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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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What Does it Take to Create Instructionally Sound E-learning Courses – An Infographic

 How can you make highly effective digital courses that provide the best training to your workforce? What are the aspects you need to consider for creating instructionally rich eLearning courses? Here are 5 very important points that you need to focus on to produce excellent online courses.

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Audio in an E-learning Course – Part II

Audio in an eLearning Course - Part II

If you remember, in the previous part of this blog, I have discussed how we define audio in an eLearning context, the theoretical framework that governs the use of audio and factors that influence the use of audio in an eLearning course. So, by now, we can answer the following questions related to audio such as What is an audio and Why audio. The next big thing is How: How much audio should be there; How to choose a narrator; How an eLearning course gets its audio.

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5 Trends in E-learning Design and Development

5 Trends in E-learning Design and Development

With the changing learning requirements, eLearning is also adapting to the new trends that significantly impacts the organizations training to achieve their training goals. Let’s have a look at some of the hottest eLearning design and development trends.

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Incorporating Classroom Elements into E-learning

Incorporating Classroom Elements into E-Learning

E-learning has always been looked upon as a means of providing performance support to classroom training. The kind interaction and rapport that an instructor can achieve in a classroom cannot be replicated in an online course. This was the case a few years ago, when eLearning’s role was limited to providing performance support to classroom training.

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Prototypes in E-learning: When to Develop and What to Include?

Prototypes in eLearning: When to Develop and What to Include

Imagine a situation where your stakeholder is unaware of the eLearning course being developed till he gets the final product, and then he is unhappy with the outcome. A lot of rework has to be done to meet the client requirements. To avoid such situations, we use prototypes. A Prototype is a sample of your eLearning course. It gives a clear idea to the stakeholder on how the course will look like after completion.

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Responsive Project v/s Blank Project In Adobe Captivate 8

Responsive Project v/s Blank Project In Adobe Captivate 8

Adobe has come up with the latest version of the popular rapid authoring tool Captivate – “Captivate 8”. This version has many new features. I tried my hands on this new software and found it to be a game changer because it can be used to develop responsive eLearning courses. In this blog, I would like to explain the major differences between a responsive project and a blank project in Adobe Captivate 8.

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How to Create a Custom Play/Pause Button in Articulate Storyline

How to Create a Custom Play/ Pause Button in Articulate Storyline

Articulate Storyline’s player provides a default Play/ Pause button. This option is helpful if you use the default player for your project. But as always, one of our clients came up with a requirement of creating a custom Play/ Pause button. The trigger panel doesn’t contain any trigger to pause a slide. So, in this blog, I’ll show you how we satisfied the requirement.

The steps are:

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Making E-learning Courses Mobile: 5 Aspects to Consider – An Infographic

According to the “The Mobile Internet Report” released by Morgan Stanley in 2009, by 2015, more users would connect to the Internet via mobile devices than desktop PCS. The phenomenal spurt in the number of people accessing the Internet through mobiles is compelling companies to make their online courses compatible to these incredible electronic gadgets.

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4 Simple Steps to Promote E-learning Projects

4 Simple Steps to Promote E-learning Projects

What makes a product or a service popular in today’s world? It doesn’t matter how good your product or service is; it won’t sell unless and until you master the art of promotion. Promotion is all around us. When you’re watching the television or reading the newspaper or driving to work, all you can see is actors telling you to buy toothpaste or a cellphone, posters and billboards. You name a product and it’s there!

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6 Learning Design Tips to Engage Learners

6 Learning Design Tips to Engage Learners

In eLearning, the biggest challenge lies in designing a course that can retain your learner’s attention. But, what goes into creating an effective eLearning course?

There are several strategies to consider while doing so; These strategies are standardized and help you make learning effective and interesting. We follow these strategies to prevent learners from getting distracted and demotivated. Here are the 6 learning design strategies to engage your people.

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Effective Use of Inbuilt Interactivities in Articulate Storyline

Effective Use of Inbuilt Interactivities in Articulate Storyline

It is very important for instructional designers (IDs) to have a clear idea of the interactivies that can be created using an eLearning course authoring tool. This allows them to identify the type of interactivity is best suited for a given content.

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6 Ways E-learning can Support Classroom (ILT) Training

6 Ways E-learning can Support Classroom (ILT) Training

Everything new doesn’t replace the old. It need not have to be that way all the time. As far as training is concerned, Instructor-led Training (ILT) is by far the best training method after hands-on training. E-learning has taken the corporate training world by storm. Many successful organizations spend a lot of money on training and are now using eLearning as a medium to reach greater audience, save time and increase training effectiveness.

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Why Use E-learning to Impart Training on Software Applications ? – An Infographic

It is common knowledge that the corporate world is heavily dependent on software applications to carry out business operations in a systematic and cost-effective manner. So, it is very important that workforces are effectively trained on these applications. What is the ideal training format to equip people with the knowledge and skills needed to use computer applications efficiently? Well, eLearning can be used to deliver excellent training on software applications. Let us see why.

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4 Tips for converting your existing Flash courses into HTML5 using Articulate Storyline

4 Tips for converting your existing Flash courses into HTML5 using  Articulate Storyline

Many organizations are converting their Flash-based courses into the HTML5 format to make them compatible with iPads, and Articulate Storyline is extensively used for this purpose.

Here, I would like to share some tips and tricks to facilitate effective conversion.

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Prerequisites of Learning Objectives in E-learning

Prerequisites of Learning Objectives in E-learning

As instructional designers, we often set learning objectives for eLearning courses as a matter of routine. But how often do we pause and think about the learning objective itself – its components and prerequisites?

In this blog, we will explore the prerequisites of learning objectives and how to construct learning objects based on the learning objectives. This also involves deciding the teaching sequence of the objectives.

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