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6 Lessons from the Trenches of Digital Learning Game Design at #ASTDTK14

Bottom-Line Performance

Bottom-Line Performance has done simulation and learning game design for table-top/live events for many years. However, our foray into digital game design has only been happening for the past three years. Here is a summary of six lessons we’ve learned.

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LearnDash Program with 10,000+ Users

LearnDash

His learning program boasts over 10,000 active users going through his training program. These three tools used together are powering some of the most robust LearnDash powered programs to date. So, large play that we attract people is through our articles, our videos.

Engaging eLearning Design

eLearning Brothers

My answer, or at least part of it, is that eLearning designers and developers have very few good examples to reference. There is so much more we could be doing, though–if we take the time to consider how to design in an engaging way.

Donald Kirkpatrick’s four levels of training: Lessons from a Legend

Origin Learning

Kirkpatrick , Professor Emeritus, University Of Wisconsin first gave his ideas for a series of articles to be published in the Journal of American Society of Training Directors in the year 1959, hardly had anyone anticipated that this was to be the stuff of legend. When Donald L.

Designing a game

Clark Quinn

He knew that I had designed games before returning to grad school, and had subsequently done one on my thesis research. One of the lessons from this was important. I taught my interface design students HyperCard, to have a simple language to prototype in. design games

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9 Best eLearning Websites to Grasp Knowledge of Programming

Your Training Edge

As the technology trends are advancing, computer programming is becoming the core competency of all kinds of work. Nowadays, many people hold the potential and have the chance to become an expert in many of the programming languages such as C++ and JavaScript.

5 Lessons for Designing Engaging E-Learning Interactions…From Project Runway

ATD Learning Technologies

I discussed sketching and prototyping as a design methodology for designing effective e-learning. Importance of Design. First, I want to emphasize how important it is for us to embrace the DESIGN aspect of instructional design.

mLevel’s Top 3 Learning and Development Lessons Of 2017

mLevel

As a team, we’ve all expanded our knowledge over the last year, from how to make business more efficient, to learning new technologies, to hosting company-wide brainstorming sessions, to expanding our internship programs. According to an article in the Neuroscience Leadership Journal, “Information and skills from events that only cover concepts one time have been shown to yield little long-term retention, even when quality and satisfaction ratings for the learning event are high.”.

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Learning Goals and Objectives in Course Design

learnWorlds

Learning goals are the heart of a course design and need to be made clear at the planning stage. this article, we are going to explore in-depth the role of Learning Goals and Objectives in course design and how to prepare a lesson plan based on them.

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Top Tips to Guarantee a Successful eLearning Program Launch (Part 2)

Litmos

As I discussed in Part 1 of this blog series , I presented a webinar with Litmos recently that outlined my top ten tips to guarantee a successful eLearning program launch. Most learning designers will create a module and the lesson structure within the eLearning course itself.

10 Keys for a Successful Onboarding Program

Learning Wire

Want to find out more about the key role of onboarding and to get concrete tips to implement great onboarding programs? Current onboarding program analysis shows that most companies start their formal onboarding on Day 1 and the average duration of the program is 28 days.

The Year in Learning—89 Hand-Picked L&D-Related Articles from 2017

The Learning Dispatch

Below are our recommended learning and development articles from the past 12 months, including thought-provoking or simply fun articles related to the field. Recommended Learning and Development Articles from Our Senior Learning Architect. Instructional Design (23).

Comic Books and eLearning: Lessons from Scott McCloud’s “Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art”

Convergence Training

And in that article, we promised to follow up with a second article that focuses on the classic book Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud. This, my friend, is that second article. Because that’s the whole point of this article.

Pathway to Excellence through eLearning Programs

TalentLMS

What major factors and key roles need to be considered when creating learning and development programs (L&D) that lead to excellence? In this article, we’ll share with you the primary factors and stakeholders that enable an organization to achieve excellence.

How Important is the Design Phase?

Design2Train

How important is the Design Phase in producing a high quality online training (eLearning, wbt, cbt) program? The Design Phase is critical. . The Design Phase is both the instructional and technical foundation of the finished product. Article Author: V.

Revisiting the Systematic Design Model

Adobe Captivate

In their book The Systematic Design of Instruction, Walter Dick and Lou Carey list three reasons for using a systems approach to design. First, from the very beginning it causes the designer to focus on what the learner should know and be able to do when they have finished the course.

Crafting the Right Employee Training Program

WalkMe Training Station

Employee training programs at all job levels can offer tremendous long-term term benefits to both employees and their organizations. Crafting the Right Employee Training Program. Design a Curriculum That is Appropriate for Your Trainees.

A Look Back At The Years Best From Learning Science And Instructional Design

Mike Taylor

Every Friday I post a weekly recap of the best articles, posts, and resources I find from the intersection of learning, design, and technology. Here is a collection of the best learning science and instructional design-related posts from 2018. An Instructional Design Toolkit.

eLearning platforms follow top trends in L&D

Petra Mayer

In my last two articles on eLearning, I focused on understanding the needs for your LMS and the assessment of the project for your organization through a feasibility analysis , which I recommend as your first two steps of your online course platform evaluation.

eCombat: Lessons from the Interactive Battlefields of Afghanistan

Vignettes Learning

Spencer Ackerman features Vanguard of Valor, an interactive teaching tool built to instruct the mid-career officers who pass through the Army’s Combined Arms Center, about the lessons accumulated from years of hard-fought war in Afghanistan. Our Belief.

Lessons From The Guggenheim, Spain

The eLearning Coach

The overwhelming characteristic of the museum is its spectacular architecture—playful, innovative and designed to look random. We can achieve this in all types of online learning with good principles of instructional design. The typical online learning program uses straight narration.

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs - Experiencing eLearning , July 6, 2010 Back when I wrote my instructional design careers series in 2007, I was only aware of a few blogs by instructional designers. Using the Program Logic Model to evaluate e-learning , July 6, 2010.

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How to Build an Online Learning Program with a Limited Budget

WBT Systems

You know your association should provide online learning programs to members and others in your industry. However, you don’t have the budget to hire instructional designers to develop courses. Here are some ways to build an online learning program with a limited budget.

Listen: Discover Financial Services’ Jon Kaplan on tuition assistance programs and the importance of building trust among your learning team

CLO Magazine

He worked his way up from aspiring academic to public school teacher to corporate instructional designer and eventually into the top learning job at Discover Financial Services, a Chicago-area firm with 17,000 employees. We talked about the tuition assistance program.

2018: This Year in Learning– 109 Curated L&D Articles from 2018

The Learning Dispatch

Below are our recommended learning and development articles from the past 12 months, including thought-provoking or simply fun articles related to the field.Did you have a favorite L&D post from 2017? Recommended Learning and Development Articles from Our Senior Learning Architect.

Case Study- Reducing eLearning Cost to 50% by Using Must-Learn Lessons and Micro-Learning

Vignettes Learning

Here are some excerpts from the article: Rapid e-Learning as a term is an oxymoron. Our e-Learning programs are at least 50% heavier than they should really be (too much content). e-Learning Strategy eLearning instructional design mico-scenarios micro-learning ray jimenez story-based

Demonstrating Your Training Program’s Return on Investment

Learning Wire

If you’ve missed the previous article … Technology can make professional learning affordable, easy, and convenient. As distance‐learning programs grow ever more popular, companies have discovered that technology‐ driven learning can be a critical tool to communicate new information and regulations with far‐flung workers, and to help businesses that are experiencing significant growth get employ- ees quickly on the same page. Determining Your Program Objectives.

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Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia

TechSmith Camtasia

Screencasts are an effective teaching tool that offer instructors greater versatility in developing lesson plans. 1 Screencasts can be designed to let students personalize their learning and highlight important information as they proceed at their own pace. Recent Articles.

Picking the Right LMS Logo and Design

eLearning Brothers

Here is an article that I found interesting: Design a Successful and Memorable Logo For Your LMS E-Learning Courseware. If you’re preparing e-learning content for a learning management system course or online training program, you’re making many decisions.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, February 15, 2008 Essential Reading for Instructional Design? As an instructional designer/eLearning professional, what books are the essential tools in your reference library ?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Many instructional designers ( Christy Tucker , Wendy Wickham ) build their own courses using tools like Captivate. The programming skills should be left to the programmers.

Helpful Tools, Ideas and Templates for the Busy eLearning Designer

SHIFT eLearning

Working in eLearning design can be overwhelming; eLearning designers spend many hours struggling to come up with the best possible design. When you find a useful article but don''t have time to read it right away, you can save it to Pocket instead.

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Mobile Learning: A Designer’s Guide to Fighting Learner Distraction

SHIFT eLearning

The average mobile user also has a short attention span — most people skim headlines and prefer bite-size content to long articles. So here are some mobile learning design tips to engage the minds of learners in online training programs: 1. Design Content with Mobile in Mind.

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‘Ikea’ in eLearning Design and Development

Vignettes Learning

eLearning content should be a collaboration between the client and the instructional designer and developer. Without the collaborative process, it is more difficult to produce effective and impactful elearning design. Recently, Ikea launched an ingenuously designed shelter for refugees.

Three Ways to Integrate Off-The-Shelf Content Into Your Existing Training

Litmos

It was your teacher’s job to integrate the textbook into her existing lesson plan, using a pre-made resource to back up the other materials she was using in class. Those organizations may not be willing to completely replace their current training programs.

Top 3 Reasons Your Salespeople Need Ongoing, Online Training

Litmos

To stay up-to-speed on products, services, messaging, and the customer experience promise, they need ongoing training and regular reminders of lessons learned. As a result of the new training program, we’ve increased sales and productivity by 18 percent.”. Picture this scenario.

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Training to align with the new world of Retail

Litmos

There are some common denominators, however, regardless of the type of Retail business you're creating a training program for. Create training programs that refine customer service skills, reinforce and/or introduce product knowledge, and deepen their commitment to company culture.