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Writing Conversations for eLearning

Experiencing eLearning

In the previous post, How to Start Creating Conversation-Driven eLearning , I described how I use conversations between two characters to deliver eLearning content. In this post, I’ll explain how to write and structure the conversation. My next post will discuss options for multimedia with conversation-driven elearning. Learner Challenge. This character is facing a moment of need.

Why We Love Social Learning (And You Should, Too!)

TOPYX LMS

We love social learning – it’s as simple as that. Do you? If not, you may benefit from discovering more about the nature and function of the incredible thing called social learning. Once you grasp the breadth of advantages specific to social learning, you’ll sing its praises as loudly as we do. Why We Love Social Learning (And You Should, Too!). The learner is an information constructor. socially)?

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How to Build a Great Relationship with Your Subject Matter Experts

Rapid eLearning

This is part two of the series on working with subject matter experts when building e-learning courses. In the previous post, we looked at how to set expectations and some simple project management tips. I also shared a link to the free e-book, Essential Guide to Working with Subject Matter Experts. I always take a short term and long term view. And the subject matter expert plays a critical role.

CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM OF COURSERA

Learnnovators

The post CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM OF COURSERA appeared first on Learnnovators. E-Learning Learning Platform MOOC Course Coursera e-learning E-Learning Ecologies E-Learning Provocateur eLearning Higher Education Instructor Learnnovators MOOCs Pedagogies Pedagogy Ryan Tracey University of Illinois

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Meta-Learning Tools?

Clark Quinn

I wrote an article for Jane Hart’s Modern Workplace Learning magazine, triggered by my thought that in her tools survey, I didn’t see a lot about a certain set of reflection (c.f. last weeks posts on diagramming) and experimentation tools: meta-learning tools. In particular, for the latter, I wondered about what there was to track your own learnings. And Jane commented to me that she knew of one, and I was reminded of more. And I think this could become an interesting area. Coupled with tools that support learning streams, personal learning could be boosted. And our success.

10 Ways to make Learners Fall in Love with your Training

Growth Engineering

What is love? This eternal question has been hotly debated by everyone from the greatest philosophers and scientists to your local barista, fellow commuters, and even your learners. Love matters because it feels good (usually!) and gives our lives meaning. Just ask Google, your playlist or any bestselling books chart. One thing’s clear, people care about what they love. No longer! Narrative .

Game Development: A Designer Perspective

mLevel

As a second semester, part-time student enrolled in the Master of Science in Instructional Technology program at Bloomsburg University, I recently completed a course named “Gamification”, taught by Dr. Karl Kapp. Structured in a weekly online environment, our class was granted access to use the highly engaging cloud-based eLearning platform mLevel to enhance our course learning. Explore Activities.

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How to Get the Perfect Lighting for Video

Visual Lounge

If you’re just starting out, lighting for video can be tricky. There is a big difference in how our eyes perceive light compared to a camera lens. Cameras need WAY more light to produce a quality image than you might imagine. But there are further nuances to light and shadow to consider when planning a video shoot. The biggest favor you can do for yourself is to prepare and plan properly. Budget.

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

cmi5 – Not Your Father's SCORM

Kineo

xAPI is the darling of the digital learning industry these days, with a lot of interest in it due to its ability to capture data outside of an LMS. In its essence, cmi5 is a profile or a set of rules for using xAPI that could can be utilized to govern the communication between a learning management system (LMS) and learning content. And thus it begs the question, could cmi5 be the link you need to take your formal learning to the next level?

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Top 7 TED Talks for L&D professionals

Matrix

If you know how to use a browser and you’re interested in the things that happen within and around you, I bet you’ve stumbled upon at least one TED Talk that captured your attention from beginning to end. TED is simply spreading ideas that matter. 7 TED Talks for L&D professionals. Career analyst Dan Pink talks about how people are motivated and how should they be motivated.

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Why You Need More User-Generated Content in Your Training Program

Pract.us

Staff training can be created by and for employees with user -generated content. You may have heard a lot about user-generated content (UGC) with respect to marketing. But the power of peer-to-peer communication, whether face-to-face or across space and time, can actually help you capture your company’s tribal knowledge, enhance your training program, and build a learning culture.

JPG vs. PNG: Which Should I Use?

Visual Lounge

There is no one-size-fits-all for image file formats. With multiple options to save or export your images, the decision can seem complicated. Fear not! This post will cover two of the most popular file format options, JPG vs. PNG, including when to use them and why. Qualifying questions. There are two main questions to ask yourself when you decide which image file format to use. What is a JPG?

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Five Best Practices When Converting Classroom Content for the Virtual Classroom by Adam Stone

Learning Solutions Magazine

Taking traditional training materials online is akin to substituting baking soda for baking powder. It can be done, but it’s not a straight one-to-one translation. Adjustments must be made: content, learner situation, format, and more. Here are five best practices for making those adjustments! Blended Learning Design Strategies Training Strategies Virtual Classrooms

Reclaim Your Day: How To Save Time With Visuals and Markup

Visual Lounge

According to the Rolling Stones, time is on my side. Well, as much as I love the Stones, I can say without fear of contradiction that time is, in fact, NOT on my side. Not even a little bit. Like you, I’m busy. Really busy. We’re talking 100-emails-a-day-between-five-meetings-and-lunch-at-my-desk-with-a-sandwich-in-one-hand-typing-with-the-other kind of busy. Words. But don’t take my word for it.

You Can Use L&D to Build a Culture of Support For Your Business Strategy

Clarity Consultants

Your learning and development programs can be an amazing source of support for your business strategy. They offer a way for leadership to nurture and shape the minds and culture of the employees who will be the foundation of the business in the coming years. Business Strategy

Is Your LMS Hard to Love?

Litmos

Love and hate; two very strong words. Love and hate create an interesting premise for building a software solution. As the story goes, the original founders of Litmos were looking for a software sector that needed disruption and innovation. They looked at the data and found that learning management systems were the 3rd most hated enterprise software category. Ease of Use. Remember, before web2.0,

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Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

What’s Next for Learning & Technology – Resources Shared at #eLGuild

David Kelly

On February 15, I had the pleasure of delivering a session during the eLearning Guild’s Future of Learning Summit exploring the evolving world of the learning professional. The title of my session was What’s Next for Learning & Technology. Session Slides. Learning on Multiple Devices. The Expanding Definition of “Mobile” by David Kelly. Take a Peek! by Patti Shank.

Building Trust in Leadership Development

Content Raven

When is the last time you lost trust in an individual? Think back to that moment and try to recall what you were thinking or feeling. I am sure you can vividly remember what the person did or said that caused you to lose that trust. Try to keep that feeling present as you continue to read on. learning and development leadership development leadership

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Valentine’s Day: Rekindle the Love for Learning using E-learning

CommLab India

Children have a naturally inquisitive tendency to learn continuously. As they grow and get into jobs, various responsibilities take up their time and other factors come in the way of learning. Yet, some continue their learning along with other things, others turn weary and indifference sets in. We all know learning never ends; it is an activity of a lifetime. Learning with a Purpose.

4 Stages of Falling in Love with your LMS

WBT Systems

Every relationship passes through different stages from first meeting to real, lasting love. Your relationship with your organization’s Learning Management System is no different. Stage One: Falling in Love. For many people, love begins with lust. Falling in love is a wonderful process. American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.

The A to Z of eLearning Acronyms

LearnUpon

eLearning can be a needlessly complicated subject. As mentioned in a previous post , buzzwords and acronyms are frequently used. We thought that it would be a great resource for both those new to and those well versed in the eLearning industry to provide a comprehensive list of acronyms. Here is our list of eLearning acronyms from A to Z. ADDIE . Notable contributions include SCORM and xAPI.

Creating Debate to Improve Decision Making

Skillsoft

Liz Wiseman explains how leaders can either multiply or diminish good ideas from their teams and offers tips on how to become a Multiplier. leadership development

The 6 Benefits of ePortfolios and How To Create Them

eFront

The purposes of ePortfolios are many and varied. They work very nicely as compelling digital resumes. They are also effective marketing tools that can attract prospective employers for commenting and feedback. For each ePortfolio purpose, the design should be distinct and unique. In this article, we’ll talk about training ePortfolios, their purposes and their benefits to the eLearner.

Enhance employee performance by keeping them engaged

Designing Digitally

Disengaged employees are a burden on the economy. The U.S. takes a hit of a whopping $350 billion per year due to poor productivity. Engaged employees lead to enhanced performance and results in higher profitability, increased customer ratings, and reduced turnover. The debate is not about whether engaged employees are more productive. But, the most effective solution is often the simplest one.

[Study] The Anatomy of a Training Course

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