Karla Gutierrez of Shift Learning has produced a concise set of steps which form a simple lesson on typography. All to often we don’t give enough attention to the text appearing in our courses leaving it to probably the most junior in the team to deal with. So, click here to see what Karla has pulled together. Well worth it as there are also some good additional links and other… Read More »7 Step Typography Lesson for First-time eLearning Developer
Nicole Legault has done a tremendous job in pulling together masses of information across the blogs in the Articulate community. As Nicole says, “With so much selection out there, choosing graphics for e-learning is a real art. How do you know which to choose? And how do you make sure it looks good, has learning value, and works with the rest of the course design? To help make it a… Read More »Ultimate Guide to Choosing Graphics for E-Learning
Anand Timothy asks on his post on elearningindustry.com if you really need a responsive eLearning design solution. One of the driving principles in eLearning is that learning must be effective – it has to be learner centric. Every eLearning course has to have impact, it has to keep the learner’s attention in order to achieve the learning objectives. Click here to read more of what Anand has to say on… Read More »Responsive eLearning Design – Are we ready yet?
Kayleigh Tanner of gomo learning has put together a short piece focusing on design aspects to consider when delivering your courses via smartphones. A chance for me to reminisce about working with limited screen characteristics – my very first online learning project designing for delivery of training via Prestel Teletext! Sorry, not going to give you a date but it was way back in the last century and I was… Read More »Designing eLearning for Smartphones
Almost all e-learning courses have some basic, common elements. Whether you’re designing a simple 10-slide demo or a complex, animated course, you’ll probably have these four elements: Text Images Navigation Multimedia (maybe) Click here to read more about what Nicole Legault at Articulate has to say on each of these.
Images often used to be an afterthought when it came to online content, but since the rise of Pinterest and other image sharing sites, like Instagram and Pheed, it’s now an important part of content marketing in its own right. The images that you choose have a big impact on spreading your content brand’s image and how it’s received. Someone is more likely to check out your content if their… Read More »How to Choose the Right Images to Compliment your Content
Using video for training, eLearning, teaching and cementing your message is vitally important. But it brings challenges along with it. It takes time, knowledge and the right equipment. Click here for 7 tips from True Focus Media that will help you use video to it’s potential in your eLearning efforts.
Tom Kuhlmann writes that at a recent workshop he was showing some tips on creating elearning templates. He decided to finish up the template he started in that session and make it available to all. Whilst it is built primarily for use with Articulate, the straight PowerPoint download version can be used simply as a PowerPoint file or it can be used with other products such as iSpring. For anyone… Read More »Free E-Learning Templates to Speed Up Your Course Design