Five Things to Include in Your E-Learning Scenarios
JANUARY 6, 2016
When person is learning something new in real life, there’s usually someone there to provide feedback and coaching through the process. Just like providing realistic consequences, it’s important to provide feedback to help the learner understand why a decision was bad and how to avoid it in the future. Story. Does it matter if the people involved are peers? It might! Feedback.
How to Organize Your E-Learning Content with Sticky Notes
APRIL 21, 2016
When I first started developing e-learning courses, my biggest frustration was how to take all of the content provided by my subject-matter expert and transform it into a development-ready storyboard that also met the learning needs of my audience. Developing an e-learning course from beginning to end is a complicated, multi-phased process—there’s no denying it.
Graphic Design Tips for Beginners
FEBRUARY 27, 2015
The truth is, a perfectly selected image can provide more meaning to your content than a thousand words ever could. Whatever the case, this is how color is used to provide additional meaning and emotion to the content. Even when working within the confines of a color scheme provided by an organization, understanding how colors work together can be a challenge for some.
Top 10 Free Stock Image Sites for E-Learning
JUNE 9, 2016
This means you can copy, modify, or distribute the images, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission or providing attribution! It’s not always easy to find high-quality images for your e-learning when you’re working on a budget. If you can’t afford the popular stock image sites, you might think you’re only option is to take your own photos. pexels.com. pixabay.com.
Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance
This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives.
Tips for Working with E-Learning Voice-Over Talent
JUNE 12, 2015
Provide file type, naming, and editing preferences. While it’s easy to assume your voice-over talent will record, edit, and name the files in a logical manner, it’s really your job to provide this guidance. Providing specifics regarding file types, naming conventions, and editing preferences will save you a few extra emails and/or phone calls. Indicate the preferred file type.
One Way Storyline Saves You Time When Creating Accessible Courses
AUGUST 4, 2015
So in an accessible course, you need to provide a text description for non-text elements so that the screen reader knows what to say. A few months ago, Articulate released an update for Storyline 2 that included a number of features that can help you make your courses accessible to those with disabilities. These tools are useful if you want to comply with WCAG or Section 508 rules.
Be Aware of Being Aware
NOVEMBER 12, 2015
In it, I provided some questions to help your SMEs focus on what really matters: Can you give me an example of when this would come up on the job? You might have faced this situation before: you’re working on an e-learning course, and the subject-matter experts (SMEs) keep wanting to include every single bit of information they have about the subject into the course. This isn’t always easy.
Track Course Completions for Free Using Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
Using the Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer, you can capture student scores and question-and-answer specifics, which can provide insight into your learners’ performance in the course. The answer the student provided. Adobe provides scripts (PHP files) that work as-is with the Adobe Captivate Quiz Results Analyzer. Did you know there is an alternative, FREE solution?
Understanding Skill Based Learning for Business
This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture One significant way that training and learning organizations can play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization is by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives.
E-Learning Authoring Tool Comparison
JANUARY 24, 2013
Storyline wins because it provides three options with one publish: Flash, Storyline mobile player for the iPad, or HTML5. We get lots of questions about our opinion on the major e-learning authoring tools. A while back, I did a comparison grid to help outline the key differences. The following table summarizes my personal opinion on the matter. Captivate is close behind. It depends!
Do You Really Know the Terms and Conditions of Your Purchased Media?
OCTOBER 12, 2015
You may need to contact the media provider to find out. If you want the person you hire to keep the information confidential, you would need to provide that person with your own NDA. “Check the box to agree to the terms and conditions.” Click. Eager to get to the next step on the website or download, you check that box and move on without much thought to what you just agreed to.
Create Hand-Drawn Graphics in PowerPoint + Free Download
OCTOBER 24, 2014
Well, to be honest, when I first plugged it in and used it with the provided software, my hand-drawn graphics were far from beautiful. After using the tablet for a few weeks with the software it provided, I discovered that PowerPoint (and most other Microsoft Office products) supports the use of “Ink Tools” when you have a graphics tablet plugged in. Enjoy! Retreat III | Orlando, FL.
Doodle.com: Hassle-Free Scheduling
NOVEMBER 24, 2014
Step 1: Provide some general information. Just provide some general information; the only required fields are your event title, name, and email address. If you’ve opted not to provide email addresses on the website, you simply email the link to each participant. You send an email to a group of project stakeholders proposing a meeting on Tuesday at 10:00. Made a mistake?
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
but might be a little vague in providing concrete actions, so you’ll need to dig a bit deeper. Providing OTS courseware in these situations has several advantages. OTS curriculum, it’s fairly easy to provide training to individuals or groups whenever you. While the mainstream social media platforms can provide opportunities for. Seven Simple Secrets to. capital. You’re.
Client Review for Translations: Setting Expectations
OCTOBER 16, 2014
The process goes like this: The vendor provides the translated text files and then waits for approval from the client before proceeding with voiceover recording and integration into the authoring tool. Provide information about what things the reviewer really needs to watch for. It might even be helpful to provide a checklist or some DOs and DON’Ts. I enjoy them. No net gain.
Action Mapping With a Twist: A Tool for Budgeting E-Learning Development
JULY 2, 2014
Instead, I hope I’ve provided a useful tool that can help you plan for your e-learning projects and identify factors influencing the time and cost associated with developing them. Whether you’ve been developing e-learning content for years or you’re just getting started, it can be challenging to predict how much time and money an e-learning development project will take. Here’s how.
MAY 28, 2014
Finished storyboards and completed modules from Artisan’s previous courses for the same client provided both examples and templates. Viewing the existing lessons provided a vision of where we were going as well as an understanding of how all of the source materials would ultimately fit into, and contribute to, our finished product. Trust the learning process.
Tips for E-Learning Translation
DECEMBER 4, 2013
When the budget allows, it is helpful when a translation vendor can provide an end-to-end solution, especially for languages that don’t use the Roman alphabet. Providing the translators with a translated policy manual, for example, can help the translators match language. In the last year or so, Artisan E-Learning has translated many of our clients’ courses into other languages. We’ve spent a lot of time refining our translation process, and we thought we’d share some of the things we’ve learned. Project Management. 1. Decide who is doing what. Course Design.
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
Live face to face: You may use a F2F training provider. Typically, the training provider will run anything from an afternoon session to a several day workshop, focusing on topics like coaching or managing performance. provide strong content and then sit back and hope. We need to provide the structure. really to provide the system and. FOUR WAYS TO CLOSE THE.
Sneak Peek at Lectora 12
APRIL 7, 2014
The new button tool will let you customize each state of the button with color, text, font, and style options, and provide access to a new disabled state. Trivantis had its 10 th annual Lectora User Conference just last week, where they previewed some of the new features of Lectora version 12 to be released later this year. Want to rotate, reflect, or crop your images in Lectora?
Are you using Steroids? May you should be!
JUNE 3, 2014
The framework provides not only the ability to use your packaged HTML5 content to create native mobile apps, but it also provides a solution for testing those apps on their native devices without having to plug in your devices or worry about developer licenses and provisioning files. It also makes testing your newly-created apps a breeze! PhoneGap is an open-source (a.k.a.
Three Must-Know Strategies for Working with SMEs
AUGUST 24, 2016
One of the most time-consuming tasks during the e-learning development process is reviewing, interpreting, and making edits provided by your SMEs. Also, if any of your SMEs provided conflicting edits, this meeting is an opportunity to discuss those edits a come to an agreed solution. The truth is, you need your SMEs, and your SMEs need you! Strategy #3: Get Your SMEs in the Same Room.
Recap of The eLearning Guild’s 2014 Learning Solutions Conference
MARCH 31, 2014
We work with translation vendors and voiceover talent to provide us with the text and audio for the courses and then piece everything together within the authoring tool. This webinar promises to, as always, provide a lot of great creative inspiration for your own e-learning work! Two weeks ago, the entire Artisan team had the opportunity to attend the Learning Solutions conference in Orlando. As usual, we had a great time. We had the honor of hosting two concurrent sessions, two morning buzz sessions, showcasing three courses in the SolutionFest competition. SolutionFest. Pacific.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
this report provides you with a little. but has provided skills or knowledge that have actually. provide timely value for the business. to provide, and where, when and how can it be accessed? how to use the tools that’ll provide them. value for learning is by providing ease. If you’re providing point-of- need resources, it makes sense that your.
How Can E-Learning Be Shorter Than Classroom Learning?
JULY 11, 2013
The ADA, and sort of the companion law I’m going to talk about in a moment– the FMLA– when they were enacted, it was predicted that they were going to provide employment opportunities for employment lawyers for years and years to come. ADA and the related FMLA will provide employment opportunities for us lawyers for years! An industry rule-of-thumb is that you can accomplish the same thing in e-learning as in the classroom in half the time. So why might that be? Does it mean that we are stripping out the interactivity? I hope not. Breaks and pleasantries.
Lectora 12 – Moving Ahead and Catching Up
DECEMBER 31, 2014
The improvements focus on designer usability and provide PowerPoint-like flexibility when working with text, images, shapes, and buttons. When Lectora 12 was released in early December, there weren’t too many surprises, as most of the new features were previewed at the Lectora User Conference in April. These enhancements further that position. Upcoming Events & Webinars.
Staying Relevant in E-Learning in 2014
JANUARY 20, 2014
ASTD.org/Communities-of-Practice/Learning-Technologies : Provides current and archived Learning Technologies articles, webcasts, books, and blog posts. TrainingMag.com : Provides publications and resources for developments in training and online learning tools and techniques. As you dive into the new year, keep your sights on what is possible for e-learning. As with any technology-based industry, it is important for e-learning professionals to stay current with the e-learning technology, hone current skills, and add new ones. mLearnCon : June 24-26, 2014 , San Diego, CA.
Lessons from LEGO®: Training Techniques to Encourage Learning
JUNE 8, 2012
LEGO doesn’t come out and say, “By the end of this 3-hour session, you will create an airplane with the pieces provided.” When they get stuck or when they need a refresher, we can provide clear and easily-accessible materials. For my son’s 5 th birthday, he got his first “real” LEGO set. Since it was for ages 5-12, I put it on my mother-son project list. Create desire.
Event Recap: Lectora User Conference 2015
JULY 9, 2015
This future version of Lectora will include a tabbed work area providing separate views of the content sized specifically for tablets, smartphones, and traditional monitors. Back in May, I presented at the 11 th annual Lectora User Conference. My presentation was all about using Lectora’s status indicator object and showcasing unique, but easily implemented, uses for it within courses.
Converting Classroom Training to E-Learning: Key Questions
DECEMBER 13, 2012
In many cases it’s the instructor, not the PowerPoint presentation or participant guide, who really provides coherence to the material. Most instructor-led materials only contain about 30 to 50% of what is actually conveyed to the students in the classroom—the instructor provides the rest in the form of examples, elaborations, etc. Recently I’ve worked on several projects for clients where I converted their existing classroom training to e-learning. What comes next? Is the content well-organized and does it flow well? Sometimes we have great instructional graphics to work with.
Five Decisions for Implementing a Project Management System
FEBRUARY 13, 2014
This not only provides as a valuable resource for those using the system, but can help ensure that your system is used in a consistent manner by its various users. As if carefully selecting a project management system for use within your organization wasn’t hard enough. You’ve done your due diligence and you’ve made your selection, but now it’s time to put that system into use and introduce it to your colleagues and clients. Below are five important decisions you’ll likely need to make if you plan to implement a new project management system yourself. Decide to decide later.
Graphic Layering for Better E-Learning Design
MARCH 21, 2014
Drop shadows help to make your content pop off the screen and can provide visual focal cues to your learners. Often times, new e-learning designers struggle with the graphic design aspect of development process. Because of this, one of the most common requests I get is to share my tips and secrets for designing better looking e-learning courses. What Is Graphic Layering?
Review of Snap! 1.1 Update
AUGUST 1, 2011
The rest of the new features provide some differentiation. You do have to have someone put together some script to help “translate” what data from the course go into what fields in the database, but they provide guidance one that. About three months ago, Trivantis released Snap! by Lectora – a PowerPoint authoring tool à la Articulate. Today they announced their 1.1 update. Normally I only comment on major releases, but this one has some important features. This last feature is something that Lectora has done. makes it a little bit easier.). Advantage: Articulate. Price: $99.
One Simple Trick for Troubleshooting Technical Problems with E-Learning Courses
AUGUST 28, 2014
One thing you can do is provide a list of questions about browsers, operating systems and the like. Simply ask your customer to click the link, and you’ll be provided with valuable technical information about the computer he or she is using, including all of the following: Operating System. It’s bound to happen sooner or later: you get “that” call from a customer. Screen Resolution.
Increasing the Odds: Tips for Contractors
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
Provide a quality product. In the e-learning industry, many of us work as contractors. This type of work has its ups and downs: the flexibility can be great, but waiting for a client to call can be excruciatingly frustrating. I worked as a contractor myself for several years, and now I supervise the work of contractors. Seeing this dynamic from both sides has taught me that while you can’t directly control the amount of work that comes your way, there are things you can do as a contractor to increase the odds of receiving “the call.”. Keep the lines of communication open. Say “yes.”