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E-Learning Resources & Examples for Success

no LMS Generally, delivering e-learning courses is a two-step process: 1) create the course in your favorite e-learning software and 2) host the course in a learning management system. There are many small organizations that don't use formal learning management systems; however they want simple tracking of the courses. I had someone ask how they could track people in their ...

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technical support & troubleshooting tips I'm really proud of the e-learning heroes community. It's active and filled with so many helpful people. I'm always amazed at how willing they are to answer questions and how quick they are to respond. It's a testament to the outstanding people in our industry who are eager to share and help (which is probably why they're in our industry in the first place). Many ...

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e-learning templates made simple E-learning templates are a great way to save time. This is especially true for those of us who work with repetitive content and courses. And it's even more true for those of us who aren't graphic designers since the e-learning templates provide nice looking visual design. However, working with templates can be a challenge. Sometimes they present too many choices (which can debilitate). Another challenge is that to modify templates often requires a ...

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Years ago I developed a hierarchy for course design. I used it to help manage my team and ...

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variables to save time Here’s a time saving tip when working with variables in your e-learning courses. This is helpful when testing your course as you work on it. Create Reference Variables During your production process when working with variables it’s always a good idea to create a reference to those variables. This is a text box that shows the current value of the variable. Thus when testing your course and making adjustments that change the value of the variable, you can see it ...

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how to preview responsive courses and mobile learning in your browser Here’s a simple way to test your published courses when building responsive mobile learning. While each browser is a bit different, most have some sort of emulation features. Preview Your Published Responsive Courses During your course production you can preview the course using one of the responsive preview options. This gives you a very good approximation of how the course will respond to different devices whether they're in portrait or landscape orientation. After you publish ...

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future of learning technologies Here's an excerpt from a recent presentation on the future of learning technology. I went to school to be a video producer. Right after I graduated, the video industry changed from analog to digital. At the time digital video technology was cutting-edge and super expensive. And I was stuck in a job with an organization that had no money, so I felt that everything was was passing me by and I'd never catch up. I see a lot of the same things in our industry today. So much is ...

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role of today's trainer The other day I was at Costco about to buy something. But before I made the purchase, I got online to do some research....right there in the store. I learned enough to make an informed decision. In fact, I was so "informed" that I was able to provide some assistance to another shopper. Despite all of that, I'm no expert on the product, but I am expert enough to meet my own needs. And this is the world our learners live in, as well. As they have a learning ...

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To quote the famous bumper sticker, "Learning Happens!" I use that quote all the time with the entry-level instructional designers I train. It's a reminder that people learn regardless of the training plans we put in place. And often they learn despite them. Learning is innate to being human. It's part of our nature and we're never in a mode where we're not learning something. It doesn't mean that we always learn the right things or make the right adjustments to what we learn, but we are in a continual process ...

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effective e-learning tips Here's part two of a recent presentation I did on letting learners drive. It presented foundational ideas on how to build engaging e-learning courses and then focused on tips that help make the courses more learner-centric. In part one, we looked at how to create engaging training. And in this part, we'll look at how to make it effective. Generally speaking, most training is info-centric where content plays the main role. Obviously, content is important. But when it comes to building a course, content in a meaningful context is ...

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engaging e-learning checklist Here's a presentation from a previous workshop on how to create interactive e-learning. For this workshop, I focused on how to create an engaging e-learning experience for the end-user. Here are a few core points from the presentation on how to create engaging e-learning courses. In part 2, we'll look at how to create effective e-learning courses. Engaging E-Learning Starts with Not Building a Course engaging e-learning future learners are bored That's probably not the right heading but it is the right position to take ...

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PowerPoint graphics In a recent post, I showed how I use PowerPoint to build the graphics for my Rise courses. I had a few questions on how to create the person sticking out of the circle image (apparently that is popular).  So today's post shows how to do this. It's pretty easy. How to Create a 3D Pop-Out Graphic in PowerPoint PowerPoint graphics Content Library

  • Insert a character and crop it until it is square.
  • Insert a circle.
  • The circle and image should be
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