10 Benefits of Outsourcing Instructional Design for eLearning Programs

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Yet, many associations continue to have staff and volunteer subject matter experts (SMEs) design and develop online learning programs because that’s been the default mode of operation. To provide a more engaging and effective learning experience for your online students, consider outsourcing instructional design. What Instructional Designers Do. 10 Reasons for Outsourcing Instructional Design. Curriculum design. Instructional practices.

What If Your Association Can’t Afford an Instructional Designer?

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Now, the bad news: you didn’t get the budget to hire a professional to design and develop the course. What are your options if your association can’t afford an instructional designer? You won’t necessarily save money in the long-run by handling instructional design yourself. It’s not always cheaper when you factor in how much time it takes staff to do what professional instructional designers can do much faster.

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What Does an eLearning Consultant Do? The Complete Guide

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An eLearning consultant can help you answer this question and more. Through that work, we’ve seen the common questions that associations face when it comes to hiring an eLearning consultant— and now, we’re here to answer them: What is an eLearning consultant?

10 Types of eLearning Assessments for Your Courses

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Either way, we’d guess it looked quite different from the eLearning assessment types we’re going to discuss today. When it comes to eLearning assessments, there is a wide range of possibilities when it comes to interactivity and engagement. What is an eLearning assessment?

21st Century Skills in eLearning

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The answer may seem obvious, but that’s not readily apparent in the eLearning we design. For example, instructional designers need to work with programmers, graphic artists, subject matter experts, and data scientists to develop effective eLearning curricula. Our eLearning curricula should promote these 21 st century skills. It’s hard to teach employees creativity if you’re making them select one right answer from a multiple choice question.

21st Century Skills and eLearning

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The answer may seem obvious, but that’s not readily apparent in the eLearning we design. For example, instructional designers need to work with programmers, graphic artists, subject matter experts, and data scientists to develop effective eLearning curricula. Our eLearning curricula should promote these 21 st century skills. It’s hard to teach employees creativity if you’re making them select one right answer from a multiple choice question.

BYOD: Building Branching Scenarios

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Introducing people to new instructional design concepts is very important, but providing people with the tools and skills necessary to bring those ideas to life is just as important. I spent the past year telling everyone how fun and useful these scenarios are for educational purposes; now it’s time to teach eLearning Professionals how to make their own. Managing eLearning Blog associations Branching Scenarios elearning Learning Solutions Conference

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9 Ways to Increase Online Student Engagement

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When more students enjoy and complete your course successfully, your eLearning programs benefit from their return business and referrals. #1 A good introductory video could also serve as a promotional trailer, like this one from another Coursera MOOC, Modern & Contemporary American Poetry —a course we’ve discussed before on this blog because of its creative and effective instructional design. #2 Build opportunities for social learning into an online course’s design.

How to Get Useful Student Feedback on Online Courses

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Good feedback gives you the data you need to improve courses yourself and to make a case for hiring professional instructional designers to develop courses. What do these evaluations teach you about course effectiveness? Besides learning how to improve course design and delivery, post-course evaluations also help you collect testimonials for online course marketing.

5 Essential CME LMS Features for Your Healthcare Association

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This task is made even harder if your CME learning management system ( CME LMS ), the platform that delivers eLearning to your association’s members, fails to support you in the effort. eLearning content pricing that brings in revenue and is affordable for members. Responsive design.

Social Media Measurement and Learning Analytics: How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Count the Ways

Beth Kanter

I tested out the five phases of falling in love with measurement. Given the topic was measurement, I couldn’t help but go a little meta and play with incorporating learning analytics into the instruction. This blog post shares some insights about those two somewhat disconnected ideas. Elearning space defines it as: “Use of intelligent data, learner-produced data, and analysis models to discover information and social connections, and to predict and advise on learning.”

What Pokémon Go Means to the Learning Industry

Gyrus

If your training arsenal consists of Instructor led training and elearnings and your user base is not as receptive to the teachings as they used to be, another option now exists. As such, it is safe to say a well-executed mobile learning in augmented reality could captivate learners to levels we have yet to see, and it is up to instructional design developers to get us there. What Pokémon Go Means to the Learning Industry.