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How to Develop ELearners’ Critical Thinking Using LMS?


How To Develop ELearners’ Critical Thinking Using LMS? eLearning Critical thinking, according to The Critical Thinking Community, is a process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning and communication. In other words it is a process of investigation, interpretation and judgment.  .

3 Questions to Consider Before Developing New eLearning

Association eLearning

Developing new eLearning is a big undertaking. Why are you considering developing this eLearning? eLearning courses do not exist in a vacuum; they’re designed to address needs, wants, and requirements. It would be great to have unlimited time and resources for creating the best eLearning humanly possible. Related questions include: Is it mandatory training?

Actively Partnering for eLearning Development

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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

Resources for Finding Out How Long it Takes to Develop eLearning

Kapp Notes

A question I am constantly asked is “How long does it take to develop…&# you can fill in the rest with Instructor-led training, elearning, simulations, etc. Several people have attempted to answer that question in 2003 I gathered data and information about the times it takes to develop instruction and then my colleague Robyn Defelice and I explored the idea in 2009. These two sources should give you lots of solid information to answer the question “how long to development one hour of …&#. Design developGreat detailed breakdown.

5 words to avoid in e-learning for professional development

The eLearning Nomad

Here is a list of words I NEVER use in the eWorkshops I develop and/or facilitate: 1. So in most adult professional development contexts we don’t ‘instruct’, we ‘facilitate’. But grades ruin professional development courses and workshops that aim at empowerment. In most professional development eWorkshops a facilitator should never be a teacher, even when the facilitator is considered an expert. The post 5 words to avoid in e-learning for professional development appeared first on DynaMind eLearning. The words we use matter. The words we use matter.

I’m Glad Millennials Scare Learning and Development – Part 2

Association eLearning

It’s a crisis of outdated Learning and Development (L&D) practices. The post I’m Glad Millennials Scare Learning and Development – Part 2 appeared first on Knowledge Direct. Part 1 discussed how the rush to understand millennials isn’t really about millennials. This time I want to take a look at five of those practices and why they don’t work. They’re two separate things.

Is Gamification the Answer?

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eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy design elearning eLearning course design elearning development eLearning strategy gamification motivationThis post is based on a class presentation that I gave a little while ago as part of my educational psychology studies.

9 Google Search Hacks to Make eLearning Development A Whole Lot Easier

eLearning Brothers

One of the biggest pain points of eLearning development is not being able to quickly issues. The answer to almost all your eLearning questions are in Google, but you need to know how to find them. This post will go over how to find the eLearning problems with Google search. Search Solution:   intitle:elearning game ideas. #5 Broaden Your Search with an Asterisk.

My Workflow For Development

The eLearning Coach

In the spirit of ‘Show Your Work,’ I thought I’d share the workflow I use during course development with an authoring tool (see Why You Should Show Your Work for more on this). It’s simple and straightforward and is […] Post from: The eLearning Coach My Workflow For Development. Developing eLearning

eLearning Development Is An Iterative Process

Upside Learning

Earlier this month, Tom Kuhlmann talked about 10 things to do before your eLearning course goes live. So, before launching your elearning course, it’s a good idea to have others review it.  review by a separate review team/individuals is very important for any eLearning course. Michael Allen in his guide to eLearning talks about ‘successive approximation’. This is true.

Case Study: Using templates to make eLearning development easier

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Online Learning recently went through this process when we were selected by NSW Health to be the sole developer for […]. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning News eLearning Strategy authoring tools design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design rapid authoring tools storyline

What are some ways to cut corners, save time, and be more efficient at developeing eLearning?

Coffee and Design

Do these apply to eLearning or instructional design? eLearning productivity Be sure that you check out Google’s UX designer, Michael Margolis, tips on productive design (see Google Ventures On 8 Shortcuts For Better, Faster Design Research ). Of course they do :-). Start at the end: What questions do you want to answer? What are customers’ existing workflow and pain points?

Who is the Blended Learner?

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The needs of the learner are paramount when developing a single course, an entire curriculum or a blended training program, as […]. This is the second blog in a series that looks at the learning principles behind blended learning, the needs of the audience and how these are determined, the technologies available and combining all these aspects together.

6 Tips for eLearning Developers To Help Fix Their Code

eLearning Brothers

In the world of eLearning programming, there are many ways your code can have an error. Earlier today I was talking with Mark Lassoff, President of , on Twitter about how excited we are for him to speak about  programming for eLearning Developers at DevLearn this October 29 – 31 in Las Vegas. The trick is to know how to fix the most basic of codes.

Bridge the Skills-Gap with Competency Based Learning

Association eLearning

Dear Associations, I am trying to get into a skilled labor position at company X. have some experience but there are new rules and regulations and I just can’t keep up. could go back to school, but it’d be a huge burden to my family. What can I do? Sincerely, Your Potentially Great Tradesman. Dear Associations, Help! I’m under-qualified and in serious debt. How do I know? So, why bother?

What Can Keep And Hold A Millennial In Your Organization? Learning and Development

Association eLearning

They would like to see their manager as a coach who supports them in their professional development – just keep in mind that they generally prefer to learn by application than by being “told what to do.”. 35% said they were attracted to employers who offer excellent training and development programs for this reason and saw it as the top benefit they wanted from an employer. Learning and Development appeared first on Knowledge Direct. But Millennials anticipate collecting many watches much, much earlier. What Are Millennials and How Do They Work? What Millennials Want.

Three essential components of participatory e-learning

The eLearning Nomad

When running face-to-face workshops while doing development work in Africa in the nineties and later, it was considered important that we use ‘participatory’ approaches instead of the commonly used top-down techniques like lecture-style presentation. It remains an essential part of the training philosophy in the development sector. Because training for development isn’t just about enhancing skills – it’s about empowerment. Developing strategies for action. The post Three essential components of participatory e-learning appeared first on DynaMind eLearning.

Top 5 eLearning Trends Happening Now

Association eLearning

I recently attended the Training 2016 Conference and Expo as an exhibitor. I was able to talk with many training and development representatives from a wide variety of organizations about their LMS needs. Competencies are another area where training and development departments are getting excited. What excites you?” These top 5 features are gaining popularity in 2016 and beyond.

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7 Ways to Create Engaging eLearning Using Articulate Storyline

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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

eLearning Development: Haste Makes Waste

Upside Learning

While elearning itself helps the instant gratification needs of learners by being available whenever and wherever, elearning development needs little more time to be created well and can’t really be instant. More often than not, we try and convince our clients that rushing through design and development isn’t a good option for either of us. Make haste slowly.

Dealing with the Top 10 Challenges in Storyboarding — Infographic


Team Raptivity recently explored the topic—‘ Difficulties faced by beginners in eLearning storyboard creation ’. eLearning course development eLearning tips infographic storyboard storyboardingWe collected responses from hundreds of novice instructional designers, course creators and some of our Interactive Learning Thought Leaders.

Different Ways to Assess Learners Online

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eLearning Glossary Part 2: More Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

Previously we dug into the alphabet soup of eLearning terms and acronyms. ADDIE- The ADDIE model is a process used by instructional designers and training developers offering guidelines for creating effective training. This model is broken up into 5 phases: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. But you weren’t full. You asked for seconds.

Not All Micro-Learning is Created Equal

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They also fly in the face of the claim that “the shorter, the better,” as some eLearning gurus would have you believe. Training & Development elearning micro-learning trainingEinstein once said that any idea “should be as simple as possible—and no more.” He realized that simplicity was a good thing, but like any good thing, there can sometimes be too much of it.

Learning Analytics: A great boost for creating Learner Centric eLearning


Then does it have any relevance to eLearning? Analytics can be used not only for businesses but in many other fields that impact our daily lives including eLearning. How does it work for eLearning? When learners interact with an eLearning course, they leave behind digital traces of their activities. I am sure you already know about ‘analytics’. Well, yes. Is it useful?

SA Water & B Online Learning Win LearnX Platinum for eLearning Adoption

B Online Learning

In this post find out the challenges faced by SA Water learning and development and how B Online Learning provided a solution using LearnFlex LMS and developing content with Articulate Storyline that led to a 2016 LearnX Platinum Award for Best eLearning Adoption. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning News eLearning Strategy LearnFlex Tips Learning Management System authoring tools design elearning eLearning course design instructional design LearnFlex learning management system storyline2

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The Art of Instructional Designing – PowerPoint Courses and Beyond


As an Instructional Designer, you may be asked to create a new educational course from scratch based on the curriculum or create an eLearning course based on PowerPoint being used for Instructor Led Trainings. However instructional designers need not limit themselves to just dumping the PowerPoint content into an eLearning or online format as part of their course creation.

Learning and Cognitive Load

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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.

Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap

Association eLearning

In addition, the social learning network adapts to connect Billy with others who can help him develop and grow. Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap was originally published in the IACET blog as a guest post by Digitec President Jack McGrath. The skills-gap issue is growing more critical in the U.S., – Increasing their overall relevancy. The Skills-Gap Crisis.

How to Write Good Assessment Questions

Association eLearning

This is true whether you’re making an eLearning assessment or writing questions for a traditional in-classroom test. Randomize the order of the answer options, when possible (applies to eLearning). “Can someone explain this question to me? I don’t know what it’s asking.”. How am I supposed to know the answer to this? It wasn’t in the lesson.”. Don’t.

How to Get Ahead in the eLearning Industry

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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. […].

eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

If you’re new to eLearning or online training, it can seem like you’re wading through alphabet soup with all the various anagrams and terminology used in this industry. Grab a spoon, and let’s dig in to the soup, with this eLearning glossary. For many, their first experience with eLearning was educational computer games delivered via CD Rom. Had your fill of alphabet soup?

To Storyboard or not to Storyboard?

B Online Learning

One of the fundamental things drummed into people who have embarked down the path of the eLearning developer is the need to start your development project with a detailed and well planned storyboard. From this document/PowerPoint/flowchart/drawing, your content can be planned, screens can be devised, interactions envisaged and source material can be sculpted so as […].

Is “Rapid” eLearning Design and Development Possible?

Bottom-Line Performance

Traditional eLearning may be on its way out, but it is still with us today. In today’s lean times, there is lots of buzz and interest around “rapid” elearning design and development. Here’s what he has to say (on another topic actually – professional narration): Rapid elearning development has a 33:1 ratio in development time.  That’s just for your labor.