7 Ways to Create Characters for Your Online Training Courses

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Tom Kuhlmann has really come up trumps this time! Anyone who is putting together learning resources on a budget these days knows that the stumbling block for many of us is producing a coherent graphic message running through not just each resource but a whole set of resources that contribute to a course. In this article, Tom has not only presented some new and refreshing ideas, he has also pulled… Read More »7 Ways to Create Characters for Your Online Training Courses

23 Tips on Creating Your Training Strategy

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Christopher Pappas has pulled together two past articles to support this latest article which actually focuses on a strategy for synchronous virtual training. In terms of virtual training, Christopher tips are: Develop a detailed outline and research core content beforehand. Consider your audience and their primary objectives. Spread the word about the virtual training event/course well in advance. Focus on user-friendly content delivery. Ask engaging and thought-provoking questions to drive… Read More »23 Tips on Creating Your Training Strategy

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

6 Questions to Ask when Moving from Face-to-face to Online

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Christopher Pappas has pulled together a myriad of very useful information for anyone considering moving their traditional corporate training centred on face-to-face training to, in part or wholly, online eLearning. There are lots of links to supporting articles which make this a very good place to start. However, it also serves as an excellent reminder and information souce for just about anyone who already uses eLearning as part of their… Read More »6 Questions to Ask when Moving from Face-to-face to Online

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

4 Tips that will Make Learners Crave Your eLearning Content

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If you’d worked on as many different pieces of learning, across a myriad of industries, and just about the full spectrum of audiences, as I have over the last several decades then you’ll know that there are times when you have to just get it done and out there and others when time and resources are plentiful but it never ever seems to be as good as it should. What’s… Read More »4 Tips that will Make Learners Crave Your eLearning Content

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