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E-Learning Resources & Examples for Success

build practice and prove-it learning experiences for e-learning Much of online training is content that's created with an e-learning authoring tool and positioned as e-learning courses. However, these courses aren't necessarily the best at getting people to learn. I know there are some in our industry who'll stand on their soap boxes and tell everyone how that's not real e-learning in the first place. They're free to do that, but they're wrong. It's real e-learning, it just may not be complete e-learning. It all depends on the course objectives. Content is Part of ...

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Extract text from images for e-learning Copying text from images comes in handy especially when updating old e-learning courses. Sometimes you may not have the source file and have to work for older published content. In those cases, do a screen grab of the course and then extract the text from the image. Then copy and paste the text into the application you use to build your e-learning courses. How to Copy Text from Images You may already have some applications that can extract the image. Here are a couple of common ones:

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is e-learning effective I'm putting together notes for an upcoming webinar on How to Develop a Successful Online Learning Strategy. I'm not one for industry hype and like to take a more pragmatic approach when offering tips because they tend to align with the reality of where organizations are compared to what they think they should be. I've been thinking about the promise of e-learning and everything you read in books and online and hear at conferences from thought leaders about what effective e-learning should be. E-Learning Thought Leader There's a disconnect between ...

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bring value to e-learning As a steward of an organization's e-learning resources, it's essential to make decisions that improve the bottom line. Aligning e-learning courses to the organization's performance goals is key to ensuring positive results. However, there are a number of other factors to consider when building out courses, such as cost and time savings. E-learning courses can reduce the cost incurred for facilitated classroom training, as well as increase accessibility for those who can't attend scheduled training. Additionally, a great e-learning program can provide a return-on-investment to justify its presence ...

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jumpstart e-learning course I get a lot of questions from organizations that are at the beginning of their e-learning journey and not quite sure how to get started. The following tips are three key considerations to get your program moving in the right direction. What Type of Course Are You Building? I like to keep things simple. Generally, there are two types of courses that get built: explainer and performance.

  • Explainer courses present key content critical to the learning experience. This can be content like user manuals, video tutorials, company policies, etc. These
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e-learning examples header One of the best ways to learn to build courses is to get inspiration from what others build. That's one of the reasons I like the weekly challenges. Everyone is presented with the same challenge, yet each challenge entry offers something unique. There's always something to glean: from interesting visual design to creative use of the application's features. When I get the chance, I like to highlight the work that people put out there. Today, we'll look at some of the examples from Samara Reyneke. Keep in mind ...

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successful e-learning courses It is important to manage the customer relationship while building courses, as customers may not always know what they want. Customers often default to building more training as a solution to issues, but course designers need to step in and provide the best solution. Here are a few tips on managing the relationship with your customer.

  • Is training the right solution for them? They want the person to go from point A to point B, but what are they doing now and why aren't they getting there? How is
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e-learning success at DemoFest A guest post by Elizabeth Pawlicki, Senior Customer Advocacy Manager, Articulate. Last week I was at Devlearn, one of my favorite events of the year. After no event in 2020 and a scaled-back Articulate presence in 2021, it was nice to be back and see some familiar faces and meet so many new people. What I enjoy the most about Devlearn is DemoFest, where people show off real e-learning projects. And they showed up in big ways, with examples ranging from health literacy to escape games to how ...

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e-learning job The organization's ultimate goal is not to build a course. Instead, the goal is to meet some sort of performance need. And in that sense, the e-learning course is a solution to meet an objective. And this is where e-learning often falls down. Effective training programs successfully meet learning objectives that aren't fuzzy and non-measurable. On top of that, e-learning is usually just part of the overall training program. So it's not the end-goal. I'm often asked about how to build better e-learning. From my perspective, many of the courses I see ...

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boring e-learning I'm a big fan of e-learning! I've been in the industry for almost 30 years and I think it's a great way to learn. I also think it's a great way to keep people engaged in their work. I recently had the chance to ask a group of people about their training experiences and I was surprised by how negative much of their feedback was. Don't get me wrong, I'm not surprised that there are problems with many training courses. I'm just surprised that so many people have such negative things ...

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interactive e-learning and learning experience design idea I was wasting time with this activity where you create the next iPhone. Playing with the site reminded me of a few core principles that are often neglected when building interactive e-learning; so here are a few brief thoughts. Traditional e-learning is basically boring. I know there are some good courses out there. But I've seen thousands of courses from large and small organizations and they're mostly bland and uninteresting. There are all sorts of reasons why, but the core problem is that these ...

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articulate user conference I'm really excited about the Articulate User Conference this year. It's on October 25, 2022 and co-located with Devlearn. The conference includes five tracks covering 25 topics. They're all designed to be practical sessions where you will walk away with solid tips & tricks to help build better courses. I'm also excited because there are a number of new speakers and people you'll recognize from the community. People who frequently share examples of what they build and offer help in the e-learning community. It'll be a great ...

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