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Making mistakes in e-learning: A dream come true

Happy 2016! Raise your glass for a year full of mistakes! Hear, hear! What? Are mistakes not on your new year's resolutions list? I think they should be. I always put "making mistakes" on my list; tha...

Why you should consider neuroscience when creating e-learning courses

The human brain is probably the most complex mechanism in existence and performs amazing tasks 24/7. Every tiny piece of information about you is stored within the one hundred billion network of nerve...

Gamification: the spoonful of sugar for the training medicine

Remember Mary Poppins and her supercalifragilisticexpialidocious way of teaching the Banks children to enjoy all things in life, whether it was a walk in the park, a chalk sketch on the pavement or th...

How to use social intelligence in online training

This post has been updated on February 4, 2020. Learning can be thought of as the continuous process of acquiring knowledge, which leads to the later ability to apply that knowledge in real situations...

What’s the deal with personalized learning?

Einstein once said that if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it'll live its whole life thinking it’s stupid. What you may not know is that he was referring to the public educational sys...

Simple solutions for training millennials (Part I)

Millennials are about to take over the world. Well, the workplace at least. With baby boomers approaching retirement, millennials are on track to take their place as the dominant generation. Businesse...

Top 7 E-learning Trends for 2016

The global LMS market is on an ascendant pace, being set to reach a whooping USD 11.34 billion by 2020! That’s quite a number, right? The only way to tell if this forecast will become true is to wait ...

6 Ways of boosting employee performance with e-learning

Successful online training courses offer a great learning experience and, most importantly, employees have a chance to apply what they learn in their daily tasks. The number one thing that all busines...

7 Reasons why mobile learning can help your business

Long gone are the days when the only use for phones was to make and receive calls. Mobile devices are now also used for shopping, banking, advertising, gaming, entertaining and learning — mobile learn...

How introverted learners benefit from online training

One well-known rule for an engaging e-learning course is to design it with the learner's needs in mind. In other words, a course instructor needs to know his/her audience. While almost all instruction...

Why the 70:20:10 model works for online training

Learning doesn't just happen in schools, it is a continuous act that happens every day and stretches throughout our entire lives. Since more and more of today’s work is knowledge-based, active adults ...

Why storytelling works for businesses

Storytelling has been part of our lives since time immemorial. This talent of telling stories is what made Shakespeare famous and kept Scheherazade alive during 1001 Nights. Fast forward to the presen...

5 Teaching techniques that annoy adult learners

This post has been updated on July 9, 2020. So, you’ve created an online training course, you’ve gathered all the materials, you’ve put a lot of effort into making it look nice, but something just doe...

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