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Blended Learning Course Design Mistakes to Avoid | Faculty Focus

Blended Learning Course Design Mistakes to Avoid | Faculty Focus | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
Blended learning course design entails more than simply converting content for online delivery or finding ways to supplement an existing face-to-face course.
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Stop Using Slide Templates

Too many organizations insist on using slide templates (slide decorations) in their training slides and presentations.
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Better Employee Buy-in for Your Training Programs

Better Employee Buy-in for Your Training Programs | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
One of the adult learning principles states that learning is effective when adults understand the purpose for learning. Any knowledge gain should have immediate relevance to them and have quantifiable benefits.
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Graphics – Tips from an Instructional Designer

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ELearning is a process where the teacher is not present and the learners themselves take up the course and complete it.
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Making Learning More Explorative

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Adults prefer a self-directed process for learning. They prefer to learn through examples and address problems through interactive exercises, instead of being passive recipients of information, where they have no control over course navigation.
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Admit it: You Care (Only) About What You Measure

This HBR Blog Network post about measuring performance reminded me of countless conversations I have had with managers about the stated importance of quality and the actual importance of productivity.
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Analysis For eLearning Projects: The eLearning Coach: Instructional Design and eLearning | Leadership in Distance Education

Analysis For eLearning Projects: The eLearning Coach: Instructional Design and eLearning | Leadership in Distance Education | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
#elearning Analysis For eLearning Projects: The eLearning Coach: Instructional Design and eLearning http://t.co/hNqaO8Rt (@eddebainbridge)...
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5 Smart Questions Instructional Designers Should Ask: The eLearning Coach: Instructional Design and eLearning | Edukn-do

5 Smart Questions Instructional Designers Should Ask: The eLearning Coach: Instructional Design and eLearning | Edukn-do | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
How instructional designers can keep their eye on the big picture and prevent going down the wrong path.
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How augmented reality will change the way we live | Best Practices in Instructional Design & Use of Learning Technologies

How augmented reality will change the way we live | Best Practices in Instructional Design  & Use of Learning Technologies | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
In 1945, The Atlantic Monthly published an article by the American inventor Vannevar Bush. The title of the article was “As We May Think”. It outlined a concept (considered ...
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Engaging the Learners with eLearning Program

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The purpose of an eLearning program is to help learners know something new that will help improve their performance. Its purpose is not to impress the learner with the technology that is being used.
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5 Proven Strategies To Improve Creativity: The eLearning Coach: Instructional Design and eLearning

5 Proven Strategies To Improve Creativity: The eLearning Coach: Instructional Design and eLearning | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
Research shows there are ways to improve creativity by practicing with proven strategies. You'll be surprised at how easy some are.
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Instructional Designing: The kemp model - by Dr Pandula Siribaddana - Helium

Instructional Designing: The kemp model - by Dr Pandula Siribaddana - Helium | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
Instructional Designing can be defined in many contexts.
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A Simple PowerPoint Technique to Make Your E-Learning Courses Look Good

A Simple PowerPoint Technique to Make Your E-Learning Courses Look Good | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
In a previous post we reviewed how to avoid the Frankencourse. These are courses that look like a bunch of modules that are cobbled together rather a single course.
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5 Tips for Training Managers Creating ELearning Programs

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The purpose of an eLearning program is to help learners learn something new that will help improve their performance.
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Feedback for Learners. Learn by Subscription Learning!!

Subscription Learning is one way to implement the spacing effect--one of the best ways to help people learn so they don't forget, so that they can actually remember what to do on the job.
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Tips on Using Assessments and Quizzes in Training Programs

Tips on Using Assessments and Quizzes in Training Programs | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
Assessment is the measurement of the learner’s achievement of learning outcomes. The main purpose of assessments in training programs is to reinforce learning and also to evaluate learners’ comprehension of the course.
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Tips to Evaluate Voice-Over Scripts for ELearning Courses

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We enjoy watching movies, don’t we? Not only do we enjoy the visual spectacle, but we love the music, lyrics, and the dialogues as well. Movies with good dialogues, music/ lyrics, and screenplay, have a great recall value with audiences.
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How Can You Win Valuable Customer Support through Training?

How Can You Win Valuable Customer Support through Training? | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
With growing competition and increasingly knowledgeable customers, it becomes imperative for organizations to launch appropriate customer training programs.
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10 Rules For Writing Multiple Choice Questions: The eLearning Coach: Instructional Design and eLearning | Edukn-do

10 Rules For Writing Multiple Choice Questions: The eLearning Coach: Instructional Design and eLearning | Edukn-do | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
A back-to-basics article about the undervalued and little-discussed multiple choice question. It’s not as exciting as discussing 3D virtual learning environments, but it might be just as important.
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Free apps list | Best Practices in Instructional Design & Use of Learning Technologies

Free apps list | Best Practices in Instructional Design  & Use of Learning Technologies | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
A list of free apps recommended by the STaRT Education Department...
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Short Film 'Sight' Adds New Vision to Augmented Reality | Best Practices in Instructional Design & Use of Learning Technologies

Short Film 'Sight' Adds New Vision to Augmented Reality | Best Practices in Instructional Design  & Use of Learning Technologies | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
A new film called 'Sight' successfully tackles the subject of augmented reality, commenting on the potential impact of this rising technology.
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Instructional Design Daily Digest

Instructional Design Daily Digest | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
A newspaper by golffy golf - updated daily with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos. (Instructional Design Daily Digest is out!
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The Instructional Design Daily

The Instructional Design Daily | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
A newspaper by Yvonne Wade Sanchez - updated daily with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos. (The Instructional Design Daily is out!
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The Instructional Design Daily

The Instructional Design Daily | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
A newspaper by BJ Checket - updated daily with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos. (The Instructional Design Daily is out!
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