7 Steps to a Perfect eLearning Project

Ever wondered what the anatomy of the eLearning development process actually looks like? Diving into the step by step process will help you better understand how long a project takes, what factors go into development, and what you’re really paying for when you ask for a course to be designed. No one likes to start…

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5 Blunders to Avoid While Storyboarding a Course

We’re big fans of storyboarding over here at ThinkingKap. But in our long-term relationship with them, we’ve certainly seen our fair share of what works—and what doesn’t. Why does it matter?  Because everyone needs a plan, right? Your learners need to get the most out of their eLearning within the time frame allotted, and your…

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How do I Increase Engagement in my eLearning Training?

If your organization has a required annual training session for employees, you are probably fairly familiar with the collective groan. The trouble with these repeat trainings is that when the course and its material doesn’t change each year, employees come to dread their eLearning courses. It’s like being forced to watch an educational program you’ve…

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10 Questions You Must Answer About Your eLearning Audience

Designing an eLearning course without knowing your target audience is like inviting everyone you know to come over for Thanksgiving dinner.  You might not have enough food; you might cook dishes that your guests can’t eat; and you might not have silverware to accommodate everyone. In the same way, designing an eLearning course without knowing…

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The Secret to Instructional Design: Tell me, Show Me, Let Me

Blended learning

When faced with a new set of material, an Instructional Designer has to ask the question, “How can I make this material interactive and engaging?” Why ask this question? Because research shows that interactive learning—that is, the learning focused around telling, showing, and letting the user get hands-on—is one of the most effective ways to…

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eLearning and Cognitive Load Theory

When building an eLearning course, it can be tempting to do a full-on information dump and completely overload your learners with too much information. After all, have you ever heard a SME admit that any related content wasn’t critically important? However, as you probably guessed, this isn’t an effective approach to education. This brings us…

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Which eLearning Treatment Level Is Right For You?

Which eLearning Treatment Level Is Right

Different types of eLearning require different levels of interactivity. Some are just needed to share generic information, while some need to really engage learners with material that can be transformed into hands-on training. Before you begin designing and developing a new eLearning course, be sure to identify which eLearning treatment level your course needs to…

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How Can I Make My eLearning Course More Engaging?

When it comes to eLearning, the main focus should always be on learner experience. Why? Because even the best content and subject matter expert you can find can’t fix a poor learning experience. When learners can’t easily navigate material, digest information, and use the features you’ve built in, all your development work goes to waste….

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How We Built an Articulate Guru Award-Winning Course

How We Built an Articulate Guru Award-Winning Course

Even though it’s years old at this point, we keep getting inquiries about this course that won Gold in an Articulate Guru Competition. That’s why today, we’re outlining what made it so successful. A little background: Sales orientation training is notoriously difficult because it requires the user to be highly engaged with the material. So…

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Designing for Mobile: Key Elements to Remember

Mobile devices have come a long way since their humble beginnings, but they are not yet (and probably will never be) as capable as our desktop and laptop devices. Instead, they’re the classic compromise between power and portability. But that means when you’re designing for mobile, you need to keep a few important elements in…

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