So, you have managed to survive the transition from traditional to online teaching. What happens from now on? Are you planning to continue teaching online because of the possibility of a new lockdown? If the answer to the previous question is positive, then have you thought how to offer better eLearning courses to your students in the future?
Difficulties in distance teaching can be sorted into 3 major categories: 1) Technical, 2) Pedagogical - didactic, 3) Management. What are the main difficulties in each category? How can one overcome them?
The following free course aims to help students and professionals who seek to understand the basic framework and differences of some of the main learning theories including Behaviourism, Constructivism, Social Learning, Pedagogy, Andragogy, Multiple Intelligences theory
Now that everyone is talking about converting conventional forms of work into eLearning, now that traditional classrooms are seeking to become eLearning classrooms, people have finally realized that work from home is actually a viable form of work! People who work remotely, work as hard as you, pay the same taxes as you, and in most cases are more productive than you. This is because freelancers or professionals who have chosen this path are extremely experienced in this practice as they apply it for years and by recognizing its value, they have been reaping the fruits of their effort for a long time now. But how can somebody who is not experienced enough adapt and survive this situation?
Follow these easy and useful tips that will help you learn how to become a succesful eLearning educator.
Articulate Storyline's core authoring features (states, layers, and triggers) are the building blocks that make it easy for virtually anyone to create interactive e-learning.
But when you want to create more dynamic and personalized learning experiences, you have to know how to use variables correctly. This week, our challenge was to share an example that demonstrates how true/false variables can be used in e-learning.
It was meant to be part of a project that I have been working on about museums of Cyprus but at the very end I abandoned the 100% mobile approach I am using here, to a universal 1920 x 1080 one. So without further ado, here is my example that demonstrates how true/false variables can be used
Today's world has never become so connected in the past. The increased number of video conferencing solutions clarify this ongoing demand for connection since It allows users to see and listen each other but undoubtedly there is lack of interaction between them.
A new technology is about to break this barrier. This brand new shiny gem of the technological breakthroughs is Holoportation, which is the next big thing for many industries and fields.
Having worked as an Instructional Design and as an eLearning developer in the eLearning industry since 2014 I think it's time to highlight some of the most notable myths of eLearning in Greece. At this point I would like to mention that having worked for various organizations (Amazon, University of Nicosia, CARDET, etc.) and having developed a serious number of eLearning programs in my career, I believe that I am allowed to have a solid view of the conditions that dominate the field in Greece.
Observing and analyzing the way eLearning programs are currently offered in Greece, including Cyprus, I can see the fallacy surrounding the industry.
This week’s elearning heroes challenge is about Using Tooltips as Microinteractions in eLearning. Tooltips are a popular microinteraction that can enhance your learner’s course experience. Tooltips can be text-based or include multimedia, hyperlinks, and performance support material. In this week's challenge, we're looking for creative ways to use tooltips in e-learning.
Project-based learning (PBL) is a student-centered methodology that encourages students to learn and apply knowledge and skills through an engaging experience and active exploration of real-world problems (Dewey, 1997). Students learn about a subject by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, challenge, or problem (Markham, 2011). PBL contrasts with traditional teaching since it doesn’t portray a linear knowledge path but instead poses questions and problems, thus enabling the motion of learning by doing.
What is Informal Learning? What is the difference between Informal and Formal Learning? How can Informal Learning be applied to eLearning scenarios?
Informal learning is any learning that is organized differently compared to the formal learning that happens inside classroom, either online or regular, because it has no pre-determined and clear objectives in terms of knowledge or learning outcomes.
We have reached a point in our lives that would seem impossible to previous generations, thanks to the technological improvements that have bettered our daily lives. We have also seen the rise of EdTech around the world during the last few years however most of those solutions are still lacking in most schools around the globe. It really disappoints me the fact that today’s teachers still use realia, photocopies, and plain books to teach Gen Z students, the so called “Digital natives”, who were born with a smartphone on one hand and a mouse on the other. A variety of issues are to blame for this situation.
Moving into a technologically dependent society, it is becoming clear that video games are everywhere around us. They are so deeply rooted in human culture that more than 155 million US citizens choose them as a form of entertainment (ESA, 2015). Although it is a difficult task to accurately identify the extent of their penetration into society, given their role in entertainment and other areas, efforts have been made in recent years to develop them as an educational tool that will enhance conventional teaching and learning. in line with modern pedagogical approaches. (Foster, Shah & Duvall, 2015). But why has this effort not been successful? Is it their very nature that prevents them from being integrated into the classroom, or are other factors that make integration difficult?
To be able to meet the needs of our knowledge-based society, the modern educator must constantly learn and evolve. Continuous training is necessary to improve the quality of teaching. Various studies have shown that the appropriate pedagogical approaches and regular teacher training influence students' success more than other factors such as the number of students in the classroom or the teacher's previously gained experience. A well-informed educator is able to help his students learn and improve their performance in various disciplines. Given that teachers tend to teach in the way they are taught, there is a need for a complete restructuring of how they are trained.
But what needs to be taken into account in order for teacher training programs to succeed?