Category: eLearning

Cognitive Biases: Memory and Unforgettable eLearning

September 9, 2015/0/0/

The ability for our minds to enhance or impair the memories we experience is, well, mind-blowing. So we put together an infographic, the first in our Cognitive Biases series, to show how they can be used when creating eLearning. Tweet this infographic Memory biases are a peculiar thing. We don’t realise how our minds implement [...]

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How to Spot an L&D Myth

September 8, 2015/0/2/

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about learning, training and education. They can cause us to make bad decisions, create ineffective training and make us look silly in meetings. But how do we avoid them? Instead of compiling a Buzzfeed-esque “7 things about learning that you won’t believe are myths” article (we’ll do [...]

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Gamification – All Fun and Games Until Someone Loses the Point

September 3, 2015/0/0/

I have a confession to make; this was written in anger… It was written at about 8:02am on a Tuesday, while I was enjoying my morning coffee and casually browsing the collection of blogs and other learning related materials that had popped up in my newsfeed during the night. Then, it happened; an article on [...]

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The Retry Button – Statistically Correct

August 18, 2015/0/1/

So here’s the thing about ‘retry’ buttons; they’re completely pointless and really annoying for the learner. Every time that I see a ‘retry’ button appear when I have answered a learning check incorrectly, it makes me want to tear my hair out with frustration! It goes completely against the point of a learning check, or ‘formative assessment’ [...]

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An eLearning Developer’s Take on the Adobe Now Conference

August 3, 2015/0/1/

As an eLearning developer I have to have a wide knowledge base of a variety of applications. One day I can be making animations to help companies explain their new system and the next I can be in Articulate Storyline making compliance eLearning. Generally, the most used product on my computer is Adobe Creative Cloud. So I [...]

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3 Things eLearning Designers Can Learn From TED Talks

July 8, 2015/0/1/

I, like many others, love watching TED talks. One of my bucket list items is to attend a TED conference and listen to the talks. The reason so many people enjoy these talks is not only because the speakers are inspirational thought leaders and industry celebrities, but also because they structure and deliver the TED [...]

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How to Disengage Learners and Alienate your Audience

July 7, 2015/0/2/

You'll often you see blog posts telling you how to engage your learners and captivate your audience. We're taking a different approach and showing you what not to do. Follow our tips to disengage learners make sure they have a horrible experience! #1: Keep Them Out of the Loop This is really the starting point of [...]

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5 Assumptions That You Shouldn’t Make About eLearning

June 22, 2015/0/9/

eLearning is one of those industries where there are many different ‘truths’ and assumptions. While this list is only the tip of the iceberg, here are a few of the most common ones we want to address. #1 More Interactivity Means More Engagement Finding the right balance of interactivity in any eLearning design is dependent on [...]

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