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Ultimate List of Online Course Providers


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


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


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 Classroom – Should You Use It?


The infographic below (provided by Google), gives 10 tips for effectively using the Google Classroom tool in you classroom. As we all know, Google is a force in many different facets of our daily lives. It only makes sense that they also have their involvement within education. Most notably, the Google Classroom program. This evolution of Google makes sense. online learning

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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


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.



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?


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

2013 Hottest E-Learning Trends [INFOGRAPHIC]


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.

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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 Must-Read Mobile Learning Articles


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

5 Critical Needs Met By Blended Learning


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.

26 Ways To Facilitate Learning


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.

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Blended Learning Success Tips


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


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

5 Reasons Why MOOCs Provide Little Real Value


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

ELearning Evolution The Past 10 Years


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]


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.

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Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

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


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.

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ELearning People You Should Know


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


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.

9 Common ELearning Design Mistakes


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.

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?

10 Types of Learners in ELearning


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

Gamification 101 – The Basics


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.

Check Out The Features In Version 2.3!


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.

Formative vs. Summative Assessment


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.

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.

Reasons to use Infographics in ELearning


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.

Building Meaningful Assessments [INFOGRAPHIC]


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.

Compelling Reasons to Use Gamification


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.

“Ninja” Trick For Better ELearning Plans


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?”

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

development, provides better data on. and providing the resources and support. effectively, monitor performance on a day- to-day basis, and provide timely feedback. Means: We have to have a way to provide an ongoing. 1Why Your Company Will Need to. Rethink Performance Management eGuide Part 1: The Argument. for Change 2 3About this Guide Organizations are increasingly.

9-Step Instructional Process that Just Works


The steps are not meant to be absolute rules, but they do provide a a good place to start during the creation process. Provide Learner Guidance – Provide guidance strategies like examples, case studies, apologies, and mnemonic devices to help learners store the new information in their long-term memories. 6. References: Nicole Legault. instructional design training