Are you still using 14th century teaching techniques?

Here is a great, short(ish) video from Ted.com describing how Stanford University offered an online course in Artificial Intelligence to over 160,000 students, in 9 countries.  The speaker is Peter Norvig (one of the two instructors) and some of his insight regarding student motivation, the...

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What you can learn about eLearning – from Engineers

The Society for Manufacturing Engineers – Education Foundation, has awarded over 31 million dollars in grants, scholarships, and awards to high-schoolers pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering and math (since 1980); more than any other professional engineering society. Their website is a marvel of interactivity...

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Does Size Matter?

Very often, when organizations move to virtual training, they think that the constraints of travel and space (learning space) are removed and it is now possible for a larger audience to take part in the training offering. Not true! Compare these two simple visuals: A circular table...

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Be a kid again!

At The Training Doctor, we often get great training design ideas by focusing on the kid in all of us. Whether you are designing for classroom-based classes or online, you can get some great ideas from this website designed to help kids think more creatively:...

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Where eLearning went wrong (and how to fix it)

From Training Magazine's Inside Training e-newsletter By Tom Graunke, Founder and CEO, StormWind I helped create E-Learning 1.0 and am here to tell you it has been a complete and miserable failure. This is a bold statement, I realize, so let me explain. At the time, it...

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