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,
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. recommend learning about this method, especially if you work in an agile and collaborative culture.
10 Ways ELearning Maximizes ROI
JANUARY 19, 2015
With rapid authoring tools, e-learning is becoming one of the most effective, fast and economical methods to impart training. Learning 10 Ways ELearning Maximizes ROI Delivers Personalized learning ELearning Maximizes ROI elearning Minimizes the time away from the job elearning Saves Money elearning Saves Time Highly Flexible elearning Maximizes ROI Ways to Maximizes ROI in elearnin
New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model
February 2016 Authored by Charles Jennings, Laura Overton & Dr Genny Dixon. The Corporate eLearning. About the Corporate eLearning Consortium 36. Figure 1: Proportion of workers finding each method essential or very useful. report fewer barriers due to: Reluctance to engage with new methods of learning by senior managers. formal interventions with other methods.
Dilemma of author-educators migrating to story-based eLearning design
APRIL 25, 2013
Our belief: At Vignettes Learning we use stories in eLearning; however, we make them interactive. Developing story-based elearning design requires a different or new set of skills and competencies. Possessing good writing, education and training backgrounds would certainly help anyone who aspires to become an elearning story-based curriculum developer. Synthesis. It persists.
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.
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.
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? Don’t show up unprepared. Will we need an LMS?
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.
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.
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. 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? Mobile Apps.
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. have previously written about some good, free stock image resources.
What no ‘elearning’?
AUGUST 9, 2013
‘Click next’ eLearning resources … haven’t we got beyond that yet? generated some reflection in relation to my last role… Despite me having the title of Learning Technologies Manager and the organisation generally defining ‘elearning’ as ‘click next, self-paced’ modules I was able to utilise a range of methods and media to meet needs that had previously been meet via traditional eLearning and physical classroom activity. Blog LMS Slider tools elearning media methods This tweet from David Hopkins.
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. 1. The author - Lisa Nielsen certainly sees benefits in flipping instruction, but as she says, there are also reasons to move ahead with caution. 7.
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.
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.
Converting ELearning To Tablet Learning: Cost-effective Solutions
OCTOBER 11, 2012
More and more organizations with eLearning programs in place are feeling the need to move towards mLearning, and we believe that Tablet Learning can be a smooth and easy way to initiate this shift. Tablet Learning, however, can be viewed as a separate category that serves as an effective stepping stone in the transition from eLearning to mLearning. 1.Flash Course. For HTML output.
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). I’m still new to the LLAMA model but Torrence describes it as: “The […]. At the recent DevLearn 2014 conference in Las Vegas, I attended a presentation on agile instructional design by Megan Torrance.
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.
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.
The Future of eLearning and Immersive Learning Environments
FEBRUARY 19, 2016
Elearning continues to rapidly evolve as technologies such as gamification, immersive learning environments ( ILEs ), MOOCS, mobile learning and other modern training delivery methods penetrate the marketplace. The author had tremendous foresight by illustrating the successful integration of technologies where the virtual is indistinguishable from the real. Incorporating ILE’s into eLearning and using it to train the workforce is truly a disruptive technology. The post The Future of eLearning and Immersive Learning Environments appeared first on Gyrus.
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 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
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? read a lot of blogs to stay current on what's popping in the eLearning and technology fields. A LOT! 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.
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?
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.
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.
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).
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
Delivering highly effective eLearning courses – Infographic
MARCH 26, 2015
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?
Time to go on an elearning diet?
SEPTEMBER 7, 2015
There’s an abundance of elearning out there but getting the good stuff to people when they need it most remains a huge challenge. If employees complain that they can’t find the right elearning, courses are too long and bland and they can’t access the training on their chosen device, it may be time to go on an elearning diet. Abundance can backfire. Learner-first approach.
eLearning Tech and Trends for 2015
DECEMBER 22, 2014
Authoring. With Microsoft Mix , PowerPoint may enjoy even more growth as an eLearning dev tool. Reference sites like eLearning Brothers and online tools like PowToon will also grow and see more demand. Use of video to deliver eLearning will surge due to improved tools, increased bandwidth at less cost, more self-production capabilities, and a strong implementation of video streaming services. Watch Facebook’s move into this space…though perhaps not so much eLearning-focused…yet. Data is great to help assess a variety of factors in eLearning. Anytime?
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.
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? I – with the help of a little research – can help you there. eLearning is Growing; Scale With It. eLearning Techniques You Should be Using. Example.
2016 – 9 Trends on the eLearning Landscape
APRIL 27, 2016
How can eLearning developers create programs to satisfy the growing and unique needs of learners? Every year TalentLMS comes up with a revolutionary list of eLearning processes and procedures for eLearning development. Here are the latest and most popular eLearning trends! 1. The impact of gamification on eLearning still looks amazingly strong. Gamification.
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.
9 instructional design principles for building an eLearning course
JUNE 13, 2016
But how might we translate those principles when developing content for a modern-day eLearning environment? This set of practical examples illustrates how Gagne’s nine instructional design principles can help you to design an outstanding eLearning course today. BBC’s Finance for Non-Financial Managers is an example of eLearning content with strong objectives.
Getting Answers: Tips to Design Effective eLearning Assessments
OCTOBER 9, 2015
Here are few quick tips to help you design effective assessments for your elearning courses: Determine the purpose of an assessment. Because it is the time when you are 100% focused on what you want to teach in your elearning course. The best method to help learners get the most out of your elearning course and do their best in the elearning assessment is to help them prepare for it. While configuring the course policy of your elearning course, always keep the remediation feature in mind. Learning is challenging. Help students prepare for the test.
Agile eLearning development: business goals and road map
Challenge to Learn
MAY 19, 2013
This is a first post in a series of post on Agile eLearning development. wrote a book review on it (and it love it). I do believe that agile software development can offer us even more very practical ‘best practices’ that we can apply to eLearning. The idea is to go over the process of agile software development at easygenerator and translate that into eLearning development.
Storyboarding: Key Point Of Success In Collaborative Course Authoring
JULY 30, 2015
There are online services that can help you, such as course authoring aids giving the ability to see the course skeleton, but a sheet of paper and a pencil will work in a pinch. You may be better served by skipping the storyboarding stage and proceeding directly to the course creation, using the course authoring tool to express the transitions between the course pages.
The 6 e’s of elearning – Part 2
AUGUST 24, 2015
Instructional Designer, Brayley Pearce takes us through the final three e’s of elearning. Part 1 took us through the first 3 e’s of elearning: Engagement, emotion and empowerment. Understanding where the learner will be putting into practice their new found knowledge/skill/motivation will help greatly in designing elearning that mirrors their reality. So what next?
5 Reasons your Charity Must use eLearning
JUNE 15, 2015
We are very excited to have a special guest author from across the pond on blogging with us this week! Please enjoy the thoughts of Jordan Bradley, eLearning professional from the UK’s High Speed Training Limited ! Reasons your Charity Must use eLearning. eLearning is Budget-friendly. eLearning is that solution. eLearning can overcome these barriers.
Using Video in eLearning
OCTOBER 24, 2012
by Dean Hawkinson One of the growing trends in eLearning and mLearning these days is the use of video. Video, when used properly, can be a very effective tool in supporting the learning process, whether as a part of an eLearning course or as standalone videos delivered via mobile devices. have been involved in several training projects that included video, and thought I would offer some thoughts around best practices and cautions when using video in an eLearning course. When using video within an eLearning or mLearning course, it is important to keep it relatively short.
Mobile Authoring Tools: Hot Lava Mobile
The eLearning Coach
JULY 21, 2011
In this interview, Michael Gregory, Director of Systems Engineering for Hot Lava Mobile, explains this mobile authoring tool. Content is developed independent of the delivery method or device, and complete results tracking is available through both deployment methods as well. Hundreds of internet-enable phone models can be supported using this method. Mobile Browser.
Toolkit: eLearning Tools Year in Review (Oh, Goodness!) by Joe Ganci
Learning Solutions Magazine
DECEMBER 29, 2013
Another year is ending, and there has been a lot of change in the eLearning landscape, including the. of mobile learning into the mainstream and much experimentation in methods and modes of delivery. you as you consider changes to your own authoring choices. entry. Tools. have added more features to support new ideas, and Joe’s review of the year’s tools should be helpful.