Mark Van Doren said “The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery”… and what better way to assist discovery than to tell a story? For the longest time we, both young and old, have been enamored by the power of storytelling. How about online learning? Here are 3 tips on how to weave storytelling in eLearning and offer your learners a context which makes your modules relevant to them.
Millennials are the first generation to grow up entirely with technology and is truly comfortable using it and being around it. For them, technology is not an extra… it is an integral part of their live, almost like an extension of themselves. Millennials want technology to make their lives easier, faster, better, flexible, and more interactive and have a more pervasive presence. While we might not want to generalize, the millennial generation wants technology to be a part of their homes, their community, and their jobs. However, if you go online you’ll find a number of articles branding this generation as shallow, undisciplined, non-aspirational, and extremely demanding. Now that, according to me, is where the gross generalization starts.
As a learner navigating through an eLearning module, did you ever get stuck on a particular slide because you were not sure about what to do next? If yes, then you have probably been a victim of an eLearning course navigational structure, which has not been designed properly.
Sometimes it seems that you cannot go a day without hearing a mention of mLearning (mobile learning) in our little eLearning world. The market opportunity being spoken of is truly huge – a recent report by research firm Markets and Markets pegged the total spend on mobile learning in 2020 at $ 37.6 billion. Pretty much every player in the space has to sit up and take notice of such numbers. There has been a lot written, including by us, about situations where mLearning should become the preferred choice. That being said, though, what are the downsides? What are the situations where you should consider not climbing onto the mLearning bandwagon?
In a previous article about my experiences at DevLearn 2015 I had mentioned a session on Agile Project Management in eLearning Projects by Megan Torrance and I had promised a blog post focusing on my takeaways from that session. So here it is.