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Create Awesome Animations Using PowerPoint for Your E-Learning Courses

Create Awesome Animations Using PowerPoint for Your E-Learning Courses

PowerPoint is an excellent tool to create animations for your eLearning courses. Using PowerPoint, we can create four types of animations that can be applied to text and objects. In this blog, I would like share information about the four types of animations, in detail.

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Best Practices for Translating E-learning Courses

Best Practices for Translating  E-learning Courses

When you develop an eLearning course it is advisable to know whether the course needs to be translated into different languages or not. If the course needs to be rendered into different languages, you need to design the course in the source language keeping this aspect in mind. This will help in save money and time, while translating the course. It also helps you choose the best development tool initial stage to avoid re-work and extra efforts at the time of translation course development.

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Differences Between Articulate Studio’ 13 and Articulate Storyline 2

Differences Between Articulate Studio' 13 and Articulate Storyline 2

Articulate Storyline 2 is a wonderful rapid authoring tool. Using this tool, you can create any type of eLearning course and interactivity. Articulate Studio 13 is a PowerPoint add-in. You can use this tool to create presentation-based courses. In this blog, I would like to share the differences between Articulate Studio’ 13 and Articulate Storyline 2.

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Best Practices for Developing M-learning Courses – An Infographic

According to Horizon Report, 2011, by 2015 about 80% of people will be accessing the Internet from mobile devices only, with the main focus on education. So, how can you develop highly effective mLearning courses? Here are a few best practices that help you create excellent courses.

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5 Visual Elements in E-learning

5 Visual Elements in E-learning

Visuals are very effective in helping learners recall information and apply it on their jobs. In eLearning courses, visuals can be in the form of illustrations, diagrams, graphs, drawings, charts and photographs.

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Creating Multiple Choice Questions Based on Blooms Taxonomy in E-learning

Creating Multiple Choice Questions Based on Blooms Taxonomy in E-learning

A common method to reinforce and check learning in classroom-based or web-based training is to include questions. One of the very useful types of questions that can be used to check the learning is multiple choice questions (MCQs). MCQs are used for measuring three levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy – knowledge, comprehension and application outcomes of various types of content, such as terminology, facts, principles, methods and procedures. MCQs are easy to grade and learners are less likely to guess the correct answer, when compared to true or false.

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Adding Glossary to E-learning Course Developed in Articulate Storyline

Adding Glossary to E-learning Course Developed in Articulate Storyline

Training managers usually want to add a glossary of terms to their eLearning courses; so that their learners can refer to terms they are not familiar with in the course itself without referring to any other external source.

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3 Things About E-learning Your Boss Wants to Know

3 Things About E-learning Your Boss Wants to Know

When it comes to convincing your boss about anything, most people get the shivers down their spine! And when you’re trying to convince him about adopting eLearning, then you need to bring on your best game plan to persuade him. This may be hard, but is very possible. All you need to do is speak his language and you will have him onboard in no time.

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Key Trends in the LMS Market – An Infographic

Learning Management Systems (LMSs) play a vital role in the effective management of corporate training programs. These systems help you track the progress of the learner and generate reports about the training program which go a long way in ensuring a high Return on Investment (ROI) on your training expenditure.

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How to Create a 3d Object for Your E-learning Course Using PowerPoint

How to Create a 3d Object for Your E-learning Course Using PowerPoint

As eLearning developers, we often use 3-D objects in our courses. Often, we use expensive software to create these objects.

We can reduce costs by creating 3-D objects in PowerPoint. In Microsoft PowerPoint 13, we have an option called merge shape in the insert menu. Using this option, we can create many 3-D objects and this saves the time of instruction designers and graphic designers. Let us now see how to create a pyramid shaped object.

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E-learning Development and Film Making: What’s Similar?

E-learning Development and Film Making: What's Similar?

Many companies, while outsourcing eLearning projects, don’t have a clear idea of the e-learning development process. They are not aware how an e-learning company works. When I gave a thought to it, I found a way to explain this process by comparing e-learning development with film-making.

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How to Handle Feedback from Multiple E-learning Stakeholders

How to Handle Feedback from Multiple E-learning Stakeholders

In the process of finalizing an eLearning course, the developers of an eLearning course and stakeholders need to work hand in hand. During this process, one of the most important steps is the implementation of feedback from the client. Many times, there are several stakeholders whose feedback need be implemented. What will you do when there are 5 stakeholders and you need to handle all of them carefully to successfully accomplish your project? Here, in this blog, I am going to suggest a few things, which help you handle feedback very easily, and without any pressure.

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7 Reasons Why is Articulate Storyline the Best eLearning Authoring Tool

7 Reasons Why is Articulate Storyline the Best eLearning Authoring Tool

It is well-known that organizations expect eLearning courses to be developed in a short period of time. And they expect these courses to meet the latest technical standards, i.e. they need to be accessible effectively on iPads and other mobile devices. Companies also want the online courses to be highly interactive. Articulate Storyline is the ideal tool to develop the eLearning courses to meet such requirements.

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4 Tips to Get Started with M-learning – An Infographic

It is no exaggeration to say that mobile Learning (mLearning) has radically transformed the corporate training landscape. Today, thanks to this innovation, people can access courses wherever and whenever they want. M-learning is the ideal means to provide Just-in-Time (JIT) support to workforces which goes a long way in enhancing their performance. Therefore, it did not come as a surprise, when the Ambient Insight Report (2011) stated that the demand for mLearning solutions is growing at an astounding rate of 29.3%.

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5 Training Problems That Can Be Solved With E-learning

5 Training Problems That Can Be Solved With E-learning

Training managers work with a lot of constraints. If you are a training manager working independently or with a large corporate organization, you might agree with what I am about to share. In this blog, I would like to list some of the challenges and limitations faced by training managers and how eLearning can come handy to overcome these challenges.

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Benefits of Outsourcing Your eLearning Translation Projects

Benefits of Outsourcing Your eLearning Translation Projects

Companies are evincing keen interest in expanding their operations globally. For this, they need to train their people in their native languages. This goes a long way in increasing the effectiveness of their training programs. But, they need to think well and take decisions wisely on how they should proceed to translate their eLearning projects and choose the best option that can help them in terms of cost, time and quality.

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5 Things Successful E-Learning Developers do

5 Things Successful E-Learning Developers do

While eLearning can offer many advantages, your learners may sometimes feel as if they are wandering in a never-ending universe and wait for the course to get over soon. This is because the present generation of learners is accustomed to constant interaction, rich visuals and graphics. To keep up with their expectations, eLearning developers leave no stone unturned to develop excellent eLearning courses that are highly engaging and very effective.

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5 Tips to Review E-Learning Storyboards

5 Tips to Review E-Learning Storyboards

What is a storyboard in eLearning?

A storyboard is a blueprint of an eLearning course. It tells the courseware developers – what the learner must see (text and graphics), listen (audio/ music), and be able to do (buttons, actions, etc.). It explains how every element of the eLearning course must behave.

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Image Editing Tools for E-learning Development – An Infographic

Many research studies proved that using images in eLearning courses enhances learning. As an eLearning developer, you always strive to make the best use of images to make your courses more memorable to your learners. Sometimes, you may need to edit images according to your requirements. You may want to change the background color and size. You may also want to join images or cut them. There are many software tools available in the market to edit images. Popular among these are Photoshop, Snagit, Greenshot and Paintshop Pro. Here is an info-graphic that shares information about those tools.

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Top 5 Video Blogs with Hot eLearning Topics (so far)!

Top 5 Video Blogs with Hot eLearning Topics (so far)!

Hi everyone. This week, I would like to share some interesting video blogs posted by our team. There are a number of interesting blogs, infographics and eLearning resources on our website, which provide insights into the latest happenings in the world of online training. Let us now see 5 very useful video blogs.

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How to Improve Multiple Response Quiz Questions in Articulate Storyline

How to Improve Multiple Response Quiz Questions in Articulate Storyline

In general, multiple-response questions have more than one answer. If a learner selects only one correct option, the feedback is shown as “incorrect”. If the learners select all the right options, it shows the feedback as “correct”.

Now, the requirement is that if the learner selects only a few of the correct options, a pop up should appear showing the number of other correct options, which need to be selected.

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Tools to Convert your PowerPoint Presentations into Online Courses – An Infographic

Do you have stacks of PowerPoint presentations? Are you looking for easy and cost-effective ways to transform them into effective eLearning courses? Well, you can harness the power of rapid authoring tools to convert your PowerPoint presentations into first-rate online courses. Let us now look at a few of these tools.

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Articulate Storyline for Easy E-learning Development – An Infographic

Articulate Storyline is an incredible rapid authoring tool that is very simple to use. Its interface, which resembles that of Power Point, is very intuitive and anyone familiar with the application from Microsoft can harness the power of this wonderful eLearning development software. Therefore, it did not come as a surprise when the E-learning Guild survey (2013) revealed that Storyline is the most sought after online course authoring tool.

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Important Points to Note Before Translating Your E-learning Course

Important Points to Note Before Translating Your E-learning Course

One of our clients wanted us to translate his existing eLearning course into multiple languages, which was developed using Articulate Studio. After receiving the inputs, we reviewed them and found some source files missing. (Flash, psd’s etc.). We asked the client for the missing files, and he replied that he does not have the English source. So, we had to re-create the missing files and this delayed the translation. It also resulted in an increase in the project cost.

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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

best-practices-for-developing-assessments-for-elearning-curricula

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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