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How to Unstock Stock Photos for eLearning and Slides

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If you spend a lot of time researching photos and manipulating graphics, you may feel frustrated. Here are a few ways I've found to get out of the stock photo doldrums. Developing eLearning

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How To Combine Text And Image In eLearning Design

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The way that you combine text and image (including shapes) in a slide affects the message you convey and the visual appeal of the material. Developing eLearning


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Creating Interactive Content With H5P

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If you're looking for a way to make web content interactive, check out H5P. It is a user-friendly plugin that makes it easy for LX designers, writers, presenters and publishers to deliver interactive HTML content on web platforms. It currently works with Wordpress, Moodle and Drupal. H5P is free and open source. You can see a few examples at […]. Developing eLearning

8 Tips For Preparing Audio Scripts For Recording

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If you've been wondering what it takes to work with a professional narrator and studio or if you'd just like to shorten recording time, preparing your script can smooth out the session kinks. Post from: The eLearning Coach 8 Tips For Preparing Audio Scripts For Recording. Audio Developing eLearning audio for elearning scripting for online courses scriptwriting

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5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development

In 2021, many of your competitors will invest in talent development software. If you make the right decision, invest in the right software, and if your organization is willing to use it, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide, 5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development.

ELC 067: Educating the New Instructional Designer

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How should instructors and professors educate instructional designers to meet the needs of the modern workplace? This episode focuses on the challenges and solutions facing instructional design educators.

Create Animations That Are Good For Learning

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You enjoy watching a good animation, right? Moving pictures are hard to resist. But how well do people learn from this format? Possibly less than you might think. When compared to static graphics, animations get mixed reviews as an effective learning medium. But don’t be discouraged. There are ways you can make animations more effective. So […]. Developing eLearning

Learning Science Books to Inspire You This Year

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Learning experience designers and educators are the beneficiaries of cognitive science research. These three books explain how to apply it. Reviews

10 Principles of Learning Experience Design

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As we explore our transformation to learning experience design (LXD), we can see that some principles have solidified and are now considered best practices. Learning Experience Design

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Starting a Learning Design Team

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With enough research and planning, your organization can build a learning design team. Here are the roles and responsibilities to consider. eLearning Design elearning team

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Deliver Effective Online Education and Events Your Members Will Love

This guide identifies the biggest challenges for associations moving their training online and provides practical solutions so that you can hit the ground running. Download now to keep your members engaged and growing even in times of COVID-19.

10 Ways To Protect Yourself From Client Issues

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You never know when it's going to hit the fan. Take these steps to avoid trouble. eLearning Design Business

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My Workflow For Development

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In the spirit of ‘Show Your Work,’ I thought I’d share the workflow I use during course development with an authoring tool (see Why You Should Show Your Work for more on this). This workflow is the process I typically use after I have an approved storyboard/script and prototype. It’s simple and straightforward and is […] Post from: The eLearning Coach My Workflow For Development. Developing eLearning

All About eLearning Authoring Tools

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If you want to know something about authoring tools, Joe Ganci is usually the person to ask. eLearning Joe has a computer science background and has been designing and developing eLearning for many years. He is also adept at explaining and reviewing eLearning development tools and has a regular column (Toolkit) in Learning Solutions Magazine. […] Post from: The eLearning Coach All About eLearning Authoring Tools.

The Importance of Writing Effective Distractors

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Although writing effective distractors (wrong answer choices) is often difficult, they can play an important role in getting the measurement information you're seeking. Effective distractors discriminate between those who have achieved the performance objectives and those who have not. Tests

Bridging the Gap Between HR and Safety

Members of HR are known for taking on different types of tasks. Safety training isn’t always one of them, but in reality, it makes sense that it should be. Learn how safety aligns with the goals of any HR team and how managing it can make your job easier.

Alternatives to Bloom’s Taxonomy for Workplace Learning

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Are you ready to explore different perspectives about learning outcomes and performance objectives? Check out these alternatives to Bloom's Taxonomy. eLearning Design

Best Resources For Creating Live Virtual Training Right Now

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An increasing number of schools and businesses are moving in-person classes and events online. Are you stuck? Here are resources for coming up to speed quickly for the live virtual classroom. eLearning Design

ELC 063: The Evolution To Learning Experience Design

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Do you hear a lot about learning experience design (LXD) but aren't sure what it is? In this episode, we discuss the evolution of instructional design to learning experience design.

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ELC 060: How to Practice Evidence-informed Learning Design

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This will be the decade of maturation for the learning industry, where we apply relevant research findings from the learning sciences. I am hoping that this will be the decade of maturation for the learning industry.

3 Guiding Principles to Support the Human Dimension in Learning

Speaker: Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting

Join Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting, for her exclusive session where she will be discussing the 3 guiding principles for the future of learning, and how these can affect the design of work in organizations.

ELC 065: Pro Tips For Working With Subject Matter Experts

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Subject Matter Experts or SMEs are indispensable in learning design. Diane Elkins and Daw Mahoney provide strategies for dealing with SMEs. Subject matter experts or SMEs are usually an indispensable part of a learning development team.

Empathy Maps: A Tool for Learning Experience Design

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Learning experience design uses human-centered strategies and tools, like the empathy map to develop empathy for a target audience. Download and learn how to use one here. Learning Experience Design

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ELC 064: How to Create Meaning From A Torrent of Information

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Information is ubiquitous and complex. In this episode, we discuss ways to create understanding from raw information. Every day, we engage in sense-making from a torrent of information. And we attempt to help others construct meaning in the learning experiences we design and provide.


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Story coach and author, Lisa Cron, reveals how to transform your learning scenarios and vignettes into must-read stories. If you use stories in your instructional design and learning design practice, you'll want to listen.

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5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

Use Visual Cues To Enhance Learning

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Visual cues direct the eyes to the relevant information in a graphic. This helps ensure that people understand the intended message and adds efficiency to visual communication. Graphics

Two Books That Enrich Training & Development

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If you are craving innovation and increased creativity, try these two books to enrich your practice. As the needs of the modern adult learner change, we need new approaches to push the envelope and meet their needs. Book Reviews

The Visual Design of Checklists

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The visual design of a checklist has both a utilitarian and an aesthetic aspect. Here are several types of checklists you can adapt to meet your needs. Graphics

Retooling Instructional Design

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Learning professionals have been preparing for the changes in the modern workplace. Here are some ways we've been retooling instructional design. eLearning 2.0

The Ins and Outs of Connecting Technologies in a Modern Learning Ecosystem

Speaker: TJ Seabrooks, former CEO at Rustici Software

Have you ended up with a collection of content inputs and data outputs that might be hard to wrangle? If your organization uses multiple LMSs and has content coming from many different places, or you’re heading in this direction, this webinar is for you.

ELC 059: How Chatbots Can Support and Enhance Learning

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In this conversation, we discuss how to use chatbots to engage people in interactive activities that support learning and behavior change. Vince Han says that part of the learning journey is a conversation.

15 Sources for Free Stock Video Clips and Video Footage

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There are many creative uses for stock footage. If you are on a limited budget, stock video clips are awesome. Use them to gain attention, add interest and to make your product more appealing to users. Here are 15 sites with free stock videos. I've checked them all out and left a brief review below each one. Video

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ELC 062: Starting An Instructional Design Career in Higher Education

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Have you ever considered starting a learning design career in higher education? Have you wondered if academia is the best fit for your preferences and interests?

ELC 055: What You Need to Know About Cognitive Load

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John Sweller, who formulated cognitive load theory, explains how instructional designers can design more effective learning experiences. Podcasts

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

ELC 057: How To Plan And Design Microlearning

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In this episode, the authors of Microlearning Short and Sweet clarify misunderstandings about microlearning and provide best practices for planning and designing it. Podcasts