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3 Tips to Create a Highly Successful Training Program – An Infographic

It is common knowledge that effective training plays a key role in enhancing productivity levels. But, what does it take to provide training of the highest quality to your workforce? How can you make sure that your staff is equipped with the needed knowledge and skills, efficiently?

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5 Tips to Work with SMEs to Enrich Your eLearning Design

5 Tips to Work with SMEs to Enrich Your eLearning Design

If you have liked any eLearning course in the recent past, I am sure you liked it because it was simple and easy for you to learn something. It was effective because you could learn quickly. How do you design and develop such eLearning courses? The answer is the more depth you have about the subject, the easier it is to teach it creatively. As a learning design expert, obviously you cannot have depth on all subjects.  Hence, the need for specialists – the Subject Matter Experts – SMEs as we call them.

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Articulate Storyline to Create Game Based eLearning Courses

Articulate Storyline to Create Game Based eLearning Courses.

A research by the ELearning Guild found that learners had 14% higher skill-based knowledge level, 11% higher factual-knowledge level and 9% higher retention rate as per a meta-analysis of instructional effectiveness of computer-based simulation games.

Today, we see an increasing demand for game-based learning be it compliance, product or induction training, and with statistics that prove the same, the question arises which is the most sought after authoring tool for game based learning? While Flash is the most common option, however authoring tools such as storyline are not far behind! In this post, you will find out why Articulate Storyline is the best authoring tool in the business for game-based eLearning courses.

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5 Proven Tips for Better E-learning Translations – An Infographic

It is common knowledge that translation of eLearning courses goes a long way in imparting effective training to multi-national workforces. But, how can produce online course translations of the highest quality. What are the aspects you need to focus on to render your digital courses into multiple languages, efficiently?

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Elements of Visualization in E-learning – An Infographic

Visualization in eLearning plays a key role in engaging your learners. An instructional designer should determine the visual strategy to present the content, after deciding on an instructional design strategy. A good visual strategy not only enhances the look and feel of the course but also represents the content effectively and helps learners retain knowledge for a long time.  Below is an info-graphic that shares information about the main elements of visualization in eLearning.

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Creating Descriptive Assessments in E-learning with Articulate Storyline

Creating Descriptive Assessments in E-learning with Articulate Storyline

Creating quizzes is not only easy but also fun with the new version of Articulate Storyline. The powerful quizzing features provide flexible options to create eLearning assessments. Requirements pertaining to assessments vary from one client to another. Here is the requirement of one of our clients.

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Comparing E-learning Development with Film-Making Process – An Infographic

As the name suggests, in this info graphic, we will compare the roles of people involved in eLearning development with those in film making and find out the similarities between them.

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Articulate Storyline Templates: Which One Is Right for You?

Articulate Storyline Templates: Which One Is Right for You?

Templates play key role in facilitating quick and effective development of online courses. Articulate Storyline comes with several in-built templates that help the eLearning developer make the best use of readymade layouts. It also allows customization of these templates which goes a long way in meeting client requirements efficiently.

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10 Things You Should Know About E-Learning Development – Part 2

10 Things You Should Know About E-Learning Development – Part 2

In my previous blog 10 Things You Should Know About ELearning Development – Part 1, I have shared a few things that you need to keep in mind while developing an eLearning course. In this blog, I would like to share more points on the same.

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E-learning to Meet the Sales Training Needs of Pharmaceutical Firms – An Infographic

It is well-known that sales representatives of pharmaceutical companies play a very important role in their success. So, how can the efficiency of sales forces in the drug-manufacturing industry be enhanced? What does it take to impart excellent training to these people, whose jobs involve extensive travel?

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M-learning or E-learning – What’s the Difference?

M-learning or E-learning – What’s the Difference?

Organizations are globally going for the trainings that are exclusively technology based trainings like eLearning. Many of them are also moving towards mLearning. But there are certain differences between eLearning and mLearning.

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What E-learning Developers Can Learn from The Solar Powered Bicycle Path

What E-learning Developers can Learn from the Solar Powered Bicycle Path

Have you hear about a solar powered bicycle path that absorbs energy during day and glows during night? It is called the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde bicycle path and is made of thousands of twinkling stones that charge during the day and glow at night. It is inspired by the painting of Van Gogh called ‘Starry Night’ and is located in Brabant, a Dutch Province and the place where Vincent Van Gogh lived about 125 years ago. Take a look at the picture below.

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Why Outsource Your E-learning Translations – An Infographic

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart – Nelson Mandela

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5 Variations of Multiple Choice Questions for Your E-learning Course

5 Variations of Multiple Choice Questions for Your E-learning Course

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) are used in an eLearning course to assess the achievement of the learning outcome. The purpose of assessments is to evaluate the learner and also to reinforce the learning.  MCQs are used to test recall of factual information. However, they can also be used to test higher order thinking involving application and evaluation. As an Instructional Designer (ID), always improve the quality of the multiple choice questions by doing these :

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Using Articulate Storyline to Impart First-rate Online Safety Training

Using Articulate Storyline to Impart First-rate Online Safety Training

Organizations today give more importance to safety than they did before. This is resulting in increased awareness about safety training. Using eLearning, you can deliver highly effective safety training, in quick time, at low cost.

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Simple Facts About E-learning – An Infographic

How can you create an excellent eLearning course that captures the imagination of your learners? What are the aspects you need to keep in mind to delight your learners? How can you make sure that your online course achieves the desired results?

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4 Reasons Why You Should Prefer eLearning to Train Your Employees

4 Reasons Why You Should Prefer eLearning to Train Your Employees

Today, a vast majority of the organizations are using eLearning to deliver a wide variety of training programs such as safety training, compliance training, sales training, etc. Technology- based training not only saves precious training dollars, but also is very effective

Let’s now see some reasons why eLearning is the most preferred choice of many organizations.

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7 Reasons Why PowerPoint is a Boon to the E-learning Developer

7 Reasons Why PowerPoint is a Boon to the E-learning Developer

PowerPoint is the key software in rapid eLearning development; there are many authoring tools, which come as add-ins to PowerPoint. With this application, we can do a lot of things very quickly and easily.

We will now see how PowerPoint can help us develop eLearning courses better.

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5 Types of Training for Sales Representatives of Pharmaceutical Firms – An Infographic

How can you impart first-rate training to sales representatives of pharmaceutical companies? What are the strategies you need to adopt to equip these personnel with the needed knowledge and skills?

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Designing Learner-Centric E-learning Courses

Designing Learner-Centric E-learning Courses

As an online course developer, our main aim while designing an eLearning is to make the learner stay focused with same zeal and enthusiasm throughout the course. Every online developer must develop a learner- centric approach. He needs to design digital courses with these 2 questions question in his mind.

  1. What will the learner be able to do after completing the course?
  2. What are the key challenges faced by him, while taking the course?

 Here are the few tips to develop learner-centric eLearning courses:

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Using Interactivities to Teach Mathematical Calculations in E-learning

Using Interactivities to Teach Mathematical Calculations in E-learning

When it comes to numerical problems, most of us fall into either of the two categories: we are fascinated by the mysterious ways numbers work to yield the final result or we get daunted by the prospect of working with those numbers.

In our schools and universities, we have teachers who work out the problems on the board or other physical media, step-by-step. It is very easy to interrupt them at any point and clarify our doubts, if any.

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E-learning Development: 5 Important Technical Aspects to Consider – An Infographic

It is common knowledge that learning technology is progressing at a feverish pace. Cutting edge developments are transforming the face of corporate training. However, there are many organizations that are yet to embrace these new developments. These firms continue to use “old” technologies to impart online training to their staff.

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Ideal Audience for Mobile Learning – An Infographic

The number of companies implementing mobile is growing by leaps and bounds. The Ambient Insight Report (2011) reported a growth rate of 29.3% among U.S. corporations buying mobile learning solutions. The immense popularity of this medium can be attributed to its highly flexible nature and the possibility of developing courses for the mobile in quick time at low cost.

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10 Things You Should Know About E-learning Development – Part 1

10 Things You Should Know About E-learning Development – Part 1

E-learning is self-paced learning format that provides good learning experience to the learners. An E-learning course, if designed effectively, enhances the interest levels of learners.

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Checklist to Build a Successful New Hire Orientation Program – An Infographic

It is well-said that the first impression is the best impression. Organizations conduct induction programs to make new hires familiar with their surroundings. How can you create the ‘perfect’ new hire orientation program? What are the elements of a good induction training program? Well, here is a checklist to help you develop a highly effective new hire orientation program.

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4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Using Visual Elements in E-learning

4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Using Visual Elements in E-learning

Visuals play an important role in eLearning. In fact the visual elements such as info-graphics, illustrations, graphs, charts etc. and the content of the course go hand in hand. Visuals can be used to explain the content effectively, and hence present great learning experiences to learners. However, it is important to make sure that you use visuals not only to make your course pleasing to the eye but also to enhance the effectiveness of the course.

You need to look at visual elements as means to present information in such a way that concepts are explained clearly. Using visuals to ‘decorate’ your course serves no purpose.

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How to Add Audio to Post-Quiz Review Feedback in Articulate Storyline

How to Add Audio to Post-Quiz Review Feedback in Articulate Storyline

In my last post, I have explained how to add postquiz review feedback. In it, we have discussed how to add text and shapes. Do you know that we can even add media elements like audio, images and video s to the feedback?

This is pretty easy, and we have met the requirements of one of our clients who asked us to add audio to the feedback.

In this post, I would like to share how to add audio to the post-quiz review feedback. Follow one of the procedures described below to accomplish the task.

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QR Codes in mLearning: A New Kid on the Block

QR Codes in mLearning: A New Kid on the Block

Have you ever got the chance to take a look at this weird but effective black square grid in any paper documents or PDF files? Like barcodes, it has become a common thing which we can see very often. So, what are these QR codes? Do they have anything to do with mLearning?

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How to Make Your E-learning Navigation Page Interesting and Engaging?

How to Make Your E-learning Navigation Page Interesting and Engaging?

I am sure you will agree with me that all of us face the experience of trying to procrastinate routine tasks out of sheer boredom at some time or the other. It is not because of our inability to complete the tasks, but the very thought of doing the same thing again puts us off.  Imagine being able to do the same thing differently. It will add a spring to our step, break the monotony, and challenge us to take up the task with renewed vigor.

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Key Elements of an E-learning Storyboard – An Infographic

It is no exaggeration to say that good storyboarding is the heart of an effective eLearning course. An skilled instructional designer creates an excellent storyboard, incorporating  suitable instructional design strategies, and this serves as a ‘blueprint’ for an online  course that captures the imagination of learners.

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