5 Tips To Standardize Your Online Training Curriculum To Maintain Consistency And Cut Costs

Dan Keckan

Standardization might sound like a marketing buzzword, but it’s one that can save you time and money. How can you apply it to maximize the efficacy of your training? This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

User Assistance: Standard Gauge

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Tony Self    It doesn't quite sound believable, but it's true. In 21st Century Australia, there isn't a standard national rail gauge. In some states, narrow gauge is used, in others broad gauge, and ironically in just one state, standard gauge. It started well, with a decision by the British Government's Secretary of State for the Colonies that all colonies should adopt standard gauge. Broad gauge became the new standard in 1854.


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How do I disable click sounds in smart shape?

Adobe Captivate

I’m in Adobe Captivate 2017 and have a smart shape and I’m unable to disable the clicking sound when it appears. The post How do I disable click sounds in smart shape? Discussion Interactions Standard Actions Adobe Captivate (2017 Release) blog standard actionsI don’t see the action tab under preferences. Any ideas? appeared first on eLearning.

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6 sound strategies for using audio in your elearning


Make sure sound quality is good. But there are still some basic quality standards to make sure you meet. Does it sound natural? The post 6 sound strategies for using audio in your elearning appeared first on Elucidat. Audio can be a useful tool to add life to and explain your content. However, too much audio in the wrong place could make your content sink, not sing.

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

sound complex and potentially costly but. XLIFF, which is an agreed-upon standard to easily. You should expect high standards from your authoring. Think that sounds unlikely when there are massive. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

A developer’s reflection on learning the LTI standard

Rustici Software

I’ve been a developer on the Rustici Engine team at Rustici Software for a little over a year now, and in that time I’ve learned all about various learning standards and how our products support them. was a newer standard, there also seemed to be less resources online for developers.

Microlearning: the New Standard for Staff Training

Ed App

Sound familiar? Sounds like the Christmas present we never had but always wanted. The post Microlearning: the New Standard for Staff Training appeared first on EdApp Microlearning Blog. The concepts of microlearning, mobile learning and gamification have evolved over years, developing into the ideal LMS features for companies to grow and thrive.

SCORM, xAPI and CMI5: Adapting Your eLearning Content to These Standards

Gutenberg Technology

Regardless of your industry or role, something essential keeps us all from descending into chaos: a mutual dedication to standards. While conforming to standards may sound restrictive and limiting at first, they establish order and day-to-day simplicity. Consider education; without standards, students are very likely to learn key concepts out of proper sequence.

Is Your Customer Satisfaction Standard Outdated

Training Industry

However, recent changes in known customer loyalty for products/services appear to indicate that this metric may no longer be a sound one to use. On top of this, sellers who do not meet EBay’s highest performance satisfaction standards have their status downgraded. Most organizations that measure their customer satisfaction still do so by a 0-100 point scale.

Keeping eLearning standards grounded in the rapidly-changing world of web browsers

Rustici Software

As learning standards experts here at Rustici Software , we know that the standards like SCORM, xAPI, cmi5, and AICC by and large remain constant and unchanged year over year. Despite their rock-solid foundation in the eLearning space, the environments in which the standards operate—web browsers—are wildly dynamic, always being developed, and that poses challenges for eLearning professionals. Web browsers and eLearning standards.

Top Five Tips to Create Accessible Content


Descriptive transcripts provide important cues, sound effects, words on screen, descriptions of figures, images, or actions, and/or visual characteristics that provide additional context. Top Five Tips to Create Accessible Content.

The Importance of eLearning Style Guides

Association eLearning

It had their color palette, the guidelines for using their logo, the standards for images, and more. Tracking standards – SCORM 1.2, The usual visual guidelines – colors, logo use, image standards, etc. Are buttons supposed to have hover states or sound effects? Creative Design eLearning Instructional Design Project Management Tips and Tricks brand standards elearning brand standards elearning style guide elearning style guides style guide style guides

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Podcast 26: How to Extend Learning Content Availability – With Troy Gorostiza

Talented Learning

As we all know, SCORM has been around for quite a long time as a data standard. A standard is a standard, and for content to work, a learning management system must communicate with a piece of content in a very specific way. The SCORM standard won’t let your customers view the 101 course just by pointing to that content on your server. There are three key training content standards: SCORM – which represents 90% of today’s learning content.

xAPI: Why Should I Care and What Could It Do for Me?


The purpose of the initiative was to develop a standard for eLearning that would meet the needs of both federal and private sectors to replace AICC and correct previous problems. It took a few years and by the mid-2000s, SCORM had become the de facto standard for all eLearning content. You may wonder “big deal, it’s a new standard. This all sounds amazing, but practically speaking, what are we really talking about?

Camtasia and Captivate

Adobe Captivate

Sounds easy enough, but when I create a.cpvc the Interactions button is not there and when I use a cptx I dont’ have the flexibility to speed up or slow down certain sections. Discussion Interactions Standard Actions Import Video standard actions videosHello All, I have been using Camtasia these past few years creating videos and I’ve recently been asked to create interactive videos.

xAPI: Why Should I Care and What Could It Do for Me?


The purpose of the initiative was to develop a standard for eLearning that would meet the needs of both federal and private sectors to replace AICC and correct previous problems. It took a few years and by the mid-2000s, SCORM had become the de facto standard for all eLearning content. You may wonder “big deal, it’s a new standard. This all sounds amazing, but practically speaking, what are we really talking about?

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Text-to-Speech Functionality in Captivate

Integrated Learnings

Audio narration can be very time consuming, and in many cases requires hiring talent for a professional sound. However, what if you don’t have the budget to hire the talent to make it sound professional? As with any software application, there are a few challenges to using a text-to-speech tool: The voices can sound a bit robotic – Although not as bad as a monotone computer, you can tell that there is a robotic edge to the narration. By Dean Hawkinson.

Udemy for you and me

E-Learning Provocateur

If and when it meets their standards they will add it to the marketplace, which means it will be discoverable by the public. In fact, one of their standards is that the course contains a minimum of 30 minutes of video content. Luckily though, the Udemy folk were true to their word and honoured the “or appropriately long based on the instructional content” aspect of the standard.

Music Licensing

TechSmith Camtasia

While Creative Commons Corporation has their own search function to find creative commons work, there are other resources available to you: YouTube’s Audio Library : This library provides an extensive selection of free music, ad-supported music, and sound effects. The sound effects library, which can be found in a separate tab in the same library, provides a variety of audio clips that can be downloaded for your videos (even your monetized videos). This post is part of a series.

Is it important to know instructional design to create SCORM compliant courses?

ID Reflections

SCORM is a set of technical standards. The technical aspect is related to the LMS and searchabilty and tracking; however, without a sound design in the creation, the searchability will only remain a function and not serve the purpose it is designed to serve. Tags: Standards technology AICC-SCORM LMS SCORM


Voice Over Script Pitfalls

Experiencing eLearning

Decimals and fractions have basic standards in voice over, but there are options depending on the needs of your organization and audience. I think the second sounds much more natural in narration, even though it looks clunky in writing. I’ve always kept to that standard myself.

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Should Marketing Review eLearning Courses?

Association eLearning

The marketing team should review the course to make sure branding standards were followed. Instructional designers want to create a structurally sound course that all stakeholders approve of. We have a brand to protect and we need to uphold those standards and manage our image. Recently, an instructional designer friend of mine asked me, “Should Marketing review eLearning courses and approve them before they are released?”

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Hey buddy, can you spare $1600?

Mark Oehlert

I know that sounds like a lot of money ;-) but look at it. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Seafood Selector from the Environmental Defense Fund | Main | Check out Spore on the iPhone! » May 12, 2008 Hey buddy, can you spare $1600? for a new keyboard?! the Optimus Maximus. "As you should know by now this amazing keyboard features a tiny screen on each key. thats 113 screens in all.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "MIT Researchers Advance Lecture Capture with Search Capabilities" (Campus Technology)

Mark Oehlert

How do these sound for capabilities: running video and audio of the lecture and a transcript of the lecture which scrolls with the lecture and underlines words in the lecture as theyre spoken. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Picnik: My new favorite online photo editor | Main | GDC Update 1: Geez My Hotel Room is Small!

5 Tips for You to Reduce E-learning Development Time

CommLab India

Sounds like a tall order? Use Standard Templates. Using standard templates is a major time saver. Templates are standard screens that define the look and feel of the eLearning course and provide quick options for you to organize the content and graphics in each screen. To save time, these screens can be standardized throughout the course. A major concern in e-learning development is the time constraint.

Choosing the Right eLearning Storyboarding Tool

InSync Training

Sound familiar? eLearning’s popularity as both stand alone instruction and part of a larger blend makes it a standard in many instructional design portfolios. Virtually There Session Recap. Build an eLearning course,” they say. “It’s It’s what you’re great at! You can have it done by Friday.” Unfortunately, the “go do that thing you do” mentality reflects a general misunderstanding of the complicated nature of eLearning production.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform

Mark Oehlert

It sounded interesting and I have heard rumors that one of the armed services in the U.S. Here is a little something for my geek bros and siss: "Temkin has always been careful to underline how one important thingabout OpenLaszlo is that it doesnt lock you into the Flash player,even though it takes advantage of Flash as a standard ubiquitousruntime.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo: Open Source Webtop Platform

Mark Oehlert

I havent gone very far but I like the sound of this: " OpenLaszlo programs are written in XML and JavaScript and transparently compiled to Flash and, with OpenLaszlo 4, DHTML.The OpenLaszlo APIs provide animation, layout, data binding, servercommunication, and declarative UI.

Education Balancing Act: Asynchronous, Synchronous, and Blended Learning

Association eLearning

eLearning can be used before an in-person event to provide all participants with standardized background information and/or it can be used for follow up (some in-person events even use eLearning during the face-to-face sessions). Sound off in the comments section. What do you think of when you hear the term eLearning? Maybe your mind jumps to webinars or interactive courses in a Learning Management System (LMS).

REMOTE TRAINER CERTIFICATION: Become a Virtual Training Pro!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

But teaching online isn't as easy as it sounds. The International Council for Certified Online Training Professionals ( ICCOTP ) promotes standards of excellence in delivering online training in a wide variety of formats by instituting a certification process for online trainers.

ATD Buzz: What we heard around the conference

Rustici Software

If you’ve made it this far, you might be thinking that this all sounds good, but how do I track these types of learning and see that it is providing value to my training programs? In-person conferences are back, and we recently attended ATD ICE!

What You Need to Know About the New 508 Compliance Rules

eLearning Brothers

This rule updated the Section 508 standards and Section 255 guidelines in response to market trends and innovations and aligned Sections 508 and 255 with other standards both in the U.S. and abroad, including standards issued by the European Commission and with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Now, this might sound like old news, but the Access Board was nice and gave everyone a year to get used to these new standards.

Formatting Tips for Voice Over Scripts

Experiencing eLearning

If your organization has standard practices, follow those guidelines; they probably work fine and are what people are accustomed to working with. When we, as instructional designers, write scripts that are easy for voice over talent to understand, they can record and edit those scripts faster.

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Healthcare Education Technology Handshakes – 2012 MedBiquitous Conference

Web Courseworks

Sounds really cool, but it’s really pretty geeky stuff. I am still studying up on the various “interface” standards this group sets. I am speaking on a panel this Friday at Johns Hopkins at the MedBiquious Conference. I hope to post an update on my understanding and reflection after the conference. The MedBiquitous Conference is over [.]. eLearning CME conferences Continuing Medical Education distance learning elearning Jon Aleckson SCORM Web Courseworks

Creating Engaging Courses for Professional Training

Academy of Mine

Long ago, when LMSs and eLearning were first becoming popular, the standard metric for tracking if a student had completed an assignment in an online course was page tracking. Learning Management Systems are the industry standard for hosting eLearning and training and development programs.

eLearning: Developing Internally vs. Licensing Externally

Your Training Edge

It sounds simple, and from outward appearances it is. Remember that, just as in standard instructor led training development, you’ll need to pull in subject matter experts (SME’s) to provide and approve content. eLearning is becoming an essential in learning and development, especially for organizations with diverse workforces.

Why Do I Need an eLearning Vendor When I Have My Own Team?

Illumen Group

Outsourcing to an eLearning partner ensures that your course will meet industry standards. For example, at Illumen we have designers with particular expertise working with regulatory standards for industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, and hospitality. Experienced eLearning professionals will offer options for a standardized user interface and templates that improve scalability and cost. Why Do I Need an eLearning Vendor When I Have My Own Team? Good question.