by Stan Bunson
In classic Instructional Systems Design (ISD), the designer investigates the performance problem and possible alternative ways to correct it before actually beginning to create instructional content. We call this Front-end Analysis, and this week’s feature offers the first part of a two-part tutorial on the process.
Converting a single course from instructor-led to a blend of classroom and eLearning can be a challenge. Converting an entire program is far more complex. When getting it right can be a matter of life, death, and national security, the task is mind-boggling. Here is a story that contains a lot of wisdom for designers!
by Bill Brandon
The eLearning Guild's mLearnCon 2011 exemplified the growth in interest and practice in the mobile learning area, with over 50% more attending this year than last. Here is a very brief overview of what went on in San Jose June 20 to 23!
by Rick Wilson
Our roles are changing, as content types converge. Dealing with transformative change requires changes in thinking and changes in working. One answer is intelligent content engineering. Here’s a high-level overview of the concept and the practices needed.
Mobile devices, apps, and social media can benefit learning in many, sometimes surprising, ways. This may be nowhere more true than with users who are learning a second language. Here are the results of a small investigation that may suggest some possibilities to instructional designers.
Creating mobile learning applications requires a different approach compared to creating other forms of eLearning. Try experimenting with simple mLearning content, using PowerPoint and PDF files, to get the hang of it. Paul shows you how to get started.
Will HTML5 be the answer to the challenges of mobile learning delivery? Here’s an in-depth look at what the excitement is all about, at the ways that HTML5 impacts learning professionals, and at the implications for handheld mobile devices.
by Mark Simon
Are you an “occasional” graphic artist? Would you like to produce better-looking graphics for your eLearning? Here are some solid ideas that will help you advance your skills!
by Dan Cote
In today’s global and digital information landscape, training, documentation, and marketing practitioners must create content for wired audiences. Already saturated with digital content, customers want information that informs, educates, and solves their problems at the critical moment of need. Here’s how to view your role through the Learning Lens.
by Ronald Yu
As use of the Internet and the Web for learning expands, there will be more opportunities for cultural differences to affect how, and whether, learning takes place at all. This article looks at the barriers to use of eLearning and what we can do about them.