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E-learning Development – Adding Click and Learn Interactions Engages the Learners

E-learning Development - Adding Click and Learn Interactions Engages the Learners

E-learning is totally different from the class room training and adding interactivites to it motivates the learners and engages them. It also helps the learners to participate actively in the course.

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5 Factors to Consider While Converting your E-learning Courses to M-learning

5 Factors to Consider While  Converting your E-learning Courses to M-learning

These days, the usage of mobile devices increased considerably in all aspects of our lives. Keeping this in mind, many organizations want to train their employees through smart phones or tablets. The learning delivered through smart phones and tablets is known as mLearning. Through mLearning, learners can easily access the content at at any place, and there is no need of a formal training setup. You can convert your existing eLearning courses to mLearning. In this blog, I would like to discuss the factors to be considered, while converting your eLearning courses to mLearning.

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Essential Elements of Your E-learning Course GUI

Essential Elements of Your E-learning Course GUI

The purpose of Graphical User Interface (GUI) design in eLearning course is to enable learners’ to navigate intuitively through the course and tell them where they are in the course, how many slides they have completed, how many more they need to complete, and so on.

One of the adult learning principle states that adult learners’ don’t like to be directed, and they like to explore and learn themselves. Thus an intuitive GUI is need of an hour.

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Developing Curriculum Courses in E-learning

Developing Curriculum Courses in E-learning

Do you have a huge bank of courses to be developed and rolled-out to your employees? Unsure of how to approach the daunting task? The best solution is to develop a complete curriculum rather than individual courses.

An eLearning curriculum can consist of several individual, interrelated modules, which are to be completed by the learners in sequence or as a cumulative whole. This approach offers many advantages to both the organization and your employees.

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Benefits of Adding Game-Based Interactivities in E-learning – An Infographic

Do you wish to develop a highly effective online course that hooks your learners? Are you looking for ways to create wonderful learning experiences? Well, you can develop excellent digital courses by including game-based interactivities. Let us now see the benefits of adding these interactivities in your eLearning courses.

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Online Training Methods for Educating Customers

Online Training Methods for Educating Customers

In general, most organizations educate their customers through on-site training and seminars. But there are some disadvantages in using these media, which are shown below.

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How to Embed Multiple Audio Files in Articulate Presenter 13?

How to Embed Multiple Audio Files in Articulate Presenter 13?

Articulate Presenter 13 is an excellent tool to convert your PowerPoint presentations into eLearning courses. It has many features to create engaging eLearning courses.

Here, I would like to share how to embed multiple audio files in Presenter.

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Advantages of Using HTML5 for E-learning Courses as Compared to Flash

Advantages of Using HTML5 for E-learning Courses as Compared to Flash

Advancements in technology and changing learning trends have always been contributing to take the eLearning industry to the next level. One such trend that we see today is the use of HTML5 for the development of eLearning courses development. Here, I would like to share some advantages of HTML5.

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5 Tips for E-learning Project Management – An Infographic

“No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra.” — H.E. Luccock

Effective coordination between all the stakeholders is THE fundamental aspect of efficient project management. You can deliver a quality product to your client within the stipulated budget and the time-frame, only when all the people involved in the project work as one unit. So, how can you make sure that you manage your projects well? Here are 5 proven tips to help.

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4 Tips to Make E-learning Text Translations Easy

4 Tips to Make E-Learning Text Translations Easy

Have you ever faced a problem, while translating your eLearning courses? Recently, I came across this problem, when my course was supposed to be translated into 8 languages. During the process of translation of the course, I realized there is a lot of rework required as the content was rich in graphics and visuals. But there are things, which you can decide in the early stages of the development of eLearning courses that can save time and money.

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5 Easy Steps for Content Chunking in E-learning

5 Easy Steps for Content Chunking in E-learning

Being an Instructional Designer, one of my key skills is effective content chunking. In this blog, I will explain what content chunking is, why it is done, and will share some easy steps for content chunking.

What is content chunking?

Content chunking is a method of presenting information by splitting it into small pieces or “chunks”. A chunk of information is one that is self-contained and can be understood without further explanation. (Source: Chunking)

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5 Pieces of E-learning Content Your Sales Team Will Love!

5 Pieces of E-learning Content Your Sales Team Will Love!

Product Training and marketing collateral are a must for your sales team to learn about products and markets and to perform well. Don’t you agree?

That is the reason; all major product companies develop a lot of eLearning on product training. For example, Lenovo, the world’s leading PC manufacturer trains their sales team on their ever growing products through eLearning. Mettler Toledo, a leading precious equipment company, trains their sales and service staff through extensive eLearning.

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How can you Track Learners’ Responses to Assessments in LMS?

How can you Track Learners’ Responses to Assessments in LMS?

A Learning Management System is used to track learners’ training progress. This tracked information is very useful to evaluate the training as well as the learners’ performance. This does not mean that LMS tracks everything what you need. Assessment information will be tracked based on the type of training content. For example, if there is a document added to the training activities, then the LMS can track whether the learner has opened the document or not, but it cannot track whether he has all pages.

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Tips for Developing a Winning E-learning Strategy – An Infographic

Do you intend to use eLearning for training your workforce in an efficient and cost-effective manner? How can you make the best of use of the online training medium? Well, it is essential that you formulate an effective eLearning strategy to ensure that your digital training initiative is a grand success. Here is an info-graphic to help.

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3 Compelling Reasons Why You Need Customized E-learning Courses

3 Compelling Reasons Why You Need Customized E-learning Courses

At times, ready-made courses may only meet certain aspects of your training needs. Off the shelf courses may be easily accessible, but in the long run may be of little help to your employees’ learning needs. Customized eLearning, on the other hand, serves every tiny detail that you need to incorporate in your training. However, before you jump into the wagon, there are certain factors you need to consider.

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Teaching and Testing – A Balanced Approach for Instructional Design

Teaching and Testing - A Balanced Approach for Instructional Design

Have you heard of the phrase – We want an interactive eLearning course?’ Yes, and it’s from the SMEs /customers/ stakeholders, whose main requirement is that the eLearning courses should be interactive.

Interactivity is the most common word used in eLearning. A simple way to define the term ‘interactivity’ is ‘learning by doing’ (Lewin 1951, Brookfield 1986). Interactivities result in learners’ engagement with the course content. A point to note is that these interactivities should be rightly spread over the course. To address this need, I will share an approach and a tool to check interactions in the storyboard.

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E-learning Outsourcing – Free E-book

E-learning Outsourcing – Free eBook

Outsourcing or offshoring, as it was known initially, implied an act of getting an item developed from an outside supplier instead of using internal resources – the rationale being reliability and cost-effectiveness.

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5 Proven Instructional Strategies to Gain Learners’ Attention – An Infographic

How can you create a highly effective e-learning course that is highly engaging? What does it take to develop an eLearning course that results in learner delight? Here are 5 effective instructional strategies that go a long way in creating excellent eLearning courses.

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5 Ways to Make Your E-learning Course Outstanding

5 Ways to Make Your E-learning Course Outstanding

According to the neuroscientist, Dr. John Medina “all human beings are excellent at remembering pictures”. It means we all retain and learn more when we SEE, rather than when we HEAR or READ. Quite a simple psychology, isn’t it? No wonder when, as children, we learnt the alphabets – they all had a picture to associate each alphabet! Can we think of ways we could make eLearning courses as outstanding as the visually rich books of pre-schoolers?

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Tips to Develop E-learning Courses Using Adobe Flash – An Infographic

Adobe Flash is wonderful software that is used to create highly interactive courses. It allows developers to incorporate highly complex animations, complex interactivities such as drag and drop, simulations, role plays and so on.

Let us now look at some very useful tips that go a long way in using this tool effectively.

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5 Questions Every Organization Should Ask itself Before Outsourcing E-learning

5 Questions Every Organization Should Ask  itself Before Outsourcing E-learning

Whether you are looking for taking eLearning strategy off the ground in your organization or you are looking for new ways to improve your current eLearning infrastructure, partnering with an eLearning vendor can give many advantages.

The good news is that there is no shortage of good eLearning companies. In India itself, there are more than 800 eLearning companies. So how do you select the right fit for your organization?

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Where to Use Videos in E-learning?

Where to Use Videos in E-learning?

A video based training provides much needed visual relief to learners. They also stimulate them and motivate them to focus on the content better. In my previous post, I shared some tips on How to use videos in eLearning?

In this post, I’ll focus on where to use videos in eLearning and discuss its importance in employee training.

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How to Import External Storyline Files Into The Articulate Storyline?

How To Import External Storyline Files Into The Articulate Storyline?

Last year, we developed several large curricula. On an average, each curriculum consisted of 15 modules, and each module consisted of 40 slides. In order to reduce development times and enhance efficiency, we “distributed” the work of developing each module among our developers, who use Articulate Storyline.

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7 Online Training Tools – An Infographic

It is common knowledge that organizations need to convey information about their products to prospective buyers in order to convert them into customers. So, how can companies educate potential customers efficiently in a cost effective manner? Well, you can use the online medium to create awareness about your products and generate the right leads for your organization.

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6 Tips to Make a Great E-learning course

6 Tips to Make a Great E-learning course

How do you make a great e-Learning course? Great E-learning motivates learners and provides a great learning experience to employees. Good eLearning means writing good content. Here, I would like to share some tips that ensure you eLearning content is good and engaging.

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6 E-learning Design Elements – An Infographic

Here’s the recipe for making a perfect, effective, and engaging course. This info-graphic talks about the six design elements to make a good online course.

Having clear learning outcomes for the course helps learners appreciate the actual requirement of the given online course and helps them apply the same skills and/or knowledge at their respective workplaces.

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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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