13 Best eLearning Quotes

eLearning QuotesQuotes are inspirational messages that catalyze change in behavior. They are both effective and affective in nature. TalentLMS brings the top eLearning quotes that should inspire you to launch your next eLearning project!



1. Make it part of themselves

“Students do not learn much just sitting in classes listening to teachers, memorizing prepackaged assignments, and spitting out answers. They must talk about what they are learning, write reflectively about it, relate it to past experiences, and apply it to their daily lives. They must make what they learn part of themselves.” – Arthur W. Chickering and Stephen C. Ehrmann

2. Worth a hundred proclamations

“When it comes to the design of effective learning experiences, one provocative question is worth a hundred proclamations.” – Bernard Bull

3. People expect to be bored

“People expect to be bored by eLearning—let’s show them it doesn’t have to be like that!” – Cammy Bean

4. Designing an experience

“The most important principle for designing lively eLearning is to see eLearning design not as information design but as designing an experience.” – Cathy Moore

5. The purpose is to teach

“eLearning shouldn’t be a casual joy ride on a Sunday afternoon with the cruise control engaged. The sole purpose of eLearning is to teach.”  – Christopher Palm

6. Content means everything

“When it comes to eLearning, content means everything. If eLearning content is not masterfully designed, all the rest will just go down the drain.” – Christopher Pappas

7. Big thing

“Online learning is not the next big thing, it is the now big thing.” – Donna J. Abernathy

8. Let’s drop the “e”

“eLearning is changing. And, we will see new models, new technologies and designs emerge. So, let’s drop the “e” – or at least give it a new and wider definition.” – Elliot Masie

9. Bring learning to people

“We need to bring learning to people instead of people to learning.” – Elliot Masie

10. Interactivity

“People often tout interactivity as the great benefit offered by eLearning, yet most interactivity does nothing to either engage or instruct.” – Ethan Edwards

11.Tomorrow’s skills today

“Teaching in the Internet age means we must teach tomorrow’s skills today.”  – Jennifer Fleming

12. Design around that

“Think about what your learners need to do with that information after the course is finished and design around that.” – Matthew Guyan

13. Lost the battle

“If learners think it looks bad, you may have lost a good percentage of the battle in getting them to pay attention.” – Patti Shank

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