Quite often, short but sweet thoughts or ideas can help eLearning professionals with the motivation and inspiration needed to get maximum eLearning results. In this article, I will share some of the best inspirational eLearning quotes from top eLearning professionals who have reflected upon the benefits and significance of eLearning Industry.
Managing e-Learning Projects is extremely important for successful e-Learning course design. This article is the fourth in a series about e-Learning Project Management. Check it out and learn about e-Learning Project Management Tips and Considerations.
Excellent e-Learning is built on solid instructional design decisions. But for those of us without the budgetary luxury of an in-house instructional designer, tackling instructional design is sometimes easier said than done.
In this article, you will take a look at how HTML5 may play a major role in the future of the eLearning industry, and delve into the ultimate list of HTML5 eLearning authoring tools available today. So, if you've been looking to make the transition to an HTML5 eLearning Authoring tool, you are in the right place!
The best way to create terrible e-Learning is to dump content in an authoring tool (as if it was PowerPoint) add some questions and call it a course. Everybody knows (or should know) that learning development starts with defining clear learning objectives. This blog post precedes the course and tool to explain to you the basics on how to create good learning objectives.
In the world of eLearning development, one of the single most elusive concepts to understand and work around, is the question of how long will the development of any given piece of content take. Developers struggle to quantify it and Clients, Stakeholders and SME’s struggle to understand and support it. In this post we will pull apart the development life cycle and see if we can start to piece together a framework for how to better define your development time and also communicate that timeframe to your Clients/Colleagues/Stakeholders to make the journey a little smoother.
Many instructional designers are now being asked to investigate serious games and gamification for use in their training. The problem? Few instructional designers have real game design experience or skills. Game-based solutions have great potential for learning, but only if they are designed well.
From time to time our clients face this question: Should they go for a Custom eLearning Solution which will meet all their needs but tax their budget or should they just buy something cheap off-the-shelf and make the most of it?
Managing e-Learning Projects is extremely important for successful e-Learning course design. This article is the third in a series about e-Learning Project Management. Check it out and learn about the Stages of Effective eLearning Project Management and Skill Set Required for Managing eLearning Projects.
We at Learnnovators have always been excited about Quick Response (QR) Codes. We have been doodling about leveraging the possibilities these quirky square codes offer while developing cost effective and powerful mobile performance support solutions. Today, when we are contemplating on a design for a mobile learning solution for one of our clients to help make their product unpacking and commissioning processes effortless, we set out on a journey to explore and learn more about this wonderful tool. Read on...
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.
An organisation can find it hard to devise and develop e-learning that has learning objectives consistent with that organisation’s business aims. In many cases a course is built around objectives that aren’t clear and this negatively impacts those using the online tools
Looking for a comprehensive "must-have" eLearning checklist for your next eLearning Course Design project? This is a checklist that every eLearning professional should have on hand, especially since there are so many steps involved in the eLearning course design process.
I’m no career counselor, but I do get many emails from people who are considering a career in instructional design. I realized it might be helpful to share these with those of you who have similar questions.
I often qualify my responses with the fact that I offer only one opinion and to be sure to ask others. If you’re an experienced designer, please share how you would respond to any of these questions in the Comments below. Now, here are common questions I receive and a composite of the answers I’ve given.
As an Instructional Designer, motivating learners is an important consideration because in reality learners are not always motivated to learn. They are busy, have other things to do, don’t see the course/session as being important or have had a bad learning experience in the past. I’ve come across Dr. John Keller’s motivational design model known as ARCS and thought it was worth sharing.
For many, the prospect of studying online for the first time can be daunting! The thought of studying without someone right there in front of you can be intimidating. However, those with experience in online learning would agree that online learning is supportive, flexible, personalised and collaborative.
Studies have shown that the amount of information and practical knowledge retained by adult learners, who have undertaken training that includes life or role specific scenarios to re-enforce key points of the training, show significantly better retention of that knowledge than learners who completed the same training using a purely linear, read some information and remember it style of course.
In the past few months, I’ve been asked by a number of different people what an instructional designer does and how to get into the field. I love instructional design because it is a field where I am constantly learning and I have a great variety in what I do. I use so many different skills—writing, web design, graphics, collaboration, planning, plus of course how people learn.
Involve and motivate your students into the process of online learning with the help of gamification. Check what gamification is, and what gamification techniques you can use as online educator to make your digital classroom more interesting for your online students. Check the following 9 techniques that will help you gamify your digital classroom.
An Instructional Design (ID) initiative is quiet often (and rightfully so!) looked upon as a "project" or "sub project" within an organization's broader learning strategy. What this means is that, in addition to having all of the traditional elements that come with any ID venture, such as those included in the ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, Evaluation) Model, to be successful, ID initiatives must also include aspects of Project Management (PM).
If you have never given a thought to this aspect of instructional design, you are probably wondering, "So, do I now need to also hire a Project Manager for my upcoming ID initiative?” Well, the answer is "It depends!”
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Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.