eLearning Lessons from the 80s

eLearning Brothers

This blast from the past has reminded me of all the lessons we learned from that crazy decade. Information is fluid and constantly changing, so when you purport to give people the facts, you should be giving them the most up-to-date facts you can get your hands on.

Mini-Lessons – How to Begin


The learner needs to understand and grasp the subject, and to satisfy themselves or others that they know the intention of the lesson – and, in the case of mini-lessons, achieve all this really quickly. With mini-lessons, refinement is the key.

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User Interface lessons applied to eLearning

Challenge to Learn

So I decided to capture these lessons learned in this post and apply them to eLearning development. Our idea is to give information to the author based on the behavior of the learners, indicating the flaws in the course all based on XAPI data. eLearning and user interface?

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Adobe Captivate 6: Delivering Standalone eLearning Lessons

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    I recently received an email from a new Captivate developer who had delivered an eLearning lesson to a client via email attachment. The client informed the developer that he could not open the email attachment since he didn't own Adobe Captivate.

Lesson from Edutech Australia? Planned Failure.

Learning Rebels

Super informative and what was key – her discussion made sense to the audience. The post Lesson from Edutech Australia? Okay, I’m late. I was at Edutech last week, in glorious Brisbane Australia. Sunset on the Brisbane River. It was a real privilege to have been asked.

5 Lessons from Netflix on Creating Addicting Elearning Content


Netflix can teach learning professionals a number of important lessons on how to capture their learner’s attention. 5 Lessons from Netflix on Creating Addicting Elearning Content: 1. Lesson for Learning Professionals: Don’t tell your learners when and where to learn.

A Lesson Plan for eLearning

Coffee and Design

A Lesson Plan for eLearning. Kelly may be in the early stages of his work, but he has already learned some important lessons. One problem with how most companies deliver information is that they expect people to spend too much time at one sitting.

ASTD ICE Conference Recap, Lessons Learned and Random Events

Kapp Notes

What a great opportunity to catch up with old friends, make new friends and to stay informed of all the happenings in the world of learning. The idea…to allow participants to experience games and to derive lessons from the development of other games. Lesson Learned.


How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Informal learning is an everyday thing. Social media tools are just another platform we use to learn from each-other and find information serendipitously. Other times, they neglect to post mission critical information in the new location.

Improve your lessons: 3 ways to make them more effective

Challenge to Learn

Do you want to improve your classroom lessons or training? They will make your lessons and courses more effective and more fun, and any teacher, trainer or coach can do it. How to improve your lessons: Flip, repeat and automate.

Why Microlearning Drives Over 20% More Information Retention Than Long-Form Training


As if the potential to transform behaviors and organizations wasn’t intriguing enough, a new study out of Germany indicates that short content drives over 20% more information retention. After all of this, the participants all took the same multiple choice test covering the whole lesson.

6 eLearning lessons from Game of Thrones


While everyone tries to overcome the shock from the fifth season’s finale ( no spoilers here ), we thought it would be a fun summer post to write about Game of Thrones’s (GoT) lessons as they apply to eLearning. The importance of information While several royal families might be fighting it out for the Iron Throne, in eLearning things are much simpler: content is, and will always be, king.

Reflections on the ‘New Groupthink’ and lessons for asynchronous collaborative e-learning

The eLearning Nomad

Instead of distinguishing between online and in-person interaction, we used the lessons of one to inform our thinking about the other. “. The post Reflections on the ‘New Groupthink’ and lessons for asynchronous collaborative e-learning appeared first on DynaMind eLearning. I re-read Susan Cain’s ‘Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking’. According to this very well researched book, at least one-third of the population are introverts.

Pokémon Go – Lessons for the M-learning Designer

CommLab India

As an online learning professional, I believe m-learning designers can learn 3 valuable lessons from the creators of this highly successful game. Lesson 1: Keep the functionality and UI simple. Lesson 2: Make the best use of augmented reality.

The Rise and Fall of 3D Learning – Lessons from Real Implementations

Learning Cafe

One of the earliest champions in our organization for 3D Learning, Dr Prithwis Mukherjee ( Professor of Management : Information Systems, Web 2.0, Effective Learning 3D Learning Learning Lessons Learned Simulations Virtual Learning

5 Tech Tools to Invigorate Every Lesson

DigitalChalk eLearning

However, it should never replace a lesson. Unfortunately, not every tech tool is as valuable as the next; some are better at invigorating a lesson than others. For example, start a lesson about the life cycle of plants with this time-lapse video of plants growing out of the ground.

eLearning Lesson: Joe Ganci’s mLearning Tips


I am not a big fan of linear lessons, the kind where learners click Next, Next, Next because most learners just don’t learn much that way. Nonetheless, there are times when you may be creating an informational lesson without much interactivity that may involve a lot of branching depending on learner responses. The post eLearning Lesson: Joe Ganci’s mLearning Tips appeared first on.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Informal learning is effective because it is personal.

eLearning Lesson: Custom Reports Made Easy


The ability to create live desktop shortcuts to your reporting dashboard allows reporters to access the information they want without having to log into CourseMill, making it much easier to quickly get information.

4 Ways to Jump Start an eLearning Lesson

Integrated Learnings

I’ve heard learners criticize eLearning lessons that have too much “extra” stuff at the beginning. Think about all the material that some lessons place before the actual content: title slide, copyright and/or confidentiality statements, navigation instructions, learning objectives, etc. Next time you create an eLearning lesson, consider placing meaningful content immediately after (or maybe even before) the title slide. By Shelley A. Gable.

Using Intuitive and Deliberate Learning in Story Lessons - Tip #150

Vignettes Learning

We tend to ignore intuitive judgement in our design because it is loose, informal and others may call it a "touchy-feely" type of learning. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman I have often proposed in my books, blogs and presentations the idea of integrating stories in learning design.

Is Your Lesson Like the Sinking Titanic? - Tip #131

Vignettes Learning

As knowledge experts, how can we help learners navigate through the flood of information? How can we help learners cut through blocks of statistical information in intellectually and emotionally engaging ways? Are we still capable of human wisdom? But of course!”

4 lessons Mr Miyagi can teach learning designers

Pure Learning

Here are 4 lessons I took from Mr. Miyagi that will improve the way you design learning. Lesson: Don’t go just give people a whole heap of information and just hope something sticks. The other day I was able to show my wife the original Karate Kid film for the first time.

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Kill Boring eLearning with Story-Based Lessons

Vignettes Learning

In developing a small story-based lesson, it has to be short, snappy, succinct, easy to follow and effective in engaging learners and imparting knowledge. This is only a small section of possibly several course lessons. There are seven parts of the small Story-Based Lesson.

Lessons Learnt While Developing An e-Course On ‘Corporate Social Responsibility: A Design Perspective’


Thus, organizations and employees need to be informed about CSR and create sustainable eco-friendly processes within an organization. This was a lesson that to make an e-course exceptionally successful across a large and varied audience, simplicity is often the key.

Lessons from Marketers – Introducing a new short blog series

Unicorn Training

With such a wealth of data available from digital systems, and so many metrics from which to map success, it can sometimes be difficult to assess what is useful information and what is just noise.

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Creating Big Lessons By Using Small Data

Vignettes Learning

Rapid learning is achieved by putting lessons in micro-scenarios. Micro-scenarios prevents information overload and gives learners more capacity to focus and accumulate information. I compared these micro-lessons to kernels.

Three Lessons Learned from a 3D Virtual Immersive Environment Implementation

Kapp Notes

Here are three "lessons learned" in from an actual 3D virtual world implementation. Lessons Lesson 1 :Understand the client’s learning needs, participant volume requirements, technology access and security requirements, and participant appetite for working with new technologies. Use all of this information to select the right platform to meet the client’s needs at that point in time.

Precision Could Kill your eLearning Lessons

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: Storytelling is about making an emotional connection just as it is about conveying information. However, this is not to say that information and data are not important – they are. In developing interactive stories, create an inventory of data and information.

Learning Lessons from Black Ops 2

Integrated Learnings

There are lessons here. Here are some of the lessons that can be taken from Black Ops 2. Skip the Kill Cam and you miss a potentially valuable lesson. Instructional Design eLearning Blog Games Collaborative Learning Informal Learning Social Learning Gamification Workplace Learningby Jonathan Shoaf. As a boy growing up in a neighborhood full of kids, I understood the importance of a challenge. A challenge is where you put all your skills to use to beat an opponent.

Do Your Learners Value or Throw Away Your Lesson References?

Vignettes Learning

Must-learn support contains information that enhances the learning of the must-learn content. Since the goal of the must-learn lesson is to make it short, succinct and focused, inserting the must-learn support references may interrupt the succinctness of the must-learn lesson.

Chunking Information

The eLearning Coach

Chunking refers to the strategy of breaking down information into bite-sized pieces (Oh, that’s the visual!) so the brain can more easily digest new information. The reason the brain needs this assistance is because working memory, which is the equivalent of being mentally online, holds a limited amount of information at one time. The pearl of wisdom here is that if a learner’s working memory is full, the excess information will just drop out—as in disappear.

eLearning as Part of an Informal Learning Strategy

Integrated Learnings

Do you have a similar story of unstructured, experiential, informal learning? Jay Cross, known for his informal learning research, tells us that approximately 80% of workplace learning occurs informally. In contrast, only 20% of organizations’ learning budgets go toward enhancing informal learning. And can eLearning become part of an investment in informal learning? Compare that to making time to complete a 1-hour lesson. By Shelley A. Gable.