eLearning content development can be a daunting prospect, particularly when it’s new or you’re new to it. Even now, after years in the industry, I still need to sit down and think hard about every new project brief. But there is an unofficial list of rules I use to keep me in line on every project I work, and I have turned them into my 10 Commandments of eLearning to share with you:
There is a wealth of knowledge and inspiration waiting for you on YouTube, all generously created and shared with you by strangers. And the sheer number of videos on YouTube speaks to a deeper truth. Video works. It is popular. People like it, and your learners will too, because you know what? - they're people, too.
Matthew Lloyd | 08/27/2013
I realize Ive not formally introduced myself here on the blog. So here goes; my name is Adriann Haney and I have the pleasure of working for Omniplex helping to build their US presence. I live in Buckingham County, Virginia, which is the middle of nowhere. However, if you were to look it up on a map, it would tell you Im about an hour west of Richmond, VA (the Capital of VA). Buckingham is a pretty area with rolling hills but it is for sure the country and suits my hobby of raising and riding horses.
Adriann Haney | 08/06/2013
Click here, click there, click almost anywhere, but are the interactive elements of the eLearning content on offer to your staff actually helping to deliver a truly engaging experience?
It's one of the fastest growth areas of development in the training business, but all too often, new, apparently "engaging" e-learning programmes start with a bang and end with a whimper.
So what's going wrong? For the savvy elearners of today theres little point in clicking, if todays interactive learning features fail to make the grade.
In e-learning, the purpose of completing a course is to learn to gain knowledge and understanding, or to master a new skill. Interactivity may be entertaining for the user, but its main objective is to create, enhance and support the learning of specific pre-defined goals. The user should not simply read or be told the learning points, but should actually participate in bringing them forward as they progress through the course.
Helen Smirthwaite | 07/10/2013
On January 31, 2013 we were honoured to host a joint event with Articulate. Held at Vinopolis on London's south bank, Articulate's Tom Kuhlmann, one of the worlds best known e-learning designers and currently number three in the World list of the top ten movers and shakers in corporate online learning, discussed the what, when and how of interactivity.
The event gave Tom Kuhlmann an opportunity to outline his personal philosophy with regard to building online learning materials. He began considering interactivity by posing three questions:
Adriann Haney | 02/11/2013