Author: Thais

How to create a GIF animation – Uses in eLearning

I am slowly trying to get into the world of videos and animations. But I must be honest with you, I’m scared :O when I want to develop an animation I start to think about the story, the message I want to send, how am I going to build it and at the end I…
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A SharePoint Site for Training – Review of LMS365, a Learning Management System that Office 365 users will Love

In my post “Office 365 – Ideas to Use it for Learning and Development Activities”, I shared some ideas about how to use the tools of Office 365 to organize training activities and even to deliver courses. I am fascinated by all the functionalities and possibilities with all these Office 365 tools, that I had…
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Office 365 – Ideas to Use it for Learning and Development Activities

I consider myself to be an organized person, and I can say that with Office 365 I have found the platform to keep my work organized with so many cool tools that can be used for learning and development activities. In this post, I will tell you how Office 365 can be used for training…
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Skype – Review of a Tool to Connect your Students with Learning Experiences around the World

Skype is an application that has made our lives more enjoyable because it allows us to stay connected with our family and friends, especially for people like me who live thousands of Km away from their loved ones. We can use Skype from our mobile phones or computers, we just need an Internet connection or…
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Blockchain in Education – Possible Applications of this Technology

It really fascinates me how technology is changing and impacting the education field. It’s so exciting to imagine the tools and resources educators and other professionals in the training sector will have to analyze and put more efficiencies in place. In this post, we will discuss the technology of blockchain in education. Yes, that’s right.…
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What is Universal Design Learning (UDL)? Brain-Based Practical Guidelines for Effective Learning

In previous posts we have studied different theories that help us in identifying best practices when designing learning solutions. In this article I want to give a summary of “Universal Design for Learning” (UDL) so we can continue building a toolkit with strategies, practices and other resources to help us make awesome training experiences. Join…
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The Benefits of Blogging in Education – WordPress Review

One of my favorite activities is writing and journaling. With blogs, I have found my perfect channel to manage my writing and journaling desire. In this post we will discuss more the benefits of blogging in education and we will do a review of WordPress which is my go-to tool when it comes to blogging.…
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ARCS Model and Instructional Design – Motivation in eLearning

Engaging learners is always a challenging task. Many studies have researched in the link between engagement and motivation. In this post, we will analyze the ARCS model and instructional design strategies to increase motivation in eLearning. What is the ARCS model? John M. Keller (born March 5, 1938) is an American educational psychologist, best known…
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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in Education – Strategies for eLearning

Designing highly motivating learning experiences is the challenge that most instructional designers and educators face. After all, each learner has different goals, desires, needs and preferences as we discussed in the post “Different Learning Styles – How to Design Learning to Accommodate our Learners”. In this post, we will be examining Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs…
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Different Learning Styles – How to Design Learning to Accommodate our Learners?

People learn in different ways. We all have our individual preference for the ways in which we learn. In this post, we will explore different models to categorize learners into different learning styles. We will also explain how to design learning to accommodate our learners. Understanding the different learning styles will influence the design and…
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