5 Ways to Use Goal-Based Learning
OCTOBER 3, 2012
Used in conjunction with another method of training e.g. a face-to-face workshop or elearning courseware, it makes sure that what is learnt isn’t quickly forgotten, but instead is translated into learners working lives and practiced until perfect (or as near as dammit). by Tess Robinson.
Stop Wasting Time: Designing Effective and Efficient Learning Systems
AUGUST 11, 2011
10,000 employees going through three hours of bloated elearning courseware is a huge time cost to your organisation. What’s the biggest cost in any elearning or training programme? The production of video, graphics and audio? The instructional design time? The subject matter expert’s time?
You’re a What?
SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
Such a job title encompasses video, computer games, mobile apps, alternative reality games, workshops, coaching and yes, elearning courseware – really any form that a learning experience could take. David Byrne is a bit of a hero of mine.
Coactivism – A Learning Model
JUNE 29, 2011
It’s often a solitary undertaking; just you, your computer and the courseware – you don’t have a tutor you can easily ask questions of and you generally get no opportunity to interact with your peers.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
Off-the-shelf (OTS) courseware is a growing market attracting both customers and venture. OTS courseware relieves overburdened trainers and human resource managers of. But OTS courseware is intentionally generic so that it will be applicable for a wide audience.
A Conversation about New “Agile Courseware” Book
APRIL 6, 2016
I received a notice in my in-box the other day about a new self-published book that discussed the idea of something called Lean-Agile Courseware by Raytheon. Kapp: You’ve just released an eBook called Lean-Agile Courseware, what is the book about?
Courseware LMSs – Good or bad for the industry?
JUNE 21, 2016
The Courseware LMS Approach – Early days and today. When courseware LMSs first started showing up back in the day, it was just about the courses. . First off, there are vendors out there who pitch they are an LMS when in reality they are a courseware provider that has some type of learning platform. Secondly, there are courseware providers who are all about the courses. In other words, a courseware LMS with micro courses as the primary.
Why Custom Courseware is the Future of Enterprise Learning
NOVEMBER 28, 2016
With this knowledge, we have just uncovered an ideal subject for your first piece of custom courseware. You can use a custom courseware initiative to define what makes your company unique and why somebody would want to do business with you. So far, we have used the term “custom courseware.” However, the foundation of the content can be almost identical to custom courseware, with the addition of a marketing spin that helps to create brand awareness and increase market share.
Considerations in Developing Accessible Courseware
NOVEMBER 7, 2013
The post Considerations in Developing Accessible Courseware appeared first on ICS Learning Group Currently, the official standards for Accessibility compliance in the US are found at ADA.gov , covering the entire Americans with Disabilities Act. The site itself is a trove of information for those who really want to explore and understand the large range of requirements, from IT to public accommodations.
How Apple Killed Flash for eLearning (and What to do with All That Non-Compatible Courseware)
JULY 13, 2015
But with so many learners using their tablets as educational machines, it could mean that much of your current courseware is effectively DOA if your developer utilized Flash during authoring. Common Sense Options for Outdated Courseware.
Courseware vs LearningWear – or how wearables fit into the learning ecosystem
JULY 1, 2014
I had a lot of interest in my blog post on wearable learning last week, as well as a number of questions on how I saw wearables fitting into the learning ecosystem. So I decided to draw a picture – which I’ve posted below. The point I want to emphasize (which I probably didn’t do […].
MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points To Consider
MAY 24, 2015
MOOCs – you can love them or hate them but you can definitely not ignore them. Despite countless stats on MOOC dropout rates, MOOCs are appearing everywhere. And IMHO, we will continue to see this phenomenon rise.
Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013
AUGUST 14, 2013
“Disruptors are innovators, but not all innovators are disruptors — in the same way that a square is a rectangle but not all rectangles are squares. ” ~ Forbes Magazine. INTRODUCTION.
3 Essential Tools to Add Pizzazz to Your eLearning Courseware
FEBRUARY 27, 2014
T ry them to see if they can add pizzazz to your courseware. While eLearning has many advantages, learners sometimes can feel like they are drifting on a life raft in the middle of an ocean. Truth is many online training sessions still utilize traditional content-centered approach.
MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today
JUNE 22, 2015
While the title of the post specifies MOOCs, the skills and mindsets I have explored in the post are, IMHO, required by all to survive and thrive in the digital and connected world. And participating in MOOCs could well be one of the ways to inculcate and hone the skills.
The Evolving Role of E-Learning in Corporate Training
NOVEMBER 29, 2014
THE QUOTE: “ The future of e-Learning is wide open! Learning doesn’t just happen during business hours in the office or in the classroom. It happens everywhere through a number of different channels.” – Eric Schuermann (From our interview with him).
MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Role in Corporate Universities
JUNE 15, 2015
The world has gotten complicated. Organizations are struggling to keep up with the shifts: in technology that are vastly impacting how people work, in the demography of their workforce which has become culturally diverse, multi-generational, and globally dispersed, in the nature of work that has moved from complicated to complex and emergent, and with the general fragmentation and breakdown of all aspects of the known ways of doing things.
Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids
MAY 25, 2006
The shift I'm seeing is away from the design of pure "courseware" solutions and much more to "reference hybrid" solutions. In my mind, "courseware" is interactive (to some level) instruction run asynchronously. If you look at various eLearning Glossaries: Wikipedia eLearning Glossary , WorldWideLearn eLearning Glossary , Cybermedia Creations eLearning Glossary , you'll find that there are hopeless definitions of "courseware" and no definition of "reference."
Awesome Quotes On The Evolving Nature Of Learning
JUNE 13, 2015
QUOTE. “ I heard a great story recently… of a little girl who was in a drawing lesson. She was six and she was at the back, drawing, and the teacher said this little girl hardly ever paid attention, and in this drawing lesson she did.
MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC
JUNE 1, 2015
@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera.
The Genericization Of Content
DECEMBER 20, 2012
This proliferation of devices is having a strange ‘dumbing-down’ effect on a lot of the eLearning courseware being created right now. Whatever happened to those interactive engaging pieces of courseware that made one go ‘cool, I like this’; not much of that to be seen.
12 Tips to Keep E-learning Translation Costs Under Control
DECEMBER 8, 2016
Training Translations eLearning courseware translationE-learning translation ensures effective knowledge transfer to employees of all nationalities and regions. Translating online training into native languages boosts the impact of learning.
Is Gagne Relevant for eLearning Courseware Design?
SEPTEMBER 25, 2006
I completely understand his point about the misapplication of this model and the fact that applying it without some creativity leads to boring courseware. There's an interesting discussion sparked by Donald Clark's - Gagne's Nine Dull Commandments.
The Transformative Journey of Corporate MOOCs
OCTOBER 18, 2014
THE QUOTE: “ MOOCs and other online instruction is still the old “broadcast model” where everyone gets the same content whether they need it or not.
MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC
JUNE 8, 2015
This is a continuation of my MOOC series and also a post that draws a lot from the #MSLOC430 Community and MOOC (“C” type) that I am participating in — the open section of the graduate course in the Master’s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University. Before I plunge into the heart of my analysis and discussion, I want to share a couple of snippets on Networked Learning from Wikipedia. ( [link] ).
Developing the Business Case for a Major e-Learning Courseware or Infrastructure Project by Saul Carliner
Learning Solutions Magazine
OCTOBER 11, 2010
Preparing a complete and persuasive effective business case increases the likelihood that decision makers will accept your proposals for learning projects. Here is a complete guide and template for this critical process.
Overcoming Generation Differences When Building Learning: Part 2
FEBRUARY 7, 2014
Acknowledging their generational age, and considering their technological age (how savvy are they to tech) as well as comfort with social media, influences how they will respond to courseware.
Deriving the Best out of E-learning Outsourcing: Creating Impactful Courseware
APRIL 29, 2013
With the growing popularity and success of e-learning in the corporate circles, the need for high-quality course-ware development is ever-increasing. Many organizations thus prefer the route of developing their course-ware through external resources in order to keep up with the pace of demand and restrictive time-lines. But the quintessential question that they have to ask themselves is how will it impact the quality of the course-ware?
E-Learning, the Cathedral and the Bazaar: Courseware Development Approaches
The E-Learning Curve
OCTOBER 5, 2009
or Top-down versus Bottom-up approaches to content design. In his 1997 essay The Cathedral and the Bazaar , open source evangelist Eric S.
#DoGreat Custom Learning with our New eBook
APRIL 23, 2015
A typical Custom Learning project begins with getting the client’s learning requirements, designing, developing and testing the courseware, and ends with the courseware delivery. ‘Great’ Custom Learning, on the other hand, is the result of a deep understanding of the client’s learning objectives, their learner profiles and the expected performance goals; the entire process underpinned […].
Latest Negative E-Learning Trends
APRIL 24, 2017
Courseware LMSs showing first and foremost their LMS and then either mentioning afterwards that it is the courses/content you are purchasing or letting the reader figure it out on their own. . Trends. They will often bare fruit.
7 Top Writing Tips for Instructional Designers Infographic
JANUARY 28, 2015
Over the years our Instructional Designers have shared many tips and tricks for writing engaging online training courseware. We can all fall into bad habits and work hard to avoid the common pitfalls when writing storyboards.
Getting Started with the Essential Pack in Raptivity
AUGUST 13, 2013
Rapid Development tools for online learning are generally designed to create complete sets of online courseware. They collate content, add navigation, and communicate with Learning Management Systems (LMS). They convert PowerPoint presentations or allow you to build content from scratch. [.].
mLearning Content Types - Level 5: Courseware
JANUARY 26, 2010
Level 5: Content and Courseware NOTE: This is part 6 of 7 in a continuing series; please see earlier posts for more background information.
Why E-Learning Alone Just Isn’t Enough
FEBRUARY 20, 2013
E-Learning courseware is not the panacea of staff training. Building and implementing e-learning courseware does not guarantee learners will apply content into the workplace. It can play a very important role in supporting staff to acquire foundation (black and white) content. But it cannot guarantee staff will perform the intended course outcomes. There are several reasons for this: Unclear instructional [.]. Evaluation Workplace learning
eLearning for the Mobile Generation
AUGUST 25, 2014
With the increased demand for mobile learning, clients in turn need to understand the complexities and requirements involved in creating mobile learning courseware. On the flip side, the rapid increase in the use of mobile […].