This post is provided by guest blogger, Keeona Jordan, a graduate student at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Il., MS in Training and Development program.
The use of e-learning tools in education and even in the work place will soon change the way we view learning. While there have been some forms of e-learning used in the past years, e-learning technologies are continuing to grow and instructors will need to focus
on new ways to manage their instructional designs in a way that will engage and motivate the learner. Managing e- learning designs has proven to be a challenge but an important rule of thumb is to remember to keep your instructional design innovative by having new ideas that work well with the technology available. For most cases some people just don’t like change and with technology, changes must happen in order to promote the best learning environment. Old learning habits need to be transformed in a new way that will challenge the learner’s imagination and thinking processes.
An article by Burns (2018) listed below addresses how learning will look in the future. This article focuses on how technology is shaping how we view learning. This article provides a peek at how managers can focus on helping learners reach their maximum capabilities by utilizing the technology offered around us. Training and learning has typically been the focus of how individuals learned in the past but e-learning has since changed this idea. With the help of social media, micro learning, and other e-learning tools, individuals are able to learn how to apply what they learn to real world situations and how to efficiently perform their work duties. Overall, managing and supporting e-learning instructional designs may be different from the past but the key to success is to support the learner in the process. Remember, help the learner to envision a new way of thinking and processing information, after all the future is now.
Burns, Mary. (2018, Apr. 22). Improving assessment in e-learning programs. Retrieved from: https://Elearningindustry.com/Assessment-in-Elearning-Programs-Improving.