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Build experiential offline learning with Evolve

Build experiential offline learning with Evolve

Matt Cleghorn, Appitierre Ltd

Build a course to promote offline practice using experiential learning.

This free demonstration course is designed to encourage the learner to try out their learning offline. We explore a complex topic, frying an egg, using a branching scenario, local storage and offline learning.

Course | Free
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The Online Lecture Toolkit

The Online Lecture Toolkit

Judith Dutill/Melissa Wehler

This site is designed to provide you with the tools you need to create engaging and effective online video content for educational purposes. The approaches outlined here are practitioner and evidence-based and designed for educators at every level of technological fluency.

Website | Free
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How to create great e-Learning content from A to Z

How to create great e-Learning content from A to Z

iSpring

In this series, Michael Sheyahshe, an e-Learning expert, will guide you through the whole process of crafting a course — from initial roadmap to final content distribution.

Course | Free
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Accessibility from the Ground Up: A Guide to Making eLearning Barrier-Free

Accessibility from the Ground Up: A Guide to Making eLearning Barrier-Free

Pamela S. Hogle, Elearning Guild

If we create content that is accessible from the ground up—if we build in ease of access and assistance for people who are new to technology, are English-language learners, have trouble distinguishing colors, need high-contrast designs, are hard of hearing, or use screen readers to navigate or access text—all learners will benefit. Accessible content is easier for everyone to use.

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How to Use Typography to Improve Your E-Learning

How to Use Typography to Improve Your E-Learning

Heloisa Kinder, Articulate

Typography—or the art of creating characters for print—is a powerful tool for setting the right mood and tone for your e-learning course. Choosing the right typefaces will help you create clear, beautiful, and legible text that complements the content, interactions, and graphics in your course.

In this rich guide to typography for e-learning designers, we’ll show you how to create a professional, elegant look for your course by choosing the right typefaces.

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Sponge UK Elearning Podcast

Sponge UK Elearning Podcast

Sponge UK

Getting to the heart of great elearning with absorbing interviews, ideas, and tips. The perfect show for L&D professionals, instructional designers, and anyone interested in digital learning. We cover the technology behind learning, as well as the theory and practice that goes into absorbing online learning.

Podcast | Free
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The Secret to Create Great E-Learning Videos

The Secret to Create Great E-Learning Videos

Articulate

Videos let you show a learner what they need to know, not just tell them. And for soft-skills training, they’re invaluable for capturing the subtleties of personal interactions. In this e-book, we’ll share our expert tips on creating compelling videos and screencasts.

Learn how to set up a professional-quality studio with simple, affordable equipment, including lighting you can find at your local hardware store. Get tips for speaking or narrating with a natural, authentic tone. Save time by effectively preparing your desktop for screen recordings. Enhance your videos with captions and interactions to make sure they communicate key points.

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A Rough Guide to Induction

A Rough Guide to Induction

SpongeUK

The first day of a new job.

It’s a pivotal moment for both new employee and employer, but without the right induction or onboarding this new working relationship could be short-lived.

Businesses with effective induction training have a 50% higher retention rate of new staff, as well as improved employee engagement and productivity.

Find out how elearning can help your organisation deliver a high quality, consistent induction experience with our complimentary handbook, A rough guide to induction.

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Mobile Learning in Context

Mobile Learning in Context

Janet Clarey, Elearning Guild

When people talk about customary approaches to eLearning, they usually envision self-paced courses, tutorials, and synchronous virtual classroom training. Still popular after 20 years, this “traditional” type of eLearning is typically designed and structured as a formal solution. It originated in one-way communication (web 1.0), much like email originated from traditional mail. Done right, for the right reasons, it works.

Mobile learning, on the other hand, originated in two-way communication (web 2.0), defies the customary approach to eLearning, and shifts the control and responsibility for learning. From a design perspective, mobile forces us to rethink our approach to learning. It forces us to see learners as mobile. Done right, it also works.

A collection of essays curated by Janet Clarey, Mobile Learning in Context explores topics from implementation to how to motivate learners to complete training. Written by an international group of mobile innovators, their writings might inspire you rethink where mobile learning fits in your existing learning ecosystem.

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Making eLearning Accessible

Making eLearning Accessible

Trivantis

Discover why you should be creating accessible content, plus tips and tricks for making accessible content interactive.

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Exploring Social Learning

Exploring Social Learning

Curatr

Social has been one of the watch words in L&D trends in recent years. Some experts suggest that all learning is social, some say you can design social learning experience - others say you can’t touch it and that L&D professionals should just stand back and let it happen.

But do we even have a common understanding of what it is?

In this latest offering from HT2 you’ll be able to inform your own practice by taking a look at ‘Social Learning’ by exploring:

  • The changing world and workplace.
  • Various social learning theories.
  • The relationship between social, formal and informal learning.
  • Various strategies, tools, methods and approaches.
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9 Steps to Better E-Learning Project Management

9 Steps to Better E-Learning Project Management

Articulate

For e-learning creators, the success of any e-learning project often hinges on how it’s planned and managed. You can have a fantastic idea, design it to perfection, and even line up awesome tools to build your course. But without a solid project management plan, you might find yourself facing some frustrating—and unnecessary—challenges.

This e-book walks you through the steps you need to manage your e-learning course projects effectively, from start to finish. You’ll find effective tips, resources, and strategies to help you create and deliver an e-learning course that meets everyone’s expectations.

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The Elearning Guys

The Elearning Guys

David Charney and Nejc Žorga Dulmin, TheElearningGuys.com

The eLearning Guys is a discussion show about Articulate Storyline development and all things eLearning by two guys passionate about education, multimedia, creativity and problem solving.

Nejc and David have been working in the eLearning industry for over a decade and they share their experiences with Articulate Storyline and their eLearning adventures with you.

Podcast | Free
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Elearning Coach Podcast

Elearning Coach Podcast

Connie Malamed, Elearning Coach

Connie Malamed from The eLearning Coach site shares fresh ideas and actionable tips for success with creating online and mobile learning experiences. Listen to interviews with expert designers, developers, authors and professors who provide strategies for both learning architects and educators. If you have a passion for instructional design, cognitive psychology, visual communication, social media learning, mLearning, and related topics, this podcast is for you.

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elearning.... beyond the next button!

elearning.... beyond the next button!

Curatr

In this latest free offering from HT2 we’ve taking something of a brave (some might say foolish, but we prefer ‘experimental’) approach to our design.

We’re intending to facilitate a year-long conversation that will focus initially on the term ‘elearning’ and considering what that means in 2016, before using each month of the year to a look at a current or emerging technology that could be used to enhance the practice of those of you in a people development role. These monthly topics will become available on the 1st of each month.

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eLearning 101: A Practical Guide

eLearning 101: A Practical Guide

Trivantis

Learn the foundations of eLearning development in this complete guide for new training industry professionals.

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Dear Instructional Designer

Dear Instructional Designer

Kristin Anthony, DearInstructionalDesigner.com

The show for instructional design newbies.

What is the life of an instructional designer really like? This show is going to delve into all of the mess and how we can deal with it.

Podcast | Free
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How To Create An Outstanding MOOC

How To Create An Outstanding MOOC

Curatr

In this course from HT2 we’d like to offer you not only the opportunity to discuss MOOC design in the fantastic social setting that is Curatr, but you’ll also have the chance (and support) to build your very own MOOC - in Curatr!

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Building Compelling Interactions: What You Need to Know

Building Compelling Interactions: What You Need to Know

Articulate

Engaging e-learning courses give learners opportunities to take action, make decisions, and engage with content. In this e-book, we’ll share our pro techniques for building interactions that tempt your learners’ curiosity and invite them to explore.

Let learners discover relationships between key concepts with interactive activities. Ask absorbing questions that help learners process new information. Create thought-provoking scenarios that challenge learners to apply what they’ve learned to realistic situations. And design decision points that keep your learners wanting more.

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The Insider’s Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro

The Insider’s Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro

Tom Kuhlmann, Articulate

This free e-book by world-famous e-learning guru Tom Kuhlmann, author of The Rapid E-Learning Blog, will turn you into an e-learning pro in no time.

Tom will walk you through foundational e-learning concepts, explain common terms, and introduce you to the different types of tools you’ll use. He’ll also give you a top-to-bottom framework for partnering with stakeholders, gathering needed resources, and developing your online course effectively and efficiently.

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5 eLearning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

5 eLearning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Trivantis

Are you making these eLearning mistakes? Find out the worst offenders and how to avoid them. This eBook is based on original content by Joe Ganci of eLearningJoe and our extremely popular 5 eLearning Mistakes webinar.

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Using Instructional Interactivity to Improve e-Learning Designs!

Using Instructional Interactivity to Improve e-Learning Designs!

Ethan Edwards, Allen Interactions

In this e-book, Ethan Edwards covers the concept of instructional interactivity, and demonstrates how it can transform the learning experience for learners working independently through an e-learning program. Gain understanding of the four essential components of instructional interactivity, CCAF, which include: Context, Challenge, Activity, and Feedback.

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Avoiding Ugly e-Learning: Lessons from Holiday Sweaters

Avoiding Ugly e-Learning: Lessons from Holiday Sweaters

Ethan Edwards, Allen Interactions

Tis the season of holiday sweaters—each lovingly created with good intent, sometimes gaudy, sometimes uncomfortable, sometimes utilitarian, but rarely as beautiful as imagined. The same can often be said about e-learning course designs.

We start out with the intention to create something uniquely satisfying for our learners, but after accounting for strained resources, limited time, imperfect development tools, complex subject matter, and unpredictable learners, we end up with something not quite as beautiful as we’d hoped.

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Saving the World from Boring Training

Saving the World from Boring Training

Cathy Moore, CathyMoore.com

In this 23-page ebook, you’ll learn 6 steps for saving the world from boring training courses.

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6 Rules to Designing e-Learning for Maximum Motivation

6 Rules to Designing e-Learning for Maximum Motivation

Ethan Edwards, Allen Interactions

In an individualized learning setting, like asynchronous web-based training programs, active learner engagement is necessary for learning to occur.So while it is important for the instructional designer to get the content “right,” it is even more vital (and usually more challenging) to design interactivity to draw in the learner to commit to the authentic behavior needed for learning to occur.

This e-book presents six straightforward and effective design strategies to create learner motivation in e-learning.

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10 Practical Principles for Creating Impactful e-Learning

10 Practical Principles for Creating Impactful e-Learning

Ethan Edwards, Allen Interactions

Instructional designers of e-learning face a constant challenge of how to create learning experiences that actually make a difference. Too many of the accepted and easy approaches result in e-learning courses that fail to motivate, engage, or empower learners. Sophisticated simulations and technically-sophisticated designs seem out of reach for many instructional designers.

In this e-book, learn:

  • 10 practical principles that should be implemented at any level of complexity to create training experiences that are transforming and memorable.
  • Actionable tips to implement these principles into your e-learning designs.
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7 Steps To Improved E-Learning Challenges

7 Steps To Improved E-Learning Challenges

Ethan Edwards, Allen Interactions

The Context, Challenge, Activity, and Feedback (CCAF) Instructional Design Model is a powerful tool to guide the design of engaging and effective online interactions.

Instructional designers appreciate the power of these elements and are impressed when presented with finished interactions that exemplify these principles. However, when faced with designing an interaction from scratch, many designers find it difficult to break out of the traditional tedious multiple choice and true/false formats that are used so often.

This e-book provides seven small steps to improved interactions while recognizing that capabilities with authoring software might be quite limited. If you begin applying these steps while you are designing questions, you will quickly open up a world of much more powerful design possibilities.

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E-Learning for Beginners

E-Learning for Beginners

Articulate

New to e-learning? Our in-depth e-book will tell you everything you need to know. You’ll be creating great courses in no time!

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Unleash the Potential of Elearning in Your Business

Unleash the Potential of Elearning in Your Business

Ant Pugh, E-Learning Architect

Are you thinking about implementing an e-learning programme within your business but not sure where to start? Or are you already delivering online training and not seeing the levels of engagement you know are possible? Then this course is for you!

In this email crash course you’ll learn:

  • Why many e-learning programmes fail
  • How to guarantee engagement with your audience
  • How to demonstrate a tangible return on investment
  • The basic components required for a successful e-learning programme
  • Specific, actionable techniques you can apply to your business today
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5 Highly Effective Strategies for Creating Engaging E-Learning

5 Highly Effective Strategies for Creating Engaging E-Learning

Articulate

Want to create more engaging e-learning courses, but aren’t sure where to start? In this go-to guide, you’ll learn how to attract—and keep—your learners’ attention.

From demystifying visual design principles to uncovering the secret to building great interactions, this e-book shares the pro strategies you need to make more compelling, more engaging, and more effective courses.

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Disney Princesses Reimagined As E-Learning Disasters

Disney Princesses Reimagined As E-Learning Disasters

Ethan Edwards, Allen Interactions

One of the more robust Internet trends has been reimagining the well-loved Disney Princesses in different situations. From the imaginative Disney Princesses Reimagined as “Real Life” Women to the provocative Disney Princesses Reimagined as Different Races to the absurd Disney Princesses Reimagined as Hot Dogs, these iconic characters seem to be useful in revealing aspects of our world that might otherwise go unrecognized.

In this spirit, Ethan Edwards puts this lens to the design of e-learning to shed new light on some problems and risks that we face and have become blind to by illustrating 12 Disney Princesses Reimagined as e-Learning Disasters.

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The Definitive Guide to Multi-Device E-Learning

The Definitive Guide to Multi-Device E-Learning

Articulate

Learners don’t just access e-learning from their desktop computers anymore. They’re using all kinds of devices, including smartphones and laptops. That means e-learning professionals are being asked to build courses that work on any device and screen size.

This request comes with a lot of new design and development considerations. How do you create e-learning that’s effective and looks great across multiple types of devices? How do you choose the right mobile learning development tools?

This e-book answers those big questions and more. In this definitive guide, we explain what multi-device e-learning is, break down the approaches to creating multi-device e-learning, and talk through what to consider when evaluating different mobile e-learning solutions.

You’ll also get insights, tips, and tricks for creating multi-device e-learning that you can apply immediately, whether you’re just getting started or want to take your courses to the next-level.

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14 Tips for Preparing an e-Learning Feast

14 Tips for Preparing an e-Learning Feast

Ethan Edwards, Allen Interactions

As we all get ready to join our family and friends for the Thanksgiving holidays and prepare for the big meal, it’s nearly impossible to avoid the endless advice on TV, radio, and online about how to prepare the perfect feast.

As it turns out, so much of that advice can easily be related to planning and preparing perfect e-learning.

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