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Posting Your Final Results in an E-mail Using Articulate Storyline

Posting Your Final Results in an E-mail Using Articulate Storyline

Most small business units conduct operations manually. These organizations may not be in a position to afford an LMS. So, is there a way by which we can send the scores through email to training managers? Yes, we can, using Articulate Storyline. Let’ see how.

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E-learning Benefits for an Organization

E-learning Benefits for an Organization

According to Workforce.com, 73% of employee training in Fortune 500 companies is delivered via online methods and according to eLearning.com, 77% of American firms are already using eLearning. This shows that eLearning is being accepted as a convenient and cost-effective method for organizations to train their employees.

Here, I would like to share some of the top benefits of eLearning for organizations.

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3 Ways to Get Your E-learning Feedback from Multiple Stakeholders

E-learning developers and stakeholders or SMEs need to work together to ensure the success of any eLearning course. Implementing the client’s feedback is a very crucial step in the development of the eLearning course.

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How to Use Videos in E-learning?

How to Use Videos in E-learning?

Aligning training objectives to your organization’s goals ensures focus on the business challenges and their resolution. Thus when developing eLearning courses, the objective of attaining organizational goals should not be lost. One of the ways in which courses can be made effective is through video based training.

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Content Comprehension: Best Practices for E-learning Design

Content Comprehension: Best Practices for E-learning Design

“Keep in mind you are not just a designer or a developer, but you are the teacher”

A common mistake in the development of eLearning storyboards is that the content is “dumped” as it is into the PowerPoint interface, without having an idea of what the subject is and what the learning objectives are. This could affect the course outcomes, resulting in learners not attaining the knowledge or skills as per the objectives. I realized the importance of content comprehension , when I was trained on content analysis. I also learnt a few tips to make content effective in an eLearning course.

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5 Qualities of a Good Instructional Designer – An Infographic

It is well-known that effective instructional design goes a long way in enhancing the efficacy of an online course. A competent instructional designer presents the learning content in a simple and engaging manner. So, how can you become a good instructional designer? What does it take to design online courses efficiently?

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5 Reasons to Embrace Mobile Learning in Workplace [Video]

5 Reasons to Embrace Mobile Learning in Workplace[Video]

Have you ever thought of new training and development opportunities for your dynamic workforce? Do you believe in the idea of “Mobile learning at Workplace”, and if so, do you know how use it effectively? A volley of questions hover our mind, when we think of mobile learning at workplace.

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Using Existing Learning Content for Online Courses

Using Existing Learning Content for Online Courses

Do you wish to develop an effective online course in quick time? Are you concerned about the availability of content for your digital courses? Well, you can develop excellent eLearning courses using your existing learning material.

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What Can the World of E-learning Learn from Project Apollo?

What Can the World of E-learning Learn from Project Apollo?

July 20, 1969 has a special meaning for all of us. On this day, 45 years ago, the dream of our species had finally come true. As Neil Armstrong proclaimed from our planet’s only natural satellite, it was indeed a small step for a man but a giant leap for mankind. The first successful landing of men on the moon is a testimony to the technological prowess of the human race.

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E-learning Storyboarding: Mistakes to Avoid – An Infographic

Storyboarding is one of the most important steps in the creation of an online course. In this stage of eLearning course development, the instructional designer prepares a “blueprint” for the course in which he outlines the instructional elements such as multimedia, interactivities, navigation and so on. Therefore, you need to ensure that there are no mistakes in the preparation of eLearning storyboards.

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Tips to Encourage your Learners to Complete E-learning Course

Tips to Encourage your Learners to Complete  E-learning Course

As an Instructional designer, you may want to present a lot of good and beneficial information to your learners. However, how can you ensure that your learners will take up the course with great zeal and enthusiasm and your eLearning course will achieve its learning objectives? The effectiveness of learning and the ability of learners to embrace learning are mostly determined by their level of motivation.

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Elements of Visual Strategy for Effective E-learning – An Infographic

It is common knowledge that efficient use visuals plays a key role in enhancing the effectiveness of the course. So, how can you formulate the right visual design strategy for your online course? What are the aspects that you need to consider for increasing the aesthetic value of your eLearning course? Well, here is an info-graph to help.

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Gamification: Does FIFA World Cup has Anything to Do with E-learning?

Gamification: Does FIFA World Cup has Anything to Do with E-learning?

Ever since the FIFA World Cup began, I remain glued to the TV to watch the matches. It is wonderful that games get you going; they can make you laugh and cheer and at the same time, they can make you moan and cry in despair. But, a question arises here, what has the FIFA World Cup got to do with eLearning? And, more so, how can we leverage the FIFA tournament as a gamification tool to engage learners?

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4 Best Tips on Reaching (and Teaching) Your Target Audience

4 Best Tips on Reaching (and Teaching) Your Target Audience

E-learning development requires considerable amount of money and time. If the objective of the training program is not achieved, you end up wasting precious resources. Therefore, it is necessary to develop eLearning courses effectively in a manner that the learning objectives of the eLearning course are achieved, and the needs of the target audience are satisfied.

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Need for Standardization in E-learning Courses

Need for Standardization in E-learning Courses

Have you ever visited a mall, where the layout of each floor was different and you had to huff and puff your way searching for the escalator/lift on each floor? If you have, I’m sure you will agree with me that it can be quite a frustrating experience and might have even caused you to skip that mall on your next shopping spree, though it has your favorite collection of scarves.

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Benefits of Customized E-learning

Benefits of Customized E-learning

Organizations spend millions on employee training and development. Mostof the time, this money is wasted on tailor made courses where only a portion of the content is of relevance to the employee. So what must organizations do to spend the right amount of money for the right kind of training? The answer is simple – customized eLearning courses that suit your specific training needs. Of late, customized eLearning has seen an increase in demand for both the public and private sectors.

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Articulate Storyline – Keyboard Shortcuts – An Infographic

Do you use Articulate Storyline to create online courses? Do you wish to use the online course development software efficiently? Well, you can use this rapid authoring tool effortlessly if you are aware of the shortcut keys to perform different actions on this incredible product from Articulate. Here is a list of frequently used keyboard shortcuts.

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5 Tips to Initiate the E-learning Project

5 Tips to Initiate the E-learning Project

Have you ever wondered about the role of the project manager in an eLearning project? Are you working on eLearning projects that are planned to fail? A project is doomed if it is not initiated properly. As an eLearning project manager, you need to understand the importance of proper project initiation. Many consider project initiation to be the responsibility of the sponsor of the project but it can be done by the project manager as well.

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How to Create an Engaging Self-Paced Online Course?

How to Create an Engaging Self-Paced Online Course?

E-learning as the name is self-explanatory means learning through electronic medium. It indicates that an individual experiences self-paced learning. As he sits down to complete the course, there are innumerable distractions that he can encounter – put off answering a phone call, an email or the urgent report that needs to be sent.

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3 Types of Videos for Enhancing your E-learning Courses

3 Types of Videos for Enhancing your E-learning Courses

Do you know how to deliver training through videos? Are you thinking about cost effective solutions to develop videos? Come with me. I have a solution for you.

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Standardization for E-learning Curricula – An Infographic

An eLearning curriculum is a set of online training modules that are related to each other. Nowadays organizations prefer to develop eLearning curricula instead of individual online courses. So, how can you make sure that you create curricula of the highest quality? Well, here is a list of standards to help.

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Customize Fill in the Blank Type of Assessment in Articulate Storyline

Customize Fill in the Blank Type of Assessment in Articulate Storyline

Interactivities provide an opportunity  to recall the things, we  learnt in an interesting way. Drag and Drop, Drop Down, Multiple Choices, Fill in the Blanks etc. are some of the interactivities used for the purpose . Let’s discuss a few things about Fill in the Blanks in particular .

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Tips to Make Online Training Interesting

Tips to Make Online Training Interesting

Online training or eLearning offers numerous advantages to learners and trainees – the biggest advantage being the ability to take training anytime and anywhere. Whether the trainees are confined to one place or scattered all over the world, they can still access the same course material and at the time and place convenient to them.

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5 Instructional Design Mistakes That Can Make Your Course Ineffective

5 Instructional Design Mistakes That Can Make Your Course Ineffective

Proper designing of an eLearning course ensures its success. So, it is very important to design an error-free eLearning course. Sometimes, Instructional Designers tend to do some designing mistakes either due to lack of knowledge/experience or in haste. Here are five such mistakes that can be avoided to develop an effective eLearning course.

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6 Things a Project Manager Should Be Doing Daily

6 Things a Project Manager Should Be Doing Daily

Project-plan, scope, budget, charter, expectations, requirements, risks, procurement and so on.

Are you wondering what these words are? Well, these are the common words that find place in a project manager’s dictionary.

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How to Build Instructionally Rich Online Training Programs?

How to Build Instructionally Rich Online Training Programs?

Designing an appealing and momentous online course takes lot of hard work that includes good content comprehension. It involves efforts by different teams such as subject matter experts, instructional designers, visual designers, production, integration and technology specialists to name a few.

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The Top 5 E-learning Infographics of 2014

The Top 5 E-learning Infographics of 2014

Hi everybody., We have been creating a lot of Infographics on various topics, since the beginning of this year. These infographics provide a quick idea and an overview of the topic and are quite popular with professionals as they don’t have time to read long blogs. As we move into the second half of the year, I would like to provide you with the best Infographics that were so far uploaded in 2014, so that you have key information nicely packaged together for quick access.

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Tips on Controlling Scope in E-learning Project Management

Tips on Controlling Scope in E-learning Project Management

The harder part of eLearning project management is evaluating the impact of changes and waiting for the nod of your customer. Time is an important factor in project execution and delays may render your estimates irrelevant.

While managing your scope, keep an eye on time which is the main function for project cost and performance.

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Content Comprehension – The Key Step of Instructional Design

Content Comprehension - The Key Step of Instructional Design

Reading is an important activity of our lives. We read magazines, articles, new papers, etc. So how is reading different from content comprehension?

Reading refers to decoding symbols to derive their meaning, whereas content comprehension is a process of thinking and constructing meaning by interacting with the content.

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5 Elements of Effective E-learning Design – An Infographic

It is common knowledge that efficient instructional design is the crux of an effective eLearning course. Good instructional designers convey the subject matter in a lucid manner. So, what does it take to create an excellent design for your eLearning course? Well, you can develop a first-rate instructional design strategy by focusing on 5 important aspects.

Let us see what they are and how they help create highly engaging digital courses.

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