamental.

Making The Jump Into eLearning—12 Tips For a Strong Start

 
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There are several types of eLearning courses, but if you want to create an effective one, then there are some ideas you need to follow. Creating an effective online course requires, time, effort, planning and these tips can help you along the way, especially when you are just getting started.

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