Simplicity is key when designing an eLearning course.   Why? Because with too many design elements, your learners become overwhelmed and the information retention rate drops. Your course needs to be clean, simple, and easy to digest with just enough interesting elements to hold your learners’ attention. So how do you design an eLearning course with…

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Articulate just released Update 5 to Storyline 2, which can be found here. The main focus of this update was on Accessibility features. If you’ve ever worked on a course that needed to be 508 compliant, you know how much goes in to making an eLearning course accessible. There are several visual implications (as in,…

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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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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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