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

How long does it take to create an eLearning module?

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Yes, this is probably one of the oldest questions in eLearning. However, it is one that we really should keep revisiting as it takes us back to considering everything from what is the learning need through to how big is the budget and how do you define effectiveness (for example). It’s good to read what the guys at Learning Tech in New Zealand have to say. They rightly point out… Read More »How long does it take to create an eLearning module?

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.

9 Tips on Applying Adult Learning Theory to eLearning

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Christopher Pappas states in eLearningindustry.com that according to the renowned American educator, Malcolm Knowles there are 5 assumptions concerning the characteristics of adult learners, and 4 principles concerning adult learning (andragogy). Despite the fact that Knowles’ adult learning theory assumptions and principles were introduced in the 1980’s, each can be utilized today to help eLearning professionals create more meaningful learning experiences for adult learners. Click here for Christopher’s article in… Read More »9 Tips on Applying Adult Learning Theory to eLearning

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