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UPenn Online Learning Initiative

Millions of people worldwide are now familiar with the concept and practice of online learning due to the onset of COVID-19. Although many students of all ages pivoted to virtual classes during the pandemic’s height, these changes didn’t always come easily. That’s because there’s a lot more to creating a community in an online space than just a Zoom link, a good internet connection, and a teacher to lead the class.

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What Is Learning Program Design? A Detailed Overview

“Learning” is conventionally thought to be achieved through attending lectures, receiving and reading course materials, doing assigned homework, taking tests, and earning grades.

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Important Topics Deserve Great Learning

Crucial Topics, Snore-Worthy Training

Remember the phrase “death by PowerPoint?” When electronic slide presentations were the slick new technology, everyone wanted to throw as much information into a 60-slide deck as possible. Many trainings were heavy on data but didn’t inform or engage their audiences. 

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Three Ways to Level Up Your Learning This Year

At Extension Engine, we’re obsessed with learning. This may come as no surprise — after all, helping organizations build remarkable digital learning experiences is our mission. However, we’re also curious about enhancing our own learning. 

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Why the Best Online Learning Makes for Time Truly Well Spent

Even if commuting seems old-fashioned, we still find ourselves “between things”: a slot of time before your next Zoom meeting, a few minutes in the waiting room, or those long stretches on hold with customer support. Waiting to get somewhere or for that next appointment to start consumes a frustrating — yet promising — amount of our precious time. 

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