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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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.

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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.

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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.

10 Reasons Corporate Organizations Should Have A Cloud-Based LMS

Ed App

When learners can develop their skills when it is most convenient for them, learning is improved. In fact, microlearning and mobile learning complement each other, whereby one cannot function effectively without the other. Thus, information can share gigabytes of data without worrying about file size or drive space. When learners learn according to their own interests, needs and skills, learning is learner-centric and of a better quality.

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. 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.

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.

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. In the end, you’ll be able to create effective video content that helps people learn new skills or gain new knowledge.

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. More effective.

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. It is one of the effective point helpful in promotion.

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.

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.

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. Manifest File.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Little Known Ways to Create Your Own Graphics Using PowerPoint - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

If you follow Sweller’s cognitive load theory , then you understand that the graphics in your elearning course are very important and play a large role in its effectiveness. Option 1: Stick with your skills and draw your own graphics. However, there is a very slight possibility that many in your organization will not appreciate your graphic art skills. Upload the file using a tool like [link] then email it to yourself. The Rapid Elearning Blog.