Small is Big: Converting PDFs to E-Learning Modules
FEBRUARY 27, 2015
One of the biggest myths surrounding e-learning is that it is simply information presented on a computer screen. So, lengthy PDFs cannot be a part of an effective e-learning course. Existing PDFs, can however be converted into short e-learning courses, keeping the following things in mind: Chunking content. With e-learning or m-learning , small is big. Good luck!
Robert Gagne’s Nine Steps of Instruction: Do’s and Don’ts in E-Learning
MARCH 8, 2015
In 1985, American educational psychologist Robert Gagne created a nine-step process of instructional design which can guide the process of learning. The process is called ‘The Events of Instruction’ where in each event has a definite purpose of supporting learning and leads to definite outcomes. STEP 2: PROVIDE A LEARNING OBJECTIVE. STEP 7: PROVIDE FEEDBACK.
Are Short Product Knowledge Learning Modules The Need Of The Hour?
AUGUST 1, 2016
If you are anywhere close to using short learning modules for training your Gen Y sales force, you are on the right track and need not worry. Short learning modules or Microlearning modules are 5 to 10 minute standalone modules each targeting a single or at the maximum, two learning objectives. Go with short learning modules!
Putting Together an ERP Trail Mix: Some Bite-sized Modules for Employees To Snack On
SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
Give them bite-sized modules that deal with a single learning objective and provide just-in-time support whenever they require. Short learning modules for role-based training. Hence, each bite-sized unit provides individual employees the specific information relevant to their jobs. Micro modules for training reinforcement. ”, and more.
Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy
GAMIFICATION AND YOUR ENTERPRISE LEARNING STRATEGY W O R K B O O K GA I ION AND YOUR E I LEARNING STRATEGY W O R K B O O K 2Table of Contents. Aligning Gamification with Corporate Goals and Learning Strategies.5 5 Step Gamification Work-plan.5 on how it can fit within your learning strategy, or how it can support your business goals. learning modules.
The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Think Small (Iterations, Action Maps, Storyboards, and Mini-Modules)
The Learning Generalist
JUNE 22, 2009
The end of an iteration marks the opportunity to showcase working elearning to the customer, seek feedback and to potentially release the module(s) to learners. How many training modules does your client/ internal customer want this project to span? What's the framework you'll use to build your modules? question and be a learning object in its own right.
Online courses must die!
JULY 7, 2010
In the bad old days, technically challenged L&D professionals had to pay exorbitant fees to development houses to produce simple modules. 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). An ILE is a scalable and flexible learning environment.
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. Should it be made into a series of short bite-sized modules or should it be one single course to be taken at a stretch? In short, what the Director – Sales did was to define the learning objectives for the e-learning course.
Back To Basics: What is ADDIE?
SEPTEMBER 14, 2015
Clearly stating your learning goals at the beginning will help you define the roadmap for your course. link] provides some excellent links to tools to help guide you through this step. Typically, in the Design phase you will: Write learning objectives. Outline the course, including modules, topics, and lessons (or some other organizational method). esign.
eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms
MAY 11, 2016
eLearning -Also referred to as internet-based learning, web-based learning, and online learning is any training or education delivered via computer. Digitec, Instructional Designer, Jennifer Ritter wrote a blog about this recently explaining, “I now realize that I was raised with game-based learning. SCORM, LMS, AMS, LCMS, API, JITT, what does it all mean?!
eLearning Glossary Part 2: More Commonly Used Terms
JUNE 9, 2016
In the first phase, analysis, the problem is defined, the learning goals are established, and the learners preexisting skills are identified. The design phase deals with learning objectives, assessment instruments, exercises, content, subject matter analysis, lesson planning and media selection. Module- A module is a section of a course, similar to a chapter in a textbook.
A Quick Recap - ‘Create Learning Arcs Using Raptivity Linker Beta’
APRIL 3, 2014
For those of you who do not know what Raptivity Linker is, it is a tool that helps string together Raptivity interactions and in turn; helps create Learning Arcs. Team Raptivity also conducted a special webinar titled ‘ Create Learning Arcs using Raptivity Linker ’ on 19 th March, 2014 for a walk through of Raptivity Linker and the concept of Learning Arcs for the entire eLearning world. All three shared some interesting insights on creation of learning arcs using Raptivity Linker. The session began with Janhavi introducing Raptivity Linker and Learning Arcs.
How to Build a Successful Blended Learning Program
JANUARY 20, 2016
Educational institutions and corporate training teams alike have embraced the idea of blended learning – a training approach that combines the use of classroom instruction with the possibilities of online learning. Some of the benefits of a blended learning approach include: Establishing foundational knowledge prior to in-person sessions. Reinforcing learning objectives.
6 Steps to Develop Curriculum-based E-learning Courses for Medical Sales Training
JUNE 22, 2016
To overcome this setback, sales representatives must be provided comprehensive training, not only on the products but also on the diseases, their cures, symptoms, etiology, etc. Curriculum-based e-learning courses are a series of modules that provide in-depth knowledge of a particular subject. So how can we develop such curriculum e-learning courses?
Seven musts for creating effective elearning
Challenge to Learn
FEBRUARY 1, 2016
This article contains seven tips that will help you to create more engaging and effective eLearning modules. also created an eLearning module with more background information, There is a link to that full free module at the end of the page. efine a goal and objectives before you start. Based on your course goal, you can create one or more (learning) objectives.
Tame Your Training With 4 Best Practices Of Microlearning
AUGUST 18, 2016
Its short modules help your reps learn just-in-time. You need to identify that discrete learning objective before you design a Microlearning module. These modules need to be designed with a logical flow and engage learners. The best practice would be not to load Microlearning modules with excess content. Learning Technology micro learning
8 Steps to a Learning Strategy That Wins
MARCH 5, 2015
In the case of learning, technology has changed, audience expectations have changed, needs have changed, the competitive landscape has changed.it Here are 8 steps to creating a winning learning strategy: Have a clearly established set of objectives. Ideally, an eLearning course has no more than five objectives. Make learning a campaign , not just a module.
eLearning: How to Incorporate Gamification Elements
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
NOVEMBER 26, 2012
by AJ George If you happened to catch my earlier article on the gamification of learning , then you know that I have been dubious about its effectiveness. To be clear, it's not the premise of having fun in learning that I feel we should be wary of. It's the tendency to turn everything into a competition based more on winning than on learning. Make your learning contextual. Let's say your objective is to teach proper procedures for setting a broken bone. Provide Continual On-The-Spot Feedback. Stories, Yes. Bullets, No!
Tips for Training That Engages and Retains Your New Gen Workforce
JUNE 23, 2016
One of the ways you can engage better with your Millennial workforce is by providing training opportunities that work for them. training that is flexible, customized, and addresses their individual learning appetites. Provide autonomy & freedom to access training anytime. What you need to provide is access to training anywhere, anytime – i.e., from any device.
The DIY Guide to Converting Existing Content into an eLearning Course
MAY 22, 2014
Those new to creating eLearning courses will find this post useful in answering their questions and providing them with a checklist of things to consider during the process of converting existing content, which goes far beyond simply transferring content to an online format. Step Two: Determining Learning Objectives. Interactive learning. Step One: Analyzing Content.
Checklist for Online Courses
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
The following provides broad high-level guidance for authors, subject matter experts, and instructional designers when planning an online course. Design for actual courses should reflect learner needs with respect to course objectives. 5-10 learning objectives , and per learning objective: 500-750 words (¾ – 1½ typed pages) 4-6 minutes of spoken audio 2-4 presentation slides + 1-3 context-rich interactive exercises or examples. All exercises tie back to learning objectives. Exercises create an active learning experience.
Creating e-Learning Content That Aligns To The Habits Of The Learners – A Way To Deliver Impactful Learning
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
Modern organizations are becoming serious about training and learning to keep up with the pressure of maintaining excellent quality of work. Employees now not only seek a good salary or work atmosphere, but also the opportunities the workplace provides to increase their worth as professionals. How cues can be built in e-learning? How behaviour can be built into e-learning?
Why Just-in-time Learning is the Talk of the Town
AUGUST 4, 2016
How do you make these twin objectives possible? The advent of just-in-time learning in the training arena has thrown the doors wide open for your training delivery. Just-in-time learning, also known as Microlearning, is a learning technology that imparts learning in small learning units. Why just-in-time learning helps. It is Relevant. It is Focused.
Mobile Learning Infographic – Benefits and Features
SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
Mobile Learning Infographic – Benefits and Features. A few months ago we explored Mobile Learning and whether or not it is viable , today we provide an infographic of the benefits and features of Mobile Learning at a glance. Mobile Learning is a newer component of the blended learning mix and is constantly evolving into something more robust. Focus.
Increasing student engagement through Interactive Learning Design
JUNE 30, 2014
Modern learning is a social and collaborative process of knowledge building where a learner interacts with the content and the instructor as well as with peers. For asynchronous learning delivery, where instructor and peers are absent, the Learner-to-Content interactions are of the utmost importance. Similarly, short videos can be included to provide an opportunity to learn instantly.
The Building Blocks of Technology-Enabled Learning
Your Training Edge
APRIL 16, 2015
So, you’ve decided to start using technology-enabled learning in your corporate training program. Well, just like there is not a one-size-fits-all solution to all of today’s training challenges, there also isn’t just a single way to “do” technology-enabled learning. Whether you are using a fully online model or a blended learning model. Learning objectives. Blogs.
Microlearning and Adult Learning Go Hand In Hand
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
When was the last time you learned something that lingered on your senses for long? Read on what it is and how it supports adult learning principles! For instance, a microlearning module on product features can help a sales rep draw more prospects as he can impress them with good product knowledge. Freedom to learn. What’s new to learn. Motivates to learn.
How To Create Engaging eLearning: 10 Highly Effective Strategies For eLearning Professionals
SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
Engaging learners is the ultimate goal of eLearning professionals, whether they create eLearning courses for students or employees, simply because the learning process becomes so, so much more difficult if their audience is not engaged in it. Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn ” once said Benjamin Franklin , and you know he was right. And it sticks.
How to supercharge your elearning scenario with interactive video
MARCH 16, 2016
Scenarios are the building blocks of great learning. Interactive video is becoming easier to create, but ensuring it’s a good match for your learning objectives can still a challenge. Effectively simulating a real life experience is a powerful tool for learning designers. To find out more about our using interactive video for learning join our webinar.
Microlearning, Scenarios, and Simulations – Use Them Based on Your Training Needs
JULY 28, 2016
If you are planning to train your employees on products, you may need to restrict your training to short modules on your product range. Microlearning is learning in bite-sized modules that deal with a single learning objective. These bite-sized modules target a single or at the most, two learning objectives, there by holding the learner’s engagement till the end.
Engage Your Learner: Add Suspense, Mystery, Intrigue
OCTOBER 8, 2013
A sense of suspense, mystery and intrigue draws people into games, movies and novels…but rarely learning events. On the other hand, most learning experiences begin with learning objectives which provide the learner no mystery or intrigue or suspense. Don’t start learning with specific objectives, start with questions or some type of mystery.
Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses
SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
Geared toward e-learning developers and instructional designers. 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. MLOAT - Multimedia Learning Object Authoring Tool. Embed audio, images and Flash objects. Multiple learning paths or branching. YouTube.
The 3 C’s of Social Learning for Associations
AUGUST 30, 2016
The 3 C’s of social learning for associations will help you decide what approach works best for your association members when incorporating social learning into the design of education programs. What is Social Learning? Many people assume that social learning emerged with the development of social media, but this is not the case. Content . Connect . Collaborate .
Getting it Right: A 3-Step Approach to Building Your Online Course
AUGUST 13, 2015
Is your course providing an overview or high-level understanding of the subject matter, or do you want to provide in-depth knowledge? These questions may be daunting at first, but they provide a solid foundation on which to build an online course. You’ll be ready to craft a framework for your course, organize course topics and content in a logical order, identify the additional material needed, and select the best learning experience to meet the desired learning outcomes. Write short introductions and summaries for each module. What format?
10 eLearning Design and Development Mistakes
OCTOBER 6, 2014
As any eLearning professional will attest, learning from our mistakes allows us to become better in every aspect. On the other hand, wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a way to bypass all of the downsides of mistake-based learning, while still reaping all of the benefits? Losing Focus of Your Primary Objectives and Goals. Creating Verbose and Cluttered Modules.
Define and Develop
APRIL 13, 2016
At CourseArc we have created hundreds of engaging online modules for our clients and in this process we have found that many K-12 organizations, universities, and corporate training departments have few to no resources with formal training in instructional design. Learn more about instructional design and eLearning with our fourth module, titled Define and Develop.
Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning
OCTOBER 17, 2010
eFront News from the e-learning frontier 10/17/2010 Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning As an e-Learning consultant I always was fun of open source software. In this post I am not going to talk about open source learning management systems such as eFront  but rather dedicated open source "authoring tools". The answer is simple. by Christopher Pappas M.B.A.,
Making the Move: Converting Training into Online Courses
JULY 23, 2015
Effective instructional technologies and rich learning experiences coupled with flexibility and cost-effectiveness make elearning an ideal way for people to develop knowledge and learn new skills with ease. Online learning empowers learners with complete ownership of their learning. It also offers a wealth of opportunities for trainers, subject matter experts, lecturers, teachers, and instructors to teach millions of online learners across the globe, providing diverse teaching experiences and boosting their monthly income at the same time. Parting thoughts.
How Cisco Uses Knowledge Guru to Teach Product and Technical Knowledge (Interview)
MAY 6, 2015
I interviewed Paula Rossini, Global Program Manager at Cisco, to learn more about how Cisco uses Knowledge Guru games to teach its sales associates. How are the games part of a learning solution? For example, associates take Data Center as a six-day module. During each module, associates play part of the game at the end of day one, three and five. Every day they have 3.5