Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

The proliferation of so-called rapid authoring tools over the last few years has coincided with an explosion in the number of online courses developed in-house. These days, however, everyone seems to be creating their own online courses and distributing them via an LMS.

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The Worst eLearning Course Ever

Association eLearning

Instead, I built a monster course that showcases a number of these violations in all of their infamy. You read the title correctly. This post is dedicated to pet peeves, worst practices, and other abominations that terrorize eLearning.

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7 Tips to Make Your Compliance Online Training Courses Mobile

Allen Interactions

Your employees probably aren't thrilled about your upcoming compliance online training course. In this article, I'll share 7 tips to help you turn your compliance online training or certification programs into mobile-friendly online training experiences.

6 Must-Haves Of Effective Millennial Online Training Courses

Allen Interactions

Are you offering them the online training experiences they need to live up to their tech-savvy potential? In this article, I’ll highlight 6 must-haves that you should include in your millennial online training courses. eLearning Course Design Millennials

Adding Human Interaction to Your Online Courses

LearnDash

Online courses being a “solo” effort are slowly become a thing of the past. For a number of years the biggest downside to online courses has been that they take a lot of self-motivation. Like many people I have experienced this as well with a handful of the online language learning programs out there. It doesn’t matter the topic as this phenomenon impacts all online courses.

7 Tips to Choose the Right Color Scheme for Your Online Training Course

Allen Interactions

On the other hand, it also has the capacity to evoke anger, confusion, and a plethora of other negative emotions that can hinder the online training process. In this article, I'll share 7 tips to help you choose the ideal color scheme for your online training courses.

The Real Risk of Selling Online Courses

LearnDash

Over the years I have seen some incredible successes by people selling online courses using LearnDash. I recall one individual who quit her full-time career to focus on her CEU certified course. Not too long ago Matthew Woodward had a six-figure course launch.

Using SEO To Sell More Online Courses

LearnDash

Creating a course worth buying takes a lot of hard work and commitment – but that is only half of the equation. In the end, if you’re going to be successful selling online courses then that means you need visibility. sell elearning sell online courses

Online Training: Best Practices for Attending a Live, Online Course

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Online classes are here to stay. Is there anything worse than logging into your online training two minutes before it starts only to find out that your corporate firewall won't let you in at all? Request to do a test of the online meeting space software with the course registrar at least a week prior to the class and then, if necessary, have your IT department look into getting you access. Online courses will also often come with digital materials.

Using Videos in Online Courses

LearnDash

Done incorrectly, and videos within online courses and lessons can actually have the opposite desired effect: no one will watch. If your quizzing feature is robust enough , you can even insert videos into question and answer choices at the end of a course quiz!

Ultimate List of Online Course Providers

LearnDash

Chances are that at some point you have considered taking an online course (or perhaps you already have). The process for finding the right course is similar for most people, which goes something like: 1. Search for “topic” +online course.

Creating a Culture-Agnostic Online Course for Your Global Workforce

CommLab India

How can you create a good e-learning course for your international workforce? What does it take to ensure the online course is well-received by your learners spread across the globe? Well, you need to focus on a vital aspect – making the online course culture-neutral.

Are Online Courses as Effective as In-Person Education?

CourseArc

On one hand, the rapid growth of Internet technologies has seen a corresponding growth in online education. A 2015 survey by Babson Survey Research Group found that online students grew by nearly 4% over the previous year.

E-Learning Analytics: The ROI for Online Courses

Raptivity

Training Web Analytics The basic questions about learners asked and answered: • Which learners completed the training course? • Who hasn't finished or started the course? When did the learners start and/or complete the course?

10 Common Problems faced by Learners in Online Learning

Raptivity

One of the key goals of any Instructional Designer, educator or SME of an online course, is to engage learners into the course and help them successfully achieve the learning objectives. To know why, we need to look at online learning experiences from learners’ perspective.

Different Ways to Assess Learners Online

B Online Learning

There are many different ways to assess your learners in an online setting. Most of us have included quizzes or other tests in our online modules as this is a convenient way to track knowledge especially via an LMS.

How to Measure Online Course Effectiveness

CourseArc

Every course or training initiative has at least one of two goals: to bridge knowledge gaps , and/or to transform the learner’s behavior. Guessing at which aspects of a course need to be improved is a recipe for frustration. For example: Did the course increase productivity?

Best Practices for e-learning and m-learning course building

eLearning 24-7

The biggest challenge I believe facing the LMS/Learning Platform space from a course standpoint and content, is the quality. Q: I’m new at building e-learning courses. When determining what to put in your course, focus on the enabling objectives and don’t get lost in the high level “goals” or “objectives”. Budget significantly more time to build your course than you think. Q: We plan to hire a custom development shop to build our courses.

3 ways of creating video-based online learning: An e-learning perspective

G-Cube

It is a well-known and accepted fact that videos improve the effectiveness of online learning. Here are three strategies that have shown exceptionally positive response from our cauldron of online learning experience. The video was incorporated as a part of an online learning game.

Crash Course For Constructive Feedback

Association eLearning

The post Crash Course For Constructive Feedback appeared first on Knowledge Direct. Feedback is a wonderful thing, when you can understand it. When you can’t… To quote Captain Jack Sparrow, “Well that’s even more than less than unhelpful.” You get the idea.

How We Helped Faculty Move Courses Online

Allison Rossett

It was a sustainable effort that grew into an ecosystem that enabled the university, in difficult budget circumstances, to develop online courses cost effectively. Each participant has four months to develop and prepare to teach this online course.

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Uberizing Organizational Learning – Thinking Beyond Courses

ID Reflections

Designing courses is passé! L&D’s focus needs to shift from designing one-size fits all courses to consulting with individual learners, their managers and HR, and carving out learning roadmaps for them. Collaboration future_of_work mwl online communities Workplace Learning

How to Prevent Cheating in Online Courses

LearnDash

Inevitably anyone who wants to cheat is going to find a way to do so, be it for an online course or in a normal classroom setting. Cheating can take many forms, but the majority of people will look to cheat on a quiz, especially an online quiz. elearning online learning

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Guide to Good Online Learning

Raptivity

Good online learning is deceptively simple but very engaging with a depth of knowledge that is delivered almost without the learner realising they are absorbing it. Boring content makes boring online learning Look critically at what you want to deliver before you start creating online content.

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Tips on Using Videos in Your Online Courses

LearnDash

If you have an online course then there is a strong probability that you are using videos as part of the content. In some cases people use videos exclusively throughout their online courses. Today we people are more “on the go” They take course content in between other events going on in their life. Another worthwhile thing to do is to have a look around and take notes from people who have online videos that you think are well done.

Break Free and Defeat Unemployment by Utilizing Online Training Courses

InSync Training

Guest blogger Jenny Holt explores how training courses provide a potential solution. Fortunately, due to technological advances in education, online training has become a viable option for those who remain unemployed following the Great Recession. Online Training Online Education

Getting Started with Online Member Education

Association eLearning

Yet, how much more could I have learned if I didn’t have to drive across town to take the course? I needed your courses, and attended what I could, but if I’d had access to those courses on my time, my employer would have paid for them. Do they take courses often?

Proven Online Course Framework

LearnDash

While every course has its own unique content and audience, there are frameworks that remain the same across all elearning courses that are created (at least the good ones). If you just focus on one of these boxes, then your course will probably be pretty ineffective.

11 Differences between a MOOC and an Online Course

ID Reflections

I love this definition of MOOCs by Ignatia Inge deWaard in her e-book, MOOC Yourself: “A MOOC is a non-defined pedagogical format to organize learning /teaching/training on a specific topic in an informal, online, and collaborative way.” This captures the key essence of a MOOC highlighting the key differentiators between a MOOC and an online course. Here are some of my thoughts: Unlike an online course which focuses more on content, MOOCs focus more on context.

8 Tips When Creating Online Courses

LearnDash

If you have never created an online course then it is important to know a few “best practices” to maximize its impact. Just focusing on these components will position your course for success right from the beginning. online learning

3 Major E-learning Trends: Evolution of Self-paced Online Courses from 2005 to 2016

CommLab India

Finally, it has now evolved into multi-device learning and this continues to be a major, evolving trends as we move into 2016, and has influenced the way online learning is developed and delivered. Gone are the days when companies used lengthy courses, which lasted around 2 to 3 hours.

Creating Translation-friendly Text for Your Online Course

CommLab India

How can you produce high quality translations of your e-learning course? What does it take to render the content of the course effectively into multiple languages? Make sure the textual content of your online courses is made up of short sentences, which are not more than 20 words.

Major Advantages of Online Courses

LearnDash

It isn’t all that uncommon for people to take some course online today. Whether it is for a K-12 class, university setting, or professional institution – online course work comes with many advantages. Below are some of the main advantages of online learning.