Anatomy of an eLearning Lesson: Merrill’s First Principles

Integrated Learnings

Both models provide sound structure for developing effective eLearning. This post mimics the earlier one about Gagne’s nine events of instruction by first defining the parts of Merrill’s model, and then applying it to a short eLearning lesson. By Shelley A. Gable.

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ASTD ICE Conference Recap, Lessons Learned and Random Events

Kapp Notes

In a workshop we called “Play to Learn-Designing Effective Learning Games.” The idea…to allow participants to experience games and to derive lessons from the development of other games. Lesson Learned. Lessons Learned.

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Designing Effective Learning Experiences

Interactive Services

Designing effective learning experiences is both an art and a science that incorporates a number of strategies, including: Empathizing with learners’ challenges. Once you identify the gaps your learners are grappling with, design a solution that effectively addresses those gaps.

Training Lessons from Seinfeld: Lesson #3 – Do the Opposite


Training Lesson: Do the Opposite! These two images are very similar, but notice how the black-and-white treatment draws your attention and connects you to the message much more effectively than the first? Try: Pre-course knowledge check exercises.

Effective Learning Strategies Are Never “One Size Fits All”


Join us April 19 to discover how to create effective personalized learning experiences and how Docebo’s Pages helps you bring them to life. Personalized training helps organizations make training more effective and efficient.

5 Lessons Learned from 16 Years in Leadership Development


When I started working in corporate learning and development 16 years ago, a few trends were predicted to be inevitable: The classroom would become obsolete Most lessons would be taught online Professors would be replaced by e-learning Today, not all of these predictions have come true.

10 mLearning Lessons I Learned from reading Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski [Book Review]

mLearning Revolution

The Mobile Effect. Lesson 2: We are just getting started with mobile and mLearning — Despite all the advances we have already made in mobile in a fairly short period of time, ask anyone in the field and they will tell you we are just barely scratching the surface of what’s to come.

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How Social Media is Effective for E-Learning

Your Training Edge

For someone who’d like to learn how to bake a cake, for example, you can search YouTube and choose from varied lessons on how to make a delicious cake. Twitter is an effective tool to get feedback from.

Lessons from our HeforShe Roundtable


That’s not a particularly helpful exercise. They did this exercise at the roundtable. “I For whatever reason, we haven’t made that case effectively.”. The post Lessons from our HeforShe Roundtable appeared first on Everwise. Achieving gender parity in the workplace has never been a simple goal. The obstacles to true equality are abundant. It seems that every time humanity manages to scale one, more pop up on the horizon.

Video lessons

Jay Cross

I felt the advent of the economic cataclysm in my gut, not through rigorous intellectual exercise. Early this year I decided to learn how to create effective video. You will be able to tell that my tutor hasn’t gotten to the lesson on editing yet.)

7 Best Practices for Effective Custom eLearning Content Development

Obsidian Learning

To effectively address the competency requirements, determine the appropriate delivery methods for the content. It may make sense to have one topic explained in a video, another through a game or exercise, and more information provided through a few quick micro learning modules.

How to Create and Deliver Cost Effective Remote Training


And remote training is the most cost-effective solution to train your global workforce. Organizations are branching out and still manage to stay in constant touch with their employees, ensuring that effective communication takes place among all the team members.

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Comic Books and eLearning: Lessons from Scott McCloud’s “Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art”

Convergence Training

And we also promised that the second article would focus on some lessons from comic book design that we can apply to the design of eLearning other forms of learning. Review of the Definition and Lessons. Conclusion: Lessons on Visual Communication from Comic Books for eLearning Design.

How Do Competitions help in Exposing Talent

Origin Learning

Unearthing hidden talents in an organization can be a challenging exercise. As you read, you will not only nod your head but also appreciate the not so directly visible learning lessons that are possible. Simple affordable materials effectively used.

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The RETAIN Model for Creating Effective Courses


This term immediately converts your lesson into a game! It’s amazing how time and effort effective, teaching becomes when eLearning environments use the correct images and multimedia. Crossing over from the Traditional An effective strategy to ensure transfer is to provide opportunity for reflection, summarizing key facts and recalling information. This is developed using reinforcement exercises like Matching, True or False, Sequence and decision making.

Online Tutoring: One Has to Understand its Benefits and Effects


A good exercise of virtual or online tutoring nowadays requires not only knowing the subject of the course who’s tutoring is carried out. In short, those contribute to the teachers being train online effectively and promote continuous training.

The RETAIN Model for Creating Effective Courses


This term immediately converts your lesson into a game! It’s amazing how time and effort effective, teaching becomes when eLearning environments use the correct images and multimedia.

Sharing Economy And The Effectiveness Of Training


Though the actual repercussions of that exercise was perceived only a few years later, it is generally considered as the fountainhead for the open source movement. With that little history lesson behind us, let’s fast forward a couple of years. Birth of Open Source Learning.

Sharing Economy And The Effectiveness Of Training


Though the actual repercussions of that exercise was perceived only a few years later, it is generally considered as the fountainhead for the open source movement. With that little history lesson behind us, let’s fast forward a couple of years. Birth of Open Source Learning.

Do Your eLearning Lessons Appeal to a Variety of Learning Styles?

Integrated Learnings

Since everyone's brains are wired differently (which explains the great variety of personality types among those we know), training must appeal to a variety of learning styles in order to be effective for varied audiences. In the table below, I've defined each of the modalities and suggested how each can be incorporated into an eLearning lesson. eLearning lesson), social media, humor. Branching, problem-solving exercises, non-linear simulations. By Shelley A. Gable.

How To Write Effective Learning Objectives To Support Your Blended Learning Strategy

Obsidian Learning

Here, we will give you a 4-step guide to writing effective and powerful learning objectives to support your blended learning program. Set Measurable, Specific Task- Or Lesson-Level Objectives. Let’s take our course objective, “Effectively handle HR issues for your team”.

Blend East and West for Effective Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

To develop effective leaders, learning leaders must not only understand those differences, they must respect them. There are six key dynamics to confront to build effective learning in Asia: Leadership philosophy.

Improve Learning Effectiveness with Mobile and Microlearning Synergy


And we need two things in order to be able to do that effectively: the content that is actually relevant to our job function, and the platform that enables us to absorb that content and apply it effectively. Right in line with the 70:20:10 philosophy that submits effective learning has three essential components -- namely, experiential, social, and traditional (i.e. That’s only one way of providing microlearning content effectively.

Lessons Learned from the Past Year

Breakthrough eLearning

It is inefficient, not always effective, and wasteful of developers' and learners' time to have courses on every conceivable topic. The ASTD Learning Circuits Blog (moderated by Tony Karrer) poses a monthly "Big Question" and asks learning professionals to share their insights on key topics.

7 lessons how to use social media in an event with social media beginners

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

The evaluation was quite positive about the effect of using social media. the exception was the twitter wall- people not on twitter didn't really get it and I can't help sympathizing with them) From the experience and various sources I've collected I can distill seven important lessons: Use social media to find and connect your event to existing (online) communities. Last week I was part of a polling exercise which used small devices and a laser reader.

How To Effectively Design and Deliver Your eLearning Courses

Ed App

Effective design and delivery of eLearning courses is a process of which requires careful analysis and planning, content curation and organization, as well as systematic delivery and proper evaluation. Analyzing the needs and preferences of your target audience lets designers determine the best learning strategy to use in their courses, as well as determining which eLearning tools and elements will prove more effective than the others.

7 Instructional design principles for professors and teachers looking to create effective eLearning modules


As teachers and professors, was today begin incorporating eLearning as a key part of their curriculum, what are the instructional design principles they must keep in mind to make learning most effective?

A List of Brain-based Strategies to Create Effective eLearning

SHIFT eLearning

There is a simple way to design effective eLearning courses about any subject: brain-based learning. Therefore, the most effective eLearning courses repeat information through a variety of ways such as video, images, charts, before and after modules and graphic organizers.

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Using Intuitive and Deliberate Learning in Story Lessons - Tip #150

Vignettes Learning

You’ll find several tips in this blog alone citing many studies affirming the effectiveness of stories in helping people learn. Add a deep dive exercise to challenge them to think critically of the right actions to take, making Systems 2 work for the learner.

Microlearning – 4 Success Stories of Its Effective Use

CommLab India

So, here are 4 success stories of the effective use of microlearning for different training programs in different industries. Through this initiative, she also aimed to help people stay fit , combining Dance and Exercise – Dancercise.

3 Ways to Make Mandatory Training Less Mandatory, More Effective


Videos can inject some fun and teach a lesson. What’s the most sure-fire way to ensure people do not learn anything from a training program? Send an email announcement with a “MANDATORY TRAINING Next Week&# subject line.

The ADDIE Instructional Design Model

DigitalChalk eLearning

It represents a guideline for building effective training and performance support tools in five phases. The Instructional Design process deals with learning objectives, assessment instruments, exercises, content, subject matter analysis, lesson planning, and media selection.


How To Develop Content That Engages, Leads & Inspires?


While we learn something new every day, some of it fades off with time while lessons that truly make an impact, stay with us forever. Fill in the blank or True/False exercises are great as they kindle memory in learners.

The Secret to Beating the Forgetting Curve


Is it better to binge on new lessons, or to learn incrementally over time? For content creators, this means you can help your learners retain your lessons through the following reinforcement tactics.

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Using Your E-book to Create an Online Course


You first need to take the information in your e-book and organize it into lessons. Specifically, you must decide how much information each lesson should have in the online course and how detailed it should be by making a prioritized list of key points you want emphasized in the course.

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