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Introduction to E-Learning Theory and Practice - Revised

Education
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Learn about e-learning theory and practice, based on internationally recognised standards. You will learn the importance of identifying learning outcomes and how to prepare lessons and assess learners in relation to these. The course shows how different instructional techniques such as Storytelling, the Scenario approach, Toolkit topics and the Demonstration-practice method can be used to create engaging and effective e-learning courses.
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  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes

Description

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This course is an introduction to e-learning theory and practice, based on internationally recognised standards. The course reviews the Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Development and how learning occurs in an e-learning environment. The cognitive principles of dual channels, limited capacity and active processing are covered. You will learn the importance of identifying learning outcomes and how to prepare lessons and assess learners in light of these.

Different instructional techniques are used by content developers, such as: Storytelling, the Scenario approach, Toolkit topics and the Demonstration-practice method. By studying and analysing important e-learning concepts and practices, the courses you publish will be more effective at helping learners learn, which is the goal of instruction. E-Learning courses are generally developed to provide either information (Inform courses) or prepare for job-related skills (Perform courses) and there are two kinds of performance goals - Procedural and Strategic. Learn more in this course.

E-Learning offers many benefits traditional classroom instruction cannot provide, such as uniform instruction, accessibility and flexible learning. It also offers the added advantage of allowing learners to practice more - a key component of developing long-term memory for knowledge retrieval and transfer. This course will be of great interest to publishers who want to learn more about creating effective online e-learning courses.

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will be able to:


- Discuss the Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning.
- Describe the cognitive processes involved in learning.
- Demonstrate the use of effective instructional design methods.
- Explain the steps involved in developing course content.
- Explain the purpose of learning outcomes in e-learning.
- Describe how to use different instructional techniques.
- Differentiate between Formative and Summative assessment.

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping

All Certification is available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certification, please visit our faqs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certification, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certification pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.

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