Welcome to the sixth post in a series of fourteen. In the first four blogs, we saw how Storyline 360 makes the creation of online courses easy. We looked at the features of the Articulate 360 tool that help create good animations and learning interactions. We saw that Storyline 360 can be used to develop effective software simulations and online assessments. We also examined Storyline 360’s features that facilitate responsive and accessible online learning. In the fifth blog, we looked at the capabilities of Presenter 360, an important component of Studio 360.
Paul is the product training manager of a large consumer electronics company. Recently, his company launched a new washing machine into the market. Paul was put in-charge of training his firm’s sales reps on the product. He weighed various options and chose mobile learning to deliver the training.
For years, Adobe Flash was the uncrowned king of the e-learning world. This powerful authoring tool demonstrated a high degree of flexibility in terms of creating online learning interactions – you could incorporate a wide variety of web-based learning interactivities, ranging from simple click-on-tabs to complex branching scenarios. It seemed that the reign of Flash would never end.
Welcome to the fifth post in a series of fourteen. In my earlier blogs, we looked at the easy authoring features of Storyline 360 and its ability to create good animations and facilitate effective learning interactions. We saw that the Articulate 360 component enables the development of high quality software simulations and e-learning assessments. We also examined Storyline 360’s features that facilitate responsive and accessible online learning.
In recent years, the number of non-Anglophone users of the Internet has grown considerably. A recent study showed that English speakers constitute just 26.3% of the global Internet-using population. As the Internet becomes increasingly multilingual, companies are compelled to translate and localize their online content, and web-based learning materials are no exception.
Kevin is the sales enablement manager of a large multinational pharmaceutical company. A few days ago, he was congratulated by his boss for training the medical reps of the company, online, in a very effective manner, with minimal expenditure. The secret of Kevin’s success – outsourcing his e-learning project to a reputed firm in India.
Small is beautiful. –E. F. Schumacher
Are you worried about the low completion rates of your online courses? Do you wish to help your learners comprehend subject matter easily and retain it effectively? You need to go for microlearning. A study by BBC revealed that the delivery of training content in the form of short learning modules can enhance understanding, retention, and application levels by at least 30%. No wonder, 8 out of 10 L&D professionals prefer imparting training through bite-sized learning modules.
It is a well-known fact that formative assessments play a key role in delivering effective online training. These assessments help learners check their comprehension of the subject and reinforce their learning.
How can you create good formative assessments for your e-learning courses? Well, among the various aspects you need to consider, providing feedback is inarguably the most important. Today, we will look at 5 best practices of providing effective feedback in a web-based assessment.
Harry is the product sales manager of a large insurance company. Recently, his organization had developed an online course on its new annuity policy, which was highly interactive and engaging. Harry expected the course to be a resounding success. But, to his dismay, the course was a big failure. A distraught Harry began analyzing the causes for failure and soon found the culprit – poor alignment of the course with its learning objectives.
In my previous post, Elements of Web-based Learning Design – Part 1, we saw how to conduct a good analysis of online learners’ needs. Today, we will look at another vital aspect of e-learning design – formulation of a visual design (VD) strategy.