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Best Practices of Online Teaching – Considerations to Set up an Online Learning Experience

If you have to be the facilitator of a course in a digital environment, you will find different challenges compared to facilitate a face to face session. But don’t worry, in this post I share some tips and strategies to set the online learning stage for success with the best practices for online teaching. Identify…
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Motivation in eLearning – Understanding the Adult Learner

In the previous post, “ARCS Model and Instructional Design – Motivation in eLearning” we discussed different strategies about how to keep our learners motivated through course design. In this post, we will continue exploring this fascinating topic of motivation in eLearning and we will explore other strategies to motivate our learners including more cognitive elements…
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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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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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