Formative vs. Summative Assessment
DECEMBER 15, 2015
Whether you are creating an elearning course or content for live training, there is a good chance that you will have some form of assessment mixed within the material. Most assessment strategies fall into one of two categories: formative or summative. Formative assessment involves activities that measure and provide feedback during the learning process. assessments
Understanding Image File Formats
JANUARY 19, 2016
But, which image file formats do you need? Other more advanced image editors (such as Adobe Photoshop) offer additional formats like.psd,psb,bmp,eps,raw, to name a few. The main difference between all of these image formats comes down to two things: compression and compatibility. The most popular lossless image formats are.tiff and.png. Proprietary Formats.
Formatting Tips for Voice Over Scripts
NOVEMBER 18, 2014
A few formatting guidelines can make our scripts clearer and easier to use. This is part 2 in my series of posts on tips for creating voice over scripts. Formatting Tips. Table Format. Dialog Format. Table Format. I don’t use a table format for my scripts, but Jill explains that it can be helpful (although she doesn’t consider it necessary).
ILT, Elearning, or MOOC? When to Use Common Training Formats
Your Training Edge
NOVEMBER 6, 2014
The point is that when many people, even in L&D departments, think about effective corporate training, they have one specific format in mind, and that format is usually either instructor-led training (ILT) or elearning. The various formats are not mutually exclusive, and ideally you would not have to make this choice for an entire training program en masse. Elearning.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
They created short, bitesize videos in. Fill in gaps with DIY formats like PDFs or PowerPoint slides. Rather than creating. precious resources creating a context. Create a place where. they have created, then curate it into. Check out tools that create an automated curation on specified subjects, to save you time hunting. GAP BETWEEN LEARNING AND.
How to Start Creating Conversation-Driven eLearning
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
Several studies have found learners can remember information in a narrative format better than bullet points (for example, Glonek & King, as cited in Kapp, 2014). One strategy for creating a narrative is delivering content with two narrators having a conversation rather than the traditional approach of a single narrator lecturing. Advantages. Think about morning radio shows.
PowerPoint: Create an Infographic
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
SEPTEMBER 29, 2012
by AJ George If you need to create an Infographic, there are better programs than PowerPoint that you could use. To do this, I formatted the shape until it was the size and in the general position I liked. On the Save As dialog box, locate the Save as type drop-down menu and choose PNG Portable Network Graphics Format. Avoid Empty Spaces.
Tips for Creating Scenario Based Learning
MARCH 31, 2015
These ‘scenarios’ or ‘situations’ are created to mimic typical, real experiences that a given employee would have on a day of his/her job. However, for that to happen, instructional designers must be able to create scenarios that are a relevant and successful blend of the different factors that can trigger such critical thinking and decision making. Choose your format. Email *.
How would you go about converting a face to face course to an eLearning format?
OCTOBER 18, 2011
Cook raised an interesting question at the Instructional Design and eLearning Professionals' Group " How would you go about converting a face to face course to an eLearning format?" Several professionals in the Learning industry want to convert their f2f courses into an eLearning format. In my opinion, they have convert their traditional courses to an electronic format. Joan T.
Formatting Fantastic Course Descriptions and Learning Objectives
AUGUST 16, 2016
Create great first impressions to increase sales and usage of your course by following this detailed guide below. . For a concise formatting overview, our guideline is attached below. . . You’ve invested in making a quality elearning course and you want learners to love it. Crafting the perfect descriptions and learning objectives will help you showcase your product to future learners. Don’t miss your chance to market it properly by lacking in writing skills. DESCRIPTIONS. Also, avoid abbreviations since they can mean various things to different people and across industries.
7 Technical Tips for Creating Video Lectures
JUNE 14, 2016
Create engaging educational videos with no hassle or specific training? Check out 7 tips for creating video lectures on how to put together text, visuals and audio for the ultimate video lecturing experience. Creating video lectures these days is a piece of cake. If you are hesitant about the format, opt for the universally supported MP4, AVI or MOV. redundancy goodbye.
5 Video Formats for Effective Sales Training [Infographic]
MARCH 9, 2017
Today, many companies are using videos to create highly effective training programs for their salespeople, rapidly, with minimum expenditure. Here is an infographic on the various video formats that can be used for sales training. Video-based learning is dramatically transforming the way salespeople are trained. Training Solutions Sales Training
Video Formatting for Online Learning
FEBRUARY 20, 2014
When putting your videos online, there are so many different format options to consider. Compressing and formatting your video recordings include resolution, bit rate, and frame rate. Format. We also created a list of pros and cons for online videos here. We’ve listed everything out for you, hopefully, making it a bit easier for you to understand and follow. *A
Not All Micro-Learning is Created Equal
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
” So where did the industry come up with the idea that a 60-to-90-second video would be a superior format for learning? Professionals have looked at the success of all kinds of video formats and lengths, including Super Bowl ads, crowd-funding videos, YouTube content, and more. The post Not All Micro-Learning is Created Equal appeared first on ej4.
Blend Learning Formats to Train Your Medical Reps Effectively – Part 2
DECEMBER 8, 2016
Welcome to the final post of the two blog series, Blend Learning Formats to Train Your Medical Reps Effectively. Companies use a blend of instructor-led and technology-enabled learning formats to train their representatives on interacting with physicians. Is it a newly-manufactured drug or is it re-created from an existing product? Sample questions are listed below.
Online Learning VS Traditional Formats: The Big 4 Benefits of eLearning
SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
But how do traditional and online learning formats actually differ , and what can you expect from a transition to eLearning? This creates a self-paced learning environment. This format is highly favorable for adult learners who juggle work and home , and enjoy the flexibility of submitting their opinions online. In fact, online learning environments are more rigorous.
Creating Effective Job Aids – Common Mistakes to avoid
AUGUST 20, 2015
L & D teams are now emphasizing on creating a coherent learning environment for their employees, by using job aids to complement the courses. Here are a few common mistakes that can, and should be avoided when creating job aids. Job aid should be designed in an easy-to-follow format, contingent on the type of task it supports.
Tips for Creating Better ELearning
JUNE 4, 2014
Truth is, creating effective elearning can all be traced back to one thing: learner engagement. Present the material in an structured format ( doing something like this may help ), and try to resist the temptation of information overload. Any instructional designer will tell you that they are always looking for ways to make their elearning more effective. Reference: DigitalChalk.
What It Takes to Have a Healthy Learning Environment in Your Organization
MAY 19, 2014
Let’s take a look at the contemporary currency of the different formats of learning that are typically deployed at organizations: Instructor-led classroom training : This format is still viable, still effective and will endure. A sumptuous spread of cerebral and endorphin-inducing fare, the subtext was learning, learning and more learning. Is there scope for co-existence?
Translating The Language of Learning Creates Value For Everyone
MARCH 15, 2016
After all, our particular expertise is in creating content that best addresses the subject matter. The audience environment and the learning objectives largely drive the formats we select, whether they are micro-learning, blended learning , or face-to-face learning. As members of the L&D profession, we often find ourselves having to justify our choices about learning design.
Two Software Tools for Creating Simulations
DECEMBER 5, 2011
Here are two tools that can be used for creating effective and engaging simulations. This cross-platform format works with various LMS and courseware applications on the market today. Let me know of other tools. SimWriter. Screen Capture from SimWriter simulation creation software. It is now on version 3.0 Here is a demo you can checkout. CodeBaby. develop simulation simulations
Microlearning Video on Shoestring – Script Formatting
DECEMBER 11, 2014
Part 2 in the Microlearning Video on a Shoestring series, an examination of how to format a video script, the four key elements you will likely need, and the importance of format (especially for dialogue, anything read aloud by actors or voice over talent) to know how your video will progress when created. I advocate using the standard screenplay format. Action.
Development Corner: Image Formats
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
NOVEMBER 12, 2015
Let's review the three most common image formats and why/when to use them. " It is one of the most popular formats used on the web and in eLearning. So if you are editing an image in Photoshop, always save it as the native format first, which is a PSD (Photoshop Document). In the Save As dialog box in Photoshop, choose "Photoshop" as the file format.
Webinar: How to Create Software Simulation Training in Storyline
OCTOBER 24, 2016
I am sure that many of you have been asked numerous times to create a course or courses teaching folks how to use a piece of software. So, last Thursday I led a webinar in which I went over how to create software simulation training in Storyline 2. Articulate Replay publishes in MP4 format. See the recording below. A: Yes, this is done on the feedback master. A: No.
The Future Role of Learning & Development
APRIL 22, 2016
They should do this by embedding this into their workforce development processes and creating mechanisms to fund this learning for the employee. Companies should leverage the great breadth of quality off-the-shelf training that is now readily and cost-effectively available, while letting their L&D teams focus on creating high-grade training that covers the areas that are truly unique to their company. Blogging Engagement Enterprise Events Learning Post Formats User Experience corporate training engagement enterprise learning learning mLevel training
3 ways of creating video-based online learning: An e-learning perspective
SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
Videos engage the cognitive processes of learners and promote constructivist learning – where the learners make sense of the learning material by creating a coherent mental representation of the same in their minds. There are many ways of creating a video-based learning module. We then suitably arranged and packaged these points to create visual appeal. Animated videos.
Snagit for Google Chrome Update – text formatting, annotation changes, and bug fixes
FEBRUARY 4, 2014
Today, we’ve updated our tools with lots of annotation goodness, including variable text size and text formatting, rotatable rectangle and ellipse tools, as well as some bug fixes. Text formatting updates in action. New text formatting options are available in the slide-out menu next to the “T” text tool. Don’t have Snagit for Chrome yet? It’s free!
5 Easy Steps to Creating Interactive Simulations in Storyline 2
AUGUST 8, 2016
For that reason, today, we’re going to provide five easy steps to help you create engaging, interactive simulations using Storyline 2. You can then choose one of the two pre-formatted ratios mentioned above, or you can create a custom size. In Storyline, there are four basic options from which to select when creating your simulation: Video on a single slide.
Create Free Icons and Images in PowerPoint Using Dingbat Fonts
MARCH 7, 2017
It’s one I’ve shared in the past when I showed how to create custom shapes in PowerPoint , but today I’m adding a bit more detail. Select both and then go to Format > Merge Shapes > Fragment. In the e-learning community, a number of people shared free icons and shapes. There’s a lot of variety from which to choose. There are two video tutorials below.
Create Animations That Are Good For Learning
The eLearning Coach
JULY 4, 2016
But how well do people learn from this format? You enjoy watching a good animation, right? Moving pictures are hard to resist. Possibly less than you might think. When compared to static graphics, animations get mixed reviews as an effective learning medium. But don’t be discouraged. There are ways you can make animations more effective. So […]. Developing eLearning
Strategies for Creating Simulations in e-Learning: Helping Learners to Apply More
AUGUST 4, 2014
Essentially, simulations are imitations of the real world – creating a virtual environment with the same characteristics and challenges as the real world. Simulations can re-create familiar situations and challenges for the learner to deal with and overcome – by applying knowledge learned in prior trainings as well as from work experience. Make it all familiar.
5 Ways to Create Motivation Using eLearning Scenarios
MARCH 19, 2015
A branching scenario can work wonders to break up the monotony of the sequential format most courses follow. The post 5 Ways to Create Motivation Using eLearning Scenarios appeared first on eLearning Brothers. Scenarios are the proving ground of eLearning. It’s where the rubber meets the road and learners put their new skills and knowledge to use. Gamification. Concrete objectives.
E-learning Solutions in the Healthcare Sector: Creating Knowledge and Enlightenment
AUGUST 17, 2015
In recent times, our experience in creating e-learning for the Healthcare Sector has been growing and we bring forth the learning from some of these experiences. Our proprietary WiZDOM Web LMS has been implemented across a number of healthcare organizations to create a seamless process of training, adept at handling multiple courses, within given timelines. The answer is affirmative.
How to really involve learners
MARCH 13, 2017
Creating an online course? Create a challenging, realistic practice activity (not a knowledge check). Instructional design format choice organization scenariosI’ll bet the autopilot in your brain is saying this: “First, present the basic concepts. Next, tell them the details. Then, show them what to do. Finally, have them do it.” Repeat as needed.
PowerPoint 2010: Creating a Spinning Animation
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
NOVEMBER 4, 2011
Have you ever tried to use PowerPoint to create a spinning animation (such as the ticking hands of a clock)? Ensure the duplicate graphic is selected and flip it vertically ( Drawing Tools Format > Rotate > Flip Vertically ). Flip the duplicate horizontally (Drawing Tools Format > Rotate > Flip Horizontally ). by AJ George. Copy the graphic ([ Ctrl ] [ C ]).
Create a photo slideshow in PowerPoint
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
I recently created a photo slideshow (using PowerPoint) of my dad’s life-sized chess set sculpture that’s at Facebook (Go Dad!). And once I learned the basics, I was able to create my next slideshow in under 1 minute! Below is what I learned, as well as some bonus lessons such as adding music, creating a custom title slide, saving the slideshow as YouTube video, and more.