When I read this article How To Solve The Most Common Problems eLearners Face, I couldn’t help but links this back to my theories that Adult Learners face when learning with technology – Bias, Literacy, Experience and Exposure, Fear and social / cultural exposure 1. Resistance To Change It’s common to see some initial resistance when online employee training first comes into a company—especially from more senior employees. Τhis is not one of the problems with eLearning per se, as much as it is a “people” problem. Some employees are creatures of habit and tend to view any new process or technology as an intrusion to their regular workflows. To win the hearts of your “old school” learners, you need to convince them that online learning is better, faster and easier than conventional classroom-based training. So, get promoting! Play on eLearning’s strengths, like the fact that it gives learners the freedom to study at their pace and from wherever they are. Show them how asynchronous learning frees them from rigid class schedules. Another reason learners may be resistant to online learning is that they’re afraid of using a new system and messing it up. To counter this, schedule time to train employees on the layout and use of the eLearning environment itself. Training will prevent any real or perceived LMS illiteracy from holding your learners back. 2. Technical Difficulties Learners will often be perfectly willing and even eager to use their new eLearning-based training environment, only to be stopped in their tracks by a technical […]
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?
Original article: https://elearningindustry.com/learner-engagement-moodle-4-ways-increasing by Ben Young Gaining the interest of learners and maintaining it throughout the training experience is one of the main goals of every learning professional. Here are some Moodle key features and functionalities that will help you increase learner engagement in Moodle LMS. 1. Badges In Moodle The Harvard Business Review named eLearning badges as one of the most innovative trends to watch in 2013, and five years later LMS badge functionalities have only gotten better. A digital Moodle badge is essentially an online recognition of your achievements and skills. If a user has a number of certifications, for example, they can receive and display LMS badges online to recognize their achievement or competency. Moodle badges can be given out based on a number of different achievements or criteria. With the ability to track a recipient’s communities of online interaction, a Moodle badge will explain the work completed, and the outcomes learned to achieve said badge. Moodle Badges are a great motivation and engagement tool to award students for their progress and hard work. It is a simple, yet effective way of accrediting learning. Moodle Badges motivate students who have received them to work hard to gain more, and they motivate other students to work hard to gain their own badges. Badges can be managed at either the course or site level. Badges come in two varieties. First, there are site badges. These can be used across Moodle, and are offered for activities that are site-wide, such as completing a set of […]