eLearning educators are blazing a trail in this digital age. Innovative, out-of-the-box thinking and teaching is fundamentally changing the way people learn. We now have more tools at our disposal than ever before and the future of eLearning is looking bright, especially thanks to industry experts that continue to inspire. Here are 10 powerful quotes about eLearning:
1. Students must make what they learn a part of themselves.
“Students do not learn much just sitting in classes listening to teachers, memorizing prepackaged assignments, and spitting out answers. They must talk about what they are learning, write reflectively about it, relate it to past experiences, and apply it to their daily lives. They must make what they learn part of themselves.” – Arthur W. Chickering, researcher and former Professor of Educational Leadership at George Mason University, and Stephen C. Ehrmann, Associate Director at the Center for Academic Innovation at University System of Maryland
2. One provocative question is worth a hundred proclamations.
“When it comes to the design of effective learning experiences, one provocative question is worth a hundred proclamations.” – Bernard Bull, Associate Professor of Education at Concordia University
3. People expect to be bored.
“People expect to be bored by eLearning. Let’s show them it doesn’t have to be like that!” – Cammy Bean, VP of Learning Design at Kineo
4. Designing an experience.
“The most important principle for designing lively eLearning is to see eLearning design not as information design but as designing an experience.” – Cathy Moore, speaker, writer, and creator of the action mapping process for designing training (Self-employed)
5. The purpose is to teach.
“eLearning shouldn’t be a casual joy ride on a Sunday afternoon with the cruise control engaged. The sole purpose of eLearning is to teach.” – Christopher Palm, Media Artist at Allen Interactions
6. Content means everything.
“When it comes to eLearning, content means everything. If eLearning content is not masterfully designed, all the rest will just go down the drain.” – Christopher Pappas, Founder of elearningindustry.com
7. It is the now big thing.
“Online learning is not the next big thing, it is the now big thing.” – Donna J. Abernathy, former editor of Training + Development Magazine
8. Let’s drop the “e.”
“eLearning is changing. And, we will see new models, new technologies and designs emerge. So, let’s drop the “e” – or at least give it a new and wider definition.” – Elliot Masie, producer, author, and e-learning expert (Masie Center and Masie Productions)
9. Bring learning to people.
“We need to bring learning to people instead of people to learning.” – Elliot Masie
10. Tomorrow’s skills today.
“Teaching in the Internet age means we must teach tomorrow’s skills today.” – Jennifer Fleming, associate professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at California State University
Hopefully these 10 awesome quotes give you a fresh outlook on eLearning and even open your mind to new possibilities. Before you know it, you’ll be delivering a profound quote of your own!
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