Category: eLearning

Drag-and-Drop: Why it’s time to let go

April 6, 2016/0/1/

It seems everyone loves the drag-and-drop in eLearning. Beau takes a look at its long, complex history and why it needs to end. The origins of it are hard to track down, but estimates put the first drag-and-drop function in Europe around 500,000 years ago. Neanderthals would select a tool, then move that tool to a location [...]

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5 clever ideas for using QR codes in eLearning

March 31, 2016/0/2/

With the proliferation of mobile devices; mlearning or mobile learning has become a great way to provide learners with what they need, when they need it. However, there are two questions that are often overlooked when thinking about providing learners with on demand m-learning: How will someone know there is learning available on the topic [...]

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A guide to QR Codes in eLearning

March 31, 2016/0/0/

On demand learning is something that is often talked about in eLearning and L&D. The idea is that we want to give people an opportunity to learn something at the point they need to, rather than days, weeks, or even months before like we often see with planned formal learning. With on demand learning, one [...]

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What is xAPI?

February 17, 2016/0/1/

After taking an in depth look at SCORM, we have dived into another frequently asked question; What is xAPI? Recently, we published an article that answered the question “What is SCORM?” in some detail. If you have arrived at this article not having read it, I would suggest you have a quick skim through it [...]

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What is SCORM?

February 16, 2016/0/0/

We answer one of the most frequently asked questions about eLearning. What is SCORM? When you first start learning about eLearning or Learning Management Systems (LMS), you will eventually come across the term SCORM. When it comes to instructional design or learning strategy, it's not that important to know what it means. But if you're buying eLearning, uploading [...]

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Fallout 4, Compliance Training and Creative Interactions

February 11, 2016/0/0/

Creative interactions inspired by video games and how to survive in nuclear wasteland. I’ve been playing Fallout 4 lately. In fact, quite a bit. What started as a few innocuous late nights has quickly turned into 16-hour benders in between work. I haven’t eaten in days. It is starting to impact my time at work as [...]

Creative Writing, eLearning

Won’t someone please think of the children?

December 18, 2015/0/1/

When it comes to children, everyone is focused on providing the best education possible. Parents will spend countless hours researching and seeking out the best pre-school, primary school and high school providers for their little treasures. There are waiting lists for pre-schools and interviews for primary schools, but parents are happy to jump through these […]

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Your learners are not unicorns!

December 11, 2015/0/1/

There is a rather strange trend in organisations when it comes to understanding their learners; no one seems to know much about them. This leads to very general statements when having discussions about the audience such as: ‘We employ people from 16 to 65, so have a very broad demographic’ - Hmmm, yes very broad [...]

eLearning

Top 5 tips for designing purposeful eLearning activities

December 3, 2015/0/3/

One of the most powerful benefits of using eLearning is that we are able to use interactivity and activities to create a highly engaging learning experience. To be completely honest, we are truly spoilt for choice being able to create almost any type of activity we can think of. We can create activities that will help [...]

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Types of eLearning: The good, the bad and the ugly

November 30, 2015/0/0/

Earlier this year, I wanted to run a webinar to help people be able to differentiate between what effective eLearning looks like, and what ineffective eLearning looks like. I felt quite strongly about putting something together on this topic as I personally felt that a lot of organisations where ending up with ineffective training, simply [...]

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