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The Worst eLearning Course Ever

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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!

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5 Ways to Kill an eLearning Course

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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

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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? […].

Increase Course Performance with These 7 Tips for Bite-Sized eLearning


How You Can Deliver Highly Effective Courses Through Bite-Sized eLearning. But how can eLearning professionals provide them with the bite-sized bits of eLearning they need to achieve their goals, especially when working on a tight eLearning budget? Here are 7 tips and tricks for creating microlearning materials for your bite-sized eLearning program: 1.

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

Using a Conversational Tone in your eLearning Courses

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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.

Should Your eLearning Course Include a Test-out Option?

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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.

How to Catapult Your eLearning Course from Boring to Awesome

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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.

Crash Course For Constructive Feedback

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Or maybe it was storyboard revisions for eLearning. The post Crash Course For Constructive Feedback appeared first on Knowledge Direct. Feedback is a wonderful thing, when you can understand it. When you can’t… To quote Captain Jack Sparrow, “Well that’s even more than less than unhelpful.” You get the idea. Think back to the last time you got feedback on something. What did it say?

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.

eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

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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?

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How to Bring Data Sharing to Your eLearning Courses

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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


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.

3 Questions to Consider Before Developing New eLearning

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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.

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

How to Use Experiential Course Flow to Enhance eLearning

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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.

The Secret of an Effective ELearning Course [Infographic]


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

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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.

eLearning Blunders

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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.

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.

Designing your eLearning Project

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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 […].

5 Tips to Write a Plan for Your eLearning Course

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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.

Dense eLearning Isn’t Smart

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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.

The Ideal ELearning Course Duration


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.

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

setting expectations – an eLearning course. participant’s manager, of course! self-paced eLearning modules, broken into a series. The eLearning provides an. in the eLearning program, providing fertile ground. eLearning program on a particular. Added Support To provide the extra layer of support, all the course participants are assigned. Maybe.

Effective eLearning Design

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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

How to Be Culturally Sensitive with Your eLearning Courses

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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 Memories of a Millennial Instructional Designer

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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.

Supercharge Your eLearning Course With Adobe Color

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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.

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Training Plan Template

we’ll be completing throughout this course. beauty of eLearning. lesson • Classroom-style presentation • One-on-one shadowing • Ongoing mentoring • Role Play • Activity • Document Review We recommend leveraging elearning for fundamental tasks that. THE TRAINING PLAN. PLAYBOOK |. Plans Are Hard, So Ask Questions Create a training plan… go! What should be. learn.

eLearning Glossary Part 2: More Commonly Used Terms

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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.

eLearning: Interactive vs. Engaging

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

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

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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.

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What is an Acceptable Passing Test Score for eLearning Courses?

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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?

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Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

1 312-846-6656 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 2 312-846-6656 OUTCOMES VS CONTENT Part of the problem might be that we’ve.

8 Best Practices For Designing Gamified eLearning Experiences


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.