Jill Parman has written an interesting article on eLearning storyboards which serves as an excellent introduction to the purpose, relevance and how you use storyboards. She also provides a downloadable, free Word template for anyone just embarking on instructional design. Click here to go to Jill’s article on Tech Whirl.
Stephanie Ivec of Lectora has written an intriguing and useful article on the fascinating field of colour psychology. Click here to take a look at what Stephanie has to say on colours, what they represent and what you might use each for in eLearning. Stephanie also goes on to explain colour combinations.
Yes, there is a difference, a big difference! Gamification seems like it has taken over the entire eLearning industry. Everyone has either heard of it, some are currently using it. But what exactly is it and how does it differ from game-based learning? Sarah Bright, Communications Director at Digital Chalk gives you their take on this. Click here to read Sarah’s concise explanation of the difference.
Juliette Denny has produced an interesting read on elearningindustry.com. For those who are new to the concept of gamification or perhaps think that it is simply games playing, then this piece goes that bit deeper in helping to explain what it is and how it does a job. She rightly enthuses about the impact gamification can have on learning outcomes. However, not all of us are going to have the… Read More »Gamification: Your Learners Deserve to be Delighted and Excited
It’s a well-known fact that highly interactive and immersive eLearning courses are far more effective than those that are static or solely content-driven. Creating an eLearning experience that encourages learners to play a pivotal role in their own learning process is paramount. One-dimensional eLearning courses simply are not good enough (in most situations). One way to boost the interactivity of any eLearning course is to integrate avatars, which guide, narrate,… Read More »Top 10 Tips on How to Use Avatars in eLearning
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
Jennifer Valley mentions in her blog that having the right resources at your disposal can definitely make or break the amount of time you spend on an eLearning project. She has recently updated her toolbox and possible solutions with some resources that are free or lower cost than the mainstream product and is now sharing that list. So, click here to see what Jennifer has on her list and also… Read More »Free (or cheaper) eLearning Tools
Jennifer Kerwin of JPL Learning Solutions writes that she often thinks about Choose Your Own Adventure books when creating scenario-based eLearning. She talks about striving to achieve the best knowledge transfer, engagement and interactivity, while honoring and respecting the adult learner, adding that encouraging learners to choose their own adventure through scenario-based eLearning is an excellent way to accomplish these goals. Click here to for a few tips from Jennifer… Read More »Scenario-based eLearning – Tips for the Adventure
Tom Kuhlmann has put together a great piece in which he uses an infographic to show the results of a recent survey conducted on what people love and hate about elearning and online courses. He’s also included a few of his own expert thoughts. Click here to read what Tom has to say.
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.