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How to Review eLearning Courses

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When it comes to developing eLearning courses, there are many things that can go wrong. Okay, so that isn’t the most positive start […]. The post How to Review eLearning Courses appeared first on B Online Learning. Articulate Development

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SA Water & B Online Learning Win LearnX Platinum for eLearning Adoption

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In this post find out the challenges faced by SA Water learning and development and how B Online Learning provided a solution using LearnFlex LMS and developing content with Articulate Storyline that led to a 2016 LearnX Platinum Award for Best eLearning Adoption. Due to the transient and often field-based nature of many areas of SA Water, […].

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eLearning Adoption at NRMA

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One of the great joys of my role here at B Online Learning, is when I get to work with individuals, groups or companies who are starting an eLearning journey and my role is to help them start. With so many projects or business change initiatives the first step is the hardest part, it contains […].

7 Ways to Create Engaging eLearning Using Articulate Storyline

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Take a look at these suggestions to create engaging eLearning from the Articulate community. Personalise the Learning Experience A really simple but effective way to personalise the learning experience and engage learners is to capture a learner’s name, then reference their name as they progress through the course. In Articulate Storyline this is achieved […].

5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development

In 2021, many of your competitors will invest in talent development software. If you make the right decision, invest in the right software, and if your organization is willing to use it, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide, 5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development.

3 Steps to Turn Content into eLearning

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So how do we turn content into a fully functioning eLearning module to support our performance gap and/or learning objectives? Firstly before you even consider commencing this part of eLearning development, make sure you have your definition locked down. In the definition phase we really want to identify the correct performance issue, the intended audience, […].

To Storyboard or not to Storyboard?

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One of the fundamental things drummed into people who have embarked down the path of the eLearning developer is the need to start your development project with a detailed and well planned storyboard. From this document/PowerPoint/flowchart/drawing, your content can be planned, screens can be devised, interactions envisaged and source material can be sculpted so as […].

Timesaving Tips When Using Articulate Storyline 2

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When developing eLearning modules, time is a very valuable commodity and sometimes there doesn’t seem to be enough! I’m all for saving time whenever I can, so here are five things that will save you some precious development time when using Storyline 2. Master Slides If you have objects common to multiple slides, creating […]. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development authoring tools design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design storyline

Using a Conversational Tone in your eLearning Courses

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In my last blog post, I explored the Modality Principle from the book Elearning and the Science of Instruction by Ruth Colvin Clark and Richard Mayer. In this post, I’ve decided to examine another principle in the book – the Personalisation Principle in Chapter 8. The chapter examines 3 types of personalisation principles but I’m […].

Enhance Digital Learning Experiences with Video

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I love a good vid. In this age of Netflix, Stan, Foxtel Now and YouTube, you can be pretty much guaranteed to find something you want to watch that is engaging and entertaining. Pretty much any interest you have can be ‘googled’ and located not only for entertainment purposes but also for learning. Want to learn how to build a deck? There’s a vid for that. Want to learn how to cross-stitch? There’s a vid for that. Want to learn how to use photoshop?

Deliver Effective Online Education and Events Your Members Will Love

This guide identifies the biggest challenges for associations moving their training online and provides practical solutions so that you can hit the ground running. Download now to keep your members engaged and growing even in times of COVID-19.

Articulate Rise – Responsive Authoring Like It Should Be

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One of the biggest challenges faced by e-learning developers the world over, is being able to efficiently and effectively develop learning for multiple devices and platforms. In the golden age of e-learning development, it was always a bit ‘hit and miss’ as to how your module would look across multiple platforms. How your module would look on a desktop was the known factor, because that is what most people used to access it.

Creating Real Engagement in eLearning

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In the eLearning space, a phrase that I see used a lot – to the point of overuse – by designers and developers is their ability to ‘create engaging eLearning experiences’. But what does that really mean?

Case Study: Using templates to make eLearning development easier

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The email has arrived, the “BIG” project has been signed off, all systems are go, you just need to produce over a thousand screens of content before the grand unveiling and you have two months. Gulp. B Online Learning recently went through this process when we were selected by NSW Health to be the sole developer for […].

Practice and Sharing: The Keys to Success

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These were the two messages that stood out over three days in Sydney at the iDesignX Australian Instructional Design Conference (21st March) sponsored by B Online Learning and Articulate and the eLearning Design Workshops with Tom Kuhlmann and David Anderson (22nd and 23rd March). I was fortunate to attend the sessions in Sydney last week and for […].

Bridging the Gap Between HR and Safety

Members of HR are known for taking on different types of tasks. Safety training isn’t always one of them, but in reality, it makes sense that it should be. Learn how safety aligns with the goals of any HR team and how managing it can make your job easier.

Keeping the Learning Going

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Recently, I was talking to some friends of mine who work in learning and development and they were telling me that it’s coming up to that time of the year when everyone needs to retake their mandatory eLearning courses on privacy and bullying & harassment. They were saying that during the year there’s not too […].

The Evolution of eLearning – A Science Geeks Perspective

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If you’ve had a chance to read my last blog you may have guessed that I have a general dislike for most formal education. In many countries the way that we teach children is out-dated, ineffective and instils the idea that without good grades you won’t be able to succeed in life. Since grades are […].

Video Games and Motivation

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Every year globally, people spend huge amounts of money and time playing video games. Most people who engage in video game play choose to do so voluntarily, because it is fun and they enjoy it. This makes it an intrinsically motivating activity. Research into video game play has tended to focus on either the positive […].

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Applying the Modality Principle in eLearning

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In a recent eLearning workshop, I was asked if it was really worthwhile using audio in our online modules. The person who asked the question had previous negative experiences where audio was used. It reminded me of the Modality Principle that I had read about in Clark and Mayer’s eLearning and the Science of Instruction. […].

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3 Guiding Principles to Support the Human Dimension in Learning

Speaker: Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting

Join Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting, for her exclusive session where she will be discussing the 3 guiding principles for the future of learning, and how these can affect the design of work in organizations.

Actively Partnering for eLearning Development

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“The green reed which bends in the wind is stronger than the mighty oak which breaks in a storm.” ? Confucius Content development is anything if not predictable in its annual, quarter or monthly resourcing. A calm sea of existing, scoped, planned and resourced projects can shift at any moment into a storm tossed confusion […].

Make Performance the Goal

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In most, if not all eLearning and classroom courses, one of the first things mentioned are the Learning Outcomes. After all, they’re the purpose of the course. Unfortunately, in many cases, there isn’t a lot of thought put into them. Here are three examples that I dislike seeing: By the end of this course, you will: Understand something, or Be […].

Blended Learning: What’s all the fuss about?

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There has been a bit of hype at the beginning of this year about blended learning and it seems to be a topic at this year’s Learning Technologies 2015 conference in the UK. I’ve always had a bit of a love/hate relationship with the term ‘blended learning’. The traditional idea of a blended learning environment […].

Cancer Council NSW & BOL awarded LearnX Silver for Best Learning Project

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We are pleased to announce Cancer Council NSW with B Online Learning have won a SILVER LearnX Impact Award 2015 for Best Learning Project Induction. Cancer Council NSW needed to improve the way they orientated staff and volunteers in their first few weeks of employment to help new joiners get to know the organisation, understand […]. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning News authoring tools design elearning eLearning content instructional design storyline2

5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

Use Gamification to Put Your Learners at Risk!

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Last week I presented at the iDesignX conference in Sydney. It was great day and it was wonderful to connect with some many other eLearning practitioners and meet the Articulate legends a.k.a Tom Kuhlmann and David Anderson. My presentation was called Personalising Learning through Conditional Interactivity. I examined how we could use gamification techniques to […].

ACSP & BOL awarded LearnX Gold for Best eLearning Adopter

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We are pleased to announce the Australasian College of Sports College (ACSP) along with B Online Learning (BOL) have won a GOLD LearnX Impact Award 2015 for Best eLearning Adopter. The Australasian College of Sports Physicians is the professional body representing Sport and Exercise physicians in both Australia and New Zealand. Training and employment in this […].

Accessibility and Articulate Storyline 2

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Recently, Update 5 for Articulate Storyline 2 was released and as part of this, improvements were made that allow Storyline 2 to meet more of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). If you’re not familiar with WCAG, they cover a wide range of recommendations for making Web content (including eLearning) more accessible to people with […].

Agile Instructional Design

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At the recent DevLearn 2014 conference in Las Vegas, I attended a presentation on agile instructional design by Megan Torrance. During this presentation she discussed agile instructional design models such as SAM (Successive Approximation Model) and LLAMA (Lot Like Agile Methods Approach). I’m still new to the LLAMA model but Torrence describes it as: “The […].

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The Ins and Outs of Connecting Technologies in a Modern Learning Ecosystem

Speaker: TJ Seabrooks, former CEO at Rustici Software

Have you ended up with a collection of content inputs and data outputs that might be hard to wrangle? If your organization uses multiple LMSs and has content coming from many different places, or you’re heading in this direction, this webinar is for you.

Learning and Cognitive Load

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In a previous post, I looked at the fundamentals of cognitive load theory. In summary, to assist learners in transferring information from their working memory to their long-term memory, we need to present the information in such a way that it reduces extraneous cognitive load (non-relevant items) and, if possible, increases germane cognitive load (items […].

How to Get Ahead in the eLearning Industry

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I recently received an email from a past Master eLearning Course (MEC) student wondering what else she could do to keep her new eLearning skills fresh and up to date. This got me thinking about what happens once we finish formal training like the MEC, how we keep ourselves connected to this fast paced eLearning world. […].

Using an LMS to Support Blended Learning

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As the continuation for this series of blogs on the how’s and why’s of developing and delivering a good blended learning experience for the learner, we will now delve into the platforms that support the delivery. So far we have discussed what is blended learning, how to identify your audience and how to analyse and break down your course content across delivery modes.

Different Ways to Assess Learners Online

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There are many different ways to assess your learners in an online setting. Most of us have included quizzes or other tests in our online modules as this is a convenient way to track knowledge especially via an LMS. Before I decide on an assessment strategy, I always ask myself the ‘big’ questions during the […].

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

There’s More to Support than Technology

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“Football is football and talent is talent. But the mindset of your team makes all the difference.” Robert Griffin III This is a great quote and it can transcend the world of sport, finding application in most any team situation. But since I am writing from the world of education based on eLearning, especially from […].