How to Write an Irresistible Course Description

LearnDash

And yet, what you write in your course description is one of the most important factors in convincing learners to sign up. The problem I have with this advice is that it seems to assume that learners won’t bother to read a longer version. You will almost certainly need a bite-sized version to use in a variety of contexts —like an elevator pitch. Then decide whether to offer the longer or shorter version based on where it will appear.

Tips for Writing Instructional and Training Material

Convergence Training

It’s not easy to write well. Or, as Ernest Hemingway put it, “Easy writing makes hard reading.”. And while it’s true that all types of writing are difficult, it’s also true that each type of writing presents its own special challenges.

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How Avaya Built Its Own Version of Khan Academy

TechSmith Camtasia

This post originally appeared on the Avaya blog on May 15, 2013 by Carl Knerr. Those are the key stats around the Avaya Mentor program, our fast-growing set of how-to YouTube videos for Avaya products that my team and I have been producing. Last week I had the pleasure of presenting at the semi-annual Technology Services World (TSW) Conference , hosted by the Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) on the Avaya Mentor program, which I had also written about last August.

Repurpose Your Content: Make a Blog Video!

TechSmith Camtasia

Writing a blog post is often time consuming and a lot of effort goes into research, writing, and editing. Since you’re already writing the post –why not also make a blog video? A vlog is a blog that is primarily delivered in video format. For our purposes, when we say blog video , we’re talking about a video summary of a blog post. You can use your blog video on social media to promote the post and drive traffic to the blog post.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Google AI Blog (2014), ‘A picture is worth a thousand (coherent) words: building a natural description of images’ 4 Give Your Video. the chance to write their answer in a text box. different version of your courses for the myriad. version for different audiences.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. A Guide for Creating and Buying Accessible Online Training within Your Organization’s Training Program. He frequently shares about accessible elearning development through our Learning Dispatch blog and newsletter. Why Do Training Programs Need Accessible Elearning? Why Do Training Programs Need Accessible Elearning?

How to Create Profitable Online Courses and Membership Sites Even After Failures Along the Way with Pete McPherson from Do You Even Blog

LifterLMS

Learn how to create profitable online courses and membership sites even after failures along the way with Pete McPherson from Do You Even Blog in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett from LifterLMS. Check that out at the Do You Even Blog podcast.

Time to Create Branching Scenarios

Experiencing eLearning

In order to figure it out, we have to consider several factors: the overall size of the scenario, the complexity of the branching structure, the amount of multimedia, the difficulty of any triggers or programming, and the tools used. However, the final version required 75 slides.

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Jay’s blogs fork

Jay Cross

Ten years ago I was writing several daily blogs: In 2001, these joined together to become the Internet Time Blog, one of the earliest blogs about learning: Five years later, writing my book on Informal Learning, I added a blog of the same name. The Informal Learning blog started somewhat idealistically: “This goes back to Adam & Eve, to the dawn of consciousness. That left me with two nearly indistinguishable blogs.

Remember the 3 E’s When Marketing Educational Programs

WBT Systems

First, create awareness in your target audiences—their awareness of the need for pursuing professional development and their awareness of the educational programs your association offers. The three E’s of marketing educational programs will help you succeed with each of these three phases of marketing. You don’t often hear about expeditionary marketing but in times of change, this bold approach could take your online educational programs—and non-dues revenue—to new heights.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Friday, January 25, 2008 Writing Less Objectionable Learning Objectives My recent post on alternatives to listing out learning objectives generated a lot of interest and a good conversation. ( Christy Tucker did a nice write up from the the opening presentation of the WebEx/eLearning Guild Online eLearning Summit. You can write objectives in a different way so they fit with a context of why you want to learn something. Cammy, sorry I missed the first version of this!

BLOG: From Clunky to Funky - How Technology Shaped eLearning

Unicorn Training

[caption id="attachment_2145" align="alignleft" width="300"] Helen (l) gets into the spirit of The Great Duck Race at the 2012 eLearning Awards[/caption] Here is a taste of what Helen has to say - to read the full article check out the Flash-version of our 25 years digital publication. I was responsible for the instructional design, scriptwriting, programming and ‘graphics’ creation.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Online Portfolios

Learning Visions

Thursday, August 02, 2007 Online Portfolios Jennifer Madrell shows us a great example of an online portofolio , which she calls a "svelte and sparkly version of this blog - that is a requirement and capstone project at Indiana University." These days Ive got oodles of documents on my hard drive at work, this blog, but no concrete examples that I could share of courses I have been involved with (its all proprietary info built for clients). Your blog?

Resources from Webinar, “Develop the Elearning Your Program Deserves”

The Learning Dispatch

We had a great turnout during our recent webinar, “Develop the Elearning Your Program Deserves—for the Training Results You Want.” Rapid E-Learning blog , Tom Khulmann. Cathy Moore’s blog post on multiple-choice questions (Great resource for question/item writing). And of course, our own Learning Dispatch blog and its companion, the Learning Dispatch newsletter (subscribe on our home page !). Elearning Development Resources.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Connectivism: Week 1

Learning Visions

Friday, September 12, 2008 Connectivism: Week 1 With little time these days, Ill be auditing the auditors version of the 12 week Connectivism course happening now. Little nuggets that stand out to me: George Siemens writes, in Connectivism: Learning Theory or Pastime of the Self-Amused?: Blog Book Tour: Learning in 3D #lrn3d Allison Rossett: ELearning Isn’t What You Think It.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days to a Better Blog: Days 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8

Learning Visions

Tuesday, August 07, 2007 31 Days to a Better Blog: Days 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8 This whole 31 Days to a Better Blog exercise is proving harder to stay on top of than I had even imagined. Well, I didnt even have an About This Blog Page. One of you -- my two old timers -- will be getting an email from me thanking you for sticking with me and adding value to my blog content. Day 7: Plan a Weeks Worth of Blog Posts. Im not trying to make money off this blog.

Escape from Compliance Training Jail - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. Needless to say, they have many certification and annual refresher training programs. Tom, Great points - I would like to add a couple more - in hopes that you may address these with your upcoming blog. Before a learner enters a program, the CBL process audits the learner’s knowledge quality to determine where knowledge and confidence gaps exist related to the training content. Many people are forced to write them down.

The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. Here are three templates that I created for this blog post. Perhaps they’ll find their way onto the blog. Tom this is a great write-up and a fantastic way for every one of us to expand our design inspiration. Your blog and website has provided the motivation I need to contribute some materials at some later date. I’m here to say that I appreciate your blog. I can write on my PC like I can a notebook.

dominKnow | ONE vs Articulate 360: an eLearning Authoring Tool Functionality Face-Off

Tesseract Learning

There are actually two current versions of Storyline. Almost a decade after its original debut, there’s still no Mac-native version. Plus, you need to pay for additional software which isn’t always compatible with the latest version of Mac OS. Blog Custom elearning Generi

5 Factors to Consider in eLearning Outsourcing

Tesseract Learning

In this blog, I talk about five important factors that you need to consider when selecting an eLearning outsourcing partner. Then, the alpha and beta versions of the course should also be reviewed thoroughly. Blog Custom elearning

Learning Suite: The past of learning systems

Learning Pool

writing and printing documents, tracking budgets, creating slide presentations) and needing a set of tools to do all those things that used common design conventions for interface and interaction. Early e-learning programs came on physical media—floppy disks, laser disks, etc.—but

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Responsive Web Design: Creating Content for Better User Experience

G-Cube

In technology, ‘Responsive’ means a program, application or website that works on multiple devices and delivers the same viewing experience across all devices without any added effort from the user. In addition to PCs, tablets and mobile phones, developers had to create different versions of the content for Windows, Android and the Apple systems! There is no longer the need to maintain multiple versions of content.

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Breathing life into Employee Development Trainings – An e-learning perspective

G-Cube

The first training course was developed for a multi-national energy management company which wanted to initiate an employee program on the basic principals of Ergonomics – to keep muscle and skeletal disorders at bay that arises out of wrong posture. To address this need, two separate versions of the course was created – one with minimal text but enhanced graphics and animations and the other with descriptive text, audio descriptions and minimal interactivities.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days: 8, 9 & 10

Learning Visions

Friday, August 10, 2007 31 Days: 8, 9 & 10 Day 8: Run an Advertising Audit on Your Blog. Obviously, thats not my focus so I took Micheles advice and tried to do something from Darens Get Your Blogging Groove Back series. I attempted to write a linking post. Personally, I dont like blogs that have countless widgets that you scroll on endlessly. My house might be a mess, but Id rather my blog were neat and tidy.

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dominKnow | ONE vs Articulate 360: an eLearning Authoring Tool Functionality Face-Off

Tesseract Learning

There are actually two current versions of Storyline. Almost a decade after its original debut, there’s still no Mac-native version. Plus, you need to pay for additional software which isn’t always compatible with the latest version of Mac OS. Blog Custom elearning Generi

dominKnow | ONE vs Articulate 360: an eLearning Authoring Tool Functionality Face-Off

Tesseract Learning

There are actually two current versions of Storyline. Almost a decade after its original debut, there’s still no Mac-native version. Plus, you need to pay for additional software which isn’t always compatible with the latest version of Mac OS. Blog Custom elearning Generi

Want to go mobile for learning and support?

Allison Rossett

I invited him to write this when I recognized my lack of clarity about the options for mobile development and delivery. There are two main ways of achieving this: 1) the website detects the width of the browser window to automatically alter the display for mobile dimensions, or 2) on loading the page, the code detects the browser to check if it is a mobile device – if it is, the user is sent to a mobile version of the website. John Park is my guest blogger.

13 Things You Should Know About eLearning Assessments and Quizzes

gomo learning

We’ve assembled 13 tips for question types, question banks, and question framing in this blog post. They’re easy to understand, easy to write, and suitable for most knowledge checks. Gomo’s version of this asset isn’t case sensitive and allows you to set multiple valid answers.

Navigating the Journey to Teaching and Learning Online: Step 5

CourseArc

Prepare Your Program for the Future . Now that we all see the benefits of having an online classroom to support your face-to-face environment, let’s look at how you can prepare your program for the future. . Keep on the path by finding ways to improve your online programs.

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The future of e-Learning, according to Kasper Spiro | Change to learn

Challenge to Learn

Skip to content Homepage Kasper Spiro Change to learn “ On a mission to make EasyGenerator the best and most successful e-Learning authoring tool in the world ” ‹ Ukrainian visit The mission of EasyGenerator according to Kasper Spiro › November 24, 2010 The future of e-Learning, according to Kasper Spiro Two weeks ago, I wrote a blog about starting up my work as CEO for EasyGenerator. See my personal blog for more detailed information on this vision. [.]

3 Steps for Fantastic eLearning-Enabled Onboarding

gomo learning

The benefits of a good onboarding program are obvious: you can create an exciting and welcoming first impression while reinforcing your brand values and introducing your learner to your business goals. Try this blog: ‘ How to Introduce a New eLearning Authoring Tool: Your First 3 Steps ’.

6 Ways to Use Microlearning to Enable Learning in the Flow of Work

Tesseract Learning

Flipbooks are the latest version of eBooks. At Tesseract Learning, our learning and visual architects are constantly innovating and reinventing their approaches to design, develop, and deliver effective L&D programs.

How to Design Workplace Learning Like a Pro – Start with These 5 Dangerous Questions

eLearningArt

Maybe an eLearning program, a PowerPoint presentation, or an explainer video? In fact, why not start here where you are, at the eLearningArt blog, doing some reading, learning, and inspiring? For example, maybe you’re developing a 20-minute presentation, or a 10-minute eLearning program. Use a factor at the high end for a full, interactive eLearning program that you’re starting from scratch. Write those things down, too. Posts blog

How to Easily Create Powerful Customer Education

Spark Your Interest

As are the types of programs and the components you could choose to include. This is the second in a series on customer training so you can create a powerful customer education program for your organization. Do You Need A Customer Education Program? Write discussion posts.

6 Practical Tips for Applying Assessment and Quiz Data to Your eLearning Content

gomo learning

More from the blog: ‘ 13 Things You Should Know About eLearning Assessments and Quizzes ’. Beyond the passes and fails and individual correct and incorrect answers that eLearning standards such as xAPI can give you, the data that proves program effectiveness can come from all kinds of sources.

The Web from 1.0 to 4.0

KnowledgeOne

Although experts do not all agree on the distinction between these different phases of the Web, here are the most common versions, which, without being exhaustive, should help you better understand the evolution of this tool that is now an integral part of our lives.

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Navigating the Journey to Teaching and Learning Online: Step 5

CourseArc

Prepare Your Program for the Future . Now that we all see the benefits of having an online classroom to support your face-to-face environment, let’s look at how you can prepare your program for the future. . Keep on the path by finding ways to improve your online programs.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Gyrus

Gyrus Systems wishes all of our customers and blog readers a very Happy Thanksgiving celebration. Here’s more reasons to celebrate: This blog will be short, and I will not discuss “skills,” as important as they are! Earlier this year I used quotes by Ben Franklin as inspiration for a couple of blogs. ” We should all remember this simple statement when developing learning programs for our colleagues or implementing an LMS at our company.

eCombat: Lessons from the Interactive Battlefields of Afghanistan

Vignettes Learning

In this blog, we will attempt to draw out interactive elearning development lessons by benchmarking Vanguard of Valor. _ According to the writer, this upgraded version is far better than previous Army digitized books. Of this, Ackerman writes, “It’s the first immersive, interactive Army e-book, replacing the simple PDF-style scans with dynamic animations of the warzone. The book version of the Vanguard of Valor is free and can be downloaded from iTunes. Our Belief.

Totara vs. Moodle: Which LMS is Right for You?

eThink Education

An open-source LMS offers huge benefits due to its incredible flexibility, interoperability, multiple hosting options, and custom configurations that allow you to design a tailored training and education program. . As leading service and solutions providers for both platforms, the experts at eThink are often asked by organizations which solution they should choose to support their learning programs: Moodle or Totara Learn. Blog Moodle vs. Totara Totara vs. Moodle