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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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Uberizing Organizational Learning – Thinking Beyond Courses

ID Reflections

Designing courses is passé! L&D’s focus needs to shift from designing one-size fits all courses to consulting with individual learners, their managers and HR, and carving out learning roadmaps for them. We can take a leaf our of platforms like Udemy or Coursera that offers a gamut of courses – all accessible via an app. But it’s not. Learning is no exception.

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

The Art of Instructional Designing – PowerPoint Courses and Beyond

Raptivity

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.

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.

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

Allen Interactions

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.

No Perfect Courses

Experiencing eLearning

One truth I have learned about instructional design is that I will never create a “perfect” course; there’s always something that could be better if I had more time or more resources or more skills. He said the hardest thing was knowing when to let go of a course. This is also an argument for planning to review and revise courses on a regular basis.

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).

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.

Are You Selling Courses, or Community?

LearnDash

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.

Is It Time to Assess Your eLearning Course Audience?

Association eLearning

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!

Purchasing Courses for your LMS

eLearning 24-7

asynchronous based course either with media or without. The problem with purchasing the content, which is typically some form a course (some folks though do buy ebooks), is what you get can be all over the board. Series of modules or 10 minute courses. self-paced) how can you really know how long each person is going to take to read a page, complete an exercise or scenario, bounce around the course (assuming that is the option), etc.? The content can be one course or thousands. Go out and find the course(s) on your own. Fast Forward. Video/Audio files.

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

E-Learning 24/7 Superhero Reader Edition: LRS Pros/Cons, Course design – what works

eLearning 24-7

Yep, they have taken a key part of the premise of an LRS and tossed it out of the proverbial window. Q.   We continue to have problems with our employees completing our courses.  When they do complete them, they never go back into any of the courses.  If you create micro-learning no more than five minutes per learning chunk/course. Take a look at compliance courses.

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.

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

Allen Interactions

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.

Free Mobile Learning Course – MobiMOOC2012

Upside Learning

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.

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?

Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI

the next course, or maybe next month, or even next year. Let’s look at an example of each type of objectives: - Course objective: Learners will be able to make 5 entries in a production database in 10 minutes. Of course, there are behaviors or soft skills that are much harder to quantify. Evaluating Training – Capturing the Benefits Aspect of ROI. But because. obvious choice.

3 Ways To Sell Your Courses

LearnDash

Once you have finished your online course you are probably eager to start making sales. While it certainly is ideal to begin getting the word out about your eventual course sooner rather than later, not everyone has started this way. You have a course, you have a website, but you have no sales. There are many ways you can promote your course. Blogging. Communities.

Using SEO To Sell More Online Courses

LearnDash

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.

Course Standards: Where R We Heading?

eLearning 24-7

There has been a lot of information out there , okay, I’m kidding there hasn’t been much of anything when it comes to course standards.  At least not in a long time. Rather the focus has been on course development and frankly, courses.  I’ll readily admit that regardless of the course standard you use, if you create click-click-click courses, than no course standard will make it engaging.  Yet here we are wondering where the course standard industry is heading or at least presumed to be heading. Bad is bad. Boring is boring.

Course Standards: Where R We Heading?

eLearning 24-7

There has been a lot of information out there , okay, I’m kidding there hasn’t been much of anything when it comes to course standards.  At least not in a long time. Rather the focus has been on course development and frankly, courses.  I’ll readily admit that regardless of the course standard you use, if you create click-click-click courses, than no course standard will make it engaging.  Yet here we are wondering where the course standard industry is heading or at least presumed to be heading. Bad is bad. Boring is boring.

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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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.

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.

Easy Way To Increase Course Revenues

LearnDash

When you start your own business selling online courses there is nothing more exciting than making those first few sales. You will be motivated to gather feedback and continue to refine your course. But after your course has been live for six months or so you will begin to “get the itch” again. But courses take time… a lot of time.

How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy

beyond traditional online training courses. On the other hand, virtual ILT is incredibly convenient, as participants can access and take courses. Elearning allows trainers to reuse existing content across a variety of courses. variety of learning styles, business conditions and, of course, schedules. Beyond simple courses and learning plans, an end-to-end LMS.

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

Using a Conversational Tone in your eLearning Courses

B Online Learning

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 […].

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.

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.

5 Unknown Ways You're Wasting Your Training Budget

instructor-led courses as they are transformed into digital- first courses over time. gained from a course. here is that companies are wasting money on training programs with the ultimate goal of course. WHITE PAPER 5 Unknown Ways. You’re Wasting Your. individual employees according to Bersin by Deloitte. When it comes to training budgets, leaders. So what’s the result?

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.

How to Catapult Your eLearning Course from Boring to Awesome

eLearning Brothers

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.

5 Course Pricing Models Explained

LearnDash

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.

Creating a Course Community

LearnDash

Taking an online course can be a little lonely. Because of this, it is common today to see communities developed around courses. In most cases, course communities involve incorporating a forum with the course content. Online communities around elearning content can increase the value of the course and its effectiveness. How To Create an Online Community.

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.

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.

From Courses to Campaigns : using the 70:20:10 approach

Performance Learning Productivity

One of the major strategic objectives for many HR and L&D departments in 2016 and beyond will be to extend their focus and services beyond courses and out into the workplace. Courses may help with the basics, or to refresh our knowledge, but courses alone won’t deliver high performance. In the course mindset, the output is seen as ‘learning’.

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How to Bring Data Sharing to Your eLearning Courses

eLearning Brothers

Firebase enables your learners to make a change in your course and instantly update every other open instance of your course anywhere on the internet. So even if you don’t care about the “instant” or “sharing” features, you can leverage the easy data storage to do stuff like: Store learner preferences between sessions or across multiple courses.

Guide to Online Course Design [INFOGRAPHIC]

LearnDash

Today there are a countless number of tips and tricks when it comes to effective online course design, that it can become confusing where to start. Enter the “Guide to Online Course Design” infographic by MindFlash. This infographic outlines some of the key components to creating an online course. Wikis. Group Pages (Google). Discussion Boards. Vimeo. YouTube.

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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.

Google Course Builder: Initial Review

LearnDash

Not too long ago, Google came out with a Course Builder program, designed to allow schools and institutions an easy way to set-up their own MOOC platform. The first thing that I did was navigate to the Google Course Builder “home”  Quite honestly, I couldn’t help be feel a bit overwhelmed when I came to this site. Coolhunting. Data Mining with Weka.

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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.