This is an update to the original article published in Learning Solutions Magazine July 8, 2013. That article has had over 170,000 page views, so evidently readers are finding it useful! However, technology changes, so we decided to revise and re-publish.
Which features of rapid eLearning development programs would novice eLearning developers likely use and which ones they would be less likely to use? Here is a case study conducted to answer that question and to learn what components of the rapid eLearning development programs novice eLearning developers do value, and why.
Onboarding for salespeople needs to be fast, and it needs to get them producing right away. The best training is in the field, and needs the accurate support of managers. Technology makes this more possible than ever! Check out these ten tips to get your new hires up to speed.
A quick look around your workplace (or even the grocery store) tells you that most of us are always connected. Not only that, we also now know much more about the benefits of combining social and mobile technology for learning. Here are the background and the tips you may need to help you get started!
by Norm Wu
Healthcare is at a crossroads. An aging population and a growing shortage of primary care physicians are factors pushing nurse practitioners and physician assistants into roles once filled by doctors. This in turn puts stress on educational institutions that must prepare them for these new responsibilities. Here’s how institutions are dealing with this challenge.
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.
With all of the choices available today to support learning, collaboration, and sharing and building knowledge, confusion about the best path for the learning journey can ensue. Here is a guide to making the most effective investments in learning by blending free, user-generated, and paid-for content.
“Engagement” is a word that gets thrown around a lot in articles about learning. But what is it, really, and how does an instructional designer or a development team successfully engage users of eLearning content? Here are some tips from an experienced game designer!
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.