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Estimating ELearning Development Time

LearnDash

When it comes to elearning development, one of the first things people want to know is how long it will take. This is true for both consulting projects where you are performing the development for a client and internal company projects. What key stakeholders often overlook is that quality elearning course development takes a significant amount of time.

eLearning: Development Phases Infographic

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Curious about how to get started with eLearning? Check out our Getting Started with eLearning course. learning eLearning mLearning Need to explain the process to a new client? Keep this chart handy. Click the image below to view larger and save.)   Feeling inspired?

9.5 Essential eLearning Development Tips

eLearning Brothers

In this blog post, I mention nine and half eLearning development tips that could save you time, money, and help your eLearning to be more awesome than it already is. So if you are am elearning developer or instructional designer, these tips are going to awesome. #1. These could be eLearning interactions , graphics, quizzes, design elements, etc. The post 9.5

Actively Partnering for eLearning Development

B Online Learning

Confucius Content development is anything if not predictable in its annual, quarter or monthly resourcing. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning News eLearning Strategy collaboration design development elearning eLearning content eLearning course design elearning development outsourcing

eLearning Trends for 2015: Here to Stay or Go Away?

Association eLearning

Trends in eLearning come and go, but a good LMS is forever. Below is a list of eLearning trends we expect to see in 2015. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are definitely trending in eLearning. eLearning on one’s home computer is no longer enough. Augmented learning is the next “cool-factor” innovation in eLearning. Will they last or fade away? MOOCs.

15-point Post-Course Evaluation Checklist for eLearning Developers

eFront

Evaluating your eLearning course by the toughest judges – your learners, is the cornerstone of eLearning development. Since iteration is a recurring step in the eLearning course design, it follows each time after the evaluation step. Notice how these criteria comprise of a complete eLearning course design: 1. eLearning resources. You cannot cut corners.

Web-Based Authoring Tools for Scalable eLearning Development: The Time Has Come

Web Courseworks

As more organizations and associations embrace rapid eLearning development to keep pace with new products and services, evolving business needs, and industry and government regulations, the need for distributed authoring solutions that enable collaborative, team-based development continues to grow. The era of web-based authoring systems is here. Individual authoring tools (e.g.,

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eLearning Adoption at NRMA

B Online Learning

One of the great joys of my role here at B Online Learning, is when I get to work with individuals, groups or companies who are starting an eLearning journey and my role is to help them start. With so many projects or business change initiatives the first step is the hardest part, it contains […].

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Tips to Test Your eLearning

B Online Learning

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The Worst eLearning Course Ever

Association eLearning

This post is dedicated to pet peeves, worst practices, and other abominations that terrorize eLearning. You can help keep bad eLearning away from your association. You read the title correctly. What follows is a combination of things that give Digitec-ies nightmares and headaches. Instead, I built a monster course  that showcases a number of these violations in all of their infamy.

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7 Ways to Create Engaging eLearning Using Articulate Storyline

B Online Learning

Take a look at these suggestions to create engaging eLearning from the Articulate community. 1.  Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy authoring tools design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design instructional design storyline

FREE resources for eLearning Development

PulseLearning

Our ID and Development team are constantly looking at new resources when developing eLearning and online training content. Here we list our favorite free resources covering music, pictures, and fonts: Free sound effects and music Freesound is a collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sounds. Blog News

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Designing your eLearning Project

B Online Learning

When I first began creating eLearning modules some time ago, I often struggled to come up with ideas for taking content and transforming it into something that was both a good learning experience and also looked appealing. know it’s a challenge that’s faced by many ID’s but particularly those who are new to the […].

Dense eLearning Isn’t Smart

Association eLearning

That’s not something you want to see in the feedback for your association’s eLearning. Luckily, there are ways to make eLearning more digestible, regardless of the subject matter. Think of your eLearning as a pool. Only include essential content in your eLearning. Make a series of short eLearning offerings rather than one big one. What is Density? Tweet This!

eLearning Authoring Tool Capability

B Online Learning

Since joining B Online Learning at the start of 2013 my world view of eLearning development practice and more importantly the capability of the so called rapid development technologies has changed. Prior to working with B Online Learning, I was working with consultancies that ran a local design, offshore development model. This is where the […].

Learning Myths: Debunked

Association eLearning

Perhaps the most pervasive myth about education is the ubiquitous “learning styles” myth. quick Google search will bring up millions of hits. Many of those hits are, tellingly, for websites trying to sell you their “learning styles” program. One of the main reasons the myth is so widespread is because, on the surface, it seems very intuitive. Share this on Facebook.

3 Examples that explain Copyright Policies for eLearning Developers

TalentLMS

ELearning course development requires you to borrow artifacts and intellectual material from the Internet all the time. Simply developing a course using content from different resources is not enough. As an eLearning developer, you need to know about the various copyright and public domain intellectual works available for your use in your courses. Definitely not!

Multi-device eLearning: Custom or Tools?

Upside Learning

At the recently concluded LSCON 2015, I delivered a session on ‘Learning in a Multi-device World’ that covered the areas of design & development, testing, and delivering multi-device learning. Post the session, a visitor at our booth posed me this question: “At my firm, we are very keen to develop multi-device learning and we believe […]. eLearning eLearning Business eLearning Development Multi Device eLearning

How to Get Ahead in the eLearning Industry

B Online Learning

I recently received an email from a past Master eLearning Course (MEC) student wondering what else she could do to keep her new eLearning skills fresh and up to date. This got me thinking about what happens once we finish formal training like the MEC, how we keep ourselves connected to this fast paced eLearning world. […].

Tips To K.I.S.S. Your eLearning

B Online Learning

Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development authoring tools elearning eLearning content eLearning course design storyline We have all heard the K.I.S.S acronym, Keep It Simple Stupid originally coined by the US Navy in the 60’s as a design concept which acknowledges that most systems work best when they are simple and not needlessly complicated.

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When Misused Buzzwords Attack

Association eLearning

It’s important to realize that these can mean one thing to you and your association and something different to an eLearning vendor or instructional designer. I am not the final word on any of these definitions, but I hope they’ll provide some clarity. With that said, let’s look at some common eLearning buzzwords. This is the ultimate goal of all eLearning. Interactive.

Writing Effective eLearning Narration: Making It Easy to Read, Say, and Comprehend

Association eLearning

Clearly, this is not what you want to have happen with your eLearning! So If you can minimize your narration while maximizing the information you convey in it, your eLearning will be that much more effective. Many courses rely upon voiceover to help connect with their learners. This is a solid approach and, when used well, can make for great learning experiences. Keep it simple!

Anything is Possible with Articulate Storyline

B Online Learning

Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development Facilitating eLearning authoring tools design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design instructional design rapid authoring tools storyline storyline2This project aims to promote the explicit teaching of early literacy skills in independent schools.

The 12 Days of eLearning

eLearning Brothers

12 Lectoras Inspiring – This was the year that the eLearning industry was taken by storm and witnessed a powerful partnership as Trivantis incorporated our template library and cutout people images into the Lectora Inspire 12 feature set. Every user who purchases Lectora Inspire gains instant access to our eLearning templates, interactions, games, and more through the Inspire product.

7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know

Association eLearning

As an Education Director, you see the writing on the wall, and have decided that eLearning is the answer your association’s needs. But wait…How will you explain eLearning to your Executive Director? If you’re part of a corporation, maybe you’ve decided that training and employee development would be more efficient if it were all online. An LCMS?

3 Things That Will Impact eLearning in 2016

eLearning Brothers

I’ve spent the last month looking in my crystal ball, trying to determine what 2016 holds for the world of eLearning. In 2016, I see three big areas of focus for eLearning: mobile, the cloud, and big data. As a training and development professional, it’s exciting! Crystal ball says: In 2016, every aspect of your eLearning design needs to address the mobile user. Mobile.

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eLearning: Is Gamification Really Necessary?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

But lately the eLearning community is all aflutter about the gamification of learning. And mostly, what about the message we, as eLearning developers, are sending?   eLearning Games Gamification mLearning by AJ Walther    I like the idea of games in learning, generally speaking. Why shouldn't learning be fun? Set the capitals of the states to music, turn the stock market into a game, great. Game this. Video that. Avatar all the things! Sure, I think there's a place for games in learning.  But what about retention? Looking for more?

Accessibility and Articulate Storyline 2

B Online Learning

If you’re not familiar with WCAG, they cover a wide range of recommendations for making Web content (including eLearning) more accessible to people with […]. Recently, Update 5 for Articulate Storyline 2 was released and as part of this, improvements were made that allow Storyline 2 to meet more of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

It’s a Multi-device World at Learning Technologies 2015

Upside Learning

With Learning Technologies 2015 just around the corner, Upside Learning, a proud sponsor of the event, is ready to welcome everyone at our Stand #146. eLearning, which was instituted on desktops, has gradually shifted its base to […]. Upside Learning elearning in a multi-device world Multi-device World Responsive eLearning Responsive eLearning Development The way we learn today has been revolutionised by the advancements in technology and the devices we use.

Learning and Cognitive Load

B Online Learning

Adult Learning Principles eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy adult learning principles design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design eLearning strategy instructional design online learning rapid eLearning In a previous post, I looked at the fundamentals of cognitive load theory.

The Best of eLearning in July 2015

Everything E-Learning

This month’s Best of eLearning list includes articles on everything from new ideas for learning—like wearables and Snapchat—to how to speed up your eLearning development with Lectora® variables. even included a bonus blog post at the end… with some free eLearning downloads. Take a look at these 10 eLearning articles that I chose from the month of July: 1. 

Top 10 eLearning Bloggers For 2015 [Infographic]

TalentLMS

good blog can be a window to a whole industry, and the eLearning industry is no exception. This is where we come in, to hand you our definitive list of the top 10 eLearning bloggers for 2015. Embed this infographic on your site by copy-pasting the code below: <div style=”clear:both”><a href=””><img src=”[link] border=”0″ /></a></div><div>Courtesy of: <a href=”[link] TRANSCRIPT: When was the last time you visited an influential eLearning blog? Happy reading!

Timesaving Tips When Using Articulate Storyline 2

B Online Learning

When developing eLearning modules, time is a very valuable commodity and sometimes there doesn’t seem to be enough! I’m all for saving time whenever I can, so here are five things that will save you some precious development time when using Storyline 2. 1. Master Slides If you have objects common to multiple slides, creating […].

Don’t Treat Beginners and Experienced Learners the Same Way

Association eLearning

Trying to create one-size-fits-all eLearning can lead to similar difficulties. When you create eLearning for beginners: Spend time showing them how they’ll benefit and get them motivated. When you create eLearning for experienced learners: Don’t spend too much time on benefits and motivation, they already know the value. For Beginners. For Experienced Learners. Tweet This!

Education Balancing Act: Asynchronous, Synchronous, and Blended Learning

Association eLearning

What do you think of when you hear the term eLearning? There are many different types of eLearning, so it isn’t surprising that they can be divided into categories. Asynchronous refers to eLearning offerings you take on your own. Synchronous refers to eLearning offerings where you participate as part of a group and everyone in the group needs to be logged in at the same time.

The Future of ELearning in 2015

LearnDash

As the end of 2014 quickly approaches, we are left to reflect on how far the elearning industry has advanced in the past year. And that’s what leads to my prediction in 2015. believe that in 2015 we will start to see rise of this likely monumental peak. This isn’t to say that traditional elearning won’t have its place. elearning

Top 4 Things You Can Learn from Buzzfeed (and #2 will blow your mind!)

Association eLearning

These can help increase engagement and retention with your eLearning content. If BuzzFeed can make people excited about taking a quiz, wouldn’t it be great if you could do that with the quizzes in your eLearning? What you can do: Presenting your content in the best light possible from the very beginning is key to developing interest. Lists, Lists, Lists. Anticipation. Graphics.

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