Agile tips that will improve your eLearning development

Challenge to Learn

I love agile development. We use it at Easygenerator to develop our software. You can apply the lessons learned from agile software development to eLearning development as well. This post contains some simple tips that you can apply to eLearning development.

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Agile eLearning development (4): Planning and execution

Challenge to Learn

Very large developments (epic) stories are divided into smaller stories that fit in one sprint. The development team will give rough estimations on the stories with the highest priorities (the ‘must haves’ and ‘need to haves’). eLearning.

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Agile eLearning development (6): Recap

Challenge to Learn

Over the past weeks I have written a series of blog post on agile eLearning development. A must read for anyone involved in eLearning development. Demo’s, user stories and backlog. For me the most important one are the demo’s.

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Agile eLearning development (2): Culture

Challenge to Learn

I planned to write this second post on agile eLearning development about the backlog and estimations. ELearning. How does this apply to eLearning? It is also a very different attitude to planned development. Post 3: Agile eLearning development (2): Culture.

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Day one: My agile eLearning development presentation from #DevLearn

Challenge to Learn

We launched our new free eLearning software and our booth had so many visitors that I haven’t been able to attend a single session at the conference, no sessions reports from me this time. So for day one I will limit myself to my presentation on agile eLearning development. We launched it successfully, you can check this new eLearning software out by yourself. Agile eLearning development: business goals and road map.

Agile eLearning development (5): Chatty Kidz

Challenge to Learn

One of the people who responded to my posts on agile development is Ken Taggert , He is developing an Ipad app (Chatty Kidz) which combines video conferencing with educational activities for kids. user stories are grouped into sprints as we plan to develop them.

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5 Advantages of Custom Elearning Development for In-House Learning Teams

Learnkit

Elearning has been around for a couple decades, and it is only the past few years that organizations have really started to understand the dynamic benefits that custom elearning development can deliver to business results. Gone are the days of stale powerpoint decks being passed off as intelligent elearning. The trouble is, building the competency in-house to fully reap the benefits of custom elearning development can be challenging – and costly!

5 quick wins for more agile e-learning development

Challenge to Learn

I write and present on agile e-learning development since 2011. 5 quick wins for more agile e-learning development. You do a demo every week or every two weeks, showing them what you have done so far and you will get feedback on what you have created.

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The Content or the LMS? Which Comes First?

Association eLearning

For many there is already educational content, but it’s been developed sporadically, over time, it’s not all consolidated in one location, and it’s hard to navigate through all the archives. Once an LMS is selected, there is still time to continue developing content. You need both.

Keeping Your Learners’ Attention: How Our Brain Decides What to Focus On

Learnkit

A common concern arises when the topic of elearning comes up. These thoughts can be true for some, but if elearning is presented effectively, with the learner’s attention span in mind, we can see a shift in this ideology. How do we apply this to elearning methods?

Cut to 30% eLearning Development Costs

Vignettes Learning

Assuming a typical one hour eLearning costs $35,000. Develop images only for some 20% of the content. Develop exercises, tests, games and simulation only on the 10% of the 20%. • Oftentimes industry experts calculate eLearning development time by computing seat time.

Getting Started with Online Member Education

Association eLearning

Way back when I was just a marketing minion working in development at a nonprofit, I used to attend workshops and classes that would help me learn more about my industry. The education director will probably need to address technical planning and develop a deployment strategy.

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Increase Course Performance with the Right Authoring Tool – Here’s How to Sort Out Your Options

Docebo

Selecting an elearning authoring tool can be confusing. If you want to speed up elearning production, you need to measure how quickly you can produce like-for-like content in your tool trials.

These Are NOT Serious Games!

Upside Learning

Most clients have done their research online about serious games, and find the whole gamut of samples, demos, etc. A lot of casual game solutions available in the elearning development market claim to be ’serious’ games. Tags: Game Based Learning Learning Design eLearning Development Casual Games DGBL Serious Games Recently I’ve been consulting with a customer on the design of a series of digital learning games for sales training.

eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel      Adding voiceover audio to eLearning enhances the learner experience. I've been creating eLearning for years (and years and years).   When I create video demos with Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, or TechSmith Camtasia Studio, I tend to record my voice at the same time that I'm recording the screen. I was trying to create quick video demos to share with fellow eLearning developers.

Introducing eBridge: An Online Review And Collaboration Tool To Optimize eLearning Course Development

EI Design

All of us who are in the business of custom eLearning development are aware of its increasing complexity and the intrinsic need to have an agile process to keep pace with increasing customer expectations. It is more than an online eLearning review tool.

They Say, “Be Agile”. What Does that Really Mean?

Mindflash

And, if you’re not a software developer, what does it mean to “borrow concepts from Agile software development”? However, here are the two basic ideas that most people agree upon when it comes to Agile software development: #1 The Agile Manifesto. Demos trump documentation.

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30+ Ideas for eLearning Portfolio Samples

Experiencing eLearning

For example, the Instructional Designer or eLearning Developer demo in my portfolio is based on an activity I originally created for a health care client. The eLearning Heroes challenges are one way many people have successfully built portfolio samples.

ID and e-Learning Links (1/27/14)

Experiencing eLearning

tags: elearning instructionaldesign newid. Free eLearning Development Calculator. Calculate your time to complete development in Captivate. This is mostly about making videos for YouTube or similar sites, but these could be used for quick tutorials and demos in e-learning. IDTopedia™. Glossary of instructional design and technology terms. The calculator is a free PDF download, but it requires registration. tags: e-learning captivate timeestimate.

4 Misconceptions Using eLearning Templates

eLearning Brothers

For my first blog this year I wanted to share a few misconceptions about using eLearning Templates. As a sales representative with eLearning Brothers I’ve come across four misconceptions about eLearning templates. Elearning Brothers’ templates actually increase creativity.

Making the Most of Visuals in eLearning: 9 Tips and 5 Examples

SHIFT eLearning

Would you like to watch a demo video and learn how to fix a broken washer or read through the pages of the instruction manual? As an eLearning developer whose goal is to create memorable learning, you MUST NOT pass up this medium when you design your courses. eLearning design

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How to Transform Old Training Content into New Performance Support Tools

Mindflash

Ditch step/action quick-reference guides and paper job aids for quick “how to&# screen demos. — Trina Rimmer is a learning and communications consultant with twelve years experience designing, developing, and delivering smart, engaging training.

The New Articulate Storyline iPad App and mLearning [VIDEOS]

mLearning Revolution

Mayra Aixa Villar: As Instructional Designers, every day, we look for that spark of inspiration that can help us design our next eLearning project. I see this as the democratization of elearning. via The Next Generation of E-Learning » The Rapid eLearning Blog.

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DevLearn 2015 Recap

Trivantis

We also had a blast hanging out with our friends the eLearning Brothers and giving away a free license of Lectora® Inspire. Photo by the eLearning Brothers.). Learn more about Lectora and xAPI in this post: Thursday’s Trending eLearning Topic: xAPI. We’re back!

Free Adobe Captivate 8 Template Scenario

eLearning Brothers

We’d also like to invite you to test out our free templates to see how they can help you streamline your eLearning development. Sign up for a free account to get this Free eLearning Template. Get Free eLearning Templates. Mobile Demo: View on mobile devices.

eLearning: How to Pick an LMS

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Ashok Sharma    Picking a Learning Management System (LMS) to host your eLearning content is a crucial, but often overlooked, step in the eLearning development process. Which LMS fits best within your budget, your eLearning development software, your learner's technology, your training objectives, and your instructional design initiatives? Some eLearning courses use video, others use written materials. e-learning eLearning LMS

5 Things To Look Out For While Choosing An LMS

Origin Learning

If secure data transfer is more of a concern for you, AICC is the right choice otherwise common rapid eLearning development tools work well with both SCORM and AICC. Go for a demo before zeroing in on one.

Want a Great Looking E-Learning Course? Here’s a Simple Way to Get It.

Rapid eLearning

There are three core questions that help guide the development of an elearning course. I discussed this a bit in the post on building a roadmap for elearning. For the demo, I wanted my earthquake intro to feature a family huddled in the dark. Click here to view the demo.

eLearning: What's the Best Microphone for Voiceover Audio?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

It doesn't matter if you use Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline or TechSmith Camtasia Studio as your eLearning tool of choice. each can produce awesome eLearning content that will be enhanced if you include voiceover audio. While I'm not saying that the resulting audio is world-class, when it comes to creating "just in time eLearning," it works great. I wanted to get some opinions on good microphones from other eLearning developers.

How Gagné’s Nine Events of Instruction Can Make Your Online Courses Better

CourseArc

But effectively gaining students’ attention in eLearning is not that simple, because students have many more stimuli competing for their attention beyond just what you want them to see onscreen. To see what else you can create in CourseArc, watch our demo video.

Kasper Spiro on eLearning Chat

easygenerator

Two weeks ago, Easygenerator’s CEO, Kasper Spiro, made his second appearance on eLearning chat, the show led by eLearning expert Rick Zanotti. Rick asked Kasper to share what he sees as trends in elearning and where the industry is headed.

Quit Wasting Time Trying to Find the Right Look for Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

I then did a follow up post on how to quickly find images for your elearning courses. Many aren’t intentional when it comes to the visual design of their elearning courses. And that’s kind of what happened to me with my demo. Elearning courses are mostly visual.

5 Simple Ways to Get Started with E-Learning Development - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. 5 Simple Ways to Get Started with E-Learning Development. Almost daily I get emails asking how to get started with developing elearning. Here are five tips that will help you gain experience and develop the skills to build elearning courses that you can be proud of. While the book focuses on web usability, most of what he says about web pages applies to elearning, as well. This was developed by a Flash programmer.

The Next Generation of E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Rapid elearning played a role in the evolution of elearning mostly because it took course creation out of the hands of a few programmers and placed it into the hands of anyone who wanted to create a course. I see this as the democratization of elearning.

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