eLearning Design and Development

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Factual Questions In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

Factual Questions In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

The famous author, Mark Twain, once said “Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please”. As eLearning professionals, it is our duty to give our learners the facts, and to ensure that they comprehend these facts, so that they have the power to apply the information in whatever way they wish. In this article, I’ll explore the types of factual questions and how you can use them to gauge learner progress, improve knowledge retention, and build cognitive thinking skills in your eLearning course.

Typography In eLearning: 5 Key Tips For eLearning Professionals

Typography In eLearning: 5 Key Tips For eLearning Professionals

Typography is critical for eLearning design and development; it can make your eLearning course look professional and well organized, or amateurish and sloppy. Most importantly, it affects your learners’ attention. In this article, I’ll share 5 key tips for great typography in eLearning, so that you can make sure that you use it effectively in all of your eLearning courses.

Who Stole My eLearning Audience?

Who Stole My eLearning Audience?

In my experience, the biggest step a teacher makes when first engaging with online learning is the one where they understand that their eLearning audience is behind a soundproof wall! No quick classroom polls to gauge how much the group knows, no show of hands for an indication of comprehension, and no-one calling out the answer to a question on a topic about to be covered. Online content creation is a skill that teachers have to learn.

Higher Order Questions In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

Higher Order Questions In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

Multiple choice and true or false questions have their uses, but higher order questions take learning to the next level. Rather than giving simple one word responses, your learners must think abstractly and search their knowledge banks to arrive at the correct conclusion. In this article, I’ll delve into the basics of higher order questions, as well as the various types you can use in your eLearning course. Finally, I’ll give you 4 tips on how to properly integrate them into your eLearning experience.

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.