eLearning Concepts

21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers

21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers

We, like many out there, are of the view that, though most learning designers possess good levels of skills around the traditional training (formal learning) area, their skill levels fall short around the informal or social learning areas. This is mainly because designing informal and social learning experiences for workplaces demands a diverse and unique set of qualities. Today, while we are in the midst of up-skilling our learning designers, we set out on a quick journey to revisit our most precious resources on this subject in order to see how to leverage these in our up-skilling exercise. Read on...

A Guide to Gesture-based Interactions: Learning at Your Fingertips

A Guide to Gesture-based Interactions: Learning at Your Fingertips

Kids today grow up with touchscreen devices and seem to innately know how to use them. This is lucky for them, as smartphone designers across the globe seem determined to fit the most content and least number of buttons onto the front of a phone. This means gestures—scrolling, swiping, tapping, pinching, flicking—are becoming the dominant interaction of the smartphone user interface. Children intuitively know which touch gestures to apply, but what about those of us who aren’t so-called “digital natives?”

Awesome Resources on Micro-Learning

17 Awesome Resources on Micro-Learning

We, at Learnnovators, have been fascinated about micro learning or bite-sized learning. We have been doodling about the possibilities this learning technique offers while developing cost effective and powerful mobile performance support solutions. Today, while contemplating on the design for a mobile-based bite-sized learning solution (made up of quick, short instructional videos accompanied by Quick Reference Guides) for one of our clients, we set out on a journey to explore and learn more about this wonderful approach. Read on...

7 Steps To Become an Instructional Designer

7 Steps To Become An Instructional Designer

In this article, I will offer you an analysis of the steps you should follow to become an Instructional Designer, regardless of whether you are entering into the private education or corporate training sector. From familiarizing yourself with Instructional Design Models and Theories to choosing your Instructional Design niche, I will provide you with essential matters you need to know prior entering into the new and always exciting field of Instructional Design.

Why Matching Informal and Formal Learning Is in Style

Informal learning is in style—but does that mean that formal learning is so last season? Absolutely not! Recently, e-Learning professionals have been seeing how sharp informal and formal learning look together. The rise of informal learning is not a replacement for formal training; rather, the two have an interdependent relationship.

Tracking Microlearning with Tin Can API

Tracking Microlearning with Tin Can API

Learning analytics is one of the holy grails of today’s eLearning industry. It is a part of the Internet mainstream called big-data and Tin Can API or xAPI, as a relativity new technical standard, is introducing this mainstream to online learning. With this article I’ll share some thoughts on how microlearning and Tin Can API might be the key factors of the future learning.

20 Wonderful Resources for Using BLE Beacons in Mobile Learning

20 Wonderful Resources for Using BLE Beacons in Mobile Learning

After our inspiring and thought-provoking interview with Geoff Stead, we were left mesmerized with the way Qualcomm used their Gimbal Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons to create a learning zone effect within their museum. Since then, we have been doodling and dreaming about using this fascinating tool to create proximity-based learning applications. Now, as we are planning to get started on this project using the (Gimbal) beacons that we received recently, we set out on a journey to explore and learn more about this concept. Read on...