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Learning Leader Type – What are you?

I came across the article titled What’s Your Learning Leader Type? at eLearning Industries and got me wondering what Learning Leader I am. Learning leaders are trailblazing, driving, focusing, and strategizing corporate training solutions. Read all about the 4 character types who make up these learning leaders and discover which one you identify with most. I try see myself as a bit of trailblazer as I love new technology and can see the benefits within eLearning, but then again, I fit into the game changer. Here are the types that mentioned in the article – what type of Learning Leader are you?

Swapping Face-To-Face Learning For eLearning

Original Article https://elearningindustry.com/swapping-face-to-face-learning-for-elearning-4-benefits Swapping Face-To-Face Learning For eLearning? Enjoy These 4 Benefits Traditionally, corporate companies have favored face-to-face learning (Instructor-Led Training or classroom training) for training their staff. By exposing learners to an instructor’s “rhetorical performance”, the corporate sector, at one point in time, invested heavily in the idea that learners learn a great deal from face-to-face interactions. It also believed “technology” would never be able to replace classroom training. These statements are true, and in many instances, there is no actual substitute for face-to-face learning. However, eLearning has seen a rapid growth in popularity over the past decade, offering multiple benefits over classroom training, and there are several studies to prove this. In this article, we will look at what the benefits of replacing face-to-face learning with eLearning are, and why more and more companies are making the shift. 1. Train Employees Dispersed Geographically In a traditional classroom setting, learners are restricted to the physical classroom where they are expected to come and learn. In modern times, employees are scattered across buildings, work sites, or different countries altogether. Sending a trainer to each of these individual locations is not a good idea as it involves both travel costs and time consumption. Besides, in most cases, the training effectiveness in these different locations depends on the trainer’s ability, which means there is little to no across-the-board uniformity, be it the content or the method. Contrast this with eLearning which is learner-focused and learner-centric, lending uniformity across locations. eLearning technically transforms the world, so to speak, […]

Adult Learning Theories Every eLearning Designer Must Know

  Original Article from https://www.td.org/insights/3-adult-learning-theories-every-e-learning-designer-must-know As an instructional designer, you want to create courses that make a difference to your audience’s lives. You want to create courses that inspire them, that change mindsets and drive performance. In short, you want to create courses that are effective and hit the mark, every time. Now here’s the challenge. Your learners are adults with previous knowledge and fixed ideas about what works for them. They are busy and stressed-out folks who hate wasting time. They want learning experiences that help them meet their needs and achieve their goals. This said, to facilitate learning and be an effective Instructional Designer, you MUST understand how adults learn best. When creating any type of e-learning course, it is important to base the design on a good understanding of adult learning theory. What Is Adult Learning Theory? The phrase “adult learning theory” is much bandied about in corporate training circles. Do you know what it means? First, a myth-buster: There is NO one adult learning theory. There are several prevalent theories that all explain—from different perspectives—how adults learn. There are many different theories of adult learning, including: andragogy, neuroscience, experiential learning, self-directed learning, and transformational learning. All these theories have one goal: they help you create effective learning experiences for the adult corporate learner. Why Instructional Designers Need to Know About Adult Learning Theories? Adult learning theories are not just a collection of jargons, concepts, and ideas about how adults learn. These theories help you plan your course during conception, development, and […]