Small is Big: Converting PDFs to E-Learning Modules
FEBRUARY 27, 2015
Lengthy research documents? Well to some extent that’s true, considering the omnipresent nature of these documents that haunt you everywhere. E-learning is much beyond just saving paper – it is the realization of the full potential of instructional design by harnessing the functionalities provided by IT, such as interactivity, animations, call to actions, etc., And no escape?
The Snowball Effect: Documentation and Training for Global ERP Systems
MARCH 13, 2012
Several years passed and the company implemented new SAP modules and fine-tuned existing modules. So, the company scribes (Instructional Designers and Documentation Specialists) and their SMEs created materials in their native tongue and sent them along to another company to translate into the 2 nd language. But alas, the screen shots were still in the 1 st language!
Mobile Learning Provides a Lot of Advantage for the Banking and Financial Services Industry: An Insight
JUNE 1, 2015
The Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) industry is a highly dynamic sector where updated knowledge provides an extra edge over others in the competitive scenario. Many BFSI organizations already are utilizing the mobile advantage by providing pre-loaded hand-held devices to their employees – particularly, the sales staff. m-Learning
An LMS Provides Solutions to Your Company’s New Year’s Resolutions
DECEMBER 15, 2015
If so, know that an eLearning system can provide the solutions to your company’s New Year’s resolutions. You want to attract and retain the best; provide them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company’s mission.”. What is your top New Year’s resolution for your company? All would say increased revenue. Strengthen Workforce. Anne M.
Harnessing Learning Theories for the Mobile Platform: A m-learning perspective
JULY 24, 2014
With developing technologies and development tools, many varied types of mobile-based learning modules are being created – but what is the basis of that? The behaviorist learning theory follows the ‘drill and feedback’ method of providing the learners with appropriate learning material and then seeking response on the same. m-Learning fits well within this learning paradigm. Taylor.
E-learning modules are not the complete replacement
Clive on Learning
MAY 17, 2010
Chances are that you are using the classroom elements to enthuse students about the topics covered by the course, to explain key ideas with the benefit of visual aids and interactive exercises, to stimulate discussion and provide opportunities for working with the new ideas. A text document, video or podcast is much better suited to this task than a tutorial and, assuming it isn't already available as a web resource, is much easier to put together. Try and accomplish all this as highly-structured e-learning modules and you'll be taking a step backwards, not reshaping the future.
5 Keys to Streamlining Learning
DECEMBER 18, 2015
Defining learning that will provide the knowledge employees need to perform job behaviors properly and consistently. Provide consistent training through short microlearning modules. Additionally, adopting a microlearning approach provides the opportunity for learning organizations to escape the inflexibility associated with massive course development and become more agile.
eLearning Glossary Part 2: More Commonly Used Terms
JUNE 9, 2016
In the design phase, graphics are chosen, storyboards are created, the delivery method is decided, and the whole proves is documented. Course- A course is made of one or more modules put together to form one cohesive unit to teach a person about a topic. Taken from learnproduction.com : A typical Kaizen event goes something like this: Set goals and provide any necessary background.
Instructional Design: The Process – Part 2
NOVEMBER 25, 2016
The deliverables of this phase are: Approach Document. Documents including the following information: Understanding the requirements based on the identified training needs. A design document is created and shared with the stakeholders. Design Document would include: Learning objectives that are measurable – SMART objectives. ADDIE Framework. Content analysis.
Top 5 Benefits of Using a Learning Management System
DECEMBER 29, 2014
These systems often provide easy ways for instructors to create and deliver their content while simultaneously monitoring participation and assessing performance. They also facilitate administration and course documentation. There are more and more courses being offered through learning management systems that provide students around the world access to education.
Why Usability is Critical in a Learning Management System
DECEMBER 13, 2016
They are engaging with the content you provide and with their colleagues within the business. Everyone is frustrated by the difficulty in finding documents and other resources. You will discover previously unknown shared drives, private hard drives, document sharing services accessible only by one department, and more. Module: Introduction. Module: Powerpoint uploaded.
The 3 Phase Process to Develop an Online Curriculum in 20 Days
DECEMBER 13, 2016
Recently , one of our clients in the medical device space asked us to convert a PDF file on the documentation norms prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) into an interesting e-learning curriculum. Our instructional design (ID) team conducted a thorough analysis of the PDF document to determine whether there were any gaps in the learning content. Scale-up of the modules.
Wearable Technology: Does Google Glass still has the potential to transform Learning?
MARCH 2, 2015
Document and share lessons that have to be demonstrated: Many skills taught in the classroom are physical and the learners actually have to ‘see’ a person do it to learn it well. With Google Glass, lessons that require being hands-on can be recorded, documented, saved and shared for future reference or re-enforcements that learner’s later need to learn the skills taught well.
Virtual Instructors: Almost as Good as the Real Thing
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
Further, VILT sessions coupled with other training elements provide a variety of learning outlets for enhanced engagement. In a virtual session, materials can be provided digitally via company intranet, email or over the virtual platform itself. An outlying benefit here is simpler maintenance; document updates don’t require reprinting or postage. Create Savings and Value .
Translating Activities Into the Virtual Classroom
ATD Learning Technologies
OCTOBER 26, 2016
To aid us in mapping out this digital learning journey, at Virtual Gurus we use something called a wireframe, a document that you may refer to as a design document or a storyboard. Whatever you call it, it should provide a high-level outline of what the course will contain, the topics to be covered, expected learning outcomes, activities you will use, and learning modalities.
eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms
MAY 11, 2016
Thankfully, eLearning comes in many different forms from basic PowerPoint modules to learning games and simulations and beyond, giving users many options to support their unique learning objectives. A Learning Management System (LMS) provides organizations with a centralized and consolidated method for the delivery of online training programs. Had your fill of alphabet soup?
eFront 3.6.12 just released
DECEMBER 24, 2012
This maintenance update includes important speed optimizations, full text-search for documents for our enterprise clients, a module to bootstrap modules production, a new sleek modern theme, dozens upon dozens of minor bug fixes, and several tweaks to make your favorite tool even more enjoyable! A module to bootstrap modules production. In efront 3.6.12
Five Varying Learner Profiles in E-Learning
AUGUST 4, 2016
The e-course can be broken down into multiple modules and to proceed from one to another, the learner has to go through a small assessment. To make sure that the advanced learners are not discouraged, e-courses can adopt a personalized learning strategy, where learners know what different modules within the course are and proceed to the one they feel is appropriate for them.
Theme-based Learning for Heightened Retention: An e-Learning Perspective
NOVEMBER 27, 2014
By building relationships between topics, themes provide a common ground for understanding multiple topics in detail. Not only does it provide the grounds to include multiple topics, it also helps in creating a familiar background, making the learner at ease with the technology-aided environment as well as the course content. e-Learning Instructional Design
Training the Telecom Salesforce – How Online Training Can Help
AUGUST 18, 2016
Although these tools help in providing real time data, they can be overwhelming and complex for the sales team. . Simulation based training can be very helpful in such cases, training them on processes, planning and document management. . Small modules on these packages or product offerings pushed through mobile devices can be of great help to the mobile sales force.
MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 2: Designing a MOOC
JANUARY 25, 2015
The technological affordances of social and mobile add to the ability to provide an ecosystem of continuous and pervasive learning. The MOOC format provides scope for bringing together diverse learning forms – formal, informal and social, and different modalities – elearning modules, videos, podcasts, book excerpts, articles, and links to blogs, communities, etc.
Instructional Design Tip: How to Simplify Instruction
OCTOBER 4, 2016
Don’t just review documentation or trust what the subject matter expert says. ” These are things not covered in documentation manuals. We designed some elearning modules around the parts of the machine. They were pulled from the production floor and took a few modules to learn about the machine, preventive maintenance, and the general workflow. SOLD OUT.
Developing A Blended Learning Framework For Various Learning Goals
NOVEMBER 17, 2016
In recent years, a growing demand for flexibility in learning and the cost-effectiveness of technology has provided the impetus for the rise of blended learning. Self-paced e-learning modules, online documents. Online practice exercises, simulations with feedback, games, interactive modules. Providing training on the basics of a software application. source ).
ERP End-user Training: How to Develop a Curriculum
NOVEMBER 23, 2016
By the end of the analysis phase, you must have clear, documented answers to the following questions: Who are the learners, what are their roles, and their job characteristics? You must also decide on the content outline and decide whether you need a single course or individual modules; develop the necessary content based on the content outline. I think I’ve answer for this.
Crash Course For Constructive Feedback
OCTOBER 6, 2016
Ultimately, feedback needs to provide directions and suggestions or point out something that isn’t working well. One note says, “Replace the word ‘dog’ with ‘canine’ throughout this module.” A second note in the same document says, “Add the sentence, ‘The dog ran.’ ”. Feedback is a wonderful thing, when you can understand it. You get the idea. What did it say? disagreements.
Interview with a Veteran LMS Administrator
JULY 24, 2015
Since CUNA provides a sub-site for each member credit union, the extra layer creates special challenges. In this portion of the interview, Connie discusses how her department grew from offering self-study books and ScanTron exams (using snail mail) to providing its members with a unique LMS offering that required additional support and staff.
5 Ways Scenario-based Online Learning Can Pave the Way For GCP Training
JULY 19, 2016
GCP is an international moral and scientific excellence standard for the layout, behavior, performance, checking, auditing, documentation, and evaluation of clinical trials or research involving human subjects. This trial and error method of learning provides the learner a foreground to practice before he actually faces the situation in the real world. . Saves learning time.
MOOCs at the 5 Moments of Learning Need
Your Training Edge
OCTOBER 8, 2014
When does your organization provide training to employees, when it’s a good time for you or when it’s a good time for them? This type of content can be quickly and easily delivered in a self-paced, non-moderated MOOC using short videos with embedded comprehension questions and an end-of-module exam. The moment of apply is where MOOCs really excel, in the form of providing just-in-time learning and performance support. Because of its flexibility and its comprehensive nature, the MOOC framework is well-suited to provide performance support. All Rights Reserved.
Build Gr8 Micro-Learning Course
SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
I had an outside developer build a couple again following the approach of SBL with mini modules that were micro based (we just didn’t call it that). Each of these areas will be a mini-module within your micro based course. Map out what you want to cover, in other words, create a mini storyboard (it can be a piece of paper or a word document or one of the items, I will list below – at the end of this post). . Rather than using an assessment at the end of each course or mini-module (if you have them as part of your course), go SBL. . I was wrong. ADDIE?
Creating E-learning Videos: 5 Video Editing Tools That’ll Help
JULY 19, 2016
When you are given an option to choose a 5 minute-video or a 10 page document to learn a concept, what would you choose? This is a next level editing tool which provides cutting-edge tools and streamlined workflows. These are a few video editing tools you can use to edit your videos and create visually appealing video clips and incorporate them in your eLearning modules.
E-learning in the Telecommunications Industry
MAY 23, 2013
Modules within the same course can be built for different learners, enabling the learners to choose the modules as per their requirement. Similarly, different assessments can be built, one set for each module. We learn best by doing, and eLearning can provide ample opportunities to practise and gain practical knowledge in addition to theoretical concepts.
What is an LMS?
FEBRUARY 23, 2017
You can think of this as a primer document to read prior to your meeting. It is a software application for the creation, delivery, documentation, tracking, and reporting of eLearning courses. LMSes generally allow you to either upload your pre-existing training courses or to create courses by uploading each module. Now, what is an LMS? And why do you need one? What is an LMS?
Enhance the Productivity of Your Employees with Online Training
NOVEMBER 14, 2016
The first thing he does is search the web ; he finds a few online modules on communication skills. If you can identify with this scenario, don’t wait for your employees to search for training programs; rather as a training manager, provide the right training with the help of e-learning. Microlearning modules are easy to absorb as they are bite-sized.
Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses
SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
Flash course development toolkit - provides the source code, features include ability to load your movies, creates a table of contents and provides complete navigation control. Professional Presenter X – comes with sim tool, assessment, capture tool, documents to flash tool, etc. Add documents, materials including ability to attach to courses. It’s free.