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How to Create Quality eLearning Quizzes

Posted by Steve Flanagan on 9/19/16 8:00 AM

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When designing elearning training sessions, instructional designers may spend a lot of time, energy, and resources on how the content will look on the web page. Learners respond well to a graphically pleasing elearning module but it’s also important to pay attention to the actual content of an elearning quiz! Remember that “need to know” content presented in an interesting and well-thought out elearning quiz, along with meaningful feedback, will help make your elearning even more successful.

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Topics: adult learning principles, evaluation, tips-for-trainers, e-learning

10 Tips on How to Study

Posted by Marsha Weisleder on 6/29/15 4:00 AM

 How to StudyLearning how to drive all over again with the help of Langevin’s How Adults Learn workshop…

Well, here’s a funny story. I recently relocated to Atlanta, Georgia. No, not because I want to be a Southern belle, but because I married an American, living in Georgia. The things we do for love, but that’s for another time. So here I am, a permanent resident of the United States and I realize I don’t have a Georgia Driver’s License. Well, that’s easy to change, I thought.

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Topics: adult learning principles

5 Timeless Adult Learning Principles

Posted by Langevin Team on 5/5/14 4:00 AM

adultlearningWe certainly live in a time where technology has created an environment of incredible change. Techniques, methods of operation, and even ideals become outdated almost as fast as they get introduced. However, there are certain products that are still as relevant, and of the same high quality now as they were decades ago, when they were first invented. Some things do not need to change; we often refer to these as “oldies, but goodies.”

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Topics: adult learning principles, tips-for-trainers, instructional design

8 Instructional Design Tips for Web-Based Training

Posted by Marsha Weisleder on 3/17/14 4:00 AM

web basedIt finally happened. Yes, it’s true. After 18 years in the business, I am no longer a newbie. I can finally say I completed my first self-paced e-learning course. And here’s the best part, I loved it! Me, the person who fears technology and craves human interaction! Who would ever believe it?

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Topics: adult learning principles, tips-for-trainers, instructional design

How to Write Training Materials for a Specific Grade Level

Posted by Paul Sitter on 3/13/14 4:00 AM

writingOne phase in the instructional design process is learner analysis. This analysis determines the characteristics of your target audience and will affect your design.

In training, we typically provide written documentation in the form of manuals, handouts, etc. One of the most important items to consider when creating the materials is the reading level of your target audience. This is typically expressed as a grade level. For example, I’ve written this blog at a 10th grade level.

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Topics: adult learning principles, tips-for-trainers, instructional design

How to Incorporate Principles of Adult Learning into Training

Posted by Melissa Grey Satterfield on 10/17/13 4:00 AM

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Chances are, if you’re a training professional, you’ve probably heard the name, Malcolm Knowles. Born in 1913, Knowles was an American educator well known for the use of the term “andragogy.” While “andragogy” might sound like a scary medical term, it is actually the art and science of how adults learn.

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Topics: facilitation, adult learning principles, tips-for-trainers, instructional design

5 Tips for Managing “Generation Me”

Posted by Melissa Grey Satterfield on 9/9/13 4:00 AM

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In a recent Training Manager workshop, I was asked for tips on how to manage the younger generation, or Millennials, those born between 1977 and 1997. This was a really good question, and I was really stumped, because I teach quite a bit on how to train the Millennials and other generational types, but not how to manage them.

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Topics: adult learning principles, tips-for-trainers

How to Use Stories to Appeal to All 3 Learning Styles

Posted by Marsha Weisleder on 5/27/13 4:00 AM

3 people with lightbulbsWritten by: Marsha

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Topics: adult learning principles, instructional techniques, tips-for-trainers

How Training Best Practices Have Impacted Education

Posted by Marsha Weisleder on 10/29/12 4:00 AM

Adult Learning PrinciplesI just watched one of the most inspirational segments on television and I’m just bursting with joy. It was about Sal Khan, an accidental educator, and his free homemade video tutorials. He has been called a Teacher to the World and has become a phenomenon in the world of education. His mission is to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

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Topics: adult learning principles, instructor-led training

Applying Instructional Techniques to Connect With Learners

Posted by Langevin Team on 10/4/12 4:48 AM

Connecting with LearnersGenuinely connecting with our learners is one of the most important elements of success in the field of training. As instructors we make a connection with our learners whenever we teach a course and help facilitate their development. But the benefits of these connections can outlive the classroom.

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Topics: adult learning principles, instructional techniques

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