eLearning Design and Development

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December 21, 2015

6 Tell-Tale Signs That Your eLearning Assessments May Be Missing The Mark

The only way to know if your eLearning strategy is truly effective is identifying whether your learners have actually acquired and retained the necessary skills and knowledge. While interviews and surveys can offer a glimpse into the minds of your audience, an eLearning assessment gives you the complete picture. In this article, I’ll share 5 indications to determine if your eLearning assessments are right on target or missing the mark.
by Christopher Pappas
December 13, 2015

Training Videos: Lights, Camera, Action... Let’s Review!

Recently I was given the task of revising one of our older training programs. It was your generic, synchronous eLearning program talking about professionalism in the workplace; not a lot of interactivity or graphics in it, but it got the job done. In addition to adding colorful backgrounds and activities to the program, I decided to add a video to the end of the program that would allow the employees to review everything they had just learned in a fun, visual format. What follows is an example of how training videos help with reviewing training material and enhance the corporate learning experience.
by Melissa Dougherty
December 5, 2015

Leading Questions In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

Looking for ways to encourage your learners to think outside the box and tackle challenges from a whole new angle? Leading questions have the power to guide your learners’ thought processes so that they can draw their own conclusions. In this article, I’ll highlight 4 different types of leading questions and I’ll give you 5 tips on how to use leading questions in your next eLearning course.
by Christopher Pappas
December 4, 2015

5 Ways To Transform Distance Learning Content

Sick and tired of distance learning being the old way? Many organizations are stuck with providing students with text-heavy materials. In this article I suggest ways to transform text heavy distance learning materials into engaging digital learning content.
by Pam Jones
December 1, 2015

4 Tips To Apply The Redundancy Principle In eLearning

A number of different studies have revealed that the human mind does not have the capacity to truly multi-task. This means that eLearning professionals who pair verbatim text with audio and visual presentations in hopes of improving comprehension may, in fact, be hindering knowledge absorption. In this article, I will share 4 tips on how to use the Redundancy Principle in eLearning, and I’ll highlight some eLearning exceptions to the Redundancy Principle.
by Christopher Pappas
November 29, 2015

How To Improve Your Online Course

The content is a king, and that rule applies to your online course as well. Great content isn't enough, though, to make your online course engaging and provide the best experience to your learners. Here are the aspects to improve that can make your course close to perfect.
by Nicole Hall