Teaching Online - Getting Started and What You'll Need To Think About

Posted by Hannah Warren on Sep 18, 2020 10:32:32 AM

The current situation has hastened the uptake of online learning (and everything else!), so ready or not, educators have been thrown into teaching online. Here’s what you need to know to do it right.

The benefits of teaching online

For those who aren’t used to online education, this new virtual classroom can feel stressful and inconvenient. However, there are actually several benefits to doing it this way:

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May the SCORM be with you!

Posted by Gary Peebles on Jun 2, 2020 9:33:57 AM

Why wasn’t SCORM there from the start?

If you don’t know what SCORM is, you are probably lucky, and unless you have a good reason to dig into it, I suggest you read below and never think of it again.

I remember the first time I heard about SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) - it was 2004 and we wanted to follow a standard when creating our new content authoring tool.  I remember feeling excited by the concept of a standard to share content between Learning Management Systems (LMS) - it made a lot of sense that we ensured our new course content followed this standard.  

I printed the hundreds of pages that made up the SCORM 2004 standard and spent the weekend trying to stay awake as I read it….

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Building online courses quickly and affordably in a state of emergency

Posted by Gary Peebles on Apr 14, 2020 9:00:00 AM

A case study in Maori language learning.

We all saw Covid-19 affecting countries overseas and we all knew that it would eventually reach New Zealand’s shores, but not many believed it would impact New Zealand’s teaching curriculum as quickly and dramatically as it did on March 23rd, when it was announced all schools were closed as at 3pm that day.

When the lockdown happened, I don’t think anybody really knew what to do.  Certainly getting close to your loved ones and staying safe was step one, but after that, how could educators help the community and parents get through the four week (at least) lock down?  

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Evolution of eLearning - our experience from 2000 to now!

Posted by Gary Peebles on Jul 9, 2019 10:12:45 AM

The beginning

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5 tips to help motivate e-learners complete your course

Posted by Hannah Warren on Dec 12, 2017 1:23:48 PM
Great, you've got people signed up to your Intuto online training course. Now you need to help them complete it – and hopefully enjoy it too.

Here are five tips to motivate e-learners:

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Improving Digital Literacy in the New Zealand FMCG Sector

Posted by Adrian Sallis on May 23, 2015 3:12:16 PM


Digital literacy is no longer a nice to have but an essential life skill. Computers have been commonplace for 30 years and the Internet for 20 years. They are used in all areas of life from business to leisure and I'm betting they're here to stay.

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Positively PowerPoint

Posted by Madelize Bekker on Oct 14, 2014 10:42:06 PM

A lot can be said about using PowerPoint as a teaching tool. Click on the links below to read more.

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Video rocks!

Posted by Madelize Bekker on Oct 6, 2014 12:06:24 PM

In a recent eLearning Guild research paper, ‘Informal Learning Takes Off’, 53.9% of respondents indicated ‘video’ as the top 'informal learning activity with L&D intervention'.

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What is your 10%

Posted by Madelize Bekker on Sep 29, 2014 9:00:26 AM

I recently attended a webinar where Dr Carmen Simon (www.reximedia.com) discussed how you could 'apply brain science’ to control the 10% of what audiences remember of presentations (they will forget 90% of what you present).

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150 words max!

Posted by Madelize Bekker on Sep 26, 2014 2:09:46 PM

Hi there!

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