The 78 Best eLearning Quotes: Get Your Daily Motivation

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As Issac D’Israeli once wrote, “The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.” In this article, we’ve preserved the experience and wisdom of dozens of people: from eLearning experts to ancient philosophers – all sharing their thoughts on learning.

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40 eLearning Quotes by eLearning Experts

It’s time to step up to the plate and get passionate about your work. Commit to making eLearning courses that don't bore people to tears, but instead inspire and motivate them to learn a new skill, change a certain behavior, or improve their performance.
The most important principle for designing lively eLearning is to see eLearning design not as information design but as designing an experience.
eLearning shouldn’t be a casual joyride on a Sunday afternoon with the cruise control engaged. The sole purpose of eLearning is to teach.
When it comes to eLearning, content means everything. If eLearning content is not masterfully designed, all the rest will just go down the drain.
In order to create an engaging learning experience, the role of instructor is optional, but the role of learner is essential.
When it comes to the design of effective learning experiences, one provocative question is worth a hundred proclamations.
We don't care what people know, we care what they do. It's all about performance.
If you want people to have fun, give them the day off. If you want them to learn, engage them with the content.
When training is done well, doors open, skills develop, and performance excellence yields personal and organizational rewards. People grow in ability, confidence, motivation, and happiness.
The basic DNA of good learning experiences is trying to do something and getting feedback.
Throw out some of that instructional design language and speak like a human being.
Instructional designers need to run, not walk, away from classroom-based thinking and get to the point of providing short, quick, business-focused learning points that are easily accessible when and where our learners need them. This means leveraging new technologies to deliver non-traditional instruction.
One of the ways to motivate students is really to be able to give more real-world examples of how actual companies had a problem, they figured out how to solve it, and here’s the method that they used – and hey, you can replicate that.
One of the most important areas we can develop as professionals is competence in accessing and sharing knowledge.
.In visual design for eLearning, less is more.
We need to bring learning to people instead of people to learning.
Teachers need to integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum instead of viewing it as an add-on, an afterthought, or an event.
The most profound words will remain unread unless you can keep the learner engaged. You can't see their eyes to know if they got it, so... say it, show it, write it, demo it, and link it to an activity.
Teaching in the Internet age means we must teach tomorrow’s skills today.
The most effective, successful professionals are constantly learning. They take the time to apply what they have learned, and they continually work to improve themselves.
Think about what your learners need to do with that information after the course is finished and design around that.
If learners think it looks bad, you may have lost a good percentage of the battle in getting them to pay attention.
Think outside the box and create a learning experience where the learner can interact with the content and their brains.
The key to success is to appreciate how people learn, understand the thought process that goes into instructional design, what works well, and a range of different ways to achieve goals.
In times where small instructor-led classrooms tend to be the exception, electronic learning solutions can offer more collaboration and interaction with experts and peers, as well as a higher success rate than the live alternative.
People will only want to engage if it is relevant to their needs or helps them solve problems.
If learning material is designed to be highly relevant and delivered in context, then it is likely to be useful.
The number one factor in engagement is relevance, because relevance drives out resistance.
Stop thinking the answer to everything is to develop a course.
What are learners supposed to do after learning the course? Figure that out and build the appropriate interactive elements.
There are no refunds; learners cannot get their time back if we waste it.
Instead of packing as much information onto each slide as you can… spread [it] across multiple slides.
Know your audience! Great eLearning design isn’t universal.
Imagine you were delivering the content in front of an audience… talk to the learners in the same manner.
What situation will arise where [the learner] is going to need to use the information? Tell that story.
Create realistic context… come up with real-world challenges… and show learners the consequences.
We complain that learners want to be spoon-fed, but then we won't let them hold the spoon.
Boring to make is boring to take.
If you continue training the same way you’ve always trained, don’t expect to get better results.
Successful and sustainable gamification can convert customers into fans, turn work into fun, or make learning a joy. The potential is enormous.

15 Quotes on Learning by Great Thinkers

Where my reason, imagination, or interest were not engaged, I would not or I could not learn.
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.
For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
It is what we think we know already that often prevents us from learning.
The goal of education is understanding; the goal of training is performance.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.
Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.
You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.

16 Motivational Quotes on Learning

People expect to be bored by eLearning - let’s show them it doesn’t have to be like that!
A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.
You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.
The more I practice, the luckier I get.
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.
The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay.
The alternative to good design is always bad design. There is no such thing as no design.
Don’t design for everyone. It’s impossible. All you end up doing is designing something that makes everyone unhappy.
Design is so simple. That’s why it’s so complicated.
If you don’t know what you want to achieve in your presentation, your audience never will.
Facts don’t persuade, feelings do. And stories are the best way to get at those feelings.
Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.
Start with performance, end with performance.
Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners.
If you want to teach people a new way of thinking, don’t bother trying to teach them. Instead, give them a tool, the use of which will lead to new ways of thinking.
Technology is not a silver bullet. It’s only as good as the teachers… using it as one more tool to help inspire, and teach, and work through problems.

7 Inspirational Quotes on Learning and Design

Online learning is not the next big thing, it is the now big thing.
Think like a marketer. Invoke emotion. Make it fun, sexy, interesting, and mysterious so that they WANT to learn.
Learning experiences are like journeys. The journey starts where the learning is now and ends when the learner is successful. The end of the journey isn't knowing more, it's doing more.
You can’t teach people everything they need to know. The best you can do is position them where they can find what they need to know when they need to know it.
Write, speak, engage from your heart, try not to be phony, and be sincerely curious.
If kids can be super engaged in video games, there’s a way for them to be super engaged in education as well.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

To Sum Up

In the words of Sameh Elsayed, “The greatest challenges humans face throughout their lives are two:

  1. The challenge of where to start
  2. The challenge of when to stop.”

We hope this article gave you enough wisdom to get through these challenges, and you now know where to start your online courses and when to end them. To create them quickly and easily, get a free 30-day trial of iSpring Suite Max now.

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