Top 10 HTML5 eLearning Authoring Tools
AUGUST 20, 2015
As the eLearning industry continues to evolve, the educational system becomes dependent upon HTML5. Due to the fact that the curriculums are becoming more interactive than ever, nearly all students and teachers rely on their devices to when they want to access or present the studying materials.
How to Start a Classroom Blog in One Afternoon
AUGUST 6, 2015
In the 21st century, it seems like every educator has a blog. Whether you teach in a traditional, blended or flipped classroom, a classroom blog can be used to improve student engagement, increase communication and more.
7 Tips for Delivering Engaging Live Online Training Experiences
JULY 2, 2015
Live online training offers many advantages.
5 Tech Tools to Invigorate Every Lesson
JUNE 18, 2015
A classroom tech tool should allow you to do something you couldn’t before, according to Maria Sellers , a technology integration and eLearning specialist. However, it should never replace a lesson. Instead, it should (and can!)
6 Digital Learning Trends You Need to Know About
JUNE 9, 2016
Staying up-to-date with the latest digital learning trends can help you and your organization take advantage of opportunities to create more effective learning. Let’s explore six digital learning trends that we’ve been watching in 2016. Mobile learning: learners want mobile.
12 Free Microsoft Teaching Tools
APRIL 10, 2014
Microsoft Partners in Learning has created an abundance of resources for professionals and educators around the world to take new approaches to teaching and learning.
6-Step Guide for Delivering Professional Web Conferences
DECEMBER 4, 2014
With so much of our daily work lives taking place online nowadays, it comes as no surprise to see a growing trend of professionals, including eLearning instructors, taking their meetings into the cloud and hosting web conferences. The benefits are clear: it takes you and your attendees from anywhere in the world and puts you on the same page where you can view the same screen content in real-time. Web conferences save time, increase productivity, enhance communication and reduce travel costs.
7 Tech Tools for Students to Show What They Know
APRIL 16, 2015
Gone are the days of relying on long, boring papers—which students trudge through the night before they’re due—for assignments. Make your job easier, and their homework more fun, with these tech tools that allow students to show what they know. Task students with creating digital posters, blog posts or ebooks and watch their eyes light up as they imagine all the exciting things they’ll be able to do. KidBlog. Take writing to the next level with a blog post assignment.
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.
8 Surprising Gamification Statistics
SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
Gamification has become much more common in the last few years, in fact, it is now the norm – nearly all eLearning includes some sort of gamification. Sure, gamification may seem great, but what is it and what have the results been like? Gamification in eLearning is the use of game theory and game mechanics in non-game contexts to engage users in solving problems. The main goal of gamification is to motivate your students – and those motivated students typically perform better.
5 Ways to Share Your PowerPoint Presentation Online
FEBRUARY 12, 2015
“Could I have a copy of your slides?” It’s a common question after you have finished your presentation and received the applause. You may just hand the file to the event sponsor to share with the crowd. However, most people will never get back to your slides – not because they were uninterested, but because it is too inconvenient. Is there a more effective way to share a presentation? Yes there is—in fact, there are several.
Best of: 100+ eLearning Tools and Resources
JANUARY 1, 2015
Happy 2015! The start of a new year usually brings numerous projects and endeavors along with it. We’ve rounded up more than 100 eLearning tools and resources that we’ve shared over the past year to help you get started on these new eLearning projects. Just click on the links below to find more information on each list. 12 eLearning Audio and Video Tools. When creating an online course, you often need to capture a live video, audio, or screen recording.
User Role Break Down
JUNE 29, 2015
DigitalChalk has a few user roles that you may, or may not, know about and what each role can do. We’re here to break it down for you. Organization Administrator. As an organization administrator you will have access to the Administration tab only.
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.
5 Tools to Help You “Gamify” Your eLearning Content
MARCH 5, 2015
Gamification has become much more common in the last few years, in fact, it is now the norm – nearly all eLearning includes some sort of “gamified” content. Gamification in eLearning is the use of game theory and game mechanics in non-game contexts to engage users in solving problems. The main goal of gamification is to motivate your students – and those motivated students typically perform better. How can you “gamify” your eLearning content?
How to Create an eLearning Project with Visme
JULY 30, 2015
As an online instructional designer and eLearning professional, you can never have too many authoring tools to choose from. We’ve found a great one called Visme.
What is Gamification?
MAY 28, 2015
In today’s classroom, educators are constantly required to mold their teaching methods to give students the best opportunity to succeed. It is not only imperative for students to learn the required material, but also critical that students gain a sense of confidence toward their work, and find motivation to expand their learning. Therefore, teachers must become more and more creative when motivating students to learn.
How to Embed YouTube Videos in PowerPoint to Gamify Your Course
APRIL 2, 2015
Gamification means using the principles of game design in another context; for example, a training program or an e-Learning course. An e-Learning course that has been gamified will include elements such as challenges, rewards, and repeated attempts. There are many benefits to gamification, but one of the greatest is the way a gamified course can engage and motivate learners. How can a video help gamify my e-Learning course? Videos are an important tool in your toolbox.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.
15+ Online Meeting Tools Compatible with DigitalChalk
JUNE 11, 2015
Last week we announced the launch of DigitalChalk’s Instructor-Led Training (ILT) feature. This feature allows you to add a blended learning aspect to your course by adding a live webinar or online training session directly within your course. What specific tools can you use with this feature?
5 Do’s for Engaging Your Students
MAY 22, 2014
Engaging your students can be rather difficult. However, by following these simple eLearning Do’s, you should be able to create an engaging online course in no time. Let’s get started. Do stay relevant. Always remember that the content you cover in your online course should be relevant.
Top eLearning Trends for 2015
JANUARY 22, 2015
The eLearning industry grew substantially in 2014 and it will continue to grow and expand as we progress through 2015. There are a few topics that will be trending this year, including the type of content and technology. Let’s take a look at some of the top eLearning trends we will see in 2015. Gamification. Gamification is the use of game theory and game mechanics in non-game contexts to engage users in solving problems.
Top 10 eLearning Statistics for 2013
JANUARY 2, 2014
The training industry has changed dramatically over the past ten years as eLearning and mobile technologies have gone from early-adopter novelties to mainstream essentials. Of course, there are still plenty of traditional companies who haven’t conformed to the rest of the corporate world.
[New eBook] The 3 Stages of Customer Training Development
Want to expand your training efforts? You’ll often see success by starting small and growing your program in a sustainable way. Download the eBook to learn more.
What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Google in the Classroom
DECEMBER 18, 2014
Google just might change the way you teach—in a good way. It makes grading more efficient, enriches the classroom experience, and allows you to connect with your students on a level they understand—all for free. After making a full Google Docs integration this year in my history classroom, I will never go back,” wrote Nate Green, an educator and blogger with edSocialMedia.com. With a full educational suite and dozens of other free tools, you may feel the same way.
8 eCommerce Marketing Tools to Increase Your Course Sales
JUNE 25, 2015
A learning management system (LMS) can be used several different ways, depending on what your needs are. One of the common uses is for eCommerce sales. That means you have online courses that are hosted within the LMS platform and then sold to customers.
How to Deliver eLearning Faster with Elucidat
JULY 9, 2015
As eLearning managers, we’re all under pressure to speed up project delivery times and improve eLearning quality and engagement. Unfortunately, our old faithful desktop-based eLearning authoring tools we have relied on for years are no longer suitable for the modern eLearning production process.
10 (Free!) Stock Photo Resources for eLearning
JUNE 20, 2013
When it comes to creating an eLearning project , you can easily invest a lot of time in finding the perfect images. And of course, many of you work with tight budgets, limited resources, and little time. When taking your own digital images isn’t an option, free stock photos become the go-to-tool.
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?
10 Search Engine Marketing Basics You Have to Master
AUGUST 13, 2015
Search engine marketing is a little like chess. It’s relatively easy to grasp the basics, but it can take years to master. Many instructional designers and eLearning professionals struggle with the marketing aspects of their online courses and businesses.
As Featured on Capterra: Flipped Classroom vs. Flipped Learning
FEBRUARY 5, 2015
*We have partnered up with Capterra to share the difference between a flipped classroom and flipped learning. You can view the full guest post on their blog here. If you are familiar with the eLearning world, then you’ve most likely heard the terms “Flipped Classroom” and “Flipped Learning”. In fact, it is a common misconception that two terms are the same. However, they cannot be used synonymously. So, what’s the difference? Flipped Classroom.
What is Micro-Learning?
FEBRUARY 19, 2015
Recently, we have been hearing the term “ micro-learning ” more often, especially in corporate environments. Micro-learning has quite a few benefits to the students and the instructors. Utilizing this teaching style can provide the materials, without overwhelming the student. Micro-learning is learning in smaller segments and goes hand in hand with traditional eLearning. Activities include short-term lessons, projects, or assignments with smaller amounts of information.
7 PDF Tools for eLearning Professionals
JANUARY 16, 2014
Sometimes your online course PDF files can get a bit out of hand. Instead of wasting your time and resources on unsuccessful PDF editing, check out these great PDF tools. These tools can help you easily modify, convert, or view any PDF file.
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
Wanted: A better way to develop front-line managers! It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to gain key insights into why so many programs fall short and learn 4 key principles for designing an effective solution.
Quick Tip: Creating a File Element
JUNE 15, 2015
File elements are great for letting your students have access to handouts, worksheets, or any type of document they may need during the course. Creating a file element is as easy as 4 steps! Go to the ‘Manage Courses’ tab.