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5 Benefits of Using eLearning to Train Employees

The demand for eLearning is increasing day by day. Many organizations are willing to use eLearning to train their workforce. According to the E-learning magazine, in 2012, 50% of training hours delivered through eLearning, online or virtual medium. ELearning can be used to deliver different types of training such as safety training, product training, sales training, etc. Unlike the traditional training medium, eLearning offers benefits such as flexibility, cost effective, ease of tracking, etc.

This info-graphic shares 5 benefits of eLearning to train your employees.

5 Benefits of Using eLearning to Train Employees

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Use of Info graphics for Making Learning More Effective

Use of Info graphics for Making Learning More Effective

For the SMART generation, we have SMART options to learn, explore and grow. Anything which is attractive gets stored in the human brain; this is well known to all of us and we have also experienced at various times. Info-graphics, according to me, are the smartest way to make an eLearning visually attractive and instructionally sound. Info-graphics is a solution for presenting heavy content in digestible nuggets.

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Creating Navigation Restriction in Articulate Storyline: Method I

Creating Navigation Restriction in Articulate Storyline: Method I

According to adult learning principles, a learner should not be restricted in his navigation through the course. But, this freedom is misused by many. They skipthe learning units and access the final quiz. This can be avoided by framing the final quiz questions in such a way that they cannot be answered easily unless you go through the course.

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E-learning Design Strategy for Global Audience

E-learning Design Strategy for Global Audience

One of our clients wanted us to develop a compliance course for different regions on the same topic. But, the laws to be complied differed form one region to the other. He also wanted the course should be compatible with the iPad.

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3 Misconceptions About Rapid E-learning

3 Misconceptions About Rapid E-learning

I often come across people who believe myths about rapid eLearning. They think that rapid eLearning lacks quality and it skips most of the instructional design steps in the process of creating eLearning courses faster. Some even believe that to take an online course, they need to have technical know-how. Most people even think that rapid eLearning is baseless, inaccurate, and imprecise.

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Requisite Characteristics of Effective Learning Events

Requisite Characteristics of Effective Learning Events

An eLearning course consists of several learning events (A learning event is a learning point – a single bit of content/teaching that can’t be divided further. For example, the definition of leadership can be a learning event.) which together contribute towards making a course successful, engaging, and learner-centric. For this to be possible, we have to ensure that each individual learning event attains its prescribed outcomes successfully. So, what are these criteria which learning events should satisfy to be deemed effective?

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4 Elements of an ID Strategy – An Infographic

Instructional Design (ID) strategy is the high level approach, followed to teach a particular subject. To be more specific, it constitutes a set of events which are designed to support the internal processes of learning with the given resources and parameters. It is important to have an ID strategy for your eLearning course to achieve your learning goals.

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3 Basic Elements for E-learning Screen Design – An Infographic

It is common knowledge that effective visual design goes a long way in enhancing the efficacy of an online course. Besides good visuals, you also need to use the appropriate color theme and make the best use of screen elements to engage the learner efficiently.

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Articulate Storyline to Deliver Your Courses in Multiple Languages

E-learning Translations: Articulate Storyline to deliver the your courses in Multiple Languages

It is common knowledge that effective translations of eLearning courses play a key role in imparting first-rate training to international, multilingual workforces. So, how can you translate your course effectively in quick time? Well, you can use Articulate Storyline to translate your courses easily.

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Best Practices of Giving Feedback for E-learning Assessments

Best Practices of Giving Feedback for E-learning Assessments

Feedback in an eLearning course is as important as its learning objectives. It has a significant impact on learning. In this post, we will look at the WHY, WHEN and HOW to provide feedback in an online course.

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7 Questions to Ask Before Implementing Mobile Learning

7 Questions to Ask Before Implementing Mobile Learning

As we know, mobile learning is learning facilitated through mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, etc., without the learner being obliged to stay at a fixed location.

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Integrating Twitter in An Online course Developed in Articulate Storyline

Integrating Twitter in An Online course Developed in Articulate Storyline

Recently, we had a requirement from a training manager who wanted to enable the learners to tweet from the online course directly. Do you think is it possible to develop such course? Yes, we can do it by developing the course in Articulate Storyline using JavaScript.

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Instructor Led Training and On-the-Job Training: Where Does E-learning Fit?

Instructor Led Training and On-the-Job Training: Where Does E-learning Fit?

E-learning courses are often used in blended learning programs to ensure that the programs are conducted in an efficient and effective manner. There are many types of blended learning programs. Few of them could start with a classroom training session, to which an eLearning course can be prepended or appended. This depends on the specific requirement of organization and context of usage.

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“Fun Learning” in E-learning Courses – Part 1: Get Interactive

"Fun Learning" in E-learning Courses - Part 1: Get Interactive

Many a time, while creating an eLearning course, we concentrate too much on the “out of the box” thinking that we lose focus on what actually matters – the learning! The ultimate goal of any eLearning course is to bring a measurable change in the performance or behavior of the learner. An organization opts for eLearning because it is cost-effective and provides easy access anytime, anywhere. However, as instructional designers, it is our job to make sure that eLearning is more than this. However, in an attempt to do so, we concentrate more on creating the “Fun” element rather than the learning.

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E-learning to Meet the Training Needs of Companies in the BFSI Sector

E-learning to Meet the Training Needs of Companies in the BFSI Sector

How can companies in the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) sector impart first-rate training to their staff members? What does it take to equip the people working in this industry with the needed knowledge and skills, quickly, in an efficient and cost-effective manner? Well, BFSI organizations can harness the power of the eLearning to meet their learning needs. Let us now see how digital courses can be used to provide excellent training to the employees of these firms.

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3 Ways to Engage Learners in an E-learning Course

3 Ways to Engage Learners in an E-learning Course

As we all know, developing an eLearning course is both a science and an art. As a science, we have time-tested and evolving models to help us base our instructional strategies, based on the characteristics of learners and other pertinent factors. As an art, it depends on individual capabilities and aesthetic sensibilities, within the given constraints.

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How to Create Descriptive Assessments Using Articulate Storyline – Part 2

How to Create Descriptive Assessments Using Articulate Storyline – Part 2

Developing descriptive assessments with Articulate Storyline is easy.  All we have to do is just take a default essay type assessment and set the character limit, using the options given. Refer to the post Creating Descriptive Assessments in eLearning with Articulate Storyline for more information.

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5 Trainings Most Organizations Prefer to Deliver Online

5 Trainings Most Organizations Prefer to Deliver  Online

E-learning is now the coolest medium for most organizations. Organizations are very keen on having a training that will benefit all, including employees and the company itself. But then, what do you think are the topics in demand for organizations? Companies tend to give their employees the knowledge that will help achieve both personal and organizational goals.

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Different Types of Questions in E-learning Assessments

Different Types of Questions in E-learning Assessments

As per Loughborough university and Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) assessments are the important part of the learning strategies. Assessments test the learner’s accomplishment of learning objectives. They are used to strengthen learning as well as evaluate the learner’s comprehension of a course. In eLearning, assessments are given either at the end of each topic as formative assessments or at the end of the course as summative assessments.

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Articulate Storyline: Creating Username and Password for eLearning courses

Articulate Storyline: Creating Username and Password for eLearning courses

Small and mid-sized organizations cannot afford an LMS to deliver eLearning courses to their learners. They may want to launch their courses on a web portal and prevent unauthorized access of their courses. So, they wish to want to protect the course by giving user name and password to the course.

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8 Tips to Reduce Dropout Rates in E-learning – An Infographic

High dropout rates are a bane of the eLearning world. Many organizations are concerned about their learners not completing their online courses. Why do people to come out of an eLearning course? What can be done to reduce the number of dropouts? Well, you need to focus on 8 major aspects. Let us see more.

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Improve Retail Skills through Mobile Learning

All retail organizations, irrespective of their size, have certain things in common. Every retailer looks for a competitive edge. They want the maximum ROI and wish to grow at a faster pace than their nearest competitor. There are certain challenges which the retailer needs to overcome to generate revenues quickly.

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5 Excellent Ways to Use Articulate Storyline to Design and Develop E-learning Courses

5 Excellent Ways to Use Articulate Storyline to Design and Develop E-learning Courses

The big question is, “Who doesn’t like to make their eLearning course more engaging and interactive in a short span?”

In today’s market, many rapid authoring tools are available. The popular ones are Articulate Storyline, Captivate, Lectora, etc. Among them, I think Articulate Storyline is the most powerful authoring tool. This elearning course development tool makes the life of eLearning designers and developers easy and helps create effective online courses in quick time.

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Checklist to Deliver Error Free E-learning Course – An Infographic

It is common knowledge that errors in eLearning courses have a profound impact on their effectiveness. So, how can you prevent errors from creeping into your online courses? What are the aspects that you need to focus on? Well, here is an exhaustive checklist to help you prevent mistakes and build better eLearning courses.

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3 Things to Consider before Designing an E-Learning Course

3 Things to Consider before Designing an E-Learning Course

Any project would turn out to be successful and productive if a solid foundation is laid first. The same applies when you develop an eLearning course for the first time. Before jumping into the development of online courses, it is very essential to understand the project clearly and plan properly. This ensures that the project is well organized and on track.

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Converting Legacy Courses Developed in Authoring Tools for Mobile Devices

Converting Legacy Courses Developed in Authoring Tools for Mobile Devices

As the demand towards learning through mobile is increasing, many organizations are looking for mobile compatible courses. Some want to convert their legacy course into the mobile-friendly format and the new courses to be compatible with all devices. To make the courses compatible with all mobile devices, they must be developed in HTML5 and based on responsive design.

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Things to Consider Before Outsourcing Your E-learning Project – An Infographic

It is common knowledge that outsourcing of eLearning projects to overseas vendors results in considerable reduction in the time taken for and cost of online course development. But, it is important to keep certain aspects in mind when you outsource the development of your eLearning course. Let us see what they are and why they are important.

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Top 6 Trends in Mobile Learning

Top 6 Trends in Mobile Learning

Mobile phones are misnamed. They should be called ‘gateways to all human knowledge’. – Ray Kurzweil, inventor, futurist and author.

Can you imagine a day without a smartphone or a tablet? They have become an integral part of our lives. According to Mary Meeker “we check our phones 150 times a day between apps, voice calls, texts, and utilities.” Most of the people check their smartphones every one hour. We are truly addicted to checking our phones every minute.

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Why to Use Authoring Tools for E-Learning Development?

Why to Use Authoring Tools for E-Learning Development?

Many organizations need to develop a large number of eLearning modules, very quickly, in quick time, at low cost. We cannot meet this requirement using Flash and other tools, which require programming skills to work with. But, we can easily develop courses with rapid authoring tools and meet the stakeholder’s requirement.

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5 Step Process of Visualization for your eLearning

5 Step Process of Visualization for your eLearning

How do you visualize content? How do you imagine visuals for your eLearning courses? Do you step into the learner’s shoes to visualize the content? How do you think learners can understand the training content better?

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