In my previous blog, I introduced you to instructional design and its role in the development of e-learning modules. This blog will tell you about the evolution of instructional design over the last century, till date. Instructional design has an interesting history; this blog covers significant phases of the evolution process. Read further to know more.
As an instructional designer, you must have come across clients who insist that you include visuals, narration, and sounds, apart from onscreen text in their courses. You very well know that this is not going to work. How do you convince them? It is difficult, unless your clients are instructional designers. Or else, you need to make a convincing case, backing it with research on the usage and effect of multimedia principles in course design.
Before you decide to adopt e-learning to train employees in your organization, there are many aspects you need to consider. The groundwork must be strong before you develop e-learning. This is because implementing e-learning is a costly proposition and you can ensure a better ROI from it, provided your organization and employees are able to make the best use of it.
Global organizations that adopt e-learning to train their employees need to create multilingual courses to train employees spread across the globe. Usually, this is done by first creating a course in English and then translating it to different languages. Though this sounds simple, it is not.
With increasing evidence to support the statement that we remember only a negligible percentage of what we learn (studies suggest we remember only 3% of what we have learned after 30 days), performance support assumes a crucial role in employee training and development.
Organizations are realizing that a well-trained and efficient workforce is a decisive factor for business success. As a result, training has gained importance and the ubiquity of computers and the Internet has made e-learning or online training, a popular choice.
What is an e-learning project scope document? When is it finalized? What are the details it specifies? Not sure of the answers? Check out this blog.
A project scope document is the first thing that is drafted after an e-learning project is initiated. This is inarguably the most important part of the project. A written approval of the scope document by the client is required before starting the project. This document has to be adhered to, if the project has to be executed on time, within the stipulated budget. Here is a list of details included in a project scope document:
What would you do without your mobile phone? Look at the facts; apart from the primary purpose of communication, we use our mobile devices for reading, managing our schedules, entertainment, and online socializing. Can mobile learning be far behind?
In our review of Lectora Inspire 17, the latest version from the Trivantis stable, we had mentioned how the new features in this version support responsive design. In this blog, we will further explore the features of Lectora 17 that support responsive course design (RCD).
Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) is one of the most popular Learning Management Systems (LMSs) used in organizations today. It is a cloud-based, open source software, that can meet many of your training requirements. If you are scouting for a LMS, then take a look at Moodle and its features. You will realize how well it will be able to meet your specific needs.