eLearning Design and Development

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March 27, 2015

Learner Engagement: How To Create Effective Assessment Strategies

The article describes the methods that can be used to create effective assessment strategies in eLearning courses. It also outlines the various types of assessments that are used in eLearning courses. Additionally, the article elucidates the various ways to create effective assessments and provide diagnostic feedback to the learners. An interesting framework, Assessment Map is also discussed here. Assessment map helps the Instructional Designers to create the right assessments for each of the Learning Objectives.
by Asha Pandey
March 15, 2015

6 eLearning Localization Pitfalls To Avoid

Bringing your eLearning courses to the global masses offers many benefits provided you are able to circumvent the many eLearning localization pitfalls involved. In this article, I'll share some of the most common mistakes of eLearning localization, so that you can avoid them and make your global eLearning strategy a resounding success!
by Christopher Pappas
March 13, 2015

7 Top Tips For Effective eLearning Voice Overs

Giving your eLearning course a voice offers a wide range of advantages, including a boost in user engagement and knowledge retention. However, these benefits can only be achieved if your voice over is carefully created and offer real value to the overall eLearning experience. In this article I'll share 7 invaluable tips for effective eLearning voice overs.
by Christopher Pappas
February 26, 2015

Can Experiential Learning Be Applied To eLearning? Part 2

This is the second part of the article titled “Experiential Learning: Can it be applied to eLearning?”. In this article, we will talk about the two schools of experiential learning. We will learn how experiential learning works and, most importantly, how, we, as instructional designers, can apply it to our eLearning lessons.
by Marina Arshavskiy
February 16, 2015

5 Tips To Find Your Narrative Voice For Your eLearning Course

By finding and perfecting your narrative voice for your eLearning course, you gain the ability to create an eLearning experience that is polished, organized, and complete. In this article, I'll explore how you can discover your narrative voice for your eLearning content, so that your eLearning courses can offer real value to your audience, instead of creating disjointed eLearning courses that fail to meet their learning objectives.
by Christopher Pappas
February 15, 2015

User Experience Design and eLearning: A Conversation with Julie Dirksen

For many e-learning developers, User Experience design can be the key to unlocking a great experience for their learners. Julie Dirksen, one of the pioneers in applying UX principles to e-learning, argues that all e-learning developers need a basic knowledge of UX design to create an engaging experience. She also supplies some excellent resources to get started on that journey. What follows is a transcript of a short e-mail exchange with Dirksen; it has been lightly edited for content and length.
by Andrew Winner
February 12, 2015

7 Tips To Develop Attention Grabbing eLearning Course Descriptions

Creating effective eLearning course descriptions may seem simple and straightforward, but it may often be one of the most challenging aspects of the eLearning course design. This is due to the fact that the eLearning course descriptions must be powerful and informative, but concise, so that learners get a feel for how your eLearning courses can benefit them in their personal or professional lives. In this article, I'll go over how to develop attention grabbing eLearning course descriptions for your eLearning courses.
by Christopher Pappas
February 10, 2015

Can Experiential Learning Be Applied To eLearning?

Experiential learning is a process that allows learners to develop knowledge and skills from their own experience rather than from formal training courses. Experiential learning encompasses a variety of interactive and participative hands-on activities and is much more effective than traditional learning approaches. This article is the first in a series about Experiential Learning. Check it out and learn some of the critical elements of Experiential Learning and the reasons why Experiential Learning is important.
by Marina Arshavskiy