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Renewing Self-Directed Learning in E-Learning Experiences

By Francesco Giuseffi / January 22, 2021

The possibilities for meaningful elearning experiences are endless, yet intentional work must be done to see that students are engaged and motivated. Through the fundamental elements of self-directed learning, students and teachers can forge new paths in education and create a bright future for teaching and learning online. » [Full Article]
TYPE: OPINION

A Challenging Reality: Transitioning from the classroom to e-learning among English language learners

By Joel Floyd / October 9, 2020

In the wake of COVID-19, both K-12 and post-secondary institutions have had to transition from traditional learning in the classroom to teaching and learning through various online and or e-learning platforms. With such an abrupt transition, it's important for educators to explore the effectiveness of e-learning among their student populations. Moreover, this narrative discussion is facilitated by a program director who oversees an adult education English as a second language program located in Atlanta, Georgia. The director maintains the opinion that various modes of online learning are not the best learning method for all student populations and specifically adult English language learners. » [Full Article]
TYPE: OPINION, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

What Facebook Taught Me About Research

By Lee Heller / September 30, 2020

Distance education has exploded, in recent years, with more students taking online courses than ever before. However, despite the explosion in online course takers, the number of students who are not completing their online degree programs is also growing. Online students report feeling isolation, and a disconnect with their classmates and educational institution. Another phenomenon, social media, has also experienced explosive growth, including the largest in modern society, Facebook. The goal of my research study was to understand if there could be a connection between the use of social media, specifically Facebook and Facebook Messenger, and the isolation that distance students experience. » [Full Article]
TYPE: OPINION, HIGHER EDUCATION

eLearn Magazine: Three-years in Review and Beyond

By Simone C. O. Conceição / August 11, 2020

In the past three years, eLearn Magazine has reached several milestones placing the publication at the intersection of elearning research and practice. This editorial provides an overview of these accomplishments and a plan for the next three years. » [Full Article]
TYPE: OPINION

Year in Review: eLearn Magazine 2018-2019

By Simone C. O. Conceicao, Anita Samuel / October 30, 2019

eLearn Magazine had a successful year with an increase in the number of published articles, establishment of a new online system for managing the submission and peer review process, publication of two special issues, and a new partnership. » [Full Article]
TYPE: OPINION

Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed: How the realities are impacting our L&D reality

By Ann Rollins, Tom Pizer / May 16, 2019

The realities of learning are upon us. As learning practitioners, it is tough to keep on top of the emerging technology landscape. In this article, we define augmented, virtual, and mixed reality and provide use cases and context as to how each fits in the learning landscape based on our experience. We also share design considerations and a starting guide for practitioners as they begin to bring the realities into their learning ecosystems. » [Full Article]
TYPE: OPINION, EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

eLearn Magazine: A retrospective on 2017-2018

By Simone C. O. Conceicao, Anita Samuel / October 12, 2018

eLearn Magazine entered a new period in July 2017. The success of the magazine over this past year has been a team effort. The ultimate goal for this past year was to push the boundaries of eLearning and technology and explore innovations to further the conversation around strategies in eLearning. » [Full Article]
TYPE: OPINION

The Rise of Learning Engineering

By Ellen Wagner, Jodi Lis / August 7, 2018

The Industry Connections Industry Consortium on Learning Engineering (ICICLE) was formed in 2017 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) as a community-driven platform across sectors to advocate and support the development of the professional and academic disciplines of learning engineering. This article is an invitation to participate. » [Full Article]
TYPE: OPINION, DESIGN FOR LEARNING

Getting Serious about eLearning

By Clark N. Quinn / January 18, 2018

Are you ready to take eLearning to the next level? Do you want to be a part of meaningful eLearning? The Serious eLearning Manifesto is the first step forward. Clark Quinn provides an inside look at what led to the creation of the manifesto and how we can all be a part of the movement for serious eLearning. » [Full Article]
TYPE: OPINION