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Converting ILT to E-Learning

As eLearning gains popularity, many companies begin converting their already existing content into an eLearning format. While converting an existing training program is much easier than creating a new one from scratch, in order for the eLearning course to be a successful one, it is...

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Future of eLearning

The interest in E-Learning is clearly growing. Many organizations are replacing their classroom training with e-Learning and even colleges and universities beginning to offer an online version of most courses. There is some question as to whether E-learning will ever replace traditional classroom training. Undoubtedly,...

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Should Instructional Designers lock navigation?

When instructional designers are tasked with developing an e-Learning course, one of the dilemmas that they face has to do with navigation. While most e-Learning professionals believe that successful e-Learning courses should not be linear and therefore, navigation should not be locked, they still continuously...

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ELearning and HTML

Today, I want to talk about HTML5 and what it means for the eLearning developers. HTML5 is the latest standard for HTML. It is the combination of HTML, CSS3, and JavaScript. HTML5 was designed to deliver rich content without the need for downloading additional plugins...

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To MOOC or not to MOOC?

In recent years, Massive Open Online Courses, also known as MOOC, have become popular. Let’s take a closer look at the MOOC education. First and foremost, MOOCs offer people an opportunity to take quality courses, further their education, and achieve goals without having to pay...

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Scripting Your ELearning Courses

In this post, I want to talk about scriptwriting. Scripts are written to be heard, not read. Therefore, the writing style should be conversational. To add a conversational tone to the script, consider using contractions (e.g., isn’t instead of is not) and pronouns to make...

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Storyboarding ELearning Courses

Storyboards are visual organizers that illustrate and communicate ideas to other professionals on the team. ELearning professionals use storyboarding as an aid to develop instructionally sound courses and learning materials. Instructional designers often use multiple storyboards and choose the appropriate one based on their need....

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ELearning Gamification

ELearning gamification is the use of various game mechanics and gaming elements in a non-game context. When used in the workforce, gamification provides a quicker success rate than traditional training methods. Its elements include simple but effective specs like earning points, badges and a leaderboard...

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270 Free eLearning tools

There are many tools on the market that instructional designers can use to create their eLearning courses. While these tools make it possible to develop highly effective and interactive materials, they are very expensive especially for designers on a shoestring budget. Luckily, there are alternatives...

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Books in Your ELearning Library

ELearning professionals constantly look for ways to increase their knowledge about instructional design  and  eLearning topics. Below are some resources that, I think, should be added to the library of any learning and performance professional. ELearning and the Science of Instruction. Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia...

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