9 tips for successfully including peer collaboration in an online course

There are still many preconceptions regarding which types of tasks cannot occur online. Often when I ask new clients why they opt for a ‘blended’ […]

Why I love working with e-learning sceptics

Two weeks ago, I was contacted by someone on the L&D team of an NGO. She said the organisation is aiming to add an e-learning […]

How a few easy tweaks can improve your online icebreakers

A new group is ready to start the e-facilitation workshop on Monday: 25 people from 17 different countries will learn together over the next 5 […]

5 words to avoid in e-learning for professional development

If you want your adult learners to run a mile from your course, ‘teach’ them content, call them ‘students’ and make them submit an ‘assignment’ […]

Don’t use the Moodle groups setting for online team work

When designing eWorkshops in Moodle, I never use the groups setting in forums. The ‘groups’ setting means that participants can only see the work done […]

Using an eWorkshop to initiate or enrich a community

One of our new clients, a small NGO with a wide network of local partners in Africa and Latin America is building an e-learning program […]

Three essential components of participatory e-learning

Participatory means providing the opportunity for people to be involved in deciding how something is done. The term is mostly used in politics and training/education […]

How do I know what e-learning approach is right for what topic?

You might have set up a webinar program because … well, everyone else in your sector is doing their training that way. And because the […]

4 myths on how to spice things up in online learning

How do we make an online course exciting? What makes people stay and do the work? We talk a lot about ‘engaging’ the learners, but […]

9 Creative Ways To Reinforce Key Concepts In Online Training

Online training success relies heavily on memory retention, active recall, and positive reinforcement. In this article, I'll share 9 innovative ways to reinforce key concepts […]

4CID: Using the Four Component Instructional Design Model for Your Training

What is 4CID? Four Component Instructional Design (4CID) is a holistic design model first proposed by Jeroen J. G. van Merrienboer* in 1997. His central […]

Begging the Question: Strategies to Increase Student Performance

Begging the Question: Strategies to Increase Student Performance If you’re an instructional designer or an instructor, you undoubtedly know a lot about questions. You know […]

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