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February 14, 2016

Rapid eLearning Authoring Tools: 7 Benefits For eLearning Professionals 

Rapid eLearning authoring tools are used by virtually every eLearning professional, especially those who need to design interactive and immersive eLearning content. But what are the real benefits of using rapid eLearning authoring tools, and is it really worth the investment? In this article, I’ll share 7 of the most notable advantages of using a rapid eLearning authoring tool for your next eLearning course.
by Christopher Pappas
February 8, 2016 | Sponsored

6 Tips For Serious Game Development For Non-Game Designers

To train more than to entertain: That is the motto of a proper serious game. Indeed, these kinds of training methods have gained undeniable popularity, since institutions, as well as companies, decided to implement them as part of their training programs some years ago. Consequently, a lot of training managers became interested in serious game development or, in other words, in how to design such training modules. However, when it comes to serious game development, a lot of questions come into play. Sometimes they can be scary, or even overwhelming. For instance, «Will I have to create 3D environments by myself ?», or «Will I have to do some coding in order to make my training module work?». Well, if you are a non-game designer interested in serious game development, you should keep reading.
by Yann Teyssier
January 31, 2016 | Sponsored

6 Tips To Create An Efficient Training Simulation With ITyStudio

No matter what the subject is, having those so-called «Aha!» moments is definitely one of the most satisfying experiences you can live as a learner. You know, those moments when you suddenly understand a memorable truth. After all, as a training manager, this is what you aim for: You want your attendees to improve their skills on a certain area, by providing them pedagogical content, whether physical or digital. In this regards, a training simulation can be the way to go. In this article, you will discover how to create a training simulation that brings you results, using the authoring tool ITyStudio to illustrate our examples.
by Yann Teyssier
January 26, 2016 | Sponsored

4 Tips To Create 2D Simulations With ITyStudio

Enterprise gamification leads companies to move from classical and linear eLearning modules to more interactive training, for instance serious games. In these simulations, you are actually trying to represent real life case scenario for your employees. In a previous article, we discussed how to create engaging 3D simulations with ITyStudio. Even if 3D simulations are great, they are not the only way to go; you can also aim for 2D simulations. 2D simulations broaden your pedagogical possibilities, allowing you to diversify the environments of your training modules, as well as the way your learners feel the training. In this article, we are going to cover how to create engaging 2D simulations, using the authoring tool ITyStudio as an example.
by Yann Teyssier
January 19, 2016 | Sponsored

4 Tips To Create 3D Simulations With ITyStudio

Regardless of our age, playing with simulators (such as flight or driving simulators, stock market investment) and video games (such as World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Starcraft) usually brings us on the path to experiencing and learning new things. Have you ever wondered why? Well, simply put, if our goal is to win the game, we will have to learn and explore the system, in order to be successful. Actually, this is exactly what game-based learning is all about, and this the very best way to obtain great results quickly with your learners. Indeed, by giving your attendees the opportunity to interact with the environment of the training module, and thus to impact the outcome of the simulation, you will engage them and make them retain the pedagogical material more efficiently. The best way to do so is by creating 3D simulations. In this article, we are going to breakdown the main benefits of setting up 3D simulations by using the authoring tool ITyStudio as an example to illustrate our words.
by Yann Teyssier
January 12, 2016

ITyStudio: A Game-Based Learning Platform To Create eLearning Games

When speaking to our leads, we often hear the same painful problem from Training Managers: «Only 10% of our workforce completed the training they are supposed to take on the Learning Management System». Then, they all pretty much have the same explanations: «The completion is low because the content is not engaging». Consequently, they are all coming to us, like a starving crowd, begging for a game-based learning platform that could fix their problem. However, even if there are some game-based learning platforms out there, they remain tools. There is no «easy button», and a game-based learning platform is not a cure-all for boring content or bad learning design.
by Yann Teyssier
December 22, 2015 | Sponsored

10 Tips To Create Learning Simulations For Non-Game Designers

At the first glance, creating learning simulations seems really appealing: This is about catching most of learners’ attention, this is about interactivity, this is about new trends… Everything is like a fairy tale until… You actually try to make one! Creating the graphical environment (setting up your backgrounds, your characters), as well as creating your pedagogical structure (choosing evaluation criteria and feedbacks), to finally put every single piece of the puzzle altogether, usually asks a lot of effort, whether it is from you web design team, developers team, eLearning trainers, etc. And you end up finishing this tedious task with a lot of pain. And sometimes, the worst case scenario: The outcome isn’t that good! Your learners don’t really identify themselves to the training; there are bugs here and there in the learning simulations. Anyway, if you have always been dreaming about creating engaging learning simulations, but felt overwhelmed with all the technical stuff, you should read this article.
by Yann Teyssier
December 14, 2015

How To Build Powerful Serious Games: The ITyStudio Case

Training programs that shift from text-based eLearning to “Learning by doing” is a dream come true for employers / trainers who are frustrated with underperforming employees. How do we engage employees in serious games? Simple. A storyline with characters, combined with a great authoring tool!
by Yann Teyssier
December 4, 2015

Why You Should Be Creating Responsive eLearning Courses With Lectora

Responsive web design has been around a long time. Google even ranks websites based on how mobile friendly they are—which impacts how high those websites appear in your search results. The more mobile friendly your site, the better you rank in search results. So what about eLearning? Are you doomed if your eLearning isn’t mobile friendly and responsive?
by Stephanie Ivec