“Are we there yet?” Determining eLearning Development Time

B Online Learning

In the world of eLearning development, one of the single most elusive concepts to understand and work around, is the question of how long will the development of any given piece of content take. Developers struggle to quantify it and Clients, Stakeholders and SME’s struggle to understand and support it.

Facing 21st Century Instructional Design Challenges by Tom Kuhlmann

B Online Learning

Understand how technology has changed the way courses are designed. Look for opportunities to craft great learning experiences. […]. Adult Learning Principles Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning News adult learning principles authoring tools design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design gamification instructional design mobile learning online learning rapid authoring tools rapid eLearning storyline

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SA Water & B Online Learning Win LearnX Platinum for eLearning Adoption

B Online Learning

In this post find out the challenges faced by SA Water learning and development and how B Online Learning provided a solution using LearnFlex LMS and developing content with Articulate Storyline that led to a 2016 LearnX Platinum Award for Best eLearning Adoption.

eLearning Memories of a Millennial Instructional Designer

Association eLearning

What do you picture when you hear the word “eLearning”? I’d like to share my first impressions of it, from back before I’d ever heard of “eLearning.” This was years before I became an instructional designer, back when I was a kid. The year we got a single computer in the classroom was really exciting (it was only to be used during our designated play/ free time). Kid Learns from Computer Games. Instructional Designer Reflects.

Broad and Deep Instructional Design Skills

Experiencing eLearning

Do instructional designers and learning experience designers need to know how to use development tools, or should they focus just on analysis and design? What about people who only do development but no design; are they instructional designers?

Paradiso Solutions presents its Top 10 eLearning development companies for 2020

Paradiso

If you’re looking for content development you must wonder which are the best eLearning development companies in the market. Content development is something that a lot of companies and institutions are looking for and is not very easy to find. B Online Learning.

Here is the List of Top 10 eLearning development companies for 2021

Paradiso

If you’re looking for content development you must wonder which are the best eLearning development companies in the market. Content development is something that a lot of companies and institutions are looking for and is not very easy to find. B Online Learning.

eLearning Model – Santos & B Online Learning win 2X Platinum Awards!

B Online Learning

We are very happy to announce our eLearning development partnership with Santos has been recognised with 2X LearnX Impact Platinum awards. The Platinum Awards are (click the link to learn about the other award) Best eLearning Model – Online – Code of Conduct Best Bespoke / Custom Learning Program - Unlock Performance and Potential Santos required an […].

Integrating Motivation with Instructional Design

B Online Learning

As an Instructional Designer, motivating learners is an important consideration because in reality learners are not always motivated to learn. They are busy, have other things to do, don’t see the course/session as being important or have had a bad learning experience in the past. I’ve come across Dr. John Keller’s motivational design model known as […].

7 Tips for Writing for eLearning

B Online Learning

At some time through your development you are going to find yourself writing text for the content to be included within your module. eLearning Design eLearning Development elearning eLearning content eLearning course design elearning development instructional design online learning

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How to Get Ahead in the eLearning Industry

B Online Learning

I recently received an email from a past Master eLearning Course (MEC) student wondering what else she could do to keep her new eLearning skills fresh and up to date. This got me thinking about what happens once we finish formal training like the MEC, how we keep ourselves connected to this fast paced eLearning world. […].

Make Performance the Goal

B Online Learning

In most, if not all eLearning and classroom courses, one of the first things mentioned are the Learning Outcomes. Adult Learning Principles eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning News eLearning Strategy adult learning principles design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design eLearning strategy instructional design learningperformance motivation online learning performance

eLearning Development: Articulate Versus Code

B Online Learning

In the eLearning world, it’s no secret that there’s a divide between people who build courses from scratch using HTML and JavaScript and people who use an authoring tool for the whole course creation. I’ve often heard web developers say that eLearning authoring tools are cookie-cutter solutions. Here’s a snapshot comparison of the two development methods: . Code Development. Articulate Development. Development process.

eLearning Adoption at NRMA

B Online Learning

One of the great joys of my role here at B Online Learning, is when I get to work with individuals, groups or companies who are starting an eLearning journey and my role is to help them start. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning News eLearning Strategy authoring tools design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design elearning development instructional design rapid authoring tools storyline technology

Learning and Cognitive Load

B Online Learning

Adult Learning Principles eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy adult learning principles design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design eLearning strategy instructional design online learning rapid eLearning In a previous post, I looked at the fundamentals of cognitive load theory.

Designing for Non Designers – Introduction

B Online Learning

So you have found yourself in the role of an elearning or online learning creator/developer/builder, or even perhaps ‘designer’. You’ve never designed something in your life? Adult Learning Principles Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy adult learning principles design eLearning course design instructional design Master elearning Course online learning

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What does an instructional designer do?

Experiencing eLearning

Over the years, I’ve been asked by many different people what an instructional designer does. I love instructional design because it is a field where I’m constantly learning. Instructional design uses so many different skills—writing, graphics, UX, collaboration, project management, plus of course how people learn. This is the first in a series of posts on instructional design careers. What Instructional Design Is Not.

Articulate User Group – What You Missed

B Online Learning

On Thursday 31st March, B Online Learning hosted the first online Articulate User Group meet via a webinar. Myself and our new Creative Designer, Matt Blackstock took turns presenting a session each. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy ar design eLearning content eLearning course design instructional design Master elearning Course online learning storyline technology

Designing Scenario Based Learning with Articulate Storyline

B Online Learning

So why should your eLearning content follow the one route. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning Strategy authoring tools elearning eLearning content eLearning course design eLearning strategy instructional design Master elearning Course online learning storyline

Practical eLearning Experience for Universities

B Online Learning

One of the great aspects of our Master eLearning Course is that it brings together people from a diverse range of industries and backgrounds and many are brand new to the eLearning space. Lately we’ve noticed increasing numbers of people enrolling from the University (Higher Education) and the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sectors. We […].

The Worst eLearning Course Ever

Association eLearning

This post is dedicated to pet peeves, worst practices, and other abominations that terrorize eLearning. You can help keep bad eLearning away from your association. Start with clear learning objectives, manage the content density, and be mindful of the visual design. You read the title correctly. What follows is a combination of things that give Digitec-ies nightmares and headaches.

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Broad and Deep Instructional Design Skills

Experiencing eLearning

Do instructional designers or learning experience designers need to know how to use development tools, or should they focus just on analysis and design? What about people who only do development but no design; are they instructional designers? How much project management falls under the role of instructional designer? What about LMSs—do instructional designers need to know about those too?

eLearning Glossary Part 2: More Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

Previously we dug into the alphabet soup of eLearning terms and acronyms. ADDIE- The ADDIE model is a process used by instructional designers and training developers offering guidelines for creating effective training. This model is broken up into 5 phases: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. The development phase is where the course is actually created from the storyboards and media assembled in the design phase.

Practice and Sharing: The Keys to Success

B Online Learning

These were the two messages that stood out over three days in Sydney at the iDesignX Australian Instructional Design Conference (21st March) sponsored by B Online Learning and Articulate and the eLearning Design Workshops with Tom Kuhlmann and David Anderson (22nd and 23rd March).

Cancer Council NSW & BOL awarded LearnX Silver for Best Learning Project

B Online Learning

We are pleased to announce Cancer Council NSW with B Online Learning have won a SILVER LearnX Impact Award 2015 for Best Learning Project Induction. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning News authoring tools design elearning eLearning content instructional design storyline2

Practical eLearning Experience for Universities

B Online Learning

One of the great aspects of our Master eLearning Course is that it brings together people from a diverse range of industries and backgrounds and many are brand new to the eLearning space. Lately we’ve noticed increasing numbers of people enrolling from the University (Higher Education) and the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sectors. We […].

Articulate Storyline Unchained – Triggers, Variables and Conditions

B Online Learning

I think we all agree, when developing eLearning for today’s widely diverse user groups, one of the key challenges is to make that content dynamic, engaging and full of user driven interactions. Without this the content comes across as tedious and dull and what’s worse, the message and key learning’s can be lost in a [.].

Don’t Treat Beginners and Experienced Learners the Same Way

Association eLearning

Everyone had to learn everything together though, despite the fact that we were at different stages of learning. Trying to create one-size-fits-all eLearning can lead to similar difficulties. When learners feel alienated or overly frustrated it can actually impair their ability to learn. But our choreographer didn’t seem to realize that her instructions to “grapevine” or “step ball change” didn’t mean anything to us.

ACSP & BOL awarded LearnX Gold for Best eLearning Adopter

B Online Learning

We are pleased to announce the Australasian College of Sports College (ACSP) along with B Online Learning (BOL) have won a GOLD LearnX Impact Award 2015 for Best eLearning Adopter. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning News eLearning Strategy LearnFlex Tips Learning Management System authoring tools design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design eLearning strategy instructional design LearnFlex learning management system

eLearning Adoption at NRMA

B Online Learning

One of the great joys of my role here at B Online Learning, is when I get to work with individuals, groups or companies who are starting an eLearning journey and my role is to help them start. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning News eLearning Strategy authoring tools design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design elearning development instructional design rapid authoring tools storyline technology

In the Hot Seat. Matt Guyan talks to Ruth McElhone

B Online Learning

In this series of blog posts I’ll be chatting to the folks here at B Online Learning to find out more about how they work and I’ll be looking for some tips so that we can learn from the experience of others. In this post I caught up with our Learning Director, Ruth McElhone. Adult Learning Principles eLearning Development eLearning News design elearning eLearning course design instructional design Master elearning Course rapid authoring tools

Frustratingly Effective Learning

Association eLearning

The learners demonstrated the skills they were supposed to be learning and came up with a range of creative solutions to the assignment. And it got bad reviews because it was “too hard,” even though their performance proved that they’d met the objectives and could apply what they’d learned. Sometimes people seem to forget that learning takes effort. In short, effective learning usually isn’t “the quick and easy path.”. How eLearning Fits In.

Learning isn’t Linear

Association eLearning

To put this into context, let’s take a broader look at how learning occurs. People sometimes think that the rate of learning (skill, knowledge, wisdom, etc.) They picture a line moving steadily upward as a person learns. Learning isn’t linear. To play the guitar, for instance, one must first learn strumming, fret work, chords, rhythm, etc. Learning something new can be an intimidating process. I heard a quote the other day that really got me thinking. “A

If the User Experience Annoys, Fix It.

Association eLearning

I’m not talking about customer service, but actual UX design. Good UX design hardly ever gets mentioned because it’s not meant to attract attention. That’s definitely not the feeling any association wants its learners to have when they’re taking eLearning. Let’s take a look at some best practices you can use to keep your eLearning user-friendly. If you roll out the best eLearning your association has ever had but it doesn’t work correctly it won’t do anyone any good.

Custom eLearning Development: How Long Does it Take?

Upside Learning

Bryan Chapman at the Chapman Alliance has set out to collect the latest data on how long it takes to develop custom e-learning at various levels. His previous data – from his March 2007 post – on this gives us the following ratios for different type of learning: 34:1 Instructor-Led Training (ILT), including design, lesson plans, handouts, PowerPoint slides, etc. 33:1 PowerPoint to E-Learning Conversion.

Education Balancing Act: Asynchronous, Synchronous, and Blended Learning

Association eLearning

What do you think of when you hear the term eLearning? Maybe your mind jumps to webinars or interactive courses in a Learning Management System (LMS). There are many different types of eLearning, so it isn’t surprising that they can be divided into categories. Asynchronous refers to eLearning offerings you take on your own. Blended courses are a bit different because they’re not purely eLearning.

Writing Effective eLearning Narration: Making It Easy to Read, Say, and Comprehend

Association eLearning

This is a solid approach and, when used well, can make for great learning experiences. Instructional designers and subject matter experts (SMEs) mean well; they want to share and teach all the content needed to understand and master a topic. Clearly, this is not what you want to have happen with your eLearning! If you can minimize your narration while maximizing the information you convey in it, your eLearning will be that much more effective.

Gamification or Game-Based Learning? What’s the Difference?

Association eLearning

Gamification and game-based learning (sometimes abbreviated GBL) are both hot topics and the terms are often used interchangeably. Game-Based Learning, “A New Cake”. The big difference between gamification and GBL is that you could still learn something from the content you gamified before you gamified it. With GBL the learning takes place during play. If you don’t play you won’t learn, and if you don’t learn you can’t advance in the game.

The Difference Between Empathy and Sympathy (And when to use each one)

Association eLearning

It’s an often repeated tenet of instructional design and it sounds great in theory. While many designers will spend time trying to figure out how to make people care, they won’t spend any time figuring out what “kind” of caring they want to elicit, and, yes, there is more than one. For example, when another instructional designer is up against the wall and has numerous assignments due at the end of the week, I empathize with them since I’ve been there myself.

eLearning Trends for 2015: Here to Stay or Go Away?

Association eLearning

Trends in eLearning come and go, but a good LMS is forever. Below is a list of eLearning trends we expect to see in 2015. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are definitely trending in eLearning. These are online courses offered to the masses, often for free. Gamification, not to be confused with game-based learning, is the use of game elements such as leaderboards and badges, in courses. eLearning on one’s home computer is no longer enough.