Motivate Online Adult Learners – Gilly Salmon’s model

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There are various tactics to consider, but one element you can not afford to leave out is addressing learners’ motivation. Motivated students learn more effectively and are more actively involved in the learning experience. Today, I want to look at Gilly Salmon’s 5 Stage Model and how you can use it.

Motivate busy Adult Learners – ARCS Model

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When this course is specifically targeted at adult learners, it must take into account their characteristics. To a certain degree, it will also need to overcome some of the barriers that adult learners might face in their learning journey. In this article, I will talk about motivation strategies you can incorporate in your course using the ARCS Model.

The skeletons in my learning design closet

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It’s Halloween season, and there’s no better time than now to admit that my learning design closet is like a scene from Poltergeist. These ghosts and skeletons haunt me every day, and I’m sure they’ll give Chucky a run for his spookiness.

Recording audio for online courses – a few technical tips

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Knowing a few of the technical aspects of audio and video recording before getting started is critical. The last thing needed is to get video or audio recorded, and during playback, the sound if not of use. In this post I talk about Metering, Levels, Audio formats and the importance of the decent quality headphones.

Adult Learners – their characteristics & needs

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Adult Learning or Andragogy is a theory developed by Malcolm Knowles in 1968. He studied how adults learn and how it differs from children. His approach revolves around ‘the notion that adults learn best in informal..