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    Diana Cohen

    Diana Cohen

    Education Writer | eLearning Expert | EdTech Blogger. Creativa, apasionada por mi labor, disruptiva y dinámica para transformar el mundo de la formación empresarial.

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    5 Essential Content Creation Tips For eLearning Success

    You've been tasked to create an eLearning course. Now what?  Let us help you get with it and nail each aspect of the content development process. Probably you are wondering if there is one perfect roadmap for relevant and engaging eLearning content. However, given that the variables of each project make each project unique, it is difficult to box elements into one plan. Varying factors include: The size of your team Amount of content The subject at hand and ideal delivery content The audience’s knowledge or understanding of the course Your business goals These will all affect the direction of the course. That said, rest assured there is a silver lining. Although the intricacies of the roadmap are not standard, several guidelines can provide the foundation for compelling content and a well-structured course.

    4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Creating Your Next eLearning Course

    As an instructional designer, your primary goal is to develop effective eLearning courses. You should address the objectives for each lesson, use the correct instructional method to meet the needs of the learners, and ensure the content and all its related activities are meaningful and relevant. After all, adult learners are not interested in completing "busy work" with no real-world application toward achieving their academic goals. 

    What Do Modern Learners Actually Want From Your eLearning Courses?

    Consumers of corporate training and eLearning (aka. your employees) are changing – fast. Their priorities, training needs, preferences, and learning patterns are diverging from the well-beaten paths we've mapped out in the past. So, as you're probably wondering from the title, what do today's employee learners want from workplace learning? Well, we're glad you asked...



    6 Tips To Revamp Your Outdated eLearning Courses

    Sometimes it feels like your eLearning courses haven't been updated since the 90s. Often, your courses look remarkably similar to the ones you made five years ago. This sense of timelessness can easily bore your learners and actually take away from the impact of the course content. How can you make your eLearning courses more innovative? How can you adapt them to modern learners' needs and spice them up? Most importantly, how can you redesign them and create transformative experiences that actually engage your learners? Continue reading! 

    The Anatomy of a Modern eLearning Course

    Workplace learning used to be different. In the last decades, learning was considered just an event. People studied four-year careers only, pursued a job for life, and then retired. But times have changed—and today’s employees no longer see learning as a one-stop shop for a job.  Lifelong Learning is now more important than ever. And that’s more true for Millennials and Gen Z workers than just about any other group. These are the modern learners who are vastly different temperamentally, attitudinally, and psychologically than their predecessors, the Baby Boomers.

    5 Tricks to Improve Learning Retention Rate in eLearning Courses

    Anyone can create an eLearning course. But creating an eLearning course that works, and has an impact takes time and effort. Of course, good design, an intuitive user experience, and relevant content are key elements to factor in. However, despite the course turning out to look amazing and despite the eagerness of your employees to absorb all this information, they may forget what they’ve learned as soon as they get back to their desks.  The problem at hand has a name and goes by learning decay. It’s the natural process of forgetting things we don’t use over time. Our minds register them as useless and drop 'em. However, if specific strategies are used throughout your eLearning course to indicate that the information is important, it’s deemed valuable for long-term memory.

    4 Signs Your eLearning Course Needs Improvement

    There comes a time in the life of any product when it needs to be refreshed and it is no different with eLearning courses. However, when it’s your course, you may not realize the time has come to make some changes. After all, it can be difficult to assess your own work. The best thing to do is create an evaluation sheet or checklist and measure your training against it. This article will help you get started with the process. If you identify with many of the statements below, you should start thinking about how you will improve your eLearning course.

    Factors That Affect the Transfer of Learning in the Workplace

    Transfer of learning refers to the “ability of a trainee to apply the behavior, knowledge, and skills acquired in one learning situation to another.”1  It’s what makes a job easier and faster as a learner becomes more skilled because they can apply what they already know.

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