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E-Learning Resources & Examples for Success

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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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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