ny have questioned what the decline of the attention span means. Are we getting dumb? Is the human race devolving thanks to mobile phones and the Internet? The goldfish comparisons certainly seem to imply so.
We recently moved offices to the Earp Gilliam Bond Building, a light-filled stone warehouse that looks out over the Newcastle Foreshore. Our new office space came with a long white wall about 10 metres long and 2 metres high. Realising that this large blank space was something a lot of artists dream of, we got in contact with Liz Anelli, a local artist and illustrator known for her illustrative maps.
At eCoach, we believe that not all eLearning content is created equal. Some content is shiny, engaging, and effective. Other content is less so. Cluttered eLearning alienates its audience. We’re here to help, and we’re armed with some of the best findings from cognitive psychology to explain exactly why keeping eLearning simple makes it shine.
Text and visuals make up the bulk of eLearning content in the courses that we’ve come across at eCoach. It’s common knowledge that combining text with visuals makes your content better - things become easier to explain, more engaging for learners, and more exciting for you to put together as an eLearning author.
The modality principle tells us that, in most cases, words that are presented as speech rather than text are more effective. Narrating a graphic using audio usually results in better learning outcomes than if you explain that same graphic with on-screen text.
Interested in emerging edtech, or new ways of integrating digital technology in your school or classroom? Looking for ideas and inspiration? There are a number of education focussed technology conferences happening in Australia throughout 2016 that are worth checking out.
The mobile learning ground swell doesn’t appear to be slowing down and is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of learning in a number of industries. A recent survey by Brandon Hall Group found that 73% of organisations are now actively involved in mobile learning of one sort or another, and 87% planned to increase mLearning use within the following year.