The e-learning beginner's FAQ
Clive on Learning
JULY 25, 2012
This FAQ answers those questions. Like any good FAQ I will be adding to this in time. There are some questions I get asked all the time by workplace learning professionals who have had little in the way of exposure to e-learning, in all its forms. Why is e-learning so unpopular? Will e-learning put me out of a job? Is e-learning effective? What is e-learning good for? What specifically is e-learning good for? Is e-learning something I can do? If you have a question, why not use the Comments facility to ask it here
FAQs on Selecting the Right LMS for your SMB
JULY 28, 2016
The last week was rather hectic, but exciting nonetheless, for me, as I finally presented my first webinar on LMS. phew* Both the sessions (on 20th July and 21st July) were super successful as we delivered to a packed audience. As much as we had promised ourselves to take up audience questions in the 1-hour […]. Upside Learning LMS Buying Tips for SMBs LMS For SMBs Selecting an LMS for SMBs
6 Things You Need to Know About Moodle's Out-of-the-Box Language Capabilities
MARCH 16, 2016
Moodle LMS Moodle FAQ MoodleQuestions about Moodle's language capabilities are ones that we get often here at Lambda. The multi-language capabilities in Moodle can be used to teach new languages, or support students with different language backgrounds.
PowerPoint Converter: FAQs and Tutorial
JULY 25, 2014
The post PowerPoint Converter: FAQs and Tutorial appeared first on. Our newest element is a game changer. We’ve cut out all of the hassle of uploading a PowerPoint presentation and made it a one-step process for you. One key benefit of using the PowerPoint converter is that any timed slides or animations won’t be lost once the file has been uploaded.
What specifically is e-learning good for?
Clive on Learning
JULY 13, 2012
Last week I attempted to answer the question 'what is e-learning good for?' and came up with a very simple answer: E-learning, in its many and varied forms, is suitable for any learning activity which does not have to be conducted face-to-fac e. went on to explain what the circumstances would be in which a face-to-face solution would be needed, but I probably didn't go far enough to satisfy most learning professionals. The reason is that you can't generalise about e-learning because it comes in so many forms. As a tool to allow groups of learners to collaborate on projects and assignments.
Is e-learning effective?
Clive on Learning
JUNE 26, 2012
After ' Why is e-learning so unpopular? ’ and ' Will e-learning put me out of a job? ', my focus today is on another question that I am frequently asked by l&d people: ‘Is e-learning effective?’ A reasonable question, because there is no point in using a new approach if it doesn’t work, however much time or money it might save. Unfortunately - as is so often the case - there is no easy answer. learning is just a medium E-learning is a medium for learning, just like face-to-face communication, print, the telephone and countless other technologies. In other words, it is a delivery channel.
Is e-learning something I can do?
Clive on Learning
JULY 19, 2012
In what will probably be the final post in my series of questions most frequently asked by learning professionals, I tackle the question ‘Is e-learning something I can do?’ As has been the case with all of these posts, the answer very much depends on what type of e-learning you are talking about: Facilitating virtual classroom sessions Generally speaking, if you’re confident facilitating in a physical classroom then there’s no reason whatsoever, other than fear of the unknown, why you should’t do the same in an online environment. Onlignment publish a free virtual classroom facilitator’s guide.
What is e-learning good for?
Clive on Learning
JULY 2, 2012
Continuing my series of posts that answer the questions I most get asked by learning professionals, I turn to one that's always difficult to answer: what is e-learning good for? There's nearly always an agenda behind this question or at least a great deal of scepticism about the potential of e-learning. What people really want to know is whether e-learning has any relevance beyond the obviously restricted domain of regulatory/compliance training. In particular they want to know whether it has the potential to challenge what they are currently doing in the classroom.
Will e-learning put me out of a job?
Clive on Learning
JUNE 13, 2012
After last week's ' Why is e-learning so unpopular? ', I turn today to another question I am frequently asked by l&d people: 'Will e-learning put me out of a job?' In fact, when I think about it, the question is only rarely asked, but is frequently considered. And you can understand why. In most occupations in which technology has had an important influence - and that means most of them - it has proved a highly disruptive influence. It removes the need for some old jobs and introduces some new ones. As they say, people don't resist change, they resist being changed.
JANUARY 5, 2012
Participants FAQs. Here is how you can participate and contribute: Read the UnConference FAQs. Session Facilitators FAQs. We recommend 5 mins for 1&2 (your POV and 10 mins for the 3 & 4 (refer previous FAQ). What are the design principles of the UnConference ? We are pleased to announce the 1st Learning Café UnCon-ference – a gathering of experienced learning and develop-ment professionals who will collaborate and discuss trends and predict what the near future holds for learning in Australia. Reasonable Costs for Participation. How can I participate ?
Create multi-branded help sites, FAQs & wikis
APRIL 19, 2016
With ProProfs Knowledgebase, you can create multiple help centers with the same content; but differently branded with custom themes, logos and colors. You can change the header and logos in just a few clicks, and even customize the CSS for extensive design changes. Here are examples of two sites that are differently branded but have the same content: Example site 1: Custom logo and blue header.
How long will it take to develop an e-learning course?
OCTOBER 7, 2011
Client FAQ Compliance Design Development Learning Management SystemsA question from a client in organisational learning: How long will it take to develop an e-learning course with an external e-learning developer? Well, my first reaction to this question is “how long is a piece of string?”, ”, but that’s not a very helpful response. So, let me try and put some certainty into this [.].
Toolbox Tip: Creating FAQs Using the FAQ and Tabs Interactions in Articulate Engage
ATD Learning Technologies
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
FAQs are somewhat of a balancing act: How to give learners meaningful answers to their questions without making them scroll through countless pages of content to find their answers. Luckily, Articulate Engage offers two interaction types particularly well-suited for the task: FAQ and Tabs. Click here to read full version
Some FAQs about Adobe’s announcements yesterday
NOVEMBER 9, 2011
From the horse’s mouth, so to speak. What is it that Adobe is announcing? Adobe announced to increase its efforts on HTML5, use of the Flash Player for applications (packaged with AIR) and specific desktop browsing use cases including premium video and console-quality gaming. As a result, Adobe will no longer develop Flash Player for mobile web browsers. See this Flash Platform blog post for more details: [link]. Does this mean that Adobe is no longer supporting content publishers focused on delivering content via a browser on a mobile device? Why is Adobe making this move now? On TVs?
Learning Resolutions: Make the Investment in Yourself
JANUARY 2, 2013
Right Learning Resolutions Buyer FAQ BE CURIOUS. ASK A LOT OF QUESTIONS. Obviously a lot of learning comes from asking questions. But too often we don''t ask the right question. The right question is far more valuable than a great answer to the wrong question. Eric Schmidt of Google said, “We run this company on questions, not answers.”
FAQ for Learntrends April 21-22
Jay Cross's Informal Learning
APRIL 19, 2009
What is April Learntrends ? Learntrends is a series of online conversations among people with an interest in improving the process of learning in corporations and government. It’s the April installment of Corporate Learning Trends and Innovation. Who may attend? Learntrends welcomes anyone interested in organizational learning. We are expecting a diverse mix of newbies, old hands, managers, practitioners, specialists and generalists. We hope to have storytellers and provocative thinkers joining in. When does Learntrends take place? Please see the main event page. What does Learntrends cost?
Learning Myths: Debunked
AUGUST 20, 2015
Daniel Willingham Learning Styles FAQ. Perhaps the most pervasive myth about education is the ubiquitous “learning styles” myth. quick Google search will bring up millions of hits. Many of those hits are, tellingly, for websites trying to sell you their “learning styles” program. The bounty is still unclaimed after nearly ten years in existence. Tweet This!
Do we need a LMS?
OCTOBER 10, 2011
Client FAQ Learning Management SystemsA question from a client in organisational learning: Do we need a LMS? This is an interesting question. Which comes first? The e-learning course or the LMS? Of course, the ideal is that your e-learning strategy encompasses the purchase, development and implementation of both. However, there are a couple of variables: If you are a [.].
What’s the best e-learning authoring tool to get us out of trouble?
OCTOBER 8, 2011
Authoring tools Client FAQA question from a client in organisational learning. What’s the best e-learning authoring tool to get us out of trouble? In this scenario, the client had never done e-learning before. They are short staffed, they don’t have a dedicated e-learning team, and they need to get content developed pretty rapidly. They have the product training in a reasonable [.].
Free PowerPoint Template: Conversation Interaction
JULY 21, 2015
This free template could be used as a way to share manager/employee information or perhaps as an FAQ interaction. mocked up a FAQ interaction on copyright laws. Here’s a free PowerPoint template I built for a recent workshop. used it to show how to create interactive conversations in PowerPoint using hyperlinks. In this example it’s a simple back and forth conversation.
5 must-reads posts from September 2014
OCTOBER 1, 2014
Six FAQs, Bob […]. This is a quick post this month (as I do my usual must-reads of the previous month). This month I am simply going to point to 5 posts that I came across last month that might make you think. All my tweeted links from September appear here.) “How can you motivate workers? You can’t.” Social learning
Going Mobile for Enterprise Learning: Trends & Statistics
JUNE 2, 2015
On the contrary, micro sized learning aka micro-learning ‘nuggets’ such as reminders, word of the day, podcasts, video vignettes, updates, FAQs, etc. Did you know that the average smartphone today is more powerful than the PCs that took two astronauts to the moon in 1969?! We bet you didn’t. Infographic Credit- ATD. According to Gartner Inc., billion dollar market with a potential to be $12.2
#TK11 Keynote: Google’s Karen Wickre and Ann Farmer
FEBRUARY 3, 2011
Example – organize FAQs for the performance management guide Problem: sorting through long lists of FAQs. Solution: tag each FAQ – link to job roles. These are my live blogged notes from Thursday’s keynote at ASTD TK11 with Karen Wickre (Global Communications Team) and Ann Farmer from Google. Social Media @ Google Part 1: How Google manages external communicates to make news and info about google findable to the outside world Part 2: Internal communication and discovery Part 1: How Google communicates publicly: Don’t do traditional press releases 150+blogs!, astd tk11
Critical ELearning Elements
APRIL 29, 2014
Add FAQs - Surprisingly, many elearning courses (or LMSs for that matter) lack a set of frequently asked questions. If they don’t give you any feedback organically that translates to a FAQ, ask them. 2. Chat and Help Desk - Sometimes forums and FAQs aren’t enough. We are trained to have multiple browsers opened at a time as we multitask throughout the day.
Thursday’s Trending eLearning Topic: Accessibility
NOVEMBER 10, 2016
You’ll also find FAQs and even more resources in the Trivantis Community. Let’s talk Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 standards. Even if your eLearning isn’t required to comply with these specific guidelines, accessibility is an important topic. The authoring tool Lectora ® has an Accessibility Check tool that you can use when creating eLearning. Register now ! Accessibility Blog Trending Topic
6 benefits of social & collaborative learning
OCTOBER 20, 2015
Social learning is usually supported by a specific set of features for example, chat, forum, FAQs, blog, etc. Learning from one another is what people have always done throughout human history, so ‘social and collaborative learning’ as a learning method is likely to be the oldest one in existence. Learning is an experience, everything else is just information” Albert Einstein. Coach.
Thursday’s Trending eLearning Topic: Responsive Design
MARCH 17, 2016
FAQ About Responsive Course Design also in the Community. Do you need to create mobile courses efficiently? Then you’ll definitely want to look into Responsive Course Design™ (RCD) in Lectora® authoring tools—if you haven’t already. So, whether you want to research Responsive Course Design more or you already have it, you can use this roundup of great resources. Ready for more RCD?
How to Transition In-person Training to eLearning
JANUARY 13, 2016
And, with the support of an online mentor, coach, or FAQ guide, learners are even able to ask questions. Based on many factors (budget, geography, maintenance, resources, scalability) you may be considering the transition of in-person training content to an eLearning format. But you might be wondering if that’s possible – can all content be converted to eLearning? Well, yes and…no. disagree.
If the User Experience Annoys, Fix It.
AUGUST 27, 2015
Or you may want to add a “Help” or “FAQ” screen to the course itself. I had a bad user experience (UX) at a dollar store a while back. I’m not talking about customer service, but actual UX design. swiped my card into the card reader to pay. prompt told me to click “Enter,” with an arrow pointing at one of the buttons. It was on the other end of the keypad. Keep Navigation in the Same Place.
5 Mobile Learning Trends: How M-LearningIs Changing the Workplace
FEBRUARY 24, 2015
This is mostly in the form of delivering key documents such as short PDFs, FAQs, presentations, etc. Mobile Learning Technology has opened up a whole gamut of options to extend the learning blend. No longer do employees have to rely solely on the usual means of training – be it ILT or e-learning. Performance support. and eliminating the need to access a laptop or desktop for the same.
2016 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions
DECEMBER 23, 2015
Quick hits: Self-service software support: Every mature software product needs a knowledge base, FAQs, and a user community. This year, we are placing our annual (and very popular) learning technology predictions on the the hype cycle. Here’s the short version. Our 2016 eLearning predictions set in terms of Gartner’s hype cycle. Below the fold, find the long version. eventually.
Secrets of Video Demo Timeline (cpvc project)
FEBRUARY 14, 2017
Soon I’ll publish a longer article about the ins and outs of the Timeline(s) in a cptx-project: master slides, normal slides, effects… Blog eLearning this week FAQ How do I. Intro. This post will explain the more specific features of the Timeline panel in a Video Demo project (cpvc file). understand basics of interactivity using pauses on the timeline . Color codes? Next post?
E-learners Perspective: What Type of Technology-aided Learning Do They Prefer?
JANUARY 5, 2016
Learning developers are careful to include introductions or background whenever necessary to make sure that the learners are supported within the course. • In addition, many self-paced e-courses also have other built in resources like Glossary of Words, FAQs and Help menu to guide learners within the course. Even if it’s possible, it’s a time consuming proposition. Learning
Avatars in eLearning: Best Practices
Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning
APRIL 15, 2011
Last but not the least, avatar should be used for a specific purpose, such as online guide, answering FAQ, explaining a process, guiding learners during branching scenarios, etc. Avatars are interactive animated pedagogical agents. Avatars personalize a course, add variety to learning, especially in long modules on complex subjects. One should expect to find them everywhere.