Images have amazing convincing powers. But the wrong image can totally offset an otherwise smooth-running eLearning course. How can you be sure if your images have been well-received? In this article, we bring forward some useful tips to select the apt image for your eLearning programs. Continue reading
So you think you are an expert with sufficient eLearning development skills? We hate to burst your glory bubble, but you may still be lacking a few more skills to beat the eLearning market of 2016. Learning Interface Design (LID) is a new wave that has captured the imagination of experts like you. Specialist eLearning designers are now scrambling to catch up with the investor craze that are educational technologies, and LID is the method to fullfil the complex online user experience demands in multiple sectors – higher education and the corporate environment. In this article, we’ll discuss what LID entails and what it means to be an eLearning developer. Continue reading
If you’re an avid content creator, be it for training courses development or not, you must have heard about “content curation” several times by now. But how easy is it to create content from scratch? If anything, you always need some form of inspiration from other sources. And if you do look for it, one thing is for sure: simply copying, pasting and then re-writing content will exhaust both you and your learner. So what is the answer then? But of course, providing your content in curated chunks! Continue reading
The Knirk and Gustafson model is ideally suited for eLearning projects with a smaller scope, such as individual online training activities and modules. In this article, we’ll highlight each of the steps involved in this Instructional Design process and share 5 tips on how to apply the Knirk and Gustafson model in your online training course design. Continue reading
Case studies in education are an age old teaching strategy. They provide meaningful, content-related experiences through which learners can discover and imagine abstract principles in real world settings. In this article, we talk about effective approaches to using case studies in eLearning environments. Continue reading
Videos are perhaps the most sought after multimedia format in the eLearning world. Without videos, we feel we are missing real action! They’re a great way to demonstrate the need for the course and the practical emphasis of the course in the learners’ lives.
Again, the best video recording and editing equipment does not guarantee quality videos. Let’s find out how you can create better videos. Continue reading
Assessment, design, and implementation are the cornerstones of the Hannafin-Peck Μodel. It is the ideal approach for a subject matter that is more complicated, thanks to the fact that it tackles each stage of the eLearning development process separately.
In this article, I’ll delve into the basics of the Hannafin-Peck Model, so that you can decide if it’s the ideal strategy for your next eLearning course.
The term “flow” was introduced by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, a Hungarian psychologist. It refers to the state when one is so focused and concentrated on a particular activity, that they may lose track of time. Flow is widely used in a variety of therapeutic fields, but it can also be a powerful tool in eLearning.
When your online learners are in “psychological flow”, their minds are open and ready to explore the subject matter. In this article, we’ll share 6 tips on how you can integrate a psychological flow into your eLearning experiences.
What are “strong questions”? Strong questions are the test questions that provoke recall and active synthesis of learning objectives. Not all eLearning developers are good writers though.
Writing strong questions to test learners’ capability is both a skill and a talent! Rest assured, with regular practice using these 8 elements, writing strong questions will soon be your talent!
As with any eLearning program, the final exam or the summative assessment is an expected end. Before learners even register for a course, they are keenly interested in the nature of the final exam.
Would it be an online LIVE assessment? Would it be a video submission, or would it be a project? While there are several options available for you to utilize in your course, there are some best practices developed to select the right final assessment format for your course. In this article, we share with you 3 strategies to develop original work activities towards the final assessment.