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Ending on a high note

  Generally watching a movie with a great ending leaves you feeling good or excited, makes you feel content with your choice of movie and is often the part of a movie you will remember. Like a great movie ending, your choice of how you end your eLearning can make or break your course. This Read more about Ending on a high note[…]

Developing leaders through playing Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)

  Have you ever considered recruiting your next leader from  MMORPGs like World of Warcraft, Eve Online or EverQuest? Or maybe having considered enhancing your business leadership skills while playing a MMORPG? A study once done by IBM and Seriosity found significant similarities between business leaders and MMORPG gamers. A Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game Read more about Developing leaders through playing Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG)[…]

5 New Year’s Resolutions for an eLearning Designer

Salute! It’s a new year with untold new opportunities! 2015 was wonderful in terms of eLearning with new tools and developments taking the industry by storm. It may be the case that we sometimes didn’t quite use these tools in the correct way. Let’s make the effort to leave behind those bad eLearning design habits. Read more about 5 New Year’s Resolutions for an eLearning Designer[…]

Understanding Adult Learning

Adults learn in a very different way to that of children and students. Adults have a lot on their mind and are difficult to motivate and engage with. So how do we negate these problems and create successful learning? Let’s first understand Adult Learning. Malcolm Shepard Knowles was an American educator well known for the Read more about Understanding Adult Learning[…]

How to create an eLearning storyboard

Before you begin creating any eLearning module, it is important to first storyboard your course. Let’s take a deeper look into what is a storyboard, how will it benefit you and how do you create one?   What is a storyboard? An eLearning storyboard is a course script which entails the learning objectives, visual elements, Read more about How to create an eLearning storyboard[…]

There’s nothing funny about Fun

The concept of eLearning should be a fun experience. Does an interactive talking dog or a messy office where you click on objects to read a point really make your eLearning course fun? To an extent it does, but it does not challenge or motivate learners in any meaningful way.  According to gamification techniques, fun Read more about There’s nothing funny about Fun[…]

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[…]

Swop your resolutions for SMART Goals

  Every new year, I’m filled with hope and determination as I make my resolutions for the year. I have a sense of optimism that this year will be the year I accomplish my resolutions. And every year my resolutions last about a week if I’m lucky. I’m left with regret and a sense of Read more about Swop your resolutions for SMART Goals[…]

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[…]

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