eLearning Design and Development

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5 Multimedia Principles For Your Online Course

5 Multimedia Principles For Your Online Course

Using text and images in your online course will definitely aid your students' learning, however research says wrong combination of text and images in learning materials can cause cognitive load. In this article, I will explain the scientific reason behind it and offer some multimedia principles and useful tips for creating effective multimedia content for your online course.

Top 8 Tips For Effectively Proofreading Your eLearning Course

Top 8 Tips For Effectively Proofreading Your eLearning Course

You’ve spent countless hours brainstorming, storyboarding, and creating content for your eLearning course. The images have been selected and all of the interactive elements are in place. Now it’s time to proofread your eLearning course to get rid of grammar, spelling, and any other mistakes that can diminish the quality of your eLearning deliverable. In this article, I’ll offer 8 tips that can make the proofreading process productive, so that you can deliver a polished final product.

How To Effectively Use Videos In eLearning

How To Effectively Use Videos In eLearning

There are more than 1 billion active users on YouTube, and every minute close to 400 hours worth of video content is uploaded to this platform. With the advent of mobile devices, people are spending more and more time in watching videos – for entertainment as well as for education. Per mobile session, the average time spent on YouTube is 40 minutes! The eLearning industry has no option but to adapt to these changing habits of the learners. The supporters of interactive eLearning are vouching for videos in eLearning courses as one of the most prominent trends.

Top 10 Tips On eLearning Localization That Actually Add Value

Localization of eLearning courses to reach the global audience is a well established practice. However, successful localization needs to look at the entire development process (rather than see this as a translation exercise) and plan for several other factors that will help you succeed. In this article, I will outline top 10 tips on eLearning localization that actually add value to your mandate.

Graphics In eLearning: 7 Best Practices To Choose Graphics For Your eLearning Course

Graphics In eLearning: 7 Best Practices To Choose Graphics For Your eLearning Course

As eLearning professionals, we recognize the power of visuals and how they can affect learning. Apart from photos, graphical elements such as illustrations, diagrams, and navigation aids can significantly facilitate the learning process and transform the driest and most boring eLearning material into an exciting eLearning experience. In this article, I’ll share 7 best practices in choosing graphics in eLearning, so that you will be able to achieve the most effective visual communication with your learners and help them get the most out of your eLearning courses.

10 Big Mistakes In eLearning Design And Development To Avoid

10 Big Mistakes In eLearning Design And Development To Avoid

73.6 percent of technology-delivered training at the Fortune 500 firms comes through online methods (workforce.com). Out of the $200 billion Corporate Training industry, $56.2 billion is represented by eLearning (Global Industry Analysts). Online courses emerged in the 80’s and since then eLearning has been radically changing the training industry. While the eLearning industry is experiencing rapid evolution and organizations have seen massive cost and time saving through it, there are still issues like learner boredom, lack of interactions, lack of relevance, and inadequate real-world problem solving. How can you make sure that you don’t face these challenges during the design and development process of your eLearning courses? Read on to find out which mistakes in eLearning design and development you should avoid.