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The Worst eLearning Course Ever

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Instead, I built a monster course  that showcases a number of these violations in all of their infamy. You read the title correctly. This post is dedicated to pet peeves, worst practices, and other abominations that terrorize eLearning. What follows is a combination of things that give Digitec-ies nightmares and headaches. Enjoy, if you can. Or more likely, don’t. P.S. All is not lost!

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7 Best Practices to Create e-Learning Courses For Digital Immigrants

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eLearning Course Design Christopher PappasBy Guest Blogger Christopher Pappas / @cpappas.

The Art of Instructional Designing – PowerPoint Courses and Beyond

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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.

Courses That Always Sell

LearnDash

It is well-known that selling an online course is a great way to supplement your income, or replace it altogether! However, the problem that most people face is that they don’t know if their course topic will sell. So what kind of course should you create that is guaranteed to sell? With very few exceptions your course will be lost in the noise.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-Shelf Course Success. And for good reason as it has many advantages:  It offers a breadth of course topics, relevant to many, and readily available.  It also creates a common language across the organization, and it improves on-the- job performance—all at a cost more reasonable than custom elearning.  OTS courseware relieves overburdened trainers and human resource managers of.

5 Ways to Kill an eLearning Course

eLearning Brothers

But today we’re going to switch things up and tell you the worst ways to develop eLearning courses. Here are five ways you can kill an eLearning course. 1. good course needs to keep the learner engaged, not just mindlessly clicking “Next” over and over while passively staring at a screen. eLearning Instructional Design Resources Resources eLearning Course

Planning an Online Course

Dont Waste Your Time

Whilst searching for some resources on planning and designing online courses I came across this excellent brainstorming ‘sketchnote’ (I’ll write more about these another time) from Giulia Forsythe called ‘planning your online course’ Take some time to look at this in detail, there’s a lot here for you (click to enlarge it).

Is It Time to Assess Your eLearning Course Audience?

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You’re offering courses online. Maybe it’s time to assess your eLearning course audience. Should they all take the same course? How does the course apply? If you don’t segment your audience and target the individuals who will benefit the most from your offerings, this could explain why your course audience is lacking. You think the content is relevant. Tweet This!

Courses on Selling Courses

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The secret is out: selling courses is a great way to supplement your income, or possibly replace it altogether. The technology available today makes creating your own online course offering a straight-forward process. The harder part about selling courses is, well, selling. There is absolutely nothing wrong with courses on this topic. sell elearning sell online courses

Storyboarding for eLearning

Storyboarding is a very important step for creating eLearning courses. But don’t you feel it’s a waste of time to start creating the courses from scratch and copy-paste text and other objects from the storyboard to the eLearning tool for course development

5 Ways to Increase Retention In E-Learning Courses

Origin Learning

An interactive course ensures that learners are involved in it instead of merely sitting and receiving information passively. Focus on the important aspects and trim extraneous irrelevant details to create micro courses. Retention of knowledge is as crucial as transfer of it – something that instructional designers often forget easily. Repeat often. Repetition is a must for retention.

Pricing Your Online Courses

LearnDash

The same is true for when you create and sell online courses. When I speak to people who are creating a course to sell, they often struggle with the best way to price their offering. I am by no means a pricing expert, but I have had the privilege to spend time with people who are quite successful selling elearning and I have learned some valuable insights through these conversations.

The Ideal ELearning Course Duration

LearnDash

One of the critical decisions you have to make when developing an elearning module is the length of the course. In many cases the content of the course is what dictates the duration, but sometimes instructional designers are guilty of cramming too much content into a course. So what is the ideal length of an online course? The longest course was three hours.

Piloting your e-Learning Course – A Beginner’s Guide

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Hannah Hunter eLearning Course DesignBy Hannah Hunter , Instructional Writer. Did you know that the pilot episode of Star Trek included only one member of the Enterprise crew: Mr. Spock? And in that version, Spock had dark red skin and absorbed food through a plate in his stomach? Viewers of the pilot were not shy in their opinion that the show was boring and Spock was creepy.

Just-in-place learning for a Mobile Workforce

Adobe eLearning Evangelist, to learn how to create location-aware courses. Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Sr. You will learn how to utilize the GPS capabilities of mobile devices to deliver timely, location-aware content to learners using Adobe Captivate 8

Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

The proliferation of so-called rapid authoring tools over the last few years has coincided with an explosion in the number of online courses developed in-house. These days, however, everyone seems to be creating their own online courses and distributing them via an LMS. Frankly, there’s nothing most online courses do that a PDF can’t. But you know what?

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Simple Video Production Apps for Course Authoring

Edmego Learning

Course Authoring Made Simple. With course authoring tools such as what Edmego Learning has, you will have amazing content in no time at all. Course Authoring course authoring elearningBelow are three of our favorite apps for developing content using your tablet or smartphone. iMovie by Apple. The technology is there now you just need to add your creativity. Vivavideo.

Free Mobile Learning Course – MobiMOOC2012

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For those amongst us who are new to this concept (like me) a MOOC is a Massive Open Online Course. The wide range of free courses will cover topics related to mLearning that will help you in designing mlearning strategy and bringing about its effective implementation. You can register for the course by becoming a member of the Google group here. quick overview of MobiMOOC 2012.

7 Tips to Make Your Compliance Online Training Courses Mobile

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Your employees probably aren't thrilled about your upcoming compliance online training course. By Guest Blogger Christopher Pappas / @cpappas. But what if you could offer them the ability to access it whenever and wherever it's most convenient for them? Mobile Learning Compliance Training Christopher Pappas

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

LMSs allow you to check the box when a learner completes a course, track course scores. When the LMS isn’t Enough How to Turbocharge Your LMS and Improve. Learning Retention for Bottom Line Results W H I T E P A P E R 2Table of Contents. The LMS is running out of gas.3 The LMS doesn’t have enough horse power.4 Turbocharge your LMS.6 Start your engines.7 About Axonify.10. expectations.

7 Tips to Choose the Right Color Scheme for Your Online Training Course

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In this article, I'll share 7 tips to help you choose the ideal color scheme for your online training courses. eLearning Course Design Christopher Pappas Color SchemeBy Guest Blogger Christopher Pappas / @cpappas. Color has the ability to inspire, calm, and excite our corporate learners.

5 Course Pricing Models Explained

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Deciding you want to sell a course is the easy part – harder of course is actually getting the course creating, your marketing material in place, and settling on pricing. have found that during my conversations with people who are interested in selling courses that they often want to start with the price. sell elearning sell online coursesThis makes sense.

Using SEO To Sell More Online Courses

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Creating a course worth buying takes a lot of hard work and commitment – but that is only half of the equation. In the end, if you’re going to be successful selling online courses then that means you need visibility. Armed with your basic understanding of SEO you’ll be much better prepared to optimize your own site so as to maximize your course sales.

Free course on teaching connected #online courses

Ignatia Webs

Thanks to the wonderful Maha Bali , I was pointed towards a really nice initiative that allows everyone with an interest to learn how to set up, facilitate and experience an online, connected course (cfr connected-MOOCs). This initiative is called the Connected Courses Initiative , and will introduce active co-learning in higher ed. it looks like fun. Why use your own tools.

Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

very logical, of course, until an organization starts to. participant’s manager, of course! Added Support To provide the extra layer of support, all the course participants are assigned. available to the course delegates on topics. From Performance Management. to Performance Development eGuide 2Part 2: A Roadmap. for Change In Part 1 of this eGuide, we explored the confluence. of factors that’s driving change in how performance. is managed and how organizations are moving. away from the traditional annual review process to. more real-time dynamic approach. Moving.

Should Your eLearning Course Include a Test-out Option?

eLearning Brothers

In some cases, that might be because designers believe that their courses provide unnecessary information, or focus on topics in which learners already have a demonstrated proficiency. The truth is, whether it’s from another course, or skills they learned on the job or in school, learners don’t come to your content as a blank slate. No, it means the opposite.

You Can’t Sell Courses Without This

LearnDash

Selling courses online is a simple business model, but this doesn’t mean that it’s easy. There are many components that go into selling an online course. If you’re looking to build a substantial business from selling online course content, then there is one thing that you have to do – and without doing this you won’t sell anything.

Choosing a Topic for Your Course

LearnDash

Coming to the conclusion that you want to sell an online course isn’t too difficult. Deciding what the course should be about is a lot more challenging. When I have conversations with people in this area, they usually fall into one of two camps: They want to sell a course that sells (no matter what the topic). Creating a course is hard work.

Are You Selling Courses, or Community?

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Everywhere you look online today there are people selling courses. Bloggers offer courses on their subject of expertise. Training organizations are selling courses for continuing education credits. Universities are selling online courses for degree requirements. Make no mistake, there are people out there making a  killing from selling courses.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

course, deliberate practice in the real-world. kineo.com info@mplus.kineo.com 312-846-6656 Of course, we’re not the first to use such. 1 kineo.com info@mplus.kineo.com 312-846-6656 Hard to believe that it’s been almost 20 years since the term “eLearning” entered the corpo- rate learning lexicon. And just in the last five years, the velocity at which new solutions have entered. We now.

How to Catapult Your eLearning Course from Boring to Awesome

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An appropriate delivery method can make all the difference in the effectiveness of your eLearning course. Flashing a word-heavy slide of your course at the audience and expecting them to soak in the intricacies of everything you touched on therein is insane. Humanize Your eLearning Course. Try personalizing  your course with cutout people images. 5. Avoid Word Walls.

Using a Conversational Tone in your eLearning Courses

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Adult Learning Principles eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy adult learning principles design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design instructional design Master elearning Course In my last blog post, I explored the Modality Principle from the book Elearning and the Science of Instruction by Ruth Colvin Clark and Richard Mayer. In this post, I’ve decided to examine another principle in the book – the Personalisation Principle in Chapter 8. The chapter examines 3 types of personalisation principles but I’m […].

Selling Courses? Avoid This!

LearnDash

Every day I get the opportunity to discuss people’s goals of creating and selling an online course. Sometimes I am asked about course structure. But here’s the truth: features won’t make or break your course. It’s clear that these individuals have put a ton of thought into the-exact-way-the-course-must-work. How will people find my course?

How to Use Experiential Course Flow to Enhance eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Not to give away all my instructional design secrets, but I’m going to tell you how I’ve been structuring eLearning course flow to enhance eLearning for over a decade. The Experiential Course Flow is a simple way to think about structuring course flow to capitalize on the adult learner’s natural tendencies, strengths, and preferences. An entire course. course series.

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

adjust course on a periodic schedule? 1Why Your Company Will Need to. Rethink Performance Management eGuide Part 1: The Argument. for Change 2 3About this Guide Organizations are increasingly. moving from traditional performance. management systems (organized as. an annual review process) to newer. performance development systems. organized around real-time dynamics). happening now. If the.

Making Micro Course Content

LearnDash

If you have created an online course you know that it doesn’t take long before the course can become quite large consisting of many lessons and sub-topics. While some courses simply require this much content, it isn’t always ideal from a learner perspective. If you already have a large course then you can consider breaking it down into smaller mini-courses.

Why Choose a Customized Training Course?

24x7 Learning

Unique training requirements can only be met by courses that are carefully designed and created to provide learners with knowledge that perfectly addresses their requirements. Off-the-shelf courses vs. customized training courses. Custom Content development is the design and development of courses based on training objectives and learning needs of an individual or organization.

eLearning Course Starters

eLearning Brothers

Elearning Course Starters are templates to help you get started on your course design. Another fantastic thing about eLearning Course Starters is we give you the source files. It took us over a month to brainstorm, storyboard, design, and develop these eLearning Course Starters, and it takes you just minutes to download them. Adobe Captivate Course Starters.

The Secret of an Effective ELearning Course [Infographic]

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Millions of people around the world choose distant courses over traditional ones, but the problem is that not all the courses existing on the market are qualitative, well-designed and structured. Self-paced eLearning is in high demand on the worldwide market. According to studies, the market reached $46.9 billion in 2015[ Resource ]. Blog articles

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

adjust course on a periodic schedule? 1Why Your Company Will Need to. Rethink Performance Management eGuide Part 1: The Argument. for Change 2 3About this Guide Organizations are increasingly. moving from traditional performance. management systems (organized as. an annual review process) to newer. performance development systems. organized around real-time dynamics). happening now. If the.