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How to Make E-learning Course Interesting Using Images?

How to Make E-learning Course Interesting Using Images? | Instructional Design | Scoop.it
Want to know how images or graphics change the look and feel of eLearning courses?Read more › (How to Make E-learning Course Interesting Using Images?

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5 Strategies for Designing Brain-Friendly e-Learning Courses

5 Strategies for Designing Brain-Friendly e-Learning Courses | Instructional Design | Scoop.it
Ever wondered what’s going on in your learners’ brains as they’re taking your e-Learning course? Follow these five tips to create effective, brain-friendly e-Learning courses.
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5 Best Practices for Incorporating Games into Training Courses

5 Best Practices for Incorporating Games into Training Courses | Instructional Design | Scoop.it
Engaging and motivating your learners can be achieved through successfully gamifiying your e-Learning course.
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How to Design an Excellent Online Course

How to Design an Excellent Online Course | Instructional Design | Scoop.it
I presented a session How to Design on Excellent Online Course at the e-Learning Strategies Symposium conference this past weekend, and share in this post  highlights and the presentation slides.

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e-Learning Interface Design Even a Four-Year Old Can Navigate

e-Learning Interface Design Even a Four-Year Old Can Navigate | Instructional Design | Scoop.it
Chris Palm discusses e-learning interface design and instructions and provides 3 tips after observing his 4-year old niece using a smartphone.
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10 WAYS To Enhance Instructor Presence in Online Programs


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Great e-Learning Tip: 6 to 7 minutes of instructional video - that's the sweet spot!

Great e-Learning Tip: 6 to 7 minutes of instructional video - that's the sweet spot! | Instructional Design | Scoop.it

"I have sat through many 50 minute lectures in my life.  Notice how I wrote that sentence "sat through"... was I always engaged?  Probably not.  Is it realistic to be engaged for a full 50 minute block?  Probably not.  So how does one go about maximizing engagement in a distance course with video.  Well, is the best strategy to record a 50 minute lecture video?  Probably not."


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ech08ravo's curator insight, December 1, 2013 10:47 PM

Like a good piece of music, a good class will have fluid transformations between modes and moods.

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Instructional Objectives Builder: Online Tool for Writing Objectives

Instructional Objectives Builder: Online Tool for Writing Objectives | Instructional Design | Scoop.it
Use this application to build instructional objectives for your courses and training programs.

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Andrew Bennett's comment, October 28, 2014 12:34 AM
Wow, what a great tool! Sometimes the biggest challenge in writing objectives is simply being able to articulate what you want from students. This will be a great resource for that step!
Andrew Bennett's comment, October 28, 2014 12:34 AM
Wow, what a great tool! Sometimes the biggest challenge in writing objectives is simply being able to articulate what you want from students. This will be a great resource for that step!
Zina Alaswad's curator insight, October 16, 2015 7:54 PM

Although I don't appreciate ready-made wizards such as this one. But it could be a good tool to just start with and build upon the objectives produced by this tool.

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8 Brain Research Discoveries Every Instructional Designer Should Know About

8 Brain Research Discoveries Every Instructional Designer Should Know About | Instructional Design | Scoop.it
Educators, eLearning professionals and trainers should be interested in the brain because after all, they teach brains!

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Greg Alchin's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:01 PM

As the team at CAST has shown advances in neuroscience force us to rethink what learning is and how we cater for learner variability.

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5 Ways to Grab Your Learners’ Attention

5 Ways to Grab Your Learners’ Attention | Instructional Design | Scoop.it
Use these tips when designing e-Learning courses to grab your learners’ attention and increase engagement.
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How e-Learning Games Translate into Real-World Success

How e-Learning Games Translate into Real-World Success | Instructional Design | Scoop.it
Current research indicates that 70 percent of U.S. workers are not engaged, costing the U.S. economy approximately $370 billion in lost productivity and sales.
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How to Use Games to Increase e-Learning Interactivity

How to Use Games to Increase e-Learning Interactivity | Instructional Design | Scoop.it
Learn how to incorporate gamification in your e-Learning development strategy to make online training more interesting and engaging for your learners.
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Collection Of Free Screen Capture Tools And Techniques

Collection Of Free Screen Capture Tools And Techniques | Instructional Design | Scoop.it
Today, we present an interesting showcase of screen capture tools that demonstrate effective and competent screen capturing.

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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, December 25, 2013 10:20 AM

Voor Nederlandse gebruikers een wat ongelukkige naam, maar WebKut is een manier om screenshots te maken. Hier een lijstje met nog andere programma's.

Ali Anani's curator insight, December 27, 2013 12:10 AM

Tools to capture your interests

John Thomas's curator insight, February 1, 2014 12:45 PM

Collection Of Free Screen Capture Tools And Techniques

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E-Learning Certificate Program: The Benefits of Using LiveBinders

E-Learning Certificate Program: The Benefits of Using LiveBinders | Instructional Design | Scoop.it

Explore how faculty, instructional designers, and learners are finding LiveBinders an indispensable tool for designing electronic portfolios, organizing course materials, and electronically sharing resources to support and demonstrate learning.


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Gary Harwell's curator insight, December 10, 2013 11:27 PM

Great stuff here.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, December 10, 2013 11:27 PM

Some great stuff here.

Hilda Hoekstra's curator insight, December 14, 2013 3:29 AM

Zien of deze ELO te gebruiken is voor de pilot.

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Assembly Line: Instructional Designers as Content Curators by Stacy Friedman : Learning Solutions Magazine

Assembly Line: Instructional Designers as Content Curators by Stacy  Friedman : Learning Solutions Magazine | Instructional Design | Scoop.it
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Assessment Design Tips for MOOCs and other Open...

Assessment Design Tips for MOOCs and other Open... | Instructional Design | Scoop.it
I've participated in dozens of open courses over the years, and I can appreciate many designs and approaches. With that said, I have a hard time with the use of traditional grading systems in MOOC...

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 19, 2013 1:49 PM

This article provides solid advice for all online courses not just Moocs.  Solid information here!

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How does one get started as Instructional Designer?

How does one get started as Instructional Designer? | Instructional Design | Scoop.it

Siamak Taslimi: "This is a summary of the answers put to Shirron’s question “How does one get started as Instructional Designer?” on a LinkedIn discussion forum in the E-Learning group, which I believe will be very helpful to all those who are considering to make a move to Instructional Design and all its related fields. There are many valuable advice from experts in the field with a first hand experience."


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 12, 2013 12:31 PM

Online teaching and instructional design are complimentary fields.  As an online teacher you develop an intuitive feel for good instructional design. As an Instructional Designer, you know how to structure an effective learning experience. 


Being adept in both fields opens doors to more opportunities 

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How to become an instructional designer

How to become an instructional designer | Instructional Design | Scoop.it

A lot of people ask me how they could become instructional designers. Here’s some advice from my perspective, followed by links for other perspectives. All of this applies to instructional design in the business world, not academia or K-12 education. It’s probably most applicable to people in the US.


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