You’re probably making video for your eLearning, but are you making the best use of video? Here are ways to think about video and video production (including tips on equipment and location shooting) that make it practical and give it that big- budget look (on a shoestring)!
The mantra of all IDs is “design for the learner,” not “design for the demographic statistics.” Putting a name and face (well, almost) to the stats makes it much easier to understand what the learners will really need. And that’s the point of creating personas as part of instructional design. What’s a persona? This article explains the what, why, and how of personas.
by Bill Brandon
Over the last year, the Experience API (xAPI or Tin Can) has come into its own, with many organizations implementing it as a key part of their eLearning practice. Here are 10 resources, from the archives and from the upcoming DevLearn 2015 Conference, that will help you follow in their footsteps.
by John Parsons
Video for eLearning is not just recorded lectures (long and boring) or high-end productions (long and expensive). It’s time to re-imagine video as a collection of shorter pieces—eLearning content that you can reuse and recycle—to reduce costs and increase our courseware flexibility.
Authoring tools make it possible to create eLearning products, even by designers with no programming skills. These tools evolve constantly, but few of them have done much with the Experience API (xAPI). xAPI can do more than simply replicate SCORM’s tracking mechanisms. In this article, the authors offer new visions for xAPI that will create more effective and engaging online courses.
by Bill Brandon
New links to some of the latest content offered through The eLearning Guild. This week: curated industry content; tips on hot topics; creating depth and perspective; instructor-led delivery entirely by smartphone; and video for cutting-edge performance support.
The xAPI allows interpretation of meaning of the total data created by the learning ecology and provides predictability. The xAPI Camp in Seattle in July highlighted new use cases, collaborative exploration, and more. Learn more here about the event and about the upcoming xAPI Camp September 29 in Las Vegas, co-sited with The eLearning Guild’s DevLearn Conference & Expo.