When deciding between an eLearning course and a job aid, industries need to know that job aids direct performance as the need-to-know arises. On the other hand, eLearning courses build performance capacity prior to the need-to-know.
If your learners use the information infrequently, but find it harder to recall because the information is complex, create a job aid. In this article, we will demonstrate the significance of a job aid in the training industry.
Here is a not-so-surprising dilemma for you to ponder on:
What would you choose:
A lavish freebie-filled day off at an event held at a glamorous venue accompanied by an overnight stay in a swanky hotel?
Or, taking time away from your usual work to take an eLearning course at your desk instead?
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.
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.