eLearning Design and Development

Read the top articles about eLearning Design and Development. Principles, important information, tips and best practices from the leading eLearning portal.

March 9, 2014

Top 9 Competencies of an Informal-Social Learning Designer

Informal/Social learning is one of the major revolutions happening around us that demands a shift in the mere thinking of ‘learning’. It requires us to unlearn and relearn some of the traditional notions related to the learning style/preference, and the dimensions and the elements of learning design. In this article, we’ll take a quick look at the top 9 essential competencies that a learning designer is required to possess for designing effective informal/social learning interventions for today’s workplaces.

by Ravi Pratap Singh
March 9, 2014

How To Create Courses That Sell Online

Are you creating and marketing courses teaching others your expertise? Are you helping your clients to design courses they will market and leverage to grow their business? The “teaching others” business has expanded into a 7 billion industry and the opportunity to apply your e-learning design skills in this market is enormous.

by Jeanine O’Neill-Blackwell
February 27, 2014

What Students Love about e-Learning Courses

Since a continually increasing number of students are turning to online education, there are numerous courses available on the internet. Designing a basic online course may be difficult and is no different than working on an eLearning course. If you wish to design an effective e-learning program, that’ll make the transition from classroom to e-learning as pleasant as possible for the students, then that is a different story. It requires a good deal of time, planning, and hard work.

by Candice Smith
February 16, 2014

Top 4 Tips for Designing Information-Based Courses

We design more information-based courses today than we would care to admit. Agreed, these courses can instead be called web pages, cheat sheets, information dumps, knowledge  stores, etc. They don’t necessarily have to fall under the ambit of ‘courses’. But whatever we call them, the fact remains that these are designed by learning designers, and we would do well to keep a few good practices in mind before we set upon designing them. 

by Ravi Pratap Singh
February 6, 2014

The Anatomy of Great e-Learning Quiz Questions

Quiz questions are a vital part of e-Learning content and a great way to assess knowledge acquisition. In order to best serve your learners and track results, you need to come up with great quiz questions that challenge your learners and reinforce your learning objectives.

by Stephanie Ivec
February 3, 2014 | Sponsored

Can You Really Change Behavior Using eLearning Design? Yes!

If your learners are able to keep their eyes open, does that mean your e-learning good enough? Unlikely. Chances are, the knowledge they retained long enough to answer a few multiple-choice questions will drift away as they head back to their busy jobs and lives. Leveraging e-learning design to change behavior requires higher standards, new techniques, and different approaches. Let’s make 2014 the year of memorable learning.

by Erin Krebs
January 23, 2014

6 Tips For Storyboarding Like A Pro

Storyboarding is a helpful planning technique, and it’s not just for mapping out movies! You can benefit from storyboarding your e-Learning course - but first, let’s take a look at where this brilliant idea came from! Then, we’ll explore some tips to help you storyboard like a pro. 

by Christie Wroten
January 22, 2014 | Sponsored

7 Top Tips for Creating e-Content Faster

One such crucial step in e-learning development is extracting relevant information out of Subject Matter Experts (SME), which can take up an unnecessary large chunk of the total development time. The article lists ways to ensure that SME interactions are faster and feed-in to the entire process if e-learning development.

by Arunima Majumdar