As the half-life of knowledge grows shorter, it is becoming harder for learning and development, including eLearning, to keep up with the demands placed on it. Attention spans are also getting shorter, and it isn’t enough to consolidate content down to a day instead of a week or to reduce to 90 minutes what used to be a three-hour-long training session. Is microlearning the answer?
by Bill Brandon
Here is a different, creative way to kick off your eLearning design and development! Hackathons are events in which individuals with diverse backgrounds, from coding to graphic design to instructional design and management, can collaborate on a development project, including those involving games and gamification. Read the background in this article, and the story of a very recent example!
An engaging learner experience supports greater returns on investment through transformative learning. Online learning will extend your budget and reach as well as change behavior and performance with a highly visual interactive multimedia experience. The good news: With these tips you can spice up your training, engage your learners, win over stakeholders, and not break the budget.
Today’s learners face a barrage of competing priorities and overwhelming workloads. By tapping into the power of storytelling, instructional designers and eLearning developers can create emotional connections and engage learners with real-life scenarios and consequence-based feedback that result in meaningful discovery.
by Bill Brandon
What were we concerned about in 2005? It was a different world in many ways. Mobile learning was a topic, but the devices were nowhere near the equal of what we have now. Social media was only a faint dream. Technology, and our skill in using it, was just crossing the threshold of today’s reality. Here’s a look back, and a look forward.
For businesses, learning institutions, and even graduating students, future success increasingly depends on the cycle of developing and enhancing valuable skill sets. Maintaining the motivation needed for that kind of sustained growth can be incredibly difficult. Here are seven research-based tips that just might help your learners get there.
Project management needs to be flexible, simple, and client-friendly. It must also accommodate client suggestions and designer inspirations after the project starts. While ADDIE summarizes the important steps in a systems approach to instructional design, it has trouble with common scope issues: task management, time, and budget. Task cards are a key innovation that resolves this.
To realize the full tracking potential of the xAPI in your instructional design, you will need to collaborate with a web developer who can manually code the xAPI statements. This article outlines 10 steps you can take to plan and communicate your xAPI design to a web developer!
by Mark Simon
While training professionals have always done “quality checks” of training courses through content reviews, dry runs, pilots, and so on, the migration to eLearning and mLearning has increasingly changed this process to a software quality check. Doing this check right requires a test plan, and this article explains what that involves.
When you really think about it, it is strange that businesses continue to rely on learning metrics that merely indicate whether an individual completed and passed, completed and failed, or did not complete training. Analytics provide boundless opportunities for us to collect and use much more meaningful data. Here is the basic information you need in order to get started!