9.5 Essential eLearning Development Tips

eLearning Brothers

In this blog post, I mention nine and half eLearning development tips that could save you time, money, and help your eLearning to be more awesome than it already is. So if you are am elearning developer or instructional designer, these tips are going to awesome. #1.

Estimating ELearning Development Time

LearnDash

When it comes to elearning development, one of the first things people want to know is how long it will take. This is true for both consulting projects where you are performing the development for a client and internal company projects.

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Franchise Custom Elearning Development

Learnkit

One of the biggest challenges for Training & Development and People Departments today is how to translate in-person training to online learning. One place we most often see the missed opportunity to leverage elearning is in the world of franchising.

6 Great Project Management Tools for Custom eLearning Development

eLearning Brothers

We are often asked what project management tools we use for our Custom eLearning Development. DropBox – DropBox is where we collect and store project information, source files, development files, etc. eLearning Project Management Resources Resources Custom eLearning Developmen

Web-Based Authoring Tools for Scalable eLearning Development: The Time Has Come

Web Courseworks

As more organizations and associations embrace rapid eLearning development to keep pace with new products and services, evolving business needs, and industry and government regulations, the need for distributed authoring solutions that enable collaborative, team-based development continues to grow.

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.

The Client’s Critical Role in Custom Elearning Development

The Learning Dispatch

Recently I was asked about common issues for our clients to be aware of when contracting for custom elearning. Three Stages All Custom Elearning Projects Go Through. At its most basic level, creating custom elearning involves three stages: 1. Learning Development Resources.

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. But most of all it is a different attitude of doing instead of ‘documenting’. Agile e-Learning development e-Learning

Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

eLearning 24-7

Geared toward e-learning developers and instructional designers. Authoring Tools for developers. The biggest problem facing the industry in the past few years are the lack of course authoring tools for e-learning developers and instructional designers. The demand from developers?

Storyboard Workbook for Elearning: Documenting the Workflow

NuggetHead

The Learning & Development industry is a vast array of many disciplines and technologies. Looking at Instructional Design as it applies to elearning where there are many theories, models and methodologies, it that take years of practice to become proficient. Add the skills and knowledge of current technologies where it all comes together in development and the world of elearning can seem overwhelming. Elearning

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. Reduces the amount of up front documentation (i.e.

Agile eLearning development: business goals and road map

Challenge to Learn

This is a first post in a series of post on Agile eLearning development. I do believe that agile software development can offer us even more very practical ‘best practices’ that we can apply to eLearning. eLearning role. What will we develop in the next 12 months.

5 Tips For Finding (and working with) An eLearning Development Company

eFront

Time has rendered the question of whether a modern enterprise needs eLearning, irrelevant. Before you proceed to outsource your custom eLearning content creation you should ask yourself whether you really need to. 2) Choosing the right eLearning development firm.

Introducing Adobe Captivate Draft: Storyboard and design eLearning on your iPad

Adobe Captivate

In fact with the addition of Adobe Captivate Draft for pre-production design and storyboarding, and the addition of Adobe Captivate Prime (an all new LMS from Adobe) it is now possible to complete your entire eLearning […].

Agile eLearning development (3): Best practices, Demo’s, user stories and backlog

Challenge to Learn

In the previous post on agile eLearning development I wrote about culture. Agile development offers a range of best practices that are relatively easy to implement. Agile development works in short sprints (one or 2 weeks). Post 3: Agile eLearning development (2): Culture.

10 Things eLearning Developers Can Learn from Software Developers: Jason Rimmer #devlearn

Learning Visions

eLearning is a Technology Solution." ~ Trina Rimmer Tech: code, defects, platform, tools Solutions: stakeholders, subject matter experts, schedules Focus on what you need to do, not how you''re going to get there. Document that test plan and then re-run it. My live blogged notes from Jason Rimmer''s session at DevLearn. Forgive any typos and incoherencies.

To Storyboard or not to Storyboard?

B Online Learning

One of the fundamental things drummed into people who have embarked down the path of the eLearning developer is the need to start your development project with a detailed and well planned storyboard.

eLearning: More Reflection

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

While most folks were successful in reflecting the mobile device onto the computer, several people reported that none of the actions they took on the mobile device were captured by the eLearning tool.  If clicking over and over again to create a simulation sounds too difficult, all three of the top eLearning development tools (Camtasia Studio, Captivate, and Storyline) excel at creating videos.

Chunking Information to Design eLearning

B Online Learning

This blog post covers a recent online conversation I had with an attendee at one of our eLearning Design Essentials workshops. How do I convert a large training manual into a short eLearning module? Some people like to plan this out on a spreadsheet or some type of planning document.

Why Use ActionScript 3.0 in Flash Based eLearning Development?

Upside Learning

Adobe Flash Professional is undoubtedly the most popular tool for custom eLearning development. With the help of its inbuilt programming language ActionScript developers can code interactions, communicate with servers, program animations etc. and is well backed by a great Flash developer community that has contributed in developing many open source frameworks/classes/APIs. New APIs and Frameworks – Adobe has developed many new capabilities in Flash Player, AS 3.0

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 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. Review the current state and develop a plan for improvements.

How to Make a Printable Results Page in Adobe Captivate 8

eLearning Brothers

I’ve always enjoyed this eLearning tip, so I figured it would be a good idea to do the same thing in Adobe Captivate 8. After you have published your course, take the two files in the zip folder I had you download in Step 1: HTML document (needs to be named print.html).

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? If you utilized a smart web document in your course during a more difficult section, challenge learners to simplify their work even further with a strict word count.

Your Perfect Elearning Development Shop: An Individual or a Team?

The Learning Dispatch

When you’re considering a new elearning project, how much thought do you give to the size of the instructional design shop that you’re engaging for elearning development? I’ve worked with several independent elearning providers that confront and surmount these issues.

How do you build eLearning?

B Online Learning

When it comes to building eLearning, how do you do it? Do you import a bunch of PowerPoint slides, add a player skin with the obligatory Next and Previous buttons, attach some word documents as resources, and then hit publish? Come to think of it, is eLearning the right solution at all?

Announcing: Getting started with mLearning — A hands-on workshop

Adobe Captivate

This is an exciting time for eLearning developers. After what seems like an eternity of anticipation, mLearning is finally taking off, and now is the perfect time to hone up on the new skills you’ll need to bring your eLearning content to your mobile learners. Community Documentation eLearning this week Extending Captivate How do I.

Prototyping in eLearning

Upside Learning

Over the years, you have probably noticed that the typically linear eLearning development process has undergone some changes. This has led to an expectation that the eLearning industry adopt some development models and methodologies from the software industry.

Buy the Course Keep the Source

B Online Learning

B Online Learning is certainly one of those companies that look for new and innovative ways to deliver digital solutions, but also actively support their staff in their own personal development and research and experimentation.

Avoiding Confusion During Reviews

Association eLearning

Reviews are a key part of developing any eLearning. Whether you’re working with an outside vendor or someone within your association, clear communication and good documentation can make the process much smoother.

Blending Learning with Social Technology Components

Upside Learning

To change a purely instructor-led-program for leadership development that runs over eight months and involves these key individuals is a large and complex activity. A lot of companies today face a resource situation that’s not unique in this age.

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eLearning Weekly

Proactive, Not Reactive: Strategic with Technology

Web Courseworks

Have a formal, documented strategy for their use of technology for learning.”. While this one is a no-brainer considering our previously stated admiration for developing said strategy, let’s examine the research behind this a little closer. A Research Review.

A Note on Details: Which versus What?

The Learning Dispatch

Inconsistent dashes are signs that the author hasn’t paid very close attention to the smaller details of the document. Yet what happens when two different people review a document?