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How to Create a Slideshow in Lectora?

How to Create a Slideshow in Lectora?

Slideshow is one of the interactivity used in eLearning to present content in a better way. We can chunk content as per the requirement and by clicking the ‘back’ and ‘next’ arrows learners can navigate the content. Using the Lectora authoring tool, we can create slideshows very easily by following three steps, – by just assigning actions to the buttons that are in the groups.

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Keeping Pace With Dynamic E-learning Design and Development – Free Kit

Keeping Pace With Dynamic E-learning Design and Development – Free Kit

E-learning is an evolving domain. How can you keep pace with it to ensure maximum ROI on your training investment? The only way to go about it is to understand what it takes to develop an online training course or an eLearning course.

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Comparison and Selection of Authoring Tool – Adobe Flash Vs. Articulate Storyline

Comparison and Selection of Authoring Tool - Adobe Flash Vs. Articulate Storyline

Adobe Flash and Articulate Storyline are the two most popular authoring tools used to develop eLearning courses. Both the tools allow you to create quizzes; scenario-based content; simulations; animations; and other simple-to-complex interactivities.

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3 Authoring Tools that Help you Develop E-learning Courseware Quickly

3 Authoring Tools that Help you Develop E-learning Courseware Quickly

Previously organizations used to spend months for developing an eLearning course. They used to show more interest in intricate animations and intricate interactions. But now these high-level eLearning programs are no more a choice for them as it takes huge time to develop and hence the costs. Organizations are looking for eLearning that can be developed in a quick and effective way.

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Content Analysis : Recognize the Classification of Different Training Content Types

Content Analysis : Recognize the Classification of Different Training Content Types

Content is a basic component of eLearning and includes pedagogy (managing the content in instructive manner) and a learning object (smaller units of learning). Content Analysis is the first thing you need to do while developing any eLearning course. Content Analysis is critical for an eLearning course because based on the type of content an appropriate learning strategy can be adopted.

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Importance of Communication in E-learning Project Management

Importance of Communication in E-learning Project Management

As an eLearning project manager, is communication an issue while managing the project? Is it hampering your project success rate and outcome?

According to global PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC (PwC) survey, effective communication is associated with a 17 percent increase in finishing projects within budget.

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Why Do You Need to Promote E-learning and How Do You Do It?

Why Do You Need to Promote E-learning and How Do You Do It?

Let me share an interesting fact about the eLearning marketing and how it can contribute to your eLearning success. As a training manager, or an eLearning project manager or stakeholder, you might have worked hard with SMEs and developers in completing eLearning course development.

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Why Adobe Captivate 7 Is Ideal for M-learning?

Why Captivate 7 Is Ideal for M-learning

Adobe Captivate is the most widely used rapid authoring tool by the eLearning developers. Its recently updated version has many in-built features that support mobile learning. Here I would like to share some of those features.

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7 Easy Steps to Create Watch and Try Simulations in Articulate Storyline

7 Easy Steps to Create Watch and Try Simulations in Aticulate Storyline

We use simulations to teach software applications or operation of a machine or a device in virtual life. It creates a risk-free environment for the user to practice a Software application or to operate a device. In Storyline simulations, we provide an option to the user to Watch, Try and Do, where he or she can practice Software application or operate a device without real-world risk.

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Aligning Learning Objectives, Instructional Activities, and Assessments

Aligning Learning Objectives,  Instructional Activities, and Assessments

An eLearning course can be considered effective only when it can engage learners and motivate them to leverage the fullest benefit of the course. To shape a good eLearning course, we need to align learning objectives, instructional strategies, and assessments.

The steps in aligning learning objectives, instructional activities, and assessments include:

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5 Useful Tips to Select a Right E-learning Outsourcing Vendor

5 Useful Tips to Select a Right E-learning Outsourcing Vendor

Do you know that the number of eLearning startup companies is increasing in India? Yes, There is a massive increase in eLearning development companies across the world, especially in India. Because, most of the companies are outsourcing their eLearning requirements to India (source: Bersin by Deloitte).

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Importing Questions from an Excel Spreadsheet in Articulate Quizmaker’13

In the previous blog, we learnt to create questions for assessments in Excel Spreadsheet. In this blog, I will share how to add questions and options and import them into Quizmaker.

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How to Make E-learning Courses AICC-Compatible?

How to Make E-learning Courses AICC-Compatible?

It is a known fact that more and more organizations are adopting LMS because of its ability to monitor, track learners scores and retrieve the scores in the form of reports. But did you know that your eLearning course has to comply with certain standards of web-based learning to allow tracking of learning experiences?

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One Way to Reveal Information Using Drag & Drop in Articulate Storyline

One Way to Reveal Information Using Drag&Drop in Articulate Storyline

Rapid authoring tools have simplified the creation of eLearning courses to a large extent. However, since most rapid authoring tools are template based, after a point the interactions seem to be monotonous. There is a limit to the presentation patterns that can be created.

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5 Easy Steps for Installation of Moodle LMS

5 Easy Steps for Easy Installation of Moodle LMS

Moodle is an open-source LMS that can cater to your training management needs very effectively. It is a cost-effective LMS to host your eLearning courses, track your learners progress and generate reports, courses completion certificates, etc.

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Creating Effective Learning Objectives for E-learning

Creating Effective Learning Objectives for E-learning

According to Robert Mager, learning objective is defined as a statement, in specific and measurable terms that describes what the learner will know, or will be able to do, as a result of engaging in a learning activity. If the objective is not effective or not well written the whole purpose of the eLearning course is lost.

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How Does E-learning Benefit Organizations and Individuals?

How Does E-learning Benefit Organizations and Individuals?

This is a fundamental question that is asked by those who are new to eLearning. In this blog, I would like to share some of the benefits of eLearning – both to organizations and individuals.

1. Saving Time and Cost: E-learning saves 30-40% time when compared to classroom training and we are likely to get better results.

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9 Things to Ponder before Publishing your eLearning Course

9 Things to Ponder before Publishing your E-learning Course

An eLearning course that is not properly designed can be a punishment for your learners. Learnerslose interest and will ultimately drop out of the course. Hence, before publishing a course, review is an important step.

In this blog, let’s discuss the points to be considered before publishing your eLearning course.

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Reinforcing Learning through Simple Games

Reinforcing Learning through Simple Games

Have you ever tried teaching kids? It is a difficult task to catch their attention and make them learn the facts. I once decided to teach the names of capital cities of major countries to my little cousins. All my efforts and bribes of chocolates went in vain.

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Best Practices in Developing Software Simulations using Articulate Storyline

Best Practices in Developing Software Simulations using Articulate Storyline

In a classroom if you are teaching about software and want that tutorial to be recorded, Screen capturing tools like Adobe Captivate, Lectora and Camtasia can help you by capturing and recording anything that is on the computer screen. In Articulate Storyline it is quite easy to create both screencast videos and software simulations with the “watch-try-do” approach.

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Difference between an LMS and LCMS

Difference between an LMS and LCMS

Many organizations are adopting eLearning to train their employees and that is where they need a learning Management System (LMS) – to track and monitor learning activities. But then there are some other software platforms that help in creating, editing and managing content that are called Learning Content Management System (LCMS).

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Write it Right! : How to Make your eLearning Script More Conversational?

Write it Right! : How to Make your eLearning Script More Conversational?

For an instructional designer, creating storyboards is not the only job to do; one of the many things an instructional designer must know is how to write engaging audio scripts that will make your learners more interested in the course. Audio in eLearning is most commonly used to reinforce the key points you want your learner to take away from your course while making it an enjoyable experience for your learners’ ears.

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7 Reasons for Adopting eLearning

7 Reasons for Adopting eLearning

E-learning is making quick inroads to corporate training. According to Global Industry Analysts corporate training alone is a $200 billion industry of which eLearning represents $56.2 billion and is expected to grow into a $107 billion market by 2015. This indicates that there are powerful benefits associated with eLearning. Let’s see the seven signs which emphasize the importance of eLearning.

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Have You Considered Collating Your Existing Training Material Into E-learning?

Have You Considered Collating Your Existing Training Material Into E-learning?

E-learning course development need not always be a Top-Down initiative. It can sometimes be a Bottom-Up venture.

Training in corporate organizations is not always formal training that is organized by the HR or L & D department. It is something that takes place all the time – when a new member is recruited in the team or when a new project or initiative is started.

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5 Proven Tips to Use Videos Effectively in Your Online Course

5 Proven Tips to Use Videos Effectively in Your Online Course

Do you like to watch videos on YouTube? Are you planning to use videos in your online course to enhance their quality? Well then, let me share a few tips that will help you use this incredible medium of instruction efficiently. You can create excellent videos for your eLearning course focusing on these 5 important aspects.

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Enhance Your Retail Management Training Program with eLearning

Enhance Your Retail Management Training Program with eLearning

Nowadays, the act of buying has drastically changed. Today, we purchase goods from supermarkets or may be through online retailing where it involves B2C (business to consumer) transactions. Retail industry has by far become a major contributor to a country’s GDP like that of the United States.

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How Do You Choose the Right Authoring Tool for Creating M-learning?

How Do You Choose the Right Authoring Tool for Creating M-learning?

Do you know more than 70% of the organizations are implementing mLearning to deliver a wonderful learning experience to the learners? Which authoring tool do you think is useful for meeting the demands of mLearning?

The art of choosing the right authoring tool totally depends on content type, proficiency, devices on which content has to be deployed and available budgets and deadlines.

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3 Fundamental Questions an ID Should Answer from Learners’ Perspective

3 Fundamental Questions an ID Should Answer from Learners’ Perspective

Instructional designers act as an interface between clients who have their eLearning requirements and the learners, who actually have to take up the course. Sometimes it happens that learners take up the course just because they have been asked to and not because it is what they want to do. So how can an instructional designer make the learners get involved in the course?

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Different Question Types in Adobe Captivate 7

Different Question Types in Adobe Captivate 7

Adobe Captivate 7 is multipurpose developing tool used for all kinds of eLearning requirements. It enables us to create highly interactive courses with many in-built features. With this tool we can develop eye-catching quizzes, and we can also customize the quizzes in a very interactive way. Let’s see the list of quizzes you can develop in Adobe Captivate 7.

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Why, Where and How do we Use Drag and Drop in E-learning?

why, where and how do we use drag and drops

Initially creating a drag & drop assessment was difficult. It required lot of time for a programmer to create it, which ultimately leads to more cost. Thus, the drag and drops were not used much in the elearning courses. But now this is not the same; with the availability of rapid development tools it is very easy to create drag and drops in less time, in fact in just a few minutes.

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