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Mini-Lessons: A Different Learning Approach


Although presented in small bites to satisfy today’s learners, effective mini-lessons follow good teaching practice. These observations, along with a simplified example of the process of learning, are presented using Raptivity Linker below. The key feature of each mini-lesson is that it is quick and specific. Have you created any mini learning sample(s)?

eLearning Example – Make Compliance Courses Engaging


One of the ways I become a better eLearning designer is by finding good examples and trying to replicate the elements I like. Recently, my friend Brooke Schepker from Yukon Learning shared a sample course. View the sample course. Yukon was bold in selecting a compliance course as an example and kudos to them for showing us a better approach. Well done!

Requirements Sample - Survey Tools

In the Middle of the Curve

For me, this project was a lesson in why skills databases are so expensive. I have been working with our lead architect on a couple of survey projects. The first project captured self-reported application development skills. We've had a couple of projects this year where our in-house staff didn't have the skills needed for the new application. What are the pros and cons of what they used?

Learning-by-Doing: GuitarBots

Twitterpated with Learning

Instead, in GuitarBots, my first lesson was learning to tune my guitar…. Random Musings Samples Game-based Learning Games Real world practice Yesterday, I wrote about how most “learning-by-doing” is really is actually “learning-by-doing-something-really-similar-to-what-you-ultimately-want-to-do.” Luckily, this wasn’t traditional online learning. by tuning my real guitar.

8 eLearning Quiz Design Tips


For this course, terms like “outtie” and “shiv” and their use in a sample sentence made me laugh. like the simple, clean focus on the background, which I’ve talked about in lesson on de-emphasizing background to highlight the characters. I had also taken my own pass at creating a spotlight effect  a few years ago, but I like Jackie’s design. eLearning examples.

How to Write Good Assessment Questions

Association eLearning

It wasn’t in the lesson.”. For example, if the learner needs to put steps in order a sequencing question fits better than a multi-choice question. For example, option “B” is always correct. In other cases, a project or piece of sample work can be submitted. “Can someone explain this question to me? I don’t know what it’s asking.”. Don’t.

70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose

Performance Learning Productivity

The course was basically a summary of the findings of The Lessons of Experience study done over a 13-year period at the Center and published in 1988. As part of an extensive interview protocol, researchers asked these executives about where they thought they learned things from that led to their success – The Lessons of Success. The original is on the 70-20 Blog site. Bob agreed.

Interactivity – What Should It Look Like?

E-learning Uncovered

Learners who already know the information can breeze right through at warp speed and do not need to be bored with the etiquette lesson. For example, hold up your left hand and make the “OK” sign. Uncategorized design interactivity samplesAs custom e-learning developers we are also looking to produce the best possible e-learning course that exactly meets our client’s needs.

Celebrating LearnDash’s 1-Year Anniversary with Exciting Updates!


For the past year, many of you have provided feedback in the forums and to our help desk about wanting to stylize the course content (specifically, the lesson and quiz lists). Expand and collapse lesson topics:  Visitors can choose to view or hide the topics for the lessons. In addition to the new look for lessons and topics, quizzes also are also included with this template.

Best Practices for Voice-Over


Personalization Principle – People learn better from multimedia lessons when words are in conversational style rather than formal style. Voice Principle – People learn better when the narration in multimedia lessons is in a friendly human voice, rather than a machine voice. Studio microphone and pop shield on mic stand. Oftentimes, the subject matter experts record audio themselves.

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How to Target Training to Learner Personas (Free Worksheet)

Bottom-Line Performance

Blogs like this one share examples of award-winning training all the time, and it’s what people talk about at learning conferences as well. Our worksheet lets you check to see what questions you are currently asking about learners, see a sample learner persona and create a persona of your own. You want to make your training engaging… but why? What do learners want? Gender.

Commercial Games vs Learning Games: Avoid the “Bling”

Knowledge Guru

This developer shared several examples of games he had developed. All the sample games featured gorgeous graphics and lots of “action” in the games with things flashing, scores popping, and new game elements introduced as I advanced through levels. I recently had a conversation with a game developer who was interested in becoming a subcontractor for us. Register Here.

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Remembering Jay Cross and His Work

Experiencing eLearning

Someone asked me recently about what makes a thought leader, and Jay was one of the first people I mentioned as an example. What better way to remember him than with a small sampling of his own ideas? “Training is imposed on people (for example, by the training department), as if they are cogs. Jay Cross: Learning Guru Dies, But His Lessons Live On CLO Magazine.

Utilizing Social Learning for Workplace Learning: What Can Learners and Managers Do?


For mandatory online lessons or exercises, make sure to take them with the rest of the peers. Build in Knowledge: Managers should give examples of topics to share or things to post. Share sample contributions to make sure that learners understand what kind of contents should be shared. Social media is here to stay. What can Learners do to ensure Social Learning success?

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Anatomy of an eLearning Lesson: Merrill’s First Principles

Integrated Learnings

This post mimics the earlier one about Gagne’s nine events of instruction by first defining the parts of Merrill’s model, and then applying it to a short eLearning lesson. Let’s look at an example of how Merrill’s first principles can be applied to a short eLearning lesson. We’ll look at the same sample lesson used in the earlier Gagne post. By Shelley A. Gable.

The joy of UX

E-Learning Provocateur

But I decided to look on the bright side and consider this an opportunity to expand my sample size. Another lesson learned. Imagine how the public would augment certain corporate logos, for example; those corporations wouldn’t want anything derogatory propagated across the general Aurasmasphere. — Jonathan Shariat (@DesignUXUI) March 13, 2015. And fail I did.

Serious Game Evaluation Worksheet (Free Download)

Knowledge Guru

The lessons you learn from playing a lot of different commercial games will translate into good game design decisions for serious games. It includes a quick sample analysis of Knowledge Guru as well as a blank sheet for you to copy and use as you evaluate many different games. A lot of people want to design learning games, aka “serious games.” Smallworld. Ticket to Ride.

eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  You can listen to samples of my audio in videos I've posted to the IconLogic YouTube channel. Since simulations or soft skills lessons are typically produced slide-by-slide (in Captivate, Storyline, PowerPoint, or Presenter), I think it's best to record or import the audio directly onto the slide once the slide is done. by Kevin Siegel      Adding voiceover audio to eLearning enhances the learner experience.   But when should you record your audio? Perhaps it's best to record the audio later (after the screen actions have been recorded)?

A Conversation with Danny Stefanic of LearnBrite

Kapp Notes

Enhanced perception through digital means can increase the level of engagement and thus effectiveness in a process of story, game and lesson. An example of this, is the recently announced project in which we created a full interactive eLearning demo in HTML5, using avatars, environments, text to speech, branching dialogues, decision trees, tracking and assessment. Out and About

6 Ways to Add Sizzle to Your Classroom

Learning Rebels

Reinforce lessons by creating projects for teams to complete. Take Pictures:   At the end of each module (or lesson) have participants take a picture of the flip-chart, the PPT screen, or something (or people) in the room that will remind them later of the topic. This teaches you a valuable lesson. ”   Here is a sample of the Learning Rebels Day One Assessment: .

Sian Bayne keynote on teacherbot #emoocs2015

Ignatia Webs

Here are some examples. Example: ‘dear assistant’ made by amit agarwal, or LA quakebot made by bill snitzer, Olivia taters made by rob dubbin, desire bot made by felix jung, Bots of conviction: they can be all sorts of functions, with this bot being political. NRA Tally made by Mark Sample, two headlines made by darius kazemi. Arthur C. Who is thinking against this?

Other Ways to Inspire Change

Twitterpated with Learning

Very often, we decide we want something to change, we decide to create a course, lesson, document, or some other package of information that learners will absorb and, voila, change! Amanda's Projects Samples Behavior ChangeWhat if, though, in many cases it’s not actually a lack of information that’s preventing learners from doing things differently?

Leader development is the question. Is mobile the answer?

Allison Rossett

The issue of transfer is tackled by reminders and abbreviated lessons and examples there at the moment of need. To our surprise, only 4% of a professionally active sample reported that they were using mobile devices for enterprise learning and support. ASTD’s When you look at the numbers associated with workplace learning and development, the investment in leader performance jumps out. Bersin Associates, now affiliated with Deloitte, wrote this in 2012:  U.S. companies have increased leadership development spending 14 percent over 2011 levels to an estimated $13.6

Learning-by-Doing: GuitarBots

Twitterpated with Learning

Instead, in GuitarBots, my first lesson was learning to tune my guitar by tuning my real guitar. Random Musings Samples Game-based Learning Games Real world practiceYesterday, I wrote about how most “learning-by-doing” is really is actually “learning-by-doing-something-really-similar-to-what-you-ultimately-want-to-do.” As I played, I unlocked additional songs.

Training Employees Actually Makes Them Smarter


Here is a small sampling of these features: Learning paths – Would you agree that educational courses are often overwhelming? Customized learning paths, a common LMS feature, basically takes a course and slices it up into several easy-to-absorb lessons. Have you ever wished you were more intelligent? We all have. This is called neurogenesis. Jeffrey A.

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Creative: You Asked For It, But Now It’s Terrifying

Association eLearning

Specific descriptions, sample images or courses, and frequent communication are a must to keep everyone on the same page. Here are a few ideas: Start applying a new approach to just one standalone lesson or course to see if it works. It was a bright and glowing computer screen. The reviewer stared at it with wide eyes, frozen in terror. Be Able to Explain What “Creative” Means to You.

Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3

Edmego Learning

What will help them to retain the main points of each course or lesson? These are just a sample of questions you need to ask yourself as you prepare your content. Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3. Part 3 is going to cover some of the basics of instructional design. Competency. You could even say this was a nice micro-learning type segment. That is your theme. Videos.

Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3

Edmego Learning

What will help them to retain the main points of each course or lesson? These are just a sample of questions you need to ask yourself as you prepare your content. Maximizing Retention In E-Learning – Part 3. Part 3 is going to cover some of the basics of instructional design. Competency. You could even say this was a nice micro-learning type segment. That is your theme. Videos.

Learning Objectives – Your Course GPS

360 Training

For example, a learner may be able to “explain” something to a trainer or coach—but in an online asynchronous course, we may need the learner to instead “list key components” or “assess a situation based on a scenario and choose an appropriate response to it.” Does the learner need to identify 100% of the errors in a piece of sample text in order to be considered a success? What about the complexity of the writing in that sample text? Example A is vague. What exactly will the lesson cover? What are learning objectives?

Discover the Secrets that Make the Story-Based Lesson Tick

Vignettes Learning

From the start to the end of the lesson, this has to be the tie and glue that leads the learners to engagement. If you break this dynamics of opposing wants, you remove the essence of a good story lesson. We have led the conversation and by a matter of a few seconds, we shifted the roles of the learner from being an observer to taking an active role in the lesson. Hey, look up.

Video is the New Text.Hmmm!

Will at Work Learning

Nothing persuades our learners better than seeing real people who are like them -- giving testimony, telling their stories, giving their lessons learned. Take for example the TED videos , the New York Times , The Economist. Still too many opportunities are lost for getting employees on video telling their stories and lessons learned. Here's a sampling: My latest one on learning objectives (good overall, with some minor issues). For years I've been telling clients they ought to use more video in their learning programs, especially their elearning offerings.

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Anti-Bullying - How to combine story with a compliance lesson?

Vignettes Learning

Whether you are a technical writer or one who creates stories or even both, you can follow the same basic approaches featured here to elevate your lessons' engagement level. Anti-Bullying - small sample lesson Preview the small lesson below and observe how we combined a story with the content. Your learners will have more fun and learn your lessons better.

Product Review – Adobe Captivate Prime LMS

eLearning 24-7

Under gamification to attain levels and thus acquire badges (on the admin side) cannot change the points to attain a specific level badge (example shortly on what I am referring to). In this example, you will see how the timeline works.  You can for example, require six courses for 100 points and only 5 for 400 points. Let’s Go to the Tape. Great. Map courses to skills.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry

eLearning 24-7

The other huge issue is that the course terms of chapter-page-lesson/scenario and so forth has turned into “slides” As an added bonus, some products do not enable folks to have a TOC or even push or mention of it.  is overwhelming, unless they have used a product in the past like Photoshop that uses layers. I’d love to see vendors have the mouse highlights over the term layers, actions, objects and so forth, so that the course builder could see what the terms mean – examples an added bonus. . Bewilderment and Confusion. Building a better mousetrap. SCORM 1.2,

Captivate ‘Slide Views’ and Completion Status

ICS Learning

” The can arise in situations where, for example, the project is set to not mark complete until “100%” of all slides are viewed…but what does ‘viewed’ mean? If a user views (or ideally interacts with) the full extent of each slide…except the very last one – say they click Exit too early – will the lesson be marked as incomplete?

Using Characters in Your Online Training

Everything E-Learning

Present lesson content in an engaging way. For example, in this sample e-Learning course offered in Lectora® University, a character is used as a guide and to offer tips throughout the course. Characters allow you to create an emotional connection with your learner and build a story around the character. This gives your learner something to engage with. Office dress code.

Ruzaimi's Free Drawing Lessons Inspires Me to Sketch!


Free Drawing Lesson (blog) The Star - Prolific Artist (Article) WHO? He has entitled the blog, " FREE DRAWING LESSON (S)". Here you will find pictures of many of his sketches (samples mashed-up above), and videos illustrating the drawing process, or how he goes about sketching these drawings. Click here and here to know more about that. How does he create such videos?