A quality scorecard for multiple-choice items, both at the individual and the training organization levels, can help a manager improve effectiveness of multiple-choice tests. The manager could use the scorecard to assess specific tests or to assess a cross section of multiple-choice items collected from each instructor or designer’s portfolio. Here is such a scorecard!
by Jack McGrath
“Simulation” is a technique that is useful across many different instructional situations. By far the most important task in designing effective simulations is creating scenarios that reflect the real world. The story arc model can help you master this challenge.
One of the most difficult accountabilities in a professional’s job description is managing change. There are few guidelines and no paradigm easily abbreviated into a set of initials. In fact, the professional must climb completely out of the familiar box that may be his or her job description and venture into very unfamiliar territory. Fortunately, one who has been there left a map.
Most workplace learning happens outside formal training course and classes. To effectively support and improve job performance, learning content must also be available when the learner needs it. Here are some tips from experts to get your learners the content they need when and where they need it. For more tips from these experts and others, sign up for the April 11 Online Forum!
by Jon Duggan
Every good instructional designer knows that content must be meaningful and it must engage the learner. Every instructional designer also knows just how difficult that can be! Here is a three-point strategy that will help you design content that meets the challenge.
There has been considerable discussion of Bloom’s Taxonomy (a classic tool for instructional design) in the last two decades. Here is an alternative that may simplify the problem of coming up with appropriate instruction and assessment.
Trainers and educators have long known that appropriate, well-made video can increase levels of engagement and retention in eLearning. Technology is providing us with a set of tools we can use to create more video without breaking the bank. Here are eight tips for using one such product, GoAnimate, in your eLearning.
by Troy Fulton
When creating mobile applications, developers sometimes overlook a critical group—the IT department. The same is true when launching a mobile learning or performance-support initiative. Not taking IT’s policy management needs into consideration can lead to problems. Here are some tips that will ensure all goes smoothly!
by Tina Woita
How are you using data to set strategy and guide development and deployment of your learning programs? Collecting and analyzing data makes it possible to understand the resources needed in order to move forward, and to differentiate the needs by organizational unit and location, and by tenure. Here are some tips for using real-time data to create effective learning content.
In an online course, running for several weeks with many participants who have different personal styles, come from different backgrounds, and speak different languages, keeping participants motivated is a significant challenge. Here are some tips from an experienced MOOC designer that will maintain the engagement and sense of fun.