In Interface Design for Learning, Dorian Peters weaves together her work as a designer and specialist in user experience to give readers dozens of evidence-based strategies for designing effective learning experiences. Anyone tasked with creating learning interfaces, or curious about how design affects learning, should consider Peters’s book a must-have reference.
Thanks to the power of modern graphic and animation tools, you can apply just a little knowledge of visual principles to make your eLearning designs soar. In 131 Tips on Graphics and Animations for eLearning, a free eBook available from The eLearning Guild, dozens of today’s leading eLearning practitioners offer their ideas and insights to help you take your designs to the next level.
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Converting PowerPoint files to facilitator and participant guides is a time-consuming (and expensive) manual task. Obsidian Learning announces the latest release of GuideDocs, a proprietary PowerPoint extension that automates this task—saving your developers time and your company money.
by Jane Bozarth
We know, as designers, that a bulleted, text-heavy display of information is neither interesting nor compelling to most learners. What would make for an interesting or surprising look? What would break beyond the usual linear, bullets-in-a column structure? Consider the alternatives from designer Tracy Parish suggested in this month’s column.
by Jane Bozarth
A good treatment moves a program from being a presentation to being an effective way to influence workplace performance. Here are two outstanding examples of better-than-good treatment that don’t depend on technology, money, or skill with any tool. This column could seriously change the direction of careers.
Engagement is a critical element of learning. For eLearning and mLearning engagement is arguably even more important, but it requires additional planning, monitoring, and creativity to do it well. If you’re looking for clever ideas to drive engagement in your learning initiatives, download 68 Tips for eLearning Engagement and Interactivity—free from The eLearning Guild—today!
by Jenny Hill
Online courses open up a wealth of possibilities for many learners. Ensuring the accessibility of courses, including accessibility for users with physical or sensory challenges, takes advantage of eLearning’s flexibility and maximizes the potential of the learning experience. Here are five tips that show you how to remove barriers from your content.
Trainers and educators have long known that appropriate, well-made video can increase levels of engagement and retention in eLearning. Technology is providing us with a set of tools we can use to create more video without breaking the bank. Here are eight tips for using one such product, GoAnimate, in your eLearning.