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

Bottom-Line Performance

When we started, we found lots of books and articles on game design – but not much on learning game design. Here is a summary of six lessons we’ve learned. We made the mistake of trying to design a game interaction with only place-holder content.

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Micro lesson plan: How to make the best in 4 Steps

Ed App

In this article, Ed Microlearning’s Instructional Design team – which has created an inordinate amount of micro lessons and courses – give their advice on creating the best micro lesson plan. The 4 Steps to creating the best micro lesson plan.

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eCombat: Lessons from the Interactive Battlefields of Afghanistan

Vignettes Learning

At Vignettes Learning we use stories in eLearning; however, we make them interactive. In this blog, we will attempt to draw out interactive elearning development lessons by benchmarking Vanguard of Valor. _ Our Belief.

How Do Interactive Quizzes Enhance Learning & Assessment?


And, an effortless way to understand this, is assigning your students an online interactive quiz. Interactive quizzes ask a series of interactive questions to students that assess how much they know on a particular topic. What Is an Interactive Quiz?

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

ATD Learning Technologies

Although I am firmly convinced that sketching is far and away the best method for coming up with ideas for new engaging interactions, the tradition of detailed storyboarding as the design “tool of choice” for instruction is so deeply entrenched in our field.

L&D lessons from learning games research

Sponge UK

Hays set out to find evidence of the effectiveness of learning games by analysing articles on the practice. In 2005 he looked at 105 articles on learning games on behalf of the Naval Air Warfare Center Trainings Systems Division.

How to Create Interactive Videos with 3D Models in Storyline

Rapid eLearning

This is part two of the series on working with 3D models and interactive video. Today, we’ll discover how to use them to create interactive videos in Storyline. Create the Interactive Videos in PowerPoint using 3D Models. A Teardown of the 3D Model Interactive Videos.

How I Built This Interactive Scenario

Rapid eLearning

The other day I found an older interactive scenario that was built in PowerPoint. The Original Interactive Scenario. Back in the day, this was a pretty cool example of what you could do with PowerPoint to create interactive scenarios. Click here to view the interactive scenario.

Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Dashe & Thomson

A truly excellent article by Matt Thompson, titled An Antidote for Web Overload , addresses the reasons behind Wikipedia’s increasing replacement of traditional news sites as the go-to source for breaking news items.

Creating Big Lessons By Using Small Data

Vignettes Learning

Our belief : At Vignettes Learning we use stories in eLearning; however, we make them interactive. Rapid learning is achieved by putting lessons in micro-scenarios. In his article Little Data Makes Big Data More Powerful, Mark Bonchek shares a parallel view.

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.

Interactive Reinforcement vs Active Learning

Ed App

In Ed lessons, interactive questions can come in two forms - Interactive Reinforcement and Active Learning (Note - we're not counting tests as lessons in this article, as these focus more on checking learners' knowledge than teaching them new concepts).

Why we’re betting Chromebooks aren’t just another interactive whiteboard

TechSmith Camtasia

Teachers and school board members can easily point to a stack of iPads or an interactive whiteboard in the front of the room and say, “Look! In his article, Jason recommends focusing on those who are eager for change.

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.

Get the most out of the Ed App Custom URL template: Features and Limitations

Ed App

The custom URL template in Ed allows you to render web pages directly within an Ed lesson using what is commonly known as an iFrame. Sameorigin This will allow a site to embed its own page within itself – this is not useful for us, as we aren’t looking to embed a lesson within a lesson.

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How to Weave Hard Facts and Emotions into your eLearning Lessons

Vignettes Learning

In his article on learning instincts he argues that human beings have an innate instinct (nature) to learn and develop skills necessary for us to survive and flourish. Is there an opportunity for my learners to share similar stories, devise a solution, or interact with the module in any way?

7 Shocking Ways the Internet of Things Has Changed e-Learning Process

Your Training Edge

As we write this article, more research is being done to find ways to use technology devices to create smarter classrooms that can provide instant feedback to educators about the performance of students in a class. Internet Of Things Have Resulted To Interactive Learning Systems.

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. Add interactivity only whenever and wherever it matters. Not all content should be in an interactive form.

My first stab at a custom Articulate Community Player | LearnNuggets


I’m not new to Flash or HTML, but Dave’s article along with supporting Screenr screencasts inspired me to give it a try. Leave a Reply Feed Recent Why I entered the 2010 Articulate Guru Awards Lesson II, Part I: Making your own Custom Articulate Player What Tools Should We Learn?

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

eLearning Learning Posts

All these articles talk about the importance of usability testing, learnability testing for e-learning courses. Best of eLearning Learning. July 2010. Great stuff again this month. The following are the top items based on social signals.

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Do humour and learning mix well?


” In his article Humour and Communication. Joshua Nickerson, Interactive Developer at KnowledgeOne. Articles Catherine MeilleurLearning requires effort, and this is a serious activity.

One Great Leadership Lesson From Two CEO’s with Massively Results


Sure they are receiving financial rewards for their work (and they deserve them) but the people they interact with are without question, better off for coming into contact with them.” Answers may include things like interacting with clients, brainstorming new ideas, making customers happy, and learning new skills. This article originally appeared on Inc.com. Ever wonder why there is a growing divide between the C-suite and first-line management?

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7 e-Learning Trends You Should Follow in 2018

Your Training Edge

Since the learners no longer want to just mug up course material, but want to engage and get entertained, microlearning can enable them to learn things in bite size and then move to the next lesson after completely absorbing the previous learnings.

Are you going digital?

Clear Lessons

For example, you can get digital tools that support classroom learning, digital presentation tools, interactive digital games, and interactive technology such as voting systems. Clear Lessons Vine House, Selsley Road, Stroud, GL5 5NN. Clear Lessons Foundation.

Top 3 Reasons Your Salespeople Need Ongoing, Online Training


To stay up-to-speed on products, services, messaging, and the customer experience promise, they need ongoing training and regular reminders of lessons learned. They should not be disconnected from learning content while they're interacting with potential buyers. Picture this scenario.

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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.

Shape the future with Learning at Work Week

Clear Lessons

Whether online or offline, create events where people can meet and interact. Register with Clear Lessons now for an unmissable offer of FREE access for your organisation to over 500 online leadership videos during Learning at Work Week. Clear Lessons Foundation.

Using video as an alternative to create learning content


In this article we'll look at ways to use video to deliver meaningful digital learning content. The longer I spend working in this industry, the more skeptical I become about creating content using these interactive tools.

Optimizing Ideation


The sparks are likely to come from social interactions, because that’s what makes for the unexpected connections of ideas that unearth new spaces of potential, and from a continual exposure to new ideas that are related to, but not directly relevant to, current work.

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


Yes… interactive eLearning can be more effective than a video or webinar. But how long does it take to create interactive eLearning? Most learning designers will create a module and the lesson structure within the eLearning course itself. Articles eLearning Enterprise Learning

[IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] Does a sense of community matter in online training?


Essential to the success of an online training course, the learner engagement involves several interacting dimensions: cognitive, behavioral, emotional and social or socio-emotional. While we looked at the first three in a previous article , we will explore here the latter.

ATD 2018: A Conference for the Books


This week we learned an important lesson: it is possible to drink too much coffee. Our booth totted an interactive slot machine where visitors were able to spin to win a variety of prizes ranging from gift cards to Apple watches. Articles ELearning Industry News

Adaptive Learning: What Is It And What Does It Mean For Your Learners


If, for example, they don’t get the right answer on the first question, the platform may give them a more basic lesson next, to give them background that maybe they don’t have. Articles Enterprise Learning Learning

10 eLearning Design Techniques for Improved Learner Engagement

Hurix Digital

Besides, they can access a complete range of learning resources, in addition to those provided by their organization, and interact with peers and communities across geographical boundaries. With microlearning, you can break down lessons into small modules and impart information in small doses.

New thoughts on design thinking


In the early 80’s, I read an article calling for a cognitive engineering: designing systems that matched how our brains work. There was as strong interaction between theoretical principles guiding design and practical exploration of alternatives.