Category: How we learn

Motivation During the Learning

Judy:  You’re the one doing all these eLearning courses. Nick:  Only the ones I think I will like and learn something Judy:  What do you think makes a good or excellent eLearning experience? Nick:  I’m a bit competitive so I like to test myself against the learning fairly often Judy: You mean you seek frequent […]

Good eLearning is about ability and time

Judy:  So, you like hard questions in your eLearning? Nick:  Yes, I like a challenge. Judy:  What if they’re so hard there’s no way you can answer them? Nick:  If they‘re that hard I’ll walk away. Judy: You’re a loser. Nick:  Not really but I can get bored quickly When we talk about the learner […]

What To Do to Increase Motivation

Judy:  You were in a mood last week Nick:  Yes, but I found a course that I really enjoyed Judy: Not a company one. Nick:  No, it was a training company specialist in eLearning. Judy: What was different Nick:  They had interesting activities before, during and after the actual training Modlettes So, what is the […]

Self-Determination Theory

Judy:  Why are you in a mood today? Nick:  I’m frustrated Judy:  Why are you frustrated? Nick:  Because people keep asking me questions Judy:  Rubbish!  What’s the real reason Nick:  The boss wants me to take the quality course and I really want to do the conflict resolution one. Judy:  Be better if he let […]

The Two Basic Urges that Drive Learners

 Nick :  Why does management tell us our pay grades could be affected by our performance in this new course? Judy:  I guess it’s their way of motivating us. Well:  Well it’s not motivating me. Judy:  Awe, come on.  You want to do well don’t you? Nick:  Yes, but not because of their threats. Motivation […]

Persuasive Writing Techniques

What is our brief as trainers? Why do we bother? How can we be successful and work with engaged and enthusiastic learners? Let’s change the question. Do you want to convince your learners to do something or do it better? So, let’s talk about selling ideas. Using persuasive writing to achieve your purposes. We all […]

When does perfectionism become an unhealthy habit?

I used to think perfectionism was wanting to edit “one last time” too many times. I now believe perfectionism can spoil my whole writing process and cause undue stress. So here are some pitfalls that to be a consistently good writer for learning you must avoid. Perfectionism becomes unhealthy when you mix it with self-doubt […]

Create Your Own Online Course - 9

Using Multi-choice Questions Some say they only test factual knowledge. However, they can be used to test analytical thinking, problem solving and several other cognitive processes. But aren’t essays and open-ended questions better to test these than multichoice? Not at all, although there is a facility for text answers in the Modlettes question section The […]

Create Your Own Online Course - 8

Seeing is believing Visualisation is the most effective way to communicate. The difficult part is to ensure that the message gets through as intended. If the message is simple and the basic rules of design are used correctly, our brain will do the rest.  Imagine you are in a driving school and you are shown […]

Creating Your Own Online Course - 7

Great Presentations are Like Adverts There are three R’s in advertising.  They are, React, Relate and Respond. We will show you how these can help you create learning inspired slide shares in Modlettes. Reaction:  Grab their attention Adverts are brief.  Just enough to cover what’s important. But they still intrigue and interest.  Ads are glance […]

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