How do you build eLearning?

B Online Learning

When it comes to building eLearning, how do you do it? Come to think of it, is eLearning the right solution at all? Should this be eLearning? Deliver it: We integrate the eLearning product into the organisation’s existing eLearning environment e.g. upload to the LMS or website.

7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know

Association eLearning

As an Education Director, you see the writing on the wall, and have decided that eLearning is the answer your association’s needs. But wait…How will you explain eLearning to your Executive Director? Will we need course creation software?

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Mobile Learning Moves the Evolution of Authoring Tools

Association eLearning

With the growth of tablet devices, authoring tools are having to re-invent themselves, yet again. It’s nothing new —just another step in the continual evolution we’ve seen since the early 1990s, when authoring tools were first introduced to help eLearning professionals create and deliver learning. Over the years, these tools have had to balance ease-of-use with the ability to create a robust learning experience. The Rise of Authoring Tools.

SMEs Are Not Instructional Designers

Association eLearning

Pam also served her time on the other end of the classroom, having taught K-12 and at the university level prior to joining Digitec in 2003. Mobile Learning Moves the Evolution of Authoring Tools - October 9, 2012.

Live Training vs. eLearning: Which is Better? The Results Part II

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

This week, I planned to focus on eLearning or asynchronous learning alone. However, as I reviewed the responses from readers over the past two weeks, I found that far more readers favored a combination of classroom or instructor-led methods and eLearning. Mason goes on to tells us that "eLearning and videos are fine as a backup or as an aid after the initial training." So, for us, the next best thing is interactive software training. eLearning training

Time for a clearout of urban myths

Clive on Learning

At the time of writing, I am on my to speak at the eLearning Network’s annual conference in London.

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Writing & Grammar: Location or Name: Which is Best?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

You need to get your learner to each tool quickly, but you also want the learner to remember that tool and where it is. Do you start with the name of the specific tool, and then tell where to find it? Or do you lead the learner to the tool by starting with the location, then the tool?   If you are walking learners through a step-by-step eLearning activity, Method B works very smoothly. by Jennie Ruby.

Laura Overton: Are today’s L&D leaders sticking to the familiar?

Sponge UK

Since 2003, we’ve been tracking the extent to which our aspirations for an agile, flexible, technology enabled approach to learning have been met. So why is there so much talk about new tools and approaches and yet so little progress being made by the wider L&D community?

xAPI, LRS – The Interview

eLearning 24-7

In 2003, the eLearning startup I worked for shuttered its doors as our customers moved to adopt SCORM, and we had no idea how to do that. My job was to help author SCORM 2004, focusing on how to develop content that would work in SCORM systems.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: David Byrne and PowerPoint

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, April 06, 2007 David Byrne and PowerPoint Remember back in 2003, when David Byrne published a book (described by AP Technology Writer Rachel Konrad as a " coffee table book for nerds ") called E.E.E.I. And the same holds true of rapid e-Learning tools and any in-house training effort. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Humble Learning Moment

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Ive been reading e-Learning and the Science of Instruction (2003) by Ruth Clark and Richard Mayer. The old theory: Up until now, Ive gone along with that concept of learning styles , which the books authors tell me is based on the information delivery theory. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! ► March (11) eLearning Geeks on Spring Break and New Skills for.

ILT, eLearning Tools, Visual Learners, KM, monitter, & T&D Magizines

Big Dog, Little Dog

Long Live Instructor-Led Learning - Saul Carliner in eLearn Magazine. percent in 2003 and 70.58 percent of all training in 2003 to 6.39 Authoring Tool Tips and Tricks - Paul Schneider in ASTD.

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Writing & Grammar: Where Did My Name Go?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

When the copies came back, every change was marked as coming from "Author." In Word 2003, that function is found under Tools > Options > User Information. Some of his reviewers were working in Word 2003. A second test, making sure that the By Author setting was active throughout the process, again failed to reveal the makers of each change. The Inspect Document tool is found by choosing Office Button > Prepare > Inspect Document.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

Martin Seligman, former president of the American Psychological Association and author of Learned Optimism and Authentic Happiness [9] , is their ringleader. eLearning vendors look at another set of economics. First-generation eLearning had blending all wrong.

Writing & Grammar: Do I Italicize the Comma After an Italic Word?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  Now type the word Maryland : the software will automatically abbreviate the state name.   Italics can cause kerning (spacing) problems that are visually distracting and that must be corrected manually in your design software. The problem is aesthetic, and you have to decide whether it is worth the time to fix this typographic nicety through manual kerning (if your software can even do that). by Jennie Ruby.

The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. They’re not really designed for elearning courses. This means that you’ll have to create your own templates that work better with the rapid elearning software. Take a look at the image that inspired it and then click the demo link to see my template applied to an elearning course. I usually make four screens for my elearning courses. Use graphics tools to help you build your templates.

When PowerPoint is wrong.

Learning Rocks

It had been bought by a colleague, who has since moved-on, who was a great fan of Tufte and skeptical of the use of PowerPoint as an authoring tool; though I'm not sure there was necessarily a direct causal link. I think that what was missed is PowerPoint is PRESENTATION software.

When PowerPoint is wrong.

Learning Rocks

It had been bought by a colleague, who has since moved-on, who was a great fan of Tufte and skeptical of the use of PowerPoint as an authoring tool; though I'm not sure there was necessarily a direct causal link. I think that what was missed is PowerPoint is PRESENTATION software.

eLearning Cyclops: Signs of Being in e-Learning Hell #eLearningHell

eLearning Cyclops

eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Free eLearning. To prove it they provided sample SCORM 2004 content which they offered as a diagnostic tool to demonstrate how sequencing totally worked in their LMS. There is a special circle of eLearning hell reserved for when your own creations are used against you -- kinda like Terminator or Matrix movies, only far more tedious. Here's an actual example of elearning hell (developers).

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Recasting Sentences for Clarity and Emphasis

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

You can restructure or recast a sentence to put information in the order the reader needs it: Original: Click the Chart tool from the Illustrations group on the Insert tab. Your reader cannot see the Chart tool until the Insert tab is selected. Recast: From the Insert tab, Illustrations group, click the Chart tool. Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? Tags: eLearning mLearning Writing & Grammar

Microsoft Word: To Track or Not to Track Changes

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby Track Changes in Microsoft Word is an indispensible tool for editing, but it is not the best tool for the job in every editorial situation. Even if a reviewer of the edited document wanted Power Point to be printed with a space, you would not allow it, because PowerPoint is the proper name of the software. Despite these contraindications, Word's Track Changes tool is still the way to go for indicating text edits for review.

Microsoft Word: Customize the Status Bar

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  In Word 2003 (and earlier versions), grayed-out shortcuts line the status bar at the bottom of the screen. Once that tool is on your status bar, you can turn Track Changes on and off without a trip to the Review tab. Some of these are present by default, others must be selected from the right-click menu, but each of these tools is more than a simple indicator.   Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script?

Writing & Grammar: Ways to Deal With Tracked Changes Aversion

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

" Editors and publications people take my classes, but then express despair at the thought of getting their colleagues to cooperate in doing their reviews with the software: "I can see a fight coming." As my colleague Dave Mankin said once in an Acrobat class , we have to be emissaries to our less tech-savy coworkers and explain the features of the software and show them the many ways it can be used beyond the basics. by Jennie Ruby.

Writing & Grammar: Make Your Own Style Sheets and Feel the Awesome Power!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Your readers have seen other publications that use capitalization for the names of on-screen tools and buttons, and the tools themselves display names that are usually capitalized. For software training documents, follow the on-screen displayed names of things. Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? I'm teaching a new online class in May called Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: More on Funny. or Not

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

I received stories about one trainer who had a roomful of people singing out loud, and another who cracked up a group with a fun "test" question that let learner's admit that the software they were learning could be a pain. Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? I'm teaching a new online class in May called Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts.

Writing & Grammar: Can I Change the Appearance of Balloons in Word 2007?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Click the bottom half of the Track Changes tool, and select Change Tracking Options. If you choose By author , Word automatically assigns each person who comments on the document a different color. At the bottom of the Styles pane, click the Manage Styles tool. by Jennie Ruby.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: The Reverse Outline

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

At this stage, I like to type the labels into Microsoft Word or into specialized outlining software so I can drag and drop the labels until I am satisfied with their order and hierarchy. If you have used outlining software, such as Mindjet's MindManager, export your outline to Word. If you are using Word, you can use the View Side by Side tool to view the two documents at the same time. by Jennie Ruby.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Mind Mapping

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Jennie Ruby Circles, boxes, and lines on large paper have long been the tools of writers in search of an outline. Add colors, sketches, faces, and numbers, and you have a writing tool called mind mapping. About the Author: Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and "Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit.

Writing & Grammar: Of Hooks and Ladders

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

But these symbols have a huge limitation: Many designers, layout artists, and eLearning producers don't know them. That fact leaves us at square one unless we do learn the marks, educate our colleagues about them, use some online tools, or do all three. Even when using Acrobat to communicate corrections, I find that I, and many other editors, like to grab the Pencil tool and just make the standard proofreading mark right on the PDF.

Writing & Grammar: A Brief History of Editing

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

When WordPerfect came out with their "redlining" feature, I jumped on it, but stick-in-the-mud reviewers and authors balked, claiming the marked up text was hard to read. For those who still like to see the insert carat and strikethrough deletions, Adobe Acrobat's Text Edits tool does the trick, mimicking, like the old Red Pencil program, the hand-written carat symbol with inserted text in a separate pop-up note. Acrobat's graphical mark-up tools?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Auditory Advantage

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, March 19, 2007 The Auditory Advantage Patrick Dunn, in his latest rant, Games are not an alternative vision has this to say: The huge array of tools, techniques and approaches that games producers have developed with the benefit of their consumer-sized budgets are largely available to medium and low-end e-learning producers, if they would just apply their imagination.

LEARNNOVATORS GAZES INTO THE FUTURE OF E-LEARNING WITH ANDREW SCIVALLY

Learnnovators

Learnnovators, a leading e-learning company in India, has Andrew Scivally, Co-Founder, eLearning Brothers, as the guest in the latest edition of “Crystal Balling with Learnnovators” – a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of learning. In this exclusive interview with Learnnovators, Andrew Scivally shares his insights on the role of templates in helping learning professionals create engaging, interactive, and inspiring eLearning content.

Writing & Grammar: Do You Know Your Dashes?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Two hyphens in a row are used to represent the em dash in situations (such as typing on a typewriter--and when using the software in which this newsletter is created) where the technology does not allow for the em dash. " Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. I also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class.

Writing & Grammar: Editing in the Cloud

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Both Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat have a "Send for Review" tool. Here is an overview of the two programs' tools for reviewing documents. The Microsoft Word Send for Review tool requires Outlook as your email program. The Comments tool allows for more extensive discussion of the document. The Acrobat Send for Review tool enables you to invite multiple reviewers to collaborate on a document using cloud technology. by Jennie Ruby.