How Short E-learning Modules Facilitate Effective Learning

How Short E-learning Modules Facilitate Effective Learning

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.

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How to Make Your LMS a Happening Place

How to Make Your LMS a Happening Place

Do your employees require a constant reminder to log in to the LMS? Recently, I heard a HR manager lament that his pleas to employees to log in to the learning portal at least once a month, were of no use. Employees seldom visit the LMS or check out the courses that are hosted there. What are the probable reasons? There could be many. For example, the courses hosted there might not be really relevant to the employees or employees might find the interface too challenging to navigate.

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5 Multimedia Principles You Need to Know to Design Interactive Courses

5 Multimedia Principles You Need to Know to Design Interactive Courses

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.

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Comparing WCAG and Section 508

Comparing WCAG and Section 508

If you have ever been involved in e-learning design and development, you might have often come across people talking about WCAG and Section 508. You must been told that your online courses must comply with the guidelines under WCAG or Section 508. Do you know what they are? WCAG and Section 508 are web accessibility guidelines. Let us read about each one in brief.

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Is MOODLE Compatible with Section 508?

Is MOODLE Compatible with Section 508?

The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.

Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web

Accessibility is all about designing products and services that can be used by all, irrespective of their physical limitations. Nowadays, parking lots, vehicles, hospitals, and more are being designed to accommodate people with disabilities. So why not learning and training? Shouldn’t they be accessible to people with disabilities as well?

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HTML5 in E-learning – Signaling the End of the Flash Player

HTML5 in E-learning - Signaling the End of the Flash Player

For years, the Flash Player reigned supreme in the world of e-learning. This powerful software enabled learners to access online courses with stunning visuals, wonderful animations, and learning interactivities. It seemed that the Flash Player was destined to rule the technology-enabled learning world. However, all that changed with the statement of one person – Steve Jobs, who declared in 2010 that iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system would not support the Flash Player.

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