2013

Thursday’s Trending e-Learning Topic: Gamification

              This Thursday, the trending topic is Gamification! Gamification makes learning more engaging by using game mechanics and game thinking in a non-game context—like e-Learning courses. Statistics show that gamification can lead to a 100% to 150% pickup in engagement metrics. If you’re looking to join the gamification trend,…

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Using Characters in Your Online Training

Characters allow you to create an emotional connection with your learner and build a story around the character. This gives your learner something to engage with. Characters are also great for presenting realistic scenarios. In addition, you can use a character to: Guide your learner through the course Present lesson content in an engaging way…

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Get Approval to Attend the 2014 Lectora User Conference

To help you make it even easier to get approval to attend the 2014 Lectora® User Conference, we’ve listed out all the benefits for you in a letter! Simply download our pre-created Justification Letter, fill in the blanks with your information and pass along to your manager. The Early Bird Registration rate expires on January 31,…

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Thursday’s Trending e-Learning Topic: Storyboarding

Taking the time to storyboard out your e-Learning can actually make you more efficient, although it may seem counter-intuitive at first. Storyboarding is the e-Learning equivalent of creating a grocery list. With a grocery list, you are a shopping machine. You make a beeline for the items you know you need and avoid being lured…

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e-Learning Lesson in Lectora: Using Themes and Templates

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to make your online training courses look professional, you’ll want to know all your options for using themes and templates. Lectora® Version 11 e-Learning software allows you to use both to make your course look polished, consistent and spectacular! In this e-Learning Lesson in Lectora, you’ll…

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5 Strategies for Designing Brain-Friendly e-Learning Courses

Ever wondered what’s going on in your learners’ brains as they’re working through your online training course? We have a few answers that will help you make your e-Learning course more brain-friendly and effective! Follow these 5 tips to create successful e-Learning—designed especially for the brain: Engage them, and they’ll learn. Learning is more effective…

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5 Tips to Save e-Learning Development Time

We all love an opportunity to save time—and e-Learning developers are certainly included! When you have quickly approaching deadlines, it’s helpful to know where you can save a few minutes, especially since those minutes add up. Consider these 5 tips your guide to saving time during the entire e-Learning development process: Make the most of…

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What the Tin Can API Means for Your Online Training Course

The Tin Can API is revolutionizing the way we look at communication in the e-Learning industry. Tin Can is a brand new specification for learning technology that makes it easier to collect data from many technologies, recording learning experiences like never before. You may be wondering about this new form of communication, and you’ve come…

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Is Gamification More Than Just a Buzzword?

Everybody’s talking about gamification these days. Gamification generally involves applying game design thinking to non-game applications—like e-Learning—to make them more fun and engaging. But is this more than the latest fad? Are games just fun, or do they actually facilitate learning? Children use play in order to make sense of all the new information they…

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5 Benefits of Using an LMS to Deliver Online Training

A learning management system (LMS) is an effective way to deliver your online training. And with the right LMS, you’ll open all kinds of opportunities for success, whether that’s improved job performance due to more efficient training methods or increased employee morale due to the interaction through social learning. Check out these 5 benefits to…

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