How Do You Ensure a Successful Training Course?

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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We see a lot of companies who are still sticking to their old training coursework because, “Well, it’s what we’ve always used.” But that mentality has to change. In order for training to be effective and efficient, the transition to an eLearning format is one way businesses are saving both time and money. In today’s…

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Even though it’s three years old, we keep getting inquiries about this course that won Gold in an Articulate Guru Competition. That’s why today, we’re outlining what made it so successful. A little background: Sales orientation training is notoriously difficult because it requires the user to be highly engaged with the material. So when it…

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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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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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