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.
Where ELearning is Headed
APRIL 27, 2016
Software providers need to gain a better understanding of the devices that people will be using to access content created with their solution. In a recent interview I was asked where I think the elearning industry is headed in the years to come. While I would never claim to be all knowing about the movements in the elearning industry, I do have an eye for spotting trends over time.
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
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.
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.
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 Classroom – Should You Use It?
AUGUST 28, 2014
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Evaluating Training - Capturing the Benefits Aspects of ROI
event are important and the happy sheets do serve a purpose, but will they really provide enough hard. Whether making the decision to invest in people, or to simply maintain or decrease training budgets, training programs that provide immediate impact and maximum overall return on investment are an. Evaluating Training – Capturing the Benefits Aspect of ROI. But because. incurred.
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
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
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
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.
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.
New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends
technology providers. other areas in which organizations give learning technology providers failing grades. 11 Research Summary About Brandon Hall Group Brandon Hall Group is a HCM research and advisory services firm that provides insights around key performance areas, including Learning and. Your membership provides you with personal connections to fellow professionals.
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.
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
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.
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.
Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact
been providing lukewarm results for years. techniques and solutions that provide more impactful methods for improving employee. But microlearning offers far more than that: • It adapts to the pace of today’s business and meets the needs of your modern learners, providing learning in short bites that are fast and easy to absorb. Aside from providing access over the.
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.
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.
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.
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].
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?
9 Effective Instructional Design Tactics
MARCH 26, 2014
Reinforcing Effort & Providing Recognition - Instructors should help students see the relationship between effort, achievement, and recognition. 4. Setting Objectives & Providing Feedback - Encourage the use of SMART objectives and then provide feedback against these same objectives. 8. There are many theories on instructional design best practices. 2000). Marzano, R.J.
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
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.
Version 2.1 Brings Exciting New Features!
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
This is a great way to cross promote other courses, provide learners with a special prize or gift, or any other incentive. Today is an exciting day for a couple of reasons. First, it is the beginning of Q4 of 2015. This has notoriously been an exciting time for LearnDash customers as many of our projects are coming to completion and soon into your hands. completed on (date). aggregate score.
5 Unknown Ways You're Wasting Your Training Budget
Knowledge Retention Time Since Training 1 Hour 100% 30% 50% 10% 24 Hours 1 Week 10 Solution: Provide shorter training material with continual. WHITE PAPER 5 Unknown Ways. You’re Wasting Your. individual employees according to Bersin by Deloitte. When it comes to training budgets, leaders. struggle to pinpoint what impact (if any) their training programs are having. So what’s the result?
Flipped-Classroom: Future of Education? [INFOGRAPHIC]
JULY 11, 2013
In fact, according to one study (see infographic below provided by WeAreTeachers), despite the new technology, 70% of teachers have not yet flipped their classroom. In most cases, teachers avoid it because they don’t feel that their students have reliable access to the proper technologies. Still, the barriers to entry are becoming less of a hazard. Nonetheless, the future is bright.
4 Reasons to Use Gamification
FEBRUARY 16, 2014
Consider the following four reasons (as originally shared by PeopleFluent ): Gamification provides instant access to performance feedback. Gamification is growing in popularity as it has shown that it can produce measurable results if implemented properly. That said, the adoption of gamification can be a slow process depending on the organization. It can be quite overwhelming and unclear.
Social Learning ROI
MAY 15, 2015
While the presentation is somewhat slanted so as to highlight their own offering, the data in the graphic itself does provide some talking points supporting the use of social learning programs over the traditional training methods. One reason why some companies are still not sure about elearning is because it’s difficult to assess the ROI. Difficult, but not impossible. Until now!
7 Awesome Advantages of ELearning
DECEMBER 9, 2013
Those of us who are actively involved in the elearning are well aware of the advantages elearning can provide to an organization , and to the individual, and in the past year or so, these advantages are becoming recognized among the general public. The flexible nature of elearning means that we are likely to encounter it in everyday life. Source: learningpool.com. elearning
How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy
providing an opportunity to practice the skills required. 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. Always look for a LMS that provides an off-the-shelf integration with your CRM. ENABLEMENT?
“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?”
9-Step Instructional Process that Just Works
AUGUST 29, 2013
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
10 Simple E-Learning Design Tips
JULY 14, 2013
Avoid clutter, provide ample rooms for margins, and be consistent. 3. Watch Alignment: Key for guiding the eye, providing proper spacing, and avoiding clutter. 8. There is a thin line between creating elearning that is effective and creating a course that misses the mark. The ten items below should be used as a starting block for your training. 10 Elearning Design Tips. 1.
History of the LMS
JULY 20, 2015
The infographic below (created by Synotive ) provides a glimpse into this evolution over the past 50 to 60 years. Learning management systems have increased in popularity in recent years, but the truth is they have been around for quite some time. Some contend that the LMS can trace its roots back to 1960. Just one year later, the first course content authoring system was developing lessons.
Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy
The purpose of this guide is to provide you with the information and tools you need to. Provide a step-by-step work-plan to show you how to integrate gamification into. Game-based learning is often used as a one- time event to provide insights and instruction in a formal learning setting, either online or. Most games provide. Introduction.3 What is Gamification? system.
14 Cool ELearning Facts
MARCH 3, 2015
Sources: Provided by TalentLMS. It seems that every day there is a new list of new elearning facts and stats. Well, consider this short post just that! Recently I stumbled across some random, cool elearning facts and I thought that I would share them. If you’re looking to take a quick mental break in your day, then this list should do the trick. Even More ELearning Facts. billion.
6 Steps For Flipping Your Classroom
OCTOBER 1, 2014
As the learners go through the activity, make yourself available to provide guidance and to ensure everyone is progressing. Flipped classrooms are becoming more popular given the use of various edtech tools today. While the flipped classroom concept sounds intriguing, you may be confused on how to get started. Easy Steps for Flipping a Classroom. Step 1: PLAN. Step 2: RECORD. Step 3: SHARE.