A large part of your success hinges on the relationship you have with the course’s subject matter experts. They play a critical role by providing guidance, expertise, and context for much of your course’s content. However, the subject matter experts can also be a source of frustration. Many times they won’t budge when it comes to getting rid of extra information. Or they have their own ideas on how the course should be designed which conflicts with yours.
In today’s post we’ll review some challenges when working subject matter experts and how to overcome them
SURPRISE!!! Yep… it’s arrived. The new and improved Captivate 7.0! I took part in the Adobe pre-release program and I’m happy to say that it was well worth the experience. The Adobe Captivate Development Team was responsive and listened to our concerns. Here’s my list of favorites not in any particular order:
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Keya Thomas's insight:
Pretty neat transition effects of ppt 2013 in this screener.
Analogies are a key component of human thinking and understanding. They’ve stimulated great feats of problem-solving and discovery. They are also a classic way to foster learning by applying prior knowledge to new concepts.
In line with our last freebie, we bring you another linear interaction this week. Designed as a part of the same group, the interaction can be used to elaborate on a 4 step process when the learner is required to navigate in a fixed order. Click the image below to view a functional demo
Chuck Martin gave a lively and valuable keynote at #mLearnCon, with stats on mobile growth, and then his key components of what he thinks will be driving mobile. He illustrated his points with funny and somewhat scary videos of how companies are taking advantage of mobile.
Project Management is one of those skills where some of us seem to have a natural aptitude, and the rest of us hobble along with our spreadsheets, to-do lists, and calendars. I recognized long ago that, although it wasn’t my strong-suit, effectively managing E-Learning projects is an important part of being an instructional designer. Even if you’re fortunate enough to work on a sizeable team with a dedicated PM, it’s still a good idea to have strategies for juggling all of the demands of a typical project.
Authenticity is the heart of Story-based eLearning design. eDevelopers do not use stories to create fiction out of human stories. On the other hand, it is their task to develop authentic human situations in their designs. Stories are the scaffoldings in eLearning. It is the framework where we stand on while we build our lessons. If our story designs are not authentic, our lessons become superficial and we would not be able to achieve our lesson objective.
In my post Custom Navigation: Set your imagination and your learners free! I discussed the capability of authoring tools, especially Articulate Storyline, to present a customised and engaging user interface that can both create a wow factor for the user and also maintain the benefits of rapid eLearning development. I have put together three examples of a custom user interface in Articulate Storyline. Each of the three has a different look and feel and incorporates some of the considerations mentioned previously. Let’s look at each in turn and see what they contain and how they behave.
If you think about it, providing essential knowledge at the moment it is most needed is the best we can do as learning professionals. Truly, timing is everything. When we provide training too early, it is often forgotten. Too late and it is useless.”
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.