Small is Big: Converting PDFs to E-Learning Modules

Origin Learning

Lengthy research documents? Well to some extent that’s true, considering the omnipresent nature of these documents that haunt you everywhere. The onus is on instructional designers to read through the entire document and divide it into portions. What does a PDF bring to mind?

The Snowball Effect: Documentation and Training for Global ERP Systems

Social Learning

Several years passed and the company implemented new SAP modules and fine-tuned existing modules. Finally the documents were ready for end users…and then there were changes to SAP… again, and again, and again.

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Mobile Learning Provides a Lot of Advantage for the Banking and Financial Services Industry: An Insight


The Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) industry is a highly dynamic sector where updated knowledge provides an extra edge over others in the competitive scenario. This provides just-in-time delivery of information, which is often at the crux of making a successful sales call.

Developing Online Instructional Modules for ERP Training

CommLab India

Developing online instructional modules for ERP end-user training is always a challenging task. For example, Articulate Storyline does not provide responsive output, Adobe Captivate has its limitations for developing quizzes and Lectora Inspire lacks quality in its simulations.

Using Design to Increase Training Adoption: This Month on #BLPLearn

Bottom-Line Performance

Take, for instance, support documents. We all know how helpful these can be, and how they can help provide that critical extra touch needed for retention.

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Harnessing Learning Theories for the Mobile Platform: A m-learning perspective


With developing technologies and development tools, many varied types of mobile-based learning modules are being created – but what is the basis of that? Text-based documents can be sent, shared and stored in a mobile device.

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E-learning modules are not the complete replacement

Clive on Learning

Chances are that you are using the classroom elements to enthuse students about the topics covered by the course, to explain key ideas with the benefit of visual aids and interactive exercises, to stimulate discussion and provide opportunities for working with the new ideas. A text document, video or podcast is much better suited to this task than a tutorial and, assuming it isn't already available as a web resource, is much easier to put together.

The 3 Phase Process to Develop an Online Curriculum in 20 Days

CommLab India

Recently , one of our clients in the medical device space asked us to convert a PDF file on the documentation norms prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) into an interesting e-learning curriculum. The content under each head was presented as a micro online learning module.

eLearning Glossary Part 2: More Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

In the design phase, graphics are chosen, storyboards are created, the delivery method is decided, and the whole proves is documented. Course- A course is made of one or more modules put together to form one cohesive unit to teach a person about a topic.

Why You Need a Professional Portfolio

Rapid eLearning

As an e-learning developer, it’s important to document your work experience and skills. And we even looked at one community member who does a great job demonstrating her skills by showcasing her e-learning modules in her portfolio.

Top 5 Benefits of Using a Learning Management System

eLearning Brothers

These systems often provide easy ways for instructors to create and deliver their content while simultaneously monitoring participation and assessing performance. They also facilitate administration and course documentation.

Instructional Design: The Process – Part 2

Origin Learning

The deliverables of this phase are: Approach Document. Documents including the following information: Understanding the requirements based on the identified training needs. A design document is created and shared with the stakeholders.

Wearable Technology: Does Google Glass still has the potential to transform Learning?


Document and share lessons that have to be demonstrated: Many skills taught in the classroom are physical and the learners actually have to ‘see’ a person do it to learn it well.

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5 Keys to Streamlining Learning


Defining learning that will provide the knowledge employees need to perform job behaviors properly and consistently. Provide consistent training through short microlearning modules. Then, have them provide coaching and mentoring in areas that employees find challenging.

Training the Telecom Salesforce – How Online Training Can Help

CommLab India

Although these tools help in providing real time data, they can be overwhelming and complex for the sales team. . Simulation based training can be very helpful in such cases, training them on processes, planning and document management. .

Translating Activities Into the Virtual Classroom

ATD Learning Technologies

To aid us in mapping out this digital learning journey, at Virtual Gurus we use something called a wireframe, a document that you may refer to as a design document or a storyboard. Provide a discussion question and show it on the screen or in the chat space.

eFront 3.6.12 just released


This maintenance update includes important speed optimizations, full text-search for documents for our enterprise clients, a module to bootstrap modules production, a new sleek modern theme, dozens upon dozens of minor bug fixes, and several tweaks to make your favorite tool even more enjoyable!

Developing A Blended Learning Framework For Various Learning Goals

CommLab India

In recent years, a growing demand for flexibility in learning and the cost-effectiveness of technology has provided the impetus for the rise of blended learning. Self-paced e-learning modules, online documents. Providing training on the basics of a software application.

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ERP End-user Training: How to Develop a Curriculum

CommLab India

By the end of the analysis phase, you must have clear, documented answers to the following questions: Who are the learners, what are their roles, and their job characteristics? In the development phase, the courseware must be developed as per the course design document.

eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

Thankfully, eLearning comes in many different forms from basic PowerPoint modules to learning games and simulations and beyond, giving users many options to support their unique learning objectives.

Theme-based Learning for Heightened Retention: An e-Learning Perspective


By building relationships between topics, themes provide a common ground for understanding multiple topics in detail. It was becoming increasingly difficult to provide training for this group – in a manner that would suit them all.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 2: Designing a MOOC

ID Reflections

The technological affordances of social and mobile add to the ability to provide an ecosystem of continuous and pervasive learning. Moreover, providing MOOCs on mobile devices further augments interaction and networking thus increasing the participation level.

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Five Varying Learner Profiles in E-Learning


The e-course can be broken down into multiple modules and to proceed from one to another, the learner has to go through a small assessment. But if mobile learning is not a logistically viable option, important documents or learning highlights can be made downloadable within the e-course.

Why Usability is Critical in a Learning Management System


They are engaging with the content you provide and with their colleagues within the business. Everyone is frustrated by the difficulty in finding documents and other resources. The content you find may be a powerpoint document created by engineers to present a new product.

5 Ways Scenario-based Online Learning Can Pave the Way For GCP Training

CommLab India

GCP is an international moral and scientific excellence standard for the layout, behavior, performance, checking, auditing, documentation, and evaluation of clinical trials or research involving human subjects.

How do you build eLearning?

B Online Learning

Do you just open up Articulate Storyline , have a look at the content that your SME has provided and then just start building it? If you said ‘yes’ to any of those questions, you might need to stop and take a good long hard look at the way you develop your modules.

Micro Learning and Mobile

eLearning 24-7

At the high level, 10 minutes per module. The benefit is providing content/courses to learn new skills, improve upon skills enabling true retention, comprehension and synthesis. . Oh, and they retained the info, higher than those who were not provided such an opportunity.

Virtual Instructors: Almost as Good as the Real Thing

CLO Magazine

Further, VILT sessions coupled with other training elements provide a variety of learning outlets for enhanced engagement. In a virtual session, materials can be provided digitally via company intranet, email or over the virtual platform itself.

Instructional Design Tip: How to Simplify Instruction

Rapid eLearning

Don’t just review documentation or trust what the subject matter expert says. ” These are things not covered in documentation manuals. We designed some elearning modules around the parts of the machine.

10 Ways to Unleash the Power of M-learning for Sales Training – Part 2

CommLab India

In my earlier post, 10 Ways to Unleash the Power of M-learning for Sales Training – Part 1 , we have seen how podcasts, explainer videos, microlearning modules, and mobile apps can be used to impart effective training to sales reps.

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Enhance the Productivity of Your Employees with Online Training

CommLab India

The first thing he does is search the web ; he finds a few online modules on communication skills. If you can identify with this scenario, don’t wait for your employees to search for training programs; rather as a training manager, provide the right training with the help of e-learning.

Creating E-learning Videos: 5 Video Editing Tools That’ll Help

CommLab India

When you are given an option to choose a 5 minute-video or a 10 page document to learn a concept, what would you choose? This is a next level editing tool which provides cutting-edge tools and streamlined workflows.

Gamification: The Perfect Learning Solution for A Few Business Situations

CommLab India

Games are best suited to provide challenges, motivation, and feedback. The way you welcome them, provide trainings, etc., Most of them dislike it when you dump lengthy courses, bland PowerPoint presentations, or PDF documents containing the organization’s rules and policies.

Hell in a Cell Between Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9, and LectoraInspire 16

CommLab India

Animations are a great way to bring your e-learning training modules to life. We can capturescreen recordings in all three tools but High Definition output is provided by Adobe Captivate 9; Lectora also supports high definition output, with plugins (software) such as Camtasia and Snagit.