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Estimating ELearning Development Time

LearnDash

When it comes to elearning development, one of the first things people want to know is how long it will take. This is true for both consulting projects where you are performing the development for a client and internal company projects. What key stakeholders often overlook is that quality elearning course development takes a significant amount of time.

9.5 Essential eLearning Development Tips

eLearning Brothers

In this blog post, I mention nine and half eLearning development tips that could save you time, money, and help your eLearning to be more awesome than it already is. So if you are am elearning developer or instructional designer, these tips are going to awesome. #1. These could be eLearning interactions , graphics, quizzes, design elements, etc. The post 9.5

eLearning: Development Phases Infographic

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Curious about how to get started with eLearning? Check out our Getting Started with eLearning course. learning eLearning mLearning Need to explain the process to a new client? Keep this chart handy. Click the image below to view larger and save.)   Feeling inspired?

Online Learning Conference: eLearning Development

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

This crew has been hard at work writing scripts and producing eLearning using every tool under the sun including Adobe Captivate, Adobe and Articulate Presenter, Articulate Storyline, and Techsmith Camtasia Studio. We're deep into day 2 here in Chicago. Adobe Captivate

Franchise Custom Elearning Development

Learnkit

One of the biggest challenges for Training & Development and People Departments today is how to translate in-person training to online learning. One place we most often see the missed opportunity to leverage elearning is in the world of franchising. Franchises, with their diverse populations and geographically spread locations, can greatly benefit from custom elearning solutions.

Challenges of Responsive eLearning Development

Upside Learning

eLearning Responsive eLearning Responsive eLearning Development In a technology-driven world, today's learners use multiple computing devices during the course of a day – primarily for work, some learning, a lot of entertainment, and for reference and support in their decision making. They are on the move and want to use their ‘downtime’ effectively by looking up information when and where it […].

Actively Partnering for eLearning Development

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Confucius Content development is anything if not predictable in its annual, quarter or monthly resourcing. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning News eLearning Strategy collaboration design development elearning eLearning content eLearning course design elearning development outsourcing

Agile tips that will improve your eLearning development

Challenge to Learn

I love agile development. We use it at Easygenerator to develop our software. You can apply the lessons learned from agile software development to eLearning development as well. This post contains some simple tips that you can apply to eLearning development. If you create eLearning for your own organization it has to be an internal client.

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Top 5 ELearning Development Programs

LearnDash

If you are involved in the elearning industry, then there is a strong possibility that you have at some point needed a rapid elearning development tool for course creation. Popular Rapid ELearning Software Programs. 1. iSpring – If you are new to the elearning industry, you might have to dig a little before coming across iSpring.

ELearning Development Cost Drivers

LearnDash

While many people know that elearning often costs less than the traditional instructor-led training event , it can sometimes come as a shock that elearning development costs can also fluctuate quite a bit. Sure, the typical logistical expenses don’t apply to elearning, but there are other factors to that can drive up (or down) the price of elearning.

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Flash Is Now HTML: A Big Thing For eLearning Development?

Upside Learning

On Feb 8th Adobe made an important announcement, which many of us in eLearning development domain may have missed. You can read about it here and here On the face of it, it looks like the best thing to have happened to eLearning Development ever since Steve […]. eLearningFlash Professional is being rechristened as Animate CC.

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The Top 11 Tools for Mobile eLearning Development

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If you’re not getting into the mobile game with your training and eLearning initiatives, you’re falling behind. That said, it’s daunting to figure out just how to do mobile eLearning right , and building mobile training apps is not necessarily the easiest thing in the world. Tools for Web-Based eLearning Apps. Tools for Native eLearning Apps.

The 6 Laws to ELearning Development

LearnDash

Whether you have created many elearning courses or are just getting started within the industry, there are certain factors to consider across all projects. When it comes to actual development of your course, you will find a slew of guidelines, tips, tricks, and theoretical best practices. TIP: Implement a point and/or badge program with your elearning course. Law of Readiness.

6 Great Project Management Tools for Custom eLearning Development

eLearning Brothers

We are often asked what project management tools we use for our Custom eLearning Development. DropBox  – DropBox is where we collect and store project information, source files, development files, etc. 2. This list of project management tools will definitely help your team create better custom eLearning development projects.

eLearning Development: Haste Makes Waste

Upside Learning

While elearning itself helps the instant gratification needs of learners by being available whenever and wherever, elearning development needs little more time to be created well and can’t really be instant. More often than not, we try and convince our clients that rushing through design and development isn’t a good option for either of us. Make haste slowly.

Free eLearning Development Calculator… Quickly Determine Your LOE

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

One of the most common questions we hear during our live, online classes is how long does it typically take to create eLearning using Adobe Captivate. We've created a calculator (developed entirely within Adobe Captivate 7 and published as a PDF) that will help you estimate the level of effort necessary to create eLearning content.

eLearning Development Is An Iterative Process

Upside Learning

Earlier this month, Tom Kuhlmann talked about 10 things to do before your eLearning course goes live. So, before launching your elearning course, it’s a good idea to have others review it.  review by a separate review team/individuals is very important for any eLearning course. Michael Allen in his guide to eLearning talks about ‘successive approximation’. This is true.

How To Choose An Authoring Tool For Your HTML eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Lectora11, Captivate 7, and Articulate Storyline are the top tools that come to mind for HTML elearning development. eLearning Development Authoring Tool HTML eLearning Their key strength – they are able to provide an excellent library of ready templates and resources. But do you know which one is best for your project? Read on… Let’s begin with evaluating each of these […].

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Custom eLearning Development: When Does It Make Sense?

eLearning Brothers

In many situations, an eLearning template can work wonders. That’s why custom eLearning development exists–not every course is a one-size-fits-all endeavor. Whether your plans are scrawled on the back of a napkin, fairly developed, or even halfway completed, we have ways of making the process smooth and efficient. appeared first on eLearning Brothers.

9 Google Search Hacks to Make eLearning Development A Whole Lot Easier

eLearning Brothers

One of the biggest pain points of eLearning development is not being able to quickly issues. The answer to almost all your eLearning questions are in Google, but you need to know how to find them. This post will go over how to find the eLearning problems with Google search. Search Solution:   intitle:elearning game ideas. #5 Broaden Your Search with an Asterisk.

Four Tips for Cutting Costs on eLearning Development

Raptivity

In a slow economy, where training budgets are often slashed, instructional designers must develop training on a limited budget. Education Software eLearning eLearning Course Creation Toolkit eLearning tools But how do you cut costs without sacrificing quality? Here are four cost-saving tips to help you save money and time. [.].

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Case Study: Using templates to make eLearning development easier

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Online Learning recently went through this process when we were selected by NSW Health to be the sole developer for […]. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning News eLearning Strategy authoring tools design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design rapid authoring tools storyline

eLearning: Development Phases Infographic

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Curious about how to get started with eLearning? Check out our live, online  Getting Started with eLearning course. learning eLearning Need to explain the process to a new client? Keep this chart handy. Click the image below to view larger and save.)   Feeling inspired?

6 Tips for eLearning Developers To Help Fix Their Code

eLearning Brothers

In the world of eLearning programming, there are many ways your code can have an error. Earlier today I was talking with Mark Lassoff, President of LearnToProgram.tv , on Twitter about how excited we are for him to speak about  programming for eLearning Developers at DevLearn this October 29 – 31 in Las Vegas. The trick is to know how to fix the most basic of codes.

Agile eLearning development (4): Planning and execution

Challenge to Learn

Very large developments (epic) stories are divided into smaller stories that fit in one sprint. The development team will give rough estimations on the stories with the highest priorities (the ‘must haves’ and ‘need to haves’). The development team will discuss the story with the product owner, asking questions to get the story and the requirements clear.

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Agile eLearning development (2): Culture

Challenge to Learn

I planned to write this second post on agile eLearning development about the backlog and estimations. ELearning. How does this apply to eLearning? It is also a very different attitude to planned development. The developers will commit to these user stories and build them in short sprints (periods of one or two weeks) and then they will demo them.

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15-point Post-Course Evaluation Checklist for eLearning Developers

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Evaluating your eLearning course by the toughest judges – your learners, is the cornerstone of eLearning development. Since iteration is a recurring step in the eLearning course design, it follows each time after the evaluation step. Notice how these criteria comprise of a complete eLearning course design: 1. eLearning resources. You cannot cut corners.

How Design Thinking Can Enrich eLearning Development

SHIFT eLearning

Design Thinking is a problem-solution and creative-solution creation method. In the world of design, it is the logical process designers undergo when creating a new product or service. In business, it has represented a disruption from the traditional way of thinking and coming up with new ideas. This method allows for the analysis of all the aspects and users involved. design thinking

Agile eLearning development (6): Recap

Challenge to Learn

Over the past weeks I have written a series of blog post on agile eLearning development. must read for anyone involved in eLearning development. Part of the growing up from eLearning is that it becomes part of the business and therefore must contribute to the business goals. The development team showing results every week or two weeks. Culture. Chatty Kidz.

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Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

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Geared toward e-learning developers and instructional designers. Authoring Tools for developers. The biggest problem facing the industry in the past few years are the lack of course authoring tools for e-learning developers and instructional designers. documentary maker and iPhone/iPad/iPod touch developer kit. The demand from developers? combination of both.

FREE resources for eLearning Development

PulseLearning

Our ID and Development team are constantly looking at new resources when developing eLearning and online training content. Here we list our favorite free resources covering music, pictures, and fonts: Free sound effects and music Freesound is a collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sounds. Blog News

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Web-Based Authoring Tools for Scalable eLearning Development: The Time Has Come

Web Courseworks

As more organizations and associations embrace rapid eLearning development to keep pace with new products and services, evolving business needs, and industry and government regulations, the need for distributed authoring solutions that enable collaborative, team-based development continues to grow. The era of web-based authoring systems is here. Individual authoring tools (e.g.,

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Is HTML5 Ready for eLearning Development?

Upside Learning

Clearly Apple is backing HTML 5, CSS 3 and JavaScript for developing future web applications. Is it ready for eLearning Development? More specifically- Is it ready to compete with Flash for eLearning Development? think HTML5 still has some real constraints and it may not replace Flash for eLearning/mLearning development in near future.

Speed Up Your eLearning Development With the Interaction Builder

Everything E-Learning

Here at the eLearning Brothers headquarters, we know Lectora® is a fantastic authoring tool that allows you to create robust eLearning interactions that look great. The quickest way to get the job done is through the Interaction Builder, one of the eLearning Brothers tools included with your Lectora Inspire purchase. You can access the Interaction Builder a few ways. Watch Now.

Custom eLearning Development Costs – Results From Chapman Alliance Study

Upside Learning

Bryan Chapman from the Chapman Alliance informed me this morning about the completion of a study they started last month to collect data about the time and cost of custom elearning development. The study categorizes custom elearning into 3 levels as below: Level. Level 1 eLearning (Basic). NOTE: PowerPoint-to-eLearning often falls into this category. Definition.

Day one: My agile eLearning development presentation from #DevLearn

Challenge to Learn

We launched our new free eLearning software and our booth had so many visitors that I haven’t been able to attend a single session at the conference, no sessions reports from me this time. So for day one I will limit myself to my presentation on agile eLearning development. We launched it successfully, you can check this new  eLearning software  out by yourself. Agile eLearning development: business goals and road map. Agile eLearning development (2): Culture. Agile eLearning development (4): Planning and execution.

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Agile eLearning development: business goals and road map

Challenge to Learn

This is a first post in a series of post on Agile eLearning development. wrote a book review on it (and it love it). I do believe that agile software development can offer us even more very practical ‘best practices’ that we can apply to eLearning. Before I can do that I have to introduce the roles in this process and map them to ‘e-Learning development roles’.

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“Are we there yet?” Determining eLearning Development Time

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In the world of eLearning development, one of the single most elusive concepts to understand and work around, is the question of how long will the development of any given piece of content take. Developers struggle to quantify it and Clients, Stakeholders and SME’s struggle to understand and support it. In this post we will [.].

Book review: Leaving ADDIE for SAM: will agile eLearning development become mainstream?

Challenge to Learn

believe that an agile approach will bring a lot of benefits to e-Learning development. wrote a couple of post on this subject in the past few years so I am delighted that a heavy weight in our learning domain supports this trend, hopefully making it more mainstream. I’m interested in agile development because we develop the easygenerator software in an agile way.

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Why You Should Raise Your ELearning Development Rate

LearnDash

One of the most difficult things to do when bidding for service based work is to estimate development hours, and the same dilemma applies for instructional designers bidding on elearning projects. elearning instructional design If you under-estimate, you end up losing time and money. Higher rates often have the opposite effect that you would think upon potential clients.

3 Examples that explain Copyright Policies for eLearning Developers

TalentLMS

ELearning course development requires you to borrow artifacts and intellectual material from the Internet all the time. Simply developing a course using content from different resources is not enough. As an eLearning developer, you need to know about the various copyright and public domain intellectual works available for your use in your courses. Definitely not!

Agile eLearning development (5): Chatty Kidz

Challenge to Learn

One of the people who responded to my posts on agile development is Ken Taggert , He is developing an Ipad app (Chatty Kidz) which combines video conferencing with educational activities for kids. He just launched a  kickstarter  project to find funding for the further development of the app. user stories are grouped into sprints as we plan to develop them.

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What Do Novice eLearning Developers Think About Rapid eLearning Development Programs? by Seung Youn (Yonnie) Chyung, Quincy Conley, Erin Gibson and Grayley McWatters

Learning Solutions Magazine

Which features of rapid eLearning development programs would novice eLearning developers likely use and which. rapid eLearning development programs novice eLearning developers do value, and why. Design & Development Tools Development Strategies Management Training Strategiesones they. would be less likely to use? Here is a case study conducted to answer that question and to learn what components of.

5 Advantages of Custom Elearning Development for In-House Learning Teams

Learnkit

Elearning has been around for a couple decades, and it is only the past few years that organizations have really started to understand the dynamic benefits that custom elearning development can deliver to business results. Gone are the days of stale powerpoint decks being passed off as intelligent elearning. By leveraging a custom elearning approach, organizations are able to tailor elearning to their business strategy and relish in greater returns on their learning investments. The ability to develop elearning at the pace of the business needs.

4 Pros And Cons Of Outsourcing eLearning Development

PulseLearning

With the demand for online training increasing, outsourcing eLearning development can offer significant benefits for your organization. Because producing eLearning involves balancing key variables including time, cost, and quality, outsourcing development to the right vendor can help you achieve an equation that delivers a quality product while increasing your ROI.