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“Are we there yet?” Determining eLearning Development Time

B Online Learning

In the world of eLearning development, one of the single most elusive concepts to understand and work around, is the question of how long will the development of any given piece of content take. Developers struggle to quantify it and Clients, Stakeholders and SME’s struggle to understand and support it.

SA Water & B Online Learning Win LearnX Platinum for eLearning Adoption

B Online Learning

In this post find out the challenges faced by SA Water learning and development and how B Online Learning provided a solution using LearnFlex LMS and developing content with Articulate Storyline that led to a 2016 LearnX Platinum Award for Best eLearning Adoption.

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Facing 21st Century Instructional Design Challenges by Tom Kuhlmann

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Understand how technology has changed the way courses are designed. Look for opportunities to craft great learning experiences. […]. Adult Learning Principles Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning News adult learning principles authoring tools design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design gamification instructional design mobile learning online learning rapid authoring tools rapid eLearning storyline

Paradiso Solutions presents its Top 10 eLearning development companies for 2020

Paradiso

If you’re looking for content development you must wonder which are the best eLearning development companies in the market. Content development is something that a lot of companies and institutions are looking for and is not very easy to find. B Online Learning.

Here is the List of Top 10 eLearning development companies for 2021

Paradiso

If you’re looking for content development you must wonder which are the best eLearning development companies in the market. Content development is something that a lot of companies and institutions are looking for and is not very easy to find. B Online Learning.

The student will become the master! But how? Adapting the Feynman 3-Step Mastery Technique to Online Learning

Association eLearning

So how can we apply this technique toward greater understanding in the eLearning arena? As the old adage goes, “to teach is to learn twice”, and mastery comes to those who apply what they’ve learned. So step one: we want the learner to take an active role in teaching the material that they’ve learned to someone who hasn’t learned it, which is perfect for scenario based learning.

eLearning Memories of a Millennial Instructional Designer

Association eLearning

What do you picture when you hear the word “eLearning”? I’d like to share my first impressions of it, from back before I’d ever heard of “eLearning.” This was years before I became an instructional designer, back when I was a kid. The year we got a single computer in the classroom was really exciting (it was only to be used during our designated play/ free time). Kid Learns from Computer Games. Instructional Designer Reflects.

eLearning Adoption at NRMA

B Online Learning

One of the great joys of my role here at B Online Learning, is when I get to work with individuals, groups or companies who are starting an eLearning journey and my role is to help them start. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning News eLearning Strategy authoring tools design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design elearning development instructional design rapid authoring tools storyline technology

How to Get Ahead in the eLearning Industry

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I recently received an email from a past Master eLearning Course (MEC) student wondering what else she could do to keep her new eLearning skills fresh and up to date. This got me thinking about what happens once we finish formal training like the MEC, how we keep ourselves connected to this fast paced eLearning world. […].

7 Tips for Writing for eLearning

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At some time through your development you are going to find yourself writing text for the content to be included within your module. eLearning Design eLearning Development elearning eLearning content eLearning course design elearning development instructional design online learning

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Make Performance the Goal

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In most, if not all eLearning and classroom courses, one of the first things mentioned are the Learning Outcomes. Adult Learning Principles eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning News eLearning Strategy adult learning principles design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design eLearning strategy instructional design learningperformance motivation online learning performance

Learning and Cognitive Load

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Adult Learning Principles eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy adult learning principles design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design eLearning strategy instructional design online learning rapid eLearning In a previous post, I looked at the fundamentals of cognitive load theory.

Designing for Non Designers – Introduction

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So you have found yourself in the role of an elearning or online learning creator/developer/builder, or even perhaps ‘designer’. You’ve never designed something in your life? Adult Learning Principles Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy adult learning principles design eLearning course design instructional design Master elearning Course online learning

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Designing Scenario Based Learning with Articulate Storyline

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So why should your eLearning content follow the one route. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy authoring tools elearning eLearning content eLearning course design eLearning strategy instructional design Master elearning Course online learning storyline

Practical eLearning Experience for Universities

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One of the great aspects of our Master eLearning Course is that it brings together people from a diverse range of industries and backgrounds and many are brand new to the eLearning space. Lately we’ve noticed increasing numbers of people enrolling from the University (Higher Education) and the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sectors. We […].

Articulate User Group – What You Missed

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On Thursday 31st March, B Online Learning hosted the first online Articulate User Group meet via a webinar. Myself and our new Creative Designer, Matt Blackstock took turns presenting a session each. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy ar design eLearning content eLearning course design instructional design Master elearning Course online learning storyline technology

The Worst eLearning Course Ever

Association eLearning

This post is dedicated to pet peeves, worst practices, and other abominations that terrorize eLearning. You can help keep bad eLearning away from your association. Start with clear learning objectives, manage the content density, and be mindful of the visual design. You read the title correctly. What follows is a combination of things that give Digitec-ies nightmares and headaches.

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Practice and Sharing: The Keys to Success

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These were the two messages that stood out over three days in Sydney at the iDesignX Australian Instructional Design Conference (21st March) sponsored by B Online Learning and Articulate and the eLearning Design Workshops with Tom Kuhlmann and David Anderson (22nd and 23rd March).

Cancer Council NSW & BOL awarded LearnX Silver for Best Learning Project

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We are pleased to announce Cancer Council NSW with B Online Learning have won a SILVER LearnX Impact Award 2015 for Best Learning Project Induction. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning News authoring tools design elearning eLearning content instructional design storyline2

Practical eLearning Experience for Universities

B Online Learning

One of the great aspects of our Master eLearning Course is that it brings together people from a diverse range of industries and backgrounds and many are brand new to the eLearning space. Lately we’ve noticed increasing numbers of people enrolling from the University (Higher Education) and the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sectors. We […].

ACSP & BOL awarded LearnX Gold for Best eLearning Adopter

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We are pleased to announce the Australasian College of Sports College (ACSP) along with B Online Learning (BOL) have won a GOLD LearnX Impact Award 2015 for Best eLearning Adopter. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning News eLearning Strategy LearnFlex Tips Learning Management System authoring tools design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design eLearning strategy instructional design LearnFlex learning management system

eLearning Glossary Part 2: More Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

Previously we dug into the alphabet soup of eLearning terms and acronyms. ADDIE- The ADDIE model is a process used by instructional designers and training developers offering guidelines for creating effective training. This model is broken up into 5 phases: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. The development phase is where the course is actually created from the storyboards and media assembled in the design phase.

In the Hot Seat. Matt Guyan talks to Ruth McElhone

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In this series of blog posts I’ll be chatting to the folks here at B Online Learning to find out more about how they work and I’ll be looking for some tips so that we can learn from the experience of others. In this post I caught up with our Learning Director, Ruth McElhone. Adult Learning Principles eLearning Development eLearning News design elearning eLearning course design instructional design Master elearning Course rapid authoring tools

eLearning Adoption at NRMA

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One of the great joys of my role here at B Online Learning, is when I get to work with individuals, groups or companies who are starting an eLearning journey and my role is to help them start. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning News eLearning Strategy authoring tools design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design elearning development instructional design rapid authoring tools storyline technology

Don’t Treat Beginners and Experienced Learners the Same Way

Association eLearning

Everyone had to learn everything together though, despite the fact that we were at different stages of learning. Trying to create one-size-fits-all eLearning can lead to similar difficulties. When learners feel alienated or overly frustrated it can actually impair their ability to learn. But our choreographer didn’t seem to realize that her instructions to “grapevine” or “step ball change” didn’t mean anything to us.

Learning isn’t Linear

Association eLearning

To put this into context, let’s take a broader look at how learning occurs. People sometimes think that the rate of learning (skill, knowledge, wisdom, etc.) They picture a line moving steadily upward as a person learns. Learning isn’t linear. To play the guitar, for instance, one must first learn strumming, fret work, chords, rhythm, etc. Learning something new can be an intimidating process. I heard a quote the other day that really got me thinking. “A

Education Balancing Act: Asynchronous, Synchronous, and Blended Learning

Association eLearning

What do you think of when you hear the term eLearning? Maybe your mind jumps to webinars or interactive courses in a Learning Management System (LMS). There are many different types of eLearning, so it isn’t surprising that they can be divided into categories. Asynchronous refers to eLearning offerings you take on your own. Blended courses are a bit different because they’re not purely eLearning.

Gamification or Game-Based Learning? What’s the Difference?

Association eLearning

Gamification and game-based learning (sometimes abbreviated GBL) are both hot topics and the terms are often used interchangeably. Game-Based Learning, “A New Cake”. The big difference between gamification and GBL is that you could still learn something from the content you gamified before you gamified it. With GBL the learning takes place during play. If you don’t play you won’t learn, and if you don’t learn you can’t advance in the game.

Writing Effective eLearning Narration: Making It Easy to Read, Say, and Comprehend

Association eLearning

This is a solid approach and, when used well, can make for great learning experiences. Instructional designers and subject matter experts (SMEs) mean well; they want to share and teach all the content needed to understand and master a topic. Clearly, this is not what you want to have happen with your eLearning! If you can minimize your narration while maximizing the information you convey in it, your eLearning will be that much more effective.

If the User Experience Annoys, Fix It.

Association eLearning

I’m not talking about customer service, but actual UX design. Good UX design hardly ever gets mentioned because it’s not meant to attract attention. That’s definitely not the feeling any association wants its learners to have when they’re taking eLearning. Let’s take a look at some best practices you can use to keep your eLearning user-friendly. If you roll out the best eLearning your association has ever had but it doesn’t work correctly it won’t do anyone any good.

eLearning Trends for 2015: Here to Stay or Go Away?

Association eLearning

Trends in eLearning come and go, but a good LMS is forever. Below is a list of eLearning trends we expect to see in 2015. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are definitely trending in eLearning. These are online courses offered to the masses, often for free. Gamification, not to be confused with game-based learning, is the use of game elements such as leaderboards and badges, in courses. eLearning on one’s home computer is no longer enough.

Don’t Just Tell, Show: the Value of Examples

Association eLearning

Uninspired eLearning tends to fail on both of these points. You could just tell them by sending out an e-mail or making an eLearning course full of animated text that lists all of the information. We need to learn how to use it too because we’re falling behind them. Maybe I should learn how to use it. There are a number of ways to put examples to work in your association’s eLearning: Present case studies.

Blended Learning: Not your Mother’s, Grandmother’s, or Possibly Even Older Sibling’s Training

Association eLearning

Blended learning is not new to training. Yes, you probably do remember and that’s the point of blended learning. Make no mistake, today blended learning goes beyond merely tagging on a movie or performing a Web Quest on the internet. The “new” blended learning means finding the right balance of learner participation and instructor facilitation. Today’s learners expect a different kind of learning experience. Without Blended Learning.

What’s the Difference Between an LMS and an LCMS? Hint: It’s Not Just the Letter “C”

Association eLearning

It can be difficult to understand eLearning terms when they’re used interchangeably. For example, you’ve likely seen Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) discussed on various websites and company pages. An LMS manages people’s interactions with learning content. It gives your association one software package that delivers, assesses, and reports on online training programs. In short, it’s the learning delivery platform.

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The Difference Between Empathy and Sympathy (And when to use each one)

Association eLearning

It’s an often repeated tenet of instructional design and it sounds great in theory. While many designers will spend time trying to figure out how to make people care, they won’t spend any time figuring out what “kind” of caring they want to elicit, and, yes, there is more than one. For example, when another instructional designer is up against the wall and has numerous assignments due at the end of the week, I empathize with them since I’ve been there myself.

Game Based Learning: Is It Appropriate For My Association?

Association eLearning

Why are games so popular, and how can we leverage gamification for association learning? Like any effective learning project, it’s critical to define your audience and determine if gamification is a good fit. Game developers like Ubisoft, Activision, Blizzard spend millions of dollars on research to learn what game play elements engage which demographic. Csikszentmihalyi believed that this flow state makes our minds more receptive to learning new ideas and concepts.

Dense eLearning Isn’t Smart

Association eLearning

That’s not something you want to see in the feedback for your association’s eLearning. Luckily, there are ways to make eLearning more digestible, regardless of the subject matter. Think of your eLearning as a pool. After all, you want learners thinking about and applying what they’re learning, and that takes mental effort. Only include essential content in your eLearning. Make a series of short eLearning offerings rather than one big one.

Frustratingly Effective Learning

Association eLearning

The learners demonstrated the skills they were supposed to be learning and came up with a range of creative solutions to the assignment. And it got bad reviews because it was “too hard,” even though their performance proved that they’d met the objectives and could apply what they’d learned. Sometimes people seem to forget that learning takes effort. In short, effective learning usually isn’t “the quick and easy path.”. How eLearning Fits In.

Quality Assurance: Fine-Tuning Your eLearning to Be Its Best

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Quality assurance, or QA as it is better known, is a vastly important yet surprisingly underappreciated aspect of eLearning. They require their eLearning to use these terms and to follow suit any time they’re mentioned. Chapter 1: The Basics. Most course creators and teams do a fine job of working out the errors, called “bugs,” prior to delivery. But what good is a course if the learner can’t access it properly or the assessment doesn’t score correctly?

Creative: You Asked For It, But Now It’s Terrifying

Association eLearning

The deadline for this eLearning was coming up fast and there was no way it could be released to the members like this. I’m talking about innovative, creative, or “different” eLearning. It’s critical that you and your course developer (whether it’s an external vendor or someone in your association) have the same creative vision. Don’t forget, you always have the option of asking your developer for their recommendation. It was a bright and glowing computer screen.