eLearning Design and Development

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August 21, 2015

Cinemagraphs In eLearning

Why should you use cinemagraphs in eLearning? We'll talk you through some of the ways they can make your courses more effective and attractive. Offering practical tips and examples, if you've thought about adding some movement to your media this is a great place to start.
by Kate Pasterfield
August 19, 2015

Short Answer Questions In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

Short answers offer the best of both worlds. They are relatively easy to grade, like multiple choice questions, but do not leave any room for guessing. On the other hand, learners must be able to put the information into their own words, like an essay question, but are not required to supply a lengthy explanation if they lack sufficient reading and comprehension skills. In this article, I’ll share 4 best practices on how you can incorporate this versatile assessment tool into your eLearning course, as well as 4 tips that can help you use short answer questions in eLearning.
by Christopher Pappas
August 18, 2015

7 Tips For Using Bullets In eLearning

Bullet points have the power to highlight important concepts and break information down into bite-sized bits. But how do you effectively use this overlooked formatting tool in eLearning? In this article, I’ll share 7 tips you can use to make your eLearning course memorable and learner-friendly with the help of bullets.
by Christopher Pappas
August 17, 2015

7 Tips For Using Analogies In eLearning

In order for eLearning to be effective, everybody agrees that you need to engage your audience. If you manage to create a connection with your online learners, the learning possibilities are endless. In this article, I'll share 7 tips for using analogies in eLearning in order to simplify complex subjects and help your audience relate to the subject matter.
by Christopher Pappas
August 15, 2015

Probing Questions In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

Probing questions are often used in marketing focus groups and business meetings to gather data, but they can also be invaluable tools in eLearning environments. Not only do probing questions offer you the chance to get feedback from your learners and assess their knowledge, but they give learners the power to further explore their thoughts and opinions about the subject matter. In this article, I’ll discuss the various types of probing questions and how you can use them in your next eLearning course.
by Christopher Pappas
August 14, 2015

Content Curation In Online Learning: How To Do It Right

Building a module of online learning is like developing a lesson plan that you will deliver in a vacuum. You will not see or hear the reaction to what you deliver and you will have no clues to tell you if your audience is engaged, bored, or still there. In this article I will share some insight on content curation in order to help you engage and entertain your online learners.
by Caryl Oliver
August 13, 2015

9 Tips To Develop Accessible eLearning

In a dream world, everyone has access to learning; in the real world, online learning has been accessible to all only recently. In this article, I’ll share everything you need to know about accessible eLearning as well as the accessible eLearning benefits and 9 tips on how to develop accessible eLearning content, so that you cannot only reach a broader eLearning audience, but also do your little part in enabling more individuals to achieve their personal or professional goals while learning in a comfortable eLearning environment.
by Christopher Pappas
August 12, 2015

Closed-Ended Questions In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

Josef Albers, one of the most influential artistic educators of the 20th century, once said that “Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers". Open-ended questions may ignite the creative spark and offer insight into a learner's thought process, but closed-ended questions offer a direct and effective way to test their comprehension. In this article, I’ll present different types of closed-ended questions and I'll shed light on how you can use closed-ended questions in eLearning by sharing 6 invaluable tips.
by Christopher Pappas
August 7, 2015

Open-Ended Questions In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

Open-ended questions prompt learners to explore their thoughts, feelings, and opinions while testing their comprehension. They don’t have the limitations of closed-ended questions and encourage learners to delve deeper into a topic by using their critical thinking skills and creativity. In this article, I’ll explain the difference between open-ended questions and open-ended statements, and I’ll share 6 tips on how to use open-ended questions in eLearning.
by Christopher Pappas
August 5, 2015

Matching Questions In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

Multiple choice and True or False questions may be the most popular method of inquiry in eLearning courses, but matching questions offer their fair share of benefits. By using this two-column assessment tool, you can find out if your learners are truly comprehending the subject matter without having to create a series of questions. In this article, I’ll highlight 5 best practices you should keep in mind when developing matching questions, as well as 4 tips on how to effectively use them in your eLearning course.
by Christopher Pappas
August 3, 2015

5 Tips To Create Compelling Interactions

Learning becomes not only more fun, but also more effective when interactivity is involved. In this article, I’ll share 5 great tips to create compelling interactions that will turn any eLearning course into an exciting and greatly effective eLearning experience.
by Christopher Pappas