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An eLearning Conversation

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I have a personal beef with PowerPoint.  PowerPoint is a tool which allows people in the same room to communicate.  As it happens people already have a tool that works really well for this same task: having a conversation.  Call me a luddite if you want, but for all of PowerPoint’s fancy tricks I still […]

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The End of eLearning?

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In this article, Leo Doran takes us through a new market report which has been released saying that the eLearning industry is expected to shrink precipitously over the next few years.  The report tracks market forces and demographic changes, as well as the spending patterns of various countries around the world in the eLearning sectors. […]

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Using Choice in eLearning

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There’s nothing worse than sitting through a presentation when you’d rather be somewhere else.  Even if they’re talking about something you would normally have found interesting, just the fact that you’re being forced to attend can cut into your enjoyment.  I’ve known people to say that they won’t watch a video someone sent them if […]

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The Differences in Learning Information and Learning Skills with eLearning

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While they both involve learning, skill acquisition and information retention need to be approached in subtly different ways that take into account their specific differences.  Let’s look at three basic learning tools and how they are applied differently whether the subject matter is information or skills: repetition, discourse, and context. First, repetition.  Repetition is usually […]