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Diagnostic Assessment In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

Diagnostic Assessment In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

Filling the all-important learning gap is the goal of any eLearning course, but you must first have a point of reference. After all, how else can you track the progress of your learners and determine if their eLearning experience was truly effective? In this article, I’ll highlight 6 types of diagnostic assessment you can use to gauge learners' knowledge before beginning an eLearning course, as well as I will reveal 4 tips to help you incorporate diagnostic assessment in eLearning.

True/False Questions: Getting Them Right

True/False Questions: Getting Them Right

True/false questions are well suited for the assessment of both the learner’s retention of specific information from a course and their general understanding of the material. A learner can answer a large number of true/false questions within a short period of time. This enables you to cover a wide area of knowledge and test for understanding of every significant point even if you are on a tight schedule. Note that despite the name, you are not forced to use the “true/false” pair of answers specifically - “yes/no” will serve just as well. Use whatever option works best for you.

eLearning 101: Getting Started With Online Training

eLearning 101: Getting Started With Online Training

When I first started working at Trivantis, I had the hardest time explaining to my friends and family exactly what an “eLearning authoring tool” was. Most of the time I settled on “You know when you have to sit at a computer and take a course that tells you not to sexually harass your coworkers? That’s eLearning.” Everybody gets that, and everyone laughs. I’m so funny, right? (No.) But there’s so much more to eLearning, or online training, or virtual learning, or mLearning, as people are starting to call it these days.

3 Steps To Maximize F2F Training Time

3 Steps To Maximize F2F Training Time

As an Instructional Designer, have you ever been asked “Is there any way you can shrink the time and duration needed for training, reduce training-related expenses, and increase learner engagement?”? If so, read on to gain strategies to maximize F2F training time, and also to learn how to address questions often asked by corporate leaders.

Instructional Design Models And Theories: Anchored Instruction

Instructional Design Models And Theories: Anchored Instruction

The Anchored Instruction Educational Model was introduced in 1990 by The Cognition and Technology Group at Vanderbilt University, with John Bransford overseeing the research and considered to be the “founder” of Anchored Instruction. Since its inception, The Cognition and Technology Group has designed a wide range of multimedia programs that are based upon the Anchored Instruction Educational Model. In this article, I’ll briefly explain 3 basic principles of the Anchored Instruction and I’ll give you some ideas about its practical application in eLearning course design.