Making Whiteboard Animation Work for You
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
Most educational institutes and corporate organizations rely on white or blackboards for imparting their training in classrooms. But a new wave of digital learning is sweeping the area and making the process more engaging. We’re talking about whiteboard animation. When used correctly, it shows the promise of imparting knowledge in a faster and more engaging way. Learning Design
Is your eLearning Course Really Working? 5 Reasons to Track Learner Progress
JANUARY 3, 2017
An eLearning program is only as good as the difference it makes to its learners. People participate in an eLearning course for various reasons. It could be to gain knowledge, to improve or learn new skills, to get motivated, etc. But over time, with the same course being imparted, a sort of complacency can set in. Learning Design
6 Points to Keep In Mind While Choosing an Outsourcing Content Development Partner
OCTOBER 18, 2016
Every organization has its core competencies; however, these organizations can’t have every possible skill under the sky; which is why, outsourcing exists. You possess the skilled personnel to focus on the core business of your organization, but some aspects of your work, the ancillary ones, need to be outsourced to an outside party. Learning Design
7 Ways to Assess Your Learners Effectively
OCTOBER 13, 2016
The most effective way to identify whether your learners have acquired and retained the necessary skills and knowledge from your eLearning course is using assessments wisely. It is one of the most important tools in assessing your learners’ performance objectively. However, can you actually evaluate the learners beyond multiple-choice quizzes? Learning Design
[New eBook] The 3 Stages of Customer Training Development
Want to expand your training efforts? You’ll often see success by starting small and growing your program in a sustainable way. Download the eBook to learn more.
Curated Insights: Writing Good Questions
MARCH 24, 2017
Can you write a good multiple choice question? After all, this is a foundational skill for a modern L&D pro, especially in large organizations that use a lot of online content. Unfortunately, it sounds a lot easier than it is. I’m confident that many of the questions we push to our employees every day are bad. And I mean BAD. Can you answer these 6 questions about multiple choice questions?
4 Writing Principles Every eLearning Designer Should Know
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
By Kody Jackson, Instructional Writer. In my time as a university teaching assistant (TA), I saw a lot of bad writing. Clauses hanging all over the place, dangling participles, comma splices…a veritable side-show horror of prose. Let’s go through my writing steps guaranteed to make you sound better. We’ll start with the following passage.
Seven 2017 Learning Trends: Novel or Norm?
JANUARY 10, 2017
At the start of a new year – or the end of an old one – we love to read about trends. Articles on trends can be fun reads, but do they really help us see the future? Do trends really matter? I’ll let you decide. I went back and found a 1998 ATD (then ASTD) State of the Industry report. Electronic Performance Support Systems (Interesting fact: Google was founded in September 1998.). Intranets.
7 eLearning Design Trends for 2017
JANUARY 27, 2017
Working as a designer for eLearning courses and templates at eLearning Brothers means that I need to constantly stay on top of the latest trends in both web development and graphic design. There are lots of places to get inspiration out there, and after some research, I’ve come up with seven trends that will see a lot of use in 2017. Modern-Retro Design. Minimalism. Failure Mapping.
Take Charge of your eLearning environment
Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.
9 Tips To Maximize Employee Involvement In Online Training Development
MARCH 14, 2017
Employees are the ones who have to take your online training. So, it’s only fitting that they have a direct say in your online training initiatives. This article explores 9 ways that you can maximize employee involvement in online training development. How To Maximize Employee Involvement In Online Training Development. Many employees dread online training. Schedule A Meet-And-Greet Webinar.
3 Free Apps for Supporting Learning After Training Events
FEBRUARY 17, 2017
The most important part of training is what happens AFTER the training. Reality (aka science) dictates that people can only ingest and retain so much information, regardless of how well-designed a learning activity may be. Therefore, L&D strategy cannot stop at delivery. Mobile Learning 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs
Top Learning Trends for 2017 (according to the experts)
JANUARY 6, 2017
It’s the beginning of the new year—the perfect time to evolve corporate learning within your organization. So, to help you kick-start your thinking, and maybe even inspire you to try something new, we thought we’d give you the inside scoop on the top learning trends expected to surface in 2017. After all, they’ve got their finger on the pulse and definitely know their stuff! Josh Bersin. Karl Kapp.
Top 5 Learning Technology Trends for 2016
Your Training Edge
DECEMBER 23, 2015
New Year is coming and we all are at the edge of planning and redefining a lot of things, so do the businesses and their learning departments. If there is something quite certain about the future, it’s the emerging eLearning. In this article, we would explore what’s in the store for the novel learning methods in 2016. Trend # 1 Automation. Trend # 2 Augmented Learning. Trend # 3 Big Data.
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Is eLearning Dead? Is Instructional Design Dying with It?
JANUARY 31, 2017
Death of Self-Pace eLearning. In a report published in August 2016 by Sam Adkins of Ambient Insight a declaration is made that self-paced eLearning is in a death spiral: The worldwide five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for self-paced eLearning is distinctly negative at -6.4%; global revenues for self-paced courseware are dropping fast. billion, down slightly from the $46.9 billion.
Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption
The Peformance Improvement
FEBRUARY 17, 2017
(This article was initially posted on the Hospitality eResources blog on February 7, 2017.). All industries are undergoing enormous change, mostly due to new technologies, globalization, and a very diverse workforce. For example, in the hospitality industry smartphones put scheduling and reservations at our fingertips, literally. Apps give us car services and meals on-demand – no waiting.
2016 Reflections on Games and Gamification for Learning
DECEMBER 20, 2016
In my work with games and gamification I have the opportunity to travel around the globe talking to folks who are working on various aspects of games and gamification from vendors to practitioners to consultants. During this year, I’ve seen a number of universal trends that are worth noting. Continued Strong Interest in Gamification and Game-based Learning. growing to $11.10 billion in 2015.
eLearning: Interactive vs. Engaging
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JUNE 15, 2016
by Sally Cox People love to talk about how they want their eLearning courses to be interactive, but to be really effective eLearning, it has to do more than just interact with the learner; it has to engage them. Just adding a simple button is interactive, but it's not engaging the learner. No learning here! Therefore, I engaged them. Learn. Then Do.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.
Psychology of Corporate eLearning: 5 Things to Consider
JULY 19, 2016
There comes a point in time when our inner voice starts whispering: “You are not clever and interesting enough. You’ll undergo degradation if you don’t start learning anything new right now!” ” Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? It’s not about learning how to prepare for life. Tell WHY they need it. your learners will simply waste their time. ” Learning is hard.
Don't Bog Down Your Learners' Cognitive Load
MARCH 7, 2017
When designing learning for virtual classrooms or a blended learning program, one of your primary missions is to capture and maintain the attention of your learners. This can be challenging in a space that is still new to many learners. Think about it: we are asking somebody to sit at a computer for one or more hours, and focus only on the content being taught.
2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve
JANUARY 3, 2017
Our 2016 hype curve was a big hit, so we’re doing it again this year. Here is the short, graphical version: Our 2017 eLearning predictions set in terms of Gartner’s hype cycle. And below the fold, the long version, broken into the five stages popularized by Gartner: Innovation Trigger. AI/ML is essentially too big and vague a category to put on such a chart. ” OK, granted.
Learning Science Word Salad: 14 Terms to Know
MARCH 14, 2017
What percentage of your learning content are you okay with people forgetting? This is a question we often ask our clients. We ask this because we often see companies that want to take massive amounts of content and squeeze it into a 30-minute eLearning course. Or organizations who want to squeeze a 30-minute eLearning course into a 5-minute “microlearning experience.” And we get it.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.
My eLearning Hopes for 2017
JANUARY 19, 2017
By Michael Allen , Chairman & CEO, Allen Interactions. Years seem so short as I’ve reached, um, maturity. And each year is shorter than the previous one. As the years fly by, I always wonder about the accomplishments of each previous year and how the coming year might contrast with it. Michael Allen e-Learning Blogs
10 Mobile Learning Terms that Every Instructional Designer Should Know
APRIL 27, 2016
By Guest Blogger Christopher Pappas / @cpappas. Are you looking for a quick reference guide that can help you brush up on your mobile learning vocabulary before your next Learning and Design meeting? In this article, I'll highlight 10 mobile learning terms that you may want to commit to memory by the time you walk into the conference room. Mobile Learning Christopher Pappas
Media Options for Conversation-Driven eLearning
MARCH 1, 2017
Rather than delivering eLearning content as a lecture, you can explain it through conversations. While more resource-intensive multimedia may be desired, you have a range of options with this technique. It’s possible to use conversations even with a low budget. In the past, I’ve created conversation-driven eLearning with video, animation, and photos. Video. Animation. Want More?
Adobe Captivate Prime: The Fluidic Player
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
APRIL 5, 2016
by Sean Mullen. The Fluidic Player is the universal content playback experience for Captivate Prime and allows for a simple, unified playback experience, regardless of the type of content being played. Content types include MP4, PPTXs, DOCX, Adobe Captivate or Adobe Presenter projects, SCORM or AICC packages, and even xAPI-compliant content for your mLearning projects. Thank you HTML5!
Writing Conversations for eLearning
FEBRUARY 14, 2017
In the previous post, How to Start Creating Conversation-Driven eLearning , I described how I use conversations between two characters to deliver eLearning content. In this post, I’ll explain how to write and structure the conversation. My next post will discuss options for multimedia with conversation-driven elearning. Learner Challenge. This character is facing a moment of need.
8 Best Practices For Designing Gamified eLearning Experiences
AUGUST 17, 2016
How To Design Gamified eLearning Experiences. There isn’t any doubt that gamification holds a prominent place in the future of eLearning. This comes as no surprise, thanks to the fact that gamified eLearning courses boost learner engagement , increase motivation , and trigger their competitive nature. Determine WHY And HOW To Gamify Your eLearning Course. Go Beyond Leaderboards.
Do You Need a Villain in a Learning Story?
MARCH 14, 2017
I recently attended an interesting webinar by Joe Ganci on how to use science fiction to improve eLearning. In the presentation, Joe talked about elements of storytelling common to science fiction and how to incorporate those aspects for better stories in elearning. If you’re attending the Learning Solutions Conference later this month, you can hear this presentation live. What do you think?
How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning
JUNE 7, 2016
It’s safe to say that no intelligent individual has ever spent a significant amount of time and money on an investment that did not promise to yield a good return. Whether it’s an investment in oneself, a business, another person, or a product, a quality return is always desired. These movers and shakers want the very best for their organizations and personnel but also have budgets to honor.
The complete eLearning journey
As an eLearning designer wouldn’t it be great if you could take charge of your eLearning environment right from storyboarding your ideas to generating responsive eLearning courses to being able to effectively deploy and track your learners’ performance?
A Brilliant PowerPoint Tip for Enhanced Custom Graphics
MARCH 8, 2017
Those of you who are familiar with PowerPoint know that it can support and allow for the creation of some amazing graphical content. The only draw back is that you don’t have complete control over every aspect of the graphic as compared to software programs such as Adobe Illustrator. Another thing that can be drastically different from PowerPoint to Illustrator is the creation process.