How to Make eLearning Stick

make elearning stick

You want your trainees to remember what your training course taught them, right? That’s kind of the main objective for any eLearning course—to get participants to retain information and then use what they’ve learned in their roles at work. But research tells us that people generally forget about 50% of what they learn after one…

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How to Storyboard eLearning Courses

Think of a storyboard for an eLearning course like a comic strip: Each frame tells a part of a larger story and moves the course along. Without a storyboard, your course can be all over the place. It would look a little something like this: Lesson 1! Irrelevant interactive game! Lesson 5! Pop quiz! Matching…

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Overcoming a Learner’s Limited Training “Seat Time”

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One of the common obstacles Instructional Designers of today face is that “seat time” in training has been slashed—so learners have to complete courses at a highly efficient pace. More than ever, leadership wants employees to get training done (and fast) so they can get right to work. Reasons for Limited Seat Time in Training…

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Designing eLearning for Online Reading Habits

Designing eLearning for Online Reading Habits

We should start off this post about eLearning text by saying that we generally prefer courses that are visual and interactive versus large walls of text. That said, there are certain cases where you just can’t get around presenting information to learners in a text format. For this reason, research into how people read online…

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Adult Learning Theory in eLearning

adult learning theory

Malcolm Knowles released his book The Modern Practice of Adult Education in 1970—but the lessons we can learn from there are still as relevant as ever. In this post, we’ll look at how we can leverage adult learning theory to create eLearning courses that are designed specifically for the mind of an adult trainee. Andragogy…

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Memory and eLearning

memory and eLearning

You want to build a fantastic eLearning course that helps your learners become well-trained employees, right? Right. In order to do that, you need to be sure the material you’re teaching is memorable. Literally—it needs to be committed to a learner’s memory. So how can you create courses that your learners remember? Let’s look at…

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Does Your Compliance Training Suck?

If your compliance training course produces a collective sigh–don’t worry, most do. These “check the box” type trainings really struggle to hold the learners’ attention. So today, we’re here to help you figure out how to make it suck less, or maybe even become awesome. What do you know about it? When we were tasked…

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