Tips & 101

Create and Edit Images using PowerPoint

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You don’t need a whole new graphic editing suite if you have PowerPoint on your PC. This beginners introduction lasting just over 4 minutes introduces you to the simple process. You can then used saved files in any authoring tool. Created by Articulate.com

Re-Stating the Bleedin’ Obvious!

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Justin Ferriman at LearnDash has reminded me that we are not all ‘long-in-the-tooth’ when it comes to using computing technology to assist in the delivery of learning. His short and pithy article reminds us that probably the three most important starting points when considering eLearning are: You can take it whenever you want You can take it wherever you want Online courses are almost always less expensive Click here to… Read More »Re-Stating the Bleedin’ Obvious!

7 Tips for Humanising Your eLearning Courses

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To quote the guys at SHIFT, “Personalising learning, which must include making the eLearning more human, is one important way to maximize the potential from eLearning.” Here they come up with 7 tips which will help you to do just that, put more of a human element into your eLearning resources so as to make them more engaging for the learners. The seven tips are: Put Learners At the Center.… Read More »7 Tips for Humanising Your eLearning Courses

Top 10 Tips to Create Effective eLearning Presentations and Slideshows

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Christopher Pappas has pulled together his 10 top tips for using slideshows in eLearning. There are now a number of tools which allow you to start with PowerPoint slides and end up with interactive resources that include quizzes, media, animation, branching and much more. I guess, of those out there, I have used iSpring more than the rest. I can get great results using it. I use iSpring in conjunction… Read More »Top 10 Tips to Create Effective eLearning Presentations and Slideshows

8 Ways to Choose a Colour Palette for eLearning

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A few weeks ago, Connie Malamed put together a beautifully concise article on colour palettes for eLearning. Connie suggests that there are probably at least four things you will want to get from a colour scheme: promote a positive experience, avoid causing eye fatigue, project the appropriate mood or psychological effect, and be appropriate for the audience and content. She then goes on to discuss: Branding Based on audience and content… Read More »8 Ways to Choose a Colour Palette for eLearning

6 tips for using images in your e-learning resources

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In a continuing series, Nikos Andriotis of eFront identifies 6 tips for using images and illustrations. Too often learning resources end up with images that just don’t quite do the job intended – often because of budget and time constraints. Knowing and sticking to some key points can enable savings to be made in both of these constraint areas. Nikos gives us some interesting pointers under these headings: Match your… Read More »6 tips for using images in your e-learning resources

More Memorable, Meaningful and Motivational Learning through Humour

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A very effective way to engage learners is through the use of humour (humor on the other side of the pond). However, there has to be a health warning here! You really do need to know and understand your target audience in order to achieve real success. For this reason, humour might not be as good an idea for a generic course as it is for a bespoke course targeted… Read More »More Memorable, Meaningful and Motivational Learning through Humour

What is e-Learning?

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Besides giving you a basic definition of e-learning and explaining all of the components that might contribute to an e-learning course, this well presented 4 minute animated video might give some already working in the learning industry some new ideas and options they might apply to the work they have already done. Produced by GIZ eAcademy in September 2013.

Designed for Desktops, Delivered on Smartphones – 4 key pitfalls

I am indebted to Dario De Angelis of Docebo whose article yesterday took me back to my very early days of courseware design. My first online design project involved delivery using text and the crudest of graphics on a matrix of 24 rows each having 40 characters, oh and some primary colours! This was the Prestel Teletext system of the late 70s. Joy of joy, I then moved to the… Read More »Designed for Desktops, Delivered on Smartphones – 4 key pitfalls

Top eLearning Experts to Follow

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John Laskaris from TalentLMS has recently suggested 10 which they like to follow. We are certainly not short of such gentlemen and ladies and our bias probably comes from the areas of eLearning on which we tend to personally focus. Those in John’s list are: Christopher Pappas David Anderson Tom Kuhlmann Bryan Jones Connie Malamed Jane Bozarth Tony Karrer Janet Clarey Mike Taylor Eliott Masie Click here to see John’s… Read More »Top eLearning Experts to Follow