If Instructional Designers Were Superheroes, Which Powers Would They Have?


Traditionally a profession that requires a vast array of different skills, it has long been suspected that Instructional Designer / Developers do actually possess super powers. While it has not been scientifically proven, we’ll take a look at what we suspect these super powers to be

Universal Design for Learning: The Intersection of Flexibility and Specificity


Universal Design for Learning is a framework for optimizing the development of learning materials and learning design utilizing lessons learned through neuro, cognitive, and behavioral sciences. At its core lie three principles: multiple means of Representation, Action/Expression, and Engagement

Do eLearning Templates Matter? Considerations For Designers And Learners


Templates for eLearning should meet the needs of the learner and the designer. This article will provide some points to consider when choosing to use eLearning templates, or choosing which templates to use

Machine Learning: Best Use Cases in L&D


Learning and Development (L&D) is a great area to apply AI and Machine Learning (ML). ML gives users relevant data and saves them time. Relevant data feeds curiosity and drives engagement, thus helping build a culture of learning

Choosing the Right Technology for External Training

According to Talented Learning, more than 700 LMS vendors compete in today’s learning platforms marketplace. But of course, not all platforms are created equal. Before investing in an LMS, it’s important to understand which type of tool would be a good fit for your use case.

Universal Design for Learning: The Intersection of Flexibility and Specificity


Universal Design for Learning is a framework for optimizing the development of learning materials and learning design utilizing lessons learned through neuro, cognitive, and behavioral sciences. At its core lie three principles: multiple means of Representation, Action/Expression, and Engagement. This article will dive into Representation

Digital Learning: Using the Power of Subject Matter Experts


Instructional Designers and SME's are both essential to creating effective digital learning. Yet it can be difficult to understand how to work with the other. Here's how Learning and Development can better utilize SME's to help create content

How to Master the Art and Science of Content Curation


This blog post explores why content curation is so popular, how to curate, and some guidelines and best practices. Curation is not some fad - it is a valuable tool to provide the best content and resources to your learners. And it requires a bit of art and a measure of science

Situated Learning and the Evolving Learner


Here’s a deeper look into Situated Learning, its place in human history, its relevance to the adult learner, and how important motivation, cooperation, and technology are to the successful outcome of a learning experience

Narrative Learning: The Value of Storytelling in Adult Education


An exploration of the value of storytelling in learning and its role in the human experience from childhood through adulthood

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LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

Pre-Planning Considerations for Building Self-Paced Interactives


By pre-planning your interactives through the perspectives of the final visual presentation as well as pedagogical intent, you can increase the likelihood that your interactives will suit the needs of the learner as well as your need for a streamlined build process

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eLearning Technology: How to Banish Bias So You Don’t Blow the Budget


To increase awareness and improve the likelihood of choosing the best eLearning software for your organization, we’ve compiled this list of common biases to understand and avoid

The World of Work is Changing: How to Design Your eLearning to Adapt


Training needs of employees have changed in the past few years. As a result, learning and development professionals need to adapt. Let’s look at how we can change to a new mindset and design for solutions that better meet the learners’ needs

What Is a Learning Ecosystem and Should I Get One?


We all have mobile devices that enable the easy discovery and use of content, and employees expect those simple tools to be a part of their work lives, as well as being curated and personalized. A good Learning Ecosystem can do that

Learning By Doing With Digital Guidance

With learning becoming a critical piece to success, it is imperative for enterprises to adopt an integrated learning approach that is aligned with employee expectations. Download the White Paper now to get started!

Instructor-led to Instructor-less


How to transform lessons, lectures, and courses from an instructor-led environment into an opportunity for learners to interpret and learn for themselves without an instructor

Creating Learner Trust Through Interactivity


Don't throw out your content, reinvigorate it. Interactivity for the sake of it is worthless, but you can easily adapt existing content and apply new modalities in a meaningful way

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Microlearning for Macro Results


Microlearning is a new concept that allows us to design great experiences to learn what’s needed when it’s needed. Get a better understanding of when and how to use it to get the results you desire

Tips on Re-gifting eLearning Content – It’s Not Taboo!


Many organizations are faced with the challenge of not having enough time to create new eLearning content. Repurposing existing content is a great way to overcome this challenge and breathe new life into old content

[Webinar] The New Formula for Customer Onboarding

When it comes to customer onboarding, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach, but that shouldn’t stop you from forming an effective onboarding strategy. Register for this free webinar with Adam Avramescu of Checkr, and Linda Schwaber-Cohen of Skilljar to learn about the key business characteristics to evaluate before building great customer education offerings.

Should You Open Source Your Educational Technology?


Should we open source our software? Can we? What will it mean for our business? Our users? Should educational technology be open source as a rule

Guild eBook on Classroom to eLearning Part 2 Has Been Released

Learning Solutions Magazine

Guild eBook on Classroom to eLearning Part 2 Has Been Released. cori-miller. Fri, 08/23/2019 - 10:30

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Keeping Up with Artificial Intelligence in L&D

Learning Solutions Magazine

Keeping Up with Artificial Intelligence in L&D. cori-miller. Fri, 08/16/2019 - 01:00


I’m Speaking at Learning Solutions 2019

Experiencing eLearning

I will be speaking twice at the Learning Solutions Conference in Orlando, both at a session and as part of a panel discussion. Watch the promo video to learn more. Choosing Branching Scenarios When They Matter Most.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

A well-designed learning curriculum develops and nurtures skills needed to achieve organizational and business goals with the most effective and engaging set of experiences. This ebook outlines 5 critical steps to develop learning solutions that will help you achieve the most ambitious objectives.

What does an instructional designer do?

Experiencing eLearning

This post was originally published on May 26, 2007. It has become by far my most popular post. Even after all these years, people are trying to answer this question. In the coming months, I plan to update a number of “classic” posts like this one.

Getting Into Instructional Design

Experiencing eLearning

Broadly, there are two different ways to move from another field into an instructional design career: the direct path and the indirect path. This is post #2 in a series about the instructional design. Read the first post, What does an instructional designer do? , for the introduction.

How to Launch Elearning Content Using xAPI

HT2 Labs

Already using xAPI for more than just reporting? Then you may be wondering how it can be used to launch elearning content. The post How to Launch Elearning Content Using xAPI appeared first on HT2 Labs. Learning Locker xAPI

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20 real-world examples of Augmented Reality

E-Learning Provocateur

The 2019 instalment of Virtual Reality Working Out Loud Week kicks off next month. For a couple of previous VR WOL Weeks I’ve collated lists of the examples that the participants unearthed – see 20 real-world examples of Virtual Reality and 25 more real-world examples of Virtual Reality.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

2019 eLearning Predictions – Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

Around New Year’s Day each year, we issue our predictions for the top eLearning trends of the coming year.

4 Ways to Reduce Cognitive Load in eLearning

Tim Slade

When designing and developing an eLearning course, it’s easy to stuff it with all of the required content and push it to your learners.

Modern Learning, How Do We Love Thee?

InSync Training

Let us count the ways! Valentine’s Day encourages us to fill our hearts with love and our bellies with chocolates. Not a team to ignore tradition, InSync, hit by cupid’s arrow, considered all the reasons we adore the modern blended classroom.

How Microlearning Can Improve Your Training Program

Dashe & Thomson

In a quest for new approaches to training, we are often tempted to turn to the latest trend or technology, thinking one of them must be the golden ticket. One of these new approaches is microlearning, and it’s getting traction, and for good reason.

How to Use Customer Training Data to Make Better Business Decisions

You may think customer training is crucial to the success of your organization, but do you have the data to prove it? Download the guide now, and learn how to prove the value of your customer training programs.