Instructional designers sometimes have a problem: we get hung up in the content and forget about what the content is supposed to do for the learners—prepare them for something on the job. That’s how we get solutions that are only surface- level knowledge transfer, also known as knowledge dump. Here are four things you can do to stay out of that dump.
How do you engage people to make learning stick? Is it only by using media to grab the senses and emotions: video, audio? Is it only by using games that promise an easy and entertaining diversion from the work of learning? Or can you engage people’s minds in a way that, in itself, is learning? What do a vicar, a preacher, and a duck have in common, apart from two feet and a mouth? Find out here.
by Chad Udell
Nine years ago, the iPhone entered the scene and became the disruptor to end all disrupters, even though most people still just used it as a phone. Are you engaged in any discussions about the utility and usefulness of the mobile learning you produce? And what is “mobile learning”? Never mind the minor details—is what you create indispensable?
by John Parsons
Online video has been available since the late 1990s, but we are still discovering new ways to use it in training. On top of that, there are myths and misconceptions about the best way to deliver instructional video content. Here are seven common myths, and suggestions that will help you see past them.
Affordances of mobile, social, and emerging specifications like the Experience API (and others) are positioning a revolutionary learning ecosystem that offers individuals help in navigating all those possibilities. We are now on the cusp of realizing the value and potential of this development. Here is a look at the path ahead to that outcome.
What do you do when you have to shoot on location and your actor can’t be there? The answer used to be “green screen,” but Presenter Video Express does the same job with less equipment and setup. Here’s a quick rundown on a tool that belongs in your kit!
Many instructional content creators believe that in order to create professional-quality videos, they need a large budget or movie-style production. This is not always the case. It’s easy to create engaging, quality videos quickly and at low cost. By cutting out effects and fancy transitions, you can rely on a few key tricks to produce informational and compelling videos. Here are some basics!
by Chad Udell
We are now starting to see the rise of the term “enterprise mobility” to describe the trend of working outside an office environment while using mobile devices and cloud services to carry out business tasks. This trend is accelerating and will overtake most large enterprises in the next five years. Will you be ready for the impact of this change? Look to the TAO.
by Crystal Rose
The maker movement is shaping the next generation of engineers, designers, and innovators—your future employees. The rapid expansion of the maker movement is the result of the experimental, expressive, and sharable experience of the maker mindset. Gain insights into this global movement in this article!
As development software for eLearning, Flash has been dying since 2010. Adobe has changed the name to Animate CC, but the question now is, “Why would you continue to make Flash files?” And more importantly, what do you do about the legacy eLearning you have in Flash (that now runs in a lot fewer places, and with known security issues)? Here are some answers and some alternatives!