How do I develop my content development team?
Please let me start by saying one thing: I’ve got the best team of eLearning professionals with whom I have ever worked. They’re collaborative, they work extremely hard, have a passion for their position and the business, and they make coming to work an absolute joy every day. I just have one question: How did it ever get this way? It’s quite funny. They are different in just about every way. Novice, intermediate, experienced. Different backgrounds, different interests, different goals. Some creative, some in-the-box thinkers. I sometimes wonder how they even get along. They all seem to be open to criticism, sometimes harsh criticism, from each other. Is this typical, or is this unique? Or did I just get lucky?
And when I really think of it, maybe there are a few strategic ideas that I can pass on to my colleagues:Read More
Question: Why quiz with eLearning?
Answer: Because quizzes give measurable results. Teaching is only half the battle – we need to see if our learners are learning, right?
So quizzing is a standard component of any eLearning module and thanks to a tool like Articulate Storyline 2, we have even more options in the way we quiz.Read More
Well, technically the title should read “The A, B… Gs of the eLearning Content Development Phase”. The acronyms, of course, standing for “Alpha”, “Beta” and “Gold”.
Regardless of the names, I wanted to talk about what each of these stages of eLearning content development involves. And believe me; in my experience as project manager, designer and developer, I’ve seen the full array: Alpha, Beta, Beta2, Pre-Gold, Gold, Gold2… Is it possible to stop this madness?!Read More
In 1977, Albert Bandura developed the Social Learning Theory originally to explain socialization and the overall development of the self. Where it has become the stuff of Instructional Design is that Bandura's social learning theory proposes that people can learn new information and behaviors by watching other people and not just through rote memorization, forced conditioning or reward/punishment.Read More
Remember the old joke about goldfish memory? Not too long ago, it was thought that a goldfish had a 3-second long-term memory (This has since been disputed). The joke centers around a conversation that occurs as two goldfish are swimming around their bowl:Read More