DevCorner: Using Simplified User Interfaces (SUI) in Help Content

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An example of SUI (pronounced “sue-ee” by the TechSmith User Assistance team). When used in learning materials, SUI graphics can aid in creating clearer, more memorable instruction. As an instructional designer at TechSmith, my job is to create and deliver helpful content for anyone that wants to learn our software. TechSmith has committed to rapidly releasing software updates – which is great because our users get the functionality they need quickly.

Perfecting Your Tutorial Video Workflow | Josh Cavalier

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Tutorial videos are a fantastic way to connect with your audience through teaching and learning. Josh Cavalier has over 25 years of experience in learning and development and is a passionate instructional video creator. Crafting video tutorials as part of a learning journey.


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Mastering Customer Education with Daniel Quick

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He has over 20 years of experience designing learning, delivering training, and building customer education programs. His background includes leading customer education at Optimizely, Asana, and now he’s the VP of Learning Strategies at Thought Industries.

How to Convert Instructor-Led Training in a Virtual World with Shannon Tipton

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Shannon Tipton teaches, consults, and helps organizations think differently about workplace learning. In most cases, it’s where a trainer leads one united learning session with participants joining in online, from a variety of different locations.

How to Make a Great Educational Video (Free Template)

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Creating educational videos helps students learn better — even when classes are in-person. Here’s what you’ll learn: What is an educational video? Live sessions try to mimic the face-to-face learning experience. On-demand video learning.

Good Training Is All about the Audience | Kati Ryan

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What does it take to be great at learning and development? The keys to effective learning. What are the learning objectives or goals? We need to figure out ways to braid those two things together to tell a story and to flow into a learning funnel.

Effective Instructional Videos: 4 Tips You Need to Steal From Marketing

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Doing so will not only create a feeling of immersion for the audience but will also reinforce the learning point. I once created a live-action learning video where characters had unique personalities and an intriguing, realistic “dating in the workplace” problem. The relatable characters increased the connection to the learning experience. The TechSmith Academy videos are also an effective example of using simple stories. Center in on the learning experience.

Common Sense Tips for Outstanding Training Content [An Interview with Kati Ryan]

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At TLDC (Training, Learning, and Development Conference) we talked with 14 experienced learning professionals to hear what advice and thoughts they have about creating training content. So, we created an entirely free course in TechSmith Academy that walks you through just that.

The 7 Essentials of a Good Tutorial Video

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At TechSmith, while we may not be sandwich artists, we know a thing or two about making video tutorials — including the essential elements that help make any tutorial video, training video, or software demo a good one. Tutorials must be easy to consume, and learning is best achieved when information is delivered clearly. When you start working on a tutorial, set specific learning objectives for the viewer. A short tutorial should have one to three objectives.

8 Tips to Incorporate Screencasts Into Your Online Training Course

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Give corporate learners a brief overview of what’s to come and what they’ll learn by the end of the presentation. Concentrate on Training Gaps and Learning Objectives. The screencast should focus on training gaps and learning objectives to enhance employee performance. Using the learning objectives as a guide, you can create a a more effective script and outline that get right to the point.

Taking Time to Learn with Alex Salas

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Alexander Salas an award-winning learning experience designer, eLearning expert and Chief of Awesomeness at eLearning Launch. As an expert in the integration of instructional science with popular authoring tools, Alex has been a designer of learning programs for Fortune 100 companies such as Centene Corporation, Philips and Dell Technologies. There’s no one better to talk about taking more time for learning new skills, and how we can put that into practice in our daily lives.

The Ultimate Guide to Easily Make Instructional Videos

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What do you do when you need to learn something new? Or what if you need to learn how to use a new software or service? Learning and educational content are viewed over a billion times a day on YouTube. Of course, while you don’t want boring videos, your main goal is for your viewers to comprehend and learn what you are teaching them. Learn the basics, then start to upgrade your tools. How to Make Tutorial Videos | Camtasia | TechSmith.

How to Make Video: Before You Start

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We’ve been there, made a lot of mistakes, and learned that we want to share with you. It’s okay to learn. Learning Objects vs. Outcomes: Narrow the Focus. I was recently in a conference workshop with Shannon Tipton (Learning Rebels) , and she made a bold statement, which was to the effect: Throw out the learning objective and focus on what you want the learner to actually do. Learn more about captions.

EDUCAUSE 2014: Active Learning is Where it’s at

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EDUCAUSE is an annual conference where higher education, tech-savvy professionals can meet to network and learn from each other to help boost education success. Active Learning Is Where It’s At. Join Brian for a fast paced look at the process that he follows when working with faculty to plan, prep, capture, edit, and produce high-quality reusable learning objects that help to facilitate active learning opportunities for students both inside and outside of the classroom.

How to Effectively Shift to Online Teaching: The Ultimate Guide

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As such, instructors who are new to the online learning environment may feel a lot of anxiety about how best to provide their students with the learning experience they deserve. Do you feel like you don’t have the time to learn online learning best practices?

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5 Ways to Save Time During Elearning Course Revisions

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The client might shift the scope of the elearning project or the learning objectives halfway through the project. Over the course of multiple elearning course revision rounds, content is usually added or modified based on learners’ needs and evolving learning objectives. Christopher holds an MBA, and an MEd (Learning Design) from BGSU. The post 5 Ways to Save Time During Elearning Course Revisions appeared first on TechSmith Blog.

The Beginners Guide to Successful Video Pre Production

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And I learned exactly what you need to do to make your first video. It’s okay to learn. Learning Objects vs. Outcomes: Narrow the Focus. I was recently in a conference workshop with Shannon Tipton (Learning Rebels). She made a bold statement, which was to the effect: Throw out the learning objective and focus on what you want the learner to actually do. Is it going to be accessed through a Learning Management System (LMS) ?

4 Types of Videos for Learning

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So, you need to think about how you’re going to handle customer expectations, but you should also consider your learning objectives. While there are many types of videos you can employ to execute your tactic, there are four big genres that lend themselves well to video learning. When the learning objective is competency in a technical task, it may be best to make a screencast. The post 4 Types of Videos for Learning appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

How to Decide the Best Media for Instruction with Betty Dannewitz

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But, with new innovative technologies working their way into our media, how can these be used for learning and development? Betty Dannewitz has over 18 years’ experience in the learning and development field. Where are they going to take this learning in?

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

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Match each section with current objectives or desired outcomes. You can always pair the conventional spec sheet with your video production to cater to diverse learning preferences. Insider Secret to Modern Learning MacGyvers. Evaluate your existing online training assets with an open mind and a list of learning objectives at the ready. Brainstorm ways to dissect, edit or add on to the online training content to support your current learning outcomes and goals.

How To Build a Mini-Course To Generate Leads: A Complete Guide


And we’re not only talking about how a mini-course can be a valuable learning experience for the learners. If a topic is trending, this means that people are more likely to pay money to learn about it (or they are already). Step 1: Define the Learning Objectives.

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10 Tips to Effectively Use Videos in eLearning

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You can either make a powerful introduction to demonstrate your commitment to the learning objectives, use it for an exercise, illustrate the “how-to,” or for a memorable closure to grab the attention of your audience and summarize your key points. Register for our free upcoming webinar with Matt Pierce from TechSmith where you will learn everything from the appropriate amount of time for a video to techniques for engaging viewers. . .

Check Out My Latest LinkedIn Learning Course: eLearning Tips

Tim Slade

Back in 2017, I share a post, documenting my experience scripting, recording and producing my very first online course for LinkedIn Learning ( at the time): Learning Articulate 360: Rise. Think of it as LinkedIn Learning’s version of microlearning.

LMS, LCMS, Content Authoring: Exploring eLearning Tools

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There are a multitude of different tools available to instructional designers and eLearning developers, and it is important to consider which tools will help you to achieve the desired learning objectives and outcomes for your courses. Joe Ganci writes the Toolkit column for Learning Solutions Magazine , which reviews all the different tools available for creating eLearning content.

Best of eLearning Learning - First Half of December 2009

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Best of eLearning Learning. I’ve fallen a bit behind on my reading in December, so I was glad to be able to use eLearning Learning to catch me up on the good stuff for the month. Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009 - eLearning Learning Posts , December 2, 2009. Collaborative learning using Captivate and Twitter - Adobe Captivate Blog , December 11, 2009. PLE / Personal Learning Environment: What’s yours like? Google Goggles will rock m-learning.

Top Picks for 2016 – E-Learning

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In the name of fellowship and bringing all of us around the world together, now more than ever before, the calling out of THE TOP PICKS of E-LEARNING 2016 is the first step (okay, maybe not the first step, but for this post.). I bring you my top picks for a wide swath of products on the online learning space. Ability to use, re-use assets i.e. resuable learning objects. Ability to create game based learning including courses on mobile devices. E-Learning 24/7.

Free L&D webinars for February 2019

Limestone Learning

Well, the world of learning and development is loving showing you some love, with a bouquet of free webinars on everything from instructional design to performance consulting , plus tons more. You’ll have an opportunity to explore the latest industry research on coaching and change management, and learn how high-performing organizations are leveraging various coaching modalities to ensure that their employees not only survive change, but become change leaders for their organizations.

19 Powerful Ways That Small Businesses Can Benefit From Thinkific

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Thinkific’s mission is to revolutionize the way people learn. Currently, Thinkific supports online learning for over 50,000-course creators in 190 countries and in 20+ languages. All the while ensuring that it’s a great learning experience. Businesses e-Learning Thinkific Tips

Storyboard Templates iPhone - Best of eLearning Learning

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Best of eLearning Learning. Luckily eLearning Learning was able to point me at the top 63 posts for the month! Top 20 E-Learning Blogs for 2009 + Some Reflections on 2009 - The E-Learning Curve , December 14, 2009. and Change Present Challenges to Many Learning Executives - Informal Learning , December 13, 2009. Top Learning Resources of 2009 - Learn and Lead , December 23, 2009. Google Goggles will rock m-learning.