Online Education Around the World

This great infographic on the origins of online education and its development was sent to us from our friends at cheaponlinedegrees.org. It starts with a timeline: from the first computer-assisted instruction system, PLATO, which was developed at the University of Illinois in 1960, to the European consortium beginning to offer free online courses (MOOCs) in 2013. For more on the history of elearning read this post.

On Sept. 25, 2013 the European Commission launched an open education resource website http://openeducationeuropa.eu/ –  this infographic goes on to list institutions affiliated with openeducationeuropa, foreign universities offering online coursework, and ends with top rated world universities with global reputations. Check it out: Continue reading

How to add videos to your eFront lessons

Do you want to make your content more appealing and interactive? You can enrich it by adding videos to your units! There are two ways you can do this:

  1. Upload your videos to the lesson’s file manager. While editing the unit place the mouse where you want to insert the video. Open the file manager, search for the video you want to add and simply click on the blue arrow: video-post-1The video is now inserted and you can change its dimensions by dragging its edges. Continue reading

Infographic: wasted time in the workplace

Recently the people at TimeDoctor got in touch with us about a great infographic they put together regarding wasted time in the workplace – a massive problem that costs businesses millions (or more) in lost productivity every year. This infographic shows how much time is wasted at work, the ways in which time is wasted, and how businesses attempt to deal with the issue (for example by implemeneting a social media policy).
One thing not covered by the infographic is how much time is wasted in the workplace with disorganized or ineffective methods of communication and collaboration. We’ll be looking into that next time! Continue reading

FREE eBook: eLearning 101 – concepts, trends, applications

ebook-banner-4The team at eFront and TalentLMS have got together to create a FREE elearning eBook to download on everything anyone needed to know about elearning! This eLearning 101’ book covers all important and relevant concepts, trends and applications of elearning.

People new to elearning will appreciate the first chapters which define elearning, describe best practices, goes over the basics on learning platforms, and online courses – how to make elearning effective and the tools that help you to do so.

Those more familiar with the basic concepts will find a wealth of information on current elearning trends which shape and define eLearning now, and in the near and distant future. Topics covered include: social and collaborative learning, blended learning, gamification, micro-learning, video learning, rapid elearning, personalization and elearning, and continuous learning.

Final chapters explore applications of elearning in customer service, sales training, safety training, customer training, IT training, healthcare training and product training.

This eBook will be updated from time to time so if you have any suggestions for chapters you’d like to see please do let us know! And happy reading! :)

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