e-Learning: In Search of a Better Definition

Big Dog, Little Dog

Simulations, document repositories and publishing programs. One of the first definitions for e-learning is ASTD's , who define it as covering a wide set of applications and processes, such as Web-based learning, computer-based learning, virtual classrooms, and digital collaboration.

The Growth of eLearning

Big Dog, Little Dog

Much of the elearning programs developed today are text-based adaptations due to the extra bandwidth required to carry multimedia programs.

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Bricks & Clicks

Big Dog, Little Dog

Even as enrollment in online distance programs nears 1 million and grows by more than 20 percent a year, according to Boston research firm Eduventures, the much bigger audience turns out to be right in the classroom building.

Designing Effective Graphics For e-Learning Programs

Vignettes Learning

Designing Effective Graphics For e-Learning Programs 2. Designing Effective Graphics For e-Learning Programs Many trainers and designers copy free canned graphics, and slap them into e-learning programs. Unfortunately, too often e-learning programs are void of stories and are largely factual. Do it yourself, or on the cheap, and your images predictably will fall short of the impact they could add to your e-learning program. Topics this issue: 1.

Successfully Selling e-Learning Programs To Top Management

Vignettes Learning

If the "Blind Swordsman" were to successfully sell e-learning programs to top management 2. If the "Blind Swordsman" were to successfully sell e-learning programs to top management Gaining management approval for an e-learning program takes the skills of the Blind Swordsman-the Japanese movie hero who, though sightless, proves that he can handle his weapon. Topics this issue: 1. Featured Simulation: "Millionaire Game" 3.

How To Googlelize e-Learning Programs And Increase Its Repeat Value

Vignettes Learning

Googlelize e-Learning Programs for Repeat Value 2. Googlelize e-Learning Programs for Repeat Value We love Google for the way it helps us search tons of information to retrieve just the bytes we need, and for the way it helps us do this in a flash. Wouldn't it be neat if we add a "Search Function" in our e-learning programs? Alternatively, one can also search by program, topic, type of content, etc. Click "Programs" on top Navigation bar to repeat the process.

E-Learning Ecosystems: The Future of Learning Technology

Big Dog, Little Dog

If e-learning is truly to provide greater access to education and support educational programs that reflect broader strategic business goals, many believe that the e-learning industry must take the time now to learn key lessons from its early adopters An ecosystem is an ecological community that, together with its environment, functions as a unit.

Lost in Translation

Big Dog, Little Dog

Although this article, Lost in Translation , from CIO magazine is about outsourcing, it has plenty of lessons for the succeful transfer of knowlege within an organization The successful transfer of knowledge to an offshore vendor everything from programming expertise to what users expect from a system can make or break a project. "Total knowledge transfer is impossible, in large part because knowledge is geographically sensitive."

Certifiably Trained

Big Dog, Little Dog

The process of creating a certification program can be laborious, and not all companies take this route New article from Training magazine: Certifiably Trained. Every company knowsâ€"or should knowâ€"that its human capital really is capital. Employees generate revenue when they deliver services properly or information correctly. Training is the obvious strategy that most companies employ to make sure that happens, but sometimes that's just not good enough.

The iPod and What We Can Adapt in e-Learning

Vignettes Learning

Apple's CEO Steve Jobs preaches that the iPod is revolutionalizing the way people listen to music and audio books (Newsweek, July 26, 2004). The Search Function as a Coaching Tool In the Blended e-Learning Workshop you will learn how technology impacts e-learning programs. Topics this issue: 1. The iPod and what we can adapt in e-Learning 2. Featured slideshow: "Interactivity" 3. Using the best media mix for your e-learning project 1. The iPod and e-Learning: What can we adapt?

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How Taking Baby Steps Can Lead to Giant Success in e-Learning

Vignettes Learning

If you don't have an LMS yet, no problem, you can always publish your elearning program in a website or intranet. In the same way that huge trees grow from tiny seeds, most elearning programs begin with baby steps. Topics this issue: 1. Taking baby steps to achieve giant success in elearning 2. Featured slideshow: "Readiness to Study" 3. The Blended e-Learning Workshop: Your first step to elearning success 1.

In e-Learning, Is Content King?

Vignettes Learning

e-Learning trainers and program developers who stress "total content" at the expense of "functional information" risk producing trainees who have mastered neither. If that is a problem in your elearning programs, consider: Making elearning easy by providing search tools that help e-students quickly find the content most useful to them. Topics this issue: 1. In e-Learning, Is Content King? Featured vignette: "Let 'Em Digest More Than They Want or Need" 3.

Controlitis: How to Avoid this Debilitating Trainer's Disease

Vignettes Learning

Avoid misuse of software such as PowerPoint, Flash or Robodemo programs that do not allow the elearner to interact by jumping forward or backward, stopping the presentation exactly, or sensing how long the presentation segment will last. Topics this issue: 1. Loosen up control to muscle up e-learning effectiveness 2. Featured slideshow: "Four Components of Content" 3. e-Learning Project Costing 1. Loosen up control to muscle up e-learning effectiveness?

Which is More Compelling to the Learners: Facts or Stories?

Vignettes Learning

It is easy to transfer the mechanics to e-learning programs because they are usually found in written manuals and documents. The result is a disaster - boring and uninspiring e-learning programs. So what is the crux of creating compelling e-learning programs? Topics this issue: 1. Which is more compelling to the learners: facts or stories? Featured Vignette: "Control Freakszzzzz” 3. Over 10 examples of simulation, case studies and story-telling e-learning 3.

Second Wave of e-Learning - Basic and Simple Ways to Engage Learners in e-Learning

Vignettes Learning

Featured Slideshow: "Boring e-Learning Programs: Something is Lost” 3. Second wave of e-learning - basic and simple ways to engage learners in e-learnings The second wave of e-learning programs is now starting to surface in businesses. But even before you spend time, effort and money on high interactivity or multimedia, there are basic ways you can make your program engaging with basic, simple and effective methods. Topics this issue: 1.

Chunking Content for e-Learning Delivery: Does it really work?

Vignettes Learning

Consider these ideas when you convert paper-based or classroom-based programs into an e-learning format: The shorter, the better Your paper or classroom-based content is usually linear or in sequenced format. If you transfer them as is into an e-learning format, your program ends up as a long series of pages online. eLearners will quit your program. Topics this issue: 1. Valuable tips in chunking content for e-learning delivery 2.

SCORM: What is it?

Association eLearning

and SCORM 2004. 2004 also has several editions, but we’re going to skip that). as a DVD and 2004 as a Blu-ray. is older than 2004, but it’s still widely used. some read 2004, and others can handle both. and 2004. SCORM 2004 Tracking


Auto-Play Audio with Google Chrome

Adobe Captivate

I’ve found a “work around” with using a transparent button and program it to play the audio…for whatever reason, this works. Adobe Captivate Q&As Question audio LMS question scorm 2004I learned that Google has changed its browser so audio doesn’t auto-play. Has anybody figured out a way around this? Please keep in mind that I’m an amateur developer ).

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Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


He was recognised for his Outstanding Contribution to the Training Industry at the World of Learning Conference in 2004 and for four years was Chairman of the eLearning Network. According to you, the many theories such as learning styles, MBTI, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), 70-20-10, etc., ABOUT CLIVE SHEPHERD (Founding Director – The More Than Blended Learning Company): Clive Shepherd is a consultant learning technologist.

ADDIE Must Die!


NOTE (October, 2012): I first posted this piece in 2004. At the time I was looking at educational theories and methods that had been developed in the early 1970′s that rather mysteriously became the de facto standard for developing educational programs. I saw two major problems. The first is obvious. The way we learned back [.]. Education Future of education instructional design Learning Social Learning


Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Flash: Embedding Video in the Experience

Learning Visions

The more robust codec (compared with mx 2004) has been used extensively in sites like ABC, NBC, and The New York Time to name a few. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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Learner Engagement: Behavioral, Cognitive, & Affective

Experiencing eLearning

I adapted this from a coding scheme developed by Baker et al (2004), as cited in Baker et al (2010). The version in Baker et al (2010) refers to a specific educational software program for students; I made this more general to elearning.

The eLearning Guild Celebrates 100 Online Forums! by Jennifer Neibert

Learning Solutions Magazine

Since 2004, The eLearning Guild has produced Online Forums focused on the newest tools, strategies, and trends in eLearning. After eight years of consistently high-quality programs, the Guild will produce its 100th Online Forum in December 2012.

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What is SCORM? xAPI? TinCan? AICC? A review of the LMS acronyms

Ed App

became the default technical standard to deliver eLearning via an LMS and was superseded by SCORM 2004 which is the current version. VS 2004. Status Separation: SCORM 2004 adds support for marking individual lessons by completion status and success status adding more flexibility.


How to Create a SCORM Compliant Course on a Budget?

Hurix Digital

SCORM 2004 2nd Edition, SCORM 2004 3rd Edition, and SCORM 2004 4th edition. and SCORM 2004 3rd Edition. Related: Supercharge Your Employee Training Program with Bite Sized Learning. SCORM stands for ‘Shareable Content Object Reference Model.’


Creating Captivate Courses from Multiple Merged Microlearning Modules

eLearning Brothers

C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesAdobeAdobe Multi SCO Packager 2017MultiSCOPackager.exe). When you fire off the program, the following dialog appears: You can choose from 3 different templates: Multiple SCOs, Simple Remediation or Pre-test or Post-test Rollup. or 2004).

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The Missing Metric: Why the Learning Industry Doesn’t Track ROI


When I ask the question of how they measure the success of their programs, ROI (Return on Investment) are three letters that are not often heard. This technology was built to manage and measure the delivery of learning programs across the organization and it does this job very well. As a 2004 technology, the LMS helps companies capture completion and user engagement data but not much else. Do executives expect every employee to be a manager who enters the leadership program?

5 Ways Informal Learning Gets Learners Engaged and Excited


These figures are in stark contrast to those from 2004 when 88% of learning activity was formal with only 12% informal. Informal learning encourages learning in the flow of work – here are 5 ways to help you make it happen.

SCORM vs xAPI: The Right Choice For Your e-learning


Hopefully, you should find reasons to choose one that merits the requirements for your learning program. and SCORM 2004 (2nd, 3rd and 4th version), used for packaging content and exchanging data. However, it might not be the perfect solution for your learning program.

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Game-Based Learning Impacts Youth Behavior/Attitudes

Web Courseworks

The Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has been supporting youth health education programs through their Children’s Health Education Center (CHEC) for the past twelve years. Watch a video of one teacher's experience with the program.

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That said, the styling, options, and overall presentation of all three programs (Presenter, Quizmaker, Engage) has been improved considerably. In the past, this meant SCORM 2004 (and version 1.2 Compliments of Articulate.com.

What Is SCORM and Why Is It Important?


This could be a module or page, and is technically considered the smallest piece of content that is both reusable and independent within the context of a lesson or training program. SCORM 2004.


Choosing the Best Articulate Storyline and Studio SCORM Publish Settings


The launch of your eLearning program is in sight! or 2004? For lessons that include a quiz, we recommend that you publish in SCORM 2004. and SCORM 2004 Run Time Environment documentation (SCORM 1.2: and SCORM 2004: Section


Prepare to Be Captivated!

ATD Learning Technologies

Adobe Captivate has been my favorite interactive e-learning tool since the first version way back in 2004. (I Luckily, I will be your guide as you work through all the wonderful nuances of this program, in the Adobe Captivate Certificate Program from ATD.

Dreamweaver, CourseBuilder and eLearning Templates

ICS Learning

and 2004 support. There are a few extensions in the Dreamweaver Exchange that can help, but none seem to have been updated since 2004… And there are other ‘manifest makers’ out there…in fact, you could probably cobble something together with a SCORM-published Captivate lesson.