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Experiencing eLearning

Set LearnDash lessons to completed Storyline triggers – Building Better Courses Discussions – E-Learning Heroes. How to modify Steven Warwick’s javascript for tracking Captivate and iSpring lessons in WordPress LMSs (LearnDash and LifterLMS) so it works with Storyline.

Drip-Feed (Schedule) Your Lessons!

LearnDash

TRUE Drip-Feeding of Lessons! Now when you build out your courses in LearnDash, you have the option to sequentially deliver the lessons to your users on a pre-set schedule. Add lessons. Determine when you want the lessons to become available.

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Lessons Learned: LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

I recently completed an extensive LMS Feasibility Study, a project I wrote about in my previous article “ LMS implementation without frustration ” and that I discussed in my eLearning Case Study. This project provided many lessons that became apparent through the analysis of the RFI responses.

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Instructional Design Lessons from the World of Theatre

Dashe & Thomson

The stability and salary of a “regular&# job became more appealing and I quickly found myself employed by a consulting firm focused on SAP training and change management, while still doing some theatre on the side of course. I’d like to share a few of those lessons with you here.

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RFPs SUCK: Lessons for eLearning Managers

Web Courseworks

Individuals with careers in eLearning often started out as educational technologists or programmers, writers or creative educators. The client or consultant already has a favorite vendor (and it’s not you), but they are required to solicit other bids. This short “how-to” book will more than pay for itself, especially if you’re an eLearning manager looking to win your next big project. Tags: eLearning RFPs Presentations Proposal Writing RFP

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How Do We Find the Right eLearning Partner?

ThinkingKap Solutions

In case you’re just joining us, we started talking about whether you have the skills to create eLearning internally, in part 1. Then, whether creating eLearning internally is the right business strategy, was the focus of part 2. What eLearning development tool will they use?

Training Lessons from Seinfeld: Lesson #3 – Do the Opposite

Mindflash

Training Lesson: Do the Opposite! – Trina is a learning and communications consultant with thirteen years experience designing, developing, and delivering smart, engaging training.

Three lessons in communication from James Bond

Saffron Interactive

Whether you consider yourself a natural communicator or not, Bond teaches us all some important lessons when it comes to communicating effectively. During a recent discussion with a disability consultant, I came to a renewed appreciation of the challenges those with diverse needs face when using computers. The lesson we can all learn here is that people are social animals; Bond recognises this fact and deploys wit to lower people’s defences.

Build E-Learning Courses People Need

Rapid eLearning

There are some lessons in here for us because often the courses we design are made to fit a general need, but not specific enough to provide value to everyone. Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs.

Podcast 10: The New Face of Nonprofit Leadership Development – With Meera Chary of Bridgespan

Talented Learning

And how is this innovative concept helping consulting firms extend their reach? Bridgespan is one of the world’s premier nonprofit management consulting firms that empowers mission-driven organizations and philanthropists to accelerate social change.

How Visual Arts Inspire Microlearning Lessons - Tip #201

Vignettes Learning

If you have an important lesson to share with your learners, how do you ensure that it sticks to their memories? Adding One Level of Exaggeration to Your Microlearning Lessons Exaggeration is a potent method of bringing learners’ attention to an important or critical message or lesson.

Training Lessons from Seinfeld: Lesson #2 – Don’t Overwhelm Your Trainees

Mindflash

Training Lesson: Don’t overwhelm your trainees! For a great explanation of the science behind cognitive load and additional ideas for how to design training to help learners free working memory, check out this great post from the eLearning Coach.

Tasked with eLearning?

Design2Train

Are you a NON-training professional tasked with delivering an eLearning project? Strategy 1: Hire an experienced eLearning instructional designer to “tag-team” the project with you. Did you know how many tasks and activities in a normal eLearning project?

10 lessons from Design Thinking that can be applied to digital learning

Rob Hubbard

If you haven’t heard of them before, they are a design consultancy headquartered in California but with offices throughout the world. Design Thinking elearning UncategorizedBy Tess Robinson, Director, LAS. A few weeks ago I attended a fabulous workshop by Sally Spinks from Ideo.

Aligning eLearning Levels of Interactivity with Articulate 360

B Online Learning

They say for eLearning to be engaging, it needs to be interactive. Here’s why: It’s extremely easy to work with, copy and paste your content into any one of its pre-built lessons, or use its custom lesson blocks for a bit more control and variety.

eLearning: In Fonts We Trust

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by AJ George There is no denying that the most important thing about eLearning is solid content. Some Fonts Read Better On-Screen eCommerce Consultant Dr. Ralph F. So should you stop using Times New Roman in your eLearning lessons? Tags: eLearning mLearning

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The Surprising Benefits of Gamification in eLearning

Clarity Consultants

People want to keep playing, they want to compete, they want to win prizes, and are happy to learn some important lessons along the way. So, if you are at all interested in exploring how gamification can play into your eLearning strategy, read on for 5 surprising benefits of this learning strategy. The post The Surprising Benefits of Gamification in eLearning appeared first on Clarity Consultants. eLearning

3 Lessons Trainers Can Learn From Marketers

Mindflash

Thus, it’s not without fear that I say what I’m about to say… Most of us in training could learn a few lessons from the marketing team. Lesson 2: Talk is cheap. Lesson take-away: Don’t fall into the trap of selling change that you can’t deliver.

Double Your eLearning Return on Investment

eLearning Architect

My seminar was called ‘How to Double your eLearning Return on Investment’ - and following a lively seminar with lots of questions, I wanted to share some highlights. Running my own eLearning consultancy has certainly been an eye-opener and provided me with a steep learning curve.

[Guest Post] Life Lessons from a Respected eLearning Executive

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Steve Cooper has been nominated as Best eLearning Executive in the Maestro eLearning Awards , dubbed the OSCARS of the eLearning industry. What follows is an interview between Steve and the award’s organizers, Maestro eLearning. About the Interviewer Maestro eLearning is a customer service company in the business of creating custom online training courses [ [link] ].

The Surprising Benefits of Gamification in eLearning

Clarity Consultants

People want to keep playing, they want to compete, they want to win prizes, and are happy to learn some important lessons along the way. Games are fun to make and fun to play, so they are an obvious choice for eLearning scenarios. eLearning

eLearning platforms follow top trends in L&D

Petra Mayer

In my last two articles on eLearning, I focused on understanding the needs for your LMS and the assessment of the project for your organization through a feasibility analysis , which I recommend as your first two steps of your online course platform evaluation. eLearning trends.

Podcasts in eLearning

TalentLMS

The aim of effective eLearning design is to include it in the daily lives of the learners. Smartphones are the first and the last devices consulted for all kinds of productivity tasks. So what are the best practices for creating podcasts for eLearning?

Tips for Working Successfully with an eLearning Partner

Association eLearning

Similarly, in eLearning, it takes a team to create a course. Three of the most common roles in any eLearning production are Project Manager (PM), Subject Matter Expert (SME), and Education Director. Do you have a helpful story about working with an eLearning partner (no names please)?

eLearning Should Tell a Story

Clarity Consultants

It can make the difference between an irrelevant lesson and a story that stays with them for years to come. The lesson will stick better because it is directly tied to a person who will experience its benefits or consequences. eLearning

5 Ways to Handle Boring eLearning Content Like a Pro

eLearning Brothers

Have you ever been tasked with building eLearning games or courses, only to find that your soul source of material is a collection of lifeless, boring eLearning content? Often in eLearning we want to provide our learners with a tour of our “important key points.”

Background Music in eLearning & Copyright

Adobe Captivate

Over the past few months, I’ve received more and more calls and emails about the pros and cons of adding background music to eLearning projects (specifically projects created using Adobe Captivate). First, is it a best eLearning practice to include background audio?

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Getting Started as a Freelance Instructional Designer

Experiencing eLearning

If you are starting out as a freelance instructional designer or consultant, what do you need to know and do? I know many of you out there have made the leap from regular employee to consultant. Are there any lessons learned or great tips for the transition?

Emphasizing Noteworthy Content in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

I was part of a team last year that worked on a large eLearning course, which consisted of several hours of eLearning lessons that learners completed over a four-week period. Apparently, the lessons did not provide the cues necessary to help learners distinguish what they ought to jot down versus content they could easily look up later when needed. Below are some ideas for providing this type of support in eLearning. By Shelley A. Gable.

Audio for eLearning: What's that Popping Sound?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Rick Zanotti Have you ever listened to an eLearning lesson and heard annoying popping sounds as the narrator spoke? If you've recorded your own audio for an eLearning project, I'm betting you're guilty of creating your own plosives at least a few times. I'll be covering some of these in my upcoming  Audio Basics for eLearning online class.) Rick founded RELATE Corporation 26 years ago, a successful eLearning and media development company.

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Why Engaging eLearning and a Fancy LMS is Not Enough

eLearning Architect

Investing time and money on the development of high quality eLearning and implementing a fancy LMS is not enough to guarantee an experience your learners are going to enjoy. How does this relate to eLearning? We can learn a lot from this example in how learners interact with eLearning.

Background Music in eLearning & Copyright

Adobe Captivate

Over the past few months, I’ve received more and more calls and emails about the pros and cons of adding background music to eLearning projects (specifically projects created using Adobe Captivate). First, is it a best eLearning practice to include background audio?

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A Formula for Storytelling in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

How can we use stories in eLearning? When I was in graduate school, I had a professor who would often answer student questions about consulting with a story. We included her stories to demonstrate key skills, and we used her stories as the foundation for a few problem-centered lessons. According to most sources, the basic elements a story should include are: Setting Characters Event Development (actions and consequences) Climax (lesson learned or problem solved) Ending.

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. That’s why I decided to ask the leading eLearning industry experts to share their single best tip for creating engaging learning.

5 Reasons Why Associations and Training Companies Should Use an eLearning Platform

eThink Education

Associations and other companies that provide some form of education or training can benefit from implementing an eLearning platform to support initiatives like professional education, certification and membership success. Consult experts to help navigate the LMS market.