SHIFT's eLearning Blog

SHIFT's eLearning Blog

Our blog provides the latest best practices, tips, insights and thought leadership on modern corporate training, eLearning and mLearning.

By: Karla Gutierrez

June 15th, 2017

6 Critical Factors that Affect How People Learn

eLearning | Instructional & Graphic Design

A lot of research actually goes into a well-designed eLearning course. And like it or not, instructional designers have to dig deep into the psychology of learners, specifically how they learn and what affects their learning.

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By: Karla Gutierrez

June 6th, 2017

6 Things that Take Your eLearning Courses from Good to Great

eLearning

Are your eLearning courses GREAT or just good enough? With so many poorly designed and written courses out there, it can make a mediocre design look decent. However, setting yourself by being one truly high-quality course producer means you’ll be in more demand, command better pay and be more effective.

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By: Karla Gutierrez

June 1st, 2017

eLearning Designers: 5 Things You MUST Try This Month

eLearning

The world of eLearning is always evolving. Technology advances in the blink of an eye. Standards change continuously as learner expectations rise. You are also increasingly asked to perform dual duties as a designer and a developer. There’s always something new to learn that will make your life at work easier, and you, a more effective instructional designer. 

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By: Lance Noland

June 1st, 2017

How People Process Information and What That Has to Do With eLearning

eLearning

eLearning is a popular way to train employees. Understanding how people process information will allow you to create effective learning programs using electronic means.

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10 Writing Strategies that Drive Up Learner Engagement

10 Writing Strategies that Drive Up Learner Engagement

Powerful writing is required for powerful eLearning. This eBook will help eLearning developers master the art of writing and tap into the power of words to create memorable courses.

By: Karla Gutierrez

May 30th, 2017

How to Stimulate Learner Emotions to Make Maximum Impact in eLearning

eLearning

It is easy to figure out the connection between emotional arousal and attention if you first understand the three distinct systems involved in the act of paying attention to specific stimuli. These systems, as listed below, are located in different regions of the frontal lobes:

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By: Karla Gutierrez

May 25th, 2017

Want to Design Emotional eLearning? Understand The Role of Emotions in Learning First

eLearning

Learning has deep roots in our emotions. Plato knew this 2,000 years ago, but it is only recently that neuroscientists have discovered conclusive evidence to support this premise.  Science all along knew that emotions are triggered after the brain processes the information it receives. (We knew this too, from experience.) Now a revolutionary study by Dr. Shlomo Wagner of the University of Haifa has proven that a person’s emotional state directly influences how his/her brain processes information. Emotions are either pleasant (positive) or unpleasant (negative). When a person experiences positive emotions, the person learns well. When the person experiences negative emotions, the learning is not so effective. According to Dr. Wagner, the brain responds differently to different emotions.

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By: Laura Buckler

May 24th, 2017

Teach, Learn, Share: the Role of Social Media in eLearning

eLearning

In today’s fast-changing environment and fast-paced lifestyle, technology has continually enabled us to keep up. It made our daily activities faster and more efficient; trade and commerce more fluid; and communication easier despite distance, among other things. However, technology’s greatest impact is on knowledge and information sharing, that with just a single click, the Internet can provide you with the data you are looking for. You need to share important documents to someone a hundred miles away in an instant? There’s e-mail. Sending over huge files? Not a problem with Airdrop, or WeTransfer, or Shareit. 

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By: Karla Gutierrez

May 23rd, 2017

The 5 Worst Types of eLearning Courses and How to Fix Them

eLearning

There are A TON of eLearning courses out there, and to say some aren’t great, is a complete understatement. With the technology to design courses easily accessible to everyone, there tends to be more quantity than quality. To avoid having your own courses slip into this undesirable category, make sure you aren’t creating any of these worst types of courses: 

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