eLearning Design and Development

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June 9, 2015

8 Things eLearning Designers Should Learn From Trainers

eLearning courses used to be considered as a self-learning, formal, static way of building competencies. Their users are expected to learn in minimum time, whereas boring page-turners are not very rare among eLearning offers. On the other hand, trainees are invited from time to time to dynamic, engaging workshops, which provide them with in-depth experiences and heavily influence their minds. Let's discuss which methods used by “traditional” trainers should be taken into account while designing eLearning courses, in order to bring them as close as possible to vivid and effective learning experiences.
by Marek Hyla
June 2, 2015

How To Speed Up eLearning Content Development

If you’re the head of training, head of eLearning or part of a team that coordinates learning and development in your organization, you are probably already looking for ways to speed up eLearning content development. In this post, I’ll explain why speed is important and I will show you some ways you can speed up your eLearning content development process.
by Li Whybrow
May 31, 2015

Test Creation: 12 Guidelines For Writing Awesome Tests

Testing the comprehension and retention of the knowledge imparted in a course is an inseparable part of the learning process. Managers and department heads often pay much closer attention to the tests’ results than to the course material itself - for a number of reasons. However, while the importance of testing is well understood, the way test questions are formulated and the methodologies used to compile them into actual tests are often overlooked.
by Michael Treser
May 28, 2015

Intrinsic Motivation In Online Training

Looking for ways to boost knowledge retention and employee participation? In this article, I’ll delve into the basics of intrinsic motivation, one of the most powerful human drives; a fascinating stimulus that is able to convert any online training course into a rewarding and amazingly fulfilling online experience. I will also share 6 tips on how to develop online training activities that will intrinsically motivate your employees.
by Christopher Pappas
May 25, 2015

How To Create Memorable Online Training Courses: 6 Tips For eLearning Professionals

You want to bring the best out of your audience by offering them an excellent online training experience. You have carefully developed your online training course and it is important for you that your content will be retained. But how can employees remember everything they learn? In this article I will share 6 top tips on how to create a memorable online training course that will help employees fully understand and deeply absorb everything you have to offer them.
by Christopher Pappas
May 24, 2015

Extrinsic Motivation In Online Training

To create an engaging online training experience, you must deeply understand how motivation works. In this article, I’ll share the basics of extrinsic motivation in online training and share 5 tips that can help you add extrinsic motivation elements in your online training course.
by Christopher Pappas
May 24, 2015

Choosing The Right eLearning Methods: Factors And Elements

Many organisations are now transforming their learning and development programs to the eLearning domain. But choosing the right methods for their business based on their needs is still a challenge. Choosing the right eLearning programs depends upon many factors like proper need analysis, target audience analysis, task analysis, topic analysis, and evaluation methods. Apart from these analyses there is the very important principle of Learning Pyramid created by the National Training Laboratories. Choosing the right delivery methods directly impact effectiveness and cost benefit for the organisations.
by Soni Amit K
May 23, 2015

7 Tips To Beat Short Attention Spans In eLearning

Even if learners are excited about their eLearning experience and can see the true potential in learning the subject matter, they may not be able to concentrate on one thing for too long. There are, however, certain ways that eLearning professionals can beat short attention spans when designing eLearning courses in order to increase knowledge retention and steer clear of cognitive overload.
by Christopher Pappas
May 23, 2015

Interactive eLearning: A Key Component In Online Course Development

There is no doubt that interactivity is a key component in eLearning. This is truer when you are designing a course for online learning where you have to keep in mind that attitudes and learning levels of the learners will all be different. Therefore, it becomes critical in eLearning to develop only content which is relevant and how it ties in with what the learner is expected to achieve at the end of it. The main point is that learners will be viewing the information, gather information and make decisions of applying it to their real life situations where applicable.
by Hemina Shah
May 22, 2015

7 Tips For Cost-Effective eLearning Localization

Globalization is everywhere! The transfer of ideas, products, culture, and people has made the world a smaller and more connected place. eLearning has become a major cog in this wheel; it is a viable solution that allows global companies and organizations to reach learners all over the world in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible.
by Caitlin Nicholson
May 21, 2015

4 Ways To Apply Instructional Interactivity In eLearning

How should you design instructional interactivity in order to make your eLearning course highly interactive and engaging? In this article I will share the key components of effective instructional interactivity and I will show you how you can actively stimulate your learners’ minds to successfully experience your eLearning deliverable.
by Christopher Pappas