External Motivation Part 6: How tutors can motivate eLearners

The road to become an effective eLearner means gain the ability to use technology to her own advantage e.g. in order to able to create her own personal learning environment. Here is one of the fields where generation differences are shown as was indicated in this article-series first part. In …

External Motivation Part 5: How a tutor can motivate eLearners

The following four components show how tutors can motivate eLearners. They have been constructed after an analysis of several studies that is based on eLearners experience of online-learning. Despite significant differences in comparison with traditional education the tutor is a very important part in the learning-process according to eLearners. But …

Intrinsic Motivation Part 3: Driving-forces and eLearning

Cognitive science shows that the more senses that are involved when you are learning the more you remember. With this conclusion a well-developed eLearning environment will become a perfect starting-point for learning. This is improved by the prospects of developing content that besides qualitative knowledge-creation also intend to empower the intrinsic …

Basics about the art of creating interactive courses part 2

Interactivating course material basically should be intuitively understandable. A student that visit the course module for the first time should not need to read any user manual in order to be able to orientate herself on the platform’s tools and content. However, this goal is not always that easy to …

The Century of the Brain and Computing Part 7: Language

The web is today the primary source of communication for contacts over national borders. Linguistic walls that could be an obstacle are teared down with imagery as well as English, lingua franca of the new age. However, this development shows several linguistic gaps, both qualitative, generation-related as well as the …

The Century of the Brain and Computing Part 1: Introduction

”I believe that the 21st Century will be the Century of the brain.” Professor Patrick Aebischer, EPFL Both USA and EU have recently launched extraordinary longstanding projects in order to explore the human brain’s functions and how these work together. In particular for the EU initiative information- and communication technology (ICT) …