The Effectiveness of Learning – Design by Respect

Learning Cafe

This post follows on from The Effectiveness of Learning – A case to bury “TNA” One of the important issues that tends to get lost by developers in the excitement of creating e-learning content is some reflection on the design from a user (learner) perspective. Consider the level of English language skills the learners may have. File sizes may need to be kept small due to low-bandwidth in rural areas. Effective Learning design Effectiveness respect

The Effectiveness of Learning – Design by Respect

Learning Cafe

This post follows on from The Effectiveness of Learning – A case to bury “TNA” One of the important issues that tends to get lost by developers in the excitement of creating e-learning content is some reflection on the design from a user (learner) perspective. Consider the level of English language skills the learners may have. File sizes may need to be kept small due to low-bandwidth in rural areas.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points

Learning Visions

Effective design using PPT as a tool. Organize: outlines headings graphics structure text (compare/contrast, cause/effect, classification order/sequence) Integrate: illustrations with captions animation with narration worked-out examples elaborative questions Take all of the info and make better sense of it for the learner. “Effective design is done when there’s nothing left to take out.&# [not that you’ve found a way to put more stuff in.]

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Using Video in eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Video is really taking off in the eLearning world and can add to the effectiveness of content. Each one of the steps above takes various technical skills. A big challenge when using video is to keep a high-level of quality but not have the files size too big. However, when using video there are many things to think about. Typical steps to get video into an online course: Script the video on paper. Record (sound and audio). Compress/Render.

5 Best Practices of creating an eLearning Video


While some experts can use videos to create engaging e-learning effectively, some aren’t so good at it. Below are the e-learning video best practices to assist educators in developing effective and engaging training. Structure your information into bite-sized chunks. To achieve an effective learning program with videos, you should consider segmenting your video content into bite-sized chunks that can easily get absorbed.

Outstart’s ForceTen: Tips on using the e-learning authoring tool

Bottom-Line Performance

For this course on facilitation skills, we wanted to explain the differences in facilitating a course in several different countries. One issue we faced was the file size: they had to be small enough to fit the 20 MB limit of ForceTen. The lesson here = we can still add video (and a lot of the other “flashy&# stuff we currently use), but have to think of creative workarounds to get the same desired effect. What is “Outstart’s ForceTen?&#.

Free E-Learning & PowerPoint Template

Rapid eLearning

And each interactive element potentially increases your file size significantly. In PowerPoint to create a similar effect would require a slide for each module. Get hired: Job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs (updated weekly) Participate: Weekly challenges to sharpen your skills and show off what you’ve done. A few weeks ago I shared an elearning example I created for an elearning workshop.

E-learning to M-learning: Are You Ready for the Big Switch?

CommLab India

It could even be a training to upgrade skills recommended by a manager. Keep the content crisp, and bite-sized. It could be the small screen size of the mobile device, the limited battery life, bandwidth issues, and data security. Small Screen Size – Use responsive design to design an m-learning course that automatically adapts itself to different browsers, screen sizes and resolutions.

Your next employee training techniques are on this list!(Part 1)


The early ‘80s introduced approaches like hands-on learning, making employee learning and development more effective and relevant. Instructor-led training banks on the idea that learning is most effective when it is facilitated by a subject matter expert. It also greatly considers interaction between learner and facilitator as another way of learning effectively. The quality of learning greatly depends on the instructor skill. When is classroom training most effective?

10 advantages of microlearning

Ed App

Microlearning is when lessons are distilled into easily-absorbed bite-sized chunks. The improved effectiveness also enables better outcomes which in turn boosts productivity; providing better value too. Small file sizes mean microlessons can easily be distributed, potentially globally, via the cloud (often using apps) to learners’ own mobile devices. Leveraging such skills also makes employees feel valued (which is essential for staff retention ).

Complete Guide To Promote Your YouTube Video


It is highly unlikely that viewers will use symbols like “ © ®” to look for a file. Instead of naming your file “final_video.mp4” or “final_video.avi”, make sure that you rename the video including the same keywords. The file name will be an indicator for search engines describing the contents of your file. It is one of the effective point helpful in promotion. To skillfully promote your video, you need to have a custom thumbnail.

7 Examples Of Responsive eLearning Design For Higher Engagement And A Better Learning Experience

EI Design

When you want to push learners to face challenges and upgrade their skills. You need to optimize the file sizes so that there is no challenge of loading. Effective learning interactions hold the key to a successful and sticky learning experiences. Of late, there is a big buzz on Responsive eLearning designs vs older Adaptive eLearning designs.

How to Make Animated Gifs from Video

Rapid eLearning

Just run the.EXE file. Animated.gifs can become very large files. The more visual information on the screen, the larger the file size. And if the file is too large, it’ll take too long to download and ruin the effect and experience. The key is not to have a massive file. The more you record, the larger the file. I usually do a basic edit and then save the file to see how large it is.

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mLearning Content Types - Level 5: Courseware

mLearning Trends

The learning experience may feel “smaller” and more intimate, but the ability to package, deliver and track compelling content designed with effective pedagogical structure is truly coming of age when the proper tools, devices and methods are applied to mlearning. The CellCast Solution facilitates the use of animations, transitions and embedded audio in the presentations which, if used effectively, can deliver a highly engaging learning experience.

ScobleShow: Joe Kraus of Jotspot and vlogging key learnings

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

The main thing is that this would have been a lot more effective as a podcast.sans video. If you don't have compelling images or creative editing skills then simply stick with audio. Video makes for a HUGE file size even if it is streaming, so make it worth the wait. On my flight to San Francisco I watched the ScobleShow for the first time on my iPod.

LearnTrends Audacity and More - Best of eLearning Learning September 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

What Makes Online Learning Effective? get the file size you want … - Adobe Captivate Blog , September 11, 2009. 21st-century skills: Downes’s OS for the mind , September 30, 2009. Multitrack audio and creating MP3 podcast files: Podcasting for E-Learning , September 21, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. September 2009. Upcoming Free eLearning Webinars. Metrics for the Modern CLO: How to Measure Formal and Informal Learning. Thursday, October 08, 2009.

5 Simple Ways to Get Started with E-Learning Development - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

Here are five tips that will help you gain experience and develop the skills to build elearning courses that you can be proud of. Create a simple 10 slide PowerPoint file. Replicating good elearning courses helps me think through the project design, which in turn develops the skills I need. You might not always succeed, but you’ll learn a lot and you’ll really expand your skills. technology to increase your skills. The Rapid Elearning Blog.

Video Statistics, Habits, and Trends You Need To Know [New Research]

TechSmith Camtasia

The problem is many companies struggle with how to create and deliver engaging and effective instructional videos that viewers will actually watch. How to create videos that are effective and that get watched Why video keeps rising How to find and know your audience How long should you make your videos How to optimize video for search (SEO) Why people stop watching videos (and how you can avoid it) What is the best way to create videos for an international audience?

10 Best and Worst Types of Microlearning

Ed App

There are various types of microlearning with some forms being considerably older or more effective than others. It’s underused in the world of L&D but it’s effective and a webpage full of them is likely to be returned to many times over. Just note to watch files sizes as while Imgur’s newer gifv format has a lower file-size it’s still fundamentally mp4 video in a different software ‘wrapper.’

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Top five tips for creating effective interactions - Spicy Learning , June 14, 2010 Interactions pose a dilemma to all instructional designers. While they can be fun, visually exciting and effective, they can also require a lot of development and be difficult to create. It’s worth taking the time to get your approach to interactions right because they’re key to making e-learning effective. Best of eLearning Learning. June 2010. Another great month for eLearning content.

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The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms


It’s a five-phase framework that instructional designers use; a guideline for building effective training and learning support tools. One benefit of a cloud LMS is that it’s quicker and more cost-effective to install than self-hosted learning solutions. In LearnUpon, a content library is a repository of reusable content, like videos, documents, question pools, SCORM and xAPI (Tin Can) files, from which a course can be created. Manifest File. Skill Gap Analysis.

Notes from DevLearn and the Adobe Learning Summit

Steve Howard

Hopefully you, my brave reader, can get similar value from my scribblings, but I make no apology for the size or the content of this blog post. Light – only a small (less than 100k) addition to the overall Captivate movie size. • AVI etc also easy, but usually much bigger file size. • Use sparingly for effect. • @rebecka7: I keep hearing over & over again…get your course/training RIGHT ENOUGH for your deadline and then improve. • [link] Articulate showcases.