Developing eLearning Assessments: 11 Common Mistakes To Avoid

Dan Keckan

It takes a solid eLearning assessment strategy to track online learner progress and highlight areas for improvement. In this article, I’ll share 11 eLearning assessment pitfalls and tips on how to prevent them. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. eLearning Design and Development eLearning Assessment eLearning Development Best Practices eLearning Mistakes

Test, check and track!

Saffron Interactive

The post Test, check and track! Blog Development eLearningIn this day and age people have so many choices about even the most basic of things — what to do, what to eat, what to read. So with all. appeared first on Saffron Interactive.

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Is Your Outsourced Training Project Going Off Track?

Dan Keckan

Discover the warning signs for when your project is about to go off the rails, and how you can get it back on track. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. eLearning Project Management eLearning Content Development eLearning Content Development Outsourcing eLearning Outsourcing eLearning Project Management TipsTurning your project over to the third-party vendor requires trust and focus.

Learning Management System Basics (LMS)

Your Training Edge

First, the management system consists of the tracking and reporting of the organization and individual learning activities. The tracking feature of most LMS systems is worthwhile in itself. Individuals, their managers, and organizational management can track who has completed what courses for advancement, certifications, compliance, and even human resources concerns. Along those lines, managers can coach employee development using the information from the LMS.

Custom eLearning Solutions for a Post Covid19 Workforce

Infopro Learning

Forward-thinking organizations are now developing new custom eLearning solutions that build business resilience in preparation for the post Covid19 workforce. Developing New eLearning Strategies for Business Resilience.

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Custom eLearning Solutions for 2021: Mobile Enabled Learning

Infopro Learning

The accelerated digital transformation took off, and custom eLearning development helped meet modern business needs, but these needs are still changing. The learning and development process has to speed up to meet these needs truly. Tracking and Optimization Made Easy.

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Different Ways to Assess Learners Online

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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. Adult Learning Principles Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy Facilitating eLearning adult learning principles assessment authoring tools design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design eLearning strategy Master elearning Course motivation online student

5 Implicit Signs That Your Virtual Classroom Is Set Up To Fail

Dan Keckan

Know what to look for so you can get your virtual learning back on track! This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Virtual Training Corporate Learning And Development eLearning eBooks Employee Training Virtual Classroom Virtual Learning Environment

Understanding The Current State Of Learning Analytics And Big Data Across All Levels Of L&D

Dan Keckan

Today, learning analytics is about much more than tracking course completion rates. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Analytics Big Data In eLearning Corporate Learning And Development eLearning eBooks Employee Training

How To Redefine Your Performance Management Process In A Changing Workforce

Dan Keckan

Performance management can’t merely be a box-ticking exercise - it needs to be woven into the very thread of your learning and development strategy. So what measures really matter - and how do you accurately keep track of them? This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

7 Ways To Measure The ROI Of Soft Skills Learning Initiatives

Dan Keckan

Soft skills development is intangible which can make it hard to track and present an ROI. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Training ROI Corporate Learning And Development eLearning ROI Measure Training Soft SkillsBut the immense impact that soft skills have on every part of an organisation is much easier to measure.

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


Selecting an elearning authoring tool can be confusing. Whether you’re looking for a new solution to up the scale of your online learning production, searching for a speedier or higher quality solution than what you currently have, or embarking on creating elearning for the first time, here are 10 considerations to help you choose the right tool for your needs. Weigh up the tool license fees, and consider how much time it takes to produce elearning content.

eLearning Trends for 2018

Association eLearning

Every year around this time, we discuss the eLearning trends for the next year. These are the eLearning trends for 2018. The LRS is meant to track activity both on and off the LMS. This way whether a learner completes a task online, attends a live session, or even has a conversation with a mentor or supervisor, the tasks can all be recorded as activity statements, and tracked. As previously stated, xAPI is an important part of tracking offline activities.

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Articulate Rise – Responsive Authoring Like It Should Be

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One of the biggest challenges faced by e-learning developers the world over, is being able to efficiently and effectively develop learning for multiple devices and platforms. In the golden age of e-learning development, it was always a bit ‘hit and miss’ as to how your module would look across multiple platforms. This usually meant you would need to develop one version for the desktop and another for any other device that may possibly need to access the learning module.

Does Online Training Work?


Another advantage eLearning (also known as web-based training) has is that all the trainees will use the same program, which means that training materials are standardized and easy to update. Develop learning goals and strategies based on the data.

eLearning Trivia

Association eLearning

It’s time for eLearning Trivia! What does “eLearning” stand for? An online course must use SCORM in order to track completions. The spelling of “eLearning” has never truly been standardized, but it’s agreed that it describes learning that takes place through electronic devices. Although SCORM is the most widely known eLearning tracking standard, it’s not the only one. The post eLearning Trivia appeared first on Knowledge Direct.

Using an LMS to Support Blended Learning

B Online Learning

As the continuation for this series of blogs on the how’s and why’s of developing and delivering a good blended learning experience for the learner, we will now delve into the platforms that support the delivery. They don’t have to track and monitor learners continuously in order to ensure that the elements of the blend are delivered in the correct sequence at the correct time. eLearning. Activated only after the Overview eLearning is complete. eLearning.

What is Blended Learning, and Why is it Important?

ej4 eLearning

Finally, digital formats allow courses to be updated and expanded with little cost outside of content development. Modern Learning Management Systems can track employee use and skill development. With the right tools, tracking data on employee use and eventual development is much easier. Today’s solutions can track which employees accessed which assets and courses, when they did so, how much they watched or read, whether they completed a course, and more.

How to Measure the ROI of Your Training Program

Overnite Software

When it comes to your training program, the focus is on employee education and development. Some aspects of employee training and development will provide more idealistic outcomes that are practically impossible to measure. Here are ways for your training program to produce returns for your employee development and, ultimately, for your end goal. By Tracking Training Results. It’s been said that if you don’t have a goal, you’ll reach it every time.

Learning Management Systems and You

Association eLearning

Also, we need to track each user and send them certificates upon completion. It’s software that organizes, administers, and tracks online training programs and certifications. Online training programs are often called eLearning. Gone are the days of tracking trainees on spreadsheets by hand or physically printing and mailing out certificates. People always want to know how their association could benefit from a Learning Management System (LMS).

Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning

Upside Learning

There is still a lack of standardization across devices and amongst networks across geographical areas resulting in mlearning content development being somewhat constrained. Before beginning to develop mLearning on their own, they should keep in mind some technical considerations. Here are some authoring tools that claim to let authors develop content targeted at mobile devices. The Pushcast Player takes care of tracking and reporting to server.

Learning Analytics: A great boost for creating Learner Centric eLearning


Then does it have any relevance to eLearning? Analytics can be used not only for businesses but in many other fields that impact our daily lives including eLearning. How does it work for eLearning? When learners interact with an eLearning course, they leave behind digital traces of their activities. These activities are tracked and stored through the learning platform. I am sure you already know about ‘analytics’.

Ten Professions Which Require Excel Spreadsheet Skills


They must keep track of contact details, the student’s major study field, student identification numbers, and hobbies. A powerful Excel function — the PowerPivot — has been developed to help market analysts generate smarter insights from large companies.

Aligning eLearning Levels of Interactivity with Articulate 360

B Online Learning

They say for eLearning to be engaging, it needs to be interactive. How interactive your module needs to be, comes down to the definition questions you asked prior to entering into the development phase of your module. As e-learning developers we are often given slide decks to convert into self-directed eLearning modules. It can be converted easily to a Level 2 interactive eLearning module using Presenter and some instructionally sound Engage interactions.

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. In other words, it allows learners to take courses and attend online events, instructors to track learners’ progress and scores, administrators to check reports, and more. Now you need a way to deliver that training to your members across the country and you want to track who has taken the course, their scores, and their competency with this new product.

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Visuals and Visual Thinking

Association eLearning

Have you ever sketched something out on the back of a napkin or drawn a mindmap to keep track of ideas during a brainstorming session? Creative Design eLearning Instructional Design Tips and Tricks Training and Development elearning design elearning development elearning tips engagement project management training training and developmentLogos, billboards, icons, infographics, memes, and other visuals are everywhere.

Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content. For example, a feature that lets users “import” existing PowerPoint presentations into the authoring tool is different from authoring and publishing eLearning content from within PowerPoint (using a plug-in toolbar). Here are some features that eLearning professionals generally expect from authoring tools –.

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? Another way is to track what learners get wrong in their knowledge checks or assessments. eLearning Instructional Design Learning Theory Tips and Tricks Training and Development elearning courses elearning design elearning development Feynman Feynman 3-step Mastery Technique Feynman technique instructional design tips learning theory Online Learning Richard Feynman training and development

Adobe AIR & Flash Player 10.1– How it Can Benefit Mobile Learning

Upside Learning

beta to developers and content providers at the same event. What does it mean for elearning (or should I say mlearning) industry? Flash is the favorite delivery platform (development tool) for eLearning courses due to its huge install-base and ability to produce engaging content. So if you do some mlearning development the solution would most probably limit its access to the targeted device only.

3 Questions to Consider Before Developing New eLearning

Association eLearning

Developing new eLearning is a big undertaking. Why are you considering developing this eLearning? eLearning courses do not exist in a vacuum; they’re designed to address needs, wants, and requirements. It’s important to keep track of your content so it’s easy to find, use, and update. It would be great to have unlimited time and resources for creating the best eLearning humanly possible.

7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know

Association eLearning

As an Education Director, you see the writing on the wall, and have decided that eLearning is the answer your association’s needs. But wait…How will you explain eLearning to your Executive Director? If you’re part of a corporation, maybe you’ve decided that training and employee development would be more efficient if it were all online. It’d save time and resources, and you could standardize training, but how do you explain eLearning to the CEO?

Four Wishes for LMS Buyers

Association eLearning

If an eLearning Genie would come out of a bottle and grant me four wishes for my LMS buyers, here is what I’d request. Notice that course development is generally not one of the functions of an LMS. Sometimes LMSs offer some basic course development tools, but it’s not a core LMS function. Or the best source to define training and eLearning related terms is ATD’s Learning Circuit’s glossary. Wish #2: LMS Buyers consider the stages of developing and deploying eLearning.

eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

If you’re new to eLearning or online training, it can seem like you’re wading through alphabet soup with all the various anagrams and terminology used in this industry. Grab a spoon, and let’s dig in to the soup, with this eLearning glossary. eLearning -Also referred to as internet-based learning, web-based learning, and online learning is any training or education delivered via computer. That’s where my brain goes when I hear “eLearning,” and I have fond memories of it.

12 Instructional Design Basics You Should Know

Overnite Software

When you are asked to build a new training module or even a series of elearning courses, ask yourself these two questions: How can the big topic be broken down into micro topics, and which one would be best for my audience to start with? To get back on track, adult learners want to know why.

Bridge the Skills-Gap with Competency Based Learning

Association eLearning

The LMS tracks the new content related to those competencies. All new learners have education that tracks back to what industry needs. Dear Associations, I am trying to get into a skilled labor position at company X. I have some experience but there are new rules and regulations and I just can’t keep up. I could go back to school, but it’d be a huge burden to my family.

Avoiding Confusion During Reviews

Association eLearning

Reviews are a key part of developing any eLearning. They’re blueprints for an eLearning course with explanations of what’s supposed to happen, proposed audio narration, approximately what the screens will look like, etc. Features like track changes often add these automatically. Use comment and track changes features, if they’re available. In my experience, they’re also one of the steps that cause the most confusion and delays.

Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap

Association eLearning

In addition, the social learning network adapts to connect Billy with others who can help him develop and grow. When a new welding technique is introduced, the LMS can easily track the content related to those competencies. All new learners have education that tracks back to what industry needs. Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap was originally published in the IACET blog as a guest post by Digitec President Jack McGrath.

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.

Rapid eLearning Through Software Simulations And Screencasts

Upside Learning

The main reason was that such simulation tools are not always used for developing just any type of learning but focused on training content creation for a specific software application or system. The software simulation in turn, can be divided into screen capturing tools and interactive simulation development tools. I’d like to leave the discussion around EPSS and software simulations to the experts in the eLearning industry.

Lessons Learned: LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

I recently completed an extensive LMS Feasibility Study, a project I wrote about in my previous article “ LMS implementation without frustration ” and that I discussed in my eLearning Case Study. There were a lot of lessons that will help to develop a more detailed RFP (Request for Proposal). We identified a number of potential benefits a Learning Management System can provide for them, such as: Organizing all eLearning content in one location.

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