3 Basic Forms of Effective eLearning Activities

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In any eLearning program, an activity or a group of activities are necessary to provoke learning experiences. When created the right way, learning activities can help users conquer challenging learning objectives. In this article, we’ll share with you the basic three forms of eLearning activities that aid in creating memorable learning experiences – which is what effective eLearning is all about. eLearner success is your success.

The Challenges of Developing Effective Branching Scenarios

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eLearning scenarios are frequently described as having a ‘domino effect’ , because each decision takes the learner on a slightly different path, leaving them with a new set of decisions to make. Active participation in decision-making increases learner involvement, interactivity, and engagement, particularly for more ‘dry’ topics like procedural rules and safety regulations. ? The domino effect should be present throughout the branches of the scenario.

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Benefits Of Personalized eLearning – Featuring A Case Study For Instructional Designers

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One of the approaches to meet this mandate is to use a personalized eLearning approach. The Impact And Benefits Of Personalized eLearning. Personalized eLearning is customization of eLearning so that it can meet the specific needs of learners. While the concept of personalization of learning is not new and has been in existence since the 1960s, its adaptation for online training or eLearning is a recent phenomenon. Before – The Traditional eLearning Approach.

10 psychology terms every Instructional Designer should know

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Instructional Design relies heavily on educational psychology. That’s why it’s essential for eLearning professionals to have a good grasp of the basics of psychology and understand how the human mind thinks and learns. In this article, Christopher Pappas from eLearning Industry highlights 10 educational psychology terms that every Instructional Designer should know. Self-regulation: This is one of the primary components of self-guided eLearning courses.

Instructional Games and the Added Element of Fantasy

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There is often some question as to the validity of fantasy in an instructional game. Do elearning activities always have to be realistic in order to promote learning? His opinion was that “fantasy was a key element to making an instructional game motivational.”. Title: The cognitive element Description: There are several cognitive advantages to the use of fantasy in instructional games: Convert old information to form a better understanding of newer concepts.

Collaborative eLearning and Instructional Design Dos and Don’ts

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As convinced as we are about the power of social learning, not all instructional designers actually practice it. Collaborative elearning activities can provide a fresh approach to elearning. The designing of a successful and unique eLearning course requires creative instructional designers, setting appropriate learning objectives, developing effective content and making it as interactive as possible within the given time and budget.

9 Tips To Repurpose eLearning Content

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Are you about to spend valuable time and resources developing new eLearning content? Before you do, take a moment to read these 9 tips for re-purposing your existing eLearning materials. How To Repurpose eLearning Content. Repurposing eLearning materials can help you maximize your eLearning resources and reduce development time. In this article, I’ll share 9 tips to repurpose eLearning content that you already have on-hand. Instructional Design

8 Common Gamification Mistakes To Avoid

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In this article, I’ll share 8 gamification mistakes to avoid when developing gamified eLearning experiences. Effective gamification requires careful research and clear learning objectives. The learning objectives are the heart of your eLearning course. eLearning badges and points are simply ways to motivate your online learners and improve their morale. Meet with your eLearning team to identify areas for improvement in your current gamification strategy.

How to Make Sticky eLearning Content

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After all the many hours of eLearning content development and design we have done as eLearning professionals, the most important objective is to ensure our learners retain and apply what they’ve learned to memory. In this post, I want go over the Forgetting Curve, how it applies to your eLearning courses, and give some ideas to create sticky eLearning content. For example, in an article in Elearning! Image Credit – Elearning! Elearning!

The Colors of eLearning

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Here is a quick summary of each color’s psychological effect. We at eLearning Brother really like orange.). For more information read Using Color in Learning and The Psychological Effects of Color ). Build eLearning Games and eLearning Activities. eLearning Instructional Design colorColor impacts your courses and your learners. Choosing the “correct&# colors can hinder or increase the speed of learning and retention.

Making Scenarios Realistic in eLearning

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When writing feedback for eLearning activities, we can do more than tell learners whether their response was correct or incorrect. eLearning lessons teaching computer systems often include knowledge check questions that ask learners to identify which button they must click to start a particular workflow. A conversation can often solicit what you need more effectively than hoping a SME will make those suggestions during a review of your drafted materials. By Shelley A.

How To Motivate Millennials In Online Training: Top 9 Tips For eLearning Professionals

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You need to emphasize the real world applications and benefits of the online training course right from the start, so that they are able to clearly see the value of the eLearning experience. Make sure to include the real world benefits of taking the eLearning course in your description and syllabus, as well as reminding them of these benefits all throughout the eLearning course to increase their motivation. Opinion eLearning instructional design millenials

5 Reasons To Use Video in eLearning

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That’s video-conferencing, video in eLearning , and even those funny cat videos on social media. And what does this mean for eLearning ? Some prefer a combination of visual and auditory instruction, others learn best when reading, and then there are those who like to be more hands-on in the learning process. This makes video one of the most engaging eLearning tools available. Video is one of the most engaging eLearning tools available. Let’s face it.

6 Tips to Create Engaging eLearning Courses

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Engaged learners are what we are actually looking for in eLearning. In this article, I’ll share 6 tips to create engaging eLearning courses that will allow you to increase your audience’s engagement levels by using a variety of eLearning resources, techniques, and strategies. How to Create Engaging eLearning Courses: 6 Tips for eLearning Professionals. When your eLearning course fails to engage your audience , it means that it simply does not work.

Situated Cognition In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

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Context is key to creating successful eLearning experiences. In this article, I’ll shed light on the situated cognition theory, from its core principles to tips that will help you use it in your next eLearning course. Situated cognition is based on the idea that learning is most effective when it is in context. For example, if an individual needs to learn how to complete a complex task, learning by doing is more effective than simply reading out it in a manual.

Finding the Muddiest Point of your eLearning Course

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This part of your course needs to be reinforced with extra resources and activities. To retain and engage your learners, integrate an activity that helps uncover the muddiest point of the course (so far). This activity has to be social in nature to be more effective. In this article, we will describe an example of an eLearning activity that helps the instructor find the muddiest point of the course. Online Teaching Activity: Create a Video about yourself.

7 Tips To Evaluate Your Resources Before Outsourcing eLearning

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Are you getting ready to outsource your eLearning? In this article, I’ll share 7 tips to evaluate your assets before you outsource eLearning. How To Evaluate Your Resources Before Outsourcing eLearning. Outsourcing eLearning can help you save time and make effective use of your resources. Thorough evaluations improve eLearning ROI and ensure a smooth collaboration. Form An Outsourcing eLearning Prep Team.

6 Tips To Add Psychological Flow In eLearning

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It refers to the state when one is so focused and concentrated on a particular activity, that they may lose track of time. Flow is widely used in a variety of therapeutic fields, but it can also be a powerful tool in eLearning. In this article, we’ll share 6 tips on how you can integrate a psychological flow into your eLearning experiences. How To Add Psychological Flow In eLearning Experiences. Remove any distractions from your eLearning course design.

Class is over; now what? Informal learning in the workplace

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This is learning that takes place outside of the classroom or the eLearning activity. How can you make learning continue to be effective after the learner closes the browser window or leaves the classroom? Build a body of best practices for use in operational activities. Leadership Process Support informal learning instructional designWhen you’re designing learning, don’t overlook the importance of informal learning.

Applying The Hannafin-Peck Model In eLearning

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It is the ideal approach for a subject matter that is more complicated, thanks to the fact that it tackles each stage of the eLearning development process separately. In this article, I’ll delve into the basics of the Hannafin-Peck Model, so that you can decide if it’s the ideal strategy for your next eLearning course. A Guide For Applying Τhe Hannafin-Peck Model In eLearning. The second stage of the Hannafin-Peck Model is actually designing the eLearning experience.

60 Questions to Ask in a Post-training Evaluation Survey

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Feedback from learners helps to identify which activities they enjoyed most, what they struggled with and how much they feel they learned. Course evaluation forms can also help to spot areas for improvement, and measure overall training effectiveness. Did the course activities improve your knowledge and skills in the relevant subject? No survey to evaluate training effectiveness should go without at least a few of these questions about course assessments.

8 Best Practices For Designing Gamified eLearning Experiences

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How To Design Gamified eLearning Experiences. There isn’t any doubt that gamification holds a prominent place in the future of eLearning. This comes as no surprise, thanks to the fact that gamified eLearning courses boost learner engagement , increase motivation , and trigger their competitive nature. However, in order to create an effective eLearning strategy that features badges, points, and leaderboards you should follow these 8 golden rules of gamification.

7 Knowledge Retention Techniques For eLearning

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New post 7 Knowledge Retention Techniques For eLearning on Obsidian Learning. They say that knowledge is power, but it’s only powerful if your learners are able to effectively retain and recall the information when the need arises. In this article, I’ll share 7 techniques to enhance knowledge retention techniques you can take into account in your next eLearning course design. Applying Knowledge Retention Techniques In eLearning. Refresher eLearning assessments.

7 Tips To Create A Self-Paced eLearning Course

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Self-paced eLearning courses put trainees in charge of their eLearning experience. In this article, we’ll share 7 helpful tips for creating effective and engaging courses for learners who want to learn at their own pace. How To Create A Self-Paced eLearning Course. Today, accessing self-paced eLearning courses is as easy as clicking a download button or logging into a Learning Management System. But with modern technology come brand new eLearning obstacles.

Proximal VS Distal Goals In eLearning

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In this article, we’ll delve into the benefits of setting proximal vs distal goals, and share 4 eLearning goal-setting tips that every eLearning professional should know. Proximal Vs Distal Goals In eLearning: 4 Tips To Facilitate Goal-Setting. At the heart of every successful eLearning experience is a goal. As such, they are essential components of eLearning course design. 4 Tips To Facilitate Goal-Setting In eLearning.

"Learners Don't Know What They Don’t Know"

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Using micro-scenarios and story interactions allow your learners to journey through simulated real-life events that help them to relate to it and uncover the embedded learning content.Preview the vignette featured here and reflect on how micro-scenarios and story interactions effectively enable you to enhance the learning process. trainers ray jimenez scenario-based learning learners learning micro-scenarios instructional design conversations vignettes eLearning narrative

"Why Exaggeration Works in Learning"

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This vignette is very useful for eLearning sessions that require your learners’ undivided attention, especially those that deal with specific situations that need to be resolved in a timely manner. Face-to-face, eLearning or webinar, this vignette is a sure way to push your learners to the EDGE. Vignettes are captivating and highly effective learning tools that can power up your classroom training, eLearning activities and social learning communities.

eLearning Micro-Scenario - What to Do When Employees Pump Up Resumes

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Vignettes are proven effective and worthy additions to your learning programs. This vignette is very useful for eLearning sessions that require your learners’ undivided attention, especially those that deal with specific situations that need to be resolved in a timely manner. Face-to-face, eLearning or webinar, this vignette is a sure way to push your learners to the EDGE. Here’s another dose of our weekly vignette, free, as always, for you to use.

Leverage eLearning Scenarios – “Wrong Send-Bad Message” Interactive Vignette

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These short, succinct , highly effective presentations create the high-impact approach needed in your learning programs and enhance the contextual dimension of each session. This is a great vignette to use for eLearning sessions that focus on certain issues, especially those that require learners to deal with situations that demand immediate attention. Face-to-face, eLearning or webinar, this vignette is a sure way to push your learners to the EDGE.

Embedding Learning in Stories –“Lost Package” Vignette Featured

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This vignette is very useful for eLearning sessions that require your learners’ undivided attention, especially those that deal with specific situations that need to be resolved in a timely manner. Face-to-face, eLearning or webinar, this vignette is a sure way to push your learners to the EDGE. Vignettes are captivating and highly effective learning tools that can power up your classroom training, eLearning activities and social learning communities.

“I Paid More!” – Dealing with Preferential Treatment

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This weekly goal to create short, captivating and provocative vignettes is our answer to the challenge of providing you with a focused and effective learning approach and experience shared between learning professionals and learners, alike. The vignette is great to use for eLearning sessions that need to be focused and straight-to-the-point. Face-to-face, eLearning or webinar, this vignette is intended to push your learners to the EDGE.

Boring Technical eLearning Can be Engaging

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Technical information can come alive with the right approach that grabs learners' attention and keep them focused while learning its value and impacts on their jobs. __ How do you make technical eLearning content engaging and interesting? When deciding what how to create engaging elearning, interactivity and if scenario works for the content, ask yourselves this question: Does the content require an engaging method or exploration method to help learners learn?

The Ultimate Rapid eLearning Tips and Tricks Guide

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Because eLearning providers, and tools like the learning management system , have made it even more possible for instructional designers to develop and deliver engaging training programs with speed – and without advanced software skills. But rapid learning is not just great for instructional designers and trainers. These are then converted into more engaging eLearning activities and elements. This is where eLearning techniques have come to play a major role.

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Are Trainers Still Needed?

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We’ve always felt, thought and convinced ourselves that we control learning because we instruct and teach knowledge. This vignette is very useful for eLearning sessions that require your learners’ undivided attention, especially those that deal with specific situations that need to be resolved in a timely manner. Face-to-face, eLearning or webinar, this vignette is a sure way to push your learners to the EDGE.

"SMACK THE LEARNER ON THE FACE" - Learning from failures - best learning ever

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This vignette is very useful for eLearning sessions that require your learners’ undivided attention, especially those that deal with specific situations that need to be resolved in a timely manner. Face-to-face, eLearning or webinar, this vignette is a sure way to push your learners to the EDGE. Vignettes are captivating and highly effective learning tools that can power up your classroom training, eLearning activities and social learning communities.