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Welcome to the Aims Digital blog – covering the latest and the best from the eLearning industry! Read about the latest trends, and our thoughts on how the world of learning is shaping up.
The Future of eLearning

The Future of eLearning

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Here is a peek into the future of eLearning. The possibilities are endless, and we highlight some of them.

Where do you see eLearning headed to, in the future? What exciting opportunities will they open up for the world? We would love to know your thoughts!

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The 10 top mistakes made when creating an eLearning program

The 10 top mistakes made when creating an eLearning program

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An eLearning system is usually defined as the use of electronic media, information and communication technologies in education. Any teaching methodology that includes types of media that deliver text, audio, images, animation, streaming video, and technology applications using channels such as audio or video tape, satellite TV, CD-ROM, computer-based learning, local intranet/extranet and web-based learning can be classified as eLearning. It is worthwhile to look for the common pitfalls or mistakes that are likely to happen during this process.

 

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The 10 top things to know when converting from eLearning to mLearning

The 10 top things to know when converting from eLearning to mLearning

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Professor Ray Schroeder, Associate Vice Chancellor for Online Learning at the University of Illinois Springfield, predicts that over the coming years, mobile learning will expand and evolve dramatically. Justin Ferriman, a Learning & Collaboration Consultant, reports in his blog ' LearnDash' that in the year 2013, 47% of organizations in US have started using mobile devices to support formal learning.  This does not mean however, that a person, thinking of converting eLearning methodology to mobile learning, would find the conversion process necessarily smooth and without glitches.

In an eLearning environment, scores of eLearners, remain chained to their desktops or laptops working with LAN or at the most with WiFi network connections. The same learners, in case of a mLearning environment, could be travelling, shopping or even walking along a city street, offline or with limited data transmission capacities. This simply means that the eLearning web site, of so much importance to eLearners, has no relevance now to the m-learner.

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