The Worst eLearning Course Ever
SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
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!
Presentation: The Difference Between Good and Super eLearning Courses
MARCH 3, 2017
This being the case, it would be a beneficial investment in your company to add a crash course in presentation skills to your computer-based training curriculum. Here’s some things you might cover in such a course. What tips would you include in a presentation skills course? Titan: What’s the difference? Megamind: PRESENTATION! Identifying the audience.
How Can a Customer Service eLearning Course Improve Sales?
FEBRUARY 24, 2017
It’s important that certain skills are taught in your Customer Service eLearning course when it comes to improving sales numbers. In such a course, here are a few things you might want to cover. Looking for someone to create your next Customer Service eLearning course? The post How Can a Customer Service eLearning Course Improve Sales? Listening Skills.
7 Best Practices to Create e-Learning Courses For Digital Immigrants
AUGUST 31, 2016
eLearning Course Design Christopher PappasBy Guest Blogger Christopher Pappas / @cpappas.
5 Ways to Kill an eLearning Course
MARCH 23, 2015
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. A 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
No Perfect Courses
JANUARY 27, 2016
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. I can make courses free of errors (typos, factual errors, etc.),
Uberizing Organizational Learning – Thinking Beyond Courses
JANUARY 6, 2016
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. Business can and will ask, “So what?”
3 Elements of Effective Communication for Your Next eLearning Course
MARCH 15, 2017
That being the case, it pays to teach your entire team the value of effective communication, and a great way to do that in a uniform way is through eLearning courses. Here are 3 things you might include in such a course: What is effective communication? Looking for help making your eLearning course on communication? In the workplace, effective communication is paramount.
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. creating yet another course or scheduling yet another workshop. So are these courses really all that helpful for. A library of courses is only effective when people are using it, so align the curriculum with.
5 Ways to Increase Retention In E-Learning Courses
MAY 10, 2015
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.
6 Must-Haves Of Effective Millennial Online Training Courses
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
In this article, I’ll highlight 6 must-haves that you should include in your millennial online training courses. eLearning Course Design MillennialsBy Christopher Pappas / @cpappas. Millennials make up a large percentage of your workforce. Are you offering them the online training experiences they need to live up to their tech-savvy potential?
Crash Course For Constructive Feedback
OCTOBER 6, 2016
The post Crash Course For Constructive Feedback appeared first on Knowledge Direct. eLearning Employee engagement and reterntion Instructional Design Learning Theory Project Management Training and Development constructive feedback learning theory online continuing education online course online education Online Learning online training training and developmentYou get the idea. Don’t.
15 E-learning Tips to Design Effective E-learning Courses
NOVEMBER 20, 2016
One must remember that eLearning can be made to match (or exceed) the traditional method of classroom teaching by considering certain factors while designing the course. In this post, there are 15 tips from industry experts that will help designers create better engaging and effective result oriented e-courses. The course taker can be a beginner or be proficient in that topic.
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
7 Tips to Choose the Right Color Scheme for Your Online Training Course
MARCH 29, 2016
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.
Piloting your e-Learning Course – A Beginner’s Guide
JUNE 21, 2016
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.
Online courses must die!
JULY 7, 2010
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?
5 Reasons to Embrace Your Perfectly Imperfect e-Learning Course
OCTOBER 6, 2016
The Perfect e-Learning Course™ is a legendary creature that changes its shape with each new technological and aesthetic trend. I’ve even heard that, when you measure the readability of such a course, the scale doesn’t give you a grade level. By Hannah Hunter, Instructional Writer. It just says “Awesome.”. e-Learning Design Hannah Hunter
Customer Training Completion Rates
Curious to learn how different factors in your training courses may affect completion rates? We crunched the numbers to help you set goals for course completion and build your content strategy. Download the study to learn what kind of content keeps learners engaged, how long courses should be, and more
Use Video Introductions for Courses
FEBRUARY 20, 2017
One common stumbling block for people creating courses is how to actually start the course. Focus on the objectives of the course but frame them around the benefits (end result) that the learner will realize when the course is over. It also adds a “human” element to the content – something often missing from online courses. instructional design
Learning for Leaders: 3 Tips for Your eLearning Coaching Courses
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
To plant the seeds of leadership in your company, consider creating an Coaching eLearning crash course for your training program. Looking for some help when building your next eLearning coaching course? The post Learning for Leaders: 3 Tips for Your eLearning Coaching Courses appeared first on eLearning Brothers. The ACE Model. A cknowledge Skills. C larify Expectations.
Simple Video Production Apps for Course Authoring
DECEMBER 4, 2015
Course Authoring Made Simple. Stumped with where to begin with video production for your courses? Do not feel you need to be a professional videographer or a production professional in order to generate video content for your online courses. With course authoring tools such as what Edmego Learning has, you will have amazing content in no time at all. iMovie by Apple.
The Real Risk of Selling Online Courses
JANUARY 5, 2017
Over the years I have seen some incredible successes by people selling online courses using LearnDash. I recall one individual who quit her full-time career to focus on her CEU certified course. Not too long ago Matthew Woodward had a six-figure course launch. Then there is my friend Troy Dean who surpassed seven-figures across his courses. And the list goes on.
2016 Training Program Best Practices
Can you hear the collective groan when you launch that new compliance course? Do you get complaints both public and private from trainees about the uselessness of the training courses you've launched? Is there anything that can be done about it
7 Tips to Make Your Compliance Online Training Courses Mobile
JUNE 7, 2016
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
How to Catapult Your eLearning Course from Boring to Awesome
FEBRUARY 7, 2015
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. Avoid Word Walls.
Using a Conversational Tone in your eLearning Courses
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OCTOBER 1, 2014
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 […].
How to Create ELearning Course with Course Patterns
JULY 26, 2015
release we changed the concept of course creation by adding an embedded course builder and predefined course patterns: a learning path-based, a webinar-based and a materials-based one. In the JoomlaLMS 2.0 Blog articles
The complete eLearning journey
As an eLearning designer wouldn’t it be great if you could take charge of your eLearning environment right from storyboarding your ideas to generating responsive eLearning courses to being able to effectively deploy and track your learners’ performance
How to Use Experiential Course Flow to Enhance eLearning
JUNE 20, 2014
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. A course series.
Courses That Always Sell
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
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.
8 E-Learning Tips I Wish I Knew When I First Started to Build Courses
FEBRUARY 7, 2017
I know this statement irks some instructional designers, but come on, what we’re doing isn’t rocket science unless of course you’re working for NASA or some other space agency. Learning is innate to humans and while we may not all know how to build the best courses, we probably can do a decent enough job to get started. Get that first course built.
The Secret of an Effective ELearning Course [Infographic]
JANUARY 14, 2016
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
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
courses –. courses to resources Page 14 3 Have-a-go. RELEVANTPROGRESS OVER PERFECTION SIMPLE, SMALL, AGILE AND FAST L&D IS TAKING TOO LONG TO BUFFER FROM COURSES TO RESOURCES Learning at the time and place of need Going mobile BYOD LEARNER-DRIVEN MAKING PROGRESS. The phrase "resources, not courses" cropped up again. time developing a lengthy course. – IT’S ABOUT.
Why Choose a Customized Training Course?
FEBRUARY 1, 2016
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.