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Here's something I've wanted to do for years and finally got around to it and hope that it might help other instructional designers that are pursuing instructional design advanced degrees or certificates. Several years ago, while working on my Masters degree in Instructional Design and Technology, I entered a national instructional design and development competition… Read More

Way too much text. What do you do? thumbnail

Ever have a bunch PowerPoint slides that consist of a whole lot of text that needs to be "transformed" and turned into stunning eLearning? Of course you have. We had similar issue with a recent project where we were given about 55 slides of bulleted text and an image for each page and had to… Read More

WAV or MP3…What Should I Choose? thumbnail

Honestly, I’ve never really cared. Our group has always just used an MP3 in our eLearning modules. They work and sound great. But sometimes the software we use prefers one over the other. To be honest for me, I never really cared about the two very much. But recently, on a project in Camtasia, the… Read More

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First off, if you ever had to move you know just how much of a pain it can be. My family just bought a new home and we are in the process of getting our current home ready to sell. Part of getting it ready to sell involves purging 10 years of stuff. Lots of… Read More

eLearning is NOT Always the Answer! thumbnail

What?!!! you say as you read the headline. I’m serious here. While we may be able to create a great, cool, awesome, fancy, super-learning, flashy, life-changing eLearning module, sometimes…it’s not the right thing to do. Sometimes you have to sit back with your SME and say “SME...” if that’s their name, “…what we have here… Read More

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As I said in another post, I teach online courses, and a course I taught a few years back in an undergraduate program was Cyber Ethics. One of the topics was Copyrights. Here is an interactive eLearning module I developed initially in Flash, but just upgraded using Storyline 360. The idea was to have the… Read More

Do you really need that video in your eLearning project? thumbnail

By now, you probably already know that using video in your training is a powerful tool. We are not here to tell you why. We are going to give you some things to keep in mind should you plan on using video in your training. [Tweet "Do you really need that video in your eLearning… Read More

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I teach courses online and have done so for several years. A few years ago I was teaching for a small university on the east coast. The course I was teaching at the time was an undergraduate Cyber Ethics and Security course. Now the traditional method of online teaching usually consists of reading assignments, forum… Read More

"Why do I have to take this training?" Sound familiar? The worst thing you can do when providing training is to thrust the learner straight into the content without any explanation as to why. When designing and developing interactive eLearning it's not only important to create engaging interactions for effective learning, but it's equally important… Read More

Designing and developing a GOOD eLearning course takes some thought, some good planning, and well, some time. [Tweet "6 things every #eLearning designer should know!"] Do you need a course or will a job aid do? Seriously, do you even need an eLearning module? Are looking to change behavior or are you just trying to… Read More

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