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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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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?

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.

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.

Building a Business Case for Customer Training

Looking to expand your customer training program? Your executive team will likely have some concerns. Download this guide to learn how to prove the value of training and tackle objections head-on.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

Ameliorate Your eLearning Professional Development with 1-on-1 Mentoring

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We at eLearning Brothers have just recently released the all new Professional Development Package.

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.

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.

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.

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?

3 Elements of Effective Communication for Your Next eLearning Course

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Unless you’re stranded on a desert island somewhere—and given that you’re reading this, the chances of that are slim—you communicate with other people every day.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What are your SMART eLearning goals for 2017?

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There are only three months left in 2016, so it’s time to look at your professional eLearning goals and what you want to achieve in 2017. Many people in the corporate and educational worlds embrace the SMART Goal methodology— because it works.

[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.

4 Tricks for Achieving True Storyline Slide Mastery

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Creating an eLearning course can be a long process, especially if you have a lot of slides in your course. For those instructional designers and eLearning developers who have developed a good mastery of Storyline course creation, however, it’s much less time-consuming.

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.

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Is Your Organization Ready for eLearning?

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The value of eLearning is abundantly apparent to those of us working in the training and development industry. We could list hundreds of ways that it benefits learners and the larger institution.

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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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?

How to Transition In-person Training to eLearning

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Based on many factors (budget, geography, maintenance, resources, scalability) you may be considering the transition of in-person training content to an eLearning format. But you might be wondering if that’s possible – can all content be converted to eLearning? Well, yes and…no.

4 Things to Know When Using Layers in Storyline

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As I talk with other Storyline users about their projects, almost inevitably the topic of layers vs slides (or sometimes vs states) comes up. There are some passionate people on both sides of the discussion.

Top 3 Reasons Your eLearning Needs Quality Assurance

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During World War I, manufacturing processes became more complex, and a large number of workers led to minimal supervision. To address a drop in the quality of products being produced , full-time inspectors were employed to identify and correct any product quality failures.

Do You Really Know Your Learners?

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You may be familiar with your eLearning audiences – maybe they work in an industry with which you’re familiar. Or you know people who work in the industry.

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.

Should Your eLearning Course Include a Test-out Option?

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You’ve spent hours, days, maybe even 12 months or more creating online learning content. It’s only natural that you want learners to view every last screen and complete all the activities you built. Even more, you want them to reap the rewards of their newfound knowledge.