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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Proper employee training is essential for the success of your business. But training takes time. And it takes money. So how do you improve the efficiency of your employee training operations and maximize your bottom line while still delivering the proper education your team needs? More and more organizations are turning to eLearning. In fact,…

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Color and Graphic Design in eLearning

This post is part of an eight-part series on graphic design for eLearning. You can look for this series every other Thursday here on our blog (and sharpen your skills with each and every post.) We’ve talked before about graphic design as a whole for eLearning development, but today, we’re going to focus in on…

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Pixar recently released its newest animated film, Inside Out, which focuses on the emotions of an 11-year-old girl. These emotions take form as colorful characters with famous celebrity voices: Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Anger (Lewis Black), and Fear (Bill Hader.) Throughout the film, these core emotions fight over who gets…

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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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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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This post is part of an eight-part series on graphic design for eLearning. You can look for this series every other Thursday here on our blog (and sharpen your skills with each and every post.) We’ve talked before about graphic design as a whole for eLearning development, but today, we’re going to focus in on…

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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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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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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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