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Elearning: innovate or keep it simple? | Part 6: Wrap-up

This post is the sixth in a series about innovation in elearning. Customized elearning can offer great value when well-aligned to your learning goals. Read on to learn about the balance between innovation and simplicity. The beauty of elearning is that it can address a huge range of learning challenges. Its scope spans a diverse […]

Elearning: innovate or keep it simple? | Part 5: Audience

  This post is the fifth in a series about innovation in elearning. Customized elearning can offer great value when well-aligned to your learning goals. Read on to learn about the balance between innovation and simplicity. An important piece of building effective learning is identifying and knowing your audience. This media-driven world fills an employee’s […]

Elearning: innovate or keep it simple? | Part 4: Choosing the deliverables

This post is the fourth in a series about innovation in elearning. Customized elearning can offer great value when well-aligned to your learning goals. Read on to learn about the balance between innovation and simplicity. The answer to learning and training needs is very often elearning. When it’s tailored to your learners, elearning is engaging […]

Elearning: innovate or keep it simple? | Part 3: Content curation

This post is the third in a series about innovation in elearning. Customized elearning can offer great value when well-aligned to your learning goals. Read on to learn about the balance between innovation and simplicity. We all agree that elearning is a great tool when the concept you want to convey is a skill. But […]

Elearning: innovate or keep it simple? | Part 2: Microlearning

This post is the second in a series about innovation in elearning. Customized elearning can offer great value when well-aligned to your learning goals. Read on to learn about the balance between innovation and simplicity. The learning world has embraced microlearning the way pop culture has embraced beards and patterned leggings. All of these popular […]

Elearning: innovate or keep it simple? | Part 1: Introduction

This post is the first in a series about innovation in elearning. Customized elearning can offer great value when well-aligned to your learning goals. Read on to learn about the balance between innovation and simplicity.  If you’re an early adopter like me, you live for the chance to tinker with the latest and greatest innovations. […]

Learning content preparation: Mise en place for efficient course development

Imagine that you just came across a delicious recipe that you’re itching to try. You’ve got time to make it right now, you’re hungry, and you’re pretty sure you have all of the ingredients on hand. You’re chopping, sautéing, and mixing when suddenly the progress comes to a screeching halt because you’re missing a key […]

Content mapping: a blueprint for learning experiences

Picture yourself surrounded by half a dozen large, unmarked boxes from IKEA. The contents are probably some sort of storage furniture, but there are no instructions and no indication of what the final product is supposed to look like. The boxes were already open, so you’re not completely sure that all of the pieces are […]

Know your learner

On a recent Sunday evening, as I packed lunches and prepped for the week, my husband completed an elearning course for work. He opted to bring his laptop home and take the course in his own kitchen rather than doing it in the office where it’s harder to focus – his phone rings constantly and […]

Microlearning is like a well-packed suitcase

More info. Less time. Microlearning is everything we love about asynchronous learning with none of the baggage of longer, more cumbersome courses. We recently described how organizations are beginning to “divide learning content into shorter sections and reassemble those sections, in part or in whole, based upon context and need.” But how small do these […]