Cognitive Overload

Take a moment to think about how much information you are exposed to on a daily basis through news in print, articles, websites, television adverts, promotions and social media. Every day we are constantly being overloaded with information that often leave us overwhelmed and confused. Learners experience the same problem when taking an eLearning course Read more about Cognitive Overload[…]

Happily ever after in eLearning

  Once upon time there was an eLearning instructor who wished he could make his student’s learning experiences motivating, informative, persuasive and most of all be able to help his students retain the information learned. So he set about on a journey to make his wish come true. As he ventured through the forest, he Read more about Happily ever after in eLearning[…]

The use of social media in learning

Social media…you either love it or hate it! For some, social media is an important part of their daily tasks but for others social media is a complete waste of time. However, no matter which side of the fence you sit on, it is important to understand the potential social media has in learning.   Read more about The use of social media in learning[…]

eLearning mistakes to avoid

By the time you are done designing your eLearning course, you most probably too eager to hit publish or are blinded by any mistakes in the course. Errors in your course can influence your eLearning credibility and make learning difficult for your learners. So before you publish, take a breather and then review your course Read more about eLearning mistakes to avoid[…]

It’s in the Storyboard

As an instructional designer, it is known that good eLearning is about design and not software. In order to have great design, your foundation or storyboard for your eLearning course needs to be carefully planned and detailed. A storyboard is a document that identifies the learning objectives, visual elements, text elements, audio elements, interactions and Read more about It’s in the Storyboard[…]

Flipping learning on its side

What is a flipped classroom? A flipped classroom is a model in which lectures and content is viewed online at home, whilst homework elements of a course is done in the classroom. It is an offspring from blended learning that has proven to lead to better learner results.   How it works? With the vast Read more about Flipping learning on its side[…]

Adding Hollywood to eLearning

Using videos in eLearning With the advancement of technology, the use of videos on smartphones devices, tablets and computers has increased. Developments such as YouTube and Vimeo have made watching videos easy and accessible to many people. According to YouTube’s statistics, more than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month and over 6 billion Read more about Adding Hollywood to eLearning[…]

Visual Design – enhancing your eLearning with images

All eLearning specialists and instructional designers know that images are important in eLearning. Choosing the right images to represent your ideas enhances the learning experience and the retention of the learner. You don’t need a degree in graphic design to know how to effectively use images in your course but follow these tips and tricks Read more about Visual Design – enhancing your eLearning with images[…]

5 Reasons to Gamify

Gamification is not just about playing games and it is not just a fancy word which describes the bells and whistles on your training programme. If used correctly, gamification can enhance your training and improve learner engagement, retention and overall learning. Here’s five reasons why you need to gamify your next course or training programme. Read more about 5 Reasons to Gamify[…]

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