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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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’ […]

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 […]

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 […]

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’ […]

Learners’ own stories are more important than yours

I’m quoting Clive Shepherd for the title here (from his article ‘Engaging your learner – four dos and four don’ts’). I just love the way […]

Universities’ e-tutoring methods should not be used in facilitated professional development

In most online courses at universities, tutors set a minimum number of discussion forum posts per week. For example, students must contribute at least twice […]

Are you designing training or professional development?

There is an important distinction between training and professional development. Training is about the ‘how’ — how to comply with certain rules, how to use […]

Learning is created, not communicated

I signed up for the MOOC ‘Problem-based learning: principles and design’ offered by Maastricht University – it’s starting October 5th. I hope I will complete […]

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