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10 Helpful Resources for Online Course Designers

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If you’ve never created an online course before, you may not be familiar with the term “instructional designer,” but that’s exactly what you’re about to become! Instructional design is the act of creating of educational resources.

How to Create Effective Test Questions

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Student Performance Analytics: Our Most-Requested New Feature!

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Over the past year, the feature request we’ve heard most from users was the ability to track the progress of online learners. Yes, CourseArc was built to help you create high quality online courses quickly and easily, but how do you know if your students or employees are actually learning?

Customize Your Classroom with Blended Learning

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Every school district, every classroom, every teacher, and every student is different. The needs, expectations, and the methods to meet desired outcomes for each are different.

[Webinar] The New Formula for Customer Onboarding

When it comes to customer onboarding, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach, but that shouldn’t stop you from forming an effective onboarding strategy. Register for this free webinar with Adam Avramescu of Checkr, and Linda Schwaber-Cohen of Skilljar to learn about the key business characteristics to evaluate before building great customer education offerings.

Quality Control: Best Practices in Online Course Design and Delivery

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Like any other product or service, online course design and development must be subjected to quality control (QC) standards to ensure that its users’ needs are truly being met.

Why Accessibility Matters in Online Learning

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Sample Bar Graph that Includes an Accessible, Alternative Version in a Table. Technology is present in every facet of life. It is now common in classrooms of all varieties, placing a responsibility on instructors and administrators to ensure the equitable use of technology.

How Does CourseArc Make Your LMS Even Better?

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With CourseArc, you can make the learning count and keep your students coming back for more online courses with engaging, interactive, and accessible content.

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Best Practices for Improving Online Courses Using Student Feedback

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Like art or cooking, instructional design is a process of continual improvement. Rarely satisfied with their creations, instructional designers revise, update, and improve their courses throughout every iteration of their delivery.

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Video-Based Learning: Engaging Your Audience with Video Content

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A study investigating the effectiveness of two teaching approaches, illustrated text-based versus video-based, concluded the following: “Video-based e Learning is superior to illustrated text-based e Llearning when teaching certain practical skills.”.

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Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

A well-designed learning curriculum develops and nurtures skills needed to achieve organizational and business goals with the most effective and engaging set of experiences. This ebook outlines 5 critical steps to develop learning solutions that will help you achieve the most ambitious objectives.

How Reusable Learning Objects Can Help You Design Online Courses Faster

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Instructional design requires a lot of time, energy and resources to ensure truly remarkable results. That’s why the growing use of Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs) can be a great addition to the arsenal of tools available to course developers.

How to Help Struggling Adult Learners

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Young students may be open to receiving helpful guidance or critiques from their teachers, but adult learners tend to have a much different perception of their own abilities. (If

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How to Measure Online Course Effectiveness

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Every course or training initiative has at least one of two goals: to bridge knowledge gaps , and/or to transform the learner’s behavior.

How to Maximize Collaboration in Instructional Design

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Designing online courses is a multifaceted endeavor — and all those different facets are often the job of the same person: you. Each stage of the process, from analysis and design to development, testing, implementation, and evaluation, requires a different mindset, skills, and expertise.

Agile Microlearning Explained

Learner engagement and retention doesn’t have to be a mystery. Cognitive science theories already supply the answers. Learn how OttoLearn packages them into a single platform you can use to deliver microlearning based reinforcement training, and go beyond completions to focus on outcomes.

Tips for Adapting an In-Person Course to an Online Course

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If you have designed and administered successful in-person, Instructor-Led Training (ILT) modules, you may want to convert those classes into online courses to reach a wider audience.

Scenario-Based Learning in a Virtual Classroom

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Scenario-based learning, also known as problem-based learning, seeks to elevate the learner’s training outcomes from merely comprehension to analysis, synthesis, and application.

Which Strategy Is Better: Frequent Quizzing or End-of-Milestone Quizzing?

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How Should You Design Your Online Course’s Assessments? Assessments are a critical component of eLearning courses, but is there a best practice for designing their frequency or depth?

Are Online Courses as Effective as In-Person Education?

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Comparing the effectiveness of eLearning against its in-person peer poses a challenge. On one hand, the rapid growth of Internet technologies has seen a corresponding growth in online education.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

Designing Mobile Learning Solutions

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With so much of our lives lived “on the go”, mobile learning has acquired a new paradigm. If designed correctly, mLearning can save time while providing just-in-time learning opportunities.

How to Make Sure Your Online Education Materials Are Section 508 Compliant

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You may already know that your eLearning materials must be fully compliant with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act — but what does full compliance actually look like in practice?

How Gagné’s Nine Events of Instruction Can Make Your Online Courses Better

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During Word War II, educational psychologist Robert Gagné’s evaluated the aptitude of Air Force pilots. His pioneering work in instructional design led to a systematic approach to learning that we know today as Gagné’s Nine Events of Instruction.

Introducing CourseArc’s New Block Edit Feature!

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At CourseArc, we build tools that make online course creation as simple and easy as possible, even for users who have no prior experience in programming or design.

How to Use Customer Training Data to Make Better Business Decisions

You may think customer training is crucial to the success of your organization, but do you have the data to prove it? Download the guide now, and learn how to prove the value of your customer training programs.

How to Make Sure Your Course Meets Its Learning Objectives

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Scientists, economists, accountants, and mathematicians all have one thing in common: they all deal in “absolutes.” ” They follow rules, theories, or laws governing the objectives they espouse, and they measure the outcomes of their efforts against those objectives.

Tips for Managing Assets When Creating a Collaborative Course

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Working with others on collaborative projects can lead to accidental mistakes among team members, including: miscommunicated goals. misunderstood responsibilities. mismanaged time or workflow. multiple people doing the same job without realizing it.

Comparing Video Hosting, Transcribing, and Captioning Tools

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Video is a powerful instructional tool, but some of your students will need the extra step of captions in order to fully appreciate the message in a video-based lesson.

Tips for Bridging Generational Gaps in Workplace Training

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Today’s workforce is a multigenerational collection of individuals who have grown together as a result of many years of expansion, attrition, consolidation, and new hiring policies.

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

How to Set Proper Learning Objectives

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As celebrated inspirational speaker, coach, and author Ben Gay III once said: “No amount of travel on the wrong road will bring you to the right destination.” ” The same can be said about instructional design and the development of eLearning content.

How to Make Online Learning Easy for First-Time eLearners

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Making the transition from traditional textbook learning and instructor-led classroom courses to the strange new world of online learning can be a daunting challenge – especially for first-time online learners who’ve never had to navigate a digital learning interface before.

Why the Best Instructional Designers Make Regular Course Updates

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Unlike traditional academic settings, where students often use the same standardized text year after year, the ever-changing world of digital learning means online students will quickly become disengaged from courses they see as outdated or irrelevant.

The Secret to Beating the Forgetting Curve

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Is it better to binge on new lessons, or to learn incrementally over time? If your goal is to retain that knowledge and apply it when new situations require it, studies have shown that your best bet is to learn in smaller doses, and repeat key information over time. But why?

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Best Practices for Launching an External LMS

When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook.

How to Create Mnemonic Devices That Help Your Students Remember

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Students can often feel overwhelmed by the extent of new information and concepts that they are exposed to throughout a course. As an instructional designer, it’s your responsibility to help learners remember and retain key information and take-aways from your courses.

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