6 to 7 minutes of instructional video - that's the sweet spot!
NOVEMBER 19, 2013
The nice people at One Productions have built this infographic that illustrates this point. I have sat through many 50 minute lectures in my life. Notice how I wrote that sentence "sat through". was I always engaged? Probably not. Is it realistic to be engaged for a full 50 minute block? Probably not. So how does one go about maximizing engagement in a distance course with video.
Engage! Top 6 Best Practices that Foster Learner Engagement with Online Instructional Video
MARCH 19, 2014
Invest in pre-production lesson planning to segment videos into chunks that are no longer than 6-7 minutes in length, if possible. Invest in post-production editing to display the instructor’s head at opportune times in the video. instead of a formal production studio. Shorter videos are much more engaging to learners. office, lab, in the field, etc.)
The Importance of Video in e-Learning
MARCH 5, 2013
But before you run into the production of your video – do a bit of research on best practices. Take special note at the 6-minute mark of this second video as she presents a great table containing the Do’s and Don’ts for video production. Let’s consider distance education for a bit. Sometimes in the setting of a correspondence course there was media involved. In my experience: No.
Are you new to social media curation in online learning? [VIDEO]
MARCH 28, 2014
It''s an important job to be a museum curator because their bias about the artifacts invariably will make its way into the finish product on display. I don''t really think that''s a bad thing, because museum curators are experts in their field and they can identify the most compelling themes and stories, and expertly organize artifacts in museums for people to interact with so they can learn.
Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI
Final overall change for the business as a result of the training program, i.e., Improved quality, improved production, decreased costs, increased job satisfaction, reduced problems or accidents, increased sales. 5. Let’s look at an example of each type of objectives: - Course objective: Learners will be able to make 5 entries in a production database in 10 minutes. But because.
Help your students before they are your students: Math Diagnostic Quiz
JUNE 10, 2014
The online product can go one step further and provide 10 different short tutorials that align directly with the Top 10 Competencies. If you have been to university or college recently in a science-related discipline then you may have encountered a mathematics diagnostic quiz. Some institutions use them to assess the strengths and weaknesses of their incoming students.
Don’t police plagiarism! Instead design assignments that cannot be plagiarized.
JULY 22, 2011
For most students, it will be more fun to unleash their creativity on the subject then to invest hours trying to devise plagiarisms schemes that will result in an equally creative product. Who says Facebook is a useless waste of time? The link brought me to the article from the Chronicle of Higher Education that instantly riveted me to its text. It is probably because the risk is greater.
The magic bullet? Reducing costs with online courses in Canada
FEBRUARY 26, 2014
Instead, offering a mixture of online and classroom-based courses offers choices for students, enhances student flexibility and enriches the suite of products that an institution can offer to learners. There’s no magic bullet. Stop looking for one. Being an online course is not a magic bullet to cost reduction. Read it in detail here. There can be some indirect cost reduction.
Is ‘Simple’ a four letter word in eLearning? Are bells & whistles blinding us?
JUNE 3, 2011
argue that the ‘more, more, more’ approach can act counter-productively in student learning. For the last decade in distance education and elearning, I have repeatedly come across the theme that “more is better”. tools, more textbook publisher resources, etc. We’ve heard it so frequently that we can begin to believe it. Should it be “more is better”? Obvious answer: NO! Make it simple.
From World of Warcraft to Second Life – Teaching Science with Immersion and Excursion
JULY 16, 2009
That’s when she turned to a different virtual world product: Second Life. I’ve written about Second Life a few times before on this blog ( here and here ). I recently attended the SLOAN-C International Symposium on Emerging Technology Applications for Online Learning in San Francisco. It was an intense conference with many fantastic talks. The attraction to the game for her was not clear.
Is Google good for education? Take a LitTrip or explore an Art Museum thanks to Google
MARCH 4, 2011
Ben Daley, Chief Academic Officer and COO at High Tech High, has recently posted a lovely list of 24 Google products that have an application to the field of education. knew about the educational applications of some of these products already: YouTube ( 1 , 2 , 3 ), Google Scholar , Body Browser. Here are two products that caught my eye in particular: GoogleLitTrips.
Why are you re-inventing the wheel? Use these education videos!
JULY 13, 2011
So quit making plans to re-inventing the wheel by mounting your own video production company. Almost every day something comes across your Twitter feed which is a golden nugget. perfect little resource, tool or story that can help you in your practice of being an educator. However, once in awhile you hit the mother lode. Wow – it’s a very appropriately titled post.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
The final product shows a direct link between the training and the goals of the. Instructional design approaches, current thinking and modern production values aside, a. Seven Simple Secrets to. Off-the-Shelf Course Success. By Megan Torrance, CEO TorranceLearning. Off-the-shelf (OTS) courseware is a growing market attracting both customers and venture. capital. of learners. You’re.
eLearning – do we know what the heck we are doing? Are we in a rut?
JANUARY 19, 2011
Well – being a productive person in the workplace REQUIRES interaction and group work with other staff (some of which are not geographically co-located). Trent Batson, executive director of The Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning , has just published a thought provoking article in Campus Technology (dated 19 Jan 2011). Why do I do this? Leave a comment below.
Converting Classroom Courses to Online Courses - Ask an Instructional Designer
AUGUST 24, 2009
In my view it all comes down to how you envision the finished product meeting the needs of your target market. Use a print-based framework for your finished product; however, augment the print-based material with short audio-video tutorials (created with Adobe Captivate) that show students the piece of software in action. However, I am looking for shortcuts. Perhaps in MS-Word format.
Do wikis work for any topic? How about math?
MARCH 25, 2009
Sabah Karam from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, recently wrote to me asking: “I have been doing research on how wikis can be used to teach students how to do mathematical proofs…. would like to know if you have any thoughts on if you think we this is a realistic effort and, so, how we can achieve this goal.” Great question! personally believe that a wiki can succeed on any topic.
Web 2.0 can knock your socks off!
MARCH 18, 2009
It’s a great application to add to your digital storytelling toolbox for you or for your students – the production value is high. I participated in a great online talk yesterday by James Falkofske, Director of Online Learning, St. Cloud Technical College ( here's a link to James' blog ). His talk was titled: Easy Steps for Expanding Desire2Learn with Web 2.0 Tools. tools: Go2Web20.net.
Chemistry Lab Simulations - the Late Night Way!
FEBRUARY 19, 2009
Their flagship product, REACTOR, is an entirely web-based chemistry lab simulator. If you want to try more, they will issue a 2-week free trial for any instructor considering using the product in an educational setting. If you work in the field of science – then you have been there. Science is a strange discipline isn’t it? Coincidentally, they are called Late Night Labs. Very nice!
How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy
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e-Learning Acupuncture: Paper still beats electronic in 2007!
JANUARY 15, 2007
The electronic-based reader was a professionally done product through collaboration with Access Copyright and VitalSource. skip to main | skip to sidebar e-Learning Acupuncture Erics ramblings, experiences and random thoughts about e-Learning, distance education and Educational Technology. Monday, January 15, 2007 Paper still beats electronic in 2007! Catchy title eh? Tremblay, M.Ed.
e-Learning Acupuncture: Wiki uses at Universities
MARCH 8, 2007
Example #2: Staff productivity point of view The Course Design and Development process at CDD operates under a project management framework and often has Course Development Teams with members that are geographically dispersed. skip to main | skip to sidebar e-Learning Acupuncture Erics ramblings, experiences and random thoughts about e-Learning, distance education and Educational Technology. Thursday, March 08, 2007 Wiki uses at Universities Wikis, a popular Web 2.0 technology, are being implemented increasingly in higher education settings. Comments? Add Post To: Email This BlogThis!
e-Learning Acupuncture: Rewards and Challenges of Blogging
JANUARY 22, 2007
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Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact
more information than ever before to keep up with growing product complexity, highly. more knowledgeable in their jobs, whether it was safety knowledge, product knowledge, customer services practices or policies and procedures10. Issues around increased product complexity, intensified. continuously reinforce major learning events to drive product knowledge every day has.
e-Learning Acupuncture: Support Materials for using Wikis at a Distance
JANUARY 24, 2007
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e-Learning Acupuncture: Quantity vs. Quality: Keywords
JANUARY 15, 2007
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e-Learning Acupuncture: Podcast usage in post-secondary settings is growing!
DECEMBER 1, 2006
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e-Learning Acupuncture: Remote Controlled African Webcam
DECEMBER 5, 2006
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4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
retention, productivity, and employee engagement. FOUR WAYS TO CLOSE THE. LEARNING-DOING GAP FOR. FRONT-LINE MANAGERS 4FOREWORD We’re in business to help organizations. achieve their goals by making sure their. employees have the knowledge and skills. they need to succeed. Our experience. and research led us to identify that one. audience organizations consistently. managers. What’s. skills.
e-Learning Acupuncture: Is Open Source LCMS really the way to go?
APRIL 26, 2005
In a recent round table meeting of five Universities that I attended in Ottawa on the subject of LCMSs, all five Universities had decided to continue pursuing commercially available LCMSs instead of Open Source products like Moodle or SAKAI because they had judged it to be more cost effective in the medium and long term. The cool thing about Moodle isnt that its a "free" option to throw into the mix when evaluating LCMS products. Youre assuming that all LCMSs are the identical products and are going to remain identical products. Advantage #2: The code is FREE!
The Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity
JUNE 23, 2016
BYOD policy also makes it easy for employees to access corporate data and online training materials, which can increase productivity. Of all the benefits listed here, increased productivity usually pleases company leaders most. Some organizations choose to implement BYOD solely for the purpose of augmenting productivity. Access only to non-sensitive systems and data. Jeffrey A.
Product Review – Adobe Captivate Prime LMS
AUGUST 27, 2015
The name alone “Adobe” is a strong brand, highly recognized in the tech industry. If you are a fan of Adobe products and love Captivate the authoring tool or Connect, then having the LMS wouldn’t be out of the question. If you do not have those Adobe e-learning offerings, but have Adobe products, again, it is not out of the realm to see you purchasing the solution.
FEBRUARY 9, 2012
Here is the concept of Social Production as Tony and I covered in “Learning in 3D.” ” Social production is the means by which a software operating system or a digital encyclopedia can be created without the need for a large centralized hierarchy. In the past such forms of social production were limited and bounded in nature. Today, social production is being leveraged much less by the traditional enterprise than it is by the entrepreneurial start up. They might even work together to develop some code. definition
Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy
Example 2: Ethicon (a J&J company) was looking for a way to increase employee product knowledge to drive sales. apply product and procedural knowledge with their. Example 2: Ethicon (a J&J Company): With constantly evolving products, it is. those issues are costing the company in terms of lost revenue, lost productivity, customer loyalty, etc. Introduction.3 Conclusion.16
Can Elearning Improve Productivity?
AUGUST 19, 2014
One of the most elementary goals of any business is to increase its productivity. In an effort to increase it, innumerable studies have been conducted across organizations of different industries to determine the causes of low employee productivity. A few reasons are common to the results of all these studies: low employee motivation and poor management. Let us find out. First name.
Evaluating SaaS Products for Purchase
JUNE 28, 2016
Jesse joined the Administrate team as an Account Executive in September 2015. He’s sold cars, yachts, advertising, and SaaS. So you think you need new SaaS (Software-as-a-Service)? Whether you’ve been down this road in the past or you’re new to the process, this post is intended to provide some pointers. I’ve Read More. All Staff Insight
Your Product Launch Training Questions Answered
MARCH 31, 2015
A few weeks ago, several hundred people joined Leanne Batchelder and myself for a webinar on product launch training. Hosted through Training Magazine Network, the session is called Learning Solutions and Your Product Launch: How a Curriculum Drives Success. Clearly, product launch training is a high-priority issue in many organizations. What about customer training?
Ten Steps to a Successful Product Launch Training Implementation
FEBRUARY 17, 2015
We often support clients with complex products to bring to market. The training that supports these product launches is always a multi-faceted collection of learning solutions that must meet the needs of several different learner groups. For product launch training to drive desired knowledge and skills acquisition, it must be carefully designed and implemented.
New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model
What are the goals for learning and development? 9 out of 10 of today’s L&D leaders are looking to: Increase on-the-job productivity. times more likely to report benefits relating to productivity and business. 60% want to increase their productivity. 63% report improved productivity. Improving productivity/engagement. productive. In-Focus. Report. Foreword.
Free Webinar: How to Price Education Products
FEBRUARY 19, 2014
Pricing for education products is all over the map. We’ll also explore how your education products can be placed on a “value ramp” that lets you create pricing flexibility to benefit your customers, spares you the anxiety of trying to find the one “right” price, protects you from both over- and under-pricing, and provides a healthy margin. Share this on Facebook. Tweet This!
5 Tips to Effectively Reinforce Your New Product Knowledge Training
JUNE 22, 2016
Even though you have an outstanding sales force and extraordinary marketing team, without effectively training your sales team, your new product launch may not be successful. So, for a successful launch, especially for B2B organizations, product training should be initiated long before the launch stage of the product. Product Training Mobile Apps. Short Product Videos.
Product Review: Totara
OCTOBER 9, 2012
Blog – This was on the trial and for a nice product like this – it should be removed for the trial. It is sooo boring. While that makes sense, what hurts the product is the overkill of information. know Totara is going to say that the product is built on open source and the folks who are buying it know the technical aspects/Moodle and thus this isn’t an issue.
Designing a Product Launch Curriculum
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
This is an excerpt from Nancy Harkness’ new white paper, Learning Solutions and Your Product Launch: The Secret to Success. Here is a section on designing product launch curriculums: Designing the curriculum. Every launch curriculum is different, and has different needs based on what learners currently know, what the product is, etc. Prelaunch training. Launch meeting. Tools.
New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends
Despite its shortcomings, learning technology has a strong correlation to improved KPIs, such as reve- nue, productivity, engagement, costs and turnover. reported that productivity had decreased. © 2016 Brandon Hall Group. Licensed for Distribution by Docebo. The cloud, social tools, mobile technologies, and other advances have created a host of opportunities for. Exploring new and.
Simple Video Production Apps for Course Authoring
DECEMBER 4, 2015
Stumped with where to begin with video production for your courses? Do not feel you need to be a professional videographer or a production professional in order to generate video content for your online courses. If you are engaged in a highly robust project then perhaps you may need content of that caliber but for most of our elearning learners that is not necessary. Vivavideo.
Instructional Designers and Product Managers – Traversing The Common Trail
AUGUST 14, 2015
I have been working as a Product Manager with Raptivity for the last 5 years. My favourite moments of this journey have been whenever I have talked to any of our customers and seen how they used Raptivity, how they visualized the product to be used, how they mapped hundreds of Raptivity interactions into various phases of eLearning course development and so on.