10 Strategies for Impactful Instruction
JANUARY 28, 2016
Whether you’re administering elearning or live classroom training the end-goal is often the same. From my experience, the it is more dependent on the instructional design and delivery. Still, you could in some ways attribute this to the instructional design. In it you’ll find 10 useful tips for quality instruction along with a brief description.
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.
9 Effective Instructional Design Tactics
MARCH 26, 2014
Effective online (or offline) instructional design is a critical component to improving learning retention. Without a well through-out instructional model, learning opportunities can be missed – sometimes completely. There are many theories on instructional design best practices. Below are nine strategies, as originally detailed by Robert Marzano. 1. Identifying Similarities &
10 eLearning Game Ideas for Instructional Designers
SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
Instructional Designers have the ability to make awesome eLearning games, they just don’t know it yet. Simulate this instructionally. No game made this more clear to me than Angry Birds, where it almost seemed like the game’s level was designed to be challenging enough that learners were required to fail in order to learn enough to pass the level.
Seven Simple Secrets to 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. designer Cathy Moore.
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? […].
Successful Online Employee Onboarding Strategies
NOVEMBER 30, 2015
Add recommended professional development tutorials, job-aids and eLearning programs for new employees. The post Successful Online Employee Onboarding Strategies appeared first on TalentLMS Blog. Instructional Design online employee onboardingDo you remember your first job? The young age and the foreign surroundings. No comfort around you. No familiar faces.
The Incredible Power of Design Thinking in Learning Design
MAY 2, 2015
Design thinking is the new rage these days. Or is it already being followed as part of the learning design process? What is the significance of design thinking in the context of learning design? What benefits does it offer to learning designers? What are some of the interesting ways in which design thinking could benefit learning designers? COURSES.
4 Things an Instructional Designer Should Do!
AUGUST 14, 2016
What does an instructional designer do? This is where an instructional designer’s role comes into play. Instructional Designers (IDs) design instructional material using abstract and specific tools. The other part is the physical tool such as the LMS and authoring tools used to create instructions for the learning material.
Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough
cut down on instruction time by up to 60%. Traditional training methods were not designed for today’s workforce, and it’s showing: learners are not engaged, and are not retaining the knowledge they need to do the job well. Brain Science Makes eLearning More Fuel-Efficient Recent developments in brain science have identified cognitive learning strategies that. level.
8 Effective Scenario Ideas for Instructional Designers
OCTOBER 16, 2013
analyze, identify issues, solve problems and formulate strategies. Here are some elements that designers should consider when creating effective scenarios: involves mentally processing and connecting the content presented to the question/task. Scenario Ideas for Instructional Designers. Feel free change them to fit your eLearning needs. 1. Why Use Scenarios?
Agile Instructional Design
B Online Learning
DECEMBER 15, 2014
At the recent DevLearn 2014 conference in Las Vegas, I attended a presentation on agile instructional design by Megan Torrance. During this presentation she discussed agile instructional design models such as SAM (Successive Approximation Model) and LLAMA (Lot Like Agile Methods Approach). I’m still new to the LLAMA model but Torrence describes it as: “The […].
Build Your eLearning Strategy Around the Employee Lifecycle
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
When you’re busy creating courses and cranking out eLearning content, it’s easy to forget the “why” behind the “what” you’re creating. Without a solid strategy to fall back on, designers can lose sight of the strategy for how their content supports learners and the organization. While I think a strategy is required, I don’t think it has to be too complex.
Metacognition And Learning: Strategies For Instructional Design
The eLearning Coach
JULY 10, 2012
How to improve the learning strategies of your learners. Post from: The eLearning Coach Metacognition And Learning: Strategies For Instructional Design. Cognition
Immersive Learning – Instructional Strategies to Make it a Reality
JULY 28, 2016
Let’s now look at four instructional strategies that help develop immersive learning: Storytelling: The content is presented in the form of a story to engage learners and help them understand better. Check out this video: Are you using immersive instructional strategies to increase relevance, engage the learner, and provide opportunities to practice what they are learning?
Choosing The Right Assessment Strategy
APRIL 7, 2015
However, it’s important to note that assessment strategies should vary depending on what it is you are trying to measure. Despite their similarities, elearning can have very different desired end results for the people who take them. Measuring each of these requires various strategies. Some of these strategies cannot exist in a pure online context. Timed recall.
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. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy authoring tools design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design instructional design storyline
Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy
APRIL 27, 2015
The way the term is being bandied about now would make one think that it is a new phenomenon designed to solve a myriad of workplace learning challenges. The term and the concept has suddenly captured the imagination of workplace learning professionals and course designers as well as clients due to a variety of reasons: The rise of mobile devices and ubiquitous connectivity.
Learner-Centric eLearning Design
B Online Learning
NOVEMBER 19, 2012
Adult Learning Principles Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy adult learning principles elearning eLearning content eLearning course design instructional design learner centric Master elearning Course rapid eLearningYears ago when I was learning to be a teacher, I was quickly thrown in the deep end to teach a group of adult learners. It took [.].
22 Books For Beginner Instructional Designers
JULY 20, 2010
A couple of month back I had shared a list of top 30 online resources for instructional designers to keep up with. Recently I came across this discussion on LinkedIn – best book for beginning instructional designers. The discussion has thrown up a great list of books for instructional designers worth sharing with our readers too. e- Learning and the Science of Instruction by Ruth Colvin Clark & Richard E. Designing Successful e-Learning by Michael Allen. Instructional Design Strategies and Tactics by Cynthia B.
Instructional Design: Something Old, Something New
APRIL 21, 2012
A few years ago, Jim Marshall and I surveyed workplace learning professionals about elearning. Although we set out to learn about the contours of the elearning terrain, our project revealed much about instructional design practice today. We pursued this question: when doing elearning, what are you doing? Mostly, they used technology to enable those practices associated with good old fashioned instructional design. Tutorials, scenario-based learning, practice and feedback, and problem-solving strategies were identified as typical. hope not.
Instructional Design: Something Old, Something New
APRIL 21, 2012
Tweet A few years ago, Jim Marshall and I surveyed workplace learning professionals about elearning. Although we set out to learn about the contours of the elearning terrain, our project revealed much about instructional design practice today. We pursued this question: when doing elearning, what are you doing? Mostly, they used technology to enable those practices associated with good old fashioned instructional design. Tutorials, scenario-based learning, practice and feedback, and problem-solving strategies were identified as typical.
Storytelling: A Creative Strategy for eLearning
Voice of Clarity
JULY 17, 2014
As training and eLearning modules become more prevalent and the learning spectrum evolves, new platforms and strategies for implementation have become a high priority. Learning and development needs vary with every student, and keeping up with a climate of “on-demand” instructional design can be difficult. One of the newest ways that is gaining steam in the eLearning environment is storytelling. Why storytelling in eLearning? For employees who need to understand OSHA regulations, having an effective storytelling eLearning module is key.
7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”
JULY 6, 2015
Sahana’s work cuts across performance consulting, workplace learning strategies from formal to informal and social learning, knowledge management methodologies and adult learning principles. The post 7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud” appeared first on Learnnovators. community grows through conversation, collaboration, and showcasing of work in progress.
2016 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions
DECEMBER 23, 2015
Our 2016 eLearning predictions set in terms of Gartner’s hype cycle. ” We’re putting this in here out of respect for WCW visionary David Wipperfurth, who claims that no one has done real gamification yet in eLearning. Crowd Sourcing Instructional Design: People are doing it for user-testing and SEO, so why not ISD? Here’s the short version.
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 […].
Instructional Design for Mobile Learning #id4mlearning
OCTOBER 11, 2011
These are my live blogged notes from a webinar today with Float Learning: Instructional Design for Mobile #id4mlearning. Resources: Gary Woodill’s The Mobile Learning Edge Clark Quinn, Designing mLearning Barbara Ballard, Designing the Mobile User Experience (We can tell a field is about to take off because there’s a big rash of books!) What is instruction? But instruction tends to not be an equal relationship – there’s a power differential. What makes good instruction is often a willing student. mobile instructional design
Your Ticket to Great Instructional Design
DECEMBER 23, 2014
Instructional design is certainly not an easy business. Instructional designers shoulder the important responsibility of sugar-coating the critical learning content in such a manner that training becomes not just a mandatory activity, but something that employees love. The answer to that is what differentiates a good instructional design from a poor one.
Making the Best Use of Storytelling as an Instructional Strategy
AUGUST 8, 2016
Well, you need to employ a time-tested instructional strategy – storytelling. have shown stories are ideal instructional tools as they facilitate effective learning by helping create meaningful links between theory and practice and enable people reflect on their learning. This is a key element in the construction of a good story for instructional purposes.
Deeper eLearning Design: Part 3 – Concepts
JULY 6, 2015
This is the third post in a series of six that covers Deeper eLearning. The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning really work. It is particularly focused on eLearning, but almost all of what is mentioned also applies to face-to-face or virtual instruction. Most ID work I see talks about getting a good objective, and if they’re good they talk about assessment, but then they talk about “designing content”. Deeper eLearning Design: Part 3 – Concepts. 4.
Designing Scenario Based Learning with Articulate Storyline
B Online Learning
AUGUST 22, 2013
So why should your eLearning content follow the one route. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy authoring tools elearning eLearning content eLearning course design eLearning strategy instructional design Master elearning Course online learning storyline
Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy
MAY 18, 2015
The current failure of organizations to integrate social learning stems from their bolt-on strategy. It’s a strategic approach to shaping a business culture, highly dependent upon executive leadership and corporate strategy, including business process design, risk management, leadership development, financial controls and use of business analytics. ” ([link].
Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point: Good Objectives
MAY 13, 2015
This is the first post in a series of six that covers Deeper eLearning. The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning that really works. For a learning experience design to be truly effective, it has to have a focus. That focus is the outcome that the learning experience is designed to achieve. So, the starting point of a learning design has to be the objective that will achieve the outcome. Deeper eLearning Design: Part 2 – Practice Makes Perfect. 3.
Deeper eLearning Design: Part 5 – Emotion
SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
This is the fifth post in a series of six that covers Deeper eLearning. The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning really work. It is particularly focused on eLearning, but almost all of what is mentioned also applies to face-to-face or virtual instruction. We want to shift from creating content to designing learning experiences. The latter is to be preferred, and goes into the design of learning experiences that tap into learner values and interests.
6 Strategies for Translating ELearning
SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
Sometimes when you are creating an elearning course there is a need to translate it into another language. I can recall working on an international elearning project where we were required to translate the content from English to Chinese. That said, there are some strategies you can implement as you develop your elearning to better prepare it for translations.
4 Motivation Strategies for eLearning Environments with Massive Learners
OCTOBER 21, 2015
Developing training for a limited number of learners with similar backgrounds is very different from developing an eLearning program for a widely dispersed audience with varying experiences, language and cultural backgrounds. How do we tie the learners together to receive the eLearning course positively? You need to create a concrete and a self-sustaining eLearning course.
2016 eLearning Hype Curve Follow Up
AUGUST 29, 2016
Last December, we placed some of eLearning’s most interesting trends on the hype curve. Now that we are over halfway through 2016, we felt it was time to reflect on how well our predictions played out here at Web Courseworks as well as the eLearning industry. Gamification – eLearning Learning covers the eight best practices for designing gamified eLearning experiences.
SA Water & B Online Learning Win LearnX Platinum for eLearning Adoption
B Online Learning
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
In this post find out the challenges faced by SA Water learning and development and how B Online Learning provided a solution using LearnFlex LMS and developing content with Articulate Storyline that led to a 2016 LearnX Platinum Award for Best eLearning Adoption. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning News eLearning Strategy LearnFlex Tips Learning Management System authoring tools design elearning eLearning course design instructional design LearnFlex learning management system storyline2
Celebrating 50 eLearning Best Practices
JUNE 8, 2016
This article marks my fiftieth publication on the eLearning Brothers blog. Come follow along this summary post where I highlight the top 50 eLearning best practices and insights I’ve covered over the past year. These writings have provided unforgettable opportunities to explore the amazing world of eLearning. Use eLearning templates to minimize the amount of repetitive work.