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6 Tips On How To Start Planning eLearning Courses

6 Tips On How To Start Planning eLearning Courses

Paul J. Meyer put it brilliantly when he said: “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” Careful planning has the power to transform ideas into reality. More importantly, it can make your eLearning experiences more organized and effective. In this article, I’ll share 6 top tips on how to start planning your next eLearning course.

Swiss Cheese Learning: Is Your Course Full Of Holes?

Swiss Cheese Learning: Is Your Course Full Of Holes?

In this article, I’ll be talking mostly about Swiss cheese. Well, actually, something I call Swiss Cheese Learning. It’s learning that's full of holes: A traditional approach to learning allows for learners to have fundamental gaps in knowledge and skills. It fails to accurately assess learning before allowing learners to move on. So, how can Mastery overcome this?

Mastery Learning: What Grand Theft Auto 5 Can Teach Us 

Mastery Learning: What Grand Theft Auto 5 Can Teach Us 

Have you ever wondered how to make your learning as addictive as video games? Ever thought about why these games make you fail 50 times in 10 minutes and you're still somehow pumped up to try again? Let's talk about The Mastery Learning Pattern and find out what we can apply from video games in regards to mastery AND failure.

Changing Behavioral Patterns Through Education

Changing Behavioral Patterns Through Education

Behavioral patterns are useful in everyday lives, but changing them is hard. Let's look at the stages a person passes through when his behavior model changes. This will help to understand the students’ psychology and plan the syllabus in order to reinforce new behavioral patterns in their minds.

Learning Is For Everyone: Instructional Design For Accessibility (Free Technical Article!)

Learning Is For Everyone: Instructional Design For Accessibility (Free Technical Article!)

As Instructional Designers, we’re always looking for new tools and best practices to deliver value to our learners. One thing some of us forget, though, is the issue of accessibility – are our courses open to all, including people with disabilities? In Learning Is For Everyone: Instructional Design For Accessibility, Obsidian Learning examines several issues related to accessibility and eLearning.