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Video Editing Tools for E-learning Development – An Infographic

As an eLearning developer, it is most likely that you wish to have videos in your eLearning courses. But, sometimes, you may want to edit the video by adding subtitles, making changes to the audio, removing some portions of the video, joining separate videos, converting into the required format, etc. You may require some software tools to perform these actions. There are many such video editing tools available in market. A few of them are Adobe Premiere, VideoPad and Camtasia. Below is an info-graphic that shares the details about these tools.

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Technical Aspects you Must Consider for E-learning Development

Technical Aspects you Must Consider for E-learning Development

As the learning technology is improving day by day, you need to make sure your eLearning courses work. On the other hand, you cannot ignore learners who are still using old learning platforms.

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Best Practices for Developing Assessments for eLearning Curricula

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There is an eLearning curriculum with multiple modules, and each module is roughly 20 – 30 minutes. These modules are a part of a certification program intended for new hires. The learners should have enough freedom and flexibility to take the modules in their own way. But, we should make the assessment criteria more stringent to ensure that the training is effectively imparted.

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4 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Subject Matter Expert

4 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Subject Matter Expert

One of our clients wanted to train their new recruits as medical reps. The requirement of the client was to make short eLearning modules, not more than 10 minutes long, for each product, so that the new staff members get the gist of the features of the products before they enter the field.

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How to Turn Boring Online Training Material into Interactive eBooks

How to Turn Boring Online Training Material into Interactive eBooks

These days, training material and product catalogues are available in document formats (PDF and Word), instead as printed material. But reading material with more than 100 pages is often boring.

You can convert your material in PDF into interactive eBooks by adding the following elements.

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E-learning Rapid Authoring Tools – How to Select The Best?

E-learning Rapid Authoring Tools - How to Select The Best?

Today, rapid authoring tools are playing an important role in eLearning development. Currently, in the market, there are many rapid authoring tools available and it is very important to know the features, advantages and limitations before selecting a tool to develop an eLearning course.

Through this blog, I would like to share information about the factors you need to consider to select the best authoring tool.

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Effective E-learning Design Strategies for Product Training – An Infographic

It is common knowledge that effective product training plays a critical role in the success of organizations, in today’s fiercely competitive business environment. It goes a long way in reducing the time-to-market of new products and provides a competitive edge.

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5 Reasons to Convert Legacy E-learning Courses Using Articulate Storyline

5 Reasons to Convert Legacy E-learning Courses Using Articulate Storyline

In eLearning, a legacy course refers to an existing online course, developed using Flash, Dreamweaver, XML/HTML and JavaScript and earlier versions of rapid authoring tools, which is unable to meet contemporary learning needs. These courses are now lurking in the dark, with no takers. In a recent survey by CommLab India, on eLearning development training needs, participants have evinced keen interest in converting their legacy courses into HTML5. Let’s now see the 3 reasons why organizations convert their legacy courses. We will also see why Articulate Storyline is the ideal tool for the conversion.

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How to OverCome Learner Disengagement in Online Learning Courses?

How to OverCome Learner Disengagement in Online Learning Courses?

Very often, organizations find that there are no takers for their eLearning courses. Why? We need to first understand who the target users of eLearning courses are. We called them trainees, learners, and end-users – all these terms indicate receptors of information, knowledge or skills. It means there is a giver of knowledge and a receptor of knowledge. The giver of knowledge is calling the shots. This is something like the sellers’ market in the early industrial age. Markets have witnessed changes, since then, and the same is true for the learning and training domain as well. We need to re-look at the way we see our learners. They are no longer at the mercy of their trainer. They have a variety of options before them to gain knowledge. So, how do you ensure they buy your eLearning courses (buy in the sense not literally, but investing time to complete your eLearning courses)?

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3 Key Elements to Design an Effective E-Learning

3 Key Elements to Design an Effective E-Learning

There are many factors which influence eLearning designing and development. This includes learning objectives, target audience and most importantly the purpose of the course and the nature of the content. These factors help decide a learning strategy for the online course. A learning strategy is the deciding factor in selecting the right authoring tool for the eLearning course.

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Big Data: Is it a New Revolution in an eLearning?

Big Data: Is it a New Revolution in an eLearning?

In this digital world, each moment we come across various such terms which have become vogue and is seen to be used too often. Of late, Big Data, the most buzz terms which has appeared in the internet a number of times. So, what’s Big Data? 

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Designing Healthcare Training Courses with Articulate Storyline

Designing Healthcare Training Courses with Articulate Storyline

With the growth of eLearning, companies in different sectors are using it extensively to train their employees effectively, and the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector is no exception. To enhance their employees’ skills and competencies, the healthcare industry is using eLearning.

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Assessment Strategy for M-learning

Assessment Strategy for M-learning

Assessments are an integral part of the process of gauging the understanding of the learner. They are used to reinforce learning and also help evaluate learners’ comprehension of the course. Mobile devices can be used for this purpose, albeit with certain limitations. Assessments can be in the form of tests, games, puzzles, etc.

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Audio Editing Tools for Effective E-learning – An Infographic

It is well known that efficient use of audio plays a key role in enhancing the effectiveness of eLearning courses. It reduces the cognitive load on the learner and ensures better learning. But, how can you make sure that the audio you use in your eLearning course is first-rate? Well, efficient editing goes a long way in producing excellent audio.

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The Twin Myths of Rapid E-learning

The Twin Myths of Rapid ELearning

Ever since the evolution of rapid eLearning, it has been a subject of debate in the online training world. Many believe that this digital course development methodology has revolutionized eLearning development, as it helps reduce the time and money needed to create an eLearning course by about 50%. But, there are people who are highly skeptical about this methodology. Their indifferent attitude towards rapid eLearning is a result of their belief in 2 myths surrounding the eLearning development methodology. These “rapid eLearning bashers” often base their arguments on 2 erroneous beliefs. Let us see what they are and why they are wrong.

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5 Must Read E-learning Blogs this September

5 Must Read E-learning Blogs this September

At the end of every month, I go through the list of blogs posted on our blog site to collect the top blogs and list them in a way that you can read them without spending too much time. The posts I listed this month include incredible blogs written on authoring tools and eLearning. Let us now look at these blogs.

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Frequently Asked Questions by Our E-learning Clients on Translation Services

Frequently Asked Questions by Our E-learning Clients on Translation Services

We often receive questions from our clients, who are new to translation projects or wish to try our translation services for the first time.

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5 Tips to Get the Visual Design of Your M-learning Course Right- An Infographic

It is common knowledge that effective use of visuals goes a long way in enhancing the efficacy of your mLearning course. But, what are the aspects that need to be borne in mind while formulating an effective visual design strategy? Let us see.

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What Makes Articulate Storyline the Favorite of E-learning Developers?

What Makes Articulate Storyline the Favorite of E-learning Developers?

When it comes to eLearning courses, we all prefer interactive and engaging modules that can be developed quickly and easily. The authoring tools which are in high demand these days are the rapid authoring tools. The choice of the authoring tool will direct impact the effectiveness of the eLearning course in terms of cost and time. We also need to consider factors such as the nature of training, translation requirements and time available for the development of the eLearning course.

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20 hours of Practice to Learn New Skill: Can an E-learning Curriculum Help?

20 hours of Practice to Learn New Skill: Can an E-learning Curriculum Help?

Do you remember how long you took to learn to ride a bicycle? How long did you take to be confident and comfortable driving a car, or learn to use a word processing program or software, learn to assemble a new product launched by your company, or for that matter learn to use your company’s new accounting software system? Chances are that you have put in 20 hours of practice before you got comfortable with any of these tasks. That is what Josh Kaufman says.

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Interesting Way to Present the ‘Click on Tabs’ Interactivity in E-Learning

Interesting Way to Present the ‘Click on Tabs’ Interactivity in E-Learning

Are you bored with the same presentation patterns and interactivities in your eLearning courses? Looking for ideas to give a makeover to the existing patterns and present them in newfangled ways?

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6 Types of Training Every Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Needs

6 Types of Training Every Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Needs

It is well-known that selling is a dynamic profession, and you need to upgrade your knowledge about your products and services constantly to be a successful salesman. But, the task of salesmen in the pharmaceutical sector is tougher when compared to their counterparts in other industries. Here, the prospect (I mean the doctor) has more knowledge about medicines and diseases than the salesman. How does the pharmaceutical representative make an impact on the doctor and how does he help introduce his company’s medicines? The answer – he needs to be as knowledgeable as the doctor himself.

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Outsource to Overcome the Problems in E-learning Implementation

Outsource to Overcome the Problems in E-learning Implementation

With rapid advances in technology, training managers need to keep an eye on the latest eLearning development tools and innovative instructional strategies to deliver rich learning experiences. In this process, training managers face various issues such as problems in developing content, blocking the time of Subject-matter Experts (SMEs), exploring the latest software’s, making sure that the launch dates are met and so on.

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4 Reasons to Translate and Localize your E-learning Courses – An Infographic

For organizations operating globally, delivering training with the help of technology to their employees worldwide saves a lot of time and money. But courses developed in English may not be effective for the employees, whose native language is not English. Moreover, there may be some cultural barriers. For example, the thumbs up symbol indicate excellent performance or approval. But, in some countries like Japan it signifies the digit 5, whereas in Germany it signifies the digit 1.

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4 Effective Ways of Presenting Scenarios in E-learning Courses

4 Effective Ways of Presenting Scenarios in E-learning Courses

Effective use of scenarios goes a long way in making eLearning courses engaging. Apart from being fun, they help learners reach at a deeper level of understanding by making the learner a part of the scenario by placing themselves in a particular situation. Most importantly, scenarios are used to make information more practical and applicable to real life.

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Selecting the Right Rapid E-learning Tools: What Factors to Consider

Selecting the Right Rapid E-learning Tools: What Factors to Consider

There are hundreds of authoring tools which enable rapid eLearning development. Each tool gets upgraded every now and then. Here, I would like share some factors you need to consider to select the right authoring tool for rapid eLearning development.

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Essentials for Crafting E-learning Learning Objectives – An Infographic

Like a basement for a building, a learning objective is very important for an eLearning course. From an instructional designer’s point of view, it helps decide what content to include and what to exclude. It forms the basis for framing the assessment questions. From the learner’s point of view, it tells him what he is going achieve after completing the course. Its gives a clear idea about what the course teaches them.

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Questions to Ask Before Implementing M-learning in Your Organization- An Infographic

The number of people accessing the Internet through mobile devices is increasing with each passing day. According to CNN money, the world’s largest business website, 55% of Americans access the Internet using their mobile phones. Many organizations, due to the rapid proliferation of mobile devices and increasing preference of their workforces to access online materials through handheld devices, are planning to deliver their digital learning courses through these devices.

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How to Make Your E-learning Initiative Work

How to Make Your E-learning Initiative Work

With the advent of technology-aided learning or online learning, learners are able to take up courses at their own pace and comfort. Technology-aided learning has greatly influenced the corporate sector, and organizations are using this medium to impart effective training. But, the concern for eLearning developers is that how long would this eLearning initiative last and continue to leave its impact in the area of training and on organizations.

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4 Questions You Need to Ask Before You Launch an E-learning Course – An Infographic

What are the aspects you need to consider before launching your online course? How can you ensure that your digital course is a phenomenal success? Well, answers to the 4 questions listed below go a long way in helping you ensure that your eLearning course is effective and engages your learners efficiently.

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