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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?

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.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

How to Improve Student Retention in eLearning

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Connecting with students can be difficult even in ideal circumstances. Unlike regular classroom-based courses, digital learning poses an additional set of challenges for instructional designers and students alike. Sometimes even the most well-designed courses may not resonate with certain learners.

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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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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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.

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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Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

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.

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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 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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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.

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.

Monetizing Customer Education: Free, Fee, and Everything In Between

Some of the best customer education programs monetize customer training to help offset program costs, fuel new initiatives, and enable additional investment in your programs. In this webinar, Skilljar will discuss the free-to-fee continuum and share best practices for developing a pricing and packaging strategy for your education offers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.