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A List of Brain-based Strategies to Create Effective eLearning

 
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There is a simple way to design effective eLearning courses about any subject: brain-based learning. This instructional approach was defined by Hileman in 2006 and has since inspired many “brain compatible designers” — those who seek to understand the principle and reasoning behind their teaching.

5 Killer eLearning Tips To Help You Dominate Content Chunking

 
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Reading content on the Internet has changed the way people process information, and nowhere is this change more obvious than in fields where design must adapt to new technology such as in eLearning. eLearning course creators need to refine their content to suit learners’ behavior and accessibility to training. This is where chunking comes into play.

Dear eLearning Designers, Please Stick To These Basic Design Principles

 
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In today’s market, eLearning professionals and trainers need a good working knowledge of design principles. This is not to imply that they need to understand code or acquire a design degree, rather they ought to be able to identify what makes a good course and what a bad. This guide details the fundamental principles every course developer must know including how to utilize techniques to help workflow and produce significant effects in eLearning design.

Use Stories in eLearning: 6 Tips to Bring Out Your Inner Storyteller

 
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Stories have captivated us as a species since the dawn of man. Through stories, we have passed on traditions, remembered the past, and carried information across the millennia. 

Where eLearning is Headed: How to Get From Here to There

 
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Today technology is transforming the eLearning industry. It is changing and will continue to change the way we communicate with learners, the way we design courses, how we learn and teach. Therefore, eLearning professionals have to adapt and find new ways to meet changing times. Simply incorporating different tools to their current eLearning training strategy isn’t enough. eLearning professionals must understand and embrace the meaning and the implications of these changes in the eLearning development process. This is not an easy task because it not only means they have to change what they do, but how they think.

A 7-Step Typography Lesson for First-time eLearning Developers

 
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Despite the utility of multimedia in eLearning, images and even videos can only go so far: the core source of information remains text. Accordingly, a basic knowledge of typography is a must for any eLearning designer. Good typography enhances readability, encourages information processing, creates a visual hierarchy, and even engages readers' emotions. Here is a 7-step guide to making your course more effective—with typography in mind.

A 3-Level Approach to Creating Stronger eLearning Courses

 
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Some eLearning developers tend to focus on their courses’ appearance; others place a greater emphasis on content. However, only a few, work on creating an effective eLearning design that has an impact on learners by evoking emotions and causing a lasting impression. This is called emotional design.

Making the First Impression Count in eLearning [Cheat Sheet]

 
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eLearning professionals are often over-confident about a course’s ability to capture an audience’s attention and engage users with its content. By conducting a simple “reflection” test before publishing, like the famous Blink Test or Eyeball Test, can make a great difference to ensuring an effective eLearning course.

10 Types of Learners You Can Run Into When Imparting Online Training

 
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The most challenging aspect of imparting effective online training is targeting the many learners taking the same program. Understanding the different types of learners, summed up in following categories, is beneficial to any designer looking to create personalized eLearning courses.

If You're Designing eLearning for Adults Take Advantage of These 4 Tactics

 
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Most of adult learning strategies are based on the idea that adults learn differently from non-adults. The term that often comes up is “androgogy,” which Malcolm Knowles coined to describe how adults learn in contrast to “pedagogy” or on how children learn.

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