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Effective Induction Training through E-learning

Effective Induction Training through ELearning

When a new employee is hired into the company, there should be some period of time that should be dedicated to the induction program, as it helps the employee to settle well in their new role. An Induction program also helps the employees understand their job roles, organization culture and work principles.

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Checklists for Developing an E-learning Course

Checklists for Developing an E-learning Course

Check, check, check – the mantra for developing a high quality online course. By thoroughly going through the output before submitting it to the stakeholder, you can ensure that the digital course is free from errors and meets all requirements. You need to check these aspects to deliver a high quality online course.

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5 Tips to Make E-learning Engaging and Interesting

5 Tips to Make eLearning Engaging and Interesting

According to a report by Docebo, the worldwide market for self-paced eLearning reached $35.6 billion in 2011. The five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is estimated to be around 7.6%. So, revenues in eLearning should reach $51.5 billion by 2016.

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4 Challenges and Solutions of E-learning

4 Challenges and Solutions of E-learning

Regardless of the profession and the role an employee plays, it is imperative to keep the employees up-to-date on the organization’s new products, policies and procedures to make them remain competitive. But, when you consider some of the factors such as the cost, schedule allotted and training the employees who are geographically spread out, you would realize how difficult it is to impart training. An eLearning program through which the employees can take up training at their own pace and in their free time could be a solution to these problems. But not to forget, eLearning comes with lots of challenges that have to be addressed while delivering the online training.

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Get Your Legacy E-Learning Modules Converted into HTML5!

Get Your Legacy E-Learning Modules Converted into HTML5!

Technology continues to change; your old eLearning courses need to keep pace with the new requirements. You may have a library of eLearning courses that was developed over a period of time. These courses might have been carefully designed and developed using Flash or other authoring tools, which were popular at that time. A lot of effort, time and money might have gone into the development of these courses.

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Importance of Game-Based Learning In E-Learning

Importance of Game-Based Learning In E-Learning

When the eLearning courses are dull without any interactions, then learners are frustrated and bored. Hence, learning and transfer of knowledge do not take place in the learning environment. In game-based learning, games do not ask you to remember the concept but gaming techniques and mechanisms are applied to motivate and improve the learner’s performance.

According to Ambient research, game-based learning is expected to grow from $1.5 billion in 2012 to $2.3 billion in 2017.

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8 Types of Learners You Meet in E-learning

8 Types of Learners You Meet in E-learning

There are two types of organizations that use eLearning. The first includes companies, who use online courses to train their internal staff members and improve their skills and competencies. Another category of organizations consists of training firms that use eLearning to generate revenue by selling digital courses to corporate customers and individuals. As far as learners are concerned, there are 8 different types.

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Features of Slide View & Ribbon in Articulate Storyline

Features of Slide View & Ribbon in Articulate Storyline

In my previous blogs, basic features of Articulate Storyline to get startedPart I and Part II, we have explored the features of the welcome screen and Story View of Storyline. In this blog, we will see the components of the Slide View and the Ribbon.

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How to Engage Your Learners to Remember More with Articulate Storyline?

How to Engage Your Learners to Remember More with Articulate Storyline?

Adults bring in a lot of experience with them. Unlike children, they are not new to the subject matter and come with a lot of experience of their own. Learning is NOT one sided, where the instructor passes information to learners, and the learners passively assimilate it. On the contrary, learning is collaborative with active exchange of information.

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E-learning Project Management: Do’s and Don’ts – An Infographic

What does it take to complete an eLearning project successfully? What are the aspects that you need to focus on to get the best online training solution? Well, here is a list of dos and don’ts that go a long way in ensuring that your project is completed in time and within budget.

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4 Approaches to Make Your E-learning Interesting

4 Approaches to make your eLearning Interesting

As you develop an eLearning course, it is imperative to know that your learners are motivated and interested to take up the course. Though it seems very challenging to keep your learners engaged in a virtual environment, you can follow a few approaches that helps you deliver an effective eLearning course. Here are four such approaches.

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Quick, Interactive and Visually-Rich E-learning Courses with Articulate Storyline

Quick, Interactive and Visually-Rich E-learning Courses with Articulate Storyline

The selection of the authoring tool can have a direct impact on the effectiveness of the eLearning course, especially in terms of development time and costs. The authoring tool selection is based on various factors such as the nature of training, type of content, multi-lingual requirements, and time available to develop an e-learning course.

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Preparing Classroom Session Using Moodle Face-To-Face plug-in

Preparing Classroom Session Using Moodle Face-To-Face plug-in

Virtual classroom training refers to the mode of training where employees and trainers interact in an online mode through a web based application. The Face-to-Face plugin for Moodle, an open source LMS, allows you to manage class room sessions.

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Essential Components of Product Training – Free Presentation

Essential Components of Product Training – Free Presentation

No matter what your product is, you are ultimately in the education business. – Robert G Allen

It is no exaggeration to say that the quality product training is often THE factor that makes or mars a company. In today’s dynamic world of business, it is very important to impart highly effective training on your products to stay ahead of competitors.

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E-learning Development : 8 Best Practices – An Infographic

How can you develop eLearning courses that are effective in meeting your learning needs? What are the aspects that you need to consider produce excellent online courses that impart the best training to your people? Well, here are 8 proven tips that help you develop eLearning courses of very high quality.

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6 Tips to Keep the Learner Engaged in an E-learning Course

6 Tips to Keep the Learner Engaged in an E-learning Course

As we all know, eLearning is self-paced learning. As a learner, if we find something more attractive and more interesting, we will take the initiative to learn and remember it for a long period.
A big question is, “As an instructional designer, how we can make an eLearning course more interesting and engaging?”

In this blog, I would like to share 6 simple tips to keep the learner engaged throughout the course. These tips will help you develop effective eLearning courses and ensure that the learner is engaged in the course.

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How Content Comprehension helps Develop Better E-learning Courses?

How Content Comprehension Helps Develop Better ELearning CoursesThe Issue

Did you ever take an eLearning course and get dismayed by its content structure? Was the content flow chaotic? Did you come across courses in which the concepts were defined in one place, the process explained after the examples, with a few concepts missing? Sounds like a quite a muddled situation, doesn’t it? Well, I am sure you will agree with me that such online courses are not uncommon.

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Tips to Create Effective Assessments for your E-learning Course – An Infographic

It is common knowledge that well-designed assessments are an integral part of a good online course. Effective assessments help evaluate the progress of learners in an efficient manner. So, how can you develop assessments of high quality? Here are a few tips to help.

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Scenarios: How Effectively Can You Design Them in Articulate Storyline?

Scenarios How Effectively Can You Design Them in Articulate Storyline

It is a known fact that eLearning makes use of many interactive elements to improve the skills of the learner and aid the learner in performing the task better. Making the formative assessments interactive is a great way to transform passive learning highly engaging and active learning. The main purpose of assessing the learners after every topic is to recall the key learning points. One such question type is ‘Scenarios’, which gets the learner involved and also participate actively.

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Learner-Centric Compliance E-learning Courses with Articulate Storyline

Learner-Centric Compliance E-learning Courses with Articulate Storyline

Compliance training plays a key role in training the employees on company’s rules and work ethics.. Most of the organizations implement compliance training because it is mandatory to fulfill the requirements of regulatory authorities.

According to Towards Maturity’s benchmark survey, 98% of the organizations are interested in pursuing technology-enabled compliance training.

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New Interface of Adobe Captivate 8 – Part 3

New interface of Adobe Captivate 8 - Part 3

In my Last blog, we have seen about the use of slide-themes, text, shapes, objects, interactions and media in Adobe Captivate 8. We have also learnt about the save, record, preview and publishing options in Adobe Captivate 8. In this blog, we will look at the library properties and timelines.

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How to Enable Submit Button after Answer Drag and Drop in Articulate Storyline

How to Enable Submit Button after Answer Drag and Drop in Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline provides a default Submit button to its in-built quiz slides and interactivities. When the learner clicks on the submit button without attempting the quiz or completing the interactivity, ‘Invalid Answer’ will pop up and instructs the learner to attempt the quiz or to complete the interactivity.

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4 Instructional Strategies to Create Learner Delight – An Infographic

How can you make highly effective online courses that capture the imagination of your learners? What are the instructional strategies you need to adopt to create learner delight? Here is an info-graphic that lists 4 proven ways to produce memorable courses.

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How to Carry Out Classroom Activities in E-learning Courses

How to Carry Out Classroom Activities in E-learning Courses

Off late turning classroom teaching into eLearning is the latest fad. Training managers have realized that opting for eLearning is not only cost effective but also less time consuming. Now-a-days, converting instructor led training (ILT) into eLearning is simple. However creating the same classroom-like atmosphere can be quite challenging. One such area is replicating classroom activities in an eLearning course.

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How to insert .swf files into Adobe Presenter

How to insert .swf files into Adobe Presenter

Adobe presenter is the most popular eLearning authoring tool used for quick conversion of Power Point presentations to eLearning courses. But, with its in-built features, there is limited scope for developing rich animations. In order to make your eLearning course rich with interactivities, you can import graphics, audio, animations and video. In this blog, I would like to explain how to import .swf files.

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New Interface of Adobe Captivate 8 – Part 2

New Interface of Adobe Captivate 8 – Part 2

In my last blog, we have seen about the recent tab, new tab and tutorais in the Captivate 8 interface. We will know more about the use of slide-themes, text, shapes, objects, interactions and media in Adobe Captivate 8. We will also see the save, record, preview and publishing options available in this tool. In this blog, we will learn about the library properties and timeline.

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E-learning Instructional Strategies for Performance Management Training

ELearning Instructional Strategies for Performance Management Training

It is undeniable that the performance of the employees affects the productivity of the organization. To improve the employee performance, every organization has a Performance Management System which ensures that the organizations’ goals are met in an effective manner.

One step an organization can take to improve the employee’s performance is by training them on the skills they need to accomplish the tasks.

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Different Versions of SCORM – A Brief Overview

Different Versions of SCORM – A Brief Overview

SCORM or Sharable Content Object Reference Model is a web-based eLearning compilation. Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADL) described and published the SCORM standards.

As discussed in my previous blogs, online courses should be made compatible to SCORM standards if you wish to track your eLearning activities, and there are some key steps to do that .

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Go-to-Frame Action in Adobe Captivate 7

Go-to-Frame Action in Adobe Captivate 7

Adobe Captivate has many advanced, in-built actions, which allow e-learning developers to create highly interactive eLearning courses. It has normal and advanced (Standard and Executive) actions. Advanced actions help in creating logical and dynamic courses. In this blog, I would like to explain the Go-to-frame advance action in Captivate 7. Using Go-to-frame action, We can create click on tabs interaction that has pop ups with animations in single slide. We can navigate to the particulate frame to avoid the repeated animation.

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All About New interface of Adobe Captivate 8 – Part 1

All About New interface of Adobe Captivate 8 - Part 1

Adobe Captivate 8 is the latest version of the widely used rapid authoring tool, Adobe Captivate. It has a user-friendly interface that is simple and allows you to work without any hassles. I really enjoy working with Adobe Captivate 8.

Here, in this blog, I am going to explain the features of this latest version.

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