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7 eLearning Design Trends for 2017

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Working as a designer for eLearning courses and templates at eLearning Brothers means that I need to constantly stay on top of the latest trends in both web development and graphic design.

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The 4 Cs to Designing Meaningful Scenarios, Part 1: Choices

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At its core, a common scenario isn’t that difficult to craft: tell a story, ask the learner what they want to do about it, and let them know how they did. To craft a meaningful scenario, however, there are four areas—four ‘Cs’ to be specific—that you need to strategically design. Choices.

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6 Underutilized PowerPoint Features

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Because PowerPoint has been around for such a long time (almost 28 years), Microsoft has been able to create features and integrate options that allow presenters and now some eLearning professionals to create content effectively.

Psychology of Corporate eLearning: 5 Things to Consider

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There comes a point in time when our inner voice starts whispering: “You are not clever and interesting enough. You’ll undergo degradation if you don’t start learning anything new right now!” ” Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

[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.

A ‘Responsive’ Articulate Storyline Solution

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The age old Storyline dilemma: Build for desktop or build for mobile. In this post I will show you how to build for both and combine them into one seamless ‘responsive’ course. You’ve been tasked with developing a responsive project using Articulate Storyline.

Developing Millennials: Why Skimping on Soft Skills Training is Risky

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Complaints about Millennials in the workplace remind me of that adage attributed to Charles Dudley Warner, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.”. Likewise, many senior managers are quick to share their gripes about their younger co-workers.

The Importance of Microlearning in eLearning Design

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If you search for a definition of “microlearning” in Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, you won’t find one. The way I describe microlearning is a brief, succinct learning activity that: Requires a short amount of time. Covers very specific topics. Exists (often) as part of a larger curriculum.

8 Questions to Answer for Impressive PowerPoint Presentations

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Before I developed a huge passion for presentations and visual communications, I worked as an instructional designer for telecommunications courseware.

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.

Tech Tools That Help eLearning Designers Collaborate

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The beauty—and sometimes the bane—of remote work is that you have the ability to create on your own. Most of the time, it’s great to have the space you need to think and get creative.

When Should You Use Video in eLearning?

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Lights, camera, action…everyone loves a video! And, videos make a great addition to eLearning courses. But is a video always the right option? Not always.

Scope Creep: It’s Not Just the Project Manager’s Problem

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It doesn’t matter whether you are a beginning instructional designer or a seasoned veteran, you have most likely already experienced “scope creep.” Like most of us IDs, you have probably even been guilty of allowing a little bit (or a lot) of scope creep to enter into a project.

6 Ways to Accelerate the Learning Process

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Learning is a process, and like any process, it sometimes takes a significant time investment to complete. But time is a precious resource, and should be spent wisely.

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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.

Put a Cork in It! 3 Cork Board Templates for Captivate

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Whether it’s in the hallway of a university, hanging in a local coffee shop, or just on the wall of your family’s kitchen, cork boards are a tried-and-true method of displaying information in a conspicuous and accessible place.

A Brilliant PowerPoint Tip for Enhanced Custom Graphics

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Those of you who are familiar with PowerPoint know that it can support and allow for the creation of some amazing graphical content. The only draw back is that you don’t have complete control over every aspect of the graphic as compared to software programs such as Adobe Illustrator.

5 Easy Ways to Promote eLearning

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Today’s learners are presented with hundreds of things to do and hundreds of decisions to make each day. Breaking through the information overload can be tough when you’re trying to promote your courses to learners.

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How Can a Customer Service eLearning Course Improve Sales?

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Good customer service is the key to any great business. Customers need to know that a company has their best interests at heart before continuing use of the companies goods and services.

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.

eLearning Brothers Revamps the Free eLearning Library

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We all love free stuff, especially when it can be put to good use! eLearning Brothers has always given and will continue to give out free assets that are beneficial to eLearning developers and presenters alike.

3 Ways eLearning Infographics Can Increase Engagement

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One of the greatest blessings of the modern world is the Internet. It really is a game changer that we are able to communicate with so many people with such ease. One thing that comes with that immediacy and sheer volume that the web brings is a sense of choice overload.

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4 Reasons Why You Should Flip Your Training

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Let’s face it. The world of learning is changing and honestly, there’s nothing anyone can do about it. Technology has taken hold of every facet of our lives and now has revolutionized the way we work, play and learn.

3 Cool Common Craft Instructional Videos

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If you ever need an introductory-level instructional video for an eLearning course, make it easy on yourself and take a look in our Common Craft Instructional video library.

[eBook] Training for a Millennial Audience

Want to keep your training relevant for modern learners? Download this guide and learn key strategies to engage with Millennials in your customer training program.

7 Technical Tips for Creating Video Lectures

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Create engaging educational videos with no hassle or specific training? Never been easier – if you use the right approach and technology. Check out 7 tips for creating video lectures on how to put together text, visuals and audio for the ultimate video lecturing experience.

Presentation: The Difference Between Good and Super eLearning Courses

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In the classic-rock-laden animated comedy Megamind, the title character (an ineffectual super-villain voiced by Will Ferrel) makes an astute observation about what it takes to differentiate yourself from the herd: Megamind: You’re a villain alright, just not a super-one.

JavaScript Tricks for Articulate Storyline 3/360

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For years I have been playing with JavaScript hacks solutions for Storyline. The biggest drawback to most of them was that they wouldn’t work with the Flash version of the course. But now, one of the cool things about Articulate Storyline 3 and 360 is the option to publish only for HTML5.

The Power of Symbols in eLearning

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The color green. Leprechauns. Shamrocks. A rainbow that leads to a pot of gold. For most of us, these symbols bring one thing to mind: St. Patrick’s Day.

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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?

The Power of Story in eLearning

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Think about the last speech you heard. Do you remember all the facts and statistics? Or, do you remember the details of the story the speaker (hopefully) shared to illustrate their point?

Celebrating 50 eLearning Best Practices

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This article marks my fiftieth publication on the eLearning Brothers blog. I wouldn’t be a true training and development professional if I didn’t take the opportunity to reflect on what I’ve learned.

Top 5 Free Screen Recording Tools for Mac and Windows

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There are plenty of commercial screen recording tools on the market today. Besides video capturing, they offer lots of other functions, including but not limited to simultaneous web cam recording, video and audio editing, and adding video effects.

3 Things That Will Impact eLearning in 2016

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I’ve spent the last month looking in my crystal ball, trying to determine what 2016 holds for the world of eLearning. Everything points to another year of big growth and opportunity. That growth and opportunity is all about maximizing the options today and tomorrow’s technology provides.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Learning Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Learning Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best LMS software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

4 Top eLearning Training and Development Trends for 2016

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Technology-based eLearning programs are incredibly efficient. Not only do companies save time and money by eliminating the time and cost of on-site instruction, eLearning training solutions have also been proven to be much more successful at improving participation and retention of material.

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