eLearning Dropout Rates and What to Do About Them

eLearning Dropout Rates

It seems like everyone’s taking an e-course these days. But according to recent studies, only a tiny fraction of them are actually finishing their courses. These eLearning dropout rates illustrate some hard truths about training. eLearning Dropout Rates The attrition rates for e-courses are like nothing we’ve ever seen in classroom learning. A study by…

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Articulate Storyline Features You Need to Be Using: Part 2

articulate storyline features

In the first part of our Articulate Storyline features outline, we went through the first seven Articulate Storyline features we think will save you a TON of time. Now let’s get to the second batch. Eyedropper The eyedropper tool has been around in a ton of tools for a very long time, but it doesn’t…

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Articulate Storyline Features You Need to be Using: Part 1

articulate storyline features

Sometimes the simple things in life are the best. While it’s great to learn new, advanced techniques that wow your learners, that’s not what this list is about. This list features simple, built-in features for Articulate Storyline that make life so much easier. Odds are that if you develop in Storyline regularly, you may already…

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2015 eLearning Trends: Personalized Training

personalized training

We’ve talked before about how training for adults requires a unique framework, but the second part of that conversation pivots around the concept of personalization. One size fits all isn’t always the best approach to training, after all. Adults value individualized training that fits their personal learning styles, so it’s no surprise that the 2015…

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How to Leverage Gestalt Theory in eLearning

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It’s important to remember that great eLearning is a product of much more than graphics and content from SMEs or clients—it requires knowledge of how the adult mind learns and interprets information. Psychology plays a major role in learning theory, and more specifically, Gestalt Theory is one pertinent topic that relates to eLearning. Let’s look…

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How We Developed an Effective Salesforce Training Course

How We Developed an Effective Salesforce Training Course

With complex tools that have many features like Salesforce, there’s a large learning curve for new users. Not only to they have to figure out how to navigate the software, but they also have to use it correctly (so there are no errors that result in lost sales or damaged relationships.) So when a client…

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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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How Do You Ensure a Successful Training Course?

The most successful training and performance improvement projects are the ones that get the client’s desired results. You can spend hours and hours building what you think is the perfect training course—but if it doesn’t produce positive outcomes—you’re missing the target. So what are the secrets to creating training courses that actually get results? Let’s…

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10 Steps to Successfully Translating a Course in Articulate Storyline

Having done many translation projects with Articulate Storyline, I’ve learned that not everyone is aware of the awesome Storyline feature that enables you to export and re-import all of the text in the .story file. This feature is very comprehensive as it includes on-slide text, button labels, slide titles, notes, etc. You can imagine how…

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