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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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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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.) With that said… We’ve talked before about graphic design as a whole for eLearning development, but today, we’re going to…

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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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