Adapting elearning programs cross-culturally

Culture determines not only how one learns and what one learns but also what one perceives as important to learn – and the effects of culture on learners’ experiences in elearning can be profound. Culture affects social behavior, communication, cognitive processes, and how one interacts with learning technologies – all central components to elearning design (Vatrapi, 2008). Anybody who has taught multi-cultural classes innately understand this in those “lost in translation” moments – dead silence, hesitation, discomfort, lack of participation – all visual cues. But if you’re doing an elearning course, especially if it’s self-paced, trainers cannot know what’s going on at the other end for learners.  Continue reading

How would you go about converting a face to face course to an eLearning format?

Joan T. Cook raised an interesting question at the Instructional Design and eLearning Professionals’ GroupHow would you go about converting a face to face course to an eLearning format?” Several professionals in the Learning industry want to convert their f2f courses into an eLearning format. However, several of them do the same mistake again and again. They believe that by simply moving their content such as PowerPoint presentations, videos, audios, and documents to a Learning Management System that they have converted their face to face courses to an eLearning format. In my opinion, they have converted their traditional courses to an electronic format.

In this post I will present you the TOP 5 tips to Convert your Traditional Course into an eLearning format.

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What is the best Instructional Design textbook you know?

There are several textbooks that are best for Instructional Design. The members of the Instructional Design & E-Learning Professionals’ Group created the following list and I am extremely interested to read your comments concerning the list.

► If you would like to suggest your favorite Instructional Design textbook please write a comment. I will post the book at the top of the list! Lets Share the Knowledge!

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