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E-Learning Resources & Examples for Success

We all like to see good e-learning examples. That's one reason I really enjoy the e-learning challenges. They're little nuggets of creativity. They're usually not full-fledged courses, but they often have some interesting elements. In a recent challenge on course starter templates for leadership training, community member, Andrzej Jabłoński, shared a really nice example. Check it out below. e-learning example leadership template Click here to view the demo. Here's what stood out:

  • The visual design is fun and clean. I think often our e-learning
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interactive scenarios for e-learning Here's some content that spans the past decade or so of rapid e-learning. Originally, the interactive scenario started as a PowerPoint file that was published with Articulate Studio to demonstrate how to create simple branched scenarios in PowerPoint. Interactive Scenario: PowerPoint interactive scenario in PowerPoint Click to view the interactive scenario create with PowerPoint Since PowerPoint is linear and doesn't offer tracking logic, it requires a lot of slides to create the illusion of movement and branching complexity. The slide number ...

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create animated gif Animated .gifs are great for e-learning. Often, I like to use them instead of videos for e-learning interactions, especially process interactions that go through a sequence of steps. Here are a few previous posts on animated .gifs with some free resources:

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free subject matter expert handout Recently, we explored how to manage the working relationship with subject matter experts. One of the key components is curating all of the existing resources. Here's a free handout to help guide the conversation with subject matter experts and clients so that you get all of the resources you need to build the best courses possible.

What you need to curate is part of three core groups: existing training content, additional resources, and media assets.   Subject Matter Expert ...

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Three R's of subject matter experts Subject matter experts often play a key role in the development of your e-learning courses. We've covered this quite a bit in previous posts and in a free e-book available to you through the e-learning community. You can find the links below. A couple of weeks ago I did a workshop where we discussed working with subject matter experts and my computer crashed. Since I had to do the presentation again, I wanted to simplify the key points just in case I didn't have the ...

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PowerPoint tip graphics Here's a PowerPoint tip: build your e-learning course graphics in PowerPoint. PowerPoint is great for simple graphic design projects. In fact, I use it quite a bit for this blog and some of the graphics I need in my e-learning demos. In a previous post, I shared visual design tips for graphics I built in Rise 360 for an e-learning scenario. All of those graphics were built in PowerPoint. PowerPoint for graphic design example 5 In this example, the images all need ...

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visual design for e-learning tips The other day I made some images for a course menu page in Rise 360. I spent some time playing around with different ideas. When I reviewed my final image, I realized that there were several iterations. Today I'll share some of the different ideas I considered and why I made changes. Visual Design: The Set Up I'll start by stating that most of this is subjective, so there's not a right or wrong. With this particular menu, I needed an image that had a 10:3 aspect ratio. In this ...

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e-learning tips Even before I started working at Articulate, I made it a goal to answer five questions each week in the e-learning community. It's a great way to connect with others, especially beginners, and offer some help as they're learning. However, for me, it's a great way to stay on top of the tools as it forces me to think through the software in different contexts. It enables me to play around with different ideas and production techniques. Here are three recent tutorials that I created to answer some questions in ...

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Building e-learning courses is usually a matter of pulling together the appropriate content, visuals, and some level of interactivity. Most courses I see are linear with some simple interactions like tabs and labeled graphics. However, there's a way to make e-learning content and the learning experience more dynamic when using variables. Variables help create custom user experiences such as personalized visuals, conditional navigation, and adaptive learning paths. The challenge for many e-learning developers (who aren't experienced programmers) is learning more about variables and how to use them. Today's post is a recap of ...

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get started e-learning Between the blog posts, community interactions, workshops, and webinars one of the most frequently asked questions is how to get started with e-learning or become a better e-learning developer. I've written about this in several previous posts that cover how to build your skills, create your personal brand, and maintain a portfolio. You can find previous posts and a really cool interaction below. How to Build Your Skills Here's a list of some of the posts on personal development.

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free e-learning interaction I built a simple sorting interaction to show how to work with sliders and variables for a workshop. It's a fun and simple interaction so I cleaned out the data and made it so it can work as a template. It's yours to use as you wish. free e-learning interaction Click here to view the demo.

Tutorial: Interactive Sort Activity Here's a YouTube tutorial that walks through the template and explains how to customize it. A few things ...

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As mentioned previously, I like to take part in the community's e-learning challenges. They're great to practice ideas and learn more about using the e-learning software. In a recent e-learning challenge, we were asked to create a demo module and use the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year (which is Living Coral). This came at a good time, as I was pulling together some content for a workshop and wanted to show a few different ideas around color in a course's visual design. The examples below go from subtle to ...

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