eLearning TriviaLet’s try something a bit different today, for a change of pace. I usually write a blog post, you skim or read it, maybe share it, and we move on. How about something a bit more engaging? Something that will literally make you think. It’s time for eLearning Trivia!

  1. What does “eLearning” stand for?

a)Effective learning

b)Electronic learning

c)Everywhere learning

d)Estimated learning


  1. True or False? An online course must use SCORM in order to track completions.



  1. Fill in the blank. Microlearning breaks content into short chunks. This helps avoid _________.

a)cognitive overload

b)temporal displacement

c)motivational confusion

d)informational conflict


  1. Fill in the blank. Learning styles are _____.

a)only for in-person training

b)a “nice-to-have”


d)a myth


  1. Which of the following is the correct relationship between “motivation” and “information”?

a)Motivation is less important than Information

b)Motivation is more important than Information

c)Motivation is equally important as Information

d)The importance of Motivation and Information is determined by context

Answer Key:

  1. b) Electronic learning. The spelling of “eLearning” has never truly been standardized, but it’s agreed that it describes learning that takes place through electronic devices.
  2. Although SCORM is the most widely known eLearning tracking standard, it’s not the only one. There are others such as xAPI (previously known as Tin Can) and AICC.
  3. a) cognitive overload. This is the technical term for, “This is too much information all at once. I can’t take it anymore!” By being shorter and more targeted than traditional course-length learning, microlearning helps manage cognitive load (how much information a learner is being asked to process at the same time) to prevent overload.
  4. d) a myth. Despite widespread continuing belief, learning styles don’t exist/work. There’s nothing wrong with teaching a subject or topic in multiple ways to deepen comprehension. This is referred to as multi-modal learning. But trying to match students to specific preferences doesn’t yield any solid or measurable results.
  5. b) Motivation is more important than Information. No matter how critical the information is, if the learner doesn’t care about it and tunes it out they won’t absorb a thing. On the other hand, a motivated learner will seek out the information they need if it isn’t provided to them.

I hope you enjoyed this little trivia game. How did you do?

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