Fascinating Online Learning Quotes to Inspire You

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Online Learning Quotes

Online learning is the future of education, and it is happening right now all around us. eLearning, mobile learning, distance education; all of these technologies are providing access to information and skills that were previously available only to a select few. Now, industry leaders, workforce development managers, and educators of all types are discovering the vast promise that eLearning holds for the future of training delivery, and education in general.

Here are some notable quotes by leaders in the field of workforce development, training, and technology describing their views on the value of online learning:

Quotes About Online Learning in the Workforce

  1. The students of the future will demand the learning support that is appropriate for their situation or context. Nothing more, nothing less. And they want it at the moment the need arises. Not sooner, not later. Mobile devices will be a key technology for providing that learning support.” - Dr. Marcus Specht, Professor of Advanced Learning Technologies, Open University of Netherlands.

  2. Online learning is rapidly becoming one of the most cost-effective ways to educate the world’s rapidly expanding workforce.” - Jack Messman, former CEO at Novell, Cambridge Technology Partners, Unionacific Resources, Somerset House Corp.

  3. 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.” - Seymour Papert, MIT mathematician, educator, and computer scientist.

  4. 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.” - Keith Bachman, Corporate eLearning Executive, W.R. Hambrecht and Assoc.

  5. Gamification aims to inspire deeper, more engaged relationships and to change behavior, but it needs to be implemented thoughtfully. Most attempts at gamification currently miss the mark, but successful and sustainable gamification can convert customers into fans, turn work into fun, or make learning a joy. The potential is enormous.” - Brian Burke, Gartner Group VP of Research and author of Gamify – How Gamification Motivates People to do Extraordinary Things

  6. 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.” - Karl M. Kapp, Professor of Instructional Technology, Bloomsburg University.

  7. 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.” - R. Buckminster Fuller, author, inventor, architect, futurist.

  8. Training developers need to integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum instead of viewing it as an add-on, an after-thought, or an event.” - Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Executive Director of the Curriculum Mapping Institute, author, educator.

  9. There can be infinite uses of the computer and of new technology [in training], but if the instructors themselves are not able to bring it to the learners and make it work, then it fails.”- U.S. Senator Nancy Kassebaum

  10. The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay.” - Zig Ziglar, a motivational speaker, trainer, and author of more than two dozen motivational books.

Inspirational Quotes About Learning

  • “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” 
    - Mahatma Gandhi

  • “The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.”
    - B.B. King

  • “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
    - Dr. Seuss

  • “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”
    -John F. Kennedy

  • “He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.”
    - Confucius 

  • “Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”
    - Albert Einstein

  • “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
    - Benjamin Franklin

  • “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”
    - Henry Ford

  • “Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.”
    - Leonardo da Vinci

  • “I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday. “
    - Abraham Lincoln 

  • “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.”
    - Anthony J. D’Angelo

  • “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”
    - Malcolm X

  • “A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.”
    - Mark Twain

  • “For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”
    - Aristotle


As you can see from these experts, learning is very valuable and plays a key part in success. Designing Digitally is a leader in crafting effective learning solutions that will engage your employees and allow them to continually grow. With our proactive support approach, we ensure that learning is always evolving, and being delivered in the best ways possible to your audience. Each solution is designed with your unique needs and goals in mind and creates positive changes in the workplace. 

If you are interested in learning how your organization could improve overall business performance with online learning solutions, contact our team today to talk with one of our team members.