Wiki is a collaborative website that collects and organizes content that is created or edited by its users. Wiki is a great tool for initial research, because it often provides links to expand the resources on the subject. However, in professional research, Wiki is not considered a peer-reviewed resource, so I would recommend using it as a jumping off point if necessary. Malamed (2012) provided a resource for using and collaborating on Wiki.
Blogs are a great way to share knowledge and allow for the reader to post comments. Noe (2011) explained that there are many types of blogs such as person, personal blogs that are written and monitored by one person, or blogs used for marketing and branding purposes. Blogs are useful in teaching and learning if used properly. Hall (2013) explained that blogs are a great tool for learning and sharing knowledge. She provides a unique guide for creating better blogging.
Simulations and Games
Branching story is a training method where the learners are presented with a situation that mimics real-life scenarios. They are tasked with making decisions or choices. The training progresses based on the decisions the learner selects. The branching story allows the designer to be creative and move away from the standard linear eLearning Snegirev (2016). The branching scenarios allow for an interactive learning event.
Virtual Reality is computer based training that provides a three-dimensional training experience (Noe, 2011). Video games have been used for a long time, but more recently we have experienced virtual reality. Virtual reality is a great tool for learning, but at the present is used mostly in commercial training by organizations with the financial resources for the initial investment (Reynard, 2017).
Microlearning delivers learning content in a short and focused environment. It presents the training through challenges that stretch our knowledge and often provides rewards such as badges (Penfold, 2016). Microlearning shifts the focus from courses to resources. You are probably most familiar with such applications as Duolingo. The information is provided to the learner in spaced practice, spaced quizzes, and includes incentives and milestones (Greany, 2016).
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