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Broad and Deep Instructional Design Skills

Experiencing eLearning

Do instructional designers and learning experience designers need to know how to use development tools, or should they focus just on analysis and design? What about people who only do development but no design; are they instructional designers?

Aligning eLearning Levels of Interactivity with Articulate 360

B Online Learning

They say for eLearning to be engaging, it needs to be interactive. So how much interactivity do you require for your content? What do they need to be able to ‘do’ as an outcome of this module? If you haven’t asked those questions yet, go and do it now. Articulate 360 has many tools available to assist you in crafting your interactions, and in encouraging your learners to interact with their computer screens. You can do that with Preso!

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Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

While following these stories of digital transformation, we’ve discovered many valuable tools and services that are available at no cost in response to Covid-19. So we’ve compiled a list of free tools and resources in 7 categories: 1) Learning Technology Offers.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Describing What You Do: Instructional Design Youre at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. Eventually, she asks you what you do for work. What do you say? This was me yesterday: Playground Mom: So, what do you do? Me: Im an instructional designer. I create eLearning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designer as Consultant?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, February 08, 2008 Instructional Designer as Consultant? With the rise of rapid eLearning tools and the ease with which virtually anyone can now create a course, whats changing for the instructional designer? Consider this part two of my response to the Learning Circuits Big Question for February: Instructional Design - If, When and How Much?

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

This “Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning” provides practical steps for ensuring your online training fosters a welcoming experience for all of your learners, whether they are team members, clients, or the public. . Training managers have a lot to do. Not to put too fine a point on it, but you need to ensure that the elearning (or online training, or web-based training) that your organization creates is accessible—that is, usable by people who have disabilities.

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

eLearningArt

What does the future of eLearning hold? Where do you even start? I think a good place is by asking 49 of the world’s leading eLearning experts the top 3 trends they predict for 2017. Here are the two most interesting takeaways from surveying 49 eLearning experts: Trend of Trends: 9 trends were picked by 10% or more of the experts. Download additional analysis and all the commentary in the free 2017 eLearning Learning Trends eBook. eLearning is evolving.

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. We know that e-learning hasn’t yet started leveraging the incredible power of the internet or the web.

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JULIE DIRKSEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Her focus has been on utilizing the disciplines of educational psychology, instructional design, and behavioral science to promote and support the improvement of peoples’ lives through sustainable long-term learning and behavioral change. Instead we should ask: “how would I do that online?”

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, January 30, 2009 Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"? In my recent post Instructional Design - Whats in a Name? ID student commented: My problem with the industry is that the degree in instructional design is required of management. Is the degreed-ID the department manager and not doing any actual design work?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, February 15, 2008 Essential Reading for Instructional Design? As an instructional designer/eLearning professional, what books are the essential tools in your reference library ? Dr. John Curry was kind enough to post a really detailed reading list in his post How to Get an Instructional Design Education Without Paying Tuition (gotta love that title!)

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: InVision Learning: Seeking an Instructional Designer

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, February 26, 2008 InVision Learning: Seeking an Instructional Designer Were seeking a full-time Instructional Designer to join our growing company here in Westborough, Massachusetts. Invision Learning is seeking an Instructional Designer to design leading-edge interactive multimedia and web-based eLearning applications.

Evaluate The Right Partner To Outsource Your eLearning Content Development: Ultimate Cheat Sheet

Adobe Captivate

Outsourcing of eLearning content development has been there for a few decades. However, there are several challenges that are inherent to outsourcing eLearning content development. Here is how to evaluate the right partner to outsource your eLearning content development. Ultimate Cheat Sheet To Evaluate The Right Partner To Outsource Your eLearning Content Development. The Challenges When You Outsource Your eLearning Content Development.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/14/2010 Free e-Learning books Since I am a great fun of open source software ( Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning , Free and Open Source Web Conferencing Tools for e-Learning ) and active member of online communities I created the following list with free e-Learning books. => Rops, CAE / President, Mickie Rops Consulting Inc.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, January 07, 2008 The Value of Instructional Designers Ive been having on ongoing conversation with other instructional designers as to whether or not we need to have the technical skill sets to actually build the courses we design. Many instructional designers ( Christy Tucker , Wendy Wickham ) build their own courses using tools like Captivate.

CLARK QUINN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

After an academic career, Dr. Quinn served as an executive in online and elearning initiatives and has an international reputation as a speaker and scholar, with four books and numerous articles and chapters to his credit. How do we ensure learning faster than everyone else? What do some of the interesting research findings and survey results point to? Environments where learners are using digital tools to create or annotate outputs of their collective work are needed.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Who Gets to Be Called an Instructional Designer?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, February 20, 2008 Who Gets to Be Called an Instructional Designer? A SME builds a course with the latest rapid eLearning tool. A teacher makes a leap into a new field and gets a job as an "instructional designer". Are they instructional designers? When do you cross the line and enter the hallowed world of Instructional Design?

Podcast 29: Growing an Online Training Business – With the Co-Founder of DataCamp

Talented Learning

Martijn’s story is instructive for multiple reasons: He knows first-hand what it takes to grow a successful online training business. He works on the frontlines of the skills gap, helping individuals and employers prepare to compete in an increasingly data-driven economy. At DataCamp, those factors include a scalable business model, a smart technology strategy, high-quality instruction and customer feedback loops that drive continuous improvement.

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

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, January 19, 2009 Instructional Design: Whats in a name? I stumbled across this on a writers blog today: "Officially, I’m now an Instructional Designer. Koreen Olbrish asks "Is Instructional Design Dead?" If all we do is write training material, then perhaps yes. We have questioned the value of Instructional Designers.

Making Training Count with a Training Needs Analysis (TNA)

Adobe Captivate

In order to do this, you must be able to match all training directly to the needs of the organisation and the people in it. Training will not fill all performance gaps, but a TNA will identify any gaps that can be filled by training and development. Evaluate what you are doing now and compare this to what you aim to be able to do in the future. Strategic View – Where are we now and where do we want to be? Step 1- Conduct a Gap Analysis.

Making The Jump Into eLearning

ICS Learning

This whitepaper assists you in understanding the pieces involved with the eLearning puzzle, from the basic requirements to the pros and cons of various options. The system that provides this infrastructure is generically called a Learning Management System (LMS) and is a software program or web application that you will either develop or purchase. So, we have these two pieces – the instructional content (or “courseware”) and the LMS. Developing your Instructional Content.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers with ID Degrees = 25%

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, November 27, 2007 Instructional Designers with ID Degrees = 25% Instructional Designers are still responding to the survey I recently posted, asking instructional designers to tell us about their educational background and ID training. 8 people have advanced degrees in instructional design (25%). The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

The 5-step elearning content development process

Elucidat

Want a foolproof elearning content development process that delivers great results, every time? We’ve learned from the wins and war stories of hundreds of learning teams and boiled this down to five key steps for producing effective elearning. The 5 essential steps for a successful elearning development process are: Set clear goals ( Capture ). The most successful elearning projects take time upfront to research users. What’s blocking them from doing so right now?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: What’s the Difference: Learning Designer vs. Instructional Designer?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, September 28, 2009 What’s the Difference: Learning Designer vs. Instructional Designer? Someone got to my blog the other day by searching on “what’s the difference between learning designers and instructional designers?&# In my last job, I was the Manager of Instructional Design. What do you think?? What I do spans a broader scope.

Digitization, individualization and self-determined learning belong together

Adobe Captivate

Digitization is a completely different way of teaching and learning, because when individualization and self-determined learning do not belong together, you don’t use 90% of the benefits of digital technology. Devices are like tools that you have to master, but if they don’t serve, then they have nothing to do in the classroom. The computer is a tool and not the content. They create, dialogues, texts, audios, videos, texts with gaps, etc., What do you think?

How E-learning for Health Changed After Covid-19

Spark Your Interest

Find out what you can do. Do a google search on ‘challenges in the healthcare sector’. In 2009 a large meta-analysis by the US Department of Education found that “on average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction”.

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How Important is the Design Phase?

Design2Train

How important is the Design Phase in producing a high quality online training (eLearning, wbt, cbt) program? The Design Phase is both the instructional and technical foundation of the finished product. If you do not complete the Design Phase the right way, you will end up with cost-overruns of re-work, redefining the project scope, and lots of stress. . How do you know if you have completed the Design Phase properly? Article Author: V.

Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I was asked about approaches for eLearning for Sales People. I’ve had quite a bit of experience with this and actually one of my very first projects was creating a pretty incredible eLearning solutions for Lexus sales people. Of course, it’s such a big topic that I decided to cheat and quickly point the person to eLearning Learning and particular to eLearning Sales , eLearning Sales Metrics , Sales eLearning Case Studies , and Sales Performance Support.

Does Your Business Really Need an LMS? Straight Talk with “The eLearning Coach”

Talented Learning

Earlier this year, I was fortunate to be interviewed by one of the learning community’s most talented instructional designers and thought leaders, Connie Malamed (aka “ The eLearning Coach “). Is the relationship shifting between content authoring and learning systems? How do tools like xAPI and CRM integration make it easier to link learning with business results? How do you define the term LMS? Most analysts look for gaps.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Big Question: Instructional Design as a Spectrum

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, February 04, 2008 The Big Question: Instructional Design as a Spectrum The Learning Circuits Big Question this month: Instructional Design - If, When and How Much? Shades of Instructional Design What if we leave the labels aside for a moment. What if we say that everyone who creates instruction is an instructional designer.

Free L&D webinars for February 2021

Limestone Learning

Share your stunning presentations in person, virtually or export your slides for use in other software. Do not miss this latest jaw-dropping session by Mike Parkinson, Owner of Billion Dollar Graphics. How do you reach contacts now working for home?

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‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions

mLevel

The 2015 “Best of Elearning!” Best of Elearning! Given the number of nominations, to make the list in 2015 is quite an honor,” says Catherine Upton, Elearning! The Best of Elearning! >> Adobe Captivate in the Mobile Authoring category this year and the Best Simulation category last year. An exclusive handful of organizations have won Best of Elearning! Elearning! To learn more, visit www.2elearning.com/ awards/best-of-elearning-awards.

Elearning innovation: examples, tips and technology

Elucidat

So then, how do you keep your ideas fresh, your production process smart and your elearning strategy current? Our expert learning consultants have hand-picked some useful resources to kick-start your elearning innovation. Modern elearning frameworks and approaches. Examples of innovative elearning courses. The online world is jam-packed with innovative elearning courses to spark a moment of magic. Will your team need cloud-based software?

3 Priority Questions for your LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

Providing the suppliers with the spreadsheet and instructions of how to present the information increases the likelihood that the information received will become easier to compare. At this stage you will likely come across some gaps and open questions. Now it is time to find the answer to those gaps so you have a full understanding of how each of the potential solutions will match your needs. Identify the gaps in each of the systems and assess them against your requirements.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Currently Working On.

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Plenty to do, but not in a frantic way. Heres a taste of whats on my plate right now: Lots of Software Trai ning Finishing up a big project update for a large financial institution. Wrapping up software training for another client. More just-in-time performance support tools; "hey, how do I do that?" What Is Instructional Design? #2

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design: Wheres Your Center? Whos Your Master?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, March 05, 2008 Instructional Design: Wheres Your Center? Every software interaction and menu is explained in detail. eLearning vendors (those that design custom courseware) are often handed the course to be built. The sponsor says "we want this eLearning course." Not foolproof, especially if the client already knows everything.

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

After an academic career, Dr. Quinn served as an executive in online and elearning initiatives and has an international reputation as a speaker and scholar, with four books and numerous articles and chapters to his credit. How do we ensure learning faster than everyone else? What do some of the interesting research findings and survey results point to? Environments where learners are using digital tools to create or annotate outputs of their collective work are needed.