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How Visual Clarity Affects Learning

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Processing fluency refers to the ease with which a person processes information. A high processing fluency benefits learning. Cognition Developing eLearning Graphics processing fluency visuals visuals for learning

How to Write Instructional Design Case Studies for Your Portfolio

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Adding instructional design case studies to your portfolio adds depth and insight to your work. It supplements the skills you want to demonstrate. eLearning Design


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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

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

Transform Your Classroom with Apple

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

Apple empowers educators and students by design. In our webinar, we’ll explain how to make the best use of Apple devices in your classroom, and the tools and resources you need for success.

How to Build an Instructional Design Portfolio

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How can you build an instructional design portfolio when you're a newbie? Here's a process to get you on the right path. eLearning Design

6 Books of Interest to the L&D Community

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Read book reviews on writing multiple choice questions, performance improvement methodology, voice user interface, a career in ID, a playbook for the future and the social organization. Reviews

ELC 072: The Wonderful World of No Code Tools

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In this episode, we’re exploring the wonderful world of no code tools. These are powerful apps that you can use without programming skills. In this episode, we’re exploring the wonderful world of no code tools.

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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Elaboration Strategies That Benefit Learning

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These elaboration strategies provide ways to connect new learning to prior knowledge in order to make learning meaningful. Cognition

Who C.A.R.E.S.!? How Learning Got Its Bad Rap & What We Can Do About It

Speaker: Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer at ELB Learning

Since when has learning and development become such a negative experience with learners? Treion Muller, Chief Strategy Officer for ELB Learning, will introduce a new learning framework called the C.A.R.E.S Learning Effectiveness Model.

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.

ELC 070: Conversation Design for the Voice User Interface (VUI)

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A future skill for instructional designers is designing for voice controls. I speak with Myra Roldan about conversation design for the voice user interface (VUI). Do you wonder what learning experience designers will be doing in the future?

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ELC 071: Learning is the New Business Strategy

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We’re living in a time of exploding change and disruption. I speak with Brandon Carson who shows how Learning and Development can lead the way through the digital age where learning is the new business strategy. We’re living in a time of exploding change and disruption.

Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

Novice Versus Expert Design Strategies

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When designing, consider the expertise reversal effect. Instructional techniques for novices may be detrimental for experienced learners. eLearning Design Cognition Instructional Design expert learners expertise reversal effect novice learners novice to expert

DesignxHumanity: Adding Diverse Voices To LXD

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Do we talk enough about diversity, equity and inclusion in LXD? DesignxHumanity is changing the conversation and taking action. Business

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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.

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

The Key to Getting the Best Out of Video-Based Practice & Coaching

Speaker: Micah Eppler, Account Executive for Rehearsal of eLearning Brothers

Join Micah Eppler from eLearning Brothers to see hands-on examples of how organizations are transforming outcomes with video-based training strategies.

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

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

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.

Writing Multiple Choice Questions For Higher Order Thinking

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Use multiple-choice questions to measure critical thinking, such as analysis, evaluation and interpretation. Before and after examples. eLearning Design Tests

The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

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

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

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.

Immersing the Curious Mind in VR: Why You’re Missing Out on Proven ROI!

Speaker: John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO, CenarioVR® Creator

Join John Blackmon, eLearning Brothers CTO and creator of the award-winning VR course builder CenarioVR®, to find out why organizations choose immersive learning and how they've used innovative approaches.

ELC 068: Applying Social Learning Theory To Learning Design

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I speak with Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner about the big ideas in their book, Learning to Make a Difference. They share ways that we can live and learn intentionally in a social learning context.

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 069: Set Yourself Up to Create Quality eLearning

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For an industry that is steeped in technology, our quality assurance practice is subpar. In this episode, you'll find out how to improve the quality of your eLearning. It's no fun when a client finds an error in your eLearning. Or when users report that a button didn't work correctly.

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.

Everyone Wins! How Games Can Improve Learning Outcomes Across Multiple Generations

Speaker: Stephen Baer, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Game Agency

Nearly 70% of American adults play video games. Stephen Baer, Chief Creative Officer at The Game Agency, will discuss each generation’s unique learning styles and identify game types that appeal to each one and improve your learning outcomes.

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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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

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?

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

Technology to Support and Empower Users With Disabilities

There is an increasing global focus on accessibility for students in school. When combined with a device management system such as Jamf Pro or Jamf School, the sky’s the limit. Learn how Apple and Jamf can support disabled users in your school.