Academy Thoughts on Flipboard

By Bob Ryan | Ideas that shape the way we work, learn and teach

13 Signs You’re A Pretty Quick Learner

According to a study it is discovered that fast learners (specifically language learners) have more white matter and less symmetrical brains. …

Cool Stuff

What Work Will Look Like In 2025

The experts weigh in on the future of work a decade from now.

Anyone who grew up with the notion that we’d all have jet packs and robot housekeepers by 2015 knows that predicting the future is a risky business. But as technology continues to develop and various trends, demographic shifts, and other …

The Future

2015’s Top Education Technology Trends

Editor’s note: This piece was originally written by Katie Lepi and ran on February 28th, 2014. A lot has changed since then, so we’ve had author


Instructional Design Models And Theories: Keller’s ARCS Model Of Motivation

The Quintessential Of The ARCS Model Of Motivation

Keller’s ARCS Model of motivation can be perceived as a problem solving approach to learning that …

Education Technology

5 Reasons to Use Gamification in E-Learning

From a very tender age, we are exposed to games: Chess, Monopoly, Scotland Yard… And that is for a reason, because games make learning not seem like …

Why Is The University Still Here?

Universities are supposed to be dead. These bastions of higher learning have been on Silicon Valley’s hit list for much of the past decade, and disruption phasers targeting the industry have certainly been set to kill in the years since the global financial crisis.

And yet after years of efforts, we …


Besides Learning Styles – Other ‘Zombie’ Theories That Should Rest In Peace

It Is Not a Valid ExcuseThat everyone else is doing it, using it, talking about it, publishing on it:Learning Styles… is but one example.Here is …

Learning Styles

The Dos and Don’ts of Separating Need-to-Know from Nice-to-Know

Many of us have been in this situation before: your boss hands you a new e-learning project, and gives you a 100-slide PowerPoint and tells you, …


Seven Sins of Our System of Forced Education

Sometimes I find, no matter how uncomfortable it makes me and others feel, I have to speak the truth. We can use all the euphemisms we want, but the …


Utilizing Blended Learning To Encourage Critical Thinking: An e-Learning Solutions Perspective

Critical Thinking Can Help Learners Learn and Retain Better in e-Learning Solutions

The process of learning is not always about just a transfer of …


What staring at a screen all day is doing to your eyes

If you're reading this, there's a good chance you spend much of your working day and leisure time staring at a computer screen.

You probably spend …


4 Ways to Keep Learning Beyond the Classroom

This story first appeared in the October 2014 issue of Entrepreneur. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

"The moment you think you know everything about your business is the moment you lose your competitive edge," says Pat Flynn, a San Diego-based writer who focuses on online …


How I Managed to Out-Learn the Competition

In my family, people read a lot. While my mother reads fiction (mostly thrillers), my father reads business books (lots of them).

Growing up, I was …

Cool Stuff

From "knowledge worker" to "learning worker": what this means for an organisation

Work is changing, and as a consequence Jacob Morgan believes that one of the principles of the future employee (see infographic to the left) will be …


Is Learning Increasingly Self-Directed in the Digital Era?

"We can only have citizens who can live constructively in this kaleidoscopically changing world if we are willing for them to become self-starting, self-initiating learners," said Carl Rogers' in 1968. It has never been more relevant than now, with self directed learning becoming an integral part …


Steering Away from Cognitive Overload

Trying to learn important information through multimedia can feel like driving through a strange city for a big job interview.

As the learning …


In the Age of Information, Specializing to Survive

Jonathan Haber majored in philosophy at Harvard University. And Yale. And Stanford. He explored Kant’s “The Critique of Pure Reason” with an Oxford don and Kierkegaard’s insights into “Subjectivity, Irony and the Crisis of Modernity” with a leading light from the University of Copenhagen.

In his …

Information Overload

The Unusual Habits Of 8 Famous Creative Minds

From Jay-Z to de Balzac, these famous creative minds have developed some odd habits on the path to genius.

There is no secret formula for innovation, and a lot of great minds arrive at their creativity in many different ways.

Though we’d all like to crack the code for reaching our creative …


U.S. Smartphone Use in 2015

Key Themes of This Report

10% of Americans own a smartphone but do not have broadband at home, and 15% own a smartphone but say that they have a …


Show Me the Money: Building a Rock-Solid Business Case for E-Learning

By now hopefully your company’s leadership team has bought off on the concept of e-learning as a cost-saver. We know it reduces time spent off the …


7 Challenges to Social Learning

Social Learning is a self-propagating concept, that is- once a social learning culture is achieved in an organization. Here we try to enlist the top …

The Learning Elimination Team

What if your real job was learning elimination?
Learning is generally a sign that something hasn't been well designed. Learning is like friction - …


Tools Of The eLearning Revolution: Adobe Voice

Adobe Voice: A Tool Of The eLearning Revolution

There are many eLearning design tools available on the market today. There are software suites, apps, …


Should Finland reform its education system?

It’s easy to lampoon education reforms in Finland that aim to scrap the teaching of traditional subjects in favour of broader topics. The new …


How to Learn Faster

Edit Article

Three Parts:Preparing Your BodyLearning Like a ProReviewing Material Efficiently

To adapt more quickly to the rapidly changing …


Augmented Learning 101: QR Codes

Well, I’m not sure that’s what augmented learning looks like today, and that’s what we’re exploring in this three part series.

But first, a definition …

Augmented Reality

Best Practices for Clear and Simple E-Learning Navigation

While navigating an e-learning course, have you ever become stuck on a slide, unsure of what to do or where to click? If you have, you were the …


Why You Should Strive to Be a Lifelong Learner

Many people wonder what they can do to become well-rounded and competitive while increase their rate of success. An often overlooked yet simple way to improve is to increase your knowledge by being a self-starter.

Traditional, structured education is very important, yet much success is derived from …