LxD: Designing for Learners, Not Just Content

InSync Training

Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design Modern LearnersHave you ever been sent to training that just didn’t ring true?

How to Design Courses that Keep Learners in the Zone

LearnDash

Courses lose learners when they are either too hard or too easy. One of the greatest challenges for online instructors is to keep their learners motivated after their initial burst of excitement. The first task is to make sure your learners are signing up for the right course.

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Best Content Awards 2020

eLearning 24-7

Why you ask, am I telling you such information, well, it is because it is from this area, that I will be announcing the debut Best 3rd Party Content Awards, from TCWG (The Craig Weiss Group). After all, without content what do you have? Best of Content Awards. Welcome!

Are You Taking Advantage of Learner-Generated Content?

LearnDash

Learner-generated content is a great way to flip the classroom and engage students. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the amount of content you’re producing for your online course, it may interest you to know that there’s another way. Your learners themselves can generate course content, and doing so is likely to lead to better outcomes. Of course, the purpose of learner-generated content isn’t to offload your job onto you learners.

Fulfilling Today's (Changing) eLearning Needs

Speaker: Bryan Marriott, President, P1 Learning

It’s not enough to post 1,000+ courses and leave training up to chance - even if your learners are already aware of their skill gaps, they’re not going to wade through hours and hours of content to find the one course that might help them.

Does Your Course Suffer from Learner Burnout?

LearnDash

Online education offers learners many benefits—from increased accessibility, flexibility of schedule, and a wider range of courses than traditional education can support. But it does have a down-side, and that is that many learners who sign up for online courses struggle to complete them. These high failure rates have traditionally been attributed to learner burnout. Often times, the circumstances under which learners experience burnout are outside your control.

Content systems not content packages

Clark Quinn

In a conversation last week (ok, an engagement), the topic of content systems came up. For one, separate content from how it’s delivered. And, pull content together by rules, not hardwired. This is in opposition to the notion of pre-packaged content. The first point is about content models. That we should start designing our content into smaller chunks. For one, it was supporting different business products from the same content repository.

How to Scale Your Learning Efforts While Improving the Learner Experience

Docebo

Not only are learners demanding it, but as business leaders realize the positive impact of continuous learning on business performance, the pressure is on to produce results, fast. The answer lies in smartly curating content and streamlining learning delivery. Advanced Content Curation. A learner might go to your Learning Platform and take a course on financial regulations. learners to engage with.

Video Content Localization: Key Things to Keep in Mind

G-Cube

Studies indicate that audio-visual content drives higher retention than written content which is true even for e-learning content. If not adapted properly, video content may lose the potential to be equally effective when translated to other languages.

Discover the content your learners actually need

Kineo

So you want to create content on topics learners actually care about—the stuff they turn to Google for—but where do you begin? How can you provide real value for your learners when you don’t even know what they want? If only there was a way to know what your learners were typing into that little box on their browser. We’d basically be reading their minds! Oh wait, we can – and I can even do you one better.

Stop Thinking Like an Instructional Designer, Start Thinking Like a Game Designer

Speaker: Karl Kapp, Professor of Instructional Technology, Bloomsburg University

Instructional designers tend to think content first and action second. Game designers tend to think action first. Simply changing your mindset from instructional designer to game designer will help you to create engaging and effective instruction. In this unique gamified webinar, Karl Kapp will help you make that shift.

The Science of eLearning: Understanding How Learners Engage with Content

Lambda Solutions

As part of learning and development, the L&D team entails keeping up with industry trends and discovering new ways to meet learners' expectations. LMS Basics Learner EngagementIn fact, a lot of eLearning resources focus on sharing the best practices and telling you how to design courses without explaining the science behind a good eLearning program design.

8 Tips to Help Your Learners Overcome Procrastination

LearnDash

Procrastination is a trap many learners fall into. ” As an educator, learner procrastination will have a direct impact on your success. Learners who struggle with procrastination are more likely to burn out , leave the course incomplete, and not sign up for more.

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Discover the content your learners actually need

Kineo

So you want to create content on topics learners actually care about—the stuff they turn to Google for—but where do you begin? How can you provide real value for your learners when you don’t even know what they want? If only there was a way to know what your learners were typing into that little box on their browser. We’d basically be reading their minds! Oh wait, we can – and I can even do you one better.

Discover the content your learners actually need

Kineo

So you want to create content on topics learners actually care about—the stuff they turn to Google for—but where do you begin? How can you provide real value for your learners when you don’t even know what they want? If only there was a way to know what your learners were typing into that little box on their browser. We’d basically be reading their minds! Oh wait, we can – and I can even do you one better.

Return on Learning from Every Angle: ROI and the Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Lonna Jobson, Instructional Design Team Lead, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

Accurately reporting the Return on Learning for an eLearning program is more complex than a traditional ROI calculation can convey. To get a full picture that goes beyond financial gains, you need to incorporate the perspectives of the Triple Bottom Line of Learning (TBLL) and what is important to each party involved: the C-suite, the learning team, and the learners. Join Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist at Inno-Versity, and Lonna Jobson, Instructional Design Team Lead of Inno-Versity, as they conclude this series by highlighting key strategies and techniques to help you compile a TBLL Report for your next learning initiative.

Why Is eLearning Content Attractive To The Learners?

eLearning Industry

Corporate eLearning Corporate eLearning Best Practices eLearning Benefits eLearning Content Development Modern LearnersEnsuring attention and best results. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Learner-Centric eLearning Design

B Online Learning

Years ago when I was learning to be a teacher, I was quickly thrown in the deep end to teach a group of adult learners. I still remember the feedback from the teacher who observed my first lesson; she said I needed to be more ‘learner-centric’. Prac teaching’ can be a daunting experience. It took [.].

See Learning Content From a New Perspective

Docebo

As learning administrators are spending an increasing amount of time compiling course content to engage their learners, more and more organizations are turning to external content providers to source at least a portion of their learning materials. In fact, more than three-quarters (77%) of companies use third-party providers for learning content, according to Brandon Hall Group research, with 70% of those companies using anywhere between one to five providers.

Are You Guilty of Content Stuffing Your Course Pages?

LearnDash

How much content belongs on each page? Here’s how to avoid overloading your learners. Next thing you know, the page is a mile long and learners are struggling to complete lessons. This problem, known as “content stuffing,” mostly stems from a good place. You want your learners to feel like they’ve gotten their value’s worth, after all. But there is such a thing as too much content—or at least, too much all at once.

Legendary Presentations: eLearning, Sales Collateral, and Defeating Death-by-PowerPoint

Speaker: Richard Goring, Director, BrightCarbon

eLearning has the potential to fall into the same trap, as L&D professionals are tasked with creating content to hit tight deadlines and with limited budgets. What you (and your learners) want is dynamic, visual, interactive content that’s compelling and memorable.

6 Ways to Improve Learner Time Management and Focus

LearnDash

Learners studying from home frequently struggle to complete their course work. Learners who have difficulties with time management and focus are more likely to become disengaged and drop out. This leads to losses in sales and lower learner satisfaction, which is bad for you, but it also is bad for learners who may sincerely want to complete coursework, but feel at a loss to change their study habits. Micro content can be a huge boon here.

Defining the Modern Learner Experience

InSync Training

When designing and delivering content, we need to balance five elements of the learner experience: technology, design, people, place, and time. In order to achieve this balance, we need to focus on the learner experience. Modern Blended Learning Blended Learning Instructional Design Modern LearnersWe need to define and leverage how learning is structured, including when it is taking place, where it is taking place, and how it is being delivered.

Unlock your learner personas to deliver tailored training content

Docebo

Understand your learner personas and deliver personalized training content with these tips. Tailoring your elearning content to your learners will benefit them and your organization. But before you can personalize content to your learner personas, you must know who they are, and what makes them tick. Once you have this information on-hand, you can start to develop archetypes of similar personas and begin personalizing content to each.

Do You Need a Content Authoring Tool for LearnDash?

LearnDash

What does it meant to be a Content Authoring Tool, and does that describe LearnDash? The most recent example was when someone asked us if we were a “Content Authoring Tool.”. What is the difference between a Content Management System, a Learning Management System, and a Content Authoring Tool? It runs on WordPress, which is a Content Management System (CMS). What content authoring features are included in LearnDash? Content management.

5 Tips to Engage Gen Z and Millennial eLearners in 2020 and Beyond

Speaker: Nick DiMaso, Learning Content Manager and Technologist at BenchPrep

If 2020 hasn’t radically changed your approach to your learning program, it’s time to get in the digital learning game or risk being left behind. But if you’re searching for current, new ways to engage people online and keep your business thriving, look to your youngest learners. In the next 5 years, Millennials will comprise 75% of the workforce, and Gen Z is right behind them. To future-proof your learning program, make sure your content is designed with these young professional learners in mind.

Make Learners Care about Compliance Training

Experiencing eLearning

What if you could create compliance training that learners actually wanted to complete, that they cared about? To create compliance training that learners care about, they need to know both why and when the policies matter. Unfortunately, compliance training is often just a content dump with a narrator reading the policy, followed by some multiple choice questions to see if learners remember what they heard 5 minutes earlier.

Engaging Learners Across Generation Gaps

InSync Training

Before designing engaging learning environments, or facilitating content in an emotionally captivating way, or creating intellectually stimulating exercises and activities, understanding the fundamental characteristics of these five generations can set learning up for success. Engagement Modern Workplace Modern LearnersYou’ve probably heard by now that, for the first time in history, our organizations include five generations of employees.

Boost your eLearning content strategy to engage modern learners

Docebo

Join this webinar and learn why your old eLearning content is not working with modern learners. Today’s workforce is rapidly changing and this is why your old content won’t work with modern learners. In this webinar by Docebo and eLearning Industry we’ll show you how to fix your elearning content strategy and get the most out of your corporate training programs. Your eLearning Content Strategy needs to evolve.

A framework for content curation

E-Learning Provocateur

It is with this in mind that I have started thinking about a model – or perhaps more accurately, a framework – for content curation. It reminds us that transmission is ineffective on its own; learners really need to see the concept in action and give it a go themselves. As a framework for content curation, however, I feel the heuristic doesn’t go far enough. Instead, its role is to be funny, fascinating or otherwise engaging enough to pull the learners in.

View from the Learner's Perspective: ROI and the Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Lonna Jobson, Instructional Design Team Lead, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

Learners make an investment when they participate in learning initiatives - an investment that is often overlooked. Their schedules, priorities, and even their colleagues’ schedules are impacted. The Triple Bottom Line of Learning acknowledges the learner as a crucial stakeholder in the learning process. Join Miriam Taylor and Lonna Jobson of Inno-Versity as they continue in this series by looking at eLearning from the learner's perspective!

Using Microlearning to Pull Learners to Your Content

InSync Training

Several months ago, Jennifer Hofmann’s presentation “ How to Engage Modern Learners ,” explored the differences between Push training and Pull learning. Pull learning, on the other hand, uses a decentralized, learner-centric approach to make content readily available in a specific moment of learning need. Training Magazine Network Session Recap.

In Summary: E-Learning Trends for 2020

Docebo

What will our learners need from us in the coming year? Here’s a summary of what you can expect in the full report: Learning Content. With so much content now available for learners, oftentimes the most time consuming task is finding the right materials and the most relevant content for each learner. In the next year, there will be a greater focus on using tools to ensure the most up-to-date content is put in front of learners.

How to Keep E-Learners Engaged

Origin Learning

It is the most elementary and important goal of any learning program to keep learners interested, active and motivated to explore the course further. In this blog we’ll talk about ways that can keep your e-learners engaged and coming back for more: Keep content relevant. it is important to stay focused about what is the core skill or knowledge that you want learners to take away.

Engaging Learners with Blended Learning

Origin Learning

Blended learning lets you structure content easily. Blended learning helps you offer your learners a personalized learning experience as instructors can help the learners find specific answers to their questions. By building appropriate bridges in the training program, you can help learners switch from self-paced learning to instructor-led modules with ease. Two – Learners can give feedback directly to the instructor.

9 Stages of the Custom eLearning Development Process

Whether new to custom eLearning or a seasoned pro, you will appreciate this solid overview of the development process, as well as the insider tips. Avoid costly mistakes on your next project, stay on track, and deliver relevant and engaging content that fits your learners and gets the job done.