Dr Carmen Simon, joint founder of Rexi Media is a cognitive scientist who applies the latest neuroscientific research findings to corporate presentation skills. A frequent keynote speaker at conferences in North America, Europe and Asia, Carmen holds doctorates in instructional technology and cognitive psychology, and was formerly in charge of eLearning Research and Development for AT&T.
She is currently researching what helps people to remember and is working on a forthcoming book, “Impossible to Ignore: A scientific approach to influencing other people’s memory and decisions”.
eLearning programs are seldom developed without videos. If you have ever experienced one without videos, you may have noticed how lifeless it is.
Videos add the “human” element to eLearning. The voice and the human footage create a sense of classroom environment that is so hard to create otherwise. In this article, we discuss some essential tips on creating eLearning videos.
The eLearning market has gotten increasingly larger with time, as businesses recognize its cost, time and efficiency benefits.
But while eLearning is estimated to bring in around $110 billion global revenues by 2015, market pundits agree that there’s still plenty of room for the industry to grow both horizontally and vertically, as certain countries and certain industries have been quite slow to adopt it.
The maritime industry is one such case.
Most instructional designers believe that their job ends with the launch of the eLearning program. While the content of your course determines its quality, the planning efforts needed to implement the course determine its delivery quality.
Don’t get us wrong, but delivery quality truly creates a learning community – the inevitable soul of the eLearning course. A great content is brought to life when it is communicated through different views of the learners.
Multiple choice quizzes – often the norm for eLearning course assessments, right?
Perhaps not in all cases, but I’m sure that most of you reading this will acknowledge that quizzes are a widely adopted strategy when it comes to eLearning course creation.
Now, on the surface it certainly makes sense to test your candidates’ knowledge of their new-found learning by directly quizzing them on the crucial themes and facts throughout.
With most economies quickly moving towards knowledge-resourced survival strategies, eLearning is the most sought-after knowledge management pedagogy. If you are one of those innovators, who favor lifelong learning and want to promote a business based on this value, then an eLearning Organization might be the answer for you.
Having accumulated a wealth of knowledge in an organization, managers are looking for ways to make it available to employees in a meaningful way. We see a plethora of eLearning organizations springing up to respond to these needs.
You may have a brilliant course that attracts many learners and eventually these learners score well. But, do their managers give you equivalent reviews? Are your learners applying their learning in the performance context?
This is the one and only tell-tale sign of an eLearning course that is devoid of critical thinking exercises.
Space is the second element in our definition of graphic design. It refers both to the placement of elements in relation to each other, and to the gaps between them, where there are, to all intents and purposes.
Empty space. It’s usually white in printed material, although it may well be coloured, or a muted background image on a screen.
Graphic design is a process of visual communication using elements such as type, space, images and colour. All of these are important in producing eLearning materials, so let’s look at them each in turn.
Content is obviously important, but a large part of the effectiveness of any learning material is the way it’s presented. When your learners are regularly exposed to hundreds of other exciting forms of graphic design in print, on screens and in the street, they won’t pay so much attention to materials that quite simply aren’t that good. But, what is “good”?
Where would we be without aviation? In far fewer places, and we’d get there much slower, that’s for sure. There would be no mass tourism industry, a much hampered global trade, and, one would imagine, no duty free shops.
Fortunately, the Wright brothers averted this dystopian future, and aviation is now a $800 billion industry (according to IATA figures).
It’s a challenging and complicated industry, with lots of specialties and supporting roles that have to work well together — from pilots, control towers and mechanics to boarding desks and airport management.