The Worst eLearning Course Ever
SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
This post is dedicated to pet peeves, worst practices, and other abominations that terrorize eLearning. Instead, I built a monster course that showcases a number of these violations in all of their infamy. You can help keep bad eLearning away from your association. You read the title correctly. Enjoy, if you can. Or more likely, don’t. P.S. All is not lost! Tweet This!
5 Ways to Kill an eLearning Course
MARCH 23, 2015
We at eLearning Brothers do our best to teach you the best way of doing things. 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. Hire a real professional and get premium eLearning Templates that are spot on. Little to No Interaction.
Make Your eLearning Personal
B Online Learning
MARCH 28, 2016
The way in which an eLearning course is written (including the script for the narration) can sometimes be the source of debate between developers and SME’s/clients. Opinions are often divided when asked if it is better to write in a formal rather than conversational style. But what does the research say? What’s better for learning? […].
7 Best Practices to Create e-Learning Courses For Digital Immigrants
AUGUST 31, 2016
eLearning Course Design Christopher PappasBy Guest Blogger Christopher Pappas / @cpappas.
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
Should Your eLearning Course Include a Test-out Option?
AUGUST 24, 2016
Does testing-out mean all your eLearning design efforts were for nothing? 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. It’s possible they may be able to pass the exam before they’ve even opened your course. No, it means the opposite.
Using a Conversational Tone in your eLearning Courses
B Online Learning
OCTOBER 1, 2014
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. 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 this post, I’ve decided to examine another principle in the book – the Personalisation Principle in Chapter 8.
How to Catapult Your eLearning Course from Boring to Awesome
FEBRUARY 7, 2015
Learning should be a pleasurable experience and eLearning is no exception. 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.
eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms
MAY 11, 2016
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?
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.
3 Questions to Consider Before Developing New eLearning
AUGUST 10, 2016
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. You can’t make a course without content. It would be great to have unlimited time and resources for creating the best eLearning humanly possible.
How to Bring Data Sharing to Your eLearning Courses
APRIL 14, 2016
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. And with just a few more lines, your application will listen for changes to the object and react accordingly. “So, how does that help me become an eLearning Rock Star?” I hear you ask. Create a (very) simple LMS. Sounds great!
The Art of Instructional Designing – PowerPoint Courses and Beyond
MARCH 10, 2016
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.
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.
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
The Secret of an Effective ELearning Course [Infographic]
JANUARY 14, 2016
Self-paced eLearning is in high demand on the worldwide market. 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. According to studies, the market reached $46.9 billion in 2015[ Resource ]. Blog articles
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. Lectora Course Starters.
B Online Learning
OCTOBER 15, 2014
This post was inspired by David Anderson’s eLearning challenge #32: Death, Taxes and E-Learning Mistakes. The purpose of the challenge was to highlight blunders found in eLearning courses and Articulate Community members provided many great examples of what […]. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development authoring tools design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design instructional design Master elearning Course rapid authoring tools Blunder: a stupid or careless mistake.
Designing your eLearning Project
B Online Learning
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
When I first began creating eLearning modules some time ago, I often struggled to come up with ideas for taking content and transforming it into something that was both a good learning experience and also looked appealing. know it’s a challenge that’s faced by many ID’s but particularly those who are new to the […].
Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough
LMSs allow you to check the box when a learner completes a course, track course scores. Brain Science Makes eLearning More Fuel-Efficient Recent developments in brain science have identified cognitive learning strategies that. 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.
Dense eLearning Isn’t Smart
JULY 16, 2015
That’s not something you want to see in the feedback for your association’s eLearning. Luckily, there are ways to make eLearning more digestible, regardless of the subject matter. Think of your eLearning as a pool. When you pack too much content into a course and make it too dense it’s suddenly a lot harder. The types of screens in a course make a difference too.
Effective eLearning Design
B Online Learning
FEBRUARY 24, 2016
When it comes to eLearning (also known as multimedia learning), the challenge is how to best present information in such a way that it does not overload the known limits of working memory and allows for […]. Adult Learning Principles eLearning Design design eLearning content eLearning course design instructional design Master elearning Course motivation online learning
5 Tips to Write a Plan for Your eLearning Course
OCTOBER 22, 2015
A successful eLearning course starts with effective planning. There more in-depth and complete your course plan is, the easier it will be for you to execute the course and identify possible snags before they come up. There are many different elements that contribute to great eLearning courses. Storyboarding is a great way to visualize your course.
eLearning Memories of a Millennial Instructional Designer
APRIL 21, 2016
What do you picture when you hear the word “eLearning”? Chances are everyone thinks of something slightly different, based on their personal experiences. I’d like to share my first impressions of it, from back before I’d ever heard of “eLearning.” That’s where my brain goes when I hear “eLearning,” and I have fond memories of it. Kid Meets Computer Games. That didn’t matter.
Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program
1 kineo.com firstname.lastname@example.org 312-846-6656 Hard to believe that it’s been almost 20 years since the term “eLearning” entered the corpo- rate learning lexicon. eLearning has a bad. Living up to the Promise of eLearning: CLOSING THE LEARNING-DOING GAP A FAILED PROMISE 2 kineo.com email@example.com 312-846-6656 OUTCOMES VS CONTENT Part of the problem might be that we’ve.
How to Be Culturally Sensitive with Your eLearning Courses
DECEMBER 16, 2015
The same is true when we’re creating content for eLearners. How does an eLearning designer create culturally-sensitive content? As you embark on another year of eLearning development, take some time to examine your presumptions. Look at how your background and experience impact the way you see the world and how that might be displayed or conveyed in the courses you create.
eLearning Glossary Part 2: More Commonly Used Terms
JUNE 9, 2016
Previously we dug into the alphabet soup of eLearning terms and acronyms. The development phase is where the course is actually created from the storyboards and media assembled in the design phase. During this phase the course is tested and debugged if necessary, the course is reviewed, and revisions are made. But you weren’t full. You asked for seconds.
Supercharge Your eLearning Course With Adobe Color
MARCH 6, 2015
An eLearning course with bad color schemes can have you screaming for mercy the moment the first slide rears its ugly head. But these days, there really is no excuse for assaulting an innocent eLearner’s retinas with such pain-inducing color combos. This is extra handy if you are trying to design a course to complement a specific image. Analogous. Monochromatic.
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.
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. Through this [MCD eLearning] module I now. 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. more real-time dynamic approach. Moving.
eLearning: Interactive vs. Engaging
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JUNE 15, 2016
by Sally Cox People love to talk about how they want their eLearning courses to be interactive, but to be really effective eLearning, it has to do more than just interact with the learner; it has to engage them. Just as you would review with students in a traditional classroom, it's equally important to review with them in an eLearning course.
Top 5 eLearning Trends Happening Now
MARCH 17, 2016
Once again Gamification tops the list of eLearning trends for 2016, as more training departments and continuing education providers seek new methods to engage learners and increase retention. During these discussions I asked, “what aspects or features are you looking for in an LMS? What excites you?” These top 5 features are gaining popularity in 2016 and beyond. Gamification. Going Mobile.
8 Best Practices For Designing Gamified eLearning Experiences
AUGUST 17, 2016
How To Design Gamified eLearning Experiences. There isn’t any doubt that gamification holds a prominent place in the future of eLearning. This comes as no surprise, thanks to the fact that gamified eLearning courses boost learner engagement , increase motivation , and trigger their competitive nature. Determine WHY And HOW To Gamify Your eLearning Course.
What is an Acceptable Passing Test Score for eLearning Courses?
JANUARY 6, 2015
Usually in eLearning courses, we measure our learner’s progress using knowledge checks, quizzes, or some type of tests. How many questions are appropriate to determine that the student or learner has mastered a task or concept in eLearning courses? think the harder question is, what is an acceptable passing score on a knowledge check or course test? Scary, right?
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
She finds some great articles and even some free elearning to help her gain a deeper understanding of SMART and get exposure to a number of cases and examples. DIAGNOSE Go through learning activities, classroom, elearning, etc. manager, of course! FOUR WAYS TO CLOSE THE. LEARNING-DOING GAP FOR. FRONT-LINE MANAGERS 4FOREWORD We’re in business to help organizations. managers.
A Course to Remember: Facilitating Memory Retention in eLearning
B Online Learning
DECEMBER 3, 2012
Adult Learning Principles Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development adult learning principles eLearning course design instructional design storylineInstructional designers are interested in the question “How do people learn?”. In this post I would like to take the question one step further to ask “How do people retain what [.].
‘Captivate & Raptivity’- A must have combination of eLearning tools in your course creation tool kit!
OCTOBER 9, 2013
In a short but informative post, let me put together a summary of the webinar concluded on October 3, 2013 on ‘Creating Interactive Courses using Raptivity and Captivate’ with Joe Ganci as the guest speaker (PS: I was busy answering [.]. Authoring Tool Captivate Integration with Raptivity eLearning Course Creation Toolkit eLearning Interactions eLearning Software eLearning tools Game based Interactions Interaction Templates interactive learning Joe Ganci rapid learning eLearning applications eLearning software elearning webinars interactions interactive content Interactive courses
7 Ways to Create Engaging eLearning Using Articulate Storyline
B Online Learning
JUNE 9, 2015
Take a look at these suggestions to create engaging eLearning from the Articulate community. 1. Personalise the Learning Experience A really simple but effective way to personalise the learning experience and engage learners is to capture a learner’s name, then reference their name as they progress through the course. In Articulate Storyline this is achieved […].
How to Create eLearning Using PowerPoint
APRIL 24, 2014
If you’re not an experienced Flash or HTML programmer or are short on resources, PowerPoint may be the only eLearning development tool you have available. While “Death by PowerPoint,” is a popular expression in eLearning, you are not limited to click-and-read presentations. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts for creating engaging eLearning courses entirely with PowerPoint: Do.