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Hi Dr. Kelly, Great video! I love hearing your thoughts about the direction eLearning is going. Even though I don’t create courses (yet?) I am involved in the creating the audio portion of them, recording the narration for many eCourses of many subjects for many different types of clients all around the world. I find that the more interesting the script (especially when it includes dialogue between realistic characters, or is written in such a way that it truly engages me as the reader), the more I feel the course will be of interest to the learner. I don’t always get to see the finished product, so I don’t always see the interactive activities involved, but sometimes I get to read the instructions for them. I hope I make them sound fun. Some of them really do seem fun! I don’t get to see the reaction of the students taking the courses, but I can imagine that the more experiential, sensual, and personalized they are, as you said, the more engaging the course will be, and hopefully, the more easily and completely will the student learn. I’m looking forward to the upcoming years to see where it continues to grow and change. Thank you for what you are doing to help push it forward into new realms, especially for small businesses, and for companies around the world. Take care, Jill
Jill, thank you for your comment and sharing how you enhance e-learning! I can imagine that adding rich voices and in conversation style increases the experience for the student … bravo for being a voice in that. You most certainly are in the right field. :0)
What a fantastic summary of all the things that make me excited to create an online course! Thanks for sharing your experience & guidance with us 🙂
Jessica, so nice to see you again! And yes, the potential for visual and experience in learning are heightening. I see this more when I design in the corporate world as we merge education with entertainment (edutainment) to make dry training more interesting. :0)
Congratulations for your video. It actually shows some emerging and future trends in the Learning ecosystem 🙂
I’d like just to make a comment: you talk about Gamification, describing it in such a way like “Gamification, using games to learn…”.
I think that Gamification is not really that: Gamification is about using “games strategies” in learning (for example, designing a badges recognition approach, using some kind of competition among the students, getting some interesting metaphoras regarding travels, action films, and son on), but not about games themselves, what it would be more like using “e-Learning games” to complement the learning process (that works fine too ;).
And I absolutely agree with the change of the paradigm of “consumers” and “producers”. In fact, we can talk now about “prosumers” themselves…
Best Regards, and thank for your post! 🙂
Carlos, thank you for your comment! And thank you for flushing out the concept of gaming in learning so that others can understand it more fully than the brief mention in this video. :0)
I totally agree with this video. E-learning is not just a luxury anymore but a necessity. I have taught at Community College for 11 years and I see the age of learners becoming higher each year. People need a way to learn and still work!
What do you feel is the best platform to publish our e-courses on at this time?
Thank you for your comment, Jeana! E-learning is opening up in the corporate and academic world as well as a commodity for consumers. As for the best platform, that is a big question like what type of car should I buy! LOL. It will depend on your needs. I am working on some small platform reviews and sharing in my Facebook group, E-Learning Rocks! (https://www.facebook.com/groups/779290538762765/ ), if you are interested in following that. Otherwise, if you are asking about a college there are 3 biggies out there that are pretty good (Blackboard, Desire2Learn and Moodle).
Another great knowledge share! I agree the e-learning market is nearing a tipping point.
In addition to your comments on how this opens up learning options for learners of all ages, abilities and locations, it also open up a wealth of training opportunities and knowledge sharing for those of us who, for a host or reasons, need to work at our pace. It seems to me the e-learning format that is now more accessible and affordable for both sides of this coin (learners and teachers) really represents a bridge in meaningful communication.
Thanks for your guidance.
Thanks for your great insights, Susan!
Hi Dr. Kelly
Thank you so much for these thoughtful insights to the direction and future of E-Learning. As a new student of yours, and just getting started with your E-Course-in-a Box, I definitely would like to hear more about trends and future opportunites in the world of e-learning. Your comments, as always, are so very valuable.
Ted, thank you so much. And I am happy it’s timely for you :0) Best of luck in your ‘modern’ course creation!
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