Aims Digital

7 Ways to Assess Your Learners Effectively

Aims Digital

The most effective way to identify whether your learners have acquired and retained the necessary skills and knowledge from your eLearning course is using assessments wisely. It is one of the most important tools in assessing your learners’ performance objectively.

Making Whiteboard Animation Work for You

Aims Digital

Most educational institutes and corporate organizations rely on white or blackboards for imparting their training in classrooms. But a new wave of digital learning is sweeping the area and making the process more engaging. We’re talking about whiteboard animation.

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6 Points to Keep In Mind While Choosing an Outsourcing Content Development Partner

Aims Digital

Every organization has its core competencies; however, these organizations can’t have every possible skill under the sky; which is why, outsourcing exists.

Articulate Rise – Does It Rise to the Occasion?

Aims Digital

The Articulate Storyline family of offerings keeps getting better! The Storyline 360 suite came with a lot of additional bells and whistles, one of them being Articulate Rise. What does Rise achieve? Well, Rise is a web app that helps create fully responsive eLearning courses.

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Digital Learning Tips and Tricks from Neuroscience

Speaker: Margie Meacham, Chief Freedom Officer, Learningtogo

Join "Brain Lady" Margie Meacham for a quick-paced review of the latest tips and tricks as revealed by neuroscience. Learn how the brain works - and, in doing so, discover how to make your training stand out amidst the daily clutter of the online experience.

Is your eLearning Course Really Working? 5 Reasons to Track Learner Progress

Aims Digital

An eLearning program is only as good as the difference it makes to its learners. People participate in an eLearning course for various reasons. It could be to gain knowledge, to improve or learn new skills, to get motivated, etc.

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5 Ways a New Skill Can Help Improve Your Career

Aims Digital

Learning is not a destination, but a journey. Every day, every new experience, every interaction with a person, known or unknown, is an opportunity to learn something new. At times consciously; at times, subconsciously.

Branch and Bottleneck Scenario Structure

Experiencing eLearning

One of the challenges of branching scenarios is that you can generate so many options and paths that it quickly becomes unwieldy. A branch and bottleneck scenario structure is one strategy for keeping the complexity manageable. Branch and Bottleneck.

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Finding a Good Fit in Instructional Design

Experiencing eLearning

When you’re looking for an instructional design role, it’s important to find a good “fit.” ” A good fit means doing work you find satisfying, in an organization or with clients that value your contributions. Generalist or specialist.

How many options in branching scenario decisions?

Experiencing eLearning

When you create branching scenarios, each decision point provides learners with multiple choices. How many options do you need to provide in a branching scenario?

Top E-Learning Software - Recommendations and Pricing

Zero in on the best E-Learning software for your company. Get expert recommendations and pricing comparisons based on your specific needs.

Learner Engagement: Behavioral, Cognitive, & Affective

Experiencing eLearning

We’re all looking to improve our “learner engagement,” right? But what exactly do we mean by “engagement”? In elearning, we often focus on clicks and interaction. That’s part of behavioral engagement.

Selling Storytelling in Learning

Experiencing eLearning

I got a call from a prospective client looking to hire an instructional designer. “Tell me about what you’re looking for,” I said. “Well, I have a classroom training program I’d like to convert to online. It’s a course on pregnancy discrimination.

Update to Zapier Add-On Opens World of Possibilities!

LearnDash

Trigger other apps, course enrollments, and more based on course activity… from the Zapier platform! Have you ever wanted to sell a LearnDash course using a shopping cart like Shopify? Or perhaps enroll webinar attendees (using GoToWebinar, Zoom, etc.) into a course?

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Mini-Scenarios for Assessment

Experiencing eLearning

Does scenario-based learning always have to involve complex branching or simulations? You can use one-question mini-scenarios to make your assessments more relevant and valuable. Mini-scenarios are fast and easy to build.

Employee Training Playbook by Lessonly

Strengthen new employees and develop existing teams with Lessonly’s Employee Training Playbook.

Focus on What’s Important for Learning

Experiencing eLearning

My daughter is in kindergarten this year. It’s been so much fun to watch her process of learning to read and write. During their unit about animals, my daughter wrote some facts about fish. A fish moves with its tail and fin. Its covering is called scales. Fish do not have eyebrows.

Protagonists Should Be Like Your Learners

Experiencing eLearning

When you write a story for learning, you need a few essential elements: a protagonist (the main character), the protagonist’s goal , and the challenges the protagonist faces. The protagonist should be someone your learners identify with.

Convert Training: Design Online or Blended Learning

Experiencing eLearning

In my previous post on converting training to online , I provided questions to ask and tips for analysis. In this post, I’ll dig deeper in how to design an online or blended learning program based on an existing classroom training program.

7 Keys to Increase Student Success In Online Courses

Client Engagement Academy

I’ve heard this saying since I was a kid, “you don’t really know something until you can teach it to someone else.” In lots of ways, that quote is true, but what it doesn’t really take into consideration is that teaching is actually a skill in and of itself.

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View from the Learner's Perspective: ROI and the Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Lonna Jobson, Instructional Design Team Lead, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

Learners make an investment when they participate in learning initiatives - an investment that is often overlooked. Their schedules, priorities, and even their colleagues’ schedules are impacted. The Triple Bottom Line of Learning acknowledges the learner as a crucial stakeholder in the learning process. Join Miriam Taylor and Lonna Jobson of Inno-Versity as they continue in this series by looking at eLearning from the learner's perspective!

Connect Scenarios to Objectives Plus More Tips

Experiencing eLearning

Recently, Bryan Jones from eLearningArt invited me and 59 other eLearning people to share their single best tip for creating effective eLearning scenarios. The post is now live, and you can check it out here: 13 eLearning Scenario Tips that 60 Experts Agree On.

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Convert Training to Online

Experiencing eLearning

One common request from clients and stakeholders is to convert an existing classroom training program to an online or blended format. Just taking your existing PowerPoint slides and putting them online won’t be very effective.

Instructional Design Portfolio Resources

Experiencing eLearning

Everyone working in instructional design, learning experience design, or elearning should have a portfolio. This is especially true for people who are job seeking or working independently. Why do you need a portfolio?

6 Tips for Writing Training Scenarios

LearnDash

Training scenarios improve employee performance and customer satisfaction.

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View from the Learning Team: ROI and the Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Andrea Mikulenas, Instructional Design Team Lead, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

As a learning leader, you are regularly faced with a dilemma: prioritize the needs of the learners, or succumb to the budgetary demands and deadlines of the C-suite? This proverbial tug-of-war is a constant in learning development - but it doesn't have to be. Join Miriam Taylor and Andrea Mikulenas of Inno-Versity as they dive into the second layer of the Triple Bottom Line of eLearning – the Learning Leaders!

Make Your Stories Relevant

Experiencing eLearning

Not all stories for learning are successful in engaging learners. Stories that are primarily entertaining without being relevant can waste people’s time and annoy them.

Instructional Design Experience Before Your First Job

Experiencing eLearning

“How do you get experience in the field so you can get your first ID job?” ” That’s a recurring questions I hear from those trying to start their instructional design careers.

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How to Launch Elearning Content Using xAPI

HT2 Labs

Already using xAPI for more than just reporting? Then you may be wondering how it can be used to launch elearning content. The post How to Launch Elearning Content Using xAPI appeared first on HT2 Labs. Learning Locker xAPI

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Prepping for the New Year

TLC Media Design

4 Things Small Businesses Should Review Now! Hello 2020! Time for us all to join the gym, go on a diet, and make all kinds of wonderful promises to ourselves that most of us will never keep. However, in business and life there are a few tasks we should perform every year or every few.

View from the C-Suite: ROI and the Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Jerry Zandstra, Co-Founder, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

One of the secrets of the C-suite is that they are always dealing with scarcity. Money spent in one place cannot be spent in another. One hundred thousand dollars spent on learning will not be available to spend on marketing or hiring, or any one of several dozen other budget items. Join Miriam Taylor and Dr. Jerry Zandstra as they take a look at learning, training, and development from the C-suite perspective!

Should You Create Free eLearning Samples?

Experiencing eLearning

Some employers ask prospective hires to create free elearning samples before being hired. Should you ever do free work? I think people deserve to be paid for their time and effort. However, in some limited circumstances, creating free elearning samples make sense. The problems with free samples.

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How to Get People to Purchase, Complete, Upgrade and Rave About Your Online Course

Client Engagement Academy

Whether you already have some years in the online course business and are now wondering how to take the next step, OR you have a solid business where you’re looking to scale and ultimately dominate your market, this guide is for you.

30 articles from 2019 to take us into 2020

Jane Hart

During 2019 I shared hundreds of links to useful articles, posts and resources but here are 30 (listed in chronological order) that I believe highlight 3 key themes for 2020. Modern Workplace Learning

Instructional Design Certificate or Masters Degree

Experiencing eLearning

A reader sent me this question: I’m very seriously considering a career change into ID. (I’ve I’ve spent 20 years in various business assignments with the last 8 in IT.) I’m involved in teaching extra-curricular activities to kids and adults in my community. I very fulfilled when I’m teaching and I’ve come to the conclusion that I want to follow this as a career path. Having said this, I’m exploring a master’s degree in ID.

The Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Jerry Zandstra, Co-Founder, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

Traditional return on investment (ROI), while a long standing and important concept in the business world, often falls flat when it comes to showing the full picture of a learning initiative. Join experts from Inno-Versity as they propose a new model for finding the ROI of learning, and learn how to make your learning valuable for everyone involved.