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101 Tips to Motivate the Virtual Learner: Establish Relevance

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on May 1, 2014 10:00:00 AM
Virtual Learner Goals

This is the third post in a series of eleven which will examine how to motivate the virtual learner. The first post introduces the series.

Motivation Category 2: Establish Relevance for the Virtual Learner

Before requiring someone to take a course, communicate the reasons why the content is important to the individual and the organization. If the participants don't understand the relevance, they will tend to do the minimal amount necessary in order to complete the program.

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Topics: Management, Virtual Learners, 101 Tips to Motivate the Virtual Learner Series

101 Tips to Motivate the Virtual Learner: Set Expectations

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Apr 30, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Objectives and Expectations of Virtual LearningThis is the second post in a series of eleven which will examine how to motivate the virtual learner. The first post introduces the series.

Motivation Category 1: Publish Requirements and Set Expectations Ahead of Time

Getting more work than you bargained for or taking a class that isn't appropriate isn't only demotivating, it can be downright aggravating. Armed with enough information about course requirements, participants can make an informed choice about the appropriateness of the course or the time commitment involved. If the course is required, individuals can try to balance their schedules to accommodate the workload and can inform supervisors regarding any impact on normal duties.

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Topics: Virtual Classroom - Best Practices, Virtual Learners, 101 Tips to Motivate the Virtual Learner Series

Enabling Virtual Learners By Design: Introduction

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Apr 23, 2014 1:00:00 PM

This is the first post in a series of six which examines how to enable virtual learners. 

We all know that the use of virtual classrooms, e-learning, and blended learning has gone beyond a trend to become an accepted and permanent part of the learning mix. It’s hard to find a subject that isn’t, in some form and at some level, taught online. Whether it’s astronomy or zoology, Arabic or Zulu, addition or…well…you see where I’m going with this. Besides being plentiful, online programs are often low-priced or sometimes even free!

This begs the question: With so much content and technology readily available, why don't people seem to be learning more? And why are so many people being forced to learn online at (metaphorical) gunpoint?

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Topics: Blended Learning, Virtual Learners, Enabling Virtual Learners by Design Series