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Cognitive Load vs. Load Time

eLearning Weekly

Designers love a little cognitive load theory. Cognitive psychology certainly aims to give trainers such a look inside the brain. Cognitive load theory inspires designers to influence various neural systems so attention is focused and retention is optimal. Recently, wired with cognitive load theory, I made the perfect elearning course in Captivate. But I write that with a sigh because it never worked. About the Author.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

He frequently shares about accessible elearning development through our Learning Dispatch blog and newsletter. Why enable people who have disabilities relating to hearing, vision, mobility, or cognition to access the training that your organization provides? How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. A Note on Rapid Authoring Tools. Many who are blind use a screen reader, which is software that reads the screen out loud.

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Resolve to Try Something New in eLearning in 2013

Integrated Learnings

The posts from this blog in 2012 offered advice for trying out new eLearning authoring tools and other technologies as well as advice for trying out various instructional approaches. If you're interested in trying something new with your eLearning projects this year, take a look at how the past year of posts from this blog might help. Lectora has been one of the most frequently recurring topics on the blog this year. ReviewLink: Online Review Tool for Lectora.

Curated Insights: Writing Good Questions

Axonify

Can you write a good multiple choice question? Many L&D pros just don’t realize how difficult it is to write a good question. It may not sound as exciting as creating videos or interactive simulations, but great question design can be an essential tool for growing knowledge on critical workplace topics. Our March curated insights explore what it takes to write effective questions and how they can be used as part of a modern learning experience.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Why enable people who have disabilities relating to hearing, vision, mobility, or cognition to access the training that your organization provides? How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. A Note on Rapid Authoring Tools. Training content developed using rapid authoring tools, such as Articulate Storyline, Trivantis Lectora, and Adobe Captivate, and (often) provided as a click-though, packaged course. A Note on Rapid Authoring Tools.

Curated Insights: Writing Good Questions

Axonify

Can you write a good multiple choice question? Many L&D pros just don’t realize how difficult it is to write a good question. It may not sound as exciting as creating videos or interactive simulations, but great question design can be an essential tool for growing knowledge on critical workplace topics. Our March curated insights explore what it takes to write effective questions and how they can be used as part of a modern learning experience.

Reasons Your eLearning Courses are Failing?

Adobe Captivate

Don’t let your employer or client convince you to include every little detail in the course, as this will water down the course and make it less effective. Things like the graphics, colour scheme, writing style, and narrative tone all come into play. Use opportunities where learners can interact cognitively will see the best results in your courses. Blog Instructional Design Tutorials "Elearning authoring tools" blogCourse Timeline is Too Long.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Friday, January 25, 2008 Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives My recent post on alternatives to listing out learning objectives generated a lot of interest and a good conversation. ( He suggests a list of potential outcomes with check boxes , effectively allowing the learner to create his or her own objectives. Christy Tucker did a nice write up from the the opening presentation of the WebEx/eLearning Guild Online eLearning Summit.

MARGIE MEACHAM – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT MARGIE MEACHAM: Author and Learning Consultant Margie Meacham first became interested in helping people learn when she was a little girl struggling with first grade. She also facilitates ATD ACLP certification courses and writes one of the Top 100 blogs on neuroscience.

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eLearning - Audio & Captivate, Blogging, Twitter, & the Brain

Big Dog, Little Dog

Adding Audio to Adobe Captivate - Michael Hanley in E-Learning Curve Blog. Besides giving detailed instructions and hints for adding audio to Adobe Captivate projects, Michael, also writes of why we need to add audio in our elearning platforms. Blogging Your Way Into A Job - Forbes. Recruiters will always try to find out more about you," says Liz Lynch, author of Smart Networking. Be It Twittering or Blogging, It's All About Marketing - New York Times.

13 eLearning Scenario Tips that 60 Experts Agree On

eLearningArt

Scenarios are one the most effective types of eLearning. Rather than waste 20 years learning, I’m going to save you some time … I asked the world’s most respected scenario authors, professors, bloggers, and speakers a single question: What’s your #1 tip for creating effective eLearning scenarios? Make it real … write those stories down and transform them into a digital experience. Try free mind mapping software. Posts blog

52 eLearning Experts Share their Best Tip for Creating Engaging eLearning

eLearningArt

As an instructional designer, I’m always trying to make my eLearning courses more interesting, effective, and engaging. Tom also authors The Rapid eLearning Blog , one of the most followed eLearning blogs, with over 100k+ readers. He is well known for his books , courses, writing, consulting, and talks on interactive learning, games, and gamification. Write, speak, engage from your heart, try not to be a phony, be sincerely curious.

Presentation Tips from 21 Experts

eLearningArt

Below you’ll see responses from some amazing presentation authors, consultants, professors, bloggers and PowerPoint MVPs! To me, all effective high stakes communication must be goal driven. Regardless of if you are writing an email, preparing for a meeting, or giving a talk, you should start by asking: At the end of my communication, what do I want my audience to know, feel, and do? Avoid cognitive overload [with] the “1 concept per slide” rule.

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. On top of that, with today’s software, anybody can learn how to make a professional-looking scribe.   Cognitive psychologist Richard E. Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact. by Karin Rex, COTP. Which of the following statements do you think are true?   A.

The DevLearn eLearning Rockstar Stage Reveal

eLearning Brothers

Stop by the eLearning Rockstar stage—conveniently located near the eLearning Brothers booth—to learn new techniques, see new tools, and become an eLearning Rockstar. Games deliver lots of actionable data to measure effectiveness, both individually and through group learning, showing gaps and areas to optimize for a continuous cycle of improvement. How games stimulate mental cognition and produce positive brain changes. How using templates can increase your effectiveness.

Ruth Clark Claims “Games Don’t Teach”

Experiencing eLearning

A more accurate title would be “Some Games Aren’t Effective at Making People Remember Content,” but that’s a lot less likely to grab attention. However, I think Clark didn’t do a very careful review of the literature before writing her post, and I don’t think that one study is enough for her to make such a broad claim dismissing games for learning. Ruth Clark posted at ASTD an article titled “ Why Games Don’t Teach.”

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

As an instructional designer/eLearning professional, what books are the essential tools in your reference library ? After my appeal for something a little more pared down that I might actually be able to read, Dr. John came up with these essentials: The Conditions of Learning and Theory of Instruction , by Robert Gagné Training Complex Cognitive Skills , by Jeroen J.G. This post has been removed by the author. This post has been removed by the author.

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. On top of that, with today’s software, anybody can learn how to make a professional-looking scribe.   Cognitive psychologist Richard E. Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact. 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. On top of that, with today’s software, anybody can learn how to make a professional-looking scribe.   Cognitive psychologist Richard E. Mayer established that combining images with a voiceover to be the most effective way of communicating information – 50-75% better, in fact. by Karin Rex, COTP. Which of the following statements do you think are true?   A.

Is all learning social?

Learning with 'e's

When I'm not talking about learning, I'm reading about it, researching it, thinking about it, and writing about it. Today was particularly interesting because I had a conversation on this blog with ePortfolio Keith (Keith Brennan aka @wiltwhatman), who was commenting on my Three Things post. I told Keith that his question deserved a more protracted and considered response than I could provide within the constraints of a blog comment box.

Six Questions with Clark Quinn

The Learning Dispatch

Clark is also the author of numerous articles books, including Millennials, Goldfish & Other Training Misconceptions: Debunking Learning Myths and Superstitions. Clark holds a PhD in cognitive psychology from the University of California, San Diego. Clark: Write more.

Visual Design Tips from the eLearning Coach

eLearningArt

Connie runs a fabulous eLearning website and newsletter , and is the author of Visual Design Solutions , the highly rated and reviewed book on visual design for eLearning professionals. Commercial templates can also be effective if the colors and the look and feel match the mood, content and audience. Here is my main tool set, but there are other apps and programs I use for lesser tasks. Serious writing: Scrivener. What 5 books or blogs have influenced you the most?

CONNIE MALAMED – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CONNIE MALAMED (Learning, Information Design and Visual Communication Consultant, Author, Presenter): Connie Malamed is a learning, information design and visual communication consultant. Connie is the author of Visual Language for Designers and is currently writing a visual design book for learning designers. Could you share some of the best practices you follow to build, grow, and sustain your blogs and other social media platforms with high engagement?

8 Workplace Learning Bloggers You Need to Follow

Bottom-Line Performance

You can bookmark “ Will’s Blog ” and follow him on social media. Get inspired by following her blog or her feed on elearningindustry.com. Karl Kapp is a professor of instructional technology at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA and is the author of the widely popular “ Kapp Notes ” blog. With degrees in both instructional design and art education, her exceptional blogging earns her a spot on our must-follow list.

Connie Malamed – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CONNIE MALAMED (Learning, Information Design and Visual Communication Consultant, Author, Presenter ): Connie Malamed is a learning, information design and visual communication consultant. Connie is the author of Visual Language for Designers and is currently writing a visual design book for learning designers. Could you share some of the best practices you follow to build, grow, and sustain your blogs and other social media platforms with high engagement?

What's really ready for prime time in corporate learning?

Litmos

However, the organizer made a comment that stuck with me, to the effect of “to you it’s old, but to many it’s still new”. As I blogged previously , you need to get your mind around mobile. Your authoring tools can typically now generate mobile content as well. The cognitive benefits of performance support are many. The big picture is providing help in the moment to counter our cognitive gaps. The outcomes are better effectiveness and efficiency.

What Makes a Good Online Course? 7 Real-World Strategies

TechSmith Camtasia

As online programs grow in importance, it’s crucial that faculty have the tools and guidance they need to create quality online course videos. Emphasize advantages, not authority. “We It’s easier for students’ overall cognitive load, and makes it easier for faculty to edit captions.”.

Nine Training Alternatives to ‘Correct’ and ‘Incorrect’

Mindflash

In fact, many authoring tools come with these vacuous statements as their default response. Digital World: Then again, sometimes our simulations replicate the digital world, as in a software simulation. Too often, software simulations are completely canned, so that users can only take one action. If possible, allow for more interactivity so learners can try out the simulated software a bit to better understand how to perform a task.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rapid e-Learning, Templates, & SMEs

Learning Visions

Friday, May 04, 2007 Rapid e-Learning, Templates, & SMEs Theres been a lot of good talk lately about rapid e-learning tools and templates and the roles of SMEs vs. instructional designers. Our tools still require the user to work in the Flash environment, but you really dont need to know Flash. Up until recently , Ive been thinking its instructional designers who will be using our tools. This approach saved them a ton of time, and resulted in an effective training program.

Top Learning Trends for 2017 (according to the experts)

Axonify

Blog: [link]. The LMS, as I write about in the article “ Corporate LMS Technology Takes A Turn ,” is becoming marginalized. We need more tools like Axonify to make content relevant and targeted to the role and time it is needed. Gamification Analyst, Author, Consultant, Speaker, Professor. Blog: [link]. ” to “How can I implement gamification effectively?” Website/Blog: [link]. Blog: https://applysynergies.com/blog/.

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eLearning Course Design: 10+1 Steps To Success

TalentLMS

For instance, if you are designing eLearning courses to teach software, you could add simulations. An equally effective alternative is to ask learners to carry out a task that demonstrates their understanding of the material. Create your first version of the course by importing all your content and other media into a course authoring tool. Write a course manual that explains how to administer the course and summarizes the purpose of the course.

Lifelong Learning & Learning to Learn (Arun Pradhan on Learning and the Jobs of the Future)

Convergence Training

Incident Management Software. Download our FREE Guide to Writing Learning Objectives. Just look at the company behind Apple and Samsung replacing 60,000 factory workers with robots; or Goldman Sachs hiring 200 computer engineers who maintain software to replace 600 equity traders; or the fact that over half of the Fortune 500 companies have disappeared since 2000. It’s not new; we’ve always used tools to work smart.

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Tips for creating real-life learning experiences in online training

Matrix

The use of problem-centered scenarios will increase learner engagement, encourage critical thinking and help develop cognitive skills. An avatar can become a very effective tool for achieving learning objectives. If this is what you are going for, using the first person while writing the story will add to the learner’s immersion in the course. The post Tips for creating real-life learning experiences in online training appeared first on MATRIX Blog.

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Taking Time to Learn with Alex Salas

TechSmith Camtasia

As an expert in the integration of instructional science with popular authoring tools, Alex has been a designer of learning programs for Fortune 100 companies such as Centene Corporation, Philips and Dell Technologies. Alex explained to us the interesting research into the effect of learning on the brain. Somebody writes a blog with no credentials, and it can still make it to the top page of results. Exams only address the cognitive pieces.

Working with your Subject Matter Expert

TechSmith Camtasia

Developing your active listening skills will help you in all areas in your life and not only working effectively with SMEs. However, studies on a cognitive bias called the “ false consensus effect ” indicate we significantly overestimate the extent to which others agree with our opinions. Use tools like Evernote, Google Docs or other project management tools to share information. Get the SME’s buy-in and write a schedule with agreed review dates.

It’s never too late to show your product some love

TalentLMS

In reality, the product roadmap is a very useful tool that aims to describe the growth process of your product and to align the team, including the stakeholders. An effective roadmap though, is not an easy thing to create, since product development usually goes hand in hand with unexpected changes, setbacks and all kinds of panic attacks ( Agile, anyone? ). I’ll try to be objective though, for the sake of a civil and ladylike blog post. Effective teams are precious.

CCK09: Notes on Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge

Experiencing eLearning

The argument, in a nutshell, is that the claims of folk psychology are literally true, that there is, for example, an entity in the mind corresponding to the belief that ‘Paris is the capital of France’, and that this belief is, in fact, what might loosely be called ‘brain writing’ – or, more precisely, there is a one-to-one correspondence between a person’s brain states and the sentence itself. An effective network is desegregated.