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eLearning: Add Some Character to Your Lessons

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Let's take a look at the Character features in both programs. While Characters have been around for several years in Captivate, and in both versions of Storyline, the images below are taken from the most recent versions of both programs, Captivate version 8; Storyline version 2.

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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. You can get a sneak peak at the slides we’ll use (and the example) on Slideshare.

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

eLearning Learning Posts

A Research Design to Evaluate E-Learning Projects - The E-Learning Curve , July 8, 2010 The case study design is useful when answering “how” and “why” questions, and in understanding the particulars, and diversity of a learning program. Best of eLearning Learning. July 2010.

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

CLO Magazine

We also touch on his efforts at Discover to rethink and expand tuition assistance programs from a benefit to an asset. Jon really wanted to rethink that when he was at Discover and put in place a pretty impressive program to do that. We talked about the tuition assistance program.

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. Here are some ways to build an online learning program with a limited budget. Know your competition and their programs. Define your online learning program’s focus.

eLearning: Creating Accessible Content, Part 2

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Anita Horsley      In the first article in this series, I discussed the  definitions for Section 508 , the amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which requires all Federal agencies (typically schools and government institutions) to make information technology accessible to people with disabilities. However, the more challenging component to eLearning is keeping the lesson interactive. The slide names are read aloud by assistive devices.).

eLearning: Voiceover Audio That Will Keep the Learner's Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Jennie Ruby    How can you use your voiceover script to keep the learner's attention within an eLearning lesson? " after less than two sentences of voiceover text was read for one PowerPoint slide. On many kinds of eLearning products, there may be nothing moving at all, as a still slide rests on the screen or a still screenshot sits waiting for the next interaction. If you love Jennie's grammar articles, you'll love her classes.

eLearning: Become a Pedagogical Agent

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Jennie Ruby  If you've taken any of our  Adobe Captivate, Adobe Presenter, or Articulate Storyline classes , you are probably aware that these programs provide a selection of screen characters--cut-out pictures of professional actors in business, medical, or business-casual clothing posed as if they are talking to you.   Put Your Picture into the Lesson.  Here is one article to get you started:  Using Bitstrips Characters.

eLearning Content And Social Media

eLearning Brothers

Some 12,000 eLearning articles/ year are shared on Twitter by people you may want to connect with. Unfortunately only 37% of these articles are retweeted, so make sure what you share is above average. Embed lessons using the app platform and monetize them if you like.

Training: Spaced Learning

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

    In an article first reported in Scientific American in 2005 , R. Douglas   In a previous article I wrote about Knowledge Guru and the use of repetition in eLearning. The article explored if the simple act of repetition is the key to learning. One of the comments I received about that article (from someone at Knowledge Guru, in fact) said that repetition is only part. In an eLearning setting you might do even shorter lessons. )

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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. As Bianca Baumann ( @BiancaBaumann ) and I have been saying for a while now, marketing can live right alongside your learning programs.

Cues that You Need an Image Instead of Text

Integrated Learnings

As a text-oriented person myself -- someone who finishes reading an article's text and then goes back to view the tables and charts -- translating text into images does not come naturally for me. After drafting a lesson, I've developed the habit of scrolling back through it in search of opportunities to replace text with something more visually appealing (e.g., While there are many ways to include a story in eLearning , a slide full of text is probably the dullest option.

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How to MOOC: Bite-Sized Content

Your Training Edge

These lessons are especially valuable for corporate training and continuing professional development programs, which companies are rapidly moving online to lower costs and increase efficiency. Over a series of articles, we will explore what MOOCs have taught us about the best ways to design, deliver, assess, and recognize learning online. Lectures have been staples practically since the beginning of training programs. articles, blogs, forums).

Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia

TechSmith Camtasia

Screencasts are an effective teaching tool that offer instructors greater versatility in developing lesson plans. There are two ways to acquire screencast videos to use with a lesson: Find a screencast video that is already available from YouTube, Kahn Academy , neoK12 , or other sources.

10 Commandments to Make Online Compliance Training Engaging

CommLab India

You cannot deliver the same compliance training program to both experienced and new employees as the experienced ones will be familiar with most of the guidelines. Lack of interactivity is one of the reasons compliance training programs are boring.

How to Create and Deliver Cost Effective Remote Training

Kitaboo

With these problems, how do you expect to efficiently manage a remote training program? The purpose of every training program is for employees to learn new skills and concepts and apply them in real-world situations. Presentations are no longer a boring collection of slides.

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Microlearning under the Microscope: How to Incorporate Microlearning into Online Training

Mindflash

Designing training programs can be overwhelming—mentally and financially. Designing training in short bursts allows you to pilot short lessons, gather feedback, iterate, and plan the next training slice.

Free L&D webinars for May 2019

Limestone Learning

Unfortunately, when workers are at work, there are deviations, exceptions, and unknowns that they have not been trained on – mainly because training programs are for perfect solutions, rather than exceptions. How to assist learners and workers go beyond the training programs they’re provided.

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10 eLearning Resources for Teachers to Use in the Upcoming Academic Year

DigitalChalk eLearning

And this is because students are expecting to be surprised with innovative lessons and learning materials. Just browse through them and pick the most suitable ones for your lesson plans. Use this tool to create attractive lessons and evaluations.

Three Great Takeaways from ASTD 2012

Mindflash

And second, writing about what I learned forces me to reflect on the ideas and lessons I was exposed to, and really lets them sink in. Jane Hart wrote a really good article on this subject just this week. Ideas for certification programs.

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What is an eLearning Authoring Tool? What is the Best eLearning Authoring Software?

Pinlearn

In this article, we will learn everything about these software solutions and understand how an authoring tool works in eLearning. After reading this article you will have a clear view of which authoring tool(s) to buy for your set of requirements. Text processing: MS Office, Google Docs, Google slide shows, WPS Office Free, LibreOffice or Apache OpenOffice, etc. Learner Interactions: Inbuilt learner interactions to make eLearning lessons more engaging.

20 Free Online Resources and Software Every Students Should Know

Pinlearn

If you want a nanodegree in professional web development, programming or AI, Udacity is your best bet. Khan Academy has a diverse catalog of lessons on an array of subjects such as classical music, cryptography, SAT coaching, differential equations, linear algebra, etc. It’s noteworthy to mention that Google is doing its best to translate Khan Academy’s lessons into the world’s major languages. #7: Scientific articles, magazines & standards are usually expensive.

Free L&D webinars for June 2019

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 9AM – 11AM PT: Make Your Own Magic: Counterintuitive Lessons Learned from Walt Disney World Walt Disney was not your typical businessman. Thursday, June 6, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Ten Hacks for Better Slides in Five Minutes You’re spending too much time on your slides.

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Online learning vs face to face learning: why you should make the switch

Elucidat

This article can help. Instead, The solution is to incorporate the positive lessons from face-to-face into your digital strategy to create blended learning in the workplace. Crucially, best practice digital learning is not the content of a face-to-face slide deck hosted online.

Commonly Used Training Evaluations Models: A Discussion with Dr. Will Thalheimer

Convergence Training

And, you know, Jeff, you sent me a whole bunch of questions that you might ask me and so what I did, I took the liberty of creating some visuals, some slides, because sometimes a picture paints 1,000 words. Convergence Training: The full screen, not just one PowerPoint slide.

Kern Kelley & Michael Ruffini: ISTE 2015 Presenter Profiles

TechSmith Camtasia

With over ten years of success in his “Tech Sherpa” program, he’ll share how you can stretch your budget with PD that is custom to your school, while letting students pursue their love of technology and learn valuable skills in the process.

The Ultimate Guide to Creating an Online Course in 2018

learnWorlds

Good courses for a MOOC are: STEM Sciences (Math, Physics, Programming, etc.). You can learn a valuable lesson through failure that will get you that much closer to your success. Your choices on learning strategies, lesson material, and instructional activities.

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How to Create an Online Course (in 2020)

learnWorlds

In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about how to create an online course. Good courses for a MOOC are: STEM Sciences (Maths, Physics, Programming, etc.). This is why companies make an increased investment in in-company training programs.

85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators

learnWorlds

Also, you can add sound comments, a record of your voice, give more detailed directions, and manage the number of students who are watching your video lessons. Finally, you have the ability to enfuse your video lessons to websites and icons accompanied with links. It’s ideal for teachers, students and business owners, as well as professionals who need to transform an idea, a thought, a lesson plan, or a concept into a visual image.

Elevate Your Management Skills: Quick Start Guide to Training Your Employees Yourself

Mindflash

For example: initiate conversations, ask people to share lessons learned, meet over lunch and discuss a pressing business issue and how to solve it, set up discussion forums for people to share strategies and options, ask employees to create personal learning plans.

Welcome to the Rise of eLearnings!

AXIOM Learning Solutions

Rise has moved away from slide-based development (think Storyline, Captivate or Lectora) and uses web page design as its inspiration. www.community.articulate.com/articles. Articulate Rise has 5 pre-built lesson types that include: Quizzes (of course!).

Top Five Ways to Use Screencasting in the Classroom

TechSmith Camtasia

This article was written by guest author Ron Kotlik for our quarterly education newsletter, the Learning Lounge. This article will focus on five easy ways educators can use the power of screencasting. This article is a not a “how to” of screencasting.

Helpful Tools, Ideas and Templates for the Busy eLearning Designer

SHIFT eLearning

It may seem like adding more programs and apps to the designer''s kit can''t possibly be the solution, but well-structured time management and handy tools make the difference between eLearning projects that cost and eLearning projects that benefit.

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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.

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How To Make and Market Your Online Course or Get Some Help With That With Grant Weherley

LifterLMS

Getting feedback from students on your course content can help you to shape your program around what adds the most value. They have a lot of really great programs, a lot of them are based off of the in person workshops that they ran. How do you help chunk things out into lessons?

Wisdom 2.0: Mindfulness and business

Jay Cross

The slide drew applause. With that vision in mind, Meng connected with Daniel Goleman and Jon Kabat Zinn to develop a unique program for Google. Years ago, a professor named Herbert Benson wrote a book and a compelling article in Harvard Business Review on The Relaxation Response.

The LTEM Training & Learning Evaluation Model

Convergence Training

So when our learners learn, they’re going to go up a learning curve, and then they’re going to slide down, most likely, they’re going to slide down a forgetting curve. But he’s really loved LTEM and he wrote an article on it.