The Design Thinking Journey: Create User-Focused Learning

Source: https://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/2570/the-design-thinking-journey-create-user-focused-learning by Lauralee Sheehan, Benjamin Martin In our work, we create custom learning solutions that aim to engage and delight our learners by being fresh, innovative, and, most importantly, human-centered. In order to do this, we use a design thinking framework that includes research and concepting to focus and inform the building of our learning experiences from the perspective…

Delivering Responsive, Personalized Learning on a Shoestring Budget

Source: https://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/2559/delivering-responsive-personalized-learning-on-a-shoestring-budget by Domenic Caloia “Adaptive learning no longer needs to be mysterious, complicated, or expensive. Approaching adaptive learning from a learning intelligence perspective eliminates the dependency on costly third-party platforms. Smart navigation is used to add dynamic page linking to quickly create courses that respond to the user’s real-time needs.”   The challenge for instructional designers…

Why We Need to Focus on Personalized Learning

Source: https://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/2549/why-we-need-to-focus-on-personalized-learning by Jeff Batt JANUARY 10, 2018 “In eLearning, we tend to make one-size-fits-all courses. We don’t tailor the content to give individual learners options to explore topics they are unfamiliar with, and to advance if they already know a topic. We need to get past this one-size-fits-all eLearning and look at ways to create tailored…

Marc My Words: Ask 10 Questions Before Starting Instructional Design

Source: https://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/2547/marc-my-words-ask-10-questions-before-starting-instructional-design Column by Marc Rosenberg JANUARY 9, 2018 “No doubt there are more questions you can think of as you kick off your new project. But these 10 questions are good starters. On the very first day, during your very first conversations, don’t just be an order-taker. Get ahead of the process, and get the answers…

Using Video for Learning: New eLearning Guild Research

Source: https://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/2537/using-video-for-learning-new-elearning-guild-research by Stephen Haskin DECEMBER 13, 2017 “Video use is now common; the report provides insights into this use, and also gives readers a basis for comparing their use to the ways others are using video for learning.” There’s no question that video for eLearning is becoming mainstream. Just how mainstream is it? Who is making…

Add close button to SCORM

Yesterday a client ask me for a small change to the Moodle SCORM activity. They create their SCORM content using Storyline and load it using a popup window. Once the activity has been completed, a standard message as below is shown to the user. This requires a user to click the X in the top…

Goodbye Articulate Studio, Hello Camtasia

Source: https://blogs.library.ucsf.edu/convergence/2017/10/26/goodbye-articulate-studio-hello-camtasia/#more-3615 Articulate Studio has been a popular tool in our service catalog for many years. Educators have used the application to build narrated PowerPoint presentations for hundreds of courses in the CLE. Like many applications, however, it has become outdated, and we consequently will be discontinuing support at the end of 2017. We have you covered, though,…

It's Time to Reimagine Mobile Learning

Source: It’s Time to Reimagine Mobile Learning : Learning Solutions Magazine by Pamela Hogle “Mobile use is a primary driver of changes in consumer and learner behavior; mobile learning cannot advance or continue to meet learners’ needs without evolving in tandem with those learners.” The way eLearning pros view mobile learning might be due for an…

Watershed Offers Free Essentials LRS Accounts at DevLearn

Source: Watershed Offers Free Essentials LRS Accounts at DevLearn : Learning Solutions Magazine “We’re providing Essentials LRS so users can track their data, play with xAPI, and experience a learning record store without having to make an up-front investment or commitment,” says Mike Rustici, co-founder and CEO of Watershed. “To make this possible, there are…

Articulate 360 Delivers Promise: Continuous Product Updates

Source: Articulate 360 Delivers Promise: Continuous Product Updates : Learning Solutions Magazine “Articulate 360 has been out for a while now, and the updates keep coming,” says eLearning developer Jeff Kortenbosch. “Articulate continues to add powerful new features across all the apps and resources in Articulate 360.” In November 2016, Articulate launched Articulate 360, which has…