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.
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?
Mobile Learning Provides a Lot of Advantage for the Banking and Financial Services Industry: An Insight
JUNE 1, 2015
The Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) industry is a highly dynamic sector where updated knowledge provides an extra edge over others in the competitive scenario. Many BFSI organizations already are utilizing the mobile advantage by providing pre-loaded hand-held devices to their employees – particularly, the sales staff. Learning
How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy
providing an opportunity to practice the skills required. delivered in short, two to three minute modules on-demand, from any device. here is to ensure your training program provides individual attention and im- mediate feedback for trainees. INSTANT ACCESS TO CONTENT IN THE FIELD Provide learning content in both push and pull modalities to accommodate a. ENABLEMENT?
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.
Train Your Customers Using eLearning Modules
Voice of Clarity
MAY 23, 2014
Many businesses struggle to provide their customers with useful, easy to consume information about how to use their products and services. eLearning modules can provide an easy solution to your customer product training issues. Professional training modules can also be an excellent customer relationship tool for your business. eLearning services can do so much more.
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.
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.
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.
With a new module “Assignments” students can create their own learning maps
MARCH 19, 2014
In this module, which is included inside each private group, teachers can assign their students three different tasks: A student Learning map. This one is pretty straightforward – you give students a question and they are provided with space to answer it in essay form. Something that was on our minds for a while now, is a question on how to better engage students with Edynco.
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.
Learning Providers (wk.4) #OpenBadgesMOOC
Dont Waste Your Time
OCTOBER 4, 2013
Week 4 – Learning Providers. I can see the benefit of looking at badges for the soon-to-leave-education school leavers, and those already in work either actively looking for a new role or to up-skill themselves. Would AMBA (Association of MBAs) accept badges as a currency from a £20,000 a year MBA provider? Here we are at week four and challenge four. ” (Selingo).
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.
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.,
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.
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? Can we reduce flab in our analysis and design phase? What's the Inception?
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.
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
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)?
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.
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.
Top 8 Reasons Why Training Providers Are Adopting eLearning
OCTOBER 29, 2009
Reflecting on my interactions with Training Providers over the last couple of quarters, I’ve made a list of the top 8 reasons for them to adopt eLearning. Client Demand : The provider’s clients have started demanding eLearning solutions (and training providers want to retain them). This helps training providers reach client companies who otherwise had not been able to afford their classroom training - opening up a new stream of business. I’ve blogged before about why Blended Learning is the best option for training companies.
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.
E-learning modules are not the complete replacement
Clive on Learning
MAY 17, 2010
Chances are that you are using the classroom elements to enthuse students about the topics covered by the course, to explain key ideas with the benefit of visual aids and interactive exercises, to stimulate discussion and provide opportunities for working with the new ideas. Try and accomplish all this as highly-structured e-learning modules and you'll be taking a step backwards, not reshaping the future. Imagine you were running a pretty traditional formal course composed of face-to-face classroom sessions, backed up by handouts or reference books. don't think so.
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.
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.
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.
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. For example, each module can be introduced using the character of a doctor.
Blended Learning and The Flipped Classroom: What’s the Difference?!
MAY 11, 2016
Blended learning allows users to learn at their own pace and dig deeper through asynchronous modules while providing real-time support from an instructor during synchronous sessions. Flipped classroom is a form of blended learning where learners are asked to view short elearning modules at home or on their own time, to prepare them for their in-person classroom training.
eLearning Glossary Part 2: More Commonly Used Terms
JUNE 9, 2016
Course- A course is made of one or more modules put together to form one cohesive unit to teach a person about a topic. At the end of a course one may be asked to take a survey or may be granted a certificate of completion proving one has completed every module within the whole course. Module- A module is a section of a course, similar to a chapter in a textbook.
3 ways of creating video-based online learning: An e-learning perspective
SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
There are many ways of creating a video-based learning module. This client’s chosen training medium had always been the classroom environment, which is definitely a strong platform to impart communication skills because it provides opportunities for close social and inter-personal interactions. It also provided practical know-how on the actual workings of many machines.
Using Design to Increase Training Adoption: This Month on #BLPLearn
APRIL 28, 2016
We all know how helpful these can be, and how they can help provide that critical extra touch needed for retention. Researchers at Case Western University School of Medicine decided to perform an experiment on the medical education curriculum, which includes a series of supplemental online pharmacology modules (“PharmWeb”) that run concurrently with the standard curriculum.
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. In the eLearning module there is more detailed information on this complex but interesting topic. Do things in the right order.
How To Promote Ongoing Online Training In Your Organization
JUNE 7, 2016
Employees are the lifeblood of your organization, which is why it’s crucial to provide them with the online tools and resources they need to achieve success. mentor serves as someone who can offer support and guidance when necessary, as well as provide invaluable feedback if the employee needs to improve their performance behaviors. Content delivery is also a consideration.
Competency Based Training in Moodle
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
When developing a Competency Based Training Program with the Moodle Outcomes Module, training managers are equipped with a process for defining competencies that are linked to a series of numbers or letters to determine the learner’s level of understanding of said competency. For more information on Moodle's advanced features, download our guide here. Moodle competency based education