Why There Are So Many Bad E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

Like many organizations, we have to take compliance training. And when I heard we had a 3-hour harassment course coming, my first emotional response wasn’t positive. Why do I shudder thinking of taking a 3-hour e-learning course? Boring E-learning Has Always Existed.

Escape from Compliance Training Jail - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. Escape from Compliance Training Jail. Every two years I take my car in and have the emissions tested. The goal of the test is to certify that my car meets specific emissions standards. If the car passes, I am certified and I can move on. However, if it doesn’t pass, then my car has to go under a different series of tests (and perhaps repairs) to get up to the appropriate standard and certified.


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What is an E-Learning Course?

Rapid eLearning

What do you think when someone says, “We need to build an e-learning course?” ” An “e-learning course” can mean many things and serve many purposes. Then we can build the right courses. But this isn’t always the case.

How to Create Performance-based E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

E-learning courses generally fall into one of two buckets: tell people something or show them how to do something. One is all about the information and the other about performance. Instead, the course informs about sexual harassment and the organization’s standard.

eLearning Brothers Launches a First in the Training Market – Customizable Courseware

eLearning Brothers

Salt Lake City Utah – eLearning Brothers announced today a first in the training industry – Customizable Courseware. Customizable Courseware is a fully designed and developed training package that includes the eLearning source files, classroom materials and PowerPoint presentations. Two things differentiate the product from any other offering available today. The topics in this library include: Managing Others.

Jobs, Training, Rapid eLearning, Inhibitory Skills, & Learning

Big Dog, Little Dog

Twenty-three percent of workers are dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with training and learning opportunities provided by their current employers. Training isn't a luxury -- it's a necessity - The Wichita Eagle. Decision makers often view employee learning and development as a cost center rather than a profit center. What is the TRUE cost Rapid eLearning? This is a horrible example of rapid eLearning!

3 Easy Ways to Create Silhouette Characters

Rapid eLearning

Because of this you end up using the same stock photos over and over again. The stock characters are treated like a team of improv performers. One day they’re all compliant managers and the next day they’re those dreaded sexual harassers from the cubicle down the hall. However, you can run into issues with the image quality and who can and cannot be in the photos. Stock photos also raise the issue of representing diversity.

MacGyver of Modern Learning: 8 Ingenious Ways to Re-purpose Online Training Content

TechSmith Camtasia

You may not be able to combine a toothpick and a piece of chewing gum to whip up a metal detector, but you can convert existing online training materials into memorable online training activities for modern employees. Straight from the pages of the MacGyver playbook, here are 8 ingenious ways to re-purpose online training content. Webinars Become Microlearning Online Training Resources.

Instant and Rapid One-Minute Learning for mLearning and eLearning

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: In a rapid, constantly-changing, technology-enabled work environment, which one works best – linear or random learning? How do we rethink or reformulate to make the linear content friendly to random learning? How does this benefit instant learning for busy learners? Which image helps instant learning on sexual harassment? Five Steps in Formulating Instant Learning 1. Test it Test using Recursive Learning Analysis.

8 Tips To Reduce Compliance Online Training Seat Time

EI Design

Long compliance online training courses lead to cognitive overload and employee dissatisfaction. Especially when a dry or dull subject matter is part of the equation. In this article, I’ll share 8 tips to reduce compliance online training seat time. . How To Reduce Compliance Online Training Seat Time. Most employees are tempted to call in sick on compliance training day. Incorporate Personalized Online Training Paths.

Igniting Learning with a Story: Compliment – Can’t a person compliment a woman anymore?!

Vignettes Learning

We continue to create Vignettes – short, succinct, micro-scenarios – to help you with an example on how you can use stories to ignite and provoke learners to interact and learn. The Vignette “Compliment” revolves around officemates, Roxanne and Tim. Roxanne has been , oftentimes, uncomfortable to the point of feeling violated whenever Tim compliments her. Is Tim guilty of sexual harassment? How to Use the Vignette.

How Do You Handle a Star? – Provocative Learning Vignette 2

Vignettes Learning

This week’s vignette , The Star, is a story of John who is a star performer, but who causes problems as he repeatedly refuses to cooperate with his team members. If he was your team member, how will you handle the situation? How to Use the Vignette. While the situation presented is specific, this vignette covers a wide range of topics to include conflict-resolution, work ethics and other management-related issues. Click here to preview “The Star”.

Surgical Insertion of Micro-Scenarios that Beautify and Fire Up Your eLearning

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: The points of insertion of micro-scenarios in your eLearning program will boost learning effectiveness. The insertion points are important since it is best to use micro-scenarios sparingly and at the appropriate areas. When properly done, you can save on time and improve the quality of your programs. Micro-scenarios – small, tiny, instant, rapid, quick and engaging learning – can add GLOW to your eLearning courses.

The 8 Microlearning Must-Haves For Better Compliance Online Training


These 8 microlearning elements will upgrade your compliance online training course. How To Improve Your Compliance Online Training Course With 8 Microlearning Activities. Compliance isn’t the most captivating training topic, but it’s necessary to avoid penalties and keep everyone healthy and happy on the job. The key is to make it an ongoing process that alleviates the boredom and maximizes engagement.

WBT – What is Happening?

eLearning 24-7

The real value of e-learning and specifically WBT has somehow become entangled into this morphed methodology of creating asynchronous courses (WBT that is fully self-contained – everything is in it), following an ILT (instructor led training) approach. Premise of E-Learning – WBT (Web Based Training) Courses. Why E-Learning over ILT (Instructor Led Training). Because it is the method people use in ILT.

Kill Compliance Training

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Actually Donald Clark's post title is Compliance Killing Training. And every now and then it takes a sobering moment to see that 90% of what training organizations do is done out of fear. USERS care about their learning, but they don't go to their training department to get it. The driver is NOT learning or people development, it's 'fear'. Remember, governing bodies don't know what effective training is nor do they care.

Breakthrough eLearning: Its All About Engagement

Breakthrough eLearning

Breakthrough eLearning Reflections on how to break through some of the barriers that prevent the achievement of excellence in eLearning.The 5-E Framework: Establish Value / Effect Change / Engage Stakeholders & Learners / Experiment / Evaluate Results Friday, July 07, 2006 Its All About Engagement We had 34 participants from across North America attend our webinar yesterday titled "How to Keep Your Online Learners Engaged."

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My First Second Life Experience

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. The short story is within my first 5 minutes of exploring an island I was called a "bitch" and this guy was claiming to own "this world" and wanted me to pay him to get off the island. Sorry you had that experience, but Im glad to know Im not the only one. I didnt even get out of the newbie area before I was accosted by a cyber-creep.

Articulate Storyline – A Tool that Supports your Instructional Design Strategy

CommLab India

Let me congratulate everyone who delivers training using the power packed authoring tool ‘Articulate Storyline’ Why are instructional designers all over the world in awe of Storyline? It offers countless opportunities to create complex interactivities, assessments, games and learning activities without having to depend on computer programmers, and helps you develop courses that are more interactive and sophisticated. Check out the gamified example below.

How to Create A 30 Minute Course in Articulate Storyline

CommLab India

Creating a 30 minute e-learning course is no child’s play; but not an impossible task either. It’s true that you need to be a jack of all trades working with SMEs, communicating with stakeholders, developing content, coming up with a sound instructional strategy that is meaningful and engages learners, designing and developing the training, and increasing the bottom-line. Create the Storyboard Within the Tool.

Reducing File Size for E-Learning Media

E-learning Uncovered

Let’s say you are developing a beautiful course on which you’ve spent a lot of time finding just the right images, audio, and video. They, however, are not excited when the course loads slowly, the videos don’t play, and they use up all of their data plan to view it on their iPads. For example: we recently completed an e-learning course on disaster relief with photos from the organization’s public relations department.