eLearning Articles

The biggest and most thorough collection of eLearning articles. Anything you need to know for eLearning, written by the top eLearning experts worldwide.

eLearning Modules Are Dead... They Just Don't Know It.

eLearning Modules Are Dead... They Just Don't Know It.

When talking about technology and learning, it’s hard not to think about eLearning modules. They’ve been the bread and butter of digital learning solutions for decades, and the industry behind them has helped many, including myself, feed our families. So I take no joy in predicting that eLearning modules will inevitably be murdered.

True/False Questions: Getting Them Right

True/False Questions: Getting Them Right

True/false questions are well suited for the assessment of both the learner’s retention of specific information from a course and their general understanding of the material. A learner can answer a large number of true/false questions within a short period of time. This enables you to cover a wide area of knowledge and test for understanding of every significant point even if you are on a tight schedule. Note that despite the name, you are not forced to use the “true/false” pair of answers specifically - “yes/no” will serve just as well. Use whatever option works best for you.

eLearning 101: Getting Started With Online Training

eLearning 101: Getting Started With Online Training

When I first started working at Trivantis, I had the hardest time explaining to my friends and family exactly what an “eLearning authoring tool” was. Most of the time I settled on “You know when you have to sit at a computer and take a course that tells you not to sexually harass your coworkers? That’s eLearning.” Everybody gets that, and everyone laughs. I’m so funny, right? (No.) But there’s so much more to eLearning, or online training, or virtual learning, or mLearning, as people are starting to call it these days.

3 Steps To Maximize F2F Training Time

3 Steps To Maximize F2F Training Time

As an Instructional Designer, have you ever been asked “Is there any way you can shrink the time and duration needed for training, reduce training-related expenses, and increase learner engagement?”? If so, read on to gain strategies to maximize F2F training time, and also to learn how to address questions often asked by corporate leaders.

How To Build An Active And Collaborative eLearning Space?

How To Build An Active And Collaborative eLearning Space?

It is quite common to think about eLearning (especially eLearning courses) as a static and lonely way of building competencies. However, thinking this way rules out many interesting and valuable learning approaches. So, let’s discuss how we can stimulate more active and collaborative learning in the eLearning space.

Using Storytelling For Compliance: Why Storytelling Is At The Heart Of Great Compliance Training

Using Storytelling For Compliance: Why Storytelling Is At The Heart Of Great Compliance Training

A storytelling approach makes sense for learning of any kind, but it's particularly effective when you need to make data and complex information meaningful and relevant to your audience. Learning facts is difficult, but assimilating a story is something that comes naturally to most of us. Read how using storytelling for compliance training helps compliance learners not only absorb information, but also change their behaviors.

3 Ways To Reduce eLearning Development Costs

3 Ways To Reduce eLearning Development Costs

Under pressure to deliver more for less? Time-poor but creatively rich? Modern eLearning tools help managers of eLearning teams deliver great courses while saving development costs. In this article I’ll show you how to reduce eLearning development costs by using pre-built themes, Master courses, and responsive designs.

What Is Bespoke eLearning? Featuring 6 Killer Examples

What Is Bespoke eLearning? Featuring 6 Killer Examples

The edge that a bespoke or custom developed course has over off-the-shelf course is well established. In this article I will illustrate the power of bespoke eLearning to create sticky learning through 6 examples. I have picked examples that address varied training needs like compliance, application simulation, and professional skills.

9 Tips To Enhance Active Listening Skills In eLearning

9 Tips To Enhance Active Listening Skills In eLearning

What is active listening and why it is important for your learners to master such a skill? Unlike its involuntary counterpart, hearing, active listening actually involves a great deal of concentration. But when a learner is able to truly master the skill, a world of unforgettable learning opportunities is revealed. In this article, I’ll explore everything you need to know about active listening so that your learners will not only absorb, but also retain information presented in your eLearning course and I'll share 9 invaluable tips on how to design eLearning courses that enhance active learning skills of your audience.