Creating Quality Designed Online Courses

Dan Keckan

Creating quality designed online courses should not be a daunting task for all involved. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. eLearning Design and Development eLearning Development Best Practices Instructional Design Best Practices Instructional Design Tips Instructional Designers

Quality Assurance: Fine-Tuning Your eLearning to Be Its Best

Association eLearning

Quality assurance, or QA as it is better known, is a vastly important yet surprisingly underappreciated aspect of eLearning. We’ll cover the basics of quality assurance in this post and continue on later with more detailed things you can do. They require their eLearning to use these terms and to follow suit any time they’re mentioned. Chapter 1: The Basics.

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The ADDIE Model – An Effective Way To Develop Interactive And Engaging e-Learning Courses

Swift eLearning Services

The ADDIE model methodology is used for the creation of e-learning courses effectively and conveniently. This ADDIE methodology was developed in the Florida State University in 1970.

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Top 5 Tips For Innovative eLearning Development

Adobe Captivate

Amongst the challenges that Learning and Development teams and Learning Consultants face today, the top 2 pertaining to training would be: 1) How to increase the efficacy of training?, In this article I will outline 5 tips for innovative eLearning development that will help organizations improve efficacy of training by making the learning stick. Innovative eLearning Development. 5 Tips to improve stickiness of learning through innovative eLearning development.

Top eLearning Development Companies for Enterprises & SMBs

Hurix Digital

As enterprises and small and medium businesses (SMBs) need to train their employees on their unique products and services, they have to increasingly rely on eLearning solutions that align with their business goals. Enterprises need custom-developed eLearning solutions that project their brand, culture and values, while enabling them to meet their learning and development needs. El Design. Designing Digitally.

What is an Instructional Designer and how to become one?

Educraft.tech - Technology meets Education

What is an Instructional Designer? An Instructional Designer (ID) develops learning material for schools, organizations and business. What skills should one dispose to become an Instructional Designer? Types of Instructional Designers.

5 Steps to Create High Quality Custom eLearning Experience

Infopro Learning

Today many organizations have found that a one size fits all approach to learning and development is no longer a truly effective strategy. Current trends and events have made custom eLearning solutions an increasingly popular option. Blog Custom eLearning

Agile eLearning development (2): Culture

Challenge to Learn

I planned to write this second post on agile eLearning development about the backlog and estimations. ELearning. How does this apply to eLearning? Requirements can be anything from time, costs to quality and everything in between, as long as they don’t dictate the solution. It is also a very different attitude to planned development. The goal of the demo is for the development team to show how they solved the user story within the requirements.

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Instructional Design: Planning Success

Solo Learning

Have you done your research on instructional design? There are an abundance of models; ADDIE, MPI, SAM , Bloom’s Taxonomy to name a few. Instructional Design Objectives. You want to design content and instruction methods that will achieve those objectives. Generally speaking, the above questions, or steps, apply to any instructional design methodology. The SAM Instructional Design Model. Design ? Develop.

5 Advantages of Custom Elearning Development for In-House Learning Teams

Learnkit

Elearning has been around for a couple decades, and it is only the past few years that organizations have really started to understand the dynamic benefits that custom elearning development can deliver to business results. Gone are the days of stale powerpoint decks being passed off as intelligent elearning. The trouble is, building the competency in-house to fully reap the benefits of custom elearning development can be challenging – and costly!

In-House or Outsourcing eLearning development

Wizcabin

Apart from that, it’s also worth noting that before outsourcing your e-learning development to a vendor, you also need to consider some factors. Benefits of outsourcing eLearning development. Benefits of in-house eLearning design and development.

ELC 069: Set Yourself Up to Create Quality eLearning

The eLearning Coach

For an industry that is steeped in technology, our quality assurance practice is subpar. In this episode, you'll find out how to improve the quality of your eLearning. It's no fun when a client finds an error in your eLearning. State of QA in the eLearning industry.

Estimating ELearning Development Time

LearnDash

When it comes to elearning development, one of the first things people want to know is how long it will take. This is true for both consulting projects where you are performing the development for a client and internal company projects. What key stakeholders often overlook is that quality elearning course development takes a significant amount of time. Job aids, technical documents, and other relevant assets are often considered as part of elearning.

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.

3 Tips for Raising the Quality of Your Training

The Learning Dispatch

Quick Tips to Improve Training Quality. Creating elearning can be both time-consuming and intense. It asks whether elearning multiple choice questions should begin with “ what option should you choose” or “ which option should you choose”? The creation of elearning is a complex and multifaceted process. These simple things can make the lift a lot easier and improve training quality. Want to raise the quality of your learning but are strapped for personnel?

Quality assurance in elearning

Sponge UK

A Q&A on QA Quality Assurance (QA) in elearning is about much more than picking up a few typos and spelling errors. It’s a complex process that can raise standards and ensure quality. He’s agreed to take part in a question and answer session on quality assurance – a Q&A on QA! What is quality assurance? What are the QA issues facing the elearning industry? What do you think is the best approach to QA in elearning?

ELC 069: Set Yourself Up to Create Quality eLearning

The eLearning Coach

For an industry that is steeped in technology, our quality assurance practice is subpar. In this episode, you'll find out how to improve the quality of your eLearning. It's no fun when a client finds an error in your eLearning. State of QA in the eLearning industry.

Should Marketing Review eLearning Courses?

Association eLearning

Recently, an instructional designer friend of mine asked me, “Should Marketing review eLearning courses and approve them before they are released?” I am a marketing person, I am not an instructional designer. If your marketing department is filled with marketing people who aren’t instructional designers either, then it is important that a marketing review stick to marketing issues. In short, we are not instructional designers.

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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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Why You Should Raise Your ELearning Development Rate

LearnDash

One of the most difficult things to do when bidding for service based work is to estimate development hours, and the same dilemma applies for instructional designers bidding on elearning projects. To be honest though, there is nothing wrong with a higher bid, but unfortunately instructional designers go about it the wrong way. The thing is, someone would rather pay more money for quality and efficiency than a low rate for twice the amount of hours.

Does Your Authoring Tool Offer Quality Templates And Stock Assets To Get You Started?

Dan Keckan

This post was first published on eLearning Industry. eLearning Authoring Tools eLearning eBooks eLearning Templates Instructional Design Rapid eLearning Development

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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.)

Four Tips for Cutting Costs on eLearning Development

Raptivity

In a slow economy, where training budgets are often slashed, instructional designers must develop training on a limited budget. But how do you cut costs without sacrificing quality? Education Software eLearning eLearning Course Creation Toolkit eLearning tools Here are four cost-saving tips to help you save money and time. [.].

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Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career by Jon on November 15, 2010 in budgeting , eLearning Brandon Hall , in partnership with Chapman Alliance , recently published the results of its latest survey about eLearning development ratios. The client engaged a vendor with development resources in India.

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3 Tips To Meet Modern Learners Digital Expectations

B Online Learning

What does this mean for those of us who design learning? To highlight the need for reducing the training time, here’s another research finding that might interest you – 1% of a typical work week is all the time that employees have to focus on training and development. Speed, convenience, relevant objectives and quality information is important to the modern learner, so filter out the nice to knows from the need to knows. Create an intuitive design and user experience.

Behind the Scenes of eLearning Troubleshooting

Association eLearning

eLearning is no exception. Seeing as eLearning is digital, it has the not-so-fun gray area of “it can work for some people and be broken for others at the same time.”. The short answer is that there are a lot of different pieces that need to work together for an eLearning course to run correctly. Keep in mind that these are troubleshooting steps that are usually run by the programming and/or quality assurance teams.

Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career by Jon on November 15, 2010 in budgeting , eLearning Brandon Hall , in partnership with Chapman Alliance , recently published the results of its latest survey about eLearning development ratios. The client engaged a vendor with development resources in India.

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Frustratingly Effective Learning

Association eLearning

Feedback is invaluable for helping improve performance and assessing quality. How eLearning Fits In. eLearning gives learners a safe place to try, fail, improve, try again, and practice until they’re confident and knowledgeable. How to Tell Frustratingly Effective eLearning from Bad eLearning. When it comes to learning, whether it’s eLearning or not, people get out what they put in.

A Recovering Perfectionist’s Perspectives on the Design Process

eLearning Brothers

Up until a few years ago, I thought of my perfectionism as a strength – after all, it had given me great grades in school, high quality projects, and it sure felt good when people praised my work. instructional design eLearning Development Tips

5 Mistakes eLearning Developers Often Make

eFront

Migrating from a traditional learning environment to an eLearning environment is not always smooth. Despite best intentions, several eLearning developers make these common 5 mistakes. In this article, we examine each and determine how to avoid them early in the eLearning process. eLearning has advanced plenty in these past few years. Despite the time-tested and proven methods of eLearning design and development, most of our peers still repeat the same mistakes.

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. Test for Quality, Then Revise if Needed. I had a bad user experience (UX) at a dollar store a while back.

15-point Post-Course Evaluation Checklist for eLearning Developers

eFront

Evaluating your eLearning course by the toughest judges – your learners, is the cornerstone of eLearning development. Receiving feedback from your learners enables you, the instructional designer, to improve your course. Since iteration is a recurring step in the eLearning course design, it follows each time after the evaluation step. For starters, it helps you understand your weak areas – both in design and delivery of your course.

Accessibility Expertise: Determining Where It Belongs in Elearning Development

The Learning Dispatch

Building accessible online courses requires specialized skills—but do all accessible elearning development skills reside in a single role? Manage Accessible Elearning Development by Looking at Processes. We talk a lot about making sure that elearning is accessible to all learners. You might not expect a subject matter expert to have a grasp of the intricacies of instructional design. Do you incorporate accessibility into your development process?

6 Facts About Rapid eLearning Development That Will Impress Your Boss

Adobe Captivate

In today’s world, time is at premium and Learning and Development professionals have to balance the quality of eLearning courses within shorter time spans to go-live and within budgets that are shrinking every year. All of these factors have led to increased use of rapid eLearning development as a necessity vis-a-vis traditional eLearning. In this article, I will outline what rapid eLearning is, as well as its advantages and disadvantages.

3 Questions to Consider Before Developing New eLearning

Association eLearning

Developing new eLearning is a big undertaking. While it may be tempting to dive right in and start designing, it’s important to answer several critical questions first. Why are you considering developing this eLearning? eLearning courses do not exist in a vacuum; they’re designed to address needs, wants, and requirements. If the training will include multimedia, where are you getting the assets from and will they be an acceptable size and quality?

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. With that said, let’s look at some common eLearning buzzwords. This often requires the use of different navigation, user interfaces, and visual design in general. Is : When learners are able to fulfill the learning objectives of well-designed training and then transfer what they learned to real life.

Aligning eLearning Levels of Interactivity with Articulate 360

B Online Learning

They say for eLearning to be engaging, it needs to be interactive. 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. Interactions should be designed to maintain the learner’s interest, and if required, allow them to practice the task or skill they are learning. As e-learning developers we are often given slide decks to convert into self-directed eLearning modules.

Understanding the Difference Between Instructional Design & Learning Experience Design

Hurix Digital

The eLearning industry has evolved so much over the last few years that it has completely revolutionized the approach to learning and how designers go about making it simple and interesting for the learners. Instructional Design. Learning Experience Design.

5 Practical Tips To Maximize Your Gains From Outsourcing Corporate eLearning Development

EI Design

Over the last two decades, organizations have seen tremendous value in outsourcing corporate eLearning development. Maximize Your Gains From Outsourcing Corporate eLearning Development. Outsourcing corporate eLearning development is an established practice and has been there for over two decades now. They know that hiring a trained eLearning professional will provide them with the experience and skills they require.

Avoiding Confusion During Reviews

Association eLearning

Reviews are a key part of developing any eLearning. They’re blueprints for an eLearning course with explanations of what’s supposed to happen, proposed audio narration, approximately what the screens will look like, etc. Follow any review instructions you’re given. Follow any review instructions you’re given. Built courses are reviewed to make sure they are high quality and match the storyboards.