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Latest Research We Love! July 2020

Although we love technology, we love to learn and with a background in the domain of academic research – we keep up to date with the latest papers in the world of Learning Technology and Instructional Design. These are the pieces of research we love this month:

How a Global Pandemic Affected Instructional Technology (Dunn, 2020)

https://kmdunn.people.ua.edu/uploads/1/2/1/5/121523831/dunn_prospectus.pdf


Identifying Job Categories and Required Competencies for Instructional Technologist: A Text Mining and Content Analysis (Chen, 2020)

https://vtechworks.lib.vt.edu/handle/10919/99279


Cognitive load theory and educational technology (Sweller, 2020)

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11423-019-09701-3

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Covid-19 outbreak leads to e-learning demand increase

Due to the current outbreak of the virus Covid-19, there has been a drastic increase in the thirst for knowledge – particularly online. E-learning is flying off the electronic shelves, and into the hands of those eager to learn. With children being homeschooled and work being done from home, the rapid change to everyday life has left some of us wanting. Thankfully, the gap in our routine is being filled by e-learning, a healthy way for us to keep our minds fit, making sure to exercise them as well as our bodies.

Companies that provide e-learning, such as Pearson, are reporting that the amount of people trying to gain access to their product has “quadrupled”, becoming four-times as active as it was before the lockdown began.

With many countries struggling with their new ‘normal’, a host of people are finding themselves turning to online shopping, or watching more of the television they love. There are some who are spending their time being productive by either focusing on doing the odd jobs around the house they never had the time to before, or turning their efforts to the online education provided.

Businesses are giving away free samples, such as ourselves with our free Phishing package, in the hopes it will encourage more people to spend this difficult time doing something beneficial to themselves, their business, or their family. There is no age-limit on learning.

Why not comment below with how your spending your time? Feel free to tweet us using the hashtag #lockdownwithperiquest so we can see what you’re getting up to.

Stay safe.