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Using Bloom’s Taxonomy to Write Learning Objectives

CourseArc

One of the basic principles underlying the development of any learning content is to pre-determine the intent of that content. In eLearning, framing learning objectives before building the detailed course content is a vital step. Doing so provides course developers the opportunity to frame relevant and highly targeted content around specific learning outcomes they wish to accomplish through the course. Framing Knowledge-Based Learning Objectives.

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The 5 Steps to My eLearning Development Process

Tim Slade

When I first started creating eLearning courses, I had no idea what I was doing, and I certainly did not follow any type of development process. However, over the years, I’ve since created a standard eLearning development process that I follow each time I create a new course. And while there are a lot of different methods and processes to eLearning development, I’ve found my eLearning development process works the best for me.

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Web-Based Authoring Tools for Scalable eLearning Development: The Time Has Come

Web Courseworks

As more organizations and associations embrace rapid eLearning development to keep pace with new products and services, evolving business needs, and industry and government regulations, the need for distributed authoring solutions that enable collaborative, team-based development continues to grow. Web-based products such as Claro and Composica promise to solve collaborative dilemmas and enable development teams to create engaging and interactive learning content with ease.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, January 07, 2008 The Value of Instructional Designers Ive been having on ongoing conversation with other instructional designers as to whether or not we need to have the technical skill sets to actually build the courses we design. See Christys post, Technology Skills for Instructional Designers for more on this conversation.)

10 Steps to Create Your Own Learning Objects (L.O.s)

TalentLMS

What kind of images come to your mind when you think of learning objects ? All these scenarios and many more describe the functions and features of learning objects. Digital learning objects include many interesting and engaging activities that invite the learner to experiment with the content. The key to create a successful learning object is to respond to one learning objective at a time. Steps to Create a Learning Object.

When Misused Buzzwords Attack

Association eLearning

It’s important to realize that these can mean one thing to you and your association and something different to an eLearning vendor or instructional designer. Gamification and game-based learning were covered in their own post, so they’re not included here). With that said, let’s look at some common eLearning buzzwords. Is : Using “non-traditional” learning strategies. This is the ultimate goal of all eLearning. Interactive. Immersive.

2015 Year End Review

Association eLearning

What new technologies will emerge in eLearning? As a company, we consistently strive to transform learning to change lives. The Knowledge Direct 7 learning management platform, is a major upgrade of the company’s flagship learning management system (LMS). “With KD7’s new discussion boards, ease of access and uploading, and greater mobile connectivity, we believe our members and associates will have an even greater learning experience than before.

2015 Year End Review

Association eLearning

What new technologies will emerge in eLearning? As a company, we consistently strive to transform learning to change lives. The Knowledge Direct 7 learning management platform, is a major upgrade of the company’s flagship learning management system (LMS). “With KD7’s new discussion boards, ease of access and uploading, and greater mobile connectivity, we believe our members and associates will have an even greater learning experience than before.

Setting the Standard for eLearning Assessments

eLearning Brothers

Previously, we discussed how authentic assessments can be used to continuously improve the quality of eLearning experiences. Another key to the continuous improvement of your eLearning experience is the integration of quality assessment standards into the instructional design process. This fails to recognize the unique elements (such as with usability, media usage, and accessibility) in the online environment that may hinder successful learning.

Three Secrets to Memorable eLearning Experiences

eLearning Brothers

What is eLearning, really? For the last ten years, I’ve developed training in some capacity. I remember a couple years ago a co-worker asked me what software program converted content to eLearning. I laughed to myself–as if it’s just a matter of clicking a button and an eLearning course magically appears. In casual conversations I find that people don’t understand the true purpose of eLearning. Technology makes it so easy to develop eLearning programs.

What Is eLearning? The Good, Bad, and The Ugly

Association eLearning

eLearning is an education system that primarily utilizes technology to transfer skills and knowledge. You might also notice eLearning being referred to as online learning, web-based learning, or distance learning. Elearning can include virtual education, social media, digital collaboration, computer-based curriculum, mobile performance support, and the list goes on. Kahn offers a curriculum of free tutoring eLearning videos to help struggling students.

Elearning Development Companies: How to Judge the Effectiveness of a Game

Designing Digitally

The explosion of the elearning market has been a good thing for elearning development companies. An industry report shows that between the years 2009 and 2010, the amount of money spent on employee learning in the U.S. Mobile learning is also on the rise, making up 40% of Fortune Global 500 investments in types of training methods. There comes a point when rapid creation results in a lower-quality product. Sound instructional design.

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? Design.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: What’s the Difference: Learning Designer vs. Instructional Designer?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, September 28, 2009 What’s the Difference: Learning Designer vs. Instructional Designer? Someone got to my blog the other day by searching on “what’s the difference between learning designers and instructional designers?&# In my last job, I was the Manager of Instructional Design.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Who Gets to Be Called an Instructional Designer?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, February 20, 2008 Who Gets to Be Called an Instructional Designer? A SME builds a course with the latest rapid eLearning tool. A teacher makes a leap into a new field and gets a job as an "instructional designer". Are they instructional designers? So at what point does one "become" an instructional designer?

Education Programs Prepared With Purpose

Association eLearning

So, it shouldn’t be a surprise that there are different ways to teach and assess these various types of learning. It’s usually easier to create learning offerings for the lower levels of learning, like memorizing a definition. Either way, if you don’t address your eLearning’s purpose it’s likely to fall flat. Creating learning objectives is a good place to start. Then take a good look at the action verbs you used to write the objectives.

Evaluating eLearning

Web Courseworks

Often times I am asked by training managers to evaluate their eLearning initiatives and specifically, types of eLearning courseware. Occasionally I am confronted with the “rapid evaluation” type, but in other cases, I must develop a clear and concise criteria set by which I can base my findings on. First off, eLearning courseware and eLearning initiatives are not always mutually exclusive. Here I must ask: For what purpose is the eLearning developed?

2015 Year End Review

Association eLearning

What new technologies will emerge in eLearning? As a company, we consistently strive to transform learning to change lives. The Knowledge Direct 7 learning management platform, is a major upgrade of the company’s flagship learning management system (LMS). “With KD7’s new discussion boards, ease of access and uploading, and greater mobile connectivity, we believe our members and associates will have an even greater learning experience than before.

5 Storyboard Template Tricks that Will Improve Your Course Development

eLearning Brothers

A big part of life is learning to grow and improve as we go. As eLearning developers, we want to grow and improve in our eLearning development process. Learning to effectively storyboard can be a great help in developing well-thought-out eLearning. We here at eLearning Brothers have put together a free Storyboard template (you just need to sign up for a free account) that can guide you through the storyboarding process.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Rapid eLearning

TalentLMS

Instructional designers are really becoming a one-man-band. If you are an instructional technologist, you must have worked in a team where you seek the assistance of a project manager who orchestrates the graphic designer, the interactivity programmer, the SME and you, to create one course within the span of three to four months. In this article, we will provide you with the skinny on rapid eLearning and how it makes an instructional designer a one-man-band.

One Easy Way to Help Subject Matter Experts Produce E-Learning That Works

Mindflash

It is true that Mindflash makes it a ton easier to develop, publish, and distribute e-learning courses. In fact, the way Mindflash is designed, you can provide access to subject matter experts (product managers, for example) in your organization, and they can publish important content in the form of e-learning. After all, product managers focus on products, not in learning experience design. They will get it, and their e-learning courses will be better.

Approaches to Interactivity Building in eLearning

Raptivity

We all know that adding meaningful interactivity into eLearning courses allows learners to participate in the learning process, thus creating an enhanced learning environment. Each method has tradeoffs and what you choose depends largely on the type of training you are developing and how important interactivity is in your course. Use a traditional skill-based approach Traditionally, companies have used the skill-based team approach to create most eLearning projects.

The Flexible eLearning Framework

eFront

When Dr Badrul Khan developed the Flexible eLearning Framework, he wanted to answer a cardinal question: “What does it take to provide the best and most meaningful flexible learning environments for learners worldwide?” ” In this article we answer this question by explaining Dr Khan’s Flexible eLearning Framework. We will also demonstrate its significance in the day-to-day job of a typical eLearning team.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Probably one of the better sources on this is Jane Hart’s Instructional Tools Directory. Beyond that, probably the best thing to do is to use eLearning Learning to go through it’s open source eLearning and open source eLearning Tools. Of course, I’d recommend skimming through eLearning Learning to find the latest and greatest.

Action Mapping for ELearning

eFront

Ever wondered why the best laid plans for eLearning go awry? This is despite the good scores they achieve in your eLearning courses. Sure enough, you developed entertaining content, complete with game-show style quizzes. Your next eLearning course is receiving positive enrollment numbers. The ultimate goal of any eLearning course is to improve employee performance or change their attitude towards their job. Think: learning objectives vs performance objectives.

8 Elements of an Effective Topic

TalentLMS

Grouping content in categories in not enough to create eLearning courses! Follow this article to create a complete and meaningful topic for your next eLearning course. A topic is a single unit of an eLearning course that accomplishes one learning objective. A topic contains the activities and assessments that enable the learner to achieve mastery in the learning objective. Objective: This is a statement of what the topic will accomplish.

From Idea To Course: The 7 Steps Towards Rapid eLearning

TalentLMS

Is it truly possible to create a rapid eLearning program? Rapid eLearning is not a magic solution to hopelessly lengthy content that needs to be consolidated into “digestible chunks”. Nor is it the learning objective contest where an instructional designer decides which one makes it to the eLearning program and which one is struck out. Rapid eLearning implementation is a skill acquired by instructional designers over the years.

9 Tips to Use Images in your eLearning Programs

eFront

But the wrong image can totally offset an otherwise smooth-running eLearning course. In this article, we bring forward some useful tips to select the apt image for your eLearning programs. As eLearning professionals, we use figurative speech, imagery and storytelling to hook and engage the learner. And we all know, nothing captures the mind and imagination of an eLearner faster than an image. But what is the best fit image in a situation of an eLearning course?

8 Ways to Enhance Your Mobile Learning Design

TalentLMS

While eLearning developers struggle to produce quality eLearning programs, the learners at large are anticipating mobile-friendly outputs. Have you ever tried to consider mobile-compatible design for your eLearning courses? Anyone can create mobile learning programs, provided they incorporate these strategies during the design phase. Mobile learning is gaining world-wide popularity. Mobile learning is not something new.

Top 8 Companies Providing Educational Content Development Services

Hurix Digital

Today, content development companies are developing instructional, educational, interactive, and academic content for online learners across the globe. Here are the top 8 firms providing educational content development services. Swift eLearning Services. EI Design.

eLearning Teams & Interactivity

Web Courseworks

I recently came across an article I wrote this past February on building a team for game development, which headlined in the Training Conference daily newsletter called Game On or Game Over for Online Training. I defined the four critical components to effective management of immersive learning simulation (ILS) projects: Defining a culture. Managing time, cost, and quality. Let’s analyze how these components can be incorporated into any high-end eLearning project.

Scenario-Based eLearning – Tips for the Adventure

dVinci Interactive

In the chapter that followed, you’d learn the outcome of your decision. As an adult, I think of Choose Your Own Adventure books often when we create scenario-based eLearning. In my work as an instructional designer, I strive to achieve the best knowledge transfer, engagement and interactivity, while honoring and respecting the adult learner. If scenario-based training confuses or doesn’t respect the learner, the adventure can go wrong and the learning can be lost.

The Ultimate Rapid eLearning Tips and Tricks Guide

TalentLMS

You need to develop and deliver training on a budget, with a small team, and in record time. And rapid learning may just be the solution you’re looking for. You’ve heard of “rapid learning” before. 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.

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Designing effective eLearning assessments Part 1: Assess for success

BrightCarbon

Welcome to our series on eLearning assessments! We’ll lay the instructional design foundations in this post before getting into the authoring tool tips. In this post: Why should you assess eLearning? How do you use learning objectives? eLearning quizzes.

How to make Rapid eLearning work for your organization

eFront

The general notion is that eLearning doesn’t any longer need to be a just a professionally authored solution. It’s not like there is no place for them, but in the corporate world, employee-prepared eLearning solutions are quickly taking center-stage. We have some interesting facts that reinforce the notion of eLearning solutions as effective knowledge management tools. . Now, rapid eLearning solutions are even more suitable than formal eLearning development.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Rise of Rapid e-Learning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, June 27, 2007 The Rise of Rapid e-Learning Mike Alcock, MD of Atlantic Link Ltd has written an article over at Trainingzone.co.uk: The Rise of Rapid e-Learning. Are they producing high-quality e-Learning? Are they working with in-house instructional designers? The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Rx for SMEs

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Rx for SMEs by Jolene on January 14, 2011 in subject matter experts , system implementation training Subject Matter Experts are some of the hardest working people on the planet — especially when it comes to system implementation projects. Start a page for each learning topic and add draft learning objectives and content.

Rx for SMEs | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Rx for SMEs by Jolene on January 14, 2011 in subject matter experts , system implementation training Subject Matter Experts are some of the hardest working people on the planet — especially when it comes to system implementation projects. Start a page for each learning topic and add draft learning objectives and content.

10 Golden Leadership Rules For eLearning Professionals

Ed App

eLearning professionals are the leaders of their field, and like all leaders, they are responsible for its growth. eLearning is a relatively new learning methodology as compared to traditional methods of teaching, and thus, its leaders are expected to guide modern learners into utilizing its benefits in the most effective way possible. For a head start, follow these 10 golden rules to becoming the ideal eLearning leader. Learn From Your Mistakes. Keep Learning.

World’s 3rd largest retailer realises real impact with elearning authoring

Elucidat

Retailers have many challenges which others don’t; reams of elearning to build and a young, transient workforce which needs upskilling, often in multiple languages or across multiple territories, just to name a few. How to support learning at scale? The L&D team wanted to make better use of digital learning inside the business for several reasons: . Support an L&D team to produce elearning quickly. Better experiences for designers.