8 Tips To Develop eLearning Courses For Online Learners With Attention Deficit Disorder

Dan Keckan

This article features 8 tips to develop eLearning courses for online learners with attention deficit disorder. eLearning Design and Development Accessible eLearning eLearning Best Practices eLearning Design Tips Short Attention SpansEvery online learner should have the opportunity to benefit from your eLearning course, regardless of behavioral disorders or developmental difficulties.

3 Guiding Principles for Grabbing Learner Attention

InSync Training

How do you capture your audience’s attention when so many factors provide distractions? Recently, guest BYTE speaker Mark Harter answered this question and provided pro-tips accumulated from years of practical experience. Watch the entire webinar replay of, Grabbing Learner Attention , for a step-by-step process for creating a professional video studio on a budget, and tricks for making learning fun. BYTE Session Recap.


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How to Draw Attention in Video Lectures


Using Attentional Cues. Empirical evidence suggests that adding attentional cues in the instructor behavior guides learners’ visual attention and thus improves their learning performance in video lectures. Attentional cues provide non?content content information that can guide learners’ visual attention at the right time to the information taught by the instructor. Why are attentional cues beneficial for learning?

4 top tips to combat the shrinking attention span of your employees


Between 24/7 news feeds, constantly refreshing social media channels, trending hashtags and switching mindlessly between browser tabs, you may find it’s more challenging than ever to prioritize your attention. The post 4 top tips to combat the shrinking attention span of your employees appeared first on Axonify. Do you ever feel like it’s getting harder to focus?

Digital Learning Tips and Tricks from Neuroscience

Speaker: Margie Meacham, Chief Freedom Officer, Learningtogo

Join "Brain Lady" Margie Meacham for a quick-paced review of the latest tips and tricks as revealed by neuroscience. Learn how the brain works - and, in doing so, discover how to make your training stand out amidst the daily clutter of the online experience.

How to Create Engaging Training in the Age of the Eight Second Attention Span


To teach someone anything, you first got to get their attention. That’s often a tall order in these days when the average attention span of an adult can be less than 10 seconds. In this post, we’ll teach you how to expand your learners’ attention span and create engaging training. Can I have your attention? 11 tips to create engaging training. We live in the era of the short attention span. You’re an attention champ.

Lesson 6. Attention Please! Creating Interactive & Immersive Content

Dan Keckan

Get expert tips on how to grab learners’ attention with interactive content and make effective branching scenarios for your training courses. eLearning Design and Development eLearning Content Development Interactive eLearning Learners Attention Learners EngagementThis post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Can I, um, have your attention, please? (eLearning Tips)

Learning Visions

A short screen cast I made a few weeks ago about some simple ways you can get someone's attention in an eLearning program: Tags: elearning tips kineo tv

3 Tips to Boost your Attention Management Capabilities

Learning Wire

Attention management can be an effective, impactful way to get our control back and to break the cycle of constant distraction. Here are three concrete ways to can help you achieve attention management. You’ve likely conditioned yourself into a state of constant distraction, but all of these behaviors will help you to rebuild your attention span and regain control over your focus. Your attention and how you choose to direct it has a dramatic impact on your wellbeing.

Tips to Avoid Millennials Marketing Hype

Clark Quinn

I received, in my email, a solicitation for a webinar titled 5 Tips to Engage Gen Z and Millennial eLearners in 2020 and Beyond. My initial reaction is to provide, as a palliative, tips to avoid millennials marketing hype. Second tip: don’t be ageist.

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Tuesday Tip: Use Progressive Reveal to Direct Attention


Today’s tip is a simple way to make your eLearning more engaging and effective. Let’s say you need a quick way to focus learners’ attention, such as when you want them to focus on an individual step in a process. In a recent Trivantis® webinar , Diane Elkins, Founder of Artisan E-Learning and co-author of the popular E-Learning Uncovered book series, shared this tip: use progressive reveal to direct attention. “At

Video Tip Series - Part three: Holding Viewers' Attention

TechSmith Camtasia

This week's video presents some tips and tricks including effectively using transitions and editing down scripts. The video is posted below and will present three tips designed to keep your audiences engaged. 0:08 Tip #1: Edit out loading pages 0:21 Tip #2: Shorten your script 0:29 Tip #3: Make a mini-series. More tips and tricks : see previous tips from this series and more ! Subscribe to the blog for next week's tip video on Object Positioning.

Attention-Grabbing eLearning Design: 5 Techniques You Should Try

SHIFT eLearning

PAY ATTENTION! When you pay attention, you are far more likely to retain that information. Effective eLearning course design starts with understanding the science of attention. Try some of these techniques for getting learners’ attention from the get-go: attention-getting tipsUnless you have a photographic memory chances are you struggle to remember things and wonder how you can make information stick better. The answer?

The neuroscience of attention and why instructional designers should know about it


Paying attention is no easy thing and grabbing and holding someone’s attention is even trickier. A fairly recent study calculated that the average attention span of a person has dropped from twelve to eight seconds, rendering us below the focusing capabilities of goldfish. Researchers concluded that the changes were a result of the brain’s ability to adapt and change itself over time and a weaker attention span is a direct consequence of going mobile.

The elearning attention span: How long should your project be?


So, how can you retain people’s attention and compete with other forms of digital content? TED curator Chris Anderson once said: “Eighteen minutes is long enough to be serious and short enough to hold people’s attention.” TED Talks (>18 mins) – TED Talks appeal to the maximum attention span of their audiences, which is deemed to be 18 minutes maximum. 3 tips for increasing seat time for your learning. Here are some quick tips… 1.

Pay Attention!! | Xyleme Insider


Home > Executive Perspective , Learning Technologies > Pay Attention!! Pay Attention!! Home About Xyleme Insider Podcasts Xyleme Inc. September 15th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment I had the honor of interviewing Clive Shepherd a couple of weeks ago for a podcast on the subject of using synchronous online communications for learning or, in more friendly terms, live online learning.

Ways to Keep Learners Attentive During an Online Course

360 Training

Below are some tips for maintaining learner attention in online training. Start with a warm welcome. The active participation helps focus attention and increase the retention of the content. Try out one of these attention-keeping tips today! Tips and Tricks authoring elearning ideas LCMS Shazia training Learning can be challenging.

Professional Speaker & Trainer Discloses His Juicy Tips on Engaging Audiences and Keeping Their Attention

Dashe & Thomson

How do you engage the audience as a speaker and keep their attention? And asked the students to work with me so we could complete the program and get them the tips for success I was certain no one else would tell them. Scott Cooksey is a speaker and trainer, who has delivered corporate training across North America and the Caribbean (Australia in September 2011!)

Creating Great Forms, Lip-Synching for Animation, and Writing Attention-Grabbing Intros: This Week on #BLPLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

Tips to Create Attention-Grabbing eLearning Course Intros . 7 Tips to Create an Attention-Grabbing eLearning Course Introduction. #BLPLearn is our way of saving all of the great content our team curates… and sharing it with the wider community. We’ll take the best articles shared by our Learning Services, Multimedia, and Product Development teams in their weekly meetings and include them in the weekly #BLPLearn blog.

3 Gamification Strategies To Spark Student Attention And Ignite Interest

Dan Keckan

Gamification Gamification Benefits Gamification Examples Gamification Tips Learners EngagementEvidence suggests gamification strategies can be used to initially engage students in content, and then once they're hooked, they can become intrinsically motivated to continue to engage and learn more of your content by their own volition. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Tips to Create Better eLearning Development Content


And out of the best the practices, the two major points where organizations forget to pay serious attention are Topic Objectives and Assessments. As you gather the content, design a short section to maintain the attention span.

Holding Your Viewer’s Attention with Engaging Content

TechSmith Camtasia

To make your videos worthwhile, they should offer some sort of insight, advice, opinion, or tip. The post Holding Your Viewer’s Attention with Engaging Content appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. Tips & How To''s camtasia Screencasting This post is part of a series. Check out the first installment here or the previous installment here. One of the hardest things about creating video content is not just getting people to click on your video but to keep them watching.

Screenchump to Screenchamp Review 4: Focus Viewer’s Attention

TechSmith Camtasia

In order to help everyone make better videos, we set out on this idea: what if we loaned our expertise and reviewed our customers’ videos in the same way we would review our own videos and gave them some screencasting tips? Over the past few weeks we’ve been breaking these videos down and giving a few tips and suggestions to make the videos better. Then, zoom into 100% to focus attention on specific areas and make your text clear and readable.

7 Social Media Marketing Tips for Online Courses


If you haven’t started yet, here are seven tips to help you succeed. Post during slow times, and you might get more attention from a smaller audience. The post 7 Social Media Marketing Tips for Online Courses appeared first on LearnDash.

How to Design Attention-Grabbing E-Learning

E-learning Uncovered

Upon hearing these few measures, I let out a breath, put away my phone, and give the story my full attention. But attention-grabbing e-learning is essential in today’s world. Here are four ways to design attention-grabbing e-learning. You’ll get their attention and show them that you understand their world. Another way to create attention-grabbing e-learning is to let the learner personalize the course. Four Tips for Using Characters in E-Learning.

Tips for Storytelling in Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Support attention. 3 tips for presenters: Stand up! These are my live blogged notes from the InSync Training Byte session “Once Upon a Time, Storytelling WAS Learning” by Tom Campbell and Karin Rex. My side comments and thoughts in italics. Any errors, typos, or awkward phrasing are mine, not Tom and Karin’s. Tom started with a story about how he visualized his presentation. What tool did he use for the animated drawing of figures and captions?

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Assumptions about attentiveness: is eye contact engagement?

Good To Great

Keeping the attention of a room full of people when you’ve got the after-dinner slot and everyone’s been at a conference all day isn’t easy! She understands that these people are paying attention, they just do it in a different way from what speakers might be used to; this is their way of working and learning. This lady looked at me and made an assumption that I wasn’t paying attention – perhaps shopping online or browsing Facebook instead.

Throw Back Thursday – Golden Training Tips


It’s Thursday, and if you pay any attention to social media, you’ll see a lot of people sharing their personal ‘blasts from the past’ as part of Throw Back Thursday (#TBT). All Training TipsWith that in mind, I thought it would be great to look back on some of our most popular Read More.

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Use Power Words to Grab Your Learner's Attention

SHIFT eLearning

instructional design writing tipsWhy do you think film makers employ scriptwriters to write dialogs? Why can't anybody write an ad copy? Why do writers spend hours polishing the language of their texts? Why do our political leaders and heads of nations depend on speechwriters to write what they want to say to their followers? That's because words matter! Words are powerful tools that can stir emotions and rouse crowds to action. A cheery "hello" breaks the ice.

The Science of Attention (And Why eLearning Professionals Should Care)

SHIFT eLearning

Paying attention is a task people take for granted; they rarely stop to think about the complex neurocognitive processes involved. After all, paying attention is the first step in the learning process, so ensuring learners pay attention is fundamental. Finally, it helps a person to focus attention on important aspects for an appropriate amount of time. The Basics: What Is “Attention” and What Brain Regions Fuel Attention? May I Have Your Attention Please?

8 Productivity Tips for Online Course Creators


In the face of distractions sabotaging your concentration, the following tips can help you focus on building the best online course in a timely fashion. If you want your course to be as good as it can possibly be, you will need to devote time to ensuring that all your materials are high-quality – this can be tough when you have a full-time job or a million other things vying for your attention.

6 Training Tips for Your Remote Workforce


We’ve gathered a few tips for training your remote workforce that can work for a variety of businesses. When training is interactive, it helps the students pay more attention and develop proficiency with the skill set. The post 6 Training Tips for Your Remote Workforce appeared first on LearnDash. As workspaces become more remote, businesses need to take extra measures to ensure their employees receive enough training support.

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4 Tips On Making Your Microlearning Strategy A Success

Dan Keckan

Here are four tips on how you can create a successful microlearning strategy. Microlearning Employee Engagement Microlearning Best Practices Microlearning Examples Short Attention SpansWith Millennials increasing in the corporate environs we need to keep our microlearning engaging. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

4 Tips for Offering and Mastering Online Coaching


Tip #1: Use a material delivery method with accountability. Tip #2: Find a way to interact in a timely fashion with specific students. Tip #3: Offer one-off functionality for supportive coaching. Proactively setting up the functionality for one-off sessions gives them easy, convenient access to your biggest educational sales asset: your personalized attention. Tip #4: Get onto the same (web) page.

Tips from TED: Presenting ideas to engage your teams


There’s so much content out there and as a result, everyone’s attention spans are practically below zero. I’ve watched Sir Ken Robinson’s 2006 TED Talk “ Do Schools Kill Creativity? ” at least 20 times, and I still laugh at his jokes.

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Use the Psychology of Surprise to Grab Your Learner’s Attention

SHIFT eLearning

The world today is full of stimuli that get our attention. Therefore, eLearning professionals have to find different ways of attracting the eLearner’s attention by varying content delivery, asking challenging questions, giving them new things to think about, and so many other things. It is that stimulation that will win over the brain’s attention, and if that stimulation isn’t provided, something else off-task will provide it. eLearning tips

Tips for training top-notch telecommuters

Your Training Edge

Teaching newbies technical skills can be frustrating, don’t let it rattle you A major training tip is to practice patience. Foster good habits with tips that aid efficacy and efficiency for working from home. Consider sharing these tips and modeling these behaviors for your team: Make a list of goals for the day. If your employees are sick during training and beyond, urge them to seek medical attention. virtualvocations.com – 5 Tips for Managing Telecommuters.

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