The good life

In a previous role I had cause to draw up an employee lifecycle. Despite my years in HR up until that point, it wasn’t something […]

How to Increase Student Engagement Using Polls and Surveys

Our brains are impressive computers, but they only have so much available memory, so every new piece of information we encounter is viewed through a […]

How Audio Can Improve Online Learning

As the methods for seamlessly including rich media assets in eLearning continue to improve, instructional designers are finding creative uses of audio and video to […]

Moodle: Planning for Student Progress & Engagement Tracking 17-18

Access, retention, attainment and progression in and beyond education are all components of student success. Success in each of these areas depends on the extent […]

How To Improve Memory Retention In Online Training

Are your employees really absorbing the information? Or is the forgetting curve putting a strain on workplace productivity and company profits? In this article, I’ll […]

How to Plan a New Online Course, Part 1: Establishing the Basics

  Developing an eLearning course from scratch is a different process than converting an existing Instructor-Led Training (ILT) course into a digital course. Unlike a […]

What is the largest driver of employee retention?

Employee retention and engagement is the #1 problem that companies face. That’s according to a survey of over 3,000 respondents across 100 countries by Deloitte. […]

Upcoming Academic Development Masterclasses

Measuring Learning Gain in Higher Education with Corony Edwards 28 March 9.00am – 10.00pm DG126 What exactly is meant by learning gain in the context of […]

20-Minute Mentor Commons: How Do I Release My Students' Natural Zest and Curiosity for Better Learning? [VIDEO]

Zest. Teacher-sparked interest arousing student curiosity.  Irrelevance and boredom reversed; retention and student learning increased. This month's featured video from the 20-Minute Mentor Commons, "How […]

How Gagné’s Nine Events of Instruction Can Make Your Online Courses Better

During Word War II, educational psychologist Robert Gagné’s evaluated the aptitude of Air Force pilots. His pioneering work in instructional design led to a systematic […]

The Secret to Increased Student Retention

There is a big push in our local community and technical college system to both increase retention and move more students towards degree completion.  This […]

How to Improve Student Retention in eLearning

Connecting with students can be difficult even in ideal circumstances. Unlike regular classroom-based courses, digital learning poses an additional set of challenges for instructional designers […]

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