I’ve been thinking a lot about the importance of asking questions in E-Learning. Questions interrupt passive learning and require people to think. Depending on how questions are asked, they can be instrumental in demonstrating how to apply new knowledge on the job. Questions help learners process information and move knowledge from short term to long term memory. At MicroAssist we use learning checks throughout lessons to help learners focus on important concepts. The questions we ask in a final assessment also help learners concentrate on the most important aspects of the training.
As adult learners, there are a number of things we seek in our training. Some top factors include:
The speakers at E-Learning Symposium 2010 - Houston gave some very inspiring and thought-provoking presentations on all facets of E-Learning. Feel free to download them for your reference and review. (Registration and login required in order to download presentations.)
And if you haven't already, download presentations by Scott Rehling, Debby Kalk, and Hiram Kuykendall here.
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