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Make Your eLearning Personal

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The way in which an eLearning course is written (including the script for the narration) can sometimes be the source of debate between developers and SME’s/clients. Opinions are often divided when asked if it is better to write in a formal rather than conversational style.

Is Gamification the Answer?

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This post is based on a class presentation that I gave a little while ago as part of my educational psychology studies.

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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.

Who is the Blended Learner?

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This is the second blog in a series that looks at the learning principles behind blended learning, the needs of the audience and how these are determined, the technologies available and combining all these aspects together.

[eBook] Make Better Business Decisions with Customer Training Data

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Ten Handy Tips for using Fonts in eLearning

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Fonts are always a hot topic. It was discussed in-depth at last week’s Articulate Storyline training in Sydney. Different people preferred different fonts while others were constrained by the fonts that their companies preferred e.g. Matt and Ryan’s ‘love’ for Century Gothic!

Anything is Possible with Articulate Storyline

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B Online Learning was recently engaged by the Association of Independent Schools of NSW (AIS) to assist in building four modules as part of the online component of the Early Literacy Project. This project aims to promote the explicit teaching of early literacy skills in independent schools.

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.

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.

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

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.

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.

Integrating Motivation with Instructional Design

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As an Instructional Designer, motivating learners is an important consideration because in reality learners are not always motivated to learn. They are busy, have other things to do, don’t see the course/session as being important or have had a bad learning experience in the past.

Working with Cognitive Load

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When I first started working as an eLearninginstructional designer I became interested in the learning process and how people learn. I figured that if I knew more about information processing and learning, I could hopefully design more effective courses.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Effective eLearning Design

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The aim of learning is to close the knowledge gaps that people have and to ultimately improve their performance.

Designing your eLearning Project

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When I first began creating eLearning modules some time ago, I often struggled to come up with ideas for taking content and transforming it into something that was both a good learning experience and also looked appealing.

Design for Non-Designers – Contrast

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Whenever I hear the word ‘contrast’ I always remember the old colour TV I grew up with in the 70’s (yes I know I’m a little old.) No remote control, big silver spring loaded push button to turn it on, vacuum tube innards (I bet there are a few people out there that don’t even […].

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.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

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.

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Tips to Test Your eLearning

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“A stitch in time saves nine”, one of those classic old sayings that defies social, technological and spiritual upheavals and constantly rings true.

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Tips When Working with Images in Articulate Storyline

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Using imagery in your eLearning design is an additional way for you to communicate your message. You know the old saying, a picture tells a 1000 words! Let’s face it, the perfect image can help you convey your message much more succinctly than a not-so-perfect image.

Online Learning and Self-Determination Theory

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Motivation has been and continues to be a widely-studied area across many of life’s domains. People are keen to know ways to move themselves or others into action. Motivation is important in many areas such as schools, workplaces, sporting teams and education just to name a few. What is motivation?

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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).

Target Enrolments to Streamline Learning in LearnFlex LMS

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In an effort to help save time and money, over the next few articles I’m going to outline a few different ways that can help you automate some of the functionality in LearnFlex LMS to take some of the load off the administration team that manages the LMS.

Motivating Online Learners – the MUSIC Model

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This blog was inspired by one of our Master eLearning Course (MEC) students, Catharina. She wrote a fantastic blog post (in our online learning community) reflecting on her own actions and practice when trying to motivate students completing online courses. Catharina questioned how do we motivate ‘adult learners where the course isn’t compulsory and there […].

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Tips for Writing Effective Questions and Feedback for Online Assessment

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I recently delivered a webinar for B Online Learning: Tips for Writing Effective Questions and Feedback for Online Assessment. I’ve recently just come back from maternity leave so it was wonderful to see so many familiar names attend the session as well as some newbies.

The complete eLearning journey

As an eLearning designer wouldn’t it be great if you could take charge of your eLearning environment right from storyboarding your ideas to generating responsive eLearning courses to being able to effectively deploy and track your learners’ performance?

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, […].

eLearning Blunders

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Blunder: a stupid or careless mistake. Alternative words: mistake, error, gaffe, fault, slip, oversight, inaccuracy, botch. This post was inspired by David Anderson’s eLearning challenge #32: Death, Taxes and E-Learning Mistakes. The purpose of the challenge was to highlight blunders found in eLearning courses and Articulate Community members provided many great examples of what […].

Articulate 360 is a ‘must have’

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What a week it’s been! A new President-elect of the US … and now even bigger news a new tool that will change the face of elearning development. Welcome Articulate 360 !

Chunking Information to Design eLearning

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This blog post covers a recent online conversation I had with an attendee at one of our eLearning Design Essentials workshops. I thought it might be useful to share our conversation with some of you. How do I convert a large training manual into a short eLearning module?

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Learning Management Systems Pricing

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Simple Articulate Storyline Tips to Save Time

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I haven’t been working with Articulate Storyline for all that long, and most things I’ve picked up have been self-taught, so I thought I’d share a few of those little tips that have truly saved my life (well, a lot of time anyway) so to speak!