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.
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.
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.
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. Learning objectives clarify exactly what it is youre trying to teach. Ray Sims has written a great summary on Writing Learning Objectives , with citations to some good resources, including Vicki Heaths post Learning Objectives: Writing Learning Outcomes So They Matter.
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.
Tips for Bridging Generational Gaps in Workplace Training
DECEMBER 6, 2016
Instructional designers must take these audience attributes into consideration when designing training modules. Here are some best practices suggested by nationally-renowned Employee Assistance Program providers Carebridge : Train your leaders to be aware of the preferred work and communication styles of each of the generations. Recognizing the Divide. aversion to change. teamwork.
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?!
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.
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.
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.
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.
How Microlearning Supports Adult Learning Principles [Infographic]
OCTOBER 21, 2016
In simple terms, microlearning is bite-sized learning in short modules of 5 to minutes each, covering 1 learning objective per module. These small nuggets are very effective in providing specific. But how do these byte sized modules support adult learning principles? Learning Technology microlearningJust-in-time information.
Why Corporate Training Is Going the Microlearning Way
NOVEMBER 13, 2016
Do you wish to make the best use of the self-paced technology-enabled learning format? Are you looking for ways to harness the full potential of e-learning? Well, then you need to go in for microlearning modules. Microlearning refers to the delivery of e-learning content in the form of “information morsels”. How can microlearning help provide good corporate training? 1.
Smartphones Are the New Textbooks – Courtesy Microlearning
OCTOBER 31, 2016
Predominantly, we relate microlearning to byte-sized learning or think of it as small, compact learning modules…right? Microlearning is focused and delivers the right amount of information that justifies one learning objective at a time. Why the Paradigm Shift from Traditional E-learning to Microlearning? . Keep the learning going, on-the-go .
3 Reasons You Need to Go In for an E-learning Curriculum
OCTOBER 9, 2016
Are you planning to go in for e-learning? Would you like to have the highest ROI on your online learning initiative? Well, you need to go in for e-learning curriculums. What is an e-learning curriculum? course is made up of lessons, each dealing with a learning objective. When the learner completes all the modules, he would have completed the curriculum.
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!
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.
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?
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.
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
Use Small Learning Units for Big Impact
OCTOBER 3, 2016
In such a situation, asking employees to go through hour-long e-learning courses is not a good idea. Enter micro-learning, essentially small learning units that deliver learning in bite-sized pieces. ” Small learning units are acceptable to learners and organizations can achieve their training targets by delivering micro-learning modules to receptive employees.
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.
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.
The 3 Phase Process to Develop an Online Curriculum in 20 Days
DECEMBER 13, 2016
Recently , one of our clients in the medical device space asked us to convert a PDF file on the documentation norms prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) into an interesting e-learning curriculum. Our instructional design (ID) team conducted a thorough analysis of the PDF document to determine whether there were any gaps in the learning content. Learning Objectives.
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.
Microlearning: How to Get Started?
NOVEMBER 22, 2016
Delivering online training modules of short duration, popularly known as Microlearning, is more relevant in this fast-paced, tech-driven world than lengthy modules. Make learning available at the point of need. This ensures the modules provide better on-the-job, just-in-time support for your employees as they can be accessed anytime, anywhere, and on any device.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Why You Need Online Learning Nuggets for Product Training
OCTOBER 17, 2016
What does it take create e-learning courses for product training quickly, in a cost-effective manner? Microlearning refers to the delivery of learning content in the form of information nuggets. Content is divided into several modules, each of about 5-10 minutes in duration. Each of these learning nuggets is a self-standing course, dealing with a specific learning objective.
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.