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The Role of Avatars in E-Learning: An Interview with Timothy A. Freriks

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George Hall

Drawing from his several decades of experience, e-learning expert Timothy Freriks examines the critical issues involved in understanding the role of avatars in e-learning and their growing capabilities. In this interview, Freriks shares his views on e-learning and avata... More »

Game-Based Learning Attracts Corporate Trainers

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Paul Harris

Problem: Gaming technologies are capturing the imagination of training managers just as they always have the "Nintendo generation" now entering the workforce. But how does one determine if game-based learning is appropriate for their organization, and whether it's worth... More »

The Advantage of Interactivity

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Helene Geiger

They say that content is king. But in the world of e-learning, it takes more than content to make a good training program. You must first have a way to get learners engaged and then keep them engaged. In other words, you need interactivity. Unfortunately, interactivity ... More »

Chatting Up Your LMS

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Catherine King

Among the many features that an LMS contains, chats and forums are perhaps the most underused and under appreciated. Yet, academia has long used discussion as the best way to build community and promote learning. So can you, by leveraging the power of chat in your LMS. ... More »

Success with E-Learning

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Lance Dublin

A2001 study by ASTD and Elliott Masie, E-Learning: If We Build It, Will They Come? explored this common myth. Contrary to many opinions, the study found that many people just didn't participate in the e-learning options offered in their organizations. The study also fou... More »