by Ben Muzzell
If you’re a manager or supervisor in a small-to-medium size business, you already know there’s never enough time for you to tackle every challenge you face. For example, how can you build a training program that is current, complete, effective, and affordable? Here’s a simple four-step process that starts with an “invisible” resource that you already have.
eLearning developers often underestimate Lectora, but its great strength is the ability to integrate custom code alongside the out-of-the-box features. Here are two examples: controlling access based on launch date, and determining the user’s browser size in order to emulate responsive design features. If you are a Lectora user, or considering Lectora, you need to read this tip!
by Rony Zarom
The second screen (using a mobile device to access supplementary content or applications) is no longer a passing trend, and no longer exclusive to viewers of popular television programs. Here’s an introductory look at this design strategy, and how it is already in use in eLearning.
by Kevin Lange
Audio adds necessary context to video components in eLearning productions, yet it is often overlooked or not done well because of cost considerations. However, even on a tight budget it is possible to improve the quality of the audio in your eLearning with the right equipment. Here’s a shopping list that will get you there without breaking the bank!
by Sarah Bright
If content is king in eLearning, graphic design provides the royal raiment that engages the learner’s attention and emotion. Dress (your content) to impress (the learners)! Here are 10 tips, 20 resources, and some do’s and don’ts that will make learning enjoyable (and fun to create)!
Should learning be easy and effortless? Many designers approach their task under the assumption that it should be. However, research says otherwise: Struggle has long-term benefits for learning. Read about it here, and about how you can put the research findings into practice.
Is interactive always better? Hands-on modules are great when teaching technical skills, but what about nuanced topics like effective communication or price negotiation? A recent study suggests that certain subjects benefit more from “vicarious” learning. Sometimes watching trumps doing. Read about it here!
by Mukta Raut
Although an eLearning module or course is more than the sum of its parts, despite our best efforts sometimes something seems to be missing. Often this is because the design or the execution needs a little help with meeting frequently encountered challenges. Here are basic solutions to five of the most common problem areas.