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How to Improve Student Retention in eLearning

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Connecting with students can be difficult even in ideal circumstances. Unlike regular classroom-based courses, digital learning poses an additional set of challenges for instructional designers and students alike. Sometimes even the most well-designed courses may not resonate with certain learners.

Are Online Courses as Effective as In-Person Education?

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Comparing the effectiveness of eLearning against its in-person peer poses a challenge. On one hand, the rapid growth of Internet technologies has seen a corresponding growth in online education.

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How Does CourseArc Make Your LMS Even Better?

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With CourseArc, you can make the learning count and keep your students coming back for more online courses with engaging, interactive, and accessible content.

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Best Practices for Voice-Over

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Studio microphone and pop shield on mic stand. If you are designing and developing eLearning, you are most likely going to need voice-over work.

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2017 Customer Training Benchmarks Study

What are the baseline metrics for a successful customer training program? Find out in Skilljar's inaugural customer training benchmarks study, which includes an analysis of completion rates, course duration, and more. Click to download.

Pixelmator

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One of our favorite image editing tools for Mac is Pixelmator. It is an affordable alternative compared to the expensive image editing licenses.

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Student Performance Analytics: Our Most-Requested New Feature!

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Over the past year, the feature request we’ve heard most from users was the ability to track the progress of online learners. Yes, CourseArc was built to help you create high quality online courses quickly and easily, but how do you know if your students or employees are actually learning?

Adding Social Learning to Your Existing Training Strategy

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Imagine for a moment that your organization has invested the necessary time and funds into creating the most cutting-edge training program possible.

How to Measure Online Course Effectiveness

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Every course or training initiative has at least one of two goals: to bridge knowledge gaps , and/or to transform the learner’s behavior.

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.

How to Create Mnemonic Devices That Help Your Students Remember

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Students can often feel overwhelmed by the extent of new information and concepts that they are exposed to throughout a course. As an instructional designer, it’s your responsibility to help learners remember and retain key information and take-aways from your courses.

Color Contrast

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One of the accessibility requirements is to ensure that the visual presentation of text and images of text has a contrast ratio of at least 7.1 to meet the AAA standard. WebAIM provides a great tool for checking the color contrast of your background and foreground colors. WebAIM Contrast Checker.

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The Myth of Learning Styles

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This is a great article by Jenny Anderson about the pervasive learning styles myth. It is important to use conclusive research to improve instruction. You may think you learn better in a certain way. You actually don’t. Instructional Design instructional design learning styles Pedagogy

How Gagné’s Nine Events of Instruction Can Make Your Online Courses Better

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During Word War II, educational psychologist Robert Gagné’s evaluated the aptitude of Air Force pilots. His pioneering work in instructional design led to a systematic approach to learning that we know today as Gagné’s Nine Events of Instruction.

3 Ways to Create a Best in Class Customer Training Plan

Looking to improve your training plan for Q4 and beyond? Download this guide to learn how the right goals, education, and tools can help.

Working with SMEs

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Many instructional designers find working with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) challenging. However, without their assistance and input, creating a highly successful course is nearly impossible. Therefore, eLearning professionals must build strong and productive relationships with their SMEs. In this article, we will look at seven ways to work effectively with Subject Matter Experts. Break the Ice –.

How to Plan a New Online Course, Part 1: Establishing the Basics

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Developing an eLearning course from scratch is a different process than converting an existing Instructor-Led Training (ILT) course into a digital course.

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Dillon Steam Boiler Works, Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Boiler plate located in Stoughton, Massachusetts. The term “boiler plate” originally referred to the metal plate that was placed on a steam boiler by its manufacturer.

The Secret to Beating the Forgetting Curve

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Is it better to binge on new lessons, or to learn incrementally over time? If your goal is to retain that knowledge and apply it when new situations require it, studies have shown that your best bet is to learn in smaller doses, and repeat key information over time. But why?

How to Select an LMS for Customer Training

Finding an LMS suitable for customer training can be tough. Check out our guide to learn about some key considerations for selecting a customer education platform.

5 Tips to Help Struggling Students Succeed Online

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An online learning environment can be challenging for many students — even those who have been successful in traditional learning environments.

Tips for Better Data Visualization

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If you’re in the business of data – analyzing it, assessing it, interpreting it, or presenting it – then you also need to find creative and engaging ways to visualize it. Visualizing data helps others make sense of it.

How to Maximize Collaboration in Instructional Design

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Designing online courses is a multifaceted endeavor — and all those different facets are often the job of the same person: you. Each stage of the process, from analysis and design to development, testing, implementation, and evaluation, requires a different mindset, skills, and expertise.

Designing Mobile Learning Solutions

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With so much of our lives lived “on the go”, mobile learning has acquired a new paradigm. If designed correctly, mLearning can save time while providing just-in-time learning opportunities.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding & Support

Looking to create customers for life? Training can be used to successfully engage customers throughout their entire lifecycle - from initial awareness, to onboarding, to continuing support. Download this eBook to learn more.

Using Bloom’s Taxonomy to Write Learning Objectives

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One of the basic principles underlying the development of any learning content is to pre-determine the intent of that content. In eLearning, framing learning objectives before building the detailed course content is a vital step.

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How to Make Sure Your Online Education Materials Are Section 508 Compliant

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You may already know that your eLearning materials must be fully compliant with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act — but what does full compliance actually look like in practice?

Common Cartridge

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Common Cartridge is a standard created by the by the IMS Global Learning Consortium that allows digital content and assessments to be bundled together in a package and then imported into a Learning Management System. This is especially useful when using multiple LTI tools to assemble a course. For example, the course content could be created with CourseArc, quizzes with Quizlet, and a collaborative class notebook with OneNote Class Notebook.

Multi-branding with CourseArc

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One of our most exciting features within CourseArc is multi-branding , which allows you to set up multiple themes for the same content. This allows you to change the brand associated with courses for different audiences and also allows content to be rebranded/ white-labeled for reuse or resale.

Employee Training Playbook by Lessonly

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

Tips for Managing Assets When Creating a Collaborative Course

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Working with others on collaborative projects can lead to accidental mistakes among team members, including: miscommunicated goals. misunderstood responsibilities. mismanaged time or workflow. multiple people doing the same job without realizing it.

Introducing CourseArc’s New Block Edit Feature!

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At CourseArc, we build tools that make online course creation as simple and easy as possible, even for users who have no prior experience in programming or design.

How to Make Sure Your Course Meets Its Learning Objectives

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Scientists, economists, accountants, and mathematicians all have one thing in common: they all deal in “absolutes.” ” They follow rules, theories, or laws governing the objectives they espouse, and they measure the outcomes of their efforts against those objectives.

Tips for Adapting an In-Person Course to an Online Course

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If you have designed and administered successful in-person, Instructor-Led Training (ILT) modules, you may want to convert those classes into online courses to reach a wider audience.

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[eBook] Make Better Business Decisions with Customer Training Data

Want to take your training data one step further? Download this eBook & learn how to demonstrate the full value of your program by combining traditional training metrics with the data in your CRM.