Webinar e-learning

Why webinars are not the most effective e-learning content

When talking about e-learning, the first thing that comes into people’s mind is webinars and video-lessons you can watch online. Well, the good news is that digital learning is in fact much more than that, but of course you need proper structures and content creation skills to exploit its potential. In this article we will try to show the limits of webinars and explore possible solutions to make e-learning content truly effective.    WHAT A WEBINAR IS: DEFINITION AND ADVANTAGES  According…


The unexpected “social” side of digital learning

Talking with trainers, the major concern about digital learning is related to the lack of social interactions, both with the teacher itself and with peers: in this article we will try to explain how e-learning can be “social” and which features can be used to promote relationships within digital academies.   WHAT SOCIAL LEARNING MEANS The Social Learning theory was created by Albert Bandura to define training in a new way: according to the psychologist, the cognitive process that leads to…


What is mobile learning, the latest e-learning revolution

Mobile learning is once again recognised as one of the most relevant learning trends for the next years. Why it is so important and what impact does it have on the training market? In this article we will show some figures about the use of mobile devices and try to explain how trainers can take advantage of this revolution.    WHAT IS MOBILE LEARNING? We call “mobile learning” that kind of distance learning that makes use of mobile devices like tablets or smartphones. While being part of…


What is distance tracking, the most important e-learning feature

What is distance tracking, the most important e-learning feature

Thanks to SCORM compliance, learning objects are able to communicate with any LMS platform, exchanging information that allows distance tracking of students’ actions within the e-learning process. In this article we will try to explain what kind of information you can collect and why this feature is so important for digital training.    WHAT IS DISTANCE TRACKING? To start from the very beginning, let’s clarify what we mean by “distance tracking”. When talking about e-learning, one of the main…


SCORM

What is the SCORM, the key-standard for e-learning interoperability

In this article we will try to explain what is the SCORM and all the benefits you can achieve if your e-learning content and your LMS platform complies with it.    WHAT IS THE SCORM: DEFINITION AND HISTORY SCORM is an acronym standing for “Shareable Content Object Reference Model” and refers to the main standard defining the characteristics of learning objects in terms of use, traceability and storage.  Learning objects, or shareable content objects (SCO), are the atomic element of…


adaptive learning

Adaptive learning: training tailored to you

Adaptive learning is the subtle art of building tailored courseware that fits every learner’s needs. While it is fundamental to have a reliable infrastructure behind a digital training process, it is indeed most important how content is used to create effective lessons. In this article we will talk about this method and why it is something you cannot do without.   WHAT ADAPTIVE LEARNING IS  According to the definition of adaptive learning, it is “an educational method which uses computer…


LMS

LCMS and LMS: what's the difference and why you need both

LCMS and LMS are two of the main acronyms whose meaning you need to know if you want to build and manage digital training content. What are they exactly? In this article we will try to describe how they work and which role they play in the training process.    WHAT IS AN LCMS?  LCMS is an abbreviation for Learning Content Management System. It is a Cloud space used to store and manage learning “atoms”: texts, images, sounds, videos and any other element you want to use to build your…


CLOUD

From in-house server to Cloud: four reasons to make the switch

Most people think that having their content stored in-house gives more control over it and overall more security. In this article we will give you four reasons why you should say goodbye to your in-house server and switch to the Cloud to improve the success of your company.   FROM THE DICTIONARY: WHAT IS THE CLOUD?  Let’s start from the very basics, clarifying what the Cloud exactly is. An acknowledged definition says that “the Cloud refers to servers that are accessed over the Internet,…


Quiddis, il blended training

E-learning or face-to-face? Blended training is better!

In our last article we talked about the endless challenge between e-learning and face-to-face, explaining why digital training can help solve many issues related to engagement, cost and control. In this article we will try to describe which role is assigned to the face-to-face phase and how blended learning could boost the effectiveness of the training process.    SOFT SKILLS AND HARD SKILLS: FROM DICTIONARY ENTRIES TO PRACTICE  Let’s start with some basic definitions. Blended learning is…


e-learning

E-learning vs. face-to-face training: the ultimate challenge

Most trainers are quite skeptical about moving their face-to-face lessons to online training. In this article we will try to explain what are the perks of e-learning and why it represents the future of training.   DIGITAL NATIVES: COULD TRADITIONAL TRAINING STILL BE AN OPTION? We have already talked on this blog about digital natives and their different way to approach learning: getting unfocused very easily and needing different stimuli to keep their dopamine levels high. In the same…