Gagne’s 9 Events of Instruction

Gagne’s 9 Events of Instruction suggests there are certain mental conditions that must be present in order for student to absorb and retain knowledge. They are based on the internal and external cognitive functions required, to contribute to learning. Internal factors are the learner’s prior knowledge. External factors are the outside stimul...

November 09, 2016 Darlo Posted in eLearning, Learning

Malcolm Knowles’ 6 Adult Learning Principles

Malcolm Knowles defined the term andragogy in the 1970s as ‘the art and science of helping adults learn.’ Knowles identified the six principles of adult learning: 1. Adults are internally motivated and self-directed Adult learners make choices relevant to their learning objectives. They also direct their learning goals with the guidance...

November 03, 2016 Darlo Posted in Learning

Using Bloom’s Taxonomy in the classroom

Originated by Benjamin Bloom and collaborators in the 1950’s, Bloom’s Taxonomy describes six levels of cognitive learning. By creating intended learning outcomes using measurable verbs, teachers are able to indicate exactly what the student must do in order to demonstrate learning. It was revised in 2001 by a group of cognitive psychologists. ...

October 25, 2016 Darlo Posted in Learning

VET FEE-Help Loans Scheme Overhaul

Close to 500 diplomas are set to be stripped of access to government subsidies after a recent blow to the VET sector. The overhaul of the vocational loans scheme by the Turnbull government has meant many providers are looking for options to gain credibility.  The 800 vocational courses currently eligible for government loans will soon be reduc...

October 12, 2016 Darlo Posted in Regulation

Using the ARCS Model to Motivate Learning

John Keller, the founder of ARCS Model of Motivational Design Theories has developed the model to help teachers engage students in learning, sustaining and promoting their learning process. It is made up of four parts, including; Attention Attention can be sustained in two ways; Perceptual arousal – gained by surprise or disbelief I...

October 06, 2016 Darlo Posted in eLearning

Understanding Learning Behaviours with Merrill’s Principles of Instruction

Instructional Design is the process of understanding learning behaviours. This guides our choices of instructional sequences and strategies to meet the needs of the learners and the desired learning outcomes. David Merrill, an education researcher reviewed instructional design theories to identify common principles.  He devised the following fiv...

September 28, 2016 Darlo Posted in Learning

Should my organisation invest in online, blended and eLearning?

It’s no secret that the growth of online learning has increased in recent years. Students are opting for comfortable, flexible courses to do in their own time. So what does this mean for providers? Whilst face-to-face student engagement may be becoming less prominent in the education sector, it is time to assert the needs of the millennial student...

September 22, 2016 Darlo Posted in eLearning

In-House Training Workshops

Darlo is excited to announce our in-house training workshops. We currently offer four workshops, including: Introduction to Becoming a Higher Education Provider Changes to TEQSA Standards Pre Higher Education Submission Approaching Risk Assessments Each workshops runs either half or full day in duration. Our ex-TEQSA staff are p...

September 13, 2016 admin Posted in Workshops
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