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5 Tips To Build An Instructional Design Portfolio

5 Tips To Build An Instructional Design Portfolio

Having a carefully crafted instructional design online portfolio can put you at a significant advantage when it comes to leaving a lasting impression on potential employers and clients. In this article, I'll share some helpful tips on building an instructional design online portfolio that effectively showcases your expertise and talents.

Online Training: Evolution Or Revolution?

Online Training: Evolution Or Revolution?

There isn’t a business in any industry today that doesn’t feel the heat to transform themselves on a yearly, quarterly, monthly, or even a daily basis. The eLearning industry is no different. So this begs the question: Is the online training market in an evolution or a revolution?

Pedagogy Of MOOCs And Benefits For Modern Professionals

Pedagogy Of MOOCs And Benefits For Modern Professionals

The popularity of MOOCs can be attributed to a variety of factors, one of the most important ones being their pedagogical base. Coupled with the constant availability, this makes MOOCs an excellent resource not only for students, but also for all the modern professionals striving for constant career improvement.

Launching Your eLearning Course: 15 Things To Double Check

Launching Your eLearning Course: 15 Things To Double Check

You've worked diligently to ensure that every eLearning activity, block of text, and graphic element is just right for your eLearning course, but before you rollout your carefully crafted eLearning deliverable it's time for one final polish to make it really shine. In this article, I'll highlight 15 things that you must double check before launching your eLearning course.

Language e-Learning Redefined

Language e-Learning Redefined

The true value of e-learning is misunderstood and the industry focus is misplaced. E-learning professionals and the industry too strongly support collaboration, neglecting the aspect of the individual learning process. What's more, learning languages is very much different than learning other subjects, as it is a complex transformation process, and the e-learning for languages needs to be viewed from a different perspective. Language e-learning needs to be redefined.

5 Tips To Find Your Narrative Voice For Your eLearning Course

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.

BYOD: What Training Professionals Need to Know

BYOD: What Training Professionals Need to Know

According to TechTarget, “BYOD (bring your own device) is the increasing trend toward employee-owned devices within a business. Smartphones are the most common example but employees also take their own tablets, laptops and USB drives into the workplace.”

User Experience Design and E-Learning: A Conversation with Julie Dirksen

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.