One of the largest challenges of designing eLearning modules is ensuring the course is accessible for its users. In many cases, a significant chunk of the users are adults as opposed to young learners, and there are some factors to consider when designing for this demographic.
It may come to no surprise to many designers and educators that a poor user interface will lead to a negative learning experience when it comes to online training courses. It’s up to us to do our part to ensure the experience is user-friendly and achieves its goals as smoothly as possible. So how can we make the interface in such a way that maximizes its effectiveness?
It’s important to know your target audience before you get started on every e-learning project. Different audiences will have individual reactions to course interactions, tone, pace, etc. so catering the course content specifically to their needs is essential. Articulate recently posted an info graphic on what the majority of their learners love and hate about […]
If you’ve read my blog post ‘How Better Design Can Make Your Courses More Successful‘, then you probably already know my answer to this question…
It’s easy to fall into the lull of routine, creating multiple courses that deliver different information in the same way. It makes sense, you created a course that worked well once, so why wouldn’t the same formula continue to be effective, right? Unfortunately, falling into this trap of monotony is dangerous to both your own professional growth as well as that of your learners.
This past week I was lucky enough to attend the Learning Solutions Conference held here in Orlando, FL. Hundreds of e-learning gurus and service providers from around the world attended to showcase their software and speak about a variety of training related topics. Unfortunately due to the overlapping schedule of many of the sessions, I couldn’t hit all of the ones I would have liked, but luckily many of the presenters made their slide decks available online to check out after the fact.
Recording voice overs to correspond with your e-learning course can appear to be a daunting task. From setting up the audio software, to prepping the equipment, to editing the sound clips, there can be a lot of steps that go into getting the perfect voice over. To make things a bit easier, we’ve put together a quintessential list of tips that are sure to make your next recording session a breeze.
While great design and slick animations can add a lot to a user’s experience with a learning course, content will always reign supreme. Even the most well-designed courses will fall flat if the content doesn’t deliver the key learning points in a way that’s easy for the user to understand. Keeping this focus on high-quality content in mind, here are a few tips that will greatly increase your course’s success: Read more
E-learning has been a hot topic over the past several years, with what seems like exponential growth on an annual basis. With 2013 already almost a week behind us, we wanted to take a moment to have a retrospective look at the e-learning industry over the past year. Here are the top 10 e-learning statistics from 2013, taken from the eLearning – Online Training Software blog: Read more