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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

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 Essential Virtual Selling Practices Every Company Must Have by 2023

Speaker: Erika Bzdel - Vice President of Sales and Craig Simons - Director of Marketing

Join us on Sept. 13 at 9:30 am PT as Erika Bzdel, VP of Sales, and Craig Simons, Director of Marketing, discuss the virtual selling practices that every company should adopt, and how to succeed at selling in a hybrid world.

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 […].

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, […].

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

3 Tips To Meet Modern Learners Digital Expectations

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Did you know that people unlock their phones up to 9 times every hour? If you find this hard to believe, then think about how often you grab your phone as you see a notification light up or hear your phone chime. You might also be surprised to hear that employees get interrupted every 5 minutes and people now lose concentration only after 8 seconds, which is less than the 9 second attention span of the average goldfish!

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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 […].

Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

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 […].

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.

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?

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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?

Discover What Stage Your CE Program is in and the Next Steps for Tomorrow’s Growth

Get the Customer Education Maturity Model Self-Assessment to quickly determine which of the 5 maturity stages your program is in today and then identify the next high-impact initiatives to undertake to advance to the next stage of program growth.

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 […].

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 […].

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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Customer Education Maturity Model: How Customer Learning Programs Create Value

The Customer Education Maturity Model was developed from an extensive industry study and delivers a comprehensive guide to moving the needle on your program including a roadmap for growth and the common stages, and barriers, of program development.

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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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 […].

Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

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

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 […].

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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6 Tips for EdTech Evaluation by Adult Learning Institutions

Many continuing adult education institutions have turned to technology used by higher ed with the following benefits: elevates teaching and learning, scales to address changes in staffing, enrollment and budget, and protects student and institutional data.

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 […].

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. […].

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 […].

6 Strategies for Using Actionable Data to Impact Student Success

Educators need effective tools to drive student success. The trend to use actionable, comprehensive data—like attendance, assessments, grades, and more—is an effective way to give teachers the visibility they need to make a difference. Videri gives teachers and administrators access to comprehensive, integrated data so they can easily filter, drill down, and analyze data—to get the information that they really need, when they need it, and improve student outcomes. Download the eBook today!

“Are we there yet?” Determining eLearning Development Time

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In the world of eLearning development, one of the single most elusive concepts to understand and work around, is the question of how long will the development of any given piece of content take. Developers struggle to quantify it and Clients, Stakeholders and SME’s struggle to understand and support it. In this post we will [.].