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4 Reasons Why Mobile Learning Is A Smart Strategy

4 Reasons Why Mobile Learning Is A Smart Strategy

Mobile learning is a smart strategy. Think about this: what would a day without your smartphone be like? Are you feeling a little anxious… maybe wondering how you’ll check your email or look up the nearest 24-hour drug store when you run out of allergy medicine or check to see what the hipsters are posting on Instagram?

Phew. Your phone is an essential part of everyday life—and your learners’ lives. That’s one reason why mLearning is a smart strategy for multiple industries, including the education realm and training departments all over the world.

How You Are Selling Your eLearning Content Short By Calling It "Marketing"

How You Are Selling Your eLearning Content Short By Calling It "Marketing"

In this article I will explore the explosion of for-profit eLearning courses on-line right now. There is no question that this market is booming, but course content is being generated as eLearning marketing materials instead of eLearning content. No one doubts that this market has huge potential, but many opportunities for learning are being squandered by a lack of coordination between Instructional Designers and course authors. This article unpacks why that coordination is not happening.

The Importance Of Learning Objects In Instructional Design For eLearning

The Importance Of Learning Objects In Instructional Design For eLearning

Thinking of your eLearning course in terms of learning objects greatly facilitates both the instructional design and development process of the eLearning course, as it offers eLearning professionals the great benefit of classifying eLearning content according to the learning objectives to be covered. In this article, I’ll discuss everything you need to know about the use of learning objects in eLearning course design, whatever your instructional design approach may be, and I'll also give 4 top tips on how to design and integrate learning objects in your eLearning course design.

Formative Assessment In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

Formative Assessment In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

Diagnostic assessment in eLearning can determine what a learner needs to learn BEFORE the eLearning course, though summative assessment gauges knowledge mastery AFTER the eLearning course. But how do you track learner progress in between? In this article, I’ll present 6 different types of formative assessment and I'll share 4 tips on how to use formative assessment in eLearning.

Differentiated Instruction In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

Differentiated Instruction In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

Every learner comes into your eLearning course with unique learning needs, skills, experience levels, and personalities. This makes it increasingly difficult to provide an individualized learning experience to each member of your audience unless you know the basics and best practices of differentiated instruction. In this article, I’ll share 4 ways to identify the needs of individual learners and 5 tips on how to employ differentiated instruction in eLearning in order to increase the effectiveness of your eLearning course.

Performance Support Tools: Top 5 Things Your Boss Wants To Know

Performance Support Tools: Top 5 Things Your Boss Wants To Know

In this article, through a series of questions, I will provide answers on what Performance Support Tools (PSTs) are and why they must be an integral part of your organization’s learning strategy. I will also share my insights on how they help learners and how they can help address a key challenge that Learning and Development professionals face in terms of increasing knowledge recall, its retention, and application.