Posts Tagged ‘e-Learning’

Spaced Repetition: Why It Works

Spaced repetition is a slippery learning technique to pin down. This wise guy goes by several aliases in the educational ‘hood. You might have heard about spaced rehearsal, interval reinforcement, distributed practice, the spacing effect, repetition scheduling or some other name. However, these are all the same fellow, and he’s a good guy to have around. What…

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How to Add Closed Captions to Video and Audio in Lectora

Web accessibility is an important part of the development process that should be considered with your initial course design. It is a “best practice” for your e-Learning presentations to be compliant with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. As described in the 508 Standards Guide [1194.22(b)]: “Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized…

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Choosing the Right Device for Your e-Learning

Desktop computer. Laptop. Tablet. Smartphone. Phablet. (Yes, I said “phablet.”) There are a lot of devices out there for you to choose from when delivering e-Learning. You could just go “eenie meenie miney mo,” or you could read this awesome blog post and figure out which device is best for your e-Learning. Desktops and laptops—the…

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7 e-Learning Content Mistakes That Ruin Your Credibility

Details matter. They affect your audience’s attitude toward your content. And the way an audience responds to any content is crucial. Here’s an example: I’m reading an article online—let’s say about cat scratching posts—and I find a misspelling. If that misspelling is followed by several more grammar, punctuation or capitalization mistakes, I’ll stop reading. Either…

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Thursday’s Trending e-Learning Topic: The Global Nature of e-Learning

Disney was right—it is a “small world after all.” Or maybe the world just seems small because e-Learning and other technologies—like cloud development—are bringing us closer together. Training programs are no longer isolated courses delivered in the office conference room and then forgotten. Today an employee in Fargo, North Dakota, could be taking the same…

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5 Reasons Learners Hate Your Online Course

Pet peeves. Everyone has them. And as it turns out, learners might have a lot more pet peeves about your course than you realize! Today at Your Everything for e-Learning Place, we’re shining the light on 5 pet peeves learners have about online training courses. 1. Patronizing Tone Does your course really need a slide…

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5 Ways to Win the e-Learning Race Against Time

There’s an ongoing race against time for e-Learning developers. Wouldn’t you like to win that race? You’re about to learn 5 strategies that can help you create courses quickly—and declare victory!  Try these 5 strategies to win the e-Learning race against time:  1. Narrow your focus.  Sometimes people want to use training to solve a…

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Great Reads on Gamification

Gamification is everywhere—from Cheez-It Scrabble Junior, which gamifies snack crackers, to the popular Fitbit fitness tracking bands. And just this morning, I heard a commercial announcing that Monopoly is back at McDonalds. Gamification is clearly working for McDonalds; they’ve been doing Monopoly for as long as I can remember (even all the way back to…

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e-Learning What Not to Do… BuzzFeed Style!

Here at Your Everything for e-Learning Place, we pride ourselves on offering you all the resources you need to create the best e-Learning. We provide video demos, webinars, suggestions on instructional design books to read, graphic design tips and more.  But maybe you don’t have time to sit there and read through that many resources.…

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The Essentials of Typography for e-Learning

In college, I had to take an entire semester of Typography. That’s right—in the realm of higher education, there exists a semester-long, 400-level course all about typefaces. Spoiler alert: If you’re trying to tell the difference between Arial and Helvetica, look at the differences of the uppercase G or the lowercase t. Or you can…

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