Small is Big: Converting PDFs to E-Learning Modules
FEBRUARY 27, 2015
E-learning is much beyond just saving paper – it is the realization of the full potential of instructional design by harnessing the functionalities provided by IT, such as interactivity, animations, call to actions, etc., Create them at the end of each short module and collect their scores.
Games Can Provide Authentic Experiences
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
To provide effective instruction, it needs to be as authentic to the actual experience as possible. May times in a classroom or in an elearning module, there are no consequences for wrong decisions or actions. Gamification of context provides two key advantages. So, providing a game for learning creates an authentic environment other than a classroom or a slideshow and highlights how certain variables or actions taken in situation play out over time.
eLearning Modules will Die… and 70:20:10 will hold the Smoking Gun
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
When talking about technology and learning it’s hard not to think about elearning modules. So I take no joy in predicting that elearning modules will inevitably be murdered. The best of today’s elearning modules have learnt from past excesses.
Creating Immersive Learning Solutions for Industrial Technical Training
JULY 22, 2015
Origin Learning has displayed its in-depth understanding of concepts by developing learning modules with an immersive approach for a transportation conglomerate recently. Concept is what is core to content.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
this report provides you with a little. but has provided skills or knowledge that have actually. provide timely value for the business. to provide, and where, when and how can it be accessed? how to use the tools that’ll provide them. provide you with the answers.
Robert Gagne’s Nine Steps of Instruction: Do’s and Don’ts in E-Learning
MARCH 8, 2015
STEP 2: PROVIDE A LEARNING OBJECTIVE. For that, chunking content into smaller e-learning modules is very important. STEP 5: PROVIDE GUIDANCE FOR LEARNING. STEP 7: PROVIDE FEEDBACK.
Mobile Learning Provides a Lot of Advantage for the Banking and Financial Services Industry: An Insight
JUNE 1, 2015
The Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) industry is a highly dynamic sector where updated knowledge provides an extra edge over others in the competitive scenario. This provides just-in-time delivery of information, which is often at the crux of making a successful sales call.
Designing Micro-learning Modules – A Few Lessons from Hollywood
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
Many e-learning designers believe the short spans of micro-learning modules are the panacea for all learner engagement issues. Lesson: Begin the micro-learning module with an icebreaker. Designers of micro-learning modules can adopt a similar approach.
Customizing Training Modules Made Easy With Articulate Storyline – Part II
OCTOBER 18, 2016
In my previous blog, we have seen how Articulate Storyline helps customize online training modules according to your requirements. Here are 5 examples of customized components in online training modules developed in Articulate Storyline.
A How to Guide on the Principles of the #elearningmanifesto: # 5 Provide realistic practice
Challenge to Learn
JULY 1, 2014
This is Principle 5 of the manifesto: “We will provide learners sufficient levels of realistic practice; for example, simulations, scenario-based decision making, case-based evaluations, and authentic exercises.”
Putting Together an ERP Trail Mix: Some Bite-sized Modules for Employees To Snack On
SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
Give them bite-sized modules that deal with a single learning objective and provide just-in-time support whenever they require. Short learning modules for role-based training. Micro modules for training reinforcement.
5 Reasons Your Learners Love to Hate Your Online Training Modules
JULY 17, 2016
Let me explain: With all good intentions, course developers and subject matter experts create online training modules, believing that they MUST be loved by learners and produce awesome results, merely because of the time, money, and effort spent in creating them.
An LMS Provides Solutions to Your Company’s New Year’s Resolutions
DECEMBER 15, 2015
If so, know that an eLearning system can provide the solutions to your company’s New Year’s resolutions. You want to attract and retain the best; provide them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company’s mission.”.
Extend eFront with modules for fun and profit
JANUARY 14, 2015
In this post we’ll take a look at eFront’s module system, and how it enables eFront users to extend and mold the software to their e-learning needs. Modules what? But did you know that there’s already a curated list of modules available for eFront?
5 Things To Consider When Selecting A Training Provider
OCTOBER 7, 2015
Having both perspectives (client and training provider) has helped me gain a clear understanding of what to look for when selecting a training provider. In particular, there are five key questions I recommend anyone selecting a training provider must answer, before deciding who to work with. Many training providers are experts in a particular area and/or industry. Do they provide a learning journey?
Are Short Product Knowledge Learning Modules The Need Of The Hour?
AUGUST 1, 2016
If you are anywhere close to using short learning modules for training your Gen Y sales force, you are on the right track and need not worry. These short learning modules deal with one learning objective at a time, thereby avoiding cognitive overload on the sales reps.
From Why to Wow: Develop E-learning Modules for Engaging Compliance Training
OCTOBER 13, 2016
Well, you can change the perception of employees towards compliance training when you provide customized training that can engage them. Feedback can be provided for the different choices they make. Instead, provide short bite-sized modules covering 1-2 learning points.
How to Provide Personalized Learning Experience in E-Learning Courses
JUNE 20, 2016
People now seek personalization, whether it’s in an e-mail, browser, desktop, or TV, and developers are providing features such as themes, wallpapers and various options to support personalization. Providing further readings for them in the e-learning course helps them meet their quest.
When to Bring Your Association’s Continuing Education Online
FEBRUARY 13, 2014
When developing continuing education, you typically look to provide high value to your members while keeping costs as low as possible. But sometimes it’s worthwhile to focus significant resources on developing a very customized continuing education (CE) module. This might end up being an app for mobile devices, an online self-study module with quizzes and games built in, or an online course with significant resources invested such as broadcasting live video.
The Dos and Don’ts of Developing Self-paced Training Modules
JANUARY 25, 2017
It provides learners the options of what, where, when, and how to learn. You need to come up with ideas that will make your learners want to know more, be eager to go to the next module, and ready to follow the instructional path you have designed.
Top 10 Moodle Plugins of 2014
OCTOBER 29, 2014
Last week we released an article that provides a detailed list of the best Moodle Plugins we curated over the past 12 years. Moodle Plugins Moodle Moodle Modules Moodle plugins
Using Variable Flags to Provide Feedback in Adobe Captivate
AUGUST 8, 2012
Most e-learning tools, including Adobe Captivate, provide for the ability to use flags. However, creating custom variables allows the developer to track nearly any thing in an e-learning module. by Jonathan Shoaf. Flags are common everyday objects.
Providing Contextual Learning Through Apple’s iBeacon Technology
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
The number of iPhone users has been growing steadily. From 17.5 million users in 2010, the number has gone up to 63.2 million in the US alone, and this number is continuously rising. The total number of iPhones sold globally in 2013 is reported to be 150 million.
SDMS Ltd & Epignosis Release Face-to-Face Training Module for eFront
JULY 6, 2012
Leading UK Staff Development and Personnel Solutions provider, SDMS Ltd , together with Epignosis, the developer of eFront®, recently announced the release of a new classroom module to complement the already extensive functionality of eFront® its award winning e-Learning platform. The module also provides student level access for students to view face-to-face training courses on offer within the business and to apply to attend them.
Scaffolding in Microlearning
APRIL 13, 2017
In a 5 minute microlearning module, it’s harder to create multiple opportunities for practice. Multiple Microlearning Modules. Maybe you don’t need to scaffold within a microlearning module. Another option for scaffolding is offering contextual help within a microlearning module.
Skillsoft buying SumTotal – My Take
AUGUST 23, 2014
Here according to the documentation listed on the Skillsoft web site, is what they see as the real value of the SumTotal acquisition (text listed is actual wording on their document): Skillsoft and SumTotal provide highly complementary HR solutions. Who provides learning or training (some people see a difference between) to customers? I never even have heard of a HR employee or department/division head providing training to customers.
Achieving Learning Flow with Your Online Member Education
OCTOBER 28, 2014
Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow model describes the concept of being so engaged in an activity, such as an online course, that you remain engaged for an extended period of time, completing modules, activities, and assessments without taking breaks.
Corporate MOOCs: Getting Buy-In from Employees
Your Training Edge
JULY 31, 2014
The What: Provide education about what MOOCs are. Encourage employees to explore some academic MOOC providers like Coursera and edX—maybe even recommend a few courses for them to take. The How: Provide clear instructions and expectations for how the MOOC will proceed.
Purchasing Courses for your LMS
JULY 25, 2014
Perhaps the content provided educational value or offered the ability to see into the future and what is possible. Created by a 3rd party provider – a Skillsoft or Wiley for example. Created by the LMS provider – they build custom content. Series of modules or 10 minute courses. The first thing you need to do is find the appropriate content provider that will work best for you. If the provider balks, walk.
Excellence in Blended Learning
DECEMBER 5, 2016
Programs include orientation and capstone webinars, which include one live Harvard-moderated webinar for each program module. Modules concluded with missions: real-world assignments for learners to channel what they learned and apply it to their daily work.
Anything is Possible with Articulate Storyline
B Online Learning
OCTOBER 6, 2015
B Online Learning was recently engaged by the Association of Independent Schools of NSW (AIS) to assist in building four modules as part of the online component of the Early Literacy Project. The design for each module was provided to […].
The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog
APRIL 6, 2011
For an excellent illustration of this problem, check out this great example provided by the always-interesting Cathy Moore (click the image to launch the Flash player): Courtesy of [link] So, why does narration in eLearning frequently do nothing more than parrot back what’s written on the screen?
Excellence in Academic Partnerships
DECEMBER 5, 2016
Piloted in 2015, 1,100 employees have since enrolled and more than 90 percent have completed at least one module. Learning Delivery LIP 2016 Providers Learning In Practice AwardsLearning in Practice Awards 2016.
Once, When I was at Band Camp…
MAY 6, 2016
Stories provide an organizing structure that makes the subject matter more relevant to learners and can maintain learners' interest throughout a lengthy module or course; the stories lend personal importance that can be lost when dealing with abstract facts and rules.
A Quick Recap - ‘Create Learning Arcs Using Raptivity Linker Beta’
APRIL 3, 2014
Learning arcs created using Raptivity Linker provide the middle ground—they are long enough to constitute a full learning experience, yet short enough to be used in different courses. These two arcs, on one hand, can be used as distinct learning modules and on the other, can also be combined to form a part of a bigger gamification course. Before I jump into writing what I am supposed to write today, there is a confession I want to make.
Micro-learning Through The Mobile Platform: Is That Where Learning Is Heading?
SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
This provides the learner concise and relevant information that is easy to retain and later, apply. Micro-learning when delivered through the mobile platform , becomes more accessible and provides an opportunity for learning, anywhere and anytime.