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Storyboard Workbook for Elearning: Documenting the Workflow

NuggetHead

The Learning & Development industry is a vast array of many disciplines and technologies. Looking at Instructional Design as it applies to elearning where there are many theories, models and methodologies, it that take years of practice to become proficient. Add the skills and knowledge of current technologies where it all comes together in development and the world of elearning can seem overwhelming. The following are storyboard documents I use on a regular baasis: Recommended and Optional documents. ElearningEnter the Storyboard Workbook.

Announcing: Getting started with mLearning — A hands-on workshop

Adobe Captivate

This is an exciting time for eLearning developers. After what seems like an eternity of anticipation, mLearning is finally taking off, and now is the perfect time to hone up on the new skills you’ll need to bring your eLearning content to your mobile learners. Community Documentation eLearning this week Extending Captivate How do I. Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Technical Support Training and Tutorials Whats new Adobe Captivate 8 mLearning mobile mobile Learning Responsive Responsive Design training

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Happy New Year! (or is it New Year's?)

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby. New Year's Day is the proper noun naming the day we celebrate the new year. That is why it is always capitalized. New Year's Eve is the night before, when all the partying really takes place. " If you are putting the s on New Year, you must use the apostrophe. Writing & Grammar

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Would vs. Will

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

In training documents and manuals, we often have to tell the reader what will (or would) happen if they do (or did) a certain action.       If you press cancel, the document will not be saved.          If you pressed cancel, the document would not be saved. The past tense in the if clause means something like "If you pressed cancel (which I do not expect you to do) the document would not be saved (but I don't think that will happen, because I am strongly implying that you should not press cancel).

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eLearning Glossary Part 2: More Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

Previously we dug into the alphabet soup of eLearning terms and acronyms. ADDIE- The ADDIE model is a process used by instructional designers and training developers offering guidelines for creating effective training. This model is broken up into 5 phases: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. But you weren’t full. You asked for seconds.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Who is Who (or is it Whom?)

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

    Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby. Who's Who books do have their grammar right. The proper usage is Who is who. But wait, you might be thinking, just last week , Jennie, you were telling us that we use who as the subject and whom as the object. Isn't the second who in Who is Who an object? Writing & Grammar

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Infinitives and Who versus Whom

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

    Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby.   To be, or not to be, asked Hamlet, making those two infinitives among the most well-known phrases in English. An infinitive is a verb form with the word to in front of it, in the form to verb. To be , to think , to ski , and so on.   Jimmy asked who/m to ski behind.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Converting Empty Phrases to Gold

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Strangely, these wordy phrases tend to pop up in the first sentence of an article or training document, right where you need to be grabbing the reader's attention and holding it.   Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby. Then say those things instead. Let's try that on another example. Writing & Grammar

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Who versus Whom

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby. In every custom grammar class I teach, I get a request to review who versus whom. The choice between who and whom is arguably the hardest decision in grammar to make correctly.   But it all comes down to this: is the word who/m a subject or an object in the sentence. Writing & Grammar

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Do I Have to Repeat "a" or "the" in a List?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

    Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby. In my most recent online writing class , I noticed that when deleting unnecessary words from a sample sentence, some students wanted to keep the word the before every item in a list, and some wanted to take it out. Do we need the word the before every item? needed for the project.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Is It Website or Web Site?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby. And the AP--as editors affectionately call the style guide--has also released an AP Stylebook application for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Having a major style guide declare website the official spelling gives editors an additional argument for the fresher spelling.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: More on Funny. or Not

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? I'm teaching a new online class in May called Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. Tags: eLearning mLearning Writing & Grammar by Jennie Ruby I was happy to receive multiple responses to my humor article last week. During my article, I asked whether humor has a place in training materials. My thanks to Dan , Joseph , Sara , a Sr. hope you can join me.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Funny? Do You Think That's Funny?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

And I developed a smile, if not a chuckle, from this bit from Susannah Gardner and Shane Birley's Blogging for Dummies : "No matter what your teenager tells you, there is absolutely no requirement that you must write your blog while wearing your pajamas. Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? I'm teaching a new online class in May called Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts. also teach the Writing Training Documents and. eLearning Scripts class. Can the use of humor help?

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Do Training Examples Need to Keep it Real?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? I'm teaching a new online class in May called Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. Tags: eLearning mLearning Writing & Grammar by Jennie Ruby. So I am in the middle of keystroking (reviewing) my way through training materials I'm going to teach on Microsoft Excel. The directions tell me to select January through April values to create a quarterly total.

Grammar Workshop: Can I start a Sentence With "This"?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

To help make the process quicker, we created a document formatting template. This can be used to format new documents automatically. [If you can literally place your finger on the antecedent of this --in this case the word template --then you have a clear antecedent. Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. This keeps us honest.

Grammar Workshop: i.e. versus e.g. and such as versus like

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby Interrupting a sentence to explain a term or give examples of a concept is a way to get your reader to see immediately how the new information relates to the real world. But how to introduce the interruption is something many writers are shaky on. Should I use e.g.? Is i.e. the same as e.g.?

Joe Ganci – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Since 1983, he has been involved in every aspect of multimedia and learning development. Joe holds a degree in Computer Science, and writes books and articles about eLearning. He is widely considered a guru for his expertise in eLearning development, and consults with clients worldwide. Joe is also a frequent teacher and presenter at industry conferences and at client sites, especially on the subject of eLearning development tools. His mission is to improve the quality of eLearning with practical approaches that work. THE INTERVIEW: 1. No way!

How to Find Free PowerPoint E-Learning Templates

Rapid eLearning

And then many organizations force draconian template rules on all elearning courses, regardless of their purpose. Of course this was disastrous when it came to some of our elearning courses. When you first start building courses they help with developing a consistent design and course structure. good template can fill in the gaps for the novice elearning developer.

5 Ways to Demonstrate Your E-Learning Success

Rapid eLearning

At a recent workshop someone asked how to demonstrate that they were successful and that the courses they built made a difference to the organization. The good thing is that right now, even with the struggling economy, elearning is a hot industry. For the organization looking to make cuts and still offer training, elearning is a viable option because it can reduce costs.

5 Ways to Prepare & Be an E-Learning Winner

Rapid eLearning

For my part, I decided to present on how to get better at building elearning courses. For example, with rapid elearning technology you can hand off all of your work to the subject matter experts and spend your time surfing YouTube for Justin Bieber videos or playing Angry Bird on your sophisticated mlearning device. Instead see yourself as a vendor who sells elearning services.

Projects are how we change the world.and ourselves.

ID Reflections

These were the key points the client needed to understand to get a feel of what happens behind the scene in elearning development. This proved to be one of the major challenges during the actual development phase of the project. When a new client is new to e-learning, he finds he’s also a coach as well as an ID and a developer, and the coaching takes up more of his time.

You (Probably) Have the Technology

Rob Hubbard

As well as our free online Rapid eLearning Development (ReD) course we also deliver a one-day workshop covering some of the same material. In fact it was from this workshop that ReD grew. Quite regularly people ask us which elearning author tool they should buy, the assumption being, you must have an elearning author tool in order to create elearning.

eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0 Heres his brief description: The particular course in question is approximately 2 hours of classroom soft skills training that needs to be delivered in an eLearning format. It needs to be repurposed for eLearning. The course will be developed using a Lectora-style system that produces what is essentially an HTML/javascript page turner. Interactions should be basic form-based questions created within the development application.

International Conference of eLearning for Knowledge-Based Society (2004)

ZaidLearn

Link to site & all the articles CONTENT DEVELOPMENT: The Difference It Offers To Learning Effectiveness (PDF 149 KB. By Zaid Ali Alsagoff) The International Conference of eLearning for Knowledge-Based Society was a fantastic adventure that has hopefully made me a bit wiser about education and e-learning. Pre-Conference workshop: How to make good eLearning work Tuesday (8-3-2004): Sadly, I missed the first half of the pre-conference, due to my late arrival from Malaysia. Develop your e-Learning Product. We need to be wiser in content development.

International Conference of eLearning for Knowledge-Based Society (2004)

ZaidLearn

Link to site & all the articles CONTENT DEVELOPMENT: The Difference It Offers To Learning Effectiveness (PDF 149 KB. By Zaid Ali Alsagoff) The International Conference of eLearning for Knowledge-Based Society was a fantastic adventure that has hopefully made me a bit wiser about education and e-learning. Pre-Conference workshop: How to make good eLearning work Tuesday (8-3-2004): Sadly, I missed the first half of the pre-conference, due to my late arrival from Malaysia. Develop your e-Learning Product. We need to be wiser in content development.