Thursday’s Trending Topics: Instructional Design

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When Trivantis® Community Manager Jennifer Valley shared her #InstructionalDesignProblems with us, we got to thinking. Instructional design is essentially one huge trending topic. So from How to Solve 3 Instructional Design Problems to free eBooks and more, here are some great ID resources for you! And a “doge” meme to remind you that eLearning doesn’t…

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LUC Recap: Branching Scenarios and Gamification

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At the 2016 Lectora® User Conference, Sergey Snegirev, CEO of BranchTrack, presented on branching scenarios and gamification. BranchTrack was also a Premium Sponsor & Exhibitor at LUC 2016 and is an eLearning tool for creating scenarios that can easily be embedded into your Lectora courses. Sergey began his presentation by explaining the advantage of using…

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LUC Recap: JavaScript Integration for Beginners

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Lectora® is the authoring tool that grows with you. Beginner users can create quality, engaging eLearning—while those with more experience are getting creative with JavaScript integration! Becky Goldberg from Travelers Insurance presented on cool ways you can integrate JavaScript in her 2016 Lectora® User Conference breakout session. (And it was a popular session!) She shared…

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How to Avoid Instructional Design Mistakes That Kill Engagement

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Today, we’re sharing an excerpt from our most recent eBook, 5 eLearning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them. This free eBook is adapted from original content by Joe Ganci of eLearningJoe. Here’s one way from the eBook that Joe recommends to avoid instructional design mistakes—especially those mistakes that kill learner engagement. Be Efficient With Rapid…

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Authoring Tools and Lectora Online Q&A

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Recently, Lectora® Online was listed in the “5 Top E-learning Content Authoring Tools for Corporate Trainers” by Software Advice. We sat down with the review’s author, Brian Westfall, Senior Market Research Associate, for a Q&A on authoring tools, cloud software, responsive design in mobile training, and more. Q: How does Responsive Course Design™ in Lectora…

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How to Solve 3 Instructional Design Problems

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Instructional designers and eLearning developers are constantly faced with hurdles: from difficult customers to product unknowns, and lack of inspiration. It’s not always easy to make it to the finish line. I was in this exact same place yesterday. Sound the winner’s circle music–here are three common problems and ways get the gold. Blank Page…

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The Best of eLearning in July 2016

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July includes many fun things to celebrate: National Ice Cream Day, Independence Day in the US, Take Your Plants for a Walk Day (I’m not sure how this holiday works), a new upgrade for Lectora® 16, and more. If all those things weren’t enough fun for you, keep reading. I’ve collected some of the top…

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LUC Recap: Action Groups With the eLearning Brothers

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This spring at the 2016 Lectora® User Conference, Tim Ball from the eLearning Brothers presented a breakout session on action groups in Lectora. Tim demonstrated many practical and timesaving ways to work with action groups in Lectora. He also shared some valuable best practices with conference attendees. Attendees shared his tips and bright ideas on…

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Behind the Scenes of a Winning eLearning Course

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Karlis Sprogis and the team behind Fastercourse.com created a fantastic responsive game for one of our Trivantis® Community contests. This course got such great response from viewers that it won the 2016 Lectora® User Conference Community Course Template Contest! And luckily for our readers, Karlis agreed to sit down for a Q&A about the development…

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LUC Recap: Concrete Strategies for Building Interactive Courses

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Want to make your eLearning awesome and interactive? Erica Hunter and Penny Kurtz showed us some great tips at the 2016 Lectora® User Conference this year. They discussed using organized content, game-like activities, evaluations that don’t feel like tests, and applied scenarios and stories—simple ways to make courses interactive. “Lectora’s really fantastic because you can do…

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