5E Instructional Model for eLearning – A Model Preferred by NASA


Custom eLearning development is one of the challenging as well as an interesting area for an instructional designer. Its major challenge lies in finding efficient and effective learning solutions that meet unique learning needs.

In this blog, I will describe 5 E’s instructional model and propose important suggestions to implement it in eLearning.

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Is Video-Based content the Future of Elearning?


Video-Based eLearning, the widely accepted eLearning trend, is gaining momentum like never before. Now what makes it trendy is, its shorter, crispier and engaging nature – changing the way how people learn. Video-Based eLearning, if designed correctly, based on instructional design principles, could be the most engaging way to hold learner’s attention. Gamification, Scenario-based eLearning along with Video-Based Learning could be the right approach to bid adieu to so called “Click Next” – traditional eLearning.

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Instructional Designer’s View on Articulate 360 Rise


Over the last decade, a significant number and variety of eLearning course development tools have emerged. The prominent eLearning authoring tools we use today are Articulate Storyline, Lectora, Captivate, Elucidat, etc. for custom eLearning as well as multi-device eLearning. Every tool has its utility based on what eLearning requirement it suits for. Time and Instructional Strategy are two major factors considered while selecting an eLearning course development tool. Instructional designers have key role in selecting the right authoring tool. They will act as a guiding needle between the learning requirements and the selection of course development tool. Read more

Top 4 Books Every Elearning Professional Must Read


As Dr. Suess said, “The MORE that you READ, the more things you’ll know. The More you’ll LEARN, the more PLACES you’ll Go.” This saying holds true for eLearning designers especially instructional designers. The most important quality for an eLearning professional would be “the appetite to Read and Learn more” while staying updated with the current eLearning trends. In my research, I discovered the following 4 eLearning books that are must-read to design eLearning courses effectively. Read more

Section 508 and WCAG – Compliances to Increase Accessibility in Elearning


Have you ever imagined how a person with disability would access your eLearning course? May be you haven’t given a thought of designing eLearning in that perspective. But eLearning accessibility has been the industry hot topic now. And an eLearning course should be designed such that it works for everyone across the organization so that no one misses the training opportunities. In this blog, we will discuss the eLearning course accessibility challenges and corresponding compliances – Section 508 and WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines). Read more

Top Instructional Design Trends for 2017


2016 was an amazing year for Instructional Designers with respect to the innovations, adaptability and change we have witnessed in different aspects of eLearning course design. This is a result of continuous process of evaluation of existing approaches, standards and styles. Read more

Instructional Design Tips to Create eLearning to Train Corporate Millennial Workforce


“Modern Instructional Design can address the millennial learning needs and help you create an effective eLearning.” In this blog, we will discuss the modern digital learning needs along with the corresponding instructional design tips to create learner-centered corporate eLearning. Read more

Top 6 eLearning Trends to Watch Out For 2017


What do you think will be the next big things in eLearning industry for 2017?

The year 2016 has already seen a massive development in eLearning field. Now that the year is about to end, let’s take a glimpse at the emerging eLearning trends of 2017 based on insights from eLearning industry experts.

As technologies keep emerging, the year 2017 could be the most disruptive years for eLearning industry. Analysts predict that global e-Learning market is expected to grow at an average of 23% by 2017.

The global corporate eLearning market is projected to reach an approximate revenue of USD $31 billion by the end of 2020. [Elearning Market Trends And Forecast 2017-2021 Report by Docebo]

Here are the top 6 eLearning trends in 2017 you should know. Read more

Creating Engaging eLearning is Now Amazingly Simple

elearning interactions samplesWe, at Swift, started a concept of filling the gap between the Instructional Designers and eLearning Developers to make the learning content more interactive. After spending a decade in eLearning Industry, we’ve come across many challenges. And the most pressing challenge was that the client wanted the content to be interactive, however, sometimes our ID team ran out of new ideas. Read more

Online Employee Induction Training – Intuitively Designed Within a Single Screen


Requirement was to create an online employee onboarding and induction training for new hires using blended learning approach.

The content we received was a 100-slide presentation. The challenge was to have the learners to first go through the content which was more relevant to their job role. And later present the content that was optional or not directly related to the job role of the new hires. In short, a branching approach was required.

After analyzing the corporate training needs, we chunked the text-heavy PowerPoint training content to short easy-to-digest bite-sized learning nuggets. We wanted it to be a visually-rich, interactive eLearning course with minimal click-through buttons so that the learners can absorb and retain information easily. Read more