Let Vince Vaughn Inspire Your Next eLearning Course

We’ve all seen courses littered with the same stale stock photos. When our brains recognize these tired decorations time and time again, they tend to tune them out. Admit it—you’ve slept through your fair share of boring eLearning courses. But now, take a look at these stock photos. Look familiar…but slightly different? What made you…

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10 Graphic Design Tips for eLearning

In order for your eLearning course to be effective, your material needs to be engaging, interesting, and interactive. However, that alone simply isn’t enough. Your course needs to be aesthetically appealing, too. Incorporating elements of graphic design into your eLearning courses will make the information more memorable—and make you look more professional. Today, we’ll go…

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Designing for Mobile: Key Elements to Remember

Mobile devices have come a long way since their humble beginnings, but they are not yet (and probably will never be) as capable as our desktop and laptop devices. Instead, they’re the classic compromise between power and portability. But that means when you’re designing for mobile, you need to keep a few important elements in…

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How to Interview Subject Matter Experts

One of the most powerful tools we have in eLearning is the ability to interview subject matter experts. So what’s the strategy for conducting great interviews? I try to minimize the amount of time I need from the content expert by structuring the interview using this 6-step process. Establish a purpose for the interview with…

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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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Mobile Learning: 3 Things to Know About Your Target Audience

Mobile Learning: 3 Things to Know About Your Target Audience

Many people think mobile learning is just eLearning that happens to be on a mobile device. Technically this is true, but treating mobile courses this way ignores the critical differences in the way you need to approach each medium. There are many aspects across the design and development spectrum that you need to keep in…

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5 Ways to Make Scenario-Based eLearning More Effective

5 Ways to Make Scenario-Based eLearning More Effective

Have you ever wondered, “Isn’t there a better way to approach this eLearning course? Are people really getting enough out of what we’re teaching?” If you’ve asked yourself these questions, you might want to consider using scenarios. Sometimes this can be intimidating to some people. Almost everyone realizes that a standard content dump is not…

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Using the Retail Education Model for Effective Learning

When it comes to effective learning in an online setting, many organizations and companies are asking themselves, “Where do I even begin?” Because eLearning has become such an essential part of training and on-going education (especially in the retail industry), we spent a lot of time formulating an answer to that question. After all, eLearning…

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Storyboarding Branched Scenarios

We love to write eLearning content that leverages story-telling and scenarios as much as possible. Scenarios don’t work in all situations, but when they do, they help engage learners in ways standard monologue presentations never will. Each of the last couple years we’ve spoken at a local conference, the Chicago eLearning Showcase, and presented various…

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