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Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

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

Bottom-Line Performance

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


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

Origin Learning

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

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eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

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.

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? 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?

14 Essential eLearning Templates


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.

The Future Of Higher Ed And Its Impact On Elearning

Upside Learning

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.

A Not-So-Serious Debate on The Serious eLearning Manifesto


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?

eLearning: Finding Google Images You Can Actually Use

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

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.

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Top 10 Articles About Flipped Classrooms


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. 

What no ‘elearning’?

Tayloring it

‘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.

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25 eLearning tools you need to have


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.

The Difference Big Data Can Make for eLearning

eLearning Brothers

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.

eLearning: More on Copyright

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  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.

Building an Internal eLearning Team

eLearning Brothers

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.

Fundamentals of Good eLearning Scenarios

360 Training

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.

Converting ELearning To Tablet Learning: Cost-effective Solutions

Upside Learning

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.

8 eLearning Quiz Design Tips


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.

eLearning: Could Zap Reader Philosophies be Applied to eLearning?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

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.

5 Ways to “Uberize” Your eLearning


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, part 2


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

Why the Experience API (xAPI) Is Crucial to Your eLearning Success

Everything E-Learning

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.

Agile Instructional Design

B Online Learning

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.

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Ways to Keep Learners from Forgetting Your eLearning

360 Training

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.

Gamification and eLearning


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


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


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.

eLearning Tech and Trends for 2015

eLearning Chef

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?

Delivering highly effective eLearning courses – Infographic


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!


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


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

eLearning: Putting it Into Context

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Another eLearning Devcon has come and gone, and if you missed it you missed a great conference with great 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.

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Time to go on an elearning diet?

Sponge UK

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.

2016 – 9 Trends on the eLearning Landscape


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.

Mobile Authoring Tools: Hot Lava Mobile

The eLearning Coach

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. 

9 instructional design principles for building an eLearning course


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.