All You Need to Know About SCORM and LMS

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Elearning has evolved over the years and has overtaken live classroom trainings. Most of the companies now make use of an LMS (learning management system), to provide and track all eLearning courses. Some will subscribe to an LMS service while others build their own. No matter what, all the companies want their eLearning training courses to work on their LMS’ and that’s where SCORM and Tin Can API get into the picture.

In this blog, I’ll explain all you need to know about SCORM 1.1, SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004 and Tin Can API, and how they are different from each other and why they are so important in the eLearning world.

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What is the Rationale of using eLearning in Business Application Training?

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Business Application Training is one of the very important corporate training programs in organizations. It helps organizations to improve their business efficiency by enhancing individual workforce skills.

Business Application Training is a wider concept which includes every learning need that has influence on organizational brand and future business prospects. In this blog, I will be covering three learning needs which are common for broader spectrum of industries. We will also discuss rationale of corresponding preferred learning solutions.

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Elearning for All Devices – Free Articulate Rise Responsive eLearning Sample Course

Effective-Email-Writing-1In this multi-device world, no one wants to spend hours on lengthy eLearning courses sticking to desktops. And this throws a challenge for eLearning developers to design responsive eLearning that is compatible with every device. And this is where Articulate Rise by Articulate comes into play. Wondering what Articulate Rise is capable of? Check out our Responsive eLearning course sample on “Effective Email Writing” which has been created using Articulate Rise at the end of this blog.

Now let’s have a brief look at the key features of Articulate Rise for a better understanding. Read more

Top Instructional Design Trends for 2017

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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

Soon Elearning Will Be A Thing of the Past!

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I am sure your pupils must have been dilated.

Yes of course, if not soon but little later, we may be reading the demise story of eLearning. Yes, it’s sadly true – eLearning is losing its glory, big time! But, do you know – what factors might have contributed to its demise?

My recent interactions with industry experts from different parts of the world has made me write about the increasing negative perception on eLearning effectiveness. It is natural that if anything loses its efficacy will be losing its demand and one day becomes the thing of the past. Read more

Why Microlearning can be the Best Strategy for Sales Training?

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“Microlearning is an effective sales training strategy that involves bite-sized learning nuggets focused on a specific product features or a sales task providing just-in-time learning.”

Ever wondered how to train sales team with engaging training content so that they can translate the knowledge immediately on the field! But do they have time to take training given their sales targets and tight schedules? Probably, NO. Even if they take, the learning is not reinforced post sales training and this is a big drawback. Sales teams must be regularly trained to build effective training skills. And Microlearning is so apt for sales reps who are constantly on the move as it fits beautifully in the sales training landscape. Read more

Incorporating Infographics in eLearning

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As instructional designers, we aim to design eLearning courses such that it reduces cognitive overload and gives a sense of accomplishment to the learner.

But what is the secret sauce to create effective eLearning courses?

Declutter the screen with irrelevant images, graphics and heavy on-screen text. And your 50% job is done. Yes, it’s just that. Whether it is custom eLearning, rapid eLearning, mobile learning or even microlearning; Relevancy is the key. And incorporating infographics in eLearning can take your eLearning courses to the next level. In this blog, we will highlight the relevancy of infographics in eLearning. Read more

A Case Study on Microlearning as Performance Support to Reinforce Existing Training

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Microlearning, one of the hottest eLearning trends, is catching attention amongst eLearning fraternity like never before. Our recent discussion on a LinkedIn group received a stream of thoughts and perspectives on microlearning. In this blog, we will discuss the microlearning case study that illustrates how we’ve developed and delivered microlearning course/application as performance support to reinforce existing training.

Before we could explore the case study, let’s first understand what microlearning actually means. “Microlearning is not just bite-sized eLearning content that is chunked to deliver short bursts of information, but it is more than that…”

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Is Elucidat Analytics a Replacement to Traditional LMS?

Is Elucidat Analytics a Replacement to Traditional LMS

Elucidat is a cloud-based eLearning Authoring Tool which provides responsive eLearning courses faster and easier. Elucidat makes eLearning development smooth and easy through its pre-built functionalities that are readily available for us to use. Elucidat Analytics is one of such functionalities that has been recently introduced.

Analytics in general are quite essential to track learner progress and calculate eLearning ROI no matter what the eLearning format is – custom eLearning, rapid eLearning, mobile learning, microlearning and blended learning solutions.

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Does Outsourcing eLearning/Online Training development Make Sense?

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Why and how to outsource online training or eLearning development services?

Outsourcing has become an indispensable part of an organization. It is no more an alternative to save money, but an essential option to break through the road blocks an organization comes across while carrying a business. It becomes quintessential when it comes to eLearning and online training. As you know, creating interactive eLearning content with instructional design values need expert skills and competencies. The in-house eLearning development team may not be competent enough to deliver eLearning projects as expected or the in-house team may not have expertise in all the areas required in the complete cycle of eLearning development. So outsourcing eLearning projects can cut down your chase and save significant time and money. However, selecting a capable eLearning vendor is a challenge in itself.

In this blog, we will cover the aspects you need to consider while e-learning outsourcing to a suitable vendor.

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