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.
We’ve all been guilty of creating a course at some point that’s basically a glorified Power Point presentation. You present the information over a series of slides, then you give the users a quiz in hopes that they can regurgitate all the information they’ve skimmed over. While this is a quick and easy way to create courses, you might be shooting yourself in the foot in the long run by having to re-train people due to lack of comprehension, or by having under-qualified trainees that didn’t retain the information. Read more