You’ve acquired a Learning Management System. You’ve been sold a “Just In Time” eLearning tool that, apparently, anyone can use.
You have a laptop full of tired old PowerPoint presentations that are churned out every time there’s a need for another induction course, fire safety training or anything else that’s boring, but mandatory.
No matter how experienced an Instructional and/or eLearning Designer you are, there will always be room for improvement. An eLearning course is still raw material until you fill that room.
How do you do that? Simply by asking the best people: the learners who have taken your course.
In this post, we will look at the 5 parameters you will need to take into consideration when you set up a post-course evaluation.
Scenario-based eLearning is quickly becoming the main focus of eLearning design. This is owing to the fact that eLearning programs are required to emulate the real-world/job context of the learner.
You depict the real world by adding scenarios to your eLearning courses. Here are 5 effective ways to ensure your scenarios are convincing and yield authentic responses from your learners.
An eLearning course design and development is a major project that needs to be handled using the formal protocols of a project management life cycle.
Here’s a good place to start if you are still in the “head scratching” phase of your new project. In this article we describe a no-nonsense list of 18 essential steps to deliver a successful eLearning project. Feel free to print and paste over your work area for quick reference.
The ultimate goal of learning and professional development is to instill the habit of being a “life-long learner” or continuous learning. Do we mean that you need to have your nose in a book or your fingers on a screen 24/7? Not at all!
Do you like microbes? If not, don’t worry because micro-learning has nothing to do with them, and is perfectly safe for your health.
Micro-learning (from the Greek word “micro” meaning small) is all about getting your eLearning in small doses, as tiny bursts of training material that you can comprehend in a short time (contrast with the hefty tomes you had to read at school to study a subject or the typical content-heavy eLearning class — which would be classified as “macro” learning).
Here are some questions to help determine if your organization is ready for a Learning Management System (LMS). Are you ready for eLearning? Answer the questions below and build your business case!
In this series of posts we stroke our elaborate moustaches, straighten up our turbans, and look into our crystal balls to determine the future of eLearning in 10 years time.
In our last future-telling session we discussed how mobile learning, MOOCs and gamification are only going to get bigger in the coming years.
In this post we’ll be examining a few more eLearning trends that will play an important role, namely Instructor-Led Training (ILT) and social learning. We’re also going to tell you what’s probably going to happen with virtual reality technologies and wearables.
Managers are crucial drivers for learning success within an organization.
Ever heard of the expression “learning organizations”? Well, managers are behind such organizations. Constant learning leads to innovation.
Organizations complain about the lack of the right human resources and training tools. Why? They do not see the expected results in performance. We hear too many companies complain of a gap between training and performance. They seem to have the required talent, the relevant knowledge, the needed tools and even the desired experience, yet they are unable to reach the company goals.
Extant research blames these failures on one element alone: lack of knowledge management. In this article, we present thirteen ways in which you can use your learning management system to manage your organization’s knowledge.