5 Simple and Effective eLearning Interactions

Bottom-Line Performance

Why invest in eLearning courses instead of “flat” media like powerpoints and webinars? The interactivity, of course. Besides the obvious benefits of reduced costs and a virtual training environment, eLearning allows learners to practice new skills and concepts safely through a variety of interactions. The resulting list of five eLearning interactions is a great starting point for structuring content that really helps change attitudes and behaviors.

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Experiencing eLearning

In this post, I share links on spaced learning, marketing, networking, free tools and images, and L&D skills. Sparks Tool for creating automated spaced learning with options for nudges in multiple platforms. Marketing YOUR Freelance eLearning Business – YouTube Ant Pugh on all the marketing tactics he tried when he started freelancing. Free tools and images. Enroll in the eLearning Freelancer Bootcamp by 4/10.

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How Essential are Learning Interactions to eLearning?

Raptivity

In a face-to-face training, the instructor/trainer interacts directly with learners and ensures that they are tied up in the course. However it’s altogether a different ball game for self-paced eLearning and online courses, which lack human touch. I think, interactivity and interactions can play an important role there. Interactivity is said to create a meaningful interchange between the learner and the course, through which active learning takes place.

Aligning eLearning Levels of Interactivity with Articulate 360

B Online Learning

They say for eLearning to be engaging, it needs to be interactive. Interactivity is the key that keeps the learner’s interest, and assists them in embedding new knowledge once they have completed a learning module. So how much interactivity do you require for your content? How interactive your module needs to be, comes down to the definition questions you asked prior to entering into the development phase of your module. Level 1 – Passive Interaction.

Tool of the month: interactive video

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

This time the tool of the month is not one but no fewer than five tools. I co-organized a meetup about interactive video in the Netherlands. My own experience with interactive video had been adding questions to videos with the help of Zaption (which no longer exists) and Edpuzzle. However, the meetup opened up a whole new world of interactive video. In this blog I share the 5 tools that were central to the meetup, with examples. What is interactive video?

8 Advantages of Hiring an eLearning Consultant

KnowledgeAnywhere

Hiring a skilled eLearning consultant is an alternative approach that can save your business time and money in the long run. Although hiring an eLearning consultant may cost you more at the onset of the project, you will quickly come to find that it was well worth the investment when you see the outcome of the virtual training courses produced. Here are eight advantages of hiring an eLearning specialist over doing it on your own.

Implementing Successful Training in the Consulting Industry

Ed App

The Consulting industry is constantly changing and shifting in nature, which is why it is essential to implement a successful training strategy for your employees. Unexpected events, such as the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009, can have detrimental impacts on the Consulting industry, whereby firms must be resilient and agile to cope with these shocks. A method of training that provides this opportunity to consulting firms is the practice of microlearning.

Best Workplace eLearning Providers

Roundtable Learning

In doing so, you’re going to research different workplace eLearning providers to find the one that best fits your needs. Read More: Custom eLearning Content For Workplace Development. That’s why we have compiled a list of custom and off-the-shelf eLearning providers for you to consider.

eLearning Authoring Tool Must-Haves!

360 Training

All prepared to kick-start your elearning journey? With so many elearning authoring tools available, choosing the right tool can be a daunting task. Ideally, a course authoring tool should have a simple learning curve. The functions should be simple, logical, and self-explanatory, allowing online course developers to create engaging and interactive online training without any confusion. Does it support interactivity and a wide range of experiences?

eLearning Predictions 2015

Web Courseworks

The arrival of a new year means we have new eLearning predictions to reveal! Before we unpack all five of our latest industry predictions, I want to take a moment to recap our past eLearning predictions from 2013 and 2014. What all that said, here are our eLearning predictions for 2015. Moreover, these tools create an avenue for better patient (or end-user) education as well. DIY eLearning will Reveal the Value of Professional Course Design.

Convert Training to Online

Experiencing eLearning

Determine the format of the course (self-paced elearning, blended, virtual training, etc.). eLearning. Converting training to self-paced elearning cuts the time in half. . That’s 30 hours of content, which converts to 15 hours of self-paced elearning. If you’re really looking at converting a full week of classroom training, you might not really want 15 hours of elearning. That gives me about 10 hours of self-paced elearning (20 hours divided in half).

Surprising ELearning Survey Results

LearnDash

Companies looking to get into elearning may find themselves at a loss at how to get started. There are many ways to go about implementing a corporate elearning program, so you will want to make sure that you do it properly to maximize its effectiveness. However, before even beginning a corporate elearning plan, it is probably a good idea to do a little market research so as to best plan the strategy going forward. elearning

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Immersing Learners in Engaging eLearning Assessments

eLearning Brothers

For many workplaces, the educational argument for integrating authentic assessments into their eLearning experiences is powerful. They also are known for being valuable tools for learners to evaluate and improve their own performance. Provides appropriate opportunities for learners to rehearse, practice, consult resources, get feedback on, and refine performances and products. Which authentic assessment method is most suitable the goals of your eLearning experience?

7 Tips To Evaluate Your Resources Before Outsourcing eLearning

Infopro Learning

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. Analyze The Effectiveness Of Existing Tools.

10 eLearning gamification examples

Ed App

Integrating gamification into everyday online learning (eLearning) keeps people more engaged, curious, and motivated. By combining gamification elements with eLearning, you create a fun, convenient, and inclusive learning experience.

Multi-Device Elearning: Responsive eLearning Design or Adaptive – What’s the Best Choice?

Adobe Captivate

With the rise of mobile devices and varied screen sizes, Responsive eLearning has become quite essential to create multi-device eLearning or mobile learning. It enables learners to access the eLearning courses from their preferred devices. As eLearning designers, we need to develop eLearning content such that it works swiftly and smoothly on every device. Responsive eLearning Design Vs Adaptive eLearning Design.

eLearning: xAPI is Geek Free and Ready to Go

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Megan Torrance      In my  previous xAPI article  I pointed to the emergence of "geek-free tools and platforms" as the hallmark that xAPI is beginning to achieve main-stream status.   In the early Forming and Storming days of xAPI, there were no off-the-shelf tools that supported it. Not a month goes by that I don't talk with another learning tool provider about getting on the xAPI bandwagon. eLearning xAPI

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DEEPER ELEARNING DESIGN: PART 2 – PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

Learnnovators

This is the second post in a series of six that covers Deeper eLearning. It is particularly focused on eLearning, but almost all of what is mentioned also applies to face-to-face or virtual instruction. For instance in learning, to diagnose trouble in a system, you might have obvious things first, and then gradually build up to multiple interacting problems. This might seem like a lot of practice, but it is one area where most eLearning has fallen short.

Should I Use an eLearning Vendor or a Freelancer?

ThinkingKap Solutions

A while back we wrote an article on finding the right eLearning partner. The question “which is better, eLearning vendor or a freelancer?” What’s the difference between an eLearning vendor and a freelancer? There’s a lot of pressure on instructional designers these days to know the various development tools. But everyone I’ve talked to says they know [insert eLearning development tool here]. Consulting

How to Assemble the Perfect eLearning Team

ThinkingKap Solutions

For anyone who has not worked on a significant sized eLearning project, all the moving pieces can make it feel like a Rube Goldberg machine. Creating the perfect eLearning team that works best for you really depends on your staffing, structure, and bandwidth. There are at least 8 different roles that need to be performed on a typical eLearning project. As you consider your eLearning team, you need to determine where these skills are going to come from. Consulting

Training a Remote Workforce via eLearning: Challenges and Options

ScholarLMS

With remote work becoming increasingly preferable and popular , eLearning initiatives may well be a more structured and systematic way to train a virtual employee base, especially one that is bound to grow. Training a Remote Workforce Via eLearning: Key Challenges.

Double Your eLearning Return on Investment

eLearning Architect

My seminar was called ‘How to Double your eLearning Return on Investment’ - and following a lively seminar with lots of questions, I wanted to share some highlights. The last time I presented at Learning Technologies was three years ago - whilst still being responsible for delivering an eLearning program within a huge, global organisation. Running my own eLearning consultancy has certainly been an eye-opener and provided me with a steep learning curve.

The Mobile eLearning Express: A Brief History of Distance Courses

eLearning Brothers

Instructional Designer, eLearning Consultant, Feature & Technical Writer. Starting with a solid, well thought out course design process, can bring the freedom and creativity to integrate many tools that combine the traditional distance learning environment with social networking, interactivity, multimedia, gamification and skill based learning for all learners. Mobile eLearning opens a treasure chest of capturing micro learning reinforcement opportunities.

Start this 2019 by the hand of the Top eLearning Companies in India

Paradiso

The Top eLearning companies in India are ready to receive 2019 with new versions of their products and releases of new specialized services for companies that are interested in increasing their workforce and training capacity. We have prepared this list with the companies that we think, are the better options to look for training , content , development , IT solutions or eLearning matters in India. Top eLearning companies in India.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designer as Consultant?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, February 08, 2008 Instructional Designer as Consultant? With the rise of rapid eLearning tools and the ease with which virtually anyone can now create a course, whats changing for the instructional designer? — Patti Shank , President, Learning Peaks LLC, USA Instructional Designer as Consultant Are we seeing this happen?

What Should You Look for in an eLearning Designer?

eLearning Brothers

There are eLearning designers who can create some amazing courses and learning content. But if you’re in the market to hire an eLearning designer, don’t be focused on just the “bells and whistles.” The best eLearning designers are not only masters of technology and design, they’re also skilled at partnering and collaborating with others in order to build highly interactive, engaging, and effective training solutions. An eLearning course isn’t built in a vacuum.

40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

The book includes practical tips on working with SMEs and avoiding interactivity and multimedia for the sake of being flashy. The design models in chapter 4 are probably familiar to many with experience in the field, but very helpful to beginners who want to do more than just the same type of course and interaction for every situation. eLearning. All of Allen’s books are focused on helping people design e-learning that is interactive, engaging, and useful.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

This “Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning” provides practical steps for ensuring your online training fosters a welcoming experience for all of your learners, whether they are team members, clients, or the public. . Not to put too fine a point on it, but you need to ensure that the elearning (or online training, or web-based training) that your organization creates is accessible—that is, usable by people who have disabilities. What Is Elearning?

What can Hollywood teach you about making your Elearning AWESOME?

eLearning Brothers

What can Hollywood teach you about making your eLearning AWESOME? My wife has benefited from this most as I consult the Hair/Makeup & Wardrobe departments for gift ideas. Now with the proliferation of digital cinema and insanely capable special effects and CGI tools, filmmakers can create anything on screen with a robust computer and plenty of time and tech skills. By now you may be asking yourself, “What does any of this have to do with eLearning?”

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What It Takes To Become A Top eLearning Content Development Company

Adobe Captivate

In this article, I outline 7 aspects that helped us get nominated for eLearning Industry’s Top 10 eLearning companies for 2018 (for the 4th consecutive time) and strike Gold. 7 Aspects That Helped EI Design Reach The Top Position Among eLearning Content Development Companies For 2018. In this article, I touch upon 7 aspects that have helped us reach the top position among eLearning Content Development Companies in 2018 – Gold winner award. Tools for online review.

Fundamentals of Good eLearning Scenarios

360 Training

Top-rated instructors strive to create useful and engaging online training to help learners get the most out of their elearning and help them apply the knowledge in practical life. eLearning scenarios are an excellent way to engage learners, promote their decision making skills, and to help them apply the acquired knowledge through practice. Motivational : eLearning scenarios should be motivating and closely linked with the learning objectives of the course.

MICHAEL ALLEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ALLEN (CEO and Chairman, Allen Interactions Inc.). Michael Allen, the CEO of Allen Interactions, is known for pioneering multimedia learning technologies, interactive instructional paradigms, and rapid-prototyping processes—bringing each forward into leading corporate enterprises. He was the founder and CEO of Authorware, a revolutionary eLearning authoring tool. one of the most successful authoring tools ever created. ABOUT Dr. MICHAEL W.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

This “Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning” provides practical steps for ensuring your online training fosters a welcoming experience for all of your learners, whether they are team members, clients, or the public. . Not to put too fine a point on it, but you need to ensure that the elearning (or online training, or web-based training) that your organization creates is accessible—that is, usable by people who have disabilities. What Is Elearning?

Do We Have the Skills to Build eLearning Internally?

ThinkingKap Solutions

You have this same decision to make if you want to build eLearning. Now, considering that we’re a training vendor, you may think, “Obviously, you’re going to say I should outsource eLearning. You see, there’s a lot that goes into creating a great eLearning course. Is there a business need for eLearning? Creating great eLearning is HARD! The same goes for eLearning development. Something like Articulate’s eLearning Heroes is a great example.

The ultimate authoring tool buyer’s guide

Elucidat

Choosing an elearning authoring tool isn’t easy and it takes more than a free trial. With each tool offering a wide range of features, workflows and support packages, it’s key you find the right fit for all your stakeholders’ needs, now and two years down the line. This detailed guide and six point scorecard is designed to help you find the best elearning software for your needs. They need a tool that: Is Collaborative to enable globally spread teams author together.

Gamification and eLearning

eFront

He says it’s much more than just adding rewards, points, and badges to processes to motivate people – it’s the instructional method, and not just the delivery system, that provides the elements for learning in a game situation i.e. we must ask what pieces in games makes them engaging such as interactivity, content, story. A little background information and the right tools however will enable us to strike when the time is right.

A showdown between quality eLearning and rapid development? #ASTD2014

Web Courseworks

This week, Managing eLearning features another guest post from Andy Hicken, Web Courseworks’ Product Innovation Specialist. ASTD’s International Conference and Exposition is a massive, thoroughly capitalist, and rather carnivalesque convergence of people working in corporate talent development, along with the companies and consultants who sell to them. Multiple presenters lamented a disconnect between the theory and practice of eLearning, and session attendees appeared to agree.

THE INCREDIBLE POWER OF DESIGN THINKING IN LEARNING DESIGN

Learnnovators

The Basics of Design Thinking in eLearning : What is the basic idea behind design thinking in e-learning? Read this article to find out what Christopher Pappas (Founder, eLearning Industry) has to say. The Craft of Delightful Experiences Design Thinking in eLearning : In this post, Li Whybrow of Elucidat shares her views on design thinking along with some interesting guidelines for applying this approach in the context of e-learning based on her own experiences. TOOLS / KITS.

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2020 Awards: The Year in Review

Coreaxis

We have been recognized as a top provider of various training services by renowned institutions such as eLearning Industry, Training Industry and Brandon Hall Group. eLearning Industry Awards. Top 10 eLearning Content Providers for Blended Learning.

Microassist Elearning Examples Drawn from Texas DSHS Projects

The Learning Dispatch

We’re updating our online collection of elearning examples. Elearning Example 1: Visual Models and the HIV/STD Program Case Management Training. “As So begins the warm, female voice kicking off the first of several elearning examples we’re updating for our website. Our HIV/STD Program Case Management Training sample showcases a custom elearning project for the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).