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How To Integrate Multimedia For Effective Learning: Instructional Design and eLearning

How To Integrate Multimedia For Effective Learning: Instructional Design and eLearning | SHIFT elearning | Scoop.it

Integrating the multimedia assets of a course can raise a host of issues. In my world, this can be as simple as explaining to a client why screens of text with an out-of-sync voice over will not be effective—to more complex issues, such as determining whether an animation will promote greater comprehension than a series of stills.

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10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning)

10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning) | SHIFT elearning | Scoop.it
Even more than other types of education, eLearning must struggle to attract learners' attention: the Internet is full of distractions, and adult lear
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Images in elearning – How real does it need to be?

Images in elearning – How real does it need to be? | SHIFT elearning | Scoop.it
Online training solutions that blend innovative technology and proven educational principles; it's all about smarter people, better business
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How to Make Your Subject Matter Expert a Rockstar! | Litmos Blog

How to Make Your Subject Matter Expert a Rockstar! | Litmos Blog | SHIFT elearning | Scoop.it
*image courtesy of blog.promoboxx.com Everyone wants to be a rockstar at some point in their lives. Corporate professionals are no different. Most of us will never get that chance, and probably don’t actually want it.  We just like to dream about it. What we’re really after is just a little recognition. We like that the company values our knowledge and expertise, and we enjoy talking about it and sharing with those who are interested. But most of this is seen as … Continue reading →
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Brain Science: Writing So the Brain Understands

Brain Science: Writing So the Brain Understands | SHIFT elearning | Scoop.it
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Being Pretty Isn’t Enough: Using the 5 Cs for eLearning Visuals

Being Pretty Isn’t Enough: Using the 5 Cs for eLearning Visuals | SHIFT elearning | Scoop.it
This post looks at a simple approach to creating effective visuals for eLearning by considering the 5 Cs.
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8 Tools to Make You a Visual Content Ninja

8 Tools to Make You a Visual Content Ninja | SHIFT elearning | Scoop.it
If you manage social media for a nonprofit, you realize that creating visual content is becoming a bigger part of your job. You’re creating more visual content than ever before, and it has to look exceptional! That’s a lot of pressure for someone who didn’t go to art school. Fortunately, there are several tools and…
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How to Design Great eLearning Content - DigitalChalk Blog

How to Design Great eLearning Content - DigitalChalk Blog | SHIFT elearning | Scoop.it
Great e-learning content is a necessity when you are deliver education online. These are a few key factors to consider when building your online course.
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eLearning Cyclops: Our Many Hats

eLearning Cyclops: Our Many Hats | SHIFT elearning | Scoop.it

eLearning Designers wear many hats – some by choice, some placed upon us. Here are the hats I wear because I need these skills as an eLearning one-person shop. Those on the second list are ones placed upon me either because they are skills I can adapt my elearning skills to or because assumptions are made (e.g., you are an IT guy, right?).

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Why Microlearning is HUGE and how to be a part of it - eLearning Industry

Why Microlearning is HUGE and how to be a part of it - eLearning Industry | SHIFT elearning | Scoop.it
Why has Microlearning has blown up recently? Check this article to find out plus 5 Microlearning Commandments To Create You Own Microlearning!
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7 Tips To Choose Images And Graphics For Your eLearning Course - eLearning Industry

7 Tips To Choose Images And Graphics For Your eLearning Course - eLearning Industry | SHIFT elearning | Scoop.it
How To Choose Images and Graphics for your eLearning Course. Check the 7 Tips To Choose Images And Graphics For Your eLearning Course to find more.
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Sue Walsh's curator insight, July 9, 4:32 PM

Image selection is so important. If done poorly, it can date your content, offend learners ... or just inhibit engagement. 

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How Instructional Designers Can Cope with Continuous Partial Attention in "The Age of Distraction"

How Instructional Designers Can Cope with Continuous Partial Attention in "The Age of Distraction" | SHIFT elearning | Scoop.it

Instructional designers and eLearning professionals need to learn to adapt to the Age of Distraction as it is essential to hold the attention of students.

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Sue Walsh's curator insight, July 9, 4:29 PM

Yes, this is a vital consideration in the design and development of learning. It ale means that learning analytics will be vital for informing  ongoing refinement.

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3 Key Concepts That Will Help You Understand Learning in the Digital Age

3 Key Concepts That Will Help You Understand Learning in the Digital Age | SHIFT elearning | Scoop.it
These three "gogies" of effective online learning will help you get a clearer picture of learning and eLearning in the digital age.
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Sue Walsh's curator insight, July 9, 4:25 PM

Worth trying to get your head around these concepts. It is what will take eLearning to the next level.

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Do You Want to Create Engaging eLearning? Here’s where it starts.. - Create Amazing eLearning

Do You Want to Create Engaging eLearning? Here’s where it starts.. - Create Amazing eLearning | SHIFT elearning | Scoop.it
  Make it relevant. Not to you, not to your organisation, but to your learner. I have a friend who passed their driving theory test recently using a free online course. She showed me the course and it was just text on a web page. No bells, no whistles. But then she didn’t need them. …
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The Rules of e-Learning: Cautious technology – the alternative e-learning?

The Rules of e-Learning: Cautious technology – the alternative e-learning? | SHIFT elearning | Scoop.it
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Quality Learning is about Culture First, then Design | David KellyDavid Kelly

Quality Learning is about Culture First, then Design | David KellyDavid Kelly | SHIFT elearning | Scoop.it

The world’s strongest instructional designer can still be handcuffed by an organizational culture that doesn’t provide the type of support needed to develop quality support programs. That statement applies to instructor-led training, elearning, mlearning, performance support, or any other type of effort coming from the L&D function.

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Prototyping an E-Learning Interface

Prototyping an E-Learning Interface | SHIFT elearning | Scoop.it
Developing prototypes is your best preventative measure against poorly designed e-learning.
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Sue Walsh's curator insight, July 21, 3:47 PM

A useful summary ... and an early investment in time that may take away a lot of inevitable rework!

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Action mapping and e-learning content

Action mapping and e-learning content | SHIFT elearning | Scoop.it
The course requirements have been specified, the course goals understood, but the actual course content still needs to be communicated to the developer.
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12 criteria to find out whether your elearning scenario has been successful

12 criteria to find out whether your elearning scenario has been successful | SHIFT elearning | Scoop.it
How can you tell your elearning scenario has been perfectly designed? See our analysis table.
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What Makes Great eLearning Content? On-target Questions! by Michele Medved : Learning Solutions Magazine

What Makes Great eLearning Content? On-target Questions! by Michele  Medved : Learning Solutions Magazine | SHIFT elearning | Scoop.it
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Striking The Right Balance Between Video And Non-Video Content In Your eLearning Course

Striking The Right Balance Between Video And Non-Video Content In Your eLearning Course | SHIFT elearning | Scoop.it
Once you have decided to use video in your eLearning, one of the key steps the Instructional Designer will have to do is to determine which learning content should be delivered in the form of video...
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Designing Words That Work in eLearning by Lisa Russell : Learning Solutions Magazine

Designing Words That Work in eLearning by Lisa  Russell : Learning Solutions Magazine | SHIFT elearning | Scoop.it
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Breathe New Life into Your eLearning Courses: 5 Helpful Mantras to Live By

Breathe New Life into Your eLearning Courses: 5 Helpful Mantras to Live By | SHIFT elearning | Scoop.it
The following five helpful mantras provide refreshing ideas for creating eLearning courses that go beyond a conventional approach.
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Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning

Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning | SHIFT elearning | Scoop.it
We are now in the age of visual information where visual content plays a role in every part of life. As 65 percent of the population are visual learn
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Sue Walsh's curator insight, July 9, 4:24 PM
Absolutely!! Worth noting that if visuals are done poorly, it can be a real put off!
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The Science of Attention (And Why eLearning Professionals Should Care)

The Science of Attention (And Why eLearning Professionals Should Care) | SHIFT elearning | Scoop.it
Paying attention is a task people take for granted; they rarely stop to think about the complex neurocognitive processes involved. However, it is an
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Making Learning Relevant

Making Learning Relevant | SHIFT elearning | Scoop.it
What is the purpose of K-12 schooling? Think for a moment before coming up with an answer. Consider what you believe truly matters. Is it preparation for college? Preparation for a career? Support ...
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