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E-Learning Resources & Examples for Success

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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downside-e-learning content When I first learned to build e-learning courses, the general instruction for building e-learning content was to craft some learning objectives, organize and present the content, and then assess the learners using some sort of simple quiz. I think that's how a lot of people learned to build courses with many of them following a similar structure. Back in those days, the course authoring tools weren't easily available and building something overly sophisticated required a lot more resources. Thus, many courses were relatively simple in terms of the instructional design ...

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unlock course e-learning "Step away from the solution." I say this all the time when building courses. It helps me and my clients focus on the training program's core objective. The course we're building exists to help meet the performance objective; but the course itself is not the objective. This takes us back to what we discussed earlier: the problem of locking the course navigation. Usually the rationale is that all of the content needs to be viewed. Or, learners will skip past everything to get in and out of the course ...

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locked e-learning courses I often see community members asking how to lock down a course. In fact, it is one of the most common questions. The reason for this is that people want to make sure learners see everything in the course. This is especially important in compliance training, where the goal is to ensure that everyone takes the course and is exposed to all the material. Thus, many clients ask that all of the course is locked so that people can't "skip" any of the important information. If the goal ...

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Rise 360 virtual presentation in Zoom A guest post by Elizabeth Pawlicki, Senior Manager, Training Programs at Articulate. Like many of you, we have a ton of zoom meetings and often I’m tasked with presenting information or training sessions. My initial inclination was to build something in PowerPoint or Google slides, but I switched to Rise 360 and haven’t looked back. I find that even though Rise 360 is designed to be more of a traditional e-learning course authoring tool, it really does lend itself as a great presentation tool. Let me ...

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