Farewell, Traditional E-Learning, We Hardly Knew Ye

This post is provided by guest blogger, Tonya Stafford, a graduate student at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Il., MS in Training and Development program.

E-learning has exploded, but are the traditional methods still effective?  In a recent article, Juliette Denny (2017), Managing Director of a learning technology company, discusses why one-off learning events no longer work and ways to replace them with something better by reinforcing training at regular intervals, considering Bloom’s Taxonomy.  She suggests five ways to improve learning solutions based on the wants, behaviors, and contributions of learners.  She concludes that as more training professionals become aware that traditional design and delivery methods aren’t working anymore, training will change for the better, especially with new technologies that adapt to how people learn.

I recommend this article for instructional designers, facilitators, and even training managers.  It is a brief, but poignant article on how to improve the e-learning of the future through recommendations aimed at improving learner interest, attention, and retention. These suggestions are useful to anyone interested in getting the most from their learners, taking into consideration their time, attention spans, training relevance, and the bridge between learning and doing.


Denny, J. (2017, February, 21).  Traditional elearning is dead.  Retrieved from https://elearningindustry.com/traditional-elearning-is-dead

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