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
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?
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 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
Steps to make your Flash courses mobile compatible
Migrating Legacy E-learning Courses. How to Cluster Courses for Conversion. 5. 8. 9 5 Widely Used Tools Used for HTML5 Output. What does HTML5 have for the world of eLearning? their legacy courses. Legacy courses don’t work on mobile devices: One of the most important reason for the conversion of legacy. courses is that they don’t work on mobile devices.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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
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 […].
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.
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.
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.
How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy
beyond traditional online training courses. On the other hand, virtual ILT is incredibly convenient, as participants can access and take courses. Elearning allows trainers to reuse existing content across a variety of courses. variety of learning styles, business conditions and, of course, schedules. Beyond simple courses and learning plans, an end-to-end LMS.
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.
eLearning Adoption at NRMA
B Online Learning
OCTOBER 28, 2015
One of the great joys of my role here at B Online Learning, is when I get to work with individuals, groups or companies who are starting an eLearning journey and my role is to help them start. With so many projects or business change initiatives the first step is the hardest part, it contains […].
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).
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.
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.
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.
‘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
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.
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?
New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model
It is of course a. The Corporate eLearning. About the Corporate eLearning Consortium 36. beyond the course to support business. than just courses and are increasingly looking to technology to help, but not everyone is. times more likely to agree that their L&D staff consider the course as only one of the. learning courses. courses 46% Self paced.
Tips to Test Your eLearning
B Online Learning
MAY 28, 2015
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9 instructional design principles for building an eLearning course
JUNE 13, 2016
But how might we translate those principles when developing content for a modern-day eLearning environment? This set of practical examples illustrates how Gagne’s nine instructional design principles can help you to design an outstanding eLearning course today. The principle could be also be applied by starting a course with a statistic or a fact that provokes curiosity.
Simple Video Production Apps for Course Authoring
DECEMBER 4, 2015
Course Authoring Made Simple. You can add transitions, effects and much more to create content and use it to help teach your subject for your elearning content. With a little forethought you can change your office environment into a simple area to produce elearning content that will engage your learners. Course Authoring course authoring elearningVivavideo.
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 [.].
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.