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How to Develop ELearners’ Critical Thinking Using LMS?

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How To Develop ELearners’ Critical Thinking Using LMS? eLearning Critical thinking, according to The Critical Thinking Community, is a process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning and communication. In other words it is a process of investigation, interpretation and judgment. .

Tips for Developing ELearning In-House

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If your organization is in need of course development, then you generally have two options: create the material in-house, or outsource the development to another firm. That said, I have found that many organizations will first try to keep content development and management in-house to leverage their current workforce. elearning This is a recipe for disaster.

Resources for Finding Out How Long it Takes to Develop eLearning

Kapp Notes

A question I am constantly asked is “How long does it take to develop…&# you can fill in the rest with Instructor-led training, elearning, simulations, etc. Several people have attempted to answer that question in 2003 I gathered data and information about the times it takes to develop instruction and then my colleague Robyn Defelice and I explored the idea in 2009. so we wrote a follow up article, Reducing the Time to Develop One Hour of Instruction where Robyn and I looked at several reasons why it take so long and suggested some ideas to reduce that time.

Is Gamification the Answer?

B Online Learning

eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy design elearning eLearning course design elearning development eLearning strategy gamification motivationThis post is based on a class presentation that I gave a little while ago as part of my educational psychology studies.

Dealing with the Top 10 Challenges in Storyboarding — Infographic

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Team Raptivity recently explored the topic—‘ Difficulties faced by beginners in eLearning storyboard creation ’. eLearning course development eLearning tips infographic storyboard storyboardingWe collected responses from hundreds of novice instructional designers, course creators and some of our Interactive Learning Thought Leaders.

Different Ways to Assess Learners Online

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Who is the Blended Learner?

B Online Learning

The needs of the learner are paramount when developing a single course, an entire curriculum or a blended training program, as […]. This is the second blog in a series that looks at the learning principles behind blended learning, the needs of the audience and how these are determined, the technologies available and combining all these aspects together.

Learning and Cognitive Load

B Online Learning

Adult Learning Principles eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy adult learning principles design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design eLearning strategy instructional design online learning rapid eLearning In a previous post, I looked at the fundamentals of cognitive load theory.

Learning Analytics: A great boost for creating Learner Centric eLearning

Raptivity

Then does it have any relevance to eLearning? Analytics can be used not only for businesses but in many other fields that impact our daily lives including eLearning. How does it work for eLearning? When learners interact with an eLearning course, they leave behind digital traces of their activities. I am sure you already know about ‘analytics’. Well, yes. Is it useful?

How to Get Ahead in the eLearning Industry

B Online Learning

I recently received an email from a past Master eLearning Course (MEC) student wondering what else she could do to keep her new eLearning skills fresh and up to date. This got me thinking about what happens once we finish formal training like the MEC, how we keep ourselves connected to this fast paced eLearning world. […].

The Art of Instructional Designing – PowerPoint Courses and Beyond

Raptivity

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.

Use Gamification to Put Your Learners at Risk!

B Online Learning

It was great day and it was wonderful to connect with some many other eLearning practitioners and meet the Articulate legends a.k.a Adult Learning Principles Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy authoring tools design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design gamification instructional design Master elearning Course

To Storyboard or not to Storyboard?

B Online Learning

One of the fundamental things drummed into people who have embarked down the path of the eLearning developer is the need to start your development project with a detailed and well planned storyboard. From this document/PowerPoint/flowchart/drawing, your content can be planned, screens can be devised, interactions envisaged and source material can be sculpted so as […].

Video Games and Motivation

B Online Learning

Adult Learning Principles Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy adult learning principles authoring tools design eLearning course design eLearning News gamification gaming instructional design motivation Every year globally, people spend huge amounts of money and time playing video games.

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4 Best Practices for Keeping an Organized eLearning Video Library

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But it got me thinking… you need to keep these same ideas in mind as you build and organize your eLearning Library. This same idea works with your eLearning library too – keep only what you’re going to use now and discard the content that’s only taking up space. The best eLearning libraries provide content “just as needed.” It’s March! I saw items I no longer wear.

Make Performance the Goal

B Online Learning

In most, if not all eLearning and classroom courses, one of the first things mentioned are the Learning Outcomes. After all, they’re the purpose of the course. Unfortunately, in many cases, there isn’t a lot of thought put into them. Here are three examples that I dislike seeing: By the end of this course, you will: Understand something, or Be […].

SA Water & B Online Learning Win LearnX Platinum for eLearning Adoption

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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

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The Magic of Microlearning

Association eLearning

A traditional eLearning course on car maintenance might be several hours long and have general divisions like, “Engine Maintenance,” “Tire Maintenance,” and so on. The parts are quicker than a traditional eLearning course and there are lots of benefits, although microlearning can still suffer from poor design. One of you car’s headlights is out. Where do you go for instructions?

Surf’s Up: Riding the Waves of eLearning Trends

Association eLearning

Every day there are new eLearning trends that absolutely must be implemented immediately. Stop drowning in information, consider this your surf board, to ride the waves of eLearning trends. Paddling, Popping up, Carving, and Wave Riding: Four Important eLearning Trends. However, implementing these four important eLearning trends will have you doing a soul arch in no time.

Accessibility and Articulate Storyline 2

B Online Learning

If you’re not familiar with WCAG, they cover a wide range of recommendations for making Web content (including eLearning) more accessible to people with […]. Recently, Update 5 for Articulate Storyline 2 was released and as part of this, improvements were made that allow Storyline 2 to meet more of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

In the Hot Seat. Matt Guyan talks to Ruth McElhone

B Online Learning

Adult Learning Principles eLearning Development eLearning News design elearning eLearning course design instructional design Master elearning Course rapid authoring toolsIn this series of blog posts I’ll be chatting to the folks here at B Online Learning to find out more about how they work and I’ll be looking for some tips so that we can learn from the experience of others. In this post I caught up with our Learning Director, Ruth McElhone. You’ve […].

How To Combine Text And Image In eLearning Design

The eLearning Coach

Developing eLearningThe way that you combine text and image (including shapes) in a slide affects the message you convey and the visual appeal of the material.

eLearning Adoption at NRMA

B Online Learning

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 […].

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Practice and Sharing: The Keys to Success

B Online Learning

These were the two messages that stood out over three days in Sydney at the iDesignX Australian Instructional Design Conference (21st March) sponsored by B Online Learning and Articulate and the eLearning Design Workshops with Tom Kuhlmann and David Anderson (22nd and 23rd March). I was fortunate to attend the sessions in Sydney last week and for […].

Using a Conversational Tone in your eLearning Courses

B Online Learning

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.

The Importance of eLearn Source Files

B Online Learning

In the time that I have been working in the eLearning industry (about 20 years), I have noticed one truth from the clients side and that is that content vendors come and content vendors go. This is not a bad thing of course, unless you’re a content vendor on the ‘going’ side of the equation, […].

Not All Micro-Learning is Created Equal

ej4 eLearning

They also fly in the face of the claim that “the shorter, the better,” as some eLearning gurus would have you believe. Training & Development elearning micro-learning trainingEinstein once said that any idea “should be as simple as possible—and no more.” He realized that simplicity was a good thing, but like any good thing, there can sometimes be too much of it.

Articulate User Group – What You Missed

B Online Learning

Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy ar design eLearning content eLearning course design instructional design Master elearning Course online learning storyline technologyOn Thursday 31st March, B Online Learning hosted the first online Articulate User Group meet via a webinar. We had around 150 people from Australia and New Zealand register for the event which was terrific! Myself and our new Creative Designer, Matt Blackstock took turns presenting a session each. To be invited to our future […].

Top 5 eLearning Trends Happening Now

Association eLearning

I was able to talk with many training and development representatives from a wide variety of organizations about their LMS needs. 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. What excites you?” Are they on your must-have list? Gamification.

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Learning Myths: Debunked

Association eLearning

Perhaps the most pervasive myth about education is the ubiquitous “learning styles” myth. A quick Google search will bring up millions of hits. Many of those hits are, tellingly, for websites trying to sell you their “learning styles” program. One of the main reasons the myth is so widespread is because, on the surface, it seems very intuitive. Share this on Facebook.

3 Questions to Consider Before Developing New eLearning

Association eLearning

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. It would be great to have unlimited time and resources for creating the best eLearning humanly possible. Related questions include: Is it mandatory training?

Designing Scenario Based Learning with Articulate Storyline

B Online Learning

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

eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

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?

Keeping the Learning Going

B Online Learning

Recently, I was talking to some friends of mine who work in learning and development and they were telling me that it’s coming up to that time of the year when everyone needs to retake their mandatory eLearning courses on privacy and bullying & harassment. Adult Learning Principles eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning News eLearning Strategy Informal Learning Social Media adult learning principles collaboration design elearning eLearning strategy informal learning learner centric social learning study online