10 Commandments of eLearning Content Development

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:

Helen Tyson | 11/26/2014

Posted in: elearning courses, Course creation, content development

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The top 5 reasons you should be using videos in your eLearning

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

Posted in: elearning courses, Course creation, content development, eLearning, e-learning, elearning content development, elearning development, Storyline

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Planning Your eLearning Development: Step 1 & 2

I realize I’ve 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 I’m 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

Posted in: elearning courses, Course creation, content development, eLearning, e-learning, elearning content development, elearning development

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Inactive or interactive - The secret to elearning content development

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 there’s little point in clicking, if today’s “interactive” learning features fail to make the grade.

Inactive or interactive

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

Posted in: elearning courses, Course creation, content development, eLearning, e-learning, elearning content development, elearning development

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Tom Kuhlmann: The "what, when and how of interactivity"

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 world’s 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

Posted in: Course creation, content development, Tom Kuhlmann, Authoring tools, Scenario Based Learning, Uncategorized, eLearning, Storyline, Articulate

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