15 E-learning Tips to Design Effective E-learning Courses
NOVEMBER 20, 2016
eLearning is an exciting option for both learners and trainers. It saves time, resources, and cost apart from being portable and easily translatable. One must remember that eLearning can be made to match (or exceed) the traditional method of classroom teaching by considering certain factors while designing the course. Tip 1: Consider the learners’ knowledge level. Tip 3: Visualize content clearly.
Top 4 Differences Between Translation and Localization You Must Know [Infographic]
DECEMBER 1, 2016
In this competitive world, organizations are expanding their businesses globally to reach out to their target audience who are culturally and globally dispersed. In this context, translation and localization help you add local color and flavor. But you must know that there is a slight difference between the two. Only then you will be able to decide what to choose. Hope you like it.
Blooms Taxonomy: The Science of Learning Objectives – Part 2
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
In my previous posts, Learning Objectives – What They Are and Why You Need Them and The Science of Learning Objectives – 1 , we have seen what learning objectives are and why they are important. In this post, we will look at the next two levels viz. Applying and Analyzing. Applying level. The learner would be able to follow the procedure to repair a gas stove. Organize. Generalize.
6 E-learning and Development Trends to Watch Out for in 2017
JANUARY 4, 2017
2016 has ended and for you as a training manager this means end-of-the-year reports and planning for the new year. You will be looking at the training initiatives and their success in the past year and planning for this year. This blog will talk about 6 trends specific to e-learning that will dominate 2017. Trend#1. Mobile Learning. Trend#2. Gamification. Trend#3. Personalized Learning. Trend#4.
Blooms Taxonomy: The Science of Learning Objectives – Part 4
OCTOBER 23, 2016
Welcome to the fifth blog in the series of posts on learning objectives. In my previous posts, we have looked at the importance of learning objectives. We have also seen the six levels of the cognitive domain of Bloom’s Taxonomy, viz. Remembering , Understanding , Applying , Analyzing , Evaluating , and Creating , which is concerned with mental skills (knowledge). Receiving phenomena. follow.
14 Best Practices for Successful E-learning Implementation
JANUARY 12, 2017
Implementing change is an organization is not an easy task. It requires careful planning and meticulous execution to succeed. But if you take the right steps and have a proper plan, things become easy. learning is no exception. Here is our compilation of 14 best practices to ease your e-learning implementation efforts, gleaned from years of experience in the e-learning field. 1.
Top 21 Online Learning Websites You Should Know About
DECEMBER 12, 2016
Are you new to e-learning courseware development? Never developed an online learning before? Have no formal skills in crafting e-learning materials? Developing learning material that is effective can be a little daunting for first-timers. This is especially true if you are planning to develop e-learning. But don’t worry. Let this blog be your guide to create your first online course. Cathy Moore.
Top 7 E-learning TED Talks of 2016
DECEMBER 29, 2016
If an action has the power to change the position of an object, inspiring words have the power to change attitudes, lives, and ultimately, the world. An inspiring speech will act as a powerful tool that brings light to the lives of many by driving motivation and enabling them to explore their inner strengths. Daphne Koller: What We’re Learning from Online Education.
Take Charge of your eLearning environment
Pokemon Go – 3 Important Lessons for the M-learning Designer [Infographic]
SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
Pokémon Go is everywhere. It is the biggest mobile game that has taken the world by storm. This augmented reality app has caught the imagination of people of all ages and from all walks of life. learning designers can learn 3 valuable lessons from the creators of this highly successful game. Here is an infographic which lists the 3 important lessons m-learning designers can learn from Pokémon Go.
4 Major Design Tips to Create Unique Learning Experience on Tablets
JULY 7, 2016
Tablets or iPads come with the combined features of computers and mobiles. So, e-learning on tablets offers dual advantages of both media to learners. Tablets provide mobility with their compact size (compared to laptops) and offer better learning experiences due to their comparatively larger screen size than mobiles. Tablets make learning possible irrespective of place and time.
4 Benefits of Outsourcing Your E-Learning [Infographic]
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
Today, e-learning has become an integral part of the training initiative in many organizations. Many organizations are looking to outsource their e-learning needs. According to a report by Global Employees, outsourcing, “…increases the chances of deriving maximum value out of an investment.” Excited to know what the benefits are? Then, check out our infographic below.
4 Things an Instructional Designer Should Do!
AUGUST 14, 2016
What does an instructional designer do? This is the biggest question asked by several people in the corporate world and in higher education institutions. The current education system is constantly changing and the educational materials need to be revised and updated based on these evolving trends. This is where an instructional designer’s role comes into play. They are: 1. What do you think?
Gamification: The Right Reasons To Implement It in Your Training
DECEMBER 12, 2016
“Fools rush in where angels fear to tread” ~ Alexander Pope. It is not uncommon for a learning initiative such as gamification to be used for the wrong reasons, and subsequently, fail miserably. Avoiding costly mistakes and investments in games is significant, especially for business organizations. On a more serious note, when poor choices are made, jobs can be lost and careers stymied.
Nine Amazing Online Learning Facts
NOVEMBER 3, 2016
The number of companies using e-learning is increasing with each passing day. study by Research and Markets predicts the global e-learning market will grow at a CAGR of 17.81% during the period 2016-2020. Let us now look at a few interesting statistics about online learning. 1. Online courses help people learn fast. Micro e-learning modules facilitate better learning. Billion in 2016 to USD 15.72
Gamification: Changing the Way Learning Takes Place [Video]
JULY 4, 2016
In e-learning courses, learners may get bored and frustrated by just clicking the Next button and hence, learning does not happen in the given learning environment. This makes employees less receptive toward elearning. In the corporate world, employees are preoccupied with their work and have limited time to pay attention to the training. But, how can you make your online training a pleasure?
4 Must Have Features of Best Corporate Training Videos and 5 Examples
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
Forrester research says a ‘One Minute video is worth 1.8 million words’ 1. The generation that grew up reading is now passé. Gen Y and Z are surrounded by electronic gadgets and the Internet. As the days went by and technology evolved, drastic changes took place even in the learning styles of new generations. Employees of the new age are consuming most of the information through videos.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
Adaptive Learning in E-learning – What is Adaptive Learning?
OCTOBER 23, 2016
2 Decades Ago: There were 47 of us in grade 6. Although we came from different backgrounds, we were never discriminated against. Unfortunately, even our mental levels of understanding were treated with the same, intense uniformity, and everything that was taught was taught to all 47 of us together. We did the same sums, got the same homework, and the same, modest amount of attention.
How to Insert YouTube Videos in Articulate Storyline
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
YouTube is an incredibly effective tool for training your employees and customers. Companies can share their videos about employees’ health and safety, product training, or end-user training on any new software on YouTube. These YouTube videos can also be shared through an eLearning course, when you want to your employees to know more about a particular topic. Let’s see how. Click the OK button.
Smartphones Are the New Textbooks – Courtesy Microlearning
OCTOBER 31, 2016
The term “Microlearning” was coined recently. It is known by several pseudonyms such as “nanolearning”, “minilearning”, “knowledge nuggets”, “coursels” and so on. Predominantly, we relate microlearning to byte-sized learning or think of it as small, compact learning modules…right? The paradigm shift came from the client side.
Articulate Storyline for E-learning Development – Replacing Videos Without Affecting Triggers
JUNE 29, 2016
When you are developing an e-learning course, there may be some situations where you need to update the video files multiple times with changes. You might have already fixed the size and position of that video or applied some triggers, which are to be retained. Articulate Storyline helps avoid such rework and replace the video files easily with the help of the Edit Video option. Please do share!
Effective Online Training Programs Using Lectora Inspire [Infographic]
SEPTEMBER 18, 2016
Lectora Inspire is a user-friendly authoring tool, used to rapidly develop highly engaging e-learning courses. The fact that it makes it easy to convert Microsoft PowerPoint presentations into an e-learning course, makes it even more attractive. Apart from that, you can develop HTML based courses quickly and it is ideal for multilingual courses. Learning Technology Lectora Inspire
5 Tips to Transform Your PowerPoint to Interactive E-learning Course [Infographic]
JUNE 17, 2016
Every organization has a lot of PowerPoint presentations developed for classroom training programs and converting these PowerPoint presentations into e-learning courses is one of the major challenges for organizations. These PowerPoint presentations cannot serve as self-paced learning material in the absence of an instructor. Hope you find this post interesting. Would you like to expand this list?
360 Degree Videos: The New Shiny Toy in Corporate Training
JULY 25, 2016
You know that feeling when you watch a scenic video and it captures your attention to such a great extent that you wish you could actually be there? Now, watch this video. Feel free to play around with the controls on the top left corner of the screen. Welcome to the world of 360 degree videos. What they are. The advantage of this is to give the viewer control over the viewing direction.
4 Things You Must Ask an ERP Training Consultant Before Signing the Deal
JULY 12, 2016
You have your ERP end-user training on your hands. To outsource or not is the question. You choose the former and start wondering how to select the best training partner. You Google, find a huge list, and try to filter the best one out. So how do you identify the best from the crowd to fulfill you requirements? Experience Working on ERP Training Projects. Sample Courses. Prototype.
5 Traits of the Winning Salesperson
JUNE 28, 2016
Why are some salespeople more successful than the rest? How do good sales staffers meet their quotas consistently? Well, efficient salespersons have 5 traits that enable them sell effectively. Let us see what they are. Trait 1: Successful sales reps don’t push products . Well-performing salespeople don’t push their products; rather, they add value to the customer. Listening selectively.
Gamification in Common Business Scenarios [Infographic]
JULY 9, 2016
Gamification is the current flair of the e-learning season. It adds “fun” to serious training programs and at the same time, helps learners immerse themselves, retain the information longer, and also reinforces their knowledge. When it comes to business scenarios, Gamification can help in many ways. Hope you like this post. Do share your views! Give Gamification a Try!
How Gamification Amplifies Your Sales Training
JUNE 27, 2016
Gamification has caught the world’s attention and proven to be a top-notch learning strategy with viable results. Gamification uses game logics in a non-game setting to capture learners’ attention to teach problem solving/ decision-making skills to mention a few. Each day is witnessing an increase in gamified learning in various corporate sectors. Let’s see why. Provides Constant Feedback.
Blended Learning -What it is and why it’s important
OCTOBER 24, 2016
Much has been written about blended learning in recent years. The term itself is self-explanatory i.e., it’s a blend of two or more training methods. To be more precise, it’s a learning technique where a learner learns at least in part through delivery of content and instruction via digital and online media with some element of control over time, place, path, or pace. Do share your thoughts.
How to Get Rid of Training Challenges Faced by Sales Managers [Infographic]
JULY 11, 2016
Today, training has become vital for an organization’s success. With the increasing demand for training, and global expansion, the role of the training manager is changing. Modern sales training managers cannot focus only on imparting quality training; they must also ensure that the training is engaging, effective, and timely. All these aspects have to be achieved with reduced costs.