Author: Thais

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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Augmented Reality Development Software – Review of VEDILS

The first barrier educators and instructional designers find when they want to try a new technology is a lack of programming skills. In this post, I will present you a tool that is free 😀 yay!!!! It doesn’t required high levels of programming skills and it will let you create your own augmented reality application…
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Evaluating in eLearning – How do I Constantly Evaluate my eLearning Solutions

One crucial part of the process for educators and instructional designers is evaluating in eLearning. Not only, we should evaluate or assess our learners to verify if they are gaining a new knowledge, but also, it is important that we evaluate the design before implementation to make sure it will be a successful project. Also,…
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What is Heutagogy – And how it fits with Pedagogy and Andragogy

For learning to occur we need students playing an active role in their own learning process. I remember my years in high school and university being most of the times a passive learner, just receiving theory from an instructor standing in from of the class. But this passive approached has changed, and in this post…
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Machine Learning and eLearning – How Adaptive Learning can Flourish with these Technologies

Education is moving away from passive learning and content-centered instructions to a more active learning experience, where learners interact with technology and make sense of information through social and constructive learning strategies. In this post, I will explore the technologies of machine learning and eLearning, and how they can interact to make learning processes even…
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eLearning Brothers – Review

In a previous post, Richard Mayer on Multimedia Learning, I wrote about the importance of enhancing our learning solutions with attractive multimedia elements that will not be used only for decoration purposes, but also they will add value for motivation and engagement. To include beautiful multimedia elements, I normally use eLearning Brothers. eLearning Brothers is…
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Robert Gagne and the 9 Events of Instruction

In the post “The Rapid Instructional Design Model”, I explained the importance of having an organized approach when designing instruction, and that’s why we have instructional design models to serve as frameworks to guide our steps. In this post, we are more in the “design or prototyping” stage of the rapid instructional design model. Here,…
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