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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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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Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, and Meghan Trainor teamed up to sing “All About That Bass” using only classroom instruments. As evident from the music video, this group of creatives know an important lesson: It’s not always about your tools. Sure, these celebrities have access to the newest, most expensive instruments on the market. It’s The…

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When it comes to mobile learning design, the biggest factor that comes into consideration is the display size. Since the user’s screen size is much smaller, your design elements need to be uncomplicated and easy to digest. Focusing on the mobile display element puts your mind in the right place. It forces you to focus…

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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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Is Your eLearning Course Offensive?

In our recent post on adding humor within an eLearning setting, we talked about knowing when to draw the line. And that got us thinking. How do you know how to avoid controversy within your eLearning course? Are there jokes you shouldn’t make, or issues you should avoid? In this post, we’ll discuss how you…

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