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4 Tips for Writing Meaningful Learning Content

4 Tips for Writing Meaningful Learning Content

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There’s content, and there’s content. However, not all content is conducive for learning. And therein begins the slide of your storyboarding efforts towards ineffectiveness.

Here are some tips that can help you write meaningful content, which could lead to effective learning.

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6 Tips to Gain Your Learner’s Attention

6 Tips to Gain Your Learner’s Attention

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Every so often, while developing an eLearning course, we think about the different strategies and instructional models that will help us to create an effective eLearning course. But, an important aspect of this effectiveness is capturing the learner’s attention. In today's world of fast-paced life and short attention spans, if you haven't managed to capture your learners’ attention, they will not be ready to accept what you have to offer. Thus, a hurdle that all learning architects face is to gain and retain the learner’s attention.

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Recent Comments
Guest — Mridul Gogoi
Nice blog. But how does one get into the profession of instructional design and get an opportunity to apply all that you have ment... Read More
Thursday, 17 December 2015 11:45
Guest — knlistman
Applying these principles is not particularly easy when one is producing e-learning for same topic for 1000+ people that are at di... Read More
Wednesday, 23 December 2015 07:19
Guest — Amit
Hi Mridul, you have a point there... but then again, isn't it a universal problem across industries? The eLearning industry, in m... Read More
Wednesday, 23 December 2015 17:10
Personalized Learning: Would You like Fries with That?!

Personalized Learning: Would You like Fries with That?!

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In this constantly evolving world of learning technology, the phrase personalized learning seems to be a buzz phrase that is used as opposed to the “one-size-fits-all” form of instruction. The concept of personalized learning is still evolving as the supporting technologies and approaches emerge. The “personalized” form of learning involves connecting with the learner’s interest and experiences, by adjusting with the pace and the approach of the learner.

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Let’s do away with storyboarding…

Let’s do away with storyboarding…

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Not!

Imagine starting out on a road trip to a new destination, without a road map (or the GPS lady!) – you’ll probably end up regretting starting out at all! It’s the same thing with a storyboard – love it or hate it, you just can’t do without one. I mean, who really likes putting in tons of details like onscreen text, graphics description, animation description, interactions… into one document? Nobody, right? Yet, with all those elements left out, we would just be creating voice-over scripts and leave the rest to Fate!

To the uninitiated, a storyboard is probably a waste of time. To the hardened eLearning professional, it’s a life-saver. A storyboard addresses the W’s and the H’s of a learning plan. Borrowing from the principles of journalism, let’s see how it all fits in… 

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Bite-sized learning: So you don’t bite off more than you can chew

Bite-sized learning: So you don’t bite off more than you can chew

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Many professionals believe that bite-sized learning has always been the right size of learning.  Some people may think it to be something that contains more useful content and that fits smaller screens or any screen. Micro-learning is learning in smaller fragments and goes hand in hand with traditional methods of learning. Micro-learning includes short-term topics, assignments or tasks with less amount of information. It is something that gives your learners the related information in brief, but it is smaller than any traditional training information chunk.

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