How to Create Clear Learning Objectives
MAY 14, 2014
The phrase “learning objectives” gets thrown around a lot in discussions about training and development. Courses are supposed to have learning objectives, competencies should be related to them, quiz questions should assess how well they’ve been met, and more. But what are learning objectives? By the end of this post, you will be able to define “learning objectives,” recognize why they are important, and create them. . Learning objectives are mini learning promises. That’s a learning objective!
14 reasons why your multiple-choice quiz sucks
APRIL 19, 2011
Unlike some of my peers, I’m not an opponent of the multiple-choice quiz. At my workplace, I am regularly subjected to the multiple-choice quiz. So I feel eminently qualified to tell you why yours sucks… The questions don’t represent the learning objectives, so why did I waste my time doing the course? Let’s just design it better.
Deeper eLearning Design: Part 2 – Practice Makes Perfect
JUNE 16, 2015
The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning really work. It is particularly focused on eLearning, but almost all of what is mentioned also applies to face-to-face or virtual instruction. We started with objectives and we’ll continue on through concepts, examples, emotional elements, and putting it together, but here we’re talking about good practice for learning. The formal goals for learning are twofold: 1. Practice is key to both.
Pop Quiz! Do You Really Need Quizzes in Online Training?
JULY 28, 2014
But if your purpose for creating a training course includes one or more of the following—to motivate the learner, make learning engaging, assess knowledge, drive behavioral change, close training gaps, gain visibility into performance, or measure ROI—you should probably include quizzes in your online training. And think outside the box when designing your testing strategy. Always. B.
Simple Way to Write eLearning Quiz Questions
SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
Write a few quiz questions. You find a slide, write a quiz question, and then skip a few more slides looking for the next topic. . ” These are common questions among eLearning designers, and they can be easily solved with a simple system for writing quiz questions. Cover Each Learning Objective. The problem is that you are stuck.
8 Steps for an Awesome eLearning Storyboard
DECEMBER 16, 2013
Here is an eLearning inforgraphic for Instructional Designers that uses eight steps for an Awesome eLearning Storyboard. With these eight steps and along with the Free Instructional Design Storyboard template , you will have a the tools you need for awesome eLearning Storyboards. Define Learning Objectives. Define your learning objectives.
Online courses must die!
JULY 7, 2010
If we dispense with online courses in favour of PDFs, how can we incorporate interactivity into the learning experience? Enter the Informal Learning Environment (ILE). Occupying a place on the continuum somewhere between a VLE and a PLE, an ILE is an informal learning environment that a facilitator manages on behalf of a group of learners. In other words, facilitate learning.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Objection to Learning Objectives
DECEMBER 20, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. At least from the instructional designers and the businesss point of view. Learning objectives clarify exactly what it is youre trying to teach. 159) The objectives page is one that I always click NEXT to slide right on by. How about you? Really?
Integrating Game Design Principles into Instructional Design for e-Learning
MAY 4, 2011
Integrating Game Design Principles into Instructional Design for e-Learning. Learning Objectives. Integrate game structures into instructional designs for standard e-learning content. What is the appeal of gaming principles for learning? As you play a game, you get better: you learn. What design element is most important?
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit
MAY 1, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, May 01, 2007 Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit I want to incorporate a reading list for the next level of the 30-minute masters (taking a crash course in Instructional Design). This would be for those who want to take their own learning to the next level. And, more importantly, you can improve your design when you understand the theory. (Im not a big theory person. And I have learned a lot by looking into each of them.
Learning Objectives Set the Stage for E-learning Courses: Why?
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
He was assigned the task of getting an e-learning course developed for field sales executives. Use these and get the e-learning course developed. Know how to access product information and resources hosted on the LMS when faced with customer queries or objections. In short, what the Director – Sales did was to define the learning objectives for the e-learning course.
Blended and Distributed Learning Case Study
AUGUST 30, 2016
New post Blended and Distributed Learning Case Study on Obsidian Learning. Used to working long days, very positive about learning opportunities, open-minded. Commitment to active learning – Company culture supports an interactive learning approach. What learning experiences will best meet the needs of the learner, and when should they occur? Background.
Why you want to focus on actions, not learning objectives » Making Change
AUGUST 5, 2009
Pop quiz! 1. Which objective are you more likely to fund? A. Learning objectives are wimpy. typical learning objective focuses on what each person supposedly needs to know, ignoring whether this knowledge will actually lead to useful action. Many people start their design by writing learning objectives. Put out the fire. B.
How to Use eLearning Quizzes Effectively
JULY 16, 2013
Most of us have been through an eLearning course and completed a simple multiple choice quiz that seemed pointless and a waste of time. These poorly developed assessments can reduce the credibility of our otherwise well-designed eLearning courses. Match Questions to Learning Objectives. How do you make sure your quiz questions are as effective as possible?
An innovative use of Mind mapping in Education
JULY 21, 2014
It is no secret that a Learning map is based on a mind mapping technique. Majority of them could be applied also on a Learning map. Learning map is actually a version of a mind map used as a teaching aid for designing an online interactive learning content. However, for providing maximum efficiency of a Leaning map we must design it properly. Horton, W.
How to design your course to achieve engaging learning experiences?
OCTOBER 20, 2014
What we must keep in mind when designing online course is that the students want to have control over their learning environment and its content. Our particular concern is the creation of engaging and appropriate learning experiences which lead students to achieving intended learning outcomes. With Learning map students gather their own views on the learning subject.
6 Steps For Flipping Your Classroom
OCTOBER 1, 2014
Consider the six steps below as a general road-map for implementing a flipped learning model for your coursework. Once decided, outline the key learning outcomes you want the students to take away when the lesson is complete. Having these objectives in place will guide the lesson plan. Once you have the learning objectives outlined, you can create the content.
Once Upon a Time, Stories Transformed eLearning
Voice of Clarity
AUGUST 10, 2015
Story-based learning (SBL) uses narrative as the main way to present course material. According to neuroeconomist Paul Zak, a good story can trigger the release of oxytocin, a powerful chemical that facilitates learning and memory. The benefits of story-based learning. The best part about story-based learning is that it can be as simple or complicated as you want it to be.
Is your Learning map student friendly? – CHECKLIST
OCTOBER 27, 2014
So I gathered 13 guidelines on how to create student friendly Learning map in Edynco and put it in a checklist form. Chunk courses into lesson, lessons into topics, topic into learning objects. It also helps the student to locate the information when he returns to the Learning map. 5 Use larger fonts to emphasize more important information This helps your students to organise information more efficiently because they can easily recognize important information. 11 Predict learning path Predict learning steps for students who need guidance. Draw max.
Role of Interactivity in eLearning
MAY 24, 2016
Include a Variety of Learning Activities – Most eLearning interactions contain both visual and auditory elements, but depending on the content and objectives, instructional designers can add simulations, games, drag and drop interactions, hands on exercises and assessments that support high levels of engagement. Encourage Reflection – Interactivity encourages learners to think about the content by completing exercises, responding to scenarios, and even selecting the most appropriate response to quiz questions.
Do You Need an mLearning Solution?
OCTOBER 4, 2016
If you’re working on a new training programme, you might wonder if you really need to include a mobile learning, or mLearning element. Learning technologies have come a long way in the last decade or so and keeping up with the latest developments can be a big challenge. Let’s take a look at how mobile learning might give your training a brighter outlook.
4 Ways to Jump Start an eLearning Lesson
AUGUST 20, 2014
Think about all the material that some lessons place before the actual content: title slide, copyright and/or confidentiality statements, navigation instructions, learning objectives, etc. That way, this information is accessible to learners without setting a bland tone for the lesson. --2-- Place learning objectives after a compelling story or challenge. If you create a pre-quiz that is informal and short, you might put it right on the title side. Integrated Learning Services, Inc. By Shelley A. And a “Confidentiality” button, for example.
Planning Assessments for your eLearning Course
JUNE 2, 2015
The need for an eLearning course is defined by the gap in performance or the need for measurement of the learning progress. How do we gauge learning? Think about your course learning objectives. Make sure they are aligned with your organizations learning needs. Once you have your learning objectives aligned, it’s time to convert them into assessments. One of the basic mistakes most course designers make is creating test items that do not pair well with learning objectives and related reinforcement activities. That’s right!
Come to Terms with the Basic Terms of E-learning
JULY 31, 2016
Well, as a new entrant to the field of e-learning, you might be struggling to grasp and make sense of the concepts lying tantalizingly just out of your reach. This blog will help you gather the pebbles – basic terms commonly bandied around in the field of e-learning – you need to become familiar and confident about your work. learning Course. learning Course.
The DIY Guide to Converting Existing Content into an eLearning Course
MAY 22, 2014
Step Two: Determining Learning Objectives. Determining learning objectives helps designers determine what to include (or exclude) in their eLearning courses. Learning objectives also act as a guide before creators even begin designing the course by keeping the module in line with the current educational philosophy. Interactive learning.
Elements of Storyboards for Designing Interactive E-Learning
JUNE 17, 2016
From desktops to mobiles, e-learning has come a long way and gained a lot of popularity. The foundation of any good e-learning course is a good storyboard. An e-learning storyboard is a document which combines instructions on using video, text, audio elements, still photos, graphics, and interactivities wherein the information in each of these mediums complements the main message.
Creating Award Winning Learning with Lectora
OCTOBER 13, 2015
The eLearning Brothers recently earned a 2015 Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Learning Bronze Award for Best Use of Games and Simulations. It featured a time travel theme, cool cars, and solid instructional design supporting the client’s needs. Instructional design was key. Quiz #1… pretty cool looking!). Blog Instructional Design
11 Invaluable Tips To Design Blended Learning Courses for Corporate Training
AUGUST 7, 2015
The beauty of the blended learning experience lies in the fact that you get all the benefits of technology, without having to sacrifice that all-important human element. Your learners have the opportunity to access online resources whenever, wherever to enrich their eLearning experience, but still have the support and feedback they need from face-to-face instruction. Feedback is key!
Avoiding drop outs in your eLearning courses
JULY 17, 2015
Unfortunately, and we hate to break it to you, many of the eLearning courses fail to create loyal learners and dedicated followers in the course learning communities. Online learning is a potentially ambiguous environment. Regular communication helps dispel any doubts or concerns learners may have during the learning process, some maybe crucial to clear in order to achieve learning goals. Through online collaboration, they are able to share their ideas, feedback and personal experiences, which makes them feel as part of an active online learning community.
Five Essential Elements of High Quality E-Learning Courses
OCTOBER 26, 2016
Every course available online can’t be termed e-learning. learning should help course takers learn. It should adhere to Instructional Design principles so that learning is effective. Your e-learning should be aimed at specific target audience. This will help you develop a relevant and effective e-learning course. 2. Learning Objectives.
Getting Answers: Tips to Design Effective eLearning Assessments
OCTOBER 9, 2015
Learning is challenging. It demands teachers frame assessments in a way that not only tracks learners’ performance and tests their knowledge of the subject matter, but also challenges their thinking skills and reinforces learning. An effective test is about more than writing good questions. It is also about having the right test design, so that you are not only evaluating learners, but also providing a learning opportunity that overcomes learning barriers and facilitates learning transfer. It requires learners’ attention and interest. Closing Thoughts.
The 12 Days of eLearning
DECEMBER 14, 2015
Learning Objectives. Quiz Introduction Page. Quiz Question Page. Quiz Conclusion Page. Sketch out your design by hand or using a wireframe software. Follow graphic design principles to execute your concept. Comes with our templates included, along with new support for Responsive Course Design. Video Layout Screen. Click and Reveal Interaction.
Six Ways Innovation is Stifled in the Learning Field
DECEMBER 2, 2014
To have break through innovation in the field of learning and development, we must first think about how innovation is stifled in the field. We all have been through a traditional learning model at early, impressionable age. Little room for nuances in understanding or learning. Content, content, quiz question, content, content, quiz question. Final exam at end.
Bridge the eLearning Gap with Effective Feedback
JUNE 4, 2015
Apart from the learner’s frustration, ineffective feedback can erect learning barriers that prevent learners from meeting the learning objectives of the course, and result in your hard work going in vain! Here are a few tips to help you fill in learning gaps and maximize learning transfer by writing effective feedback for your elearning courses. The feedback students need depends on your course content, the level and type of information you are providing, the existing knowledge of your students, the learning objectives of your course, and so forth.