Sunday, 16 February 2014 18:30
Published in Companies
We design more information-based courses today than we would care to admit. Agreed, these courses can instead be called web pages, cheat sheets, information dumps, knowledge stores, etc. They don’t necessarily have to fall under the ambit of ‘courses’. But whatever we call them, the fact remains that these are designed by learning designers, and we would do well to keep a few good practices in mind before we set upon designing them.
Friday, 14 February 2014 18:15
In this post, I will walk you through the various aspects of scenario-based eLearning, so that you can design eLearning courses which not only keep the learners motivated and engaged, but provide them with the best possible educational experience that effectively enhances their skill sets and/or knowledge base.
Saturday, 01 February 2014 16:02
Published in General
There is a hidden barrier that prevents people from learning - emotions. Instructional designers that fail to take into account the emotional barriers learners face will find their courses met with resistance. It’s important to account for emotions in the design process.
Saturday, 16 November 2013 19:44
Artistic drawings can be powerful tools of research and generally speaking of digital communication and could provide a way for eLearning design to become more natural, imperfect, open to possibilities and therefore closer to our natural environment, the one we like spending time in.
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 13:53
Published in Companies
How do game-based learning, gamification, and eLearning designers learn ways to increase engagement and effectiveness in corporate training? By looking at popular games! Here we look at the wildly successful Candy Crush Saga to teach us 4 effective gamification design strategies for your next learning game project.
Friday, 11 October 2013 11:39
Many learning designers in large organizations find themselves working together with multimedia technicians, web designers, graphic designers and other specialists who actually create the online materials that students will use. This can lead to tensions due to differing perspectives and priorities. These differences though can be sources of creativity if approached constructively by the team. Consider the following 5 tips to help you work together with your team, make your learning design pop and keep the love levels high at the same time.