Ultimate List of Online Course Providers
JULY 24, 2014
The infographic below, created by Springest , provides a pretty comprehensive list of all the resources you have at your disposal for finding information on the topic of your choice. Chances are that at some point you have considered taking an online course (or perhaps you already have). The process for finding the right course is similar for most people, which goes something like: 1.
2017 ELearning & Training Conferences
JANUARY 4, 2017
They provide professionals and businesses alike an opportunity to network and learn. It is a new year and that means there are some new elearning and training conferences you should mark on your calendars! Every year there are hundreds of conferences nationwide in the United States dedicated to the elearning industry. There is something for everyone at these events. Want to share an event?
Why Infographics are Good for ELearning
FEBRUARY 17, 2015
For example, you may come across pictures or graphics that don’t necessarily relate to the content directly, or don’t provide any real value and are distractions. By way of example, consider the infographic below that provides details on why infographics are so popular. Graphics can often make or beak an online course. Why use graphics in the first place?
Google’s Micro-Learning Findings
JULY 18, 2016
Google provides data that they are exploring and trends that they are tracking with regards to digital marketing campaigns across industries, platforms, and audiences. You With the rise of mobile devises there has been more talk about micro-learning. It is a really exciting time for the elearning industry. In fact, Google has set-up an entire site on the topic at thinkwithgoogle.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.
Introduction to Personalized ELearning
FEBRUARY 3, 2016
The infographic above (created by Extreme Networks based on their survey) provides an introduction to personalized learning. The expectations of elearning today have come a long way since it was first introduced. In the past it wasn’t uncommon for an elearning module to simply have some generic text in a PowerPoint-type format. Speak the language of the people taking the course.
ADDIE Model Explained [INFOGRAPHIC]
JULY 31, 2013
This model is one of (if not the) most popular structures used by training designers today. As you can expect, it has received a lot of attention from the community – some criticizing it, others providing praise. For those of you who are new to the field, or just want a reminder, the infographic below (provided by Nicole Legault) provides a nice overview.
Do Colors Matter in ELearning?
JULY 13, 2014
To examine this concept a bit further, SHIFT ELearning released an infographic that provides a high-level summary regarding the possible colors that can be selected for your training, and the potential impact that they might have. With so much attention given to elearning today, the seemingly minor details start to take on a greater significance. elearning instructional design
5 Must-Read Mobile Learning Articles
JUNE 11, 2015
If you are interested in doing the same, or perhaps you just want to learn more about mobile learning, then the articles below provide a good overview. While the term “elearning” generally encompasses all electronic learning channels, in recent years people have made it a point to make a distinction of mobile learning (sometimes called mlearning). mobile learning
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.
5 Critical Needs Met By Blended Learning
MARCH 23, 2015
The folks at Origin Learning attempt to provide us with this reason – actually five reasons. As is often on this site, I have written about the benefits of using a blended learning approach when delivering course content. Whether it’s in education or the corporate setting, the advantages of using a live and virtual strategy for presenting materials have proven to be beneficial.
2013 Hottest E-Learning Trends [INFOGRAPHIC]
JUNE 9, 2013
The infographic below, provided by KnowledgeOne, details some of the latest and emerging trends in 2013 as they relate to elearning. Advances in technology generally define the latest trends in any industry, and the elearning industry is no different. Some of the more significant trends include: Gamification - This is arguably one the most exciting developments.
26 Ways To Facilitate Learning
APRIL 6, 2014
Provide – Give the students with the tools to connect the dots. Watch them work and provide guidance. There are many different instructional design techniques available today, and as such it is can be difficult to determine which one is best for the content you are presenting. Below are 26 techniques, as originally detailed by Mia MacMeekin. 26 Techniques For Guiding Learning.
Blended Learning Success Tips
APRIL 6, 2015
Make sure to schedule in-person mentoring with learners to offer advice, get feedback, and provide actionable coaching. Blended learning can be extremely effective when implemented properly. Problem is, sometimes the full potential of blended learning isn’t always realized. There can be a variety of factors for this, but usually it has to do with execution. Tip #1: Implement Variety.
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.
6 Gamification Benefits You Should Know
MARCH 28, 2016
Well, here are six benefits to consider: Provides Instant Feedback – learners instantly receive feedback on their understanding of the course content which in turn highlights what they need to spend more time reviewing. Many elearning programs benefit from having some form of gamification incorporated into their courses. Why Use Gamification? Reference: EIDesign. gamification
ELearning Evolution The Past 10 Years
JUNE 9, 2014
There have been other advancements worth noting though, and that is what the infographic below depicts (originally provided by Inside Academic Technology ). It is hard to believe that 2004 was a decade ago. ELearning was really starting to take-off at this point, especially given the overhaul of the former SCORM protocol that used to dominate elearning. ed tech elearning
Guide to Online Course Design [INFOGRAPHIC]
SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
These theories can range from actionable steps to philosophical diatribes, both of which provide their use, but equally are confusing as to where to begin. Naturally, not every item is an absolute necessary (many of which will depend on your needs), but they all do provide value for your online courses. Enter the “Guide to Online Course Design” infographic by MindFlash.
5 Reasons Why MOOCs Provide Little Real Value
FEBRUARY 17, 2013
However, allow me to play “devil’s advocate” for a moment and provide an alternative perspective on MOOCs. Lately there have been a lot of articles and opinions circulating the internet on why massive-open-online-courses (or MOOCs) are the next greatest thing, but I’m not entirely convinced that is the case (not yet anyhow). Consider the following: 1. elearning MOOC
Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program
would love to provide, we need a change. We must go beyond providing great content. to instead take responsibility for providing. Totara, an open source LMS), provides structure. Our platform provides. well beyond providing content to include. provide the manager with talking points. We provide practice guides to help Sue. We now. Right?
Adobe Joins LMS Space Late
AUGUST 6, 2015
Their announcement article provides the specifics if you’re interested in the promotional details. If you haven’t heard yet, recently Adobe announced that they too will be trying their luck in the learning management system market. They shared this via their blog just a couple of days ago. Adobe is surprisingly quite late to the game. Solve learner engagement problem.
ELearning People You Should Know
MARCH 26, 2015
The infographic below (created by MatrixLMS ) provides a brief biography for thought-leaders in the elearning industry, as well as their twitter handle. In any industry it’s good to be connected. Thought leaders help you learn about new technology, trends, and strategies so that you too can improve your craft. Websites of the Professionals Listed Below. Craig Weiss – [link].
Micro-Learning’s Meteoric Rise
MAY 11, 2015
This will provide you with actionable feedback as to what is useful going forward. In recent years there has been more discussion around the micro-learning concept. Specifically, the demand for micro-learning has been on the rise. But what is micro-learning? Micro-learning involves the reorganizing of training programs into several short courses instead of one large course.
Check Out The Features In Version 2.3!
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
When selected, a new window will open which will display the user’s answers they provided on the quiz, whether the answer was correct or incorrect, and any feedback you have configured for the correct and incorrect responses. Today we have released a major LearnDash core update designed specifically with two things in mind. release. Review Quiz Answers. release. We Are Getting Close.
Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]
We provide both. GIVING FEEDBACK: I provide constructive. properly, managers provide a concrete and comprehensive. The following models provide guidance on how to both set. Sure, we have provided a model above. How can you provide the systematic process. to provide the system and environment. to provide coaching and accountability to. sprints.
9 Common ELearning Design Mistakes
MAY 18, 2014
Sometimes it is okay to just give the relevant information without providing the entire thought process behind the content. Nobody is perfect, and neither is elearning. With every implementation that I have been a part of, there have been some lessons learned. I don’t see this as a bad thing, but rather just another reason why the elearning industry is so great. Too much text.
Formative vs. Summative Assessment
DECEMBER 15, 2015
Formative assessment involves activities that measure and provide feedback during the learning process. Formative assessment examples include: Providing verbal or written summaries. Whether you are creating an elearning course or content for live training, there is a good chance that you will have some form of assessment mixed within the material. Reference: Michaels & Associates.
10 Types of Learners in ELearning
AUGUST 7, 2014
For example, remembering that some people are dependent learners may drive you to create a robust “frequently asked questions” page, and to provide plenty of avenues for follow-up questions. One of the great things about elearning is that it can be delivered consistently to anyone who takes the course. However, what is unpredictable is the audience. elearning
Reasons to use Infographics in ELearning
DECEMBER 28, 2015
Sometimes we can provide too much information to learners which makes it more difficult to communicate the key takeaways. ELearning often boasts a variety of media to convey key points. In fact, it’s not uncommon for a single course to include videos, charts, graphs, audio, text, and diagrams. Each media method is designed for a specific purpose. Putting Information Into Graphics.
Are your managers ready for a world without formal performance reviews?
GIVING FEEDBACK: I provide constructive. SETTING. EXPECTATIONS: My team members are clear on. their roles & responsibilities. 2. DELEGATING: I eﬀectively identify tasks that. others can take on to develop their. capabilities and free my time for. more strategic activities. 3. COACHING: I support my team members by. challenging and encouraging them. to think for themselves and take.
Gamification 101 – The Basics
NOVEMBER 11, 2013
Gamification is the use of game elements in any context that is non-game related, usually by providing rewards and by fostering user interaction with the learning material. Gamification is all the rage these days, but not everyone is up-to-speed on what gamification is and how it can be used to supplement elearning. Which is the purpose of this post. What is it? Badges. Levels. Leaderboards.
“Ninja” Trick For Better ELearning Plans
APRIL 2, 2015
There are many frameworks out there that provide guidance on the key aspects of planning effective elearning. Afterwards, provide a one to three sentence response to the questions. Creating an online course without a plan will ultimately lead to failure. The planning phase is arguably the most important aspect of your elearning project (heck, any project for that matter). “why?”
Compelling Reasons to Use Gamification
DECEMBER 2, 2014
Safe to Fail - When activities and games (in the form of simulations) are utilized, it provides the learner with a safe opportunity to fail and learn. Gamification can often be seen as “fluff” in an online course, and this is actually hard to argue with when the gaming elements are implemented incorrectly. Granted this is one study, but others have also shown similar success.
5 Tips For Keeping ELearning Interesting
JULY 6, 2016
While instructor-led courses afford you the opportunity to provide detailed explanations and multiple examples, elearning does not have that luxury. Not every elearning course that you take is going to hold your attention. If the content is boring or delivered poorly then your mind will wander. It is particularly of concern for elearning designed for continuing education and certification.
Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success
Means: We have to have a way to provide an ongoing stream. Skills Gap 3% 38% 59% 5% 61% 33% 6% 46% 48% 9% 62% 29% 1000 Providing career. GIVING FEEDBACK: I provide constructive. provide the system and environment. provide coaching and accountability to. An improved solution for developing front- line managers should provide a scorecard. The e-learning provides an. in the e-learning program, providing fertile ground. Extend the Learning Activities within each module provide. tools are provided to help the manager. Moving.
Building Meaningful Assessments [INFOGRAPHIC]
AUGUST 7, 2013
Detailed in the infographic below (provided by McGrawHill Education, and designed by Santosh Kushwaha), these areas include: Assessment Types. could go into each one of these areas, but I believe the infographic provides a good explanation and overview of each. I think the one overall takeaway for each of these items is that their use can vary by situation. Question Types.