Small is Big: Converting PDFs to E-Learning Modules
FEBRUARY 27, 2015
learning is much beyond just saving paper – it is the realization of the full potential of instructional design by harnessing the functionalities provided by IT, such as interactivity, animations, call to actions, etc., in a manner that takes care of the cognitive load on learners. Create them at the end of each short module and collect their scores. What does a PDF bring to mind?
Games Can Provide Authentic Experiences
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
To provide effective instruction, it needs to be as authentic to the actual experience as possible. May times in a classroom or in an elearning module, there are no consequences for wrong decisions or actions. Gamification of context provides two key advantages. So, providing a game for learning creates an authentic environment other than a classroom or a slideshow and highlights how certain variables or actions taken in situation play out over time. The context of an online course or the context of a classroom is not authentic. are most people impacted by that.
eLearning Modules will Die… and 70:20:10 will hold the Smoking Gun
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
When talking about technology and learning it’s hard not to think about elearning modules. So I take no joy in predicting that elearning modules will inevitably be murdered. The best of today’s elearning modules have learnt from past excesses. Providing just-in-time & just enough performance support. eLearning Modules are Dead… they just don’t know it yet.
Creating Immersive Learning Solutions for Industrial Technical Training
JULY 22, 2015
Origin Learning has displayed its in-depth understanding of concepts by developing learning modules with an immersive approach for a transportation conglomerate recently. deep dive into the technical concepts enabled it to provide graphic content (solutions) using the 3D modeling techniques effectively. Concept is what is core to content. Let’s come to water. Flummoxed?
Designing Micro-learning Modules – A Few Lessons from Hollywood
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
Many e-learning designers believe the short spans of micro-learning modules are the panacea for all learner engagement issues. Lesson: Begin the micro-learning module with an icebreaker. Designers of micro-learning modules can adopt a similar approach. They can begin the bite-sized learning module with a video to “get learners into the groove”. Movie #1: GoldenEye.
Customizing Training Modules Made Easy With Articulate Storyline – Part II
OCTOBER 18, 2016
In my previous blog, we have seen how Articulate Storyline helps customize online training modules according to your requirements. Here are 5 examples of customized components in online training modules developed in Articulate Storyline. 1. Articulate Storyline provides a built-in menu through which course navigation can either be set free or restricted. Customizing the Menu.
A How to Guide on the Principles of the #elearningmanifesto: # 5 Provide realistic practice
Challenge to Learn
JULY 1, 2014
This is Principle 5 of the manifesto: “We will provide learners sufficient levels of realistic practice; for example, simulations, scenario-based decision making, case-based evaluations, and authentic exercises.” The simplest way to make this happen is to use real life situations as the foundation for eLearning modules. There The underlying reason is simple. Simulations.
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. Here’s how they work! We can help.
5 Reasons Your Learners Love to Hate Your Online Training Modules
JULY 17, 2016
While the above quote refers to the good intentions of people causing as much harm in this world as the works of evil people, I think this quote holds good and true even in the corporate training world, where good intentions often do as much harm as good, solely because of a lack of understanding of the learner’s needs, during the creation of online training modules. Microsoft Corp.,
An LMS Provides Solutions to Your Company’s New Year’s Resolutions
DECEMBER 15, 2015
If so, know that an eLearning system can provide the solutions to your company’s New Year’s resolutions. You want to attract and retain the best; provide them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company’s mission.”. What is your top New Year’s resolution for your company? All would say increased revenue. Strengthen Workforce. Anne M.
Extend eFront with modules for fun and profit
JANUARY 14, 2015
In this post we’ll take a look at eFront’s module system, and how it enables eFront users to extend and mold the software to their e-learning needs. Modules what? So, “modules” are small programs that cannot run standalone, but are installed in order to extend a base program (in our case, eFront), and allow it to do something it couldn’t before.
5 Things To Consider When Selecting A Training Provider
OCTOBER 7, 2015
Having both perspectives (client and training provider) has helped me gain a clear understanding of what to look for when selecting a training provider. In particular, there are five key questions I recommend anyone selecting a training provider must answer, before deciding who to work with. 1. Many training providers are experts in a particular area and/or industry. When hiring a training provider, make sure they display a deep understanding of your industry, business model, challenges, strategy and the day-to-day reality in which participants operate. 2.
When to Bring Your Association’s Continuing Education Online
FEBRUARY 13, 2014
When developing continuing education, you typically look to provide high value to your members while keeping costs as low as possible. But sometimes it’s worthwhile to focus significant resources on developing a very customized continuing education (CE) module. This might end up being an app for mobile devices, an online self-study module with quizzes and games built in, or an online course with significant resources invested such as broadcasting live video. This will help determine what members expect you to know and provide to them. prize piece of content.
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. Bite-sized modules come to sales reps’ rescue by keeping them hooked.
From Why to Wow: Develop E-learning Modules for Engaging Compliance Training
OCTOBER 13, 2016
Well, you can change the perception of employees towards compliance training when you provide customized training that can engage them. Feedback can be provided for the different choices they make. For an e-learning course on harassment at the workplace, we used scenarios to depict the various kinds of harassment and asked the learner for his response by providing alternatives.
How to Provide Personalized Learning Experience in E-Learning Courses
JUNE 20, 2016
People now seek personalization, whether it’s in an e-mail, browser, desktop, or TV, and developers are providing features such as themes, wallpapers and various options to support personalization. When an e-learning course providers learners’ a feel of ‘This is For Me’, surely it is a personalized learning experience. Five Fine ways to Figure Out E-learning Personalization.
The Dos and Don’ts of Developing Self-paced Training Modules
JANUARY 25, 2017
It provides learners the options of what, where, when, and how to learn. You need to come up with ideas that will make your learners want to know more, be eager to go to the next module, and ready to follow the instructional path you have designed. Interactivities maintain the attention of the learner and they provide a break from the passive action of looking and reading the screen.
Top 10 Moodle Plugins of 2014
OCTOBER 29, 2014
Last week we released an article that provides a detailed list of the best Moodle Plugins we curated over the past 12 years. The list is extensive so if you are wanting to know the most popular plugins by number of downloads then continue reading as we provide a brief summary for the top 10 Moodle […] The post Top 10 Moodle Plugins of 2014 appeared first on Lambda Solutions.
Using Variable Flags to Provide Feedback in Adobe Captivate
AUGUST 8, 2012
Most e-learning tools, including Adobe Captivate, provide for the ability to use flags. However, creating custom variables allows the developer to track nearly any thing in an e-learning module. by Jonathan Shoaf. Flags are common everyday objects. When a flag is raised into position, it has meaning. Flags are used as signals. Flags have meaning. Did the learner complete this?
Providing Contextual Learning Through Apple’s iBeacon Technology
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
True, you do need a comprehensive learning strategy that has instructor-led courses as well as online training modules and even some form of mobile learning.But the fact is, more often than not, people tend to forget whatever they have learnt, unless that learning is supported and reinforced through other media. The number of iPhone users has been growing steadily. From 17.5
SDMS Ltd & Epignosis Release Face-to-Face Training Module for eFront
JULY 6, 2012
Leading UK Staff Development and Personnel Solutions provider, SDMS Ltd , together with Epignosis, the developer of eFront®, recently announced the release of a new classroom module to complement the already extensive functionality of eFront® its award winning e-Learning platform. Source: Leading Staff Development and Personnel Solution provider, SDMS Ltd, have announced a strategic partnership with Epignosis, the developer of eFront Enterprise® its award winning e-Learning platform. . Source: original PR July 2, 2012.
Achieving Learning Flow with Your Online Member Education
OCTOBER 28, 2014
Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow model describes the concept of being so engaged in an activity, such as an online course, that you remain engaged for an extended period of time, completing modules, activities, and assessments without taking breaks. Earlier this year, Associations Now wrote an article asking whether “binge learning” will become the new “binge watching.” Share this on Facebook.
Skillsoft buying SumTotal – My Take
AUGUST 23, 2014
Here according to the documentation listed on the Skillsoft web site, is what they see as the real value of the SumTotal acquisition (text listed is actual wording on their document): Skillsoft and SumTotal provide highly complementary HR solutions. The document provides other information, including “Why Skillsoft intends to purchase SumTotal” Among the statements as to why, is “Comprehensive HR suite, including learning, talent and workforce management” HR and Learning – Internal. As for Skillsoft, they are a content provider. They are not.
Corporate MOOCs: Getting Buy-In from Employees
Your Training Edge
JULY 31, 2014
The What: Provide education about what MOOCs are. Encourage employees to explore some academic MOOC providers like Coursera and edX—maybe even recommend a few courses for them to take. Another option is to focus your first MOOC around providing performance support , or just-in-time training, which employees can use immediately on the job. MOOCs are different. etiquette)?
Purchasing Courses for your LMS
JULY 25, 2014
Perhaps the content provided educational value or offered the ability to see into the future and what is possible. Created by a 3rd party provider – a Skillsoft or Wiley for example. Created by the LMS provider – they build custom content. Series of modules or 10 minute courses. The first thing you need to do is find the appropriate content provider that will work best for you. Purchase the courses through your LMS provider who already has partnership deals with various 3rd party providers – most popular choice by consumers (LMS client).
Anything is Possible with Articulate Storyline
B Online Learning
OCTOBER 6, 2015
B Online Learning was recently engaged by the Association of Independent Schools of NSW (AIS) to assist in building four modules as part of the online component of the Early Literacy Project. The design for each module was provided to […]. This project aims to promote the explicit teaching of early literacy skills in independent schools.
Excellence in Blended Learning
DECEMBER 5, 2016
Programs include orientation and capstone webinars, which include one live Harvard-moderated webinar for each program module. Rather than multiple-choice quizzes at the end of each module, learners got questions to gauge how participants could apply what they learned to their group at work, making the learning immediately relevant. Learning in Practice Awards 2016. Sanjay Advani.
The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog
APRIL 6, 2011
Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Sound of Silence by Jim on April 7, 2011 in eLearning At what point does narration really add anything to an eLearning module, and at what point is it simply being added because “it’s what’s expected?” Why don’t we hear that? And you’d be wrong. It is amazing ho. Properly d.
Excellence in Academic Partnerships
DECEMBER 5, 2016
Piloted in 2015, 1,100 employees have since enrolled and more than 90 percent have completed at least one module. Learning Delivery LIP 2016 Providers Learning In Practice AwardsLearning in Practice Awards 2016. INSEAD. The 24-week course includes video lectures, online quizzes and simulated client engagements. The program is currently on schedule to reach 4,000 participants by 2018.
Once, When I was at Band Camp…
MAY 6, 2016
Stories provide an organizing structure that makes the subject matter more relevant to learners and can maintain learners' interest throughout a lengthy module or course; the stories lend personal importance that can be lost when dealing with abstract facts and rules. By Edm ond Manning , Senior Instructional Strategist. We remember stories.
Micro-learning Through The Mobile Platform: Is That Where Learning Is Heading?
SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
This provides the learner concise and relevant information that is easy to retain and later, apply. Micro-learning when delivered through the mobile platform , becomes more accessible and provides an opportunity for learning, anywhere and anytime. Aligned for blended learning delivery: The bite-sized structure of the modules makes them a perfect accompaniment for blended learning.
A Quick Recap - ‘Create Learning Arcs Using Raptivity Linker Beta’
APRIL 3, 2014
Learning arcs created using Raptivity Linker provide the middle ground—they are long enough to constitute a full learning experience, yet short enough to be used in different courses. These two arcs, on one hand, can be used as distinct learning modules and on the other, can also be combined to form a part of a bigger gamification course. eLearning eLearning Interactions Interactivity Learning Arcs Linker Mini courses Mini Learning Bytes Mini Modules mLearning raptivity Raptivity Linker The Beta version of this Raptivity add-on was launched last month.
Microlearning: What It Is and What It Isn’t
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
We recommend using a 10-minute microlearning snippet to introduce a concept, a live meeting to elaborate on it, and a reinforcement game offered later (such as Knowledge Guru) to provide additional repetitions. When you need to help learners become experts, a microlearning module is not enough. You can house all those micro-modules within your Google-esque environment.”
MAY 10, 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 fifth module, titled Ongoing Evaluation.