3 Ways to “Spring Clean” eLearning Content

TOPYX LMS

Are you using LMS-based learning or utilizing any eLearning content? It’s safe to assume that individuals understand eLearning to simply be learning that is enabled and available online. eLearning can be fun, easy, and affordable. LMS & eLearning

3 Tips to Make Corporate eLearning Courses More Engaging

TOPYX LMS

percent of Fortune 500 companies utilized eLearning (online learning) technologies.¹ Large companies aren’t the only organizations investing in eLearning; small- and mid-sized companies are, too.² eLearning technologies like learning management systems and mobile learning tools allow organizational leaders to manage training content conveniently, from a central location. They also make it simple for leaders to design eLearning courses that encourage engaged learning.

Content/Practice Ratio?

Clark Quinn

I end up seeing a lot of different elearning. So, I’d roughly (and generously) estimate that the ratio is around 80:20 for content: practice. So, two questions: do we just need more practice, or do we also have too much content. To start, in most of the elearning I see (even stuff I’ve had a role in, for reasons out of my control), the practice isn’t enough. However, I’ll argue we’re also delivering too much content.

The Quinnov 8: An online course

Clark Quinn

Ok, so I told you the story of the video course I was creating on what I call the Quinnov 8, and now I’ll point to it. I’ve included quizzes for each of the content sections. I can’t control it, but as I mention in the course, you want to space it out. The content is organized around what I’m terming the Quinnov 8, the eight elements I think are core to making the step to better elearning design.

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Content as a Service

Xyleme

For better or worse, the development of learning content has been a one-way push process. As instructional designers, we create our learning products, package them up with all the content and media, wish them well, and ship them off to the LMS’s – never to be seen again. Once gone, we lose all connection and control of our content – and this has some obvious drawbacks: Content is replicated to each LMS. There is no way to monetize the content.

Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets

Tony Karrer

I received an inquiry from a reader at a large company that is continuously working on large projects with lots of course content running around. They have Articulate courses, classroom courses, SharePoint sites, etc. Of course, it’s still a bit of a mess. Along the way, a lot of the LCMS products on the market have become more about a kind of authoring approached with content stored in a database that is transformed into courseware. eLearning Technology.

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From Content to Experience

Clark Quinn

A number of years ago, I said that the problem for publishers was not going from text to content (as the saying goes), but from content to experience. I think elearning designers have the same problem: they are given a knowledge dump, and have to somehow transform that into an effective experience. They may even have read the Serious eLearning Manifesto , and want to follow it, but struggle with the transition or transformation. So, create experiences, not content.

Content or experience

Clark Quinn

I continue to have a problem with the term content as a component of what our field does. What we do is create content. In elearning, we create introductions and concept presentations, we portray examples, and we make interactivities that provide practice. Even in F2F training, we have content and structure around actions we ask our learners to take. I believe we need to focus on the activity , not on the content.

Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course

Tony Karrer

This is third post in a series on Text-to-Speech for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me (which turns out to be a great way to learn). In this article, we are going to concentrate only on using TTS Stand-Alone tools to create audio files that are embedded into a course.

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How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning

TOPYX LMS

A number of these company leaders are interested in investing in eLearning, or online learning. What holds them back is the unknown about eLearning’s return on investment. Does eLearning have a good ROI? Measuring the Initial Investment of eLearning. eLearning is not free.

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How Effective are Video-Based Training Courses?

TOPYX LMS

It’s amazing how the same exact training content is more effective delivered through one method as opposed to another. 3 Benefits of Video-Based Training Courses. Video-based training courses pack an impressive punch in the area of benefits. Course summaries.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2012 , eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. link] December 3-14, 2012 Open Content Licensing for Educators (#OCL4Ed), organized by the OER Foundation, offered online. Clayton R.

What is Elearning?

TOPYX LMS

Thank you to our Guest Blogger spearhead eLearning. Elearning is described as the delivery of training or education through digital or electronic methods. The History of Elearning. The Benefits of Elearning. Elearning can benefit both businesses and individuals.

Flash Dead for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Content Creators => you can no longer build content in Flash as a delivery vehicle. Authoring Tool Companies => you must immediately talk to your product roadmap and how you will be able to deliver HTML 5 content. eLearning Technology.

eLearning for Kids

Jay Cross

eLearning for Kids. Provide the content before class — and use class time to figure out what it means. That’s when you turn to eLearning for Kids. Take a look at the courses. eLearning for Kids is run by volunteers and funded with contributions.

Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

I don't know if I've seen this reported by the eLearningGuild , but their reports showed some interesting information about satisfaction levels reported by members on course authoring and rapid eLearning tool satisfaction levels. KnowledgePlanet Brainvisa eLearning Consultants.

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eLearning Process Survey results!

Clark Quinn

So, a few weeks ago I ran a survey asking about elearning processes*, and it’s time to look at the results (I’ve closed it). eLearning process is something I’m suggesting is ripe for change, and I thought it appropriate to see what people thoughts.

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Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Beyond that, probably the best thing to do is to use eLearning Learning to go through it’s open source eLearning and open source eLearning Tools. Of course, I’d recommend skimming through eLearning Learning to find the latest and greatest. Applications in Learning - eLearning Technology , March 3, 2008 Have LMSs Jumped The Shark?

eLearning Startup Opportunities

Tony Karrer

I'm going to be moderating a CalTech MIT Enterprise Forum that looks at Entrepreneurial Opportunities in eLearning - basically where do we mutually see a good opportunity to create a successful eLearning Startup. Of course, should it even be a lecture? eLearning Technology.

eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

This is either in terms of specific needs, e.g., improve customer satisfaction, or as part of an overall eLearning strategy. I've spent several hours this morning trying to find good resources on eLearning Strategy development and particularly looking for examples to use in this post.

Answers to Your Questions About eLearning

TOPYX LMS

eLearning has become a hot topic in the past few years. Obviously, eLearning has the capacity to meet a vast array of corporate needs, thus its popularity. It is the rare business owner who is totally uninterested in eLearning. Answers to Common eLearning Questions.

The top 10 opportunity costs for single source content strategy

Xyleme

When you think about your company''s digital learning content strategy, what''s the first thing that comes to mind? eLearning Courses? Unfortunately, creating better eLearning is little more than making marginal improvements to the status quo.

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eLearning Design and Development Training Course

Tony Karrer

Someone on LinkedIn asked: Can anyone recommend a really good e-learning design/development training course? The responses pointed me to a couple of resources I hadn't seen before: MyUdutu A simple course that describes some basic principles of online training course design, and will serve as a template for a simple course if you copy it and substitute your own content.

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LMS Key Features Facilitate eLearning

TOPYX LMS

There’s no denying that LMS key features facilitate eLearning. If you’re unsure as to what eLearning is then you are not alone. eLearning’ is a red-hot term these days. According to eLearning NC, “Understanding eLearning is simple.

eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0 Heres his brief description: The particular course in question is approximately 2 hours of classroom soft skills training that needs to be delivered in an eLearning format. The content has already been written for the classroom. It needs to be repurposed for eLearning. Online Course Development: What Does It Cost?

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2017 eLearning Learning MVP Awards - Call for Nominations

Tony Karrer

The 2017 eLearning Learning MVP Awards have just put out their call for nominations. the community of bloggers continues to thrive and anything that highlights the amazing content produced by the diverse blogging community is great. Of course, neither was LCB's Big Question - Should All Learning Professionals be Blogging? eLearning Technology. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

How Long Should an eLearning Course Be?

Tony Karrer

Interesting question posed in eLearn Magazine article: How Long Should an E-learning Course Be? Interestingly the author chooses to sidestep the question he poses and instead gives a direct answer to a different question (focusing on modules that are parts of a course): What is a good length for a module? In a one-hour course, it's absolutely fine to have two 18-minute modules and one 24-minute module. Of course, it's highly dependent. How long was the "course"?

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March Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

Upside Learning , March 28, 2011 Developing Better PhoneGap Apps - Float Mobile Learning , March 9, 2011 Join the open and free course on mobile learning: #MobiMOOC - Ignatia Webs , March 17, 2011 Is Mobile Learning A Reality Now?

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single-source learning content development…

Xyleme

Home > Instructional Design , Single Source > Single-Source Learning Content Development… Single-Source Learning Content Development… March 13th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment If the number of people in my recent conference sessions are any indication more and more organizations are seeing the promise of single-source learning content development. Ah… now I get why there’s so much interest in Single-Source Learning Content Development.

The Smart Worker : needs job aids rather than courses

Jane Hart

In post 2, I suggested liberating courses from the LMS and making them available on the intranet where they were more likely to be accessed and used. But I also mentioned that the materials would need to be provided in a format that was easily searchable so that relevant content was immediately accessible without having to work through the whole course. Too often, we offer training solutions (including eLearning) for problems that we know are not training related.

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Crowdsourcing the Future of eLearning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Or students in one country creating a Math 8 course for all students on Moodle. online classes and institutions might develop local capacity by developing courses and resources for a global audience. Students - allowing students to 'friend' courses on different sites, and share forum messages from similar courses around the world. The idea of making students co-creators of the course, by creating definitions, wiki entries, etc.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Lots of discussion and debate around interesting questions for eLearning professionals. Grows - But Creating "eLearning 2.0 Tony Bates - eLearning Outlook for 2011 1. Of course, you can’t look at learning in 2011 without mentioning mobile learning.

April Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

April 14, 2011 Learning & Skills Survey: 87% More eLearning & Mobile Learning; 73% Less 2-3 Day Classroom Training , April 19, 2011. Best of Mobile Learning April 1, 2011 to April 30, 2011 Featured Sources The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals.

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eLearning Design - Posts about Designing eLearning

Tony Karrer

I received a question about a particular eLearning Design challenge that someone was facing and I realized that the title of my blog and the way I post doesn't really do justice to talking about design and patterns in designing eLearning in this blog. I'll try to work on that, but here's a list of posts that are relevant to eLearning design and eLearning patterns: What Clients Really Want The basis for many of the eLearning design decisions. eLearning 1.0,

single-source learning content development…

Xyleme

Home > Instructional Design , Single Source > Single-Source Learning Content Development… Single-Source Learning Content Development… March 13th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment If the number of people in my recent conference sessions are any indication more and more organizations are seeing the promise of single-source learning content development. Ah… now I get why there’s so much interest in Single-Source Learning Content Development.

January Hot List: Mobile Learning Content

Nancy White

Ignatia Webs , January 11, 2011 #SCORM the future of #elearning? Float Mobile Learning , January 12, 2011 #LAK11 a free and open #elearning course on #statistics starts today, join!

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This is Your Brain on eLearning/Online Learning

TOPYX LMS

eLearning, also known as online learning, isn’t just good for a company’s bottom line; it is also excellent for the human brain. Any theory that learning primarily through a digital mode is unhealthy is being disproved as eLearning experts find that online learning nourishes the mind and results in much greater learning outcomes. This is Your Brain on eLearning/Online Learning. Are you giving your employees the eLearning experiences they need?

Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products

Tony Karrer

This is fourth post in a series on Text-to-Speech (TTS) for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me (which turns out to be a great way to learn). If this topic is of interest, then also check out the Big Question this month: Voice Over in eLearning. eLearning Technology.

eLearning is not the answer

Jay Cross

eLearning is not a big cost-cutter. Corporations are flocking to eLearning for all the wrong reasons. This sort of fanciful thinking tripped up eLearning ten years ago. eLearning was going to make email look like a rounding error. First-generation eLearning was a flop.

Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I was asked about approaches for eLearning for Sales People. I’ve had quite a bit of experience with this and actually one of my very first projects was creating a pretty incredible eLearning solutions for Lexus sales people. Of course, it’s such a big topic that I decided to cheat and quickly point the person to eLearning Learning and particular to eLearning Sales , eLearning Sales Metrics , Sales eLearning Case Studies , and Sales Performance Support.

eLearning Conferences

Tony Karrer

crw Another source of major eLearning conferences is: Tom King's eLearning Google Calendar. link] ResearchatAUC/conferences/ elearning/Pages/default.aspx January 11-14, 2009 Association for Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education (ACUTA) Winter Seminar – Unified IP Communications Applications Across the Enterprise and Preparing Communications Technologies for Emergencies and Disasters, Palm Springs, California, USA.

Extending elearning?

Clark Quinn

A contact asked me what I saw as the link between Sharepoint and elearning, and I started to give my standard answer about portals fitting in with the whole performance ecosystem. Obvious extensions I would infer from social networking would include wrapping discussion around resources (and, of course, having a way to make the resources accessible from multiple points of view, search, and other features in support of reasonable information architecture).

It’s Time to Cross That Bridge: Building Learning in a Highly Regulated or Compliance-Driven Industry

Xyleme

Learning and development teams within highly regulated and compliance driven industries have unique challenges when it comes to developing and delivering their content. Is Your Bridge Still Under Construction: Common Content Challenges for Compliance and Regulated Industries.