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6 Essential Graphic Design Principles to Guide Your eLearning Course Design

By | on 23, Jan 2020 |   eLearning design

While a great eLearning design can act as a tonic and engage the learner at an optimum level, a bad eLearning design can lull the learners to sleep.  That's right, how your learners perceive the instr[...]

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Designing for Motivation: Three Theories eLearning Designers Can Use

By | on 13, Jan 2020 |   eLearning Instructional & Graphic Design

Motivation. The word is bandied about too much these days. An entire body of literature has sprung up around it. There are coaches who teach people how to cultivate motivation. There are websites, cou[...]

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5 Rules for Creating Relevant and Fluff-free Courses

By | on 23, Dec 2019 |   eLearning Instructional & Graphic Design

We, instructional designers, know the feeling. We take copious notes when we interview the SME, and when we return to our desks, we are at a loss wondering what information to include in the course an[...]

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6 Critical Factors that Affect How People Learn

By | on 12, Dec 2019 |   eLearning Instructional & Graphic Design

A lot of research actually goes into a well-designed eLearning course. And like it or not, instructional designers have to dig deep into the psychology of learners, specifically how they learn and wha[...]

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How To Motivate Learners Before, During and After an eLearning Course

By | on 06, Dec 2019 |   eLearning

Keeping learners motivated throughout an eLearning course is a challenge for even the most seasoned designers. Not only is it difficult to hook and keep learners engaged offline, but asynchronous trai[...]

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The 5 Best Ways to Research Your eLearning Course Target Audience

By | on 27, Nov 2019 |   eLearning tips

Although it might seem absurd to design training without the end user in mind, an audience analysis is an extremely important yet often overlooked element of instructional design. Before creating an e[...]

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A Template to Carry Out an eLearning Audience Analysis

By | on 21, Nov 2019 |   Instructional & Graphic Design

Understanding the target audience is one of the cardinal rules of effective eLearning development. Knowing your learners helps you to shape your message in a way that's most likely to resonate with th[...]

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Conquering Content Curation: Best Practices for Instructional Designers

By | on 12, Nov 2019 |   Instructional & Graphic Design

With the impressive array of content available from online sources and beyond, it’s no longer necessary to create everything from scratch. It’s also not feasible to do everything yourself when technol[...]

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