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? […].
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.
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
eLearning Trends of 2016
DECEMBER 2, 2016
As the year ends, we look back at three eLearning trends of 2016. eLearning Trends: Gamification. eLearning Trends: Social Learning. Another trend that was critically important in 2016 per eLearning articles and bloggers was social learning. eLearning Trends: Mobile Learning. 2016 promised the rise of mobile responsive courses and delivery.
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.
Increase Course Performance with These 7 Tips for Bite-Sized eLearning
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
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.
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).
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 […].
The Ideal ELearning Course Duration
FEBRUARY 15, 2015
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Crash Course For Constructive Feedback
OCTOBER 6, 2016
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?
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.
15 E-learning Tips to Design Effective E-learning Courses
NOVEMBER 20, 2016
eLearning is an exciting option for both learners and trainers. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Can Infographics be used in eLearning Courses?
AUGUST 31, 2016
One of the major advantages of eLearning is that it can be used to deliver short snippets of easy-to-digest information to learners – leading to better and longer retention of knowledge. eLearning designers segregate information into small chunks that are presented in a variety of ways – one of these methods is via infographics. eLearning Design eLearning courses