eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

59% of decision-makers would rather watch a video than read a blog or article.  Whiteboard videos have proven to be especially attention-getting as they allow a story to unfold in front of your eyes on a blank canvas. Scribing brings a message to life through visual metaphors, captivating the viewer and holding attention until the last scene plays out. by Karin Rex, COTP. Which of the following statements do you think are true?   A.

eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

59% of decision-makers would rather watch a video than read a blog or article.  Whiteboard videos have proven to be especially attention-getting as they allow a story to unfold in front of your eyes on a blank canvas. Scribing brings a message to life through visual metaphors, captivating the viewer and holding attention until the last scene plays out. by Karin Rex, COTP. Which of the following statements do you think are true?   A.

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eLEARNING: The Struggle for Online Attention

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

59% of decision-makers would rather watch a video than read a blog or article.  Whiteboard videos have proven to be especially attention-getting as they allow a story to unfold in front of your eyes on a blank canvas. Scribing brings a message to life through visual metaphors, captivating the viewer and holding attention until the last scene plays out. by Karin Rex, COTP. Which of the following statements do you think are true?   A.

Screencast of the Week - Picture-in-Picture for Whiteboard Recordings!

TechSmith Camtasia

Motion from drawing on the screen with something like a Tablet PC or Wacom tablet make a screencast dynamic and can focus viewers attention. And, the Picture-In-Picture (PIP) option in Camtasia makes screencasts lively and shows off the presenter's personality. So, you'll see all the detail of what they're writing on the whiteboard up front and center in the screencast, plus you view the presenter in the PIP window.

5 Great Tips to Write Engaging Quiz Questions for Marketing

ProProfs

On July 7, 2014, a food blog shared a quiz called “Which cake are you?” on social media. Although, many factors contribute to the success of a quiz (which have been talked about a zillion times), very less attention has been given to its questions that play an essential role in carrying the participant to the end. So, the first thing that you need to take care of when deciding on how to write a quiz should be the quality of the questions.

Protagonists Should Be Like Your Learners

Experiencing eLearning

When you write a story for learning, you need a few essential elements: a protagonist (the main character), the protagonist’s goal , and the challenges the protagonist faces. That helps them picture themselves making the same kinds of decisions.

5 Tips on email writing to ensure your L&D information gets read

Matrix

5 Tips on email writing to ensure your L&D information gets read. In my ten year experience with writing to my future trainees to fill them in on all the relevant aspects of our impending training sessions I have often found that they showed up with all the questions I had arduously worked at answering in my electronic word-crafted invitation to them. Write short yet descriptive subject lines. Well, the appropriately-timed email catches the attention of its recipient.

How to Write the Perfect Guest Post for OpenSesame

OpenSesame

So you want to write a dynamic, beautiful, and absolutely fascinating guest post for OpenSesame? As a blog ranked in the top 25 elearning blogs , we receive many guest post pitches about a huge assortment of interesting topics and ideas. At the same time, we also want to ensure our blog continues to be a cornerstone of the elearning community containing only the most engaging, informative, and exciting content for our readers.

Protagonists Should Be Like Your Learners

Experiencing eLearning

When you write a story for learning, you need a few essential elements such as a protagonist (the main character), the protagonist’s goal, and the challenges the protagonist faces. Learners should see a bit of themselves in the characters in your scenarios so they can picture themselves making the same kinds of decisions. Thalheimer’s recommendations from his research are also summarized on his blog.

#BIN2012: 5 Reasons Your eLearning Content Needs Better Visuals

Bottom-Line Performance

Their attention is fragmented and their expectations are high. You can’t expect to write a pretty sentence or paragraph and get your point across. But this doesn’t mean you need to rush to iStock and find the first picture of a multi-cultural office worker you can find and throw it in your course. The writing still comes first. So whether you are writing to instruct or to sell products, visual content matters.

#BIN2012: 5 Reasons Your eLearning Content Needs Better Visuals

Bottom-Line Performance

Their attention is fragmented and their expectations are high. You can’t expect to write a pretty sentence or paragraph and get your point across. But this doesn’t mean you need to rush to iStock and find the first picture of a multi-cultural office worker you can find and throw it in your course. The writing still comes first. So whether you are writing to instruct or to sell products, visual content matters.

Placeholder Images: Do They Help or Hurt in an eLearning Storyboard?

Association eLearning

The content was there, but they couldn’t picture how it was going to fit together. Draw attention away from the rest of a storyboard’s content. put a placeholder shape where an image is supposed to go and write a short description on the shape like, “Stethoscope image”. If you’d like to read more about instructional design best practices, check out the rest of this author’s blogs.

LIVE BLOG - Craig Weiss 'eLearning 2020' Seminar

Unicorn Training

User experience - gestures, do you have to write content specific to platform or cross-platform? Also developed really simple tool within LMS - text/picture changes etc. Click next - information not being processed as feel lengthy, doesn't grab attention they won't engage. 2-3mins max from attention standpoint. Live updates throughout the day from Craig Weiss' 'eLearning 2020' Seminar at The Kia Oval. The End!

Tips to Choose the Ideal eLearning Content Provider for Online Training Program

Infopro Learning

But you must also pay attention to the design of the online portfolio , itself. Also, pay close attention to how long they’ve been in business and their overall user satisfaction score. However, you should also weigh the cons to get the complete picture. Bonus Tip: Get Everything in Writing! Get everything in writing so that there aren’t any issues later. Blog Learning and Development Learning Experience Managed Learning Services

Reflections on Adobe eLearning Conference 2017

Adobe Captivate

I’m someone with one foot in online learning space and the other firmly planted in technical writing. I enjoyed some wonderful presentations about mobile elearning, principles of sound elearning design, how to use videos properly in elarning, how to design a great learning system in this “attention economy,” etc. I’d try to learn from them all the things I should pay attention to once I’m there. Blog adobe eLearning conference documentation eLearning google writing

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Online Visual Identity

Learning Visions

Wednesday, September 19, 2007 My Online Visual Identity When Michele Martin changed her profile picture the other day, I realized I was a bit disoriented. And I saw how one dimensional our images of our online contacts (and digital friends) can be -- typically based on the same profile picture thats used in countless places. Ive had the same profile picture up for months -- on my blog, in Facebook, MyBlogLog, and now here. Can I, um, have your attention, please?

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Evidence-Based Deep Learning – 12 Tips from Patti Shank

eLearningArt

Take 30 seconds now and enter the free $1,070 Ultimate eLearning Writing Bundle of Patti’s course and books that we’re running. Content that requires splitting attention between two sources of information in order to understand them (for example, a diagram and a written explanation of the diagram). What kind of writing voice should we use in our courses? . Patti: Research says to write conversationally, writing for each person as an individual.

7 Proven Techniques for Keeping Your E-Learning Customers Happy - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. Earn the customer’s attention. Do the little extra things that tell the customers you’re paying attention and committed to their success. Do whatever it takes to draw the attention to an obvious error. I had to write to tell you how much I enjoyed your “fuzzy thumb&# idea! Thanks for producing such a great Blog, DB. Soooo, was your fuzzy thumb in this blog the word â??kowtowâ??? Search the Blog.

4 Strategies to Support Learning in the Flow of Work

Tesseract Learning

Learning in the flow of work is a new buzzword that has caught the attention of L&D in recent times. We will explore that in this blog. This is where learning in the flow of work comes into the picture. Blog Custom elearning Microlearning Mobile Learning Performance Support

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design: Whats in a name?

Learning Visions

I stumbled across this on a writers blog today: "Officially, I’m now an Instructional Designer. A fancy term for writing training material." Blog link not provided to protect the innocent]. If all we do is write training material, then perhaps yes. The ID survey on this blog now has over 200 responses: 62% do not have advanced degrees. I write and design self-paced eLearning for the corporate market. Can I, um, have your attention, please?

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

eLearningArt

I hasten to say that there are other avenues we wish were getting attention, but we realize the following trends have practical priorities for the majority of our clients: Micro Learning — Short learning segments have multiple advantages, but what stands out is their facilitation of getting to specifically needed content very quickly. Microlearning is less about short attention spans than it is making sure that every minute in learning is productive and useful.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days: 8, 9 & 10

Learning Visions

Friday, August 10, 2007 31 Days: 8, 9 & 10 Day 8: Run an Advertising Audit on Your Blog. Obviously, thats not my focus so I took Micheles advice and tried to do something from Darens Get Your Blogging Groove Back series. I attempted to write a linking post. Personally, I dont like blogs that have countless widgets that you scroll on endlessly. My house might be a mess, but Id rather my blog were neat and tidy. Can I, um, have your attention, please?

Whiteboard Animations in e-Learning: It’s short and sweet!

G-Cube

It is a known fact that videos are a powerful tool in training as they can grab the learners’ attention instantly. The familiar image of the teacher’s hand writing or drawing on the whiteboard finds instant connect with learners of all ages. When real pictures are difficult to get, illustrations or drawings can suitably represent the products to the learners through animation.

Visuals and Visual Thinking

Association eLearning

A picture is supposedly worth a thousand words. Let’s get the obvious one out of the way, pictures are pretty. And something that looks good is going to get more attention than something that looks sloppy or complicated. Seriously though, you can think of it as using an infographic, chart, or quick sketch to record information or figure out how things are connected, rather than writing everything out.

Be a Social Media Copycat to Engage Your Learners

Trivantis

Post that picture. This one’s the most obvious—pictures are engaging! This post can help: 10 Tips to Writing Better Quiz Questions. Maybe you’re not limited to 140 character tweets, but you can still take a tip about attentions spans here. To hold your learner’s attention, try grouping content in small chunks. Try copying these Writing 101 lessons: 5 Lessons from Writing 101 You Thought You’d Never Need for e-Learning.

How Emotion Can Improve eLearning for Your Learners

Adobe Captivate

First off I would like to point out that I did not write this article, but I came across it and thought that it would be very useful to our community. Disgust probably seems like an odd choice to include in eLearning, but when you’re looking to curb negative behaviors, getting your learners to feel disgusted can certainly draw their attention. A few nasty pictures, combined with some statistics, will go a long way toward driving home the message. Emotions Matter.

13 eLearning Scenario Tips that 60 Experts Agree On

eLearningArt

Because they’re about people DOING something … Not just an information dump where learners magically “ABSORB” the content (picture me doing air quotes). Make it real … write those stories down and transform them into a digital experience. Write those stories down and transform them into a digital experience. Once you can see the big picture using the map, it becomes much easier to “see” the scenarios within it. Posts blog

How to create an online course in 5 easy steps

Wyzed

But no matter how much you think you need the course or have built content before, Step 1 deserves the same time and attention for every single course you will ever build. For example, ever notice how some people say they need to write things down, or others say that they need to hear it out loud, and others just need to get hands on with whatever they’re learning? Blog Create an online course Create online learning Wyzed LMS

What Color is Your Learning?

Learningtogo

Close your eyes again and picture your training room or elearning template. This parallel use of color in multiple regions of the brain suggests that our response to color is far more significant than what we have previously supposed, so I write this post knowing that much more information is needed on the subject. Color increases attention. No matter what colors you use, presenting material in color causes the learner to pay more attention than a black and white page.

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How to create an online course in 5 easy steps

Wyzed

But no matter how much you think you need the course or have built content before, Step 1 deserves the same time and attention for every single course you will ever build. For example, ever notice how some people say they need to write things down, or others say that they need to hear it out loud, and others just need to get hands on with whatever they’re learning? Blog Create an online course Create online learning Wyzed LMS

A Macro View of Microlearning: eLearning Replacement or Enhancement?

JCA Solutions

Macroeconomics was the study of the big picture or large scale economics: regions, countries, and even globally. that our attention spans are getting shorter. We have less attention to give and less time in which to give it. Creating a session on how to write an effective business email would be too much subject matter with too many factors to fit into a microlearning session. Doesn’t meet the need for big picture learning.

How to Use eLearning Characters in Intro Screens

eLearningArt

If you’re looking for a course targeted at medical school students, how about a picture of a young doctor in a labcoat? If you’re doing a course about factory fire prevention, how about a picture of a guy in a uniform? Ask yourself: “Can my audience picture this character as one of their coworkers?”. While emotional poses can draw attention to the character, generic poses can emphasize text or another on-screen element.

The Essentials of Typography for e-Learning

Trivantis

Unless you’re actually writing a comic. Blog over. more interesting way to think of them, courtesy of Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab, is to picture serifs as feet. If you’re pairing typefaces—for example using a different face to draw attention to one thing—it’s a good idea to pick two that share a similar x-height. Check out our Tips from a Graphic Designer blog for more typography and design tips.

Posts that Influenced Me in 2009

ID Reflections

That pondering took me back to all the blog posts by various bloggers that have most influenced my thought process and my posts in 2009. I guess this would have been a fitting post to write on the 31st or even yesterday. Understanding Homophily on the Web (Bamboo Project: this blog was also my discovery of 2009) What did I learn: The Internet encourages the coming together of like minds. Tags: Blogs Reading Reflection Personal

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How to Design Workplace Learning Like a Pro – Start with These 5 Dangerous Questions

eLearningArt

In fact, why not start here where you are, at the eLearningArt blog, doing some reading, learning, and inspiring? Write those things down, too. Regardless of your method of capture, note that picture in your head while it’s fresh and colorful. If you’re ready to start visualizing your project by creating a storyboard, watch my video Free Rapid eLearning Storyboard here on the eLearningArt blog, and download the free files on offer there. Posts blog

Easy Ways to Improve Team Communication with Austin Norton & David Patton

TechSmith Camtasia

He says that by using screenshots, he can get his message across much more clearly than writing a simple sentence. “If David agrees and likens it to taking pictures. A good photographer and a picture taker differ because a great photographer simply knows when to pull out their camera.

PowerPoint Tips, Tricks, and Hacks from 29 Experts

eLearningArt

For example, write “3rd quarter sales rose 5% over last year” instead of just “3rd quarter sales.” She is one of only 12 Microsoft designated PowerPoint MVPs in the United States and is the author of one of the most popular blogs on the web. He is a PowerPoint MVP and the author of the Indezine blog, one of the most visited PowerPoint and presentation websites. Write those things down, then build your presentation with that at the forefront.

eLearning Development: It’s Easier When Slides Have Jobs

eLearningArt

It’s a great feeling when all the needs-assessing, info-gathering, SME-wrangling, script-writing and other just-getting-ready details of a workplace learning program finally fall into place. Success depends on more than just dropping some text and a picture on the screen and instructing the viewer to “Click Next to continue.”. After all, it’s right here where the two big “rivers” of content presentation — words and pictures — come together as one. .

How to create an online course in 5 easy steps

Wyzed

But no matter how much you think you need the course or have built content before, Step 1 deserves the same time and attention for every single course you will ever build. For example, ever notice how some people say they need to write things down, or others say that they need to hear it out loud, and others just need to get hands on with whatever they’re learning? Blog Create an online course Create online learning Wyzed LMS

How to create an online course in 5 easy steps

Wyzed

But no matter how much you think you need the course or have built content before, Step 1 deserves the same time and attention for every single course you will ever build. For example, ever notice how some people say they need to write things down, or others say that they need to hear it out loud, and others just need to get hands on with whatever they’re learning? Blog Create an online course Create online learning Wyzed LMS