Multiple-choice questions don’t get a lot of respect from some instructional designers when it comes to evaluating higher-level thinking. However, these questions can be effective if the designer knows how to write them. Here is your guide to creating meaningful multiple-choice items.
Virtual classrooms, also known as synchronous eLearning or “learning from the Cloud,” remain a popular venue for teaching at a distance. However, being effective in this virtual space requires some different approaches. Here are key tips that can help you – and your learners.
At DevLearn 2011, one session challenged three eLearning developers to respond to the same set of course requirements, and to present the results to conference participants. The result was a set of different and highly effective visions that showcased outstanding instructional design.
by Adam Smith
Having a workable strategy for implementing mobile learning is important, and it is even more important that the strategy responds to business needs. This Spotlight, the first part of a planned series over the next several months, introduces the approach that a utility company is taking to match mobile strategy to needs.
by Mary Arnold
Brainstorming is a common strategy for quickly getting good ideas from a group, but anyone who has ever participated in one of these sessions knows that the technique can confound the results. Here are three ideas to help you achieve efficiency while maintaining the enthusiasm of the brainstorming group!
At Google, supplier management is a critical role fulfilled by thousands of employees as a collateral job along with their regular duties. Their performance in this role is critical to minimizing value leakage. Here’s a look at the innovative way in which Google is providing the professional development needed to build the skills of supplier managers.
by Patti Shank
How do you learn to use authoring tools? This is the question that stops many would-be eLearning creators cold, yet the answer is deceptively simple. Patti offers a step-by-step approach to using the plentiful resources that will get you started on your way to success.
by Bill Brandon
E-Learning by Design, published in October of this year, is an update to William Horton’s 2006 book. Horton has reorganized the content, and added excellent sections on games, social networking, and mobile technology. This is a book that belongs in your library.
More eLearning myths, folklore, and legends busted this month! Has Marc left out any of your favorites?
As a concept, the Social Graph has been around for several years. Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ are built on the idea. But are you able to use it to drive your work? This month’s column gives you some direction about how you can do this.