Using video for training, eLearning, teaching and cementing your message is vitally important. But it brings challenges along with it. It takes time, knowledge and the right equipment. Click here for 7 tips from True Focus Media that will help you use video to it’s potential in your eLearning efforts.
There are, on the Academy of Mine site, a number of articles through which there is one driving force that threads its way through all of them – the central idea that the way you choose to deliver the content of your course to your students is directly related to your success through effective and efficient delivery. Achieving this effectiveness and efficiency requires several variables to be considered, and many… Read More »Designing an Online Course: Portion-Sized e-Learning
Justin Ferriman, the Founder of LearnDash says that if you are just getting started in elearning, or perhaps you have an interest, it can be overwhelming to figure out where to begin. Naturally, there are university programs for instructional design, but those aren’t always a viable option (nor are they always necessary). Click here to go to Justin’e list of resources which can help you to learn more. It is… Read More »Resources for ELearning Beginners
Too much corporate training is bland and uninspiring. Learning management systems are used just to convey information through non-interactive resources. Learners read documents and then do a quiz – normally passing and so the company is happy – but what is the situation a month down the line – what do they remember then? Engagement is vital if learners are to retain information which they will then use in their… Read More »5 Reasons You Need To Be Using Games For Corporate Training
Greg Bungay of Vantage Path states that employees need to be engaged in order to learn properly. Traditional “text-and-next” online learning and classroom-style teaching are slowly being recognized as less effective methods to engage and impart compelling, meaningful learning. They are gradually being replaced or more accurately, augmented by the concept of Gamification. Click here to read more on what Greg has to say in his article on the subject.
When creating asynchronous eLearning courses – content is king. A high-quality, engaging, informative program keeps learners returning for more. Click here to read more on this from Lean Forward. In their post they cover keeping content relevant, focus on the problem and quality matters.
As e-learning designers, we have to be generous enough to make our e-learning experiences revolve around the learners. From the time we were children, most of us heard things like: Don’t be selfish Take turns Share your toys It is better to give than receive Remember the Golden Rule Linda Rening of Allen Interactions did some reading and discovered that generosity is extolled as part of every major world religion. In… Read More »Generous eLearning Design
Katie Hurst from OpenSesame was one of the luck attendees at Elliott’s 3 day symposium on MOOCs. The three days included a number of group discussions on such issues as “What does MOOC really stand for?” and opened up to develop a number of big questions and big opportunities. Click here to go to Katie’s summary of the key points raised and discussed
An important skill to master when you are starting out with creating your own eLearning is taking raw material and turning it into an effective eLearning course. If you don’t get it right, no amount of great design will get your learners engaged. Click here for Vicky Bowers (TrainingBricks) top 7 tips to get you started.
Sister Rosie writes on the eLearning Brothers website that often when we work on custom eLearning projects we are faced with the decision of what type of reference materials we should include in the project. Should we include a link to online tutorials or should we create printable reference guides? Sister Rosie thinks the answer to this question is dependent upon your audience and the content. Some learners are quick… Read More »Custom eLearning: Online Tutorials vs. Printable Reference Guides