eLearning Design and Development

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Key Tips for Working with Short Attention Spans

Key Tips for Working with Short Attention Spans

YouTube videos are usually about 3-4 minutes. An average phone call is less than 2 minutes, according to Statista . It makes sense—people have short attention spans. Research firm Basex says that unnecessary workplace interruptions take 28% of US workers’ days and $650 billion a year in productivity. So, how do you design effective e-Learning courses when your learners are easily distracted?

Top 10 Tips to Use Collaboration Tools in eLearning

Top 10 Tips to Use Collaboration Tools in eLearning

In this article, I'll share 10 tips to use collaboration tools in eLearning, so that you can create eLearning courses that are truly interactive, immersive, and innovative. Each tip, trick, and technique will allow you to not only more effectively utilize collaboration tools, but to make social collaboration an integral part of your eLearning strategy.

Top 8 Agile Practices for Best eLearning Results

Top 8 Agile Practices for Best eLearning Results

While Agile has been proven to deliver higher-quality eLearning projects faster, thereby reducing both the time and the cost of developing courses, its benefits can only be reaped if Agile is done correctly. Here are a few best practices to follow when using Agile for eLearning project management/development.

What You Should Know About Software Training

What You Should Know About Software Training

In this article, I will present the basics of software training. To illustrate, I will walk you through different stages of software training development and most importantly I will discuss how knowledge is effectively transferred during these stages.  

Creating Context in Product eLearning Design

Creating Context in Product eLearning Design

There have been numerous articles written about the importance of creating context in your e-Learning design. In this article I will show a few examples of how I successfully created context in e-Learning designed for clients using our payroll software. This approach has received rave reviews and the clients feel confident after this training – all the necessary ingredients for a winning recipe. It is a privilege to share my lessons learnt and I hope it is of great value to others!

ELearning Development - The Agile Way

ELearning Development - The Agile Way!

Since the word "eLearning" was first used at a Computer Based Training (CBT) systems seminar back in 1999, a number of structured design methodologies (ADDIE, SAM) have been used to develop eLearning content. As far as methodologies go, you will be hard pressed to find two eLearning project managers (PMs) who agree upon which methodology is "right" and which is "wrong".

The fact is that many of those "iterative" models, where content is developed using a cycle of repeated processes, have proved immensely resilient over the years in projects that produced high-quality content. However, now, there is a new kid in town. "Agile" (has been around for several years!), and eLearning sponsors and PM's are taking notice of it!

Is Responsive Design Right for Your e-Learning Course?

Is Responsive Design Right for Your e-Learning Course?

What is responsive design? This type of design describes when onscreen content automatically changes layout in response to the size of the screen it’s being displayed on. The idea is to provide an optimal viewing experience with easy reading and navigation. That means a minimum of resizing, panning and scrolling no matter what device you are using. Many websites have been doing this for quite some time—try looking at The New York Times, IKEA or Lectora on your phone. But should you be creating responsive design e-Learning?

3 Easy Methods to Create eLearning Videos

3 Easy Methods to Create eLearning Videos

Video is becoming one of the most popular eLearning formats, yet many instructors aren’t sure where to begin. Luckily, creating video has never been easier! This article describes best practices in video learning and 3 easy methods for anyone to get started.