Unlocked: the OpenSesame eLearning Blog

Jalyssa Woodall's blog

eLearning is all around us, from the classroom to the workplace and there are tons of providers too. But what can you do to make sure learners not only enjoy your content but also take something away? Here are three tips to enhancing the elearning experience:   1. “After this lesson you should be able to…” Yup, it’s that simple. Most people want to know what they are getting up front and taking elearning courses is no different. Therefore letting learners know all course objectives is imperative. ... [more]

When some people think of virtual reality (VR) they may envision the super intense gamer with a huge helmet and goggles who is synced into world full of zombies and other strange creatures. However, virtual reality is way more than just helmets and zombies. According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, it is actually a 3D image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way. Helmets and goggles are used, but so are screens, fitted gloves, and sensors. Although it can be used for gaming, VR can also be used for educational purposes. ... [more]

A year ago if you were to ask if I see any commonalities between social media and elearning I would respond with, “absolutely not - they’re total opposites.” Initially, when most people think of elearning they envision education, compliance courses and maybe a quick way to learn a new computer skill. On the other hand, social media is used for connecting with family and friends, posting photos and making status updates. Despite these obvious differences, elearning and social media have a lot in common and can benefit from one another. ... [more]

Do you have Facebook Messenger? How about a group chat with your closest friends? Does your job use Slack to communicate with one another? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you are a part of an online community. However, are you a part of an elearning community? If not, here are three reasons why you should join one:   1. Exchange Tips and Resources Everyone has knowledge, why not spread it? Of course no one knows everything about elearning, but the information you do know could help someone in need - and that’s where joining a community comes into play. ... [more]