Tips & 101

How to Create Your Own Illustrated Characters in PowerPoint

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Tom has done it again and pulled together an excellent piece, presenting it in such a way that it becomes an appealing learning resource for a wide variety of people. As Tom says “PowerPoint is a versatile application. You can use it for all sorts of things from presentations to online training programs. Today’s tip comes courtesy of blog reader, Daniel Albarrán. He sent me an email stating that once… Read More »How to Create Your Own Illustrated Characters in PowerPoint

eLearning Storyboard Template

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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.

e-Learning and the Psychology of Colour

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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.

Gamification vs. Game-Based Learning

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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.

Gamification: Your Learners Deserve to be Delighted and Excited

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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

Top 10 Tips on How to Use Avatars in eLearning

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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

7 Step Typography Lesson for First-time eLearning Developer

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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

Scenario-based eLearning – Tips for the Adventure

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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

What Do You Love & Hate About E-Learning?

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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.

30 Facts About Gamification in eLearning

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How Can Gamification Improve eLearning? What is the Future of Gamification in eLearning Industry? Judging by these 30 Facts about Gamification in eLearning, the future of Gamification in eLearning is brighter than ever. Click here to check this out in John Laskaris’ post in Elearningindustry.