Month: January 2022

Universal Design for Learning

Universal Instructional Design Universal Instructional Design (UID) provides a variety of learning and assessment methods to remove obstructions or barriers to a student’s learning. UID considers the potential needs of all learners when designing and delivering instructions. “Through that process, one can identify and eliminate barriers to teaching and learning, thus maximizing learning for students …

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Flipped Mastery

Flipped Mastery Learning Mastery learning is not new, but flipped mastery learning has only become possible with the introduction of online learning experiences. Traditionally, the basic idea of mastery learning is for students to learn a skill or knowledge objective before progressing to the next objective. The skill or knowledge objectives become a series to …

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Authentic Learning

Authentic Learning elearning space focuses on authentic learning principles. “Authentic learning typically focuses on real-world, complex problems and their solutions, using role-playing exercises, problem-based activities, case studies, and participation in virtual communities of practice.” [1] Authentic learning attempts to make connections for the student between the newly learned content and past experiences that have happened …

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Social Interactions

Social Interaction Social interaction is an important aspect of elearning. Social Interaction happens via online collaboration. “Even as early as 1930 Vygotsky identifies the importance of social interaction in the learning process.”[1] It is essential that students engage in the learning process with each other to maximize learning potential. According to Cohen, “Students learn a …

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mLearning

mlearning mlearning refers to the multiple portable, hand-held mobile learning devices that can be used for an elearning experience. With these mobile learning devices comes a mobile learning environment—learning can happen anywhere and at any time. “Mobile communication devices can be transformed into “classrooms on the move,” offering information and learning on demand via text, …

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Nano Learning

nano learning nano learning fits nicely with the busy lifestyle of the modern learner. Nano learning splits larger learning programs up into smaller chunks of information. elearning objectives are created for nano learning modules which are only 3-5 minutes in duration. “Each module can be completed…when it best suits the user. Together, they form an …

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Instructor-led

Instructor-led elearning space uses instructor led screencasts and webcasts to teach the user explicit instructions. “By explicit instruction, we mean teaching where the instructor clearly outlines what the learning goals are for the student and offers clear, unambiguous explanations of the skills…they are presenting.” [1] Explicit instructions teach learners the specific skill needed to complete …

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Discovery Learning

Discovery Learning Discovery learning promotes learners finding the information themselves. Learning is best achieved when the learner finds relationships between the facts themselves. Discovery learning “…takes place in problem solving situations where the learner draws on his or her own experience and existing knowledge to discover facts and relationships and new truths to be learned.” …

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Learner-centric

Learner-centric A learner-centred learning strategy puts the curriculum planning focus on the learner—not the teacher, trainer, or lecturer. The focus placed on equipping the learner with the skills to develop autonomy and independence for the learning experience. “…[Learner]-centered instruction focuses on skills and practices that enable lifelong learning and independent problem-solving.”[1] If the thinking skills to …

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Scenarios

Scenarios Scenario based learning provides the learner with motivating and engaging learning experiences. Scenarios provide a number of different choices to a question, so the learner can select the correct option to complete the elearning experience. This immerses the learner in the elearning experience because he/she must make a real-life choice to answer the scenario …

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