Affordances are a way of determining if you need to create eLearning or live training or video. Or a textbook, pamphlet, or some other form of printed material. There are no truly established rules for affordances. And they’re constantly evolving. In eLearning especially, it sometimes seems that we do things willy-nilly without thinking about whether this is the right thing to do.
by Pamela Hogle
Many individuals who prefer large type, enhanced contrast, or captioning on videos do not regard themselves as disabled, yet they benefit tremendously from accessible eLearning content; addressing those issues can make using eLearning easier, more convenient, and less frustrating. And if eLearning is easier to use, learners are likely to be more engaged and willing to complete the training.
By now, you probably know that xAPI statements store better and more usable data than SCORM. Maybe your first instinct is “store everything.” However, that may not be the best idea if you want to have analytics later! Knowing the structure of an xAPI statement may make it easier to decide what data to track. This article will help you assemble the xAPI statement components to do exactly that.
by Pamela Hogle
You can personalize the eLearning process, even if management has defined uniform learning outcomes. Developers can structure and code content to make it available to learners in multiple ways, offering learners control over which content they access and when. Here are some possible strategies for developers to consider.
by Oliver Kern
This article describes the creation of SkillCamp, a marketing and sales learning framework and academy in the agricultural industry that covers different content delivery methods, from classroom training to online performance support. It also discusses key principles of performance support and success factors for establishing such a framework. This is vital reading for managers and executives!
by David James
Is your learning management system actually helping employees to improve their performance? It is time to look past learning, to refocus on performance and capability, to help people to do their actual jobs, and ensure that the capability to deliver real results exists in the organization. Here are four actions you can take to change the way you look at our work differently!
Earlier this year, many media outlets predicted that 2016 would be “the year of virtual reality” (VR). But after 10 years of reports and anticipation, it is clear that our efforts to put VR to work in the service of learning must be led by the business needs, not the technology. Here is a model to help you do that!
Excited by new technologies, including online video? Tempted to design your learning program around it? Be careful! You may be ignoring the basic principles of collaborative learning. Here are the best practices to get the most collaborative- learning value from your online video use, and ideas to help you get started using collaborative video!