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How to Create Context-Setting Learning Objectives - Tip #162

Vignettes Learning

So how do we help learners focus on usefulness and context of the content and to design and deliver training and eLearning programs to resist the tendency to dump content? Yes, the overload problem is real and manifests in elearning, classroom training and other forms of learning. The challenge for eLearning designers and leaders to engage users without overwhelming them with dumped content is a reality. This is the essence of using Story-based Learning Objectives.

Learning Objectives are Dead Unless You Do CPR - Tip #122

Vignettes Learning

Learning objectives are good as basis for defining what we want to impart to learners. Unfortunately, when we stop there, learners find the learning objectives senseless and as a result, disengage and/or skip the objectives altogether. A Linear Structure Kills Learning Objectives A typical course — its objectives, content and context as well as the type of lessons in this course follow a linear structure, which is common in traditional learning designs.


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Incorporating A Blend Of Modern E-Learning Strategies- Microlearning, Gamification & Theme-based Learning To Drive Effective Change Management Process


To boost overall business performance during this change management process, it is very important to design and develop a proper communication method. An e-learning designed with effective strategies is impactful. This is the reason why, the blend of modern e-learning strategies such as microlearning , theme-based learning, gamification, spaced learning and more are implemented to smoothen the entire change management process. Learn.

4 Advanced Microlearning Strategies To Use In 2021

Tesseract Learning

Microlearning involves short, easily digestible learning nuggets that span between 3 to 6 minutes. These nuggets can be a part of a large repository or stand alone and are focused on specific learning outcomes that address specific topics or skills. Video-Based Microlearning.

How To Write Effective Learning Objectives To Support Your Blended Learning Strategy

Obsidian Learning

Blended learning programs can include many deliverables. Assuming that preliminary analysis resulted in concrete goals for the program, converting those goals into actual, measurable learning objectives specific to each deliverable is critical for the success of the blended learning strategy. Here, we will give you a 4-step guide to writing effective and powerful learning objectives to support your blended learning program.

What Is An Instructional Designer? Less Than 100 Words

Roundtable Learning

Ready to learn more about instructional designers? Let’s dive into what an instructional designer is and 3 common tasks they complete. . What Is An Instructional Designer? An instructional designer is part problem solver, teacher, technical writer, and consultant.

Gamification and Microlearning: A Dream Team


One idea to make learning more engaging is combining gamification and microlearning for corporate training. Furthermore, you will help increase their motivation, improve their level of commitment and make your learning more fun. Why You Should Try Gamified Microlearning.

Learning & Development: How To Do It Right (2020 Update)


With high stakes riding on the success of our training and development strategies, it’s time for us to unpack the importance of polished learning programs and, even more crucially, better understand how our training programs have failed in the past. What is Learning and Development?

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Why You Should Adopt The Mix Of Microlearning And Mobile Learning


However, adopting a mix of microlearning and mobile learning can help to achieve effective results. One way to do that is by providing them with training that caters to their learning needs by utilizing several learning approaches. What is Microlearning?

3 Examples of Microlearning Lesson Storyboards - Tip #172

Vignettes Learning

One of the challenges in Microlearning is how to smartly reduce big, bloated, and overloaded courses. This tip and guide presents the key steps in Microlearning Lesson conversion and three example storyboards of Micro-Lessons. These are the steps we cover in the Microlearning Workshop and the book on Microlearning. You will learn valuable insights on how to smartly reduce your lessons into useful and smaller lesson content aimed for Microlearning.

How Microlearning Improves Leadership Development

Ed App

Microlearning is the perfect training methodology for this, as it is well-suited to and aligned with the needs of leaders, as well as millennials who’ll take up leadership roles in the future. Microlearning Helps Leaders Keep Up With The Changing World.

Power Triad – Using mLearning, Microlearning, and Gamification to Create Immersive Learning Experiences

EI Design

One learning strategy may not be able to address all your training goals and engage the learners. In this article, I show you how the power triad of mLearning, Microlearning, and Gamification can help you create immersive learning experiences. Having fun as you learn.

A Case Study on Microlearning as Performance Support to Reinforce Existing Training

Adobe Captivate

Microlearning, one of the hottest eLearning trends, is catching attention amongst eLearning fraternity like never before. Our recent discussion on a LinkedIn group received a stream of thoughts and perspectives on microlearning. In this blog, we will discuss the microlearning case study that illustrates how we’ve developed and delivered microlearning course/application as performance support to reinforce existing training. Then What is Microlearning?

Top 4 Proven Instructional Design Strategies to Enhance eLearning for Corporate Training

Adobe Captivate

Be it any game, you need a right game plan or a strategy to succeed. And the same applies to eLearning design for corporate training. eLearning when designed correctly with sound instructional design strategy has the potential to bring organizational excellence with a positive eLearning ROI. ” An instructional strategy is an action plan or a method to help people learn. Story-Based Learning – Keep Them Intrigued.

Are Instructional Designers Incapable of Micro-Learning Design? - Tip #124

Vignettes Learning

Why is it difficult for instructional designers to think and do micro-learning? I define micro-learning closely to that of Theo Hug's description : Micro-Learning is: Low effort Fast Easy Immediately applicable At the heart of this definition is the focus on what workers and learners actually do in very short, rapid and almost instantaneous basis while trying to fix, change and improve something. The learning objectives must be clear.” “I

The Microlearning Solution: Is Microlearning Right For You?

EI Design

In this article, I will outline why the microlearning solution is gaining momentum and how exactly you can use it. I will also share a checklist that you can use to evaluate if a given training would be the right fit for microlearning. Is The Microlearning Solution Right For You? A quick recap; what is microlearning? Slowly but surely, microlearning is moving from a buzz to being a significant component of an organization’s learning strategy.

How To Intrinsically Motivate Adults With Microlearning

Ed App

One of the major flaws in the older learning methodologies has been the fact that they could not provide learners with enough intrinsic motivation to complete courses and learn new skills, or attain new knowledge. Motivation is a very significant component of learning and leads to better absorption and retention of learned concepts. Microlearning is such a modern digital learning methodology that has the ability to create an intrinsic motivation in learners.

How To Keep Your Employees Engaged During Training: 8 Strategies for Success

Roundtable Learning

At Roundtable Learning, we have the solution. As a full-service learning partner, we’ve uncovered the most effective strategies for keeping learners engaged during training. . 8 Strategies To Keep Your Employees Engaged During Training. Learning portal.

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Best Practices in Educational Program Design

Hurix Digital

A professional instructional designer uses several best practices and excellent strategies while designing their courses that help the learner understand, grasp, and retain the content effectively. Best practices in educational program design.

STOP, THINK, FOCUS: 4 Ways to Design Time-Saving Lessons - Tip #208

Vignettes Learning

It was a couple of years ago when I was in Santa Monica when I learned of the BIRD scooters. This illustration relates back to our training and learning industry. In the many years that I’ve worked with instructional designers, the “all content is important” mindset remains prevalent. In designing content, we need to make it simple, short, fast and immediately useful at work. 4 Ways to Design Time-Saving Lessons 1. This way, they learn faster, no time wasted.

Why Adopt Microlearning – 15 Questions Answered

Adobe Captivate

While the concept of content chunking to create short training has been there for decades, microlearning is the flavor of the season and for several good reasons. This article addresses 15 questions on microlearning covering its definition, benefits, usage, impact, and why you should adopt it. Why Adopt Microlearning? What Is The Relevance Of Microlearning Today And Why Is It The Flavor Of The Season? The 15 questions are logically grouped as: Microlearning basics. .

eLearning Trends To Watch Out For In 2022

Tesseract Learning

Some experts believe that the old normal was not normal, as the emphasis was too much on one mode of training or learning. So, we must now look at a mix or what we call a hybrid model for work and learning. Learning Analysis. Learning analytics influences eLearning trends.

MicroLearning: The Bite-sized Elephant


Reading Time: 6 minutes Is Microlearning the new fad? Business aside, have we reached that point of acceptance with Microlearning? It’s getting difficult to tell a fad from a genuinely new development these days, but make no mistake — “micro-learning” has gained enough traction. Microlearning was the demand of the times, as social media and ultra busy lives have changed every single way we consume content, including learning. How Micro is Micro-learning?

How to Improve Learner Engagement with Microlearning

Designing Digitally

Microlearning is a short learning nugget that is designed with a specific learning outcome in mind. Microlearning can be delivered in several formats – videos, whiteboard animations, interactive PDFs, mobile apps, etc. This format of training has become a popular learning tool because it helps boost learner engagement and achieve the learning objectives it set out to accomplish.

Ways Gamification Implements Emotions in Microlearning

Ed App

However, it is only since 2010 that corporates have begun to use this learning engagement as part of their training strategy. This is a learning strategy that mixes game mechanics and content to engage learners and thereby turn the entire learning process into a game.

It’s Really That Simple - Steps in Story Learning Design - Try the Live Exercise - Tip #120

Vignettes Learning

Play this interactive exercise on “ Stash the Cash ” - a Fraud Detection Story-Based Design. SET UP The Set Up is a Story-Based Learning Objective; unlike the static and linear learning objectives, we help learners to immediately recognize the value of these new approach to creating objectives and the lessons to be learned. Here they learn to find their place (Context). Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning.

10 Advantages of microlearning in online training


Their beetle toes, eyes of newt or fairy wings are learning management systems, subject matter experts, sound content design, or any other thing that is considered a basic requirement for training courses, online or not. If drop and small were not enough clues, here’s an obvious answer: microlearning. 10 Advantages of microlearning. Of course microlearning is not the perfect solution to every training challenge, but this is the subject for a different post.

8 Innovative Virtual Learning Design Tips To Engage Your Remote Teams

Obsidian Learning

Virtual learning is an essential component in the learning and development toolkit, and it is widely used for training and educational purposes. Here are some design tips from the instructional and visual perspectives to give your virtual learning a real boost. Design Your Virtual Learning Assets for Success. The definition virtual learning and its usefulness in meeting employees’ learning and development needs have long been under discussion.

5 Big Don’ts for Successful Webinar Presentations - Tip #211

Vignettes Learning

In my previous blogs, I’ve shared numerous dos when designing and delivering successful webinars. Don’t drag with facts I have learned, from my experience in doing webinars, that you immediately lose your audience’s attention the moment you start your presentation with facts. Nothing is enticing nor motivating about going through a litany of learning objectives, or stating compliance policies, or showing a bunch of technical data.

The Latest Trends For E- Learning Design In 2017: Take A Glance


With an increase in the development of talented pool of professionals with varied skills and experiences, many questions arise in our minds such as the evolution of instructional designers (IDs) in the last few years. Several organizations involve in instructional designing, with an aim to improve the process of instruction by implementing flexible design models and principles. The role of an instructional designer is changing to meet diverse industry demands.

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Transitioning From Traditional Classroom Training To Microlearning

Ed App

A number of corporate organizations transition from traditional classroom training to microlearning every day, and for good reason. However, as times change and eLearning trends lean more and more towards offering learners short, engaging, and tightly focused modules, a lot of organizations are beginning to transition directly from traditional classroom training to microlearning. As most of you would know, microlearning is, by definition short, crisp and concise.

Game-based Learning, Microlearning and Mobile Learning: 3 Musketeers of E-learning

CommLab India

“I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.” Games and game-based learning, Microlearning, and mobile learning are emerging trends and effective learning strategies. Game-based learning drives learner engagement, Microlearning improves retention, and Mobile learning increases ease of access and adoption. Here’s how these three approaches to learning work and play well together.

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The Conversation Loop: Foster Learning Through Experience Sharing - Tip #181

Vignettes Learning

learning) I call this process, the Conversation Loop. It opens the mind to relevant experiences that facilitate learning. Goal This is what you want learners to learn. It is the learning objective and what you want learners to take away from the lesson or story. Related tip: How Story Characters Help Learners Learn Difficult and Sensitive Topics - Tip #169 The key to achieving your learning objective then, is to change the question.

How to Give Your Learners the Training They Want

Blue Sky eLearn

If your learners are unconvinced of the value of a training, bored by its contents, or distracted by pressing work, they won’t learn much, no matter how fantastic your training is. . GIVE THEM AUTONOMY IN WHAT THEY LEARN AND HOW THEY LEARN IT. . To get engagement from your learners on learning initiatives, start by asking them what they want. Find out what learning opportunities your learners want. .

3 Strategies for Sure-Fire Micro-Learning Success - Tip #127

Vignettes Learning

In my interactions with instructional designers, one thing always stood out: They have a tendency to provide a lot of content. For trainers and designers, this means a shift in how we should view learning and content. From “all content is important,” I propose we should focus on learning that helps learners perform their jobs. References Strategic Micro-Learning: Making Training Initiatives Keep Pace with Rapid Workflow Tip #48 - Stop That Dump Truck!

How To Effectively Design and Deliver Your eLearning Courses

Ed App

Effective design and delivery of eLearning courses is a process of which requires careful analysis and planning, content curation and organization, as well as systematic delivery and proper evaluation. Thus, it can be a real challenge if instructional designers don’t know where to begin. In this article, we shall discuss a proper pathway of how you should go about designing and delivering your eLearning courses. eLearning elearning microlearning

Learning by SNIFFING: Are Learners Really Distracted or Are They Learning Differently? - Tip #135

Vignettes Learning

Also, it becomes problematic when this serves as the foundation for a microlearning design. What’s more, the concept of distracted learners assumes they have to complete testing to show they’ve learned the content. Or could it be possible that they’re just learning differently? It may be that many of us have been too long at our roles as instructors and designers and continue to “force” our formal content as the best way to learn.

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When to Use "Face Time" and When to Use Webinars and Virtual Meetings - Tip #171

Vignettes Learning

Online learning affords learners more independence in learning content at their own pace. However, the need for expert guidance is still a critical factor in the learning process. Thus, "face time" with learners is more important in online learning than ever. Face time" energizes online learning but only if used effectively. In the Groan Zone, learners struggle to integrate what they learn. Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning.

Navigating eLearning Trends – Six Instructional Design Strategies for Success

ePath Learning

It’s easy to feel trapped in a minefield of eLearning buzzwords: Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), microlearning … the list could go on and on. In the world of eLearning, you need to have some fundamental strategies in your “design closet.” ” Classic instructional design strategies are always in style! Answer the following questions: Who are you designing for?

3 Benefits a Blended Virtual Onboarding Plan Brings to Your In-House and Remote Workers

Obsidian Learning

Blended learning is a highly effective instructional strategy. In the past, virtual learning assets (microlearning, video, etc.) were embedded as one aspect of a broader blended learning program. It also incorporates elements of social learning.