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Ciara Cunningham

E-Learning Motivation Made Easy: How To Keep Learners Engaged

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We think E-Learning is great. It’s cost-effective, time-efficient and ideal for delivering standardised training to huge groups of learners spanning even greater geographical areas. However, it does not come without its challenges. One of the key issues with E-Learning lies in its struggle to retain, engage and motivate learners. Today, we’ll tackle the topic of motivation, giving you sound adv... read more →

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The Six Golden Rules for Using Graphics in E-Learning

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We are all forced daily to trundle through reams of written content to get to the information we want. We have learned to quickly scan text, pick out the points of interest and ignore the rest. Today we’ll tell you how you can use graphics to highlight which information is most important for your learners and to help them to memorise it. Why are graphics so great? Graphics are amazing becaus... read more →

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Aurion Learning Director raises over £2000 for NICFC at London Marathon

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On Sunday the 26th April, Ciaran O’Hare, Director at Aurion Learning raised a whopping £2116 for Northern Ireland’s Cancer Fund for Children (NICFC) by competing in the London Marathon. Ciaran raced past his target of £1600 and crossed the finishing line at an impressive 4 hours, 38 minutes. All of the money raised will be donated to NICFC and used to help families in Northern Ireland who have... read more →

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The difference between chimpanzees and us: Social Learning?

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Our ability to learn from one another and build upon each other’s wisdom (known as social learning) means that we can find new, quicker and more effective ways of doing everyday tasks. In this blog, we’ll explore why social learning is one of the things that makes us unique as humans and discuss why it is so exciting. We recently watched biologist, Mark Pagel’s TED talk, How language transform... read more →

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Aurion Learning Support Lobbying Transparency

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Aurion Learning attended the recent press launch of lobbying.ie, a new online register for lobbying, commissioned by the Standards in Public Office Commission. Lobbying.ie was commissioned in order to regulate and increase transparency of lobbying within the Republic of Ireland. The register will track who is lobbying, whom they are lobbying and about what. The register was developed by Dovet... read more →

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Loud and Clear: Best Practice Use of Audio in E-Learning

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So you read our last blog, 4 Questions to ask before using audio in your E-Learning and decided that it’s for you – great! In this blog, we’ll explore the different ways you can incorporate audio into your E-Learning to help you achieve higher learner engagement and enjoyment. There are 5 main approaches to using audio in your programme: The audio and onscreen text are exactly the same. Pa... read more →

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Loud and Clear - Four Questions to ask before using audio in your E-Learning

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By Maresa Molloy, Instructional Designer at Aurion Learning Not all E-Learning programmes need to have audio, but it can help learners and create interest, if used well. This blog forms the first of a two part series which will highlight the different questions you should ask before using audio in your E-Learning and the different ways to incorporate it. There are a number of practical questi... read more →