Blog - motivation

  • December 04, 2014

    SMART Rethinking: Creating Learning Objectives That Motivate

    By: Andrew Fayad

    Anyone who’s had a heart-to-heart with their high school guidance counselor knows the SMART formula for making goals: They should be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely for the best results. But while the SMART formula might help you commit to lose weight or finally write your science fiction novel, it might be a little […]

  • January 21, 2014

    Macro Motivation for Microlearning: Getting Users to Participate

    By: Andrew Fayad

    Let’s face it: Getting learners excited about long lectures and lost time is an uphill battle. It’s no secret that training and education can get the eye-roll treatment, especially if motivation is low. That’s where microlearning can come in handy: It taps into user motivation for higher participation and completion rates. After all, what good […]

  • November 06, 2013

    5 Tips for Tapping into a Learner’s Motivation

    By: Andrew Fayad

    Let’s face it: Not every eLearning course is going to earn rave reviews or have learners checking in on their spare time. But just because you can’t offer fireworks doesn’t mean your learners are completely disengaged from the subject matter and material. By tapping into a learner’s motivation, you can structure courses that – even if they […]

  • October 10, 2013

    Instructional Design Vs. Learner Motivation: Applying the ARCS Model

    By: Andrew Fayad

    The ’80s meant acid wash jeans, bad hair and a lot of neon. But way back in 1987 John Keller came up with a theory known as the ARCS model. Keller is currently professor of instructional systems and educational psychology at the University of Florida and his ARCS model is essentially a way to marry instructional design with […]

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