eLearning Development Is An Iterative Process

Upside Learning

Earlier this month, Tom Kuhlmann talked about 10 things to do before your eLearning course goes live. So, before launching your elearning course, it’s a good idea to have others review it. A review by a separate review team/individuals is very important for any eLearning course.

Custom eLearning Development Costs – Results From Chapman Alliance Study

Upside Learning

Bryan Chapman from the Chapman Alliance informed me this morning about the completion of a study they started last month to collect data about the time and cost of custom elearning development. The study categorizes custom elearning into 3 levels as below: Level. 2010).

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Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career.

Dashe & Thomson

Before you commit to delivering a project based on these ratios (or buying services from someone based on them), it is useful to keep a few things in mind about eLearning Development Ratios: 1. The client engaged a vendor with development resources in India.

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Is HTML5 Ready for eLearning Development?

Upside Learning

Clearly Apple is backing HTML 5, CSS 3 and JavaScript for developing future web applications. Is it ready for eLearning Development? More specifically- Is it ready to compete with Flash for eLearning Development? in Flash Based eLearning Development?

Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning

Upside Learning

There is still a lack of standardization across devices and amongst networks across geographical areas resulting in mlearning content development being somewhat constrained. Before beginning to develop mLearning on their own, they should keep in mind some technical considerations.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Beyond that, probably the best thing to do is to use eLearning Learning to go through it’s open source eLearning and open source eLearning Tools. Of course, I’d recommend skimming through eLearning Learning to find the latest and greatest. Upside Learning Blog , April 29, 2010 The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Top 50 eLearning Posts For 2010

Upside Learning

So we thought it would be interesting to look back upon the Upside Learning blog for some of the most popular and noteworthy posts of 2010. Here are Upside Learning’s Top 50 eLearning Posts of 2010. Apple iPad Disappoints eLearning Industry. Moving To eLearning.

Three Reasons To Focus On Media Design In Learning

Upside Learning

I see just three reasons why eLearning should focus some more on the media design. Media is Malleable – Media is capable of all sort of contortions and a creator/developer can shape it exactly as they like. Beauty without purpose has no place in eLearning. eLearning on the other hand is very specifically ‘designed’ to impart knowledge or skills. Yes, I’ve not been blogging as regularly as I might have liked to. I’ve been busy with projects – bread and butter.

The Real Cost of Bad eLearning

Upside Learning

Last week Amit Gautam questioned if recession was a bad thing for effective eLearning. It is certainly possible to work with limited budgets and still create good eLearning. Do you know the cost of bad eLearning? I think bad eLearning is much costlier than good eLearning.

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Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career

Dashe & Thomson

Before you commit to delivering a project based on these ratios (or buying services from someone based on them), it is useful to keep a few things in mind about eLearning Development Ratios: 1. The client engaged a vendor with development resources in India.

Moving To eLearning

Upside Learning

New Business Opportunities (which may lead to new skill development). elearning is great for organizations who have branches in different geographical regions. Ideally a cost-benefit analysis should be done to measure the direct and indirect costs involved in the design, development, delivery, and maintenance of the program. E-learning is not a panacea for what ails learning and development in organizations. Tags: eLearning eLearning Development

Top 25 Rapid eLearning Blog Posts

Upside Learning

I have been involved with Rapid eLearning Projects at Upside and also creation of our own Rapid Authoring Framework that sits in our LMS (UpsideLMS). Naturally I do a lot of sifting around Rapid eLearning. eLearning Authoring Workflow: Rapid vs. Traditional. Rapid eLearning.

HTML 5 and eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Canvas - Web developers can now create 2D drawings controlled by JavaScript. Key benefit is that web developers can do this using JavaScript directly in HTML 5 without relying on technologies like Flash or Silverlight. How does HTML 5 affect eLearning Development?


Why Use ActionScript 3.0 in Flash Based eLearning Development?

Upside Learning

Adobe Flash Professional is undoubtedly the most popular tool for custom eLearning development. With the help of its inbuilt programming language ActionScript developers can code interactions, communicate with servers, program animations etc. and is well backed by a great Flash developer community that has contributed in developing many open source frameworks/classes/APIs. New APIs and Frameworks – Adobe has developed many new capabilities in Flash Player, AS 3.0

Do People Really Like To Go On Training Courses?

Upside Learning

From the days when training was deemed a crucial element in the development of an individual to today when it has come to become a bitter pill forced down peoples’ throats by HR. Five reasons people have developed distaste towards training courses: They are a distraction from work. It requires more interactive and interesting methodology and process with different delivery modes ( eLearning , mLearning , Instructor Led Training etc.)

Social Media Libraries for Flash

Upside Learning

Various elearning development companies are integrating the popular social media services like Twitter, YouTube etc. These social media elements can also be integrated in the elearning courses or applications developed using Flash technologies.

Here Are Ten Rules to Create Engaging Elearning

Rapid eLearning

At the recent ASTD conference, I was asked how to create engaging elearning. I decided to pull ten ideas that are fundamental to building good elearning courses. But let’s face it; there’s quite a bit of elearning that’s just a big waste of time.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Converting Empty Phrases to Gold

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  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. by Jennie Ruby.   It is important to note that empty phrases relate to the reader's amount of interest concerning your topic.

The eLearning Singularity or The Inevitable Evolution of eLearning Development

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Its that time of year again where everyone wants to know what's coming up in 2010. This might not be much of a look into 2010 but I definitely feel a new trend. I'd also like to put this blog post up as my choice for eLearning blog post of the year. Applications should have APIs that allow 3rd party developers to integrate their stuff with yours. Should we care what app our users have to read our eLearning?

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs


Multimedia Learning by David Anderson The blog focuses on e-Learning design and development. After working for a Web company that developed learning management systems and created custom elearning for corporate clients, Ellen escaped to the non-profit world where she led her trade association into online learning. This site provides free resources to the eLearning development community, including news, job postings, and more. November 22, 2010 3:26 PM Jeff said.

Top 7 Things To Consider Before Implementing SCORM For Mobile Devices

Upside Learning

Tags: Learning Management Learning Technology Mobile Learning eLearning Development Development LMS mLearning SCORM SCORM for Mobile SCORM Implementation Technology

10 Things to Consider Before Your E-Learning Course Goes Live

Rapid eLearning

So, before launching your elearning course, it’s a good idea to have others review it. Prior to piloting the final course with your learners, the elearning developer, client, and subject matter experts should go through the course.

Elearning Development Companies: How to Judge the Effectiveness of a Game

Designing Digitally

The explosion of the elearning market has been a good thing for elearning development companies. An industry report shows that between the years 2009 and 2010, the amount of money spent on employee learning in the U.S.

PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: How to Extract Audio & Images from a Presentation

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

As an eLearning developer, sometimes you're given a completed PowerPoint project and told to "fix it" or you need to use it in another program (such as Captivate). Note: In this scenario, your working file must have a PowerPoint 2007 or 2010 file extension (.pptx,ppsx,pptm,ppsm


May 2010 Monthly Roundup: 10 Most Popular Posts

Upside Learning

Is HTML5 Ready for eLearning Development? Debates if HTML5 is ready to compete with Flash for eLearning Development on grounds of browser support, cross platform/browser compatibility, audio/video support and development tools.

Cutout People Pictures for eLearning Development

eLearning Brothers

Do you ever need eLearning clipped out people photos for your courses? Each eLearning clipped out people photo pack can easily be used within most rapid elearning software (Articulate Presenter, Adobe Captivate, Lectora, Rapid Intake, Adobe Presenter, Adobe Flash, PowerPoint and many more). Tags: Sponsors eLearning You’re in luck! We’ve shot the same models in dozens of poses and removed the background so you can create your own scenarios.

The LMS and SNS – A Fine Balance

Upside Learning

Letting users move beyond routine training, into actual personal development. Our development of these features is going according to plan and we should be able to offer customers these in the first week of March.

Here’s How to Be an E-Learning Superstar in 2010

Rapid eLearning

I find that most rapid elearning developers are working by themselves or with very small teams. In those situations, their organizations don’t offer a lot of support to learn more about elearning. You’ll become a frequent poster and develop some authority.

22 Great Free ActionScript 3.0 Learning Resources

Upside Learning

in the custom eLearning development would be essential. in Flash based eLearning development. developers to quickly migrate to AS 3.0. in Flash Based eLearning Development? Social Media Libraries for Flash eLearning Development: Useful Firefox add-ons.

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 you use this as a development tool?

Developing An eLearning Player?

Upside Learning

An eLearning player is a building block for more conventional [one with back and next for navigation buttons] eLearning courses. What’s an eLearning player? This post is based on our experience with development of Flash based eLearning players over the years.

UL Fun-e-toons: Rapid Learning

Upside Learning

Top 25 Rapid eLearning Blog Posts Rapid Authoring – Freeform Vs Template Based. Tags: Humor eLearning eLearning Development eLearning Outsourcing Rapid Learning UL Fun Cartoon UL Fun e toons Related posts: Should you be using rapid authoring tools?

Custom eLearning Development: How Long Does it Take?

Upside Learning

Bryan Chapman at the Chapman Alliance has set out to collect the latest data on how long it takes to develop custom e-learning at various levels. Most of these look acceptable to me if we assume that ILT and Powerpoint to e-learning conversion is being done by SMEs and they don’t need support of any development staff. Tags: eLearning eLearning Development Custom eLearning ILT Instructional Design