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!
Planning an Online Course
Dont Waste Your Time
MARCH 8, 2014
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).
7 Best Practices to Create e-Learning Courses For Digital Immigrants
AUGUST 31, 2016
eLearning Course Design Christopher PappasBy Guest Blogger Christopher Pappas / @cpappas.
Build Gr8 Micro-Learning Course
SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
For months I’ve been telling folks that if they want to learn how to build outstanding courses, they should surf deep into the search engines, locate the information and begin their learning experience. I was wrong. The other day, I went deep into the search engine world, using multiple engines including DuckDuckGo, Google, Dogpile and a few others, and while I discovered a lot of information on ID insight, a lot of it was either outdated, unusable or just outright none applicable to today’s course building. Scenario based course. Video based course.
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.
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. This is also an argument for planning to review and revise courses on a regular basis.
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. 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
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. Learning is no exception.
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.
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
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.
Is It Time to Assess Your eLearning Course Audience?
APRIL 30, 2015
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!
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.
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.
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 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. It is all things to all people – classic, yet also fresh, modern, and applicable to all levels of learner experience and skill. I’ve even heard that, when you measure the readability of such a course, the scale doesn’t give you a grade level.
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?
Free Mobile Learning Course – MobiMOOC2012
AUGUST 28, 2012
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.
Simple Video Production Apps for Course Authoring
DECEMBER 4, 2015
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.
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
Free course on teaching connected #online courses
AUGUST 24, 2014
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.
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
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.
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. 5. Avoid Word Walls.
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
Using a Conversational Tone in your eLearning Courses
B Online Learning
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 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. course series.
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
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.
Quality Control process for E-Learning
way, quality control focuses on the course that’s there and quality assurance focuses on. the courses that are not. review the course’s design and give feedback on the instructional strategies used (or not. used) in the course. whoever is available, able, and willing to do it) walks through the course to ensure that. Not every course may require this.
Should Your eLearning Course Include a Test-out Option?
AUGUST 24, 2016
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.
eLearning Course Starters
AUGUST 27, 2014
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]
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
Book Review: “Essentials of Online Course Design”
Dont Waste Your Time
NOVEMBER 17, 2012
The book “ Essentials of Online Course Design ” from Majorie Vai and Kristen Sosulski is one I have heard about from a few people recently, and one I felt would be worth reading, and at a reasonable £22 from Routledge it’s a fair investment … not to mention the accompanying companion website. Building the course Foundation: Outcomes, Syllabus, and Course Outline.
Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]
setting expectations – an eLearning course. 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. 1Making Dynamic Performance. Development a Reality eGuide 3Introduction Does your organization want to adopt. more dynamic approach to managing. sprints.
Dolly Mixture courses
Dont Waste Your Time
AUGUST 7, 2014
Read the full article here: Are Courses Outdated? My thoughts on courses and training, as I mentioned above, as just this: courses tend to fit the organisational structure of the issuing body and don’t always fit the ‘need’ of the learner. Then came a great conversation with Clive and Nancy around the ‘dolly mixture’ course , as Clive called it.