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How to Create Quality eLearning Quizzes

Posted by Steve Flanagan on 9/19/16 8:00 AM

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When designing elearning training sessions, instructional designers may spend a lot of time, energy, and resources on how the content will look on the web page. Learners respond well to a graphically pleasing elearning module but it’s also important to pay attention to the actual content of an elearning quiz! Remember that “need to know” content presented in an interesting and well-thought out elearning quiz, along with meaningful feedback, will help make your elearning even more successful.

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Topics: adult learning principles, evaluation, tips-for-trainers, e-learning

10 Ways to Eliminate Frustration with eLearning Technology

Posted by Steve Flanagan on 8/22/16 8:00 AM

 

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One of the biggest complaints learners have with elearning is dealing with the idiosyncrasies of the technology. Learners become frustrated when they discover they don’t have the required software or hardware or have questions they can’t get answered. They may get discouraged and not complete the course. 

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Topics: e-learning

5 Key Roles in an e-Learning Project

Posted by Steve Flanagan on 7/4/16 8:00 AM

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The training needs analysis has been done; there is a definite need for training. The project sponsor has decided on an e-learning solution; we need to assemble a project team. There are several roles that need to be filled; one person may even fill multiple roles.

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Topics: e-learning, instructional design

3 Resources for e-Learning

Posted by Langevin Team on 10/24/13 4:00 AM

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There is so much information about e-learning products and software, but where can you go to get it? I have three sources that will give you the perspective you need to be well informed about your e-learning options.

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Topics: tips-for-trainers, e-learning

How to Select an e-Learning Authoring Tool

Posted by Langevin Team on 9/16/13 4:00 AM

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Do you already have an e-learning authoring tool? If not, then you've come to the right place. With a rapidly expanding market for this course creation software, the choices are more overwhelming than ever. While each product offers something a little different, there are some features and functions that you’ll want on your "Must Have" list.

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Topics: tips-for-trainers, e-learning

3 Key Areas for Successful WBT

Posted by Steve Flanagan on 2/25/13 3:00 AM

I recently had the opportunity to review a web-based training module designed by an experienced designer of instructor-led training. This was her first attempt using an e-Learning authoring tool and applying her instructional design skills to e-Learning.

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Topics: e-learning, instructional design

10 Instructional Design Tips for Simplifying Online Learning

Posted by Langevin Team on 1/28/13 3:00 AM

Web-Based Training Instructional DesignThe CEO of Comcast states it so well: “With an overwhelming amount of content choices, we need to make them personalized, make them easy to interact with, make them simple, make them fun, and make them beautiful and easy.” So, why are we constantly being romanced by all the bells and whistles of technology when, as designers, we know this does not always lead to learning?

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Topics: instructional techniques, e-learning, instructional design

How to Design Effective Tests for e-Learning

Posted by Alan Magnan on 1/24/13 3:00 AM

elearningTraining people through a computer presents a unique set of challenges. Some skills are much harder to teach in an electronic venue. A few examples are sales, negotiation, and customer service. The challenge comes from the following fact: Tests in training should realistically mimic the work people are being trained to perform. Sitting at a computer, with no other human present, makes that realism practically unattainable in e-learning when learning interpersonal skills.

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Topics: instructional techniques, tips-for-trainers, e-learning

4 Steps for Converting Instructor-Led Training to e-Learning

Posted by Steve Flanagan on 12/20/12 4:00 AM

elearningMost organizations today are looking for ways to be more efficient with their training budgets. In particular, they are trying to reduce the costs associated with instructor-led training. One way to reduce travel costs, time away from the job, and time spent in training is to convert instructor-led courses (ILT) to web-based/e-learning courses. The cost-savings can be very tempting; however, for this conversion to be successful a number of things need to be done. A client recently said to me, “We just converted a bad ILT course to an online course, and do you know what we got? A bad online course!”

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Topics: instructor-led training, e-learning, instructional design

3 Ways to Incorporate Informal Learning in Your Organization

Posted by Langevin Team on 11/8/12 3:00 AM

Informal LearningYou may have heard the following statistic: people learn 70 to 80% of what they need to know to perform their jobs through informal means. While traditional classroom courses and e-learning programs aren’t likely to fade away, it is time to focus some of our efforts on that 70 to 80%.

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Topics: instructor-led training, e-learning, learners

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