Visual Design Tips from the eLearning Coach


I had the great pleasure of interviewing Connie Malamed, the “eLearning Coach.” 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.

Aligning eLearning Levels of Interactivity with Articulate 360

B Online Learning

They say for eLearning to be engaging, it needs to be interactive. How interactive your module needs to be, comes down to the definition questions you asked prior to entering into the development phase of your module.

How do you build eLearning?

B Online Learning

When it comes to building eLearning, how do you do it? If you said ‘yes’ to any of those questions, you might need to stop and take a good long hard look at the way you develop your modules. Come to think of it, is eLearning the right solution at all? Should this be eLearning?

What Can Keep And Hold A Millennial In Your Organization? Learning and Development

Association eLearning

PricewaterhouseCoopers’ report “ Reshaping the Workplace “ (as summarized by Mindtickle) proposes that the best ways to guide your organization’s Millennial platform are to: Provide mentoring and coaching – Millennials respond well to mentoring from more experienced employees. 35% said they were attracted to employers who offer excellent training and development programs for this reason and saw it as the top benefit they wanted from an employer.

Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? | Social Learning Blog

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I started thinking about this during a program on Accelerated Learning at the Minnesota Chapter of the International Society of Performance Improvement (MNISPI). I always thought that program was extremely innovative.

Make Learning An Experience. Blend It! | Social Learning Blog

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by Michael on March 7, 2011 in blended learning If you still believe that “classroom learning is the best learning” for your training and learning programs, I have some news for you. 5 Tips for Creating Better Blended Experiences Remember “Transition to e-Learning” Development Tools.

How to Transform Old Training Content into New Performance Support Tools


Start by sorting your existing training content according to those programs or components that are most critical to the success of your organization. When her skills aren’t being tested by her children, you’ll find her helping others to develop their own training design muscles.

Small Businesses: How to Get Started with E-Learning (Without Blowing Your Budget)


And, more importantly, if an existing E-Learning program meets 95% of your needs, why should you spend the money for custom? If you’re going to hold SMEs accountable for designing and developing E-Learning, then at least give them some support to help them succeed.

How to Choose the Ideal Training-Design Tool


You can often spot impulse training design in final products that look like this: This “elearning Christmas Card” by Kevin Thorn , hilariously illustrates what happens when a designer/developer focuses on “style&# (I use the term loosely here) to the exclusion of substance.

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Go For It – Goal Setting Tips Part 4

eLearning Brothers

Meyer, author and success coach. your goal – Become a successful freelance eLearning developer. ? I use a simple Word document I developed a year ago to track my goals in writing. The post Go For It – Goal Setting Tips Part 4 appeared first on eLearning Brothers.

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All About eLearning Authoring Tools

The eLearning Coach

eLearning Joe has a computer science background and has been designing and developing eLearning for many years. eLearning Joe has a computer science background and has been designing and developing eLearning for many years.

eLearning Brothers Launches a First in the Training Market – Customizable Courseware

eLearning Brothers

Salt Lake City Utah – eLearning Brothers announced today a first in the training industry – Customizable Courseware. With this offering, you get to decide which parts to keep and which to make your own,” said Andrew Scivally, Co-founder and CEO of eLearning Brothers.

Free L&D webinars for February 2019

Limestone Learning

Well, the world of learning and development is loving showing you some love, with a bouquet of free webinars on everything from instructional design to performance consulting , plus tons more. If they’re just an afterthought, a large amount of the value of talent development is missed.

6 Mistakes To Avoid When Developing Compliance Online Training

EI Design

This article features 6 mistakes you should never make when developing compliance online training courses. Organizations can run into some trouble when developing online training courses, no matter what the subject matter might be. Custom & Bespoke eLearning

Do We Have the Skills to Build eLearning Internally?

ThinkingKap Solutions

You have this same decision to make if you want to build eLearning. Now, considering that we’re a training vendor, you may think, “Obviously, you’re going to say I should outsource eLearning. You see, there’s a lot that goes into creating a great eLearning course.

Free L&D webinars for July 2018

Limestone Learning

Get a Coach.” Coaching may seem like a hot new professional development method, but it is actually steeped in proven techniques and provides a solid return on investment, increasing engagement and producing business results. Metrics that will evaluate program success.

Free L&D webinars for April 2018

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Create Your First eLearning Course with Captivate Are you just getting started with Adobe Captivate? Looking for some solid foundations to build your eLearning content? How to use group coaching leveraging high-performance sales talent.

eLearning for Leadership Training – Making it Effective

Integrated Learnings

Are you in a position where you develop instructional materials for a leadership/management audience? But what about eLearning? Can we use eLearning to teach some of these soft skills that are required by leadership in a corporate environment? I would argue that we can, provided the eLearning has some elements to make it a successful interaction. Let’s take the same scenario and think about how an eLearning course could teach the same thing. By Dean Hawkinson.

Re-evaluating Evaluation | Social Learning Blog

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The title was “Expanding ROI in Training Programs Using Scriven, Kirkpatrick, and Brinkerhoff,” which sounds pretty academic. Implementing his model does not include gathering data that would address program improvement efforts.

Top Ten Timeless Trends in eLearning


With a track record of almost a decade and a half in eLearning, we are now able to draw patterns. Let’s explore and demonstrate the learner preference for eLearning. Definitely one of the most beneficial trends in eLearning right now. APIs (Application Programming Interface).

52 eLearning Experts Share their Best Tip for Creating Engaging eLearning


As an instructional designer, I’m always trying to make my eLearning courses more interesting, effective, and engaging. That’s why I decided to ask the leading eLearning industry experts to share their single best tip for creating engaging learning.

Projects are how we change the world.and ourselves.

ID Reflections

These were the key points the client needed to understand to get a feel of what happens behind the scene in elearning development. They have very very well-defined training programs with certifications in place. Our learners are new to elearning?

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

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technologies into our training programs, but rarely do we find a client that wants to create a robust learning environment comprised of both formal and informal components. Scrimping often plays out in the form of internal IT pros developing and delivering end-user training.

Tips for Small L&D Departments: An Interview with Emily Wood

Convergence Training

Learning and development professionals, including elearning developers, have to wear many hats. But it’s even more true for L&D/eLearning professionals who work in small learning development departments. Am I developing for computers?

The Impact of Social Learning: Will You Be The First? | Social.

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Both in a classroom and an eLearning setting, a new skill is generally presented as a demonstration, then students try the new skill on their own. Work to develop business ideas often happens in teams because the knowledge and experience of many is always better than one.

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The Renewed Importance of EHR Training – Meaningful Use Incentives.

Dashe & Thomson

But here’s the kicker — clinics and practices looking to take advantage of the stimulus program need to show meaningful use of a certified EHR system by 2013.

How to Use Storytelling in Training with Anna Sabramowicz

Convergence Training

We always enjoy an opportunity to talk about learning and developing materials to help people learn. And we think we have to educate them on the inner workings of how we do stuff, the inner workings of how elearning works, inner workings of software phase cycles…no. eLearning Training

The Ultimate Brain Food: Performance Support | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Ive been creating training and e-Learning programs for over 20 years, serving as an instructional designer, writer, developer, and project manager. I am currently the Director of Instructional Design and eLearning for Dashe & Thomson.In

Do Instructional Designers in the Social Digital Age need an.

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Ive been creating training and e-Learning programs for over 20 years, serving as an instructional designer, writer, developer, and project manager. I am currently the Director of Instructional Design and eLearning for Dashe & Thomson.In

Gamification in Learning – 10 Tips from Karl Kapp


And now, on with the interview… How has traditional eLearning failed? I think traditional eLearning has taken the humanity out of learning. Traditional eLearning forgot about emotions, motivation, peer-to-peer discussions and interactivity. Traditional eLearning forgot about the energy that comes from overcoming a difficult challenge or the thrill that a person gets when they master a difficult subject–these are things that excite learners.

The Lonely eLearner: Creating Social Learning Anchors | Social.

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In my opinion, giving a learner a self-study eLearning program as their only form of training or support is not much different than handing them a manual to read with some exercises. Break the eLearning into smaller chunks and have learners complete exercises utilizing these resources.

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Learning from The King's Speech | Social Learning Blog

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Finding ways to incorporate these elements can be difficult for instructional designers, curriculum developers, and, especially, creators of eLearning. Discovered via Brent Schlenker’s Corporate eLearning and Development blog.

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Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? | Social Learning Blog

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But why is video so much more effective at accelerating innovation than, say, print – or even eLearning? all factors the adult learner considers when deciding their learning programs and what they intend to glean from it.

The ‘Wikified’ Future of Employee Training


No surprise there — but what’s interesting is what took the place of many formal, centralized training programs, and what’s happened to training since then. “A similar trend is taking place in the learning and development industry….

Social Media: The Virtual “Over-The-Partition” Learning Network.

Dashe & Thomson

Ive been creating training and e-Learning programs for over 20 years, serving as an instructional designer, writer, developer, and project manager. I am currently the Director of Instructional Design and eLearning for Dashe & Thomson.In