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Guided Learning in E-learning: An Effective Way to Beat the Isolation of Learning

Guided Learning in E-learning: An Effective Way to Beat the Isolation of Learning

As children we were always told what to do and how to do whatever we had to do; mothers literally guided us through every step of our lives. However, slowly and steadily we grew up and forgot how important guiding someone is. Guiding is nothing but directing or showing how to do a certain task.

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What Initiatives Should Organizations Take to Promote E-learning Among Employees?

What Initiatives Should Organizations Take to Promote E-learning Among Employees?

Most organizations today intend to incorporate eLearning as one of their training methods. Training is a process to improve the skills, knowledge, and capability of employees which in turn helps in organizational development and success. It is beneficial to both the organization and the employee.

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Shield Your Employees with the Right Safety Training at the Workplace

Shield Your Employees with the Right Safety Training at the Workplace

In a petrochemical organization, some contractors are working on an oil storage tank.

Bob, one of the contractors, newly joined this organization a couple of months back. To repair those oil tanks, a cold-cutting method was agreed between the safety officer and contractors.

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How to Import or Record Audio in Articulate Storyline?

How to Import or Record Audio in Articulate Storyline?

Articulate Storyline is user friendly software with inbuilt features. Storyline tool is very flexible for the developer to develop the eLearning courses. Here, a developer can record his own voice or import audio from other sources. There are three steps to insert audio into the slide.

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5 Ways to Enrich Your Online Training Courses – An Infographic

Many times learners undergo training not because they are interested in the subject but just because they have to; hence, the learner is disengaged and learning transfer does not occur. But to encourage the learners to get involved in the course, there are many innovative ways.

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How to Play Embedded Videos in Adobe Flash Timeline?

Embedding Videos in Flash Files and Play In Timeline

Adding videos to eLearning courses is definitely an effective way to make your courses interesting and informative. However, including large size videos may raise downloading issues due to which the video doesn’t run smoothly.

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How to Write a Request for Proposal (RFP) for an E-learning Course?

How to Write a Request for Proposal (RFP) for an E-learning Course?

A request for proposal (RFP) is basically a detailed document that enlists the eLearning requirements of the organization that they seek to receive from a prospective vendor partner. If your RFP is clear and specific, you are likely to get good responses from the right vendors.

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How to Remove an Initial Value (0) from a Numeric Entry Field in Articulate Storyline?

Creating Interactive Assessments in Articulate Storyline - How to Remove an Initial Value (0) from a Numeric Entry Field?

First let us see what you mean by the Numerical entry data field in Articulate Storyline. Consider the following interactive assessment:

In this assessment the learner is asked to enter any numerical value. In Articulate Storyline we can create a numeric field in which the learner can enter the value.

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Adult Learning Principles! – An Infographic

Adult education, officially known as “Androgogy”, is well-defined as the set of definite abilities and related knowledge geared towards the educational development of adults. The way learning happens in children and the way learning happens in adults are completely different. Adults are self-focused and are probable to take the responsibility for their own judgments.

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5 Handy eBooks on E-learning Design and Development

5 Handy eBooks on E-learning Design and Development

Are you a new to the eLearning field? Or do you want to implement eLearning in your organization? We recommend a selection of 5 eBooks on eLearning exclusively free and for those who are keen to improve their knowledge in eLearning, and those who want best practices for eLearning implementation.

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Online Safety Training for Manufacturing Employees

Online Safety Training for Manufacturing Employees

Each year millions of people get injured or die due to the risks that occur in workplaces. An estimation by the US Department of labor stated that organizations spend about 1 billion dollars as compensation per week to their employees due to safety-related causalities.

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How to Design a Smart and Lively Employee Training through E-learning?

How to Design a Smart and Lively Employee Training through E-learning?

Training is all about transferring skills and knowledge that are essential to perform particular tasks in one’s own job field. An effective employee training helps to achieve organizational goals combined with individual employee goals.

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5 Important Tips to Manage Your E-learning Projects Effectively

5 Important Tips to Manage Your eLearning Projects Effectively

Being a Project Manager is like being an artist, you have the different colored process streams, combining into a work of art”Greg Cimmarrusti, PMP

It is said that managing a project is like juggling with three balls – Cost, Time and Quality. Effective eLearning project management ensures that your project is completed at right time, estimated cost without compromising on quality.

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Ideas on How to Design Drag and Drops Interactivities in E-learning

Ideas on How to Design Drag and Drops Interactivities in eLearning

Creating drag and drop interactivity with rapid authoring tools is very easy. The drag and drop generally has two components-one is the item that should be dragged and the other component is the destination where the item should be dropped.

There are many ways to design drag and drops in an eLearning course. Have a look at how we make our eLearning courses interesting and engaging with drag and drops. Below are some of the common ways to add drag and drops interactivities  in eLearning courses:

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Adding Videos to Your E-learning through the Progressive Download Option

Adding Videos to Your E-learning through the Progressive Download Option

Including videos in eLearning is one powerful way to make your courses engaging, interesting and informative at the same time. Videos greatly contribute to visually enhancing the content to gain learner’s attention, especially, if the course needs to present heavy content on screen for explaining a particular process or demonstrate product functioning.

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Top 5 Creative Styles to Make Your E-learning Courses Stand Out

Top 5 Creative Styles to Make Your E-learning Courses Stand Out

According to the neuroscientist Dr. John Medina’s Brain Rule #10, all humans are excellent in remembering pictures. We all learn and retain more when we see rather than when we just hear or read. So why not use this simple human psychology to add value and make your eLearning courses more appealing?

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Online Product Training Design Strategies

Product Training Design Strategies

The health care industry has been expanding with more and more new products being launched. All this leaves little or no time for sales personnel to attend training programs. They need anytime, anywhere access to information. This kind of access can be achieved only through eLearning. Let’s see a case on how eLearning can be effective for health care training.

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5 Questions to Ask About Learners Before Developing E-learning Courses

5 Questions to Ask About Learners Before Developing E-learning Courses

The first and the foremost thing you need to do before starting eLearning course development is “learner analysis”. In fact a brief Knowledge about the target audience, their preferences and skill set will help you design effective online courses.

Here are some points that can help you with the analysis.

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Importance of Text in E-learning Courses

Importance of Text in E-learning Courses

Amidst the razzmatazz of high-end graphics, audio-video clippings, text sometimes takes a back seat in eLearning courses. But I think, it is text that forms a ‘connect’ with the learner in the absence of an instructor. What you say?

E-learning courses need to have a balance between visuals and text. All said and done, text helps in the understanding of key concepts. I support the use of video and visuals, but they have to be meaningful, clean and simple vs. all the bells and whistles.

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What to Keep in Mind When Designing E-learning Courses for Gen Y?

What to Keep in Mind When Designing E-learning Courses for Gen Y? Do you think understanding the differences between the generations is necessary?

Well, with some organizations working with 4 different generations, it would be necessary to create a successful environment in an organization. Each generation works in numerous ways and carries a variety of experiences, and here I would like to discuss employees who come under the category of Gen Y.

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Likely Pitfalls When Implementing E-learning for the First Time

Likely Pitfalls When Implementing E-learning for the First Time

When implementing eLearning for the first time in an organization, one is treading an unfamiliar terrain. There is a likelihood of stumbling upon many pitfalls. Here is a list of pitfalls that you could avoid when initiating eLearning for the first time in your organization.

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Adobe Presenter 9 – What’s New?

Adobe Presenter 9 – What’s New?

Many organizations train their sales force and their customers on their products, features and functionalities through webinars. They have the requirement of converting such webinars to on-demand course so that they can be accessed by their employees and customers whenever they need.

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Why is E-learning the Training Format of 21st Century?

Why is E-learning the Training Format of 21st Century?

Online courses are the future of corporate training. Several organizations view eLearning as an integral part of their training strategies. According to a survey conducted by the E-Learning magazine in 2012, 50% of training hours are being deployed through eLearning, blended, online or virtual medium. Let us see what makes digital courses the choice of the training manager of the 21st century.

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How to Save Time in Your E-learning Project?

How to Save Time in Your E-learning Project?

Sometimes we have very tough timelines and we need to put our time management and project management skills to test. During the course of eLearning project management, I came across several aspects, if done well at the right time will enable us to save a lot of time. This enables us to meet eLearning project timelines.

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E-learning to M-learning: Role of HTML5

E-learning to M-learning: Role of HTML5

According to the Forrester report66% of employees now use two or more devices every day including laptops, smartphones and tablets and a notable 12% percent said that they use tablets at work.” As there is drastic increase in the usage of mobile devices, organizations are now looking to develop eLearning courses that are compatible to all mobile devices. Not only eLearning courses, even the LMS has to be made accessible through mobile devices.

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How to Modify Illustrated Characters in Articulate Presenter 13?

How to Modify Illustrated Characters in Articulate Presenter 13?

If you do not want to have same old characters in your eLearning courses, if you want to modify the look of the default characters, if you want to add some interesting elements to them to add that zing to your courses, you should know the latest features in Articulate Presenter 13.

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E-learning Strategies to Train Employees on Performance Management

E-learning Strategies to Train Employees on Performance Management

It is that time of the year again, when most companies assess their employees and make decisions for the coming year. The very notion of appraisals evokes a sense of discomfort among the employees. Apprehensive of how to make the entire process friendly?

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Key Trends in Social Learning

Key Trends in Social Learning

When I had a doubt in my childhood, I used to wait till the next day to ask my teacher. Now, every time my kid has a doubt, he quickly opens Google or posts his doubt in his group chat and he gets different answers, opinions, ideas, and many more to clarify his doubt. That’s what social learning is!

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3 Factors to Consider to Make a Right Blend of Learning Solution

3 Factors to Consider to Make a Right Blend of Learning Solution

Training not only caters to providing a continuous process for learners, but also additionally reinforces that learning through various means. To achieve lasting results, you require a well-orchestrated strategy for designing your learning solutions. This has been a long-drawn debate over the years, with enthusiastic practitioners championing each type of delivery method.

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How to Create a Slideshow in Lectora?

How to Create a Slideshow in Lectora?

Slideshow is one of the interactivity used in eLearning to present content in a better way. We can chunk content as per the requirement and by clicking the ‘back’ and ‘next’ arrows learners can navigate the content. Using the Lectora authoring tool, we can create slideshows very easily by following three steps, – by just assigning actions to the buttons that are in the groups.

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