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Designing storyboards for online courses – the sure way of getting everybody on board

If you are an Instructional Designer, you know how exciting it is to sit down at the drawing board, ready to transform some learning objectives into a fun, innovative, engaging e-learning material. Wi...

Why content design is critical for all types of learners

Getting children and teenagers to learn is a pretty difficult thing. Regardless of the season, there always seems to be something more fun to do: playing Marco Polo in the pool while sipping very unhe...

The learning brain and why L&D professionals should care about it

People in the L&D industry know that creating everything related to a business training program is anything but a piece of cake. Instructional designers need so much more than the specific technical s...

Decision trees vs. real life scenarios in e-learning

Decisions, decisions... When I was a kid I couldn't wait to grow up and decide things on my own. Now that I'm an adult I sometimes wish to be just a child and let others take responsibility for all th...

4 Reasons to use video for business training [Infographic]

I had to attend an event a few days ago — not too fancy but not too casual either — so I found myself yet again in front of my full wardrobe closet, contemplating about what should I wear. I didn't wa...

5 tricks to help learners better remember training courses [Infographic]

Do you remember how to apply Pythagoras’ theorem? What about the chemical formula for coffee? Or the capital city of Armenia? I used to know these all — and more. Used to is a very important keyword h...

Engaging the modern learner: 6 tips for instructional designers [Infographic]

Hiring ads today have come a long way from Help wanted!. Companies looking for new employees need to focus not only on what they want from a new hire, but they also have to showcase the position they ...

Reusable Learning Object Methodology – A way to design blended learning

It was in 2004 when I was introduced to the Reusable Learning Object methodology. Our training manager was awesome — he was business savvy, empowered us to do what we needed to do, BUT he didn't have ...

The power of gamified content in training courses

As a kid I never wanted to grow up. I had such a great time, everything was a like a game, and I didn’t want it to end, never ever. In my childish mind, growing up was like a barrier where the fun and...

5 graphic design rules to keep in mind when creating online courses

Do you remember your first training? I remember bits of mine. I do recall it was fun and interactive and the trainer had a special technique for helping us remember important information. She would wr...

My favorite free images resources for online courses

Pictures generally communicate ideas faster than speech or written words. Pictures with people in them are usually more appealing to online users, as these better convey emotions. But any picture can ...

6 LMS best practices for instructional designers

Sometime ago your organization realized that the only way to keep rising in the ever-more competitive business environment is to continuously invest in its employees and their professional development...

Addressing the needs of visual learners in training

According to a highly unscientific study I performed this morning on a few colleagues around the office, people recognize famous brands based on just parts of their logos! They didn't need the word Tw...

How storytelling in games affect training

Gamification in workplace learning is less and less regarded as a trivial training tactic. Games come with an element of fun and inspire competition, even in personal learning paths. What's more, they...

Velfies and bite-sized learning: a recipe for training success

When people have ideas that can solve a need but lack the resources to put them into practice, they access that brilliant part of the brain where creativity dwells. They have to either come up with cr...

Online multimedia content in e-learning: Flash vs. HTML5

The traditional way of training is based on the didactic method of a teacher / professor / instructor pushing new information / knowledge onto learners / trainees' brains. While the core of this metho...

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