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Using Learning Objects as ?Knowledge Packages? to Achieve Learning Objectives


Learning objects cover a single learning objective, while acting as autonomous units that can be leveraged across multiple courses. One of the main advantages with e-learning and the delivery of online training is the opportunity to serve learning objects (compliant with SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004, AICC and Tincan) that reflect the needs of your training objectives. What is a Learning Object? How will this learning object be used?

Cognitive Load vs. Load Time

eLearning Weekly

Designers love a little cognitive load theory. It makes sense: if you want to influence brains with new knowledge, it helps to know how brains function best while learning. 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. But I write that with a sigh because it never worked.


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Instructional Design Basics: 3 Types of Cognitive Load & How They Affect Learning and Learning Design

Convergence Training

From time to time, we run an article in our Instructional Design Basics series to help you learning designers out there (whatever you call yourself…instructional designers, learning experience designers, learning engineers, etc.) Learning Management Systems.

How to Avoid Cognitive Overload in eLearning Courses

Ed App

WHAT IS COGNITIVE OVERLOAD? Firstly, what is cognitive overload? Cognitive overload is based on cognitive load theory, a theory within educational psychology and information processing. Our working memory is where new information is held briefly for processing during a learning activity. Schemas are where we went our learning content to end up. SO HOW CAN I EASILY REDUCE MY LEARNER’S COGNITIVE LOAD? EdApp eLearning cognitive overload elearning

Making the Best Use of Learning Objectives for Training Evaluation

CommLab India

What does it take to design good assessments for your e-learning course? Well, a sure-shot way is to develop assessments based on the learning objectives of the course. Why should assessments and learning objectives be aligned? For instance, the objective of your e-learning course is to enable your people create an invoice using SAP, within 5 minutes. How to frame assessments based on learning objectives?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. 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. ( See My Objection to Learning Objectives.) When clients insist on the objectives list, Clive includes an opening scene to spice things up.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

Dr. Kevin Gumienny is our senior learning architect and leads Microassist’s instructional design team. 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.

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? We already ensure that elearning is available on multiple platforms, including learning management systems and mobile; we focus on learning and performance (not just learning and development); we align training outcomes with business goals. How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning.

8 Elements of Writing Strong Questions for a Test


Strong questions are the test questions that provoke recall and active synthesis of learning objectives. Writing strong questions to test learners’ capability is both a skill and a talent! Rest assured, with regular practice using these 8 elements, writing strong questions will soon be your talent! Strong test questions determine the degree of learning achievement compared to the attempted learning objectives.

For Courses That Make a Difference: Remember Your CBAs

eLearning Brothers

When I think about the training that has been the most effective, it involved helping the client to “remember their CBAs.”. First, helping clients see beyond the “ Cognitive-only course.” And finally, designing courses that give learners the opportunity to “ Apply ” what they have learned. C = Cognition. As instructional designers, we need to think beyond creating “cognitive-only courses.” I’ve been designing courses for a number of years now.

Understanding the basics of Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy application in eLearning

Adobe Captivate

While the usage of Bloom’s Taxonomy (BT) to nail the learning outcomes has been used for training over several decades, the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy (RBT) brings in an added dimension that enables it to be used more effectively to design eLearning. In this blog, I touch upon the basics of Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy (in contrast to Bloom’s Taxonomy). Then I move on to showcase how can you use RBT to design the learning architecture of eLearning courses. Introduction.

1-2-3… Stages to Develop First Class E-learning Videos

CommLab India

Videos in e-learning improve motivation and the engagement level of learners. They meet various learning needs and transfer knowledge effectively. Needless to say, videos can turn learning into a fun-filled experience. Given the benefits, you want to incorporate videos in your e-learning courses. This blog addresses THE issue. You can decide where in the course you want to include the video, and what learning objectives to cover in that.

13 eLearning Scenario Tips that 60 Experts Agree On


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? Keep the learning objectives and outcomes in mind. Make it real … write those stories down and transform them into a digital experience.

Microlearning: 3 Uses

Convergence Training

In this article, we’re going to expand on that discussion, explaining what microlearning is and giving a few common and effective uses for microlearning. Click the links below to learn more about how we can help you. Learning Management Systems. Write them down.

How to Create Your Own eLearning Disaster – Part I

JCA Solutions

There are very specific things that can (and often do) greatly diminish the effectiveness of a course. Much of this has changed over the years as technology and learning theory has changed. Nothing makes for engaging and inspiring online learning more than creating an electronic book! Seriously, the challenge of the “page turner” is whether it is effective at meeting the goal. Ignore Setting Learning Objectives.

Integrating Game Design Principles into Instructional Design for e-Learning

Experiencing eLearning

These are my live blogged notes from the webinar. Integrating Game Design Principles into Instructional Design for e-Learning. Webinar presented by Ethan Edwards of Allen Interactions ( Allen Interactions blog ). Learning Objectives. Integrate game structures into instructional designs for standard e-learning content. What is the appeal of gaming principles for learning? As you play a game, you get better: you learn.

Blended Learning Basics: Using Asynchronous and Synchronous Training Activities

Convergence Training

Many studies have shown that blended learning experiences tend to lead to better instructional outcomes–more learning, more knowledge acquisition, more skill development, better transfer to the job, etc. Writing Learning Objectives .

The 7 Essentials of a Good Tutorial Video

TechSmith Camtasia

Tutorials must be easy to consume, and learning is best achieved when information is delivered clearly. When you start working on a tutorial, set specific learning objectives for the viewer. Write these objectives out, making sure they identify the actions or concepts that users need to know to be successful after watching your tutorial. Use a phrase like “Viewers will know…” or “Users will understand…” to express your objectives.

7 Industrial Training Tips: Get Better Job Performance from Better Training

Convergence Training

Click the links below to learn more about how we can help you. Learning Management Systems. Download our FREE Guide to Effective Manufacturing Training and our FREE Guide to Selecting Online Manufacturing Training . What are their learning preferences?

What is Visual Learning? Identifying and Understanding the Benefits of Visual Learning

Convergence Training

And so it makes a lot of sense to take advantage of that for workforce learning and development. We’ll discuss this a bit in this blog post. Click the links to learn more about our training management solutions, workforce training eLearning course libraries, and custom training solutions. Download our Free Guide to Writing Learning Objectives. Visuals, Dual-Channel Coding, and the Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning.

Small is Big: Converting PDFs to E-Learning Modules

Origin Learning

PDFs have almost become a standard for writing company announcements, policies, terms and conditions, how to’s, newsletters, training material and what not. While some PDFs may be short, quite many of them – such as those used for writing policies & procedures, or for training purposes may be mercilessly long. One of the biggest myths surrounding e-learning is that it is simply information presented on a computer screen. With e-learning or m-learning , small is big.

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Using Mental Models in Learning & at Work: Talking with Arun Pradhan

Convergence Training

Developing helpful mental models is critical for learning and performing effectively at work. We decided to talk with learning strategist Arun Pradhan to learn more about it and to learn more about his new website, Learning Management Systems.

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Evidence-Based Training: Learning Maximizers & Learning Myths (An Interview with Dr. Will Thalheimer)

Convergence Training

In this article, the continuation of our series of interviews with noted learning researcher Dr. Will Thalheimer, we’re going to discuss evidence-based training methods and learning myths with no supporting evidence. The focus on evidence-based training methods is central to Dr. Thalheimer’s career and work, and it’s been the central focus of our earlier articles with him, which looked at smile sheets , spaced learning , and elearning effectiveness.

How to Make a Great Educational Video (Free Template)

TechSmith Camtasia

Creating educational videos helps students learn better — even when classes are in-person. But how do you create educational videos, and how do you know if they’re effective? Here’s what you’ll learn: What is an educational video? On-demand video learning. Write a script.

8 Workplace Learning Bloggers You Need to Follow

Bottom-Line Performance

If we want to create the best training solutions then we need to connect with—and learn from—each other. Here are eight of our favorite workplace learning bloggers and why you should start following them today: 1. Do you want the facts about learning and development? He is a true workplace learning expert, with his credentials earning him the top spot on our list. You can bookmark “ Will’s Blog ” and follow him on social media.

Tips for creating real-life learning experiences in online training


“You live, you learn” goes an old saying and as is the case with many simple affirmations, it holds enormous truth. Of course, the original meaning is that only by having a bad experience one learns what the positive approach should be. There’s also the wise assertion that “some people never learn” but (‘though also true) this one focuses too much on the negative so we will just let it be. Learning is greatly aided by emotion so personal experience is the best teacher of all.

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Declarative knowledge

Ed App

When talking about knowledge management, classifications of knowledge are important because they help set out learning objectives. Procedural knowledge includes knowledge of methods of collecting, arranging, and processing data, knowledge of ways of interpreting, and writing.

What Is Evidence-Based Training?

Convergence Training

Not that long ago, we wrote a blog article about learning myths , and in that article, we promised we’d cycle back and write another on evidence-based training practices. Note that in addition, you might want to check out this free, recorded webinar on evidence-based training and learning myths that we did not so long ago). Where you can learn more about evidence-based training. Click the links below to learn more about how we can help you.

CCK09: Notes on Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge

Experiencing eLearning

Over the last few days I’ve been working through Stephen Downes’ paper Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge. Think multimedia learning, Clark & Mayer’s “ELearning and the Science of Instruction.&# ) But their methods could (at least sometimes) be right even if their explanation of the underlying mechanism is wrong. It does seems to support creating learning environments where content can be used multiple different ways, which fits with connectivism.

"How to Ask for a Raise" Scenario Plus 10 Reasons Why Scenarios Work

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: All learning approaches point toward imparting relevant content. But scenario- based learning possesses a distinct advantage ,tremendous value and the power to alter views, practices , accepted norms and even culture. However, for those who realize the incredible value it adds to their eLearning programs , this serves as a stimulus to press on and explore various cost-effective formats to achieve their goal. They are in almost total control of their learning.

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

Convergence Training

We’re pretty excited because Arun Pradhan, a self-described “learning geek,” a senior learning and performance consultant at DeakinCo., If you’re reading this article, you probably already know the importance of learning at work and have a sense that it will become increasingly important in the future. Maybe you’re a manager who wants to learn to improve at your own job while also seeing how you can facilitate employee learning at the same time.

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Microlearning Guide

Ed App

It’s one of the most effective forms of learning and training and is ideal for training all teams – large and small. In essence, microlearning is flexible, concise, and is backed by pedagogical theory and cognitive science. What is bite-sized learning?

Beginner’s Guide to Microlearning

Ed App

Microlearning is a highly efficient learner-centred teaching mythology that transforms what we understand as traditional eLearning and brings it into the Mobile learning revolution. In essence, microlearning is flexible, concise, and is backed by pedagogical theory and cognitive science.

Taking Time to Learn with Alex Salas

TechSmith Camtasia

Alexander Salas an award-winning learning experience designer, eLearning expert and Chief of Awesomeness at eLearning Launch. 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. There’s no one better to talk about taking more time for learning new skills, and how we can put that into practice in our daily lives.

Comic Books and eLearning: Lessons from Scott McCloud’s “Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art”

Convergence Training

In an earlier blog post, we took a quick introductory look at some connections between comic books and eLearning. And we also promised that the second article would focus on some lessons from comic book design that we can apply to the design of eLearning other forms of learning. If you read it, you’ll learn a lot on a wide variety of topics. Click the links to learn more about our training management solutions, eLearning course libraries, and custom training solutions.

Extending ISD Through Plug and Play

Big Dog, Little Dog

In a previous post I wrote about the dynamics of ISD in response to Ellen Wagner's blog in which she noted that the biggest complaint about ADDIE is that it is too linear. In her post Ellen states that ADDIE is a process model, not a learning model. And it is not instruction , but rather learning. That is, instruction is the means but learning is the real goal. Since learning is the true purpose of ISD or ADDIE, then it has to be even more robust.


Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. They might refer to theory, but they dont get bogged down in it: e-Learning and the Science of Instruction by Ruth Clark and Richard Mayer Michael Allens Guide to E-Learning by Michael Allen Gadgets, Games & Gizmos for Learning by Karl Kapp Last May, I started a bit of a list in this post: Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit.