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6 Tips To Create An Instructional Design Cover Letter

<b>Follow the format.</b><br>It's always nice to stand out and use your creativity, however, when creating your instructional design cover letter there is a …

Best of: 100+ eLearning Tools and Resources

Happy 2015! The start of a new year usually brings numerous projects and endeavors along with it. We’ve rounded up more than 100 eLearning tools and …

Education Technology

Dump That Bullet Point List to Build Learning Objectives That Matter | The Rapid E

Years ago I was taught that all courses had to have a bullet point objectives screen. In fact it was mandatory in most of my early projects. And I …

Education Technology

How to kick off a project and avoid an info dump

Do you feel like you’re an assembly line worker in a course factory, expected to crank out training on demand?Break free of the assembly line with a …

Six Models of Course Redesign

Six Models for Course Redesign<p>The following links summarize the characteristics of the five course redesign models that emerged from the Program in …

Education Technology

What Makes High Quality Instructional Design - Origin Learning Blog - E learning solutions | LMS | Mobile Learning

With the development of the Web 2.0, eLearning is the new buzz word for organizations and employers as they struggle to save time and costs without …

Education Technology

An Easy Way to Build Branched Scenarios for E-Learning | The Rapid E

This past week I was in Nashville where we discussed building interactive scenarios. Part of the discussion revolved around designing some simple …

Education Technology

22 Rules of Storytelling by a Pixar Storyboard Artist

Former Pixar storyboard artist Emma Coats tweeted a number of valuable storytelling rules during her time at the animation studio.<p>You admire a …

3 Ways to Use the Engage '13 Checklists - E-Learning Heroes

Present General Information<p>Do you have static information to share with learners, but feel like your slide’s looking pretty ho-hum? Instead of …

Learning from Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling

Stories are powerful. They engage, inform and move people. More importantly, they stick. And if you’re really good — possibly Hemingway good — you …

How to tell a great story, visualized

A good story can make a campfire that much eerier. A good story can flip a conversation at a party from completely awkward to wonderful. Andrew …

Stages of Effective eLearning Project Management

<b>Managing e-Learning Projects - Part 3</b><p>In my second blog post, I discussed <i>the role of an Instructional Designer as project manager</i>. In this post, I …

Project Management

e-Learning Project Management Tips and Considerations

<b>Managing e-Learning Projects - Part 4</b><p>In my third blog post, I talked about the stages of effective project management and the skill set required for …

Project Management

Metacognition And Learning: Strategies For Instructional Design

Metacognition strategies are techniques that help people become more successful learners. Shouldn't this be a crucial goal of instructional design?

Pedagogy

7 Steps To Become An Instructional Designer

<b>7 Steps To Lead You To A Successful Instructional Designer Career</b><p>Choosing to <b>become an Instructional Designer</b> can lead to a truly rewarding career …

Awesome eLearning Course Guide

eLearning Course Guide: The Top 10 Tips For Creating Better eLearning Courses<p>eLearning is more popular today than ever before. In fact, it's been …

Education Technology

6 Scientifically Proven Brain Facts That eLearning Professionals Should Know

<b>Scientifically Proven Brain Facts That You Should Consider Before you Develop Your Next eLearning Course</b><p>While the content, layout, and navigability …

10 Creative Ways To Use Free Timeline Makers in eLearning

<b>How To Creatively Use Free Timeline Makers in eLearning</b><p>Thanks to advancements in today's technology, we have eLearning tools and applications that …

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Top Tips for Writing Better ELearning Scripts (Session slides from #LSCon)

These are my slides from my session yesterday at Learning Solutions here in Orlando: Top Tips for Writing Better ELearning Scripts.<p><b>Writing better e</b> …

4 Questions That Drive Learning Results

You followed this cycle when you learned to ride a bike, when you learned that second language in high school and when you figured out that new …

eLearning

How To Create Courses That Sell Online

<b>The Difference Between Creating Courses and Creating Courses That Sell Online</b><p>I have experienced courses, (some good and a lot of them not-so-good), …

Education Technology

How to Structure an eLearning Interaction

Whether you are designing an eLearning course or an instructor-led session, your solution will likely include a series of carefully-planned <b>learning</b> …

Education Technology

How to Design an Excellent Online Course

I presented a session <i>How to Design on Excellent Online Course</i> at the e-Learning Strategies Symposium conference this past weekend, and share in this …

MOOCs and jobs: LinkedIn, Coursera, Udacity, edX, Pearson offer new stamp of approval - Silicon Valley Business Journal

Nov 14, 2013, 2:00pm PST<p>If an online course doesn't get you college credit, why watch video lectures and complete Web assignments?<p>Perhaps showing off …

Every Teacher’s Guide to Assessment

It’s not a stretch to say that assessment is a hot button issue in education; however, you’d be hard pressed to find an educator who doesn’t see the …

14 E-Learning statistics you need to know for 2014

This infographic is available to download here.<p>The average online learner is 34 years old.<br>• 82 per cent of learners are undergraduates.<br>• 81 per cent of …