Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools
JUNE 30, 2010
I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content. The mind map can help learning professionals choose the right authoring tool for their requirements and expectations. I’ve been wandering around the web to find the right authoring tool for specific use cases. When do I use it? SCORM 1.2,
Webinar Digest: Benefits of Cloud Authoring
OCTOBER 5, 2016
Last week was our first webinar of our Fall eLearning Thought Leader Series. Web Courseworks CEO, Dr. Jon Aleckson, and Dr. Paul Schneider, VP of Business Development at dominKnow, discussed the Benefits of Cloud Authoring. New industry and government standards, along with changing business needs, have created the environment for more collaboration in the course authoring process.
Using Rapid Authoring Tools to Design eLearning Courses for Multiple Devices
APRIL 9, 2013
Our eLearning Challenges blog series explores the common situations our clients face when deploying learning solutions. Let’s face it: the primary delivery tool for eLearning is still usually a desktop or laptop computer. This was our approach: Use Articulate (a rapid authoring tool) to decrease development time and cost. eLearning Design Considerations for iPad.
The Best Learning Design Method is the One You Use
JULY 31, 2013
Designing eLearning courses is a challenge, and the challenge just begins with the “e” in eLearning. It is a daunting task for an experienced learning designer, much less someone new to the field who has been asked to create an eLearning course for the first time. I recommend learning about this method, especially if you work in an agile and collaborative culture.
Free eLearning software (Easygenerator) for teachers as of today!
Challenge to Learn
JULY 24, 2015
Get easygenerator (eLearning software) now for free. There is none, we give you are eLearning authoring software and you will create cool things with it. Easygenerator is an online eLearning authoring tool. No charge for you as an author, or for your students. You can do that by replacing the lecture with an instruction video or eLearning course.
Top 10 Articles About Flipped Classrooms
DECEMBER 19, 2014
We gathered for you 10 articles defining flipped classroom, showing different points of view on this new teaching method and there are also some tips for those of you who decide to flip the classroom. The author - Lisa Nielsen certainly sees benefits in flipping instruction, but as she says, there are also reasons to move ahead with caution.
eLearning Conferences 2013
NOVEMBER 13, 2012
Past years eLearning Conferences 2012 , eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. link] December 6-7, 2012 mLearning : Making Learning Mobile, offered by the eLearning Guild, online. link] January 24-25, 2013 eLearning Software : Productivity Tips and Secrets, organized by the eLearning Guild, offered online.
eLearning: Finding Google Images You Can Actually Use
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
OCTOBER 16, 2011
Other times you can use the image, but not if you're going to sell your eLearning courses. " This method is a more sure-fire way to be at ease that the images you find are appropriate for your commercial use and modification without stepping on any legal toes. " eLearningby AJ George. I have previously written about some good, free stock image resources.
14 Essential eLearning Templates
FEBRUARY 24, 2016
When I develop eLearning courses, there are many common elements that I use over and over. Tom Kuhlmann had an interesting analogy of an eLearning course being like a sandwich with the top and bottom slices of bread being the welcome and exit screens, respectively, and then a lot of course content in-between. You don’t always have to display objectives in your eLearning courses.
A Not-So-Serious Debate on The Serious eLearning Manifesto
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
THE QUOTE: “ We have been deeply concerned about the state of elearning. The Serious eLearning Manifesto is the result.” – The Instigators (The Serious eLearning Manifesto). That’s why the instigators of the Serious eLearning Manifesto banded together; too few people were applying good formal learning principles! ”. Serious eLearning Manifesto – Why Now?
5 Mistakes eLearning Developers Often Make
JANUARY 26, 2017
Migrating from a traditional learning environment to an eLearning environment is not always smooth. Despite best intentions, several eLearning developers make these common 5 mistakes. In this article, we examine each and determine how to avoid them early in the eLearning process. eLearning has advanced plenty in these past few years. eLearning eLearning Mistakes
eLearning: More on Copyright
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
APRIL 28, 2011
Be sure that for any image you find and plan to use with this method that you check out the source and be sure that you really can use the image. About the author: AJ George is IconLogic's lead Technical Writer and author of both " PowerPoint 2007: The Essentials " and " PowerPoint 2008 for the Macintosh: The Essentials." " eLearningby AJ George. After my last article on when it's okay to use copyrighted information , I received some great resources from one of our readers, Christy Tucker.
Why A “Shrink to Fit” Method Won’t Work for Digital Learning
NOVEMBER 16, 2016
What’s more, using outdated authoring tools could leave even well-designed modules inaccessible and frustrating to the user. The post Why A “Shrink to Fit” Method Won’t Work for Digital Learning appeared first on eLearning Mind. eLearning Solutions Engage and Retain Learning and Development Learning Trends best eLearning Blended Learning business elearning elearning solutions learning Learning and development mobile learning technology and elearning trendsWe all wait with baited breath each time Apple announces a new iOS.
52 eLearning Experts Share their Best Tip for Creating Engaging eLearning
DECEMBER 15, 2016
As an instructional designer, I’m always trying to make my eLearning courses more interesting, effective, and engaging. That’s why I decided to ask the leading eLearning industry experts to share their single best tip for creating engaging learning. Here are our amazing eLearning experts: Tom Kuhlmann | Karl Kapp | Ray Jimenez | Patti Shank | Bryan Jones. Ready?
25 eLearning tools you need to have
MAY 12, 2016
It’s not much of a stretch to argue that an eLearning professional is only as good as their best tools. The team at LearnUpon organizes eLearning projects and helps customers with course content every day. So we asked members of our development, customer support and design teams to recommend the top eLearning tools they can’t work without. Best productivity tools for eLearning.
Building an Internal eLearning Team
MARCH 28, 2012
You need to determine your training goals, to determine which training method is best for your organization. Here are a few factors to consider when deciding which training methods will work best for your organization: Geography. eLearning has an advantage in this area because geography doesn’t matter….they An eLearning course can be changed in one central area and sent out to everyone. eLearning does have “technology” expenses and may need an initial investment. You will need to find someone with “eLearning authoring skills” or the ability to learn them.
The Difference Big Data Can Make for eLearning
JULY 20, 2016
It’s information that we can use to inform our eLearning process and design. Everywhere you look, data is captured—within all those numbers, there is information for eLearning designers and their subject matter expert (SME) partners to examine as a way to determine what should be included in a course. I wouldn’t say I’m a numbers person. Data can help you determine course content.
The Future Of Higher Ed And Its Impact On Elearning
FEBRUARY 16, 2012
It gave me a lot of insights about the state of higher education globally and also left me thinking about how these developments would impact the global elearning industry. I certainly believe that it is vital for all developers of elearning to understand these trends and adapt to the new paradigms of learning. How do these developments affect the elearning industry?
Fundamentals of Good eLearning Scenarios
MARCH 13, 2015
Top-rated instructors strive to create useful and engaging online training to help learners get the most out of their elearning and help them apply the knowledge in practical life. They explore methods and approaches, like those of Dr. David Merrill, Professor of Instructional Design at Utah University, to keep the learner engaged and incorporate interactive and real-life problem-solving elements in their online training, moving the learner away from “click-click click” course navigation mode to deeper learning and understanding of the course content. Become an elearning author.
eLearning: Could Zap Reader Philosophies be Applied to eLearning?
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
SEPTEMBER 14, 2011
Have you ever had to deliver eLearning where, despite your best efforts to eliminate it from a design perspective, there were still big blocks of text that learners HAD to read? I read a lot of blogs to stay current on what's popping in the eLearning and technology fields. But, for the most part, I find the Zap Reader method to be very effective. Would it make sense when delivering text-intensive sections of eLearning to flash up one or two words at a time? " eLearningby AJ George. The whole idea seemed a bit silly to me, but then I tried it. A LOT!
7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know
SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
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? It’d save time and resources, and you could standardize training, but how do you explain eLearning to the CEO? 1: How much will it cost? Don’t show up unprepared.
Why the Experience API (xAPI) Is Crucial to Your eLearning Success
AUGUST 12, 2015
The Experience API (xAPI) is an updated standard for tracking eLearning; it shows a more complete picture of your learners’ activity than SCORM does. xAPI was created by Rustici Software to replace SCORM (an earlier set of technical standards for eLearning software products). With xAPI, you can find out which training methods are successful and which aren’t worth continuing.
The future of eLearning, part 2
AUGUST 27, 2015
In this series of posts we stroke our elaborate moustaches, straighten up our turbans, and look into our crystal balls to determine the future of eLearning in 10 years time. In this post we’ll be examining a few more eLearning trends that will play an important role, namely Instructor-Led Training (IDT) and social learning. eLearning elearning future trends
8 eLearning Quiz Design Tips
APRIL 1, 2016
What do you picture when I say the words “eLearning Quiz?”. You probably didn’t picture something like this: Well, that’s the quiz eLearning great, Jackie Van Nice , designed for an Articulate Heroes Weekly Challenge on Spelling Bees and Interactive Vocabulary Quizzes. It’s easy to get bogged down with a formal tone for corporate eLearning. eLearning examples.
5 Ways to “Uberize” Your eLearning
FEBRUARY 3, 2016
And, naturally, there are a myriad of ingredients that contributed to Uber’s success, but a few of them can be directly applied to eLearning programs, too. In training, there are already so many excellent eLearning resources out there for you to use. The same goes for eLearning. The post 5 Ways to “Uberize” Your eLearning appeared first on eLearning Mind.
Ways to Keep Learners from Forgetting Your eLearning
MARCH 25, 2015
Here are few guidelines that can help you create elearning courses that are “hard to forget.” These methods will help keep things fresh in the learner’s mind as they proceed in the course. We can use repetition methods tactfully and stealthily in our online training to ensure maximum retention and recall. Following isolation strategy in your elearning course can be a good idea to keep learners from forgetting your online training. Bring elements of surprise and unexpected outcomes in your elearning to apply the Von Restorff Effect.
Agile Instructional Design
B Online Learning
DECEMBER 15, 2014
During this presentation she discussed agile instructional design models such as SAM (Successive Approximation Model) and LLAMA (Lot Like Agile Methods Approach). Adult Learning Principles eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy adult learning principles Articulate authoring tools design elearning eLearning course design instructional design mobile learning storyline
Gamification and eLearning
SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
Karl Kapp, author of The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Game-Based Methods and Strategies for Training and Education, defines it as the use of game-based mechanics, aesthetics and game thinking to engage people, motivate action, promote learning and solve problems. About the author. Republished from original post on Capterra blog by @rgogos. outcomes?
3 Examples that explain Copyright Policies for eLearning Developers
SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
ELearning course development requires you to borrow artifacts and intellectual material from the Internet all the time. But, can you use them without attributing the original author or the materials you have borrowed? As an eLearning developer, you need to know about the various copyright and public domain intellectual works available for your use in your courses. Attribution.
Delivering highly effective eLearning courses – Infographic
MARCH 26, 2015
A complete eLearning program design and deployment package for all aspiring and daring individuals who believe in changing the training strategies in their organization. Look no further beyond our “bird’s eye view” infographic to determine all the required elements to build a successful eLearning course. Did you know your eLearning course is never complete?
10 eLearning buzzwords you need to know!
JULY 25, 2013
In this post we’ve put together short descriptions of the top 10 buzzwords in eLearning at the moment: Tin Can, Social Learning, Gamification, mLearning, Tablet learning, Rapid eLearning, Microlearning, Personalization, Blended learning, and Lifelong learning. But is eLearning on tablets really mobile learning? Rapid elearning. Tin Can. Social Learning. 2010).
Scaling with eLearning: How & Where to Grow
JUNE 17, 2015
You’ve already invested in eLearning, and you’re reaping the rewards. Or maybe you’re interested in why you should be investing in eLearning. But how can you scale your eLearning investment effectively? eLearning is Growing; Scale With It. Clearly, now is the time to focus on ROI as you expand your eLearning L&D plan. eLearning Techniques You Should be Using.
eLearning: Putting it Into Context
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JUNE 29, 2011
Another eLearning Devcon has come and gone, and if you missed it you missed a great conference with great speakers.as Other presenters had differing ideas for using new technology in eLearning. In his session Using Photographic Techniques in Your eLearning Courses , Trond Kristiansen touched on some interesting uses of photos (to create stop-motion video, time-lapse photos and 360 degree tours of places and objects) which really got me thinking about all the practical uses of these techniques, if put in the right context. " eLearningby AJ George.
The future of eLearning, part 2
AUGUST 27, 2015
In this series of posts we stroke our elaborate moustaches, straighten up our turbans, and look into our crystal balls to determine the future of eLearning in 10 years time. In this post we’ll be examining a few more eLearning trends that will play an important role, namely Instructor-Led Training (ILT) and social learning. eLearning elearning future trends