Three Guidelines for Meaningful Microlearning
MARCH 28, 2017
By ELLEN BURNS-JOHNSON, Instructional Designer / @ELLENBJOHNSON L ast week, my Studio Executive and I visited a client in California. The meeting went well, so to celebrate, she and I went out for tapas. microlearning microlearning examples
Curated Insights: Writing Good Questions
MARCH 24, 2017
Can you write a good multiple choice question? After all, this is a foundational skill for a modern L&D pro, especially in large organizations that use a lot of online content. Unfortunately, it sounds a lot easier than it is.
9 Tips To Maximize Employee Involvement In Online Training Development
MARCH 14, 2017
Employees are the ones who have to take your online training. So, it’s only fitting that they have a direct say in your online training initiatives. This article explores 9 ways that you can maximize employee involvement in online training development.
Don't Bog Down Your Learners' Cognitive Load
MARCH 7, 2017
When designing learning for virtual classrooms or a blended learning program, one of your primary missions is to capture and maintain the attention of your learners. This can be challenging in a space that is still new to many learners.
Media Options for Conversation-Driven eLearning
MARCH 1, 2017
Rather than delivering eLearning content as a lecture, you can explain it through conversations. While more resource-intensive multimedia may be desired, you have a range of options with this technique. It’s possible to use conversations even with a low budget.
No One Left Behind: Driving Performance within a Deskless Workforce
MARCH 31, 2017
If there is one thing we’ve learned, it is that a single decision by an employee can make a huge impact on the organization (positive or negative).
What Does an eLearning Consultant Do?
MARCH 16, 2017
You probably see the job title bouncing around, but what does an eLearning consultant actually do? In this article we'll find out. One of my colleagues once wrote an excellent article about the role of an instructional designer and I wanted to write something similar about my role.
A Brilliant PowerPoint Tip for Enhanced Custom Graphics
MARCH 8, 2017
Those of you who are familiar with PowerPoint know that it can support and allow for the creation of some amazing graphical content. The only draw back is that you don’t have complete control over every aspect of the graphic as compared to software programs such as Adobe Illustrator.
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Authoring Tool Trends for 2017
MARCH 1, 2017
The authoring tool industry continues to evolve. Adapt? Yes in some cases, no in other cases. If you are inquiring adoption across all learning tech capabilities and consumer demand (from the consumer marketplace and learners), then the answer is half yes and half no. .
MadCap Flare: Plenty of Style
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
MARCH 8, 2017
by Neil Perlin. MadCap Flare has some of the most powerful style features in the online authoring world. However, However, working with styles can seem confusing due to some seemingly odd behavior.
Do You Need a Villain in a Learning Story?
MARCH 14, 2017
I recently attended an interesting webinar by Joe Ganci on how to use science fiction to improve eLearning. In the presentation, Joe talked about elements of storytelling common to science fiction and how to incorporate those aspects for better stories in elearning.
Reflecting on Learning Solutions 2017
MARCH 29, 2017
Axonify was literally EVERYWHERE during the Learning Solutions 2017 Conference! Our team hosted 6 sessions, including a rousing game of The Family Feud—L&D Edition. We had great conversations with some amazing L&D practitioners at the expo. Heck, we were even the wifi password!
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.
Become the Google of Learning in 6 Steps
MARCH 28, 2017
BYTE Session Recap. As we start to build our relationship with our learners, we want to ensure they turn to us and our resources when they encounter a challenge or have a question on the job. How do we do that?
Presentation: The Difference Between Good and Super eLearning Courses
MARCH 3, 2017
In the classic-rock-laden animated comedy Megamind, the title character (an ineffectual super-villain voiced by Will Ferrel) makes an astute observation about what it takes to differentiate yourself from the herd: Megamind: You’re a villain alright, just not a super-one.
Bloom’s Taxonomy and Learning Games
MARCH 15, 2017
You have a clear business problem, a related instructional goal, and a desire to incorporate learning games to help you achieve your instructional goal. But which games are best? To answer the question, focus on crafting relevant learning objectives.
MARCH 6, 2017
Something struck me during this year’s Virtual Reality Working Out Loud Week. Billed as an event for “anyone who is working with or experimenting with virtual reality, whether that be at home, at school or at work”, this was the second time I had run it.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.
What I Learned at LSCon
MARCH 30, 2017
I had a great experience at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions Conference last week. The days were long, but the time was really valuable. My own session on Avoiding Voice Over Script Pitfalls went very well. I had a very active, engaged audience. We even had a voice over artist and an editor attending, which was perfect for my session. I’ve had some requests to give a virtual version of my session, so stay tuned for that.
You need to change the way you view training if you want to measure the impact of learning
MARCH 3, 2017
This past week Carol lead a webinar hosted by Training Industry on “How to Measure the Impact of Learning” and, once again, she hit it right out of the park.
Learning Design Insights
MARCH 7, 2017
I attended a recent Meetup of the Bay Area Learning Design & Technology, and it led to some insights. As context, this is a group that meets in the evening maybe once or every other month or so. It’s composed of students or new graduates as well as experienced-practitioners.
3 Ways eLearning Infographics Can Increase Engagement
MARCH 13, 2017
One of the greatest blessings of the modern world is the Internet. It really is a game changer that we are able to communicate with so many people with such ease. One thing that comes with that immediacy and sheer volume that the web brings is a sense of choice overload.
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Gamification vs Game-Based Learning: What’s the Difference?
MARCH 21, 2017
Every year, the NCAA invites people from all over the world to participate in one of college sports greatest spectacles: March Madness. If you are reading this from the United States, chances are high that you have filled out a NCAA men’s basketball bracket before.
Virtual Reality in Corporate Training
MARCH 27, 2017
Earlier this year while visiting the Learning Technologies show in London, one thing that stood out for me was the advent of virtual reality (VR) on the corporate training scene. At least five different vendors on the exhibition floor had VR headsets to showcase their VR work in the training domain. Reconfirming the trend, the […]. eLearning augmented reality types of vr solutions use of vr Virtual reality virtual reality in corporate training
Instructional Design is Not Dead!
MARCH 23, 2017
Despite rumors to the contrary, Instructional Design is not dead. . You may have noticed the many articles and blog posts stating that instructional design is dead, and by extension, so is the role of Instructional Designer.
The Learning Styles Myth
MARCH 22, 2017
Some time ago, a colleague of mine wrote a blog called Learning Myths: Debunked , in which he stated that learning styles is a myth. Having obtained a degree in Elementary Education, I was shocked and still skeptical that learning styles was indeed a myth.
The complete eLearning journey
As an eLearning designer wouldn’t it be great if you could take charge of your eLearning environment right from storyboarding your ideas to generating responsive eLearning courses to being able to effectively deploy and track your learners’ performance?