eLearning Design and Development

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How To Use Master Courses (Templates) To Deliver eLearning Faster

How To Use Master Courses (Templates) To Deliver eLearning Faster

Under pressure to deliver more for less? Reusing elements from projects such as design, interactions, logos, look and feel, media, assessments, and content can really help you save time. Let’s look at how you can use Master Courses to create eLearning themes that will allow you to reuse these elements over and over again.

12 Tips To Create Effective eLearning Storyboards

12 Tips To Create Effective eLearning Storyboards

A storyboard is a map that guides eLearning professionals through every twist and turn of their eLearning course design. eLearning storyboards make the eLearning design and development process much more efficient, as they can not only help eLearning professionals to illustrate their ideas, but also to deliver engaging and visually rich eLearning experiences to their audience. In this article, I’ll share 12 tips that will help you create eLearning storyboards, so that you can effectively develop and communicate your eLearning vision.

Matching Test Questions Advantages And Disadvantages

Matching Test Items: Getting Them Right

Matching test questions present learners with two items separated into two columns and ask them to match items from the first column to the corresponding items in the second. The number of items in the first column does not necessarily have to match that in the second - it is totally possible to have more items in the second column than in the first one.

The Art Of Giving Feedback In eLearning

The Art Of Giving Feedback In eLearning

Have you ever seen feedback to a quiz of an eLearning module consisting of only one or two words? I have seen many courses in which “Bravo!” or “Wrong answer” were typical responses to all learning efforts for completing a challenge. Such an approach is definitely a bad practice; in this article I will discuss the 3 roles of feedback and how to give effective feedback in eLearning courses.

eLearning Course Hierarchy Of Needs: 5 Key eLearning Challenges

eLearning Course Hierarchy Of Needs: 5 Key eLearning Challenges

Working with our clients on the rejuvenation of eLearning processes we realized that many of them suffer from the same pains and face the same challenges. In this article I will discuss 5 eLearning challenges which will be presented in a hierarchic manner with some analogy to Maslow's Pyramid to show dependency between of them.

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.

How To Create An Effective eLearning Experience?

How To Create An Effective eLearning Experience?

In today’s business scenarios, anyone may be able to create a simple online course; however, creating an effective eLearning course is a different thing altogether. eLearning is becoming a common area where employers can create their eLearning courses with ease; but using several media does not necessarily improve the effectiveness of an eLearning activity. Good Instructional Design is more critical to achieving learning effectiveness than special multimedia effects. In this article I will share a few things you need to know about creating effective eLearning courses.

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.

eLearning Modules Are Dead... They Just Don't Know It.

eLearning Modules Are Dead... They Just Don't Know It.

When talking about technology and learning, it’s hard not to think about eLearning modules. They’ve been the bread and butter of digital learning solutions for decades, and the industry behind them has helped many, including myself, feed our families. So I take no joy in predicting that eLearning modules will inevitably be murdered.

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.