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E-Learning Resources & Examples for Success

create free emojis Most e-learning courses have some sort of positive and negative feedback. And often we use symbols like a check or X mark to indicate good or bad. Why not use emojis? In a previous post, I explained when to use emojis for e-learning and three ways to insert them into your courses. free emojis Create Free Emojis Here's a site where you can create free custom emojis. The site is easy to use and you can create all sorts of fun emojis to provide ...

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convert Flash to HTML5 "Help, I need to update my course, but I don't have the source file. All I have is a link!" This is a common issue. Here's a solution that may work for you and it's generally easy to do. In a previous posts, we looked at how to copy text from old Flash courses and how to transcribe them using into new slides. How to Convert the Course to HTML5 The secret to all of this is screen capturing your old e-learning courses. You can do what I am going to show with a ...

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build e-learning skills I'm a big fan of the e-learning challenges posted each week in the e-learning community. Here's one on game show style templates and another on various drag-and-drop interactions. They offer good examples and creative ideas for building e-learning courses. Compliance training drives a lot of the demand for e-learning content. Unfortunately, most of it is linear, click-and-read content. Which means you don't get to try new things or develop your skills in new ways. The initial goal of the e-learning challenges was to get e-learning course designers to ...

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free images for interactive branched scenarios Here are some free images for interactive scenarios. They go with the other free images I shared earlier. I use them for practice files in our e-learning workshops where we learn to build interactive, branched scenarios. They're perfect for your scenario-based training and free to use. These images are focused on hallways and such and a bit more generic with the white walls. interactive branched scenario As you can see below, they're perfect for staging conversations and scenarios ...

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transcribe text PowerPoint HTML5 Flash I've been playing around with ideas to get old Flash course content into a new HTML5 course. There are tens of thousands of old Flash-based e-learning courses where people no longer have the source files. All they have are published versions of the course and need to convert to HTML5. Grabbing the media like images, video, and audio is usually not as challenging. But moving all of the text can be a hassle. In a previous post we discovered how to use screenshots and OCR to extract ...

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convert Flash to HTML5 Many of you have to convert old Flash courses to HTML5. All you have is the published course but not the original source files. It's easy enough to extract the media (like images and video) from the published output. But adding text from the old course isn't as easy because most Flash courses don't allow selecting text to copy and paste. And who wants to spend hours retyping the text? Here are a couple of simple ways to copy the text from old Flash e-learning courses that you can ...

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convert e-learning to PowerPoint The other day someone asked how to convert their Storyline course into a PowerPoint presentation. PowerPoint and Storyline look similar but they are two separate applications. You can import PowerPoint slides into Storyline, which makes it easy to convert some existing PowerPoint content into an interactive e-learning course. However, PowerPoint doesn't offer a way to import Storyline files. With that said, there are some ways to convert your Storyline course content into a format you can bring into PowerPoint. Setting Expectations for PowerPoint Conversion One of the reasons people ...

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Before committing resources to your course, it's important to understand what type of e-learning course you need to build. E-learning courses tend to be one of two types: information or performance

  • Information-based courses are more like explainer courses where the main objective is to share information or offer a linear explanation of the content. This is common for new initiatives where awareness is a key objective to the course. It's also typical of a lot of compliance training that are less focused on changing behavior and more on awareness of key
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Squoosh.app is a free service from Google that compresses large images. What I like is being able to compare the before and after versions of images. It's amazing to see how advanced the compression schemes are today. Some of the images I tested were compressed down over 90% and to the naked eye the degradation was negligible without zooming. free image compression As you can see above, the image size goes from 4.4 MB to just under 200 KB. That's amazing. And the image ...

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e-learning example During the recent Articulate User event at Devlearn, Sarah Hodge from SlideSugar shared a really cool example that she built in Storyline. She incorporated the 3D models from PowerPoint to create videos that she added to her e-learning course. Click here to view the e-learning example. It's a great example with some really neat ideas. She also included a quick tutorial to show how she built it. There's also a free download for practice. Here are a few key ...

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animated gif reasons to use for e-learning At a recent workshop we discussed the popularity of working animated gifs and how they can be used in e-learning courses. Here are three reasons you can use them in your courses. Animated Gifs for Novel Visual Design E-learning courses are still mostly visual. And one part of engaging you learners is to create visually rich experiences. This doesn't replace instructional design, but it does help make your course look more interesting and contributes to capture the person's attention. I love this example created by one of ...

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branched scenario tips Developing the content and flow of an interactive branched scenarios is one thing. Creating the visual structure is another. In today's post we'll look at some key considerations when building scenarios and come up with a simple storyboarding process to help think through the scenario design and layouts. Branched Scenarios: 3C Model Years ago, I introduced the 3C model to build interactive scenarios: challenge, choices, and consequences. It's a simple model to help think through the content requirements. It starts with challenging the learner's understanding through some sort of ...

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