Microlearning has become the new favorite in the e-learning world, thanks to the growing number of employees who belong to the millennial generation. To this generation, whose typical characteristics are short attention spans, busy lifestyles, and a tendency to access information on their mobile phones, microlearning is a perfect fit. Small, bite-sized modules which millennial learners can access anytime and anywhere is just what they need. However, how can you design microlearning so that it hits the target each time, every time?
In my previous blog, we’ve seen what SCORM is and why we need to make e-learning courses SCORM-compliant. But how do we produce SCORM-compliant courses? Which authoring tool is to be used? What features should the authoring tool have? Well, you need to choose the right authoring tool that has the following four features.
Most PowerPoint decks used in classroom training contain only around 50% of the actual content taught; the rest is conveyed by the instructor in the form of examples, stories, and elaborations. When you convert these PowerPoint presentations to e-learning courses, you may miss all the activities that facilitate better knowledge transfer, leading to gaps in the content.
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.
There is no doubt that microlearning is the modern way to deliver corporate training. It enjoys a wide appeal among today’s generation of employees and more importantly, it offers a better return on investment (ROI) for organizations. Let us explore five ways microlearning gives better ROI for your organization’s training investment.
Articulate Storyline is an e-Learning authoring tool that helps us create interactive, rich e-Learning courses. When it comes to creating assessments for an e-Learning, the tool endows developers with a lot of power to create and customize different types of assessments, using triggers and states.
What’s the use of a learning management system (LMS), when your employees are not opening the portal at all? When your LMS is just a dumping yard for courses, how will your employees be motivated to access and utilize it? Leaving courses aside for a while, you need to set right your LMS first to bring back the missing excitement. You can do that by including gamification elements in your LMS. Learners are better engaged with game mechanics and this will make your LMS more learner-centric.
Assessments in eLearning courses are used to test learners’ comprehension of the topic they’ve been trained on. Articulate Storyline offers many question types to test learners in depth; ‘Fill in the Blank’ questions (both short and descriptive type) are considered a good choice to assess learners.
Instructor-led or classroom training has been the most common way to train employees for years. However, to make training more cost-effective and easily accessible, many organizations have started using e-learning as well. According to the Training Industry Report of 20151, 28.5% of the training hours in corporate companies were delivered via online or computer-based technologies (increased by 2.6% compared to the previous year), 15% via virtual classrooms (decreased by 1%), 4.2% via social learning (increased by 0.9%), and 1.4% via mobile devices. You can see that almost 50% of the training hours were delivered using some kind of e-learning.
The ‘Learning Paths’ methodology for employee training was developed by Jim Williams and Steve Rosenbaum. A learning path is a sequence of learning activities that drives employees to become proficient in their jobs, in the shortest possible time. A learning path is a structure with chapters and various activities inside each chapter. These activities can include intermediate quizzes, videos, presentations, assignments, and text. In this blog, we shall explore why MOODLE (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) is a preferred tool to create learning paths.