How to Create Clear Learning Objectives
MAY 14, 2014
The phrase “learning objectives” gets thrown around a lot in discussions about training and development. Courses are supposed to have learning objectives, competencies should be related to them, quiz questions should assess how well they’ve been met, and more. But what are learning objectives? By the end of this post, you will be able to define “learning objectives,” recognize why they are important, and create them. .
Learning Objectives – Your Course GPS
MAY 12, 2015
The GPS way-finder of that experience, that directs the learner from one destination to the next and reinforces the “why” of the journey, is its set of learning objectives. What are learning objectives? Conceptually, learning objectives help define and structure the course journey, like an itinerary marking each expected milestone and highlight of the trip. Why do we need learning objectives? Example A is vague.
How Gagné’s Nine Events of Instruction Can Make Your Online Courses Better
DECEMBER 28, 2016
His pioneering work in instructional design led to a systematic approach to learning that we know today as Gagné’s Nine Events of Instruction. Before a student can learn, he or she must be paying attention. Inform Learners of Objectives.
Deeper eLearning Design: Part 2 – Practice Makes Perfect
JUNE 16, 2015
The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning really work. We started with objectives and we’ll continue on through concepts, examples, emotional elements, and putting it together, but here we’re talking about good practice for learning. Once you’ve established good objectives, the next thing you do is make meaningful practice that aligns with those objectives.
5 Steps to Scripting Great Microlearning Videos
JUNE 23, 2016
Make sure you have just ONE learning objective for your microlearning video. For example, if you are using a microlearning video to retrain some restaurant employees on washing their hands, focus tightly on a small chunk of information. This makes the content you create in order to teach this object very easy to create. You need to show the user what you want them to learn. Here's an example. Focus on a single objective.
How to Write Good Assessment Questions
MARCH 23, 2016
Ensure the questions are tied to the course’s learning objectives. For example, if the learner needs to put steps in order a sequencing question fits better than a multi-choice question. For example, option “B” is always correct. “Can someone explain this question to me?
Game Based Learning: Is It Appropriate For My Association?
NOVEMBER 10, 2014
Why are games so popular, and how can we leverage gamification for association learning? Like any effective learning project, it’s critical to define your audience and determine if gamification is a good fit. Then, do some informal feedback testing from a sample of your own demographic.
Instructional Design: The Process – Part 2
NOVEMBER 25, 2016
The article ended with an introduction to ADDIE framework of learning design. The identification of the skills gaps and analysis of this training or learning need is called the Analysis Phase and forms a part of the discovery phase of project management.
Awesome Instructional Design Tips for Effective E-learning
MARCH 24, 2017
Instructional designers (IDs) play an important role in designing an effective e-learning. All he/she expects is an effective (in terms of learning) and good-looking course. Follow them when designing your e-learning courses and ensure they facilitate effective learning. .
eLearning Course or Job Aid: Which do your Learners Need?
MARCH 18, 2014
Most L&D departments are shifting from “just sit down and take this course” to “just-in-time learning.” We like to call them “learning snacks.” Courses are becoming more scenario based with the learning objective being to “find and locate.”
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Online Portfolios
AUGUST 2, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Shes included samples of wikis and courses she has created, links to podcasts, references and her resume. what samples of my work represent me?
Designing for Motivation: Three Theories eLearning Designers Can Use
MARCH 25, 2014
At times, it can be challenging to motivate these employees during an online learning experience. And learners may approach the learning as rote and compulsory. All three seek to explain motivation and how it impacts the learning process.
5 time-saving tips for your next learner survey
AUGUST 3, 2016
There’s even a list of sample questions to help make your life easier. These indicators can also help you to create better learning experiences in the future. Beyond learner reaction, surveys can contribute to the job of measuring the impact and value of the learning.
Video is the New Text.Hmmm!
Will at Work Learning
MAY 13, 2015
For years I've been telling clients they ought to use more video in their learning programs, especially their elearning offerings. Nothing persuades our learners better than seeing real people who are like them -- giving testimony, telling their stories, giving their lessons learned. Video can utilize scenario-based decision making, which we know from the learning research is a powerful tool to support comprehension and remembering. I put in some time to learn it.
Top 10 Instructional Design Tips for Effective eLearning
DECEMBER 11, 2016
Instructional Design (ID) plays a crucial role in designing an engaging and effective e-learning course. The instructional designer employs ID strategies to create good e-learning courses that facilitate optimum knowledge transfer. Set effective learning objectives.
MARCH 18, 2014
Are you passionate about learning and technology? If you want to work with a team of like-minded people, focused on transforming learning to change lives, then Digitec Interactive has a career for you. We’re re-inventing the future of learning, and we need your help. The candidate will report to a project manager and perform instructional design tasks, following the ISD process to design and write e-learning modules, courses, and game-based learning experiences.
Evaluation Questions for your LMS: Learner, Course and Program
JULY 11, 2016
The process of receiving feedback and measuring the effectiveness of learning programs, learners and course facilitators is known as evaluation. Let’s explore each and examine some sample evaluation questions you can use in your own surveys.
Tips to Write Better eLearning
NOVEMBER 16, 2011
Comment: Video should be used to demonstrate key concepts in the learning. Here is a sample video tutorial we have built to demonstrate how to add a Glossary to an Articulate Skin. Summary: Storytelling incorporates facts and concepts learned, and should contain characters that the learners can identify with. Always focus on the same characters throughout the entire course…this allows the learners to keep building on concepts already learned.
5 Ways to Improve Bad eLearning
SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
Sample eLearning with START on Screen One. More than likely, old elearning has 45 screens of navigation instructions, learning objectives, and other hand-holding sludge. For example, picture a sales training that has a section on communication.
Anti-Bullying - How to combine story with a compliance lesson?
JUNE 20, 2013
Anti-Bullying - small sample lesson Preview the small lesson below and observe how we combined a story with the content. Please click here to preview the small Anti-Bullying Sample Lesson Basic approaches in combining story and content in a small lesson 1.
E-Learning in 2014: The Four “M” #trends
JANUARY 31, 2014
As such, we had a 31 day opportunity to really mull over what we think will make 2014 a great year for e-Learning. Rather than focusing solely on browser compatibility, m-Learning seeks to offer quality learning opportunities across devices such as tablets or smartphones.
Best Practices for Improving Online Courses Using Student Feedback
FEBRUARY 8, 2017
The goal is to ensure that the next version of a course will offer an even better learning experience for students than the last one did. Here are some best practices to help you accomplish that objective and make sure your eLearning courses are providing students with top-rated experiences.
Play Games to Make Games
ATD Learning Technologies
MARCH 2, 2017
Using games to educate adults isn’t just a trend, it’s a compelling way to help people learn strategy, resource allocation, and innovative thinking. In fact, there is a large body of research that shows that games are more effective than lecture-based approaches to learning.
How Lectora Inspire Can Overcome Your Training Challenges
JANUARY 25, 2017
Easy reviews by SMEs involved in e-learning course creation: One of the top features of Lectora Inspire that users talk highly of is ReviewLink™. When you want to create courses with low shelf life, you can pretty much use any tool that easily converts PPTs into e-learning.
Best Practices: Working with Text-Based (PDF) Courses
JANUARY 14, 2016
It has changed the way we learn. Also, text-based courses allow students to refer to the learning material whenever required. Is all information in place (course description, learning objectives, topic name, headings, additional resources, glossary of terms, etc.)? Identify your content, distribute it into digestible sections (lessons/modules/topics), identify the learning objectives of each section, and insert them at the beginning of the course.
Why you must Outsource your Compliance Course Development to an E-learning Company
NOVEMBER 1, 2016
This blog tells what a compliance officer and his team won’t have to do when they outsource their compliance course development to the right e-learning company. When you outsource, the e-learning vendor will move to course development after deciding the instructional strategy.
The Flexible eLearning Framework
JULY 12, 2016
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?” Can they adjust to varying learning preferences?
eLearning Healthcare Training: Perceptions and Planning
DECEMBER 9, 2014
If there is one way to learn the concepts in a healthcare profession, it’s the “learning by doing”. The slow and enduring, detailed descriptions of each objective is the only theme applicable in such trainings. Rapid eLearning developers, please read this article (twice)!
Conducting Post-Course Evaluations
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
Level 2: What did the learners learn? Instructional designers must ensure that all learning objectives can be successfully evaluated. Here is a link to a sample Level 1 evaluation using Google Forms embedded within CourseArc. Level 3 makes learning more than an event.
How to Choose the Best Games for Your e-Learning Courses
JULY 19, 2012
e-Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Web-based Collaborative e-Learning Authoring. Affordable Rapid e-Learning. Learning & Talent Management Systems. Fast, Flexible & Powerful Learning Management. Enterprise Learning Management System. Mobile Learning.
Quality Control: Best Practices in Online Course Design and Delivery
JANUARY 18, 2017
But like other design-driven products, in which subjectivity plays a key role in a course’s development and execution, the quality of eLearning products can sometimes be difficult to evaluate objectively.
Walking down the Interactive Learning Path with Raptivity
NOVEMBER 14, 2014
With a tool like Raptivity, educators can bridge this gap by adding meaningful learning interactions (such as brainteasers, interactive diagrams, 3D worlds, games, simulations, assessments and much more) to their digital content. With Raptivity, one can harness the addition of interactive learning objects to the digital teaching content while continuing to use the existing authoring environment and processes. You can explore through some interesting samples here.
Interview with Karl Kapp on Games, Gamification, and LEARNING!
Will at Work Learning
SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
Karl Kapp is one of the learning field's best research-to-practice gurus! The following is a master class on games and learning: Will (Question 1): Karl, you’ve written a definitive exploration of Gamification in your book, The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Game-Based Methods and Strategies for Training and Education. It’s the wrong approach to learning and motivation. In our field, we are paid to help people learn, not to entertain them.
Evaluating Training – Capturing the Benefits Aspect of ROI
MAY 10, 2016
New post Evaluating Training – Capturing the Benefits Aspect of ROI on Obsidian Learning. Here are the five evaluation levels: Reaction and Planned Action – Frequency: Typically for each learning event. Learning – Frequency: Typically pre- and post-training assessments.