This Week’s Best eLearning News and Articles (Issue 36)

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This Week’s Best eLearning News and Articles (Issue 36)

Gamification. Yes. Social learning. Yes. Meet Docebo LMS version 6.3
We’re very excited to announce our latest product update, Docebo LMS V 6.3. This new version comes with a Gamification App and Blog App to help engage learners! Want to try it out? Test-drive Docebo 6.3 for yourself – start a 14-day free trial now!

7 Tips To Choose Multimedia For Your eLearning Course
In this article I will discuss the basics of selecting the multimedia that will draw in the learners and will provide them with the best possible eLearning experience, without taking away any from the value of the core content itself. I will share 7 eLearning tips on how to use the ideal multimedia tools, so that you can make an aesthetically pleasing, high quality eLearning course.

3 Things You Told Us About eLearning Templates
A few weeks ago we sent out a survey asking your opinion on eLearning Templates. Your responses were fantastic! Check out what we learned. Click here!

How to Choose the Right Instructional Design Bachelor Program
In this article, I’ll delve into the significant factors you need to consider prior selecting the right Instructional Design bachelor degree program. At the same time, I will highlight some of the Top Instructional Design Bachelor degree schools that you may want to think carefully about during your search.

4 Steps to Becoming a Learner-Centered eLearning Professional
Take a moment to step back from your role as an eLearning designer, instructor, or course developer and focus on yourself as a learner. Answer these questions: How do you learn best? What learning activities are the most motivational to you? How do you interact with other learners? What do you struggle with when learning new information or mastering a new skill? Understanding your own learning style and preferences is an excellent place to start when considering the benefits of a learner-centered eLearning model.

6 Tips To Effectively Evaluate Your Corporate eLearning Strategy
This article will delve into some helpful and effective tips to evaluate a corporate eLearning strategy, so that you can determine if your current plan is offering the best possible return on investment.

How Much Do Corporate Learners Forget After Training?
This is an excerpt from Sharon Boller’s newest white paper, When Remembering Really Matters: Learning Strategies for Long-Term Retention. The white paper includes eight strategies to improve learning and remembering. Here is Part 2.

6 Scientifically Proven Brain Facts That eLearning Professionals Should Know
In this article, I will share some scientifically proven brain facts that you’ll want to take into consideration before creating your next eLearning course. Keeping these interesting brain facts on hand may allow you to develop eLearning courses that offer the most value and benefit to the learner, given that you’ll have a more comprehensive understanding of the inner works of the brain.

Popular Myths in Learning Retention
Getting students to remember what we teach them has been a challenge for instructional designers, teachers, and mentors since time began. The whole issue is bound up in the in the science or art of memory. In this blog, I look at a couple of the more widely quoted philosophies of information retention.

Storyboarding – Challenges in the Process and Solutions
Though an established crucial step in e-learning development, Story boarding is also often forced to be the most hurried one. There are various stakeholders working together on a storyboard – the client, subject matter experts, graphics team, programmers and of course, the ID team. But overall, it is the responsibility of the ID team to present a strong and meaningful storyboard…..

Before You Publish: Your e-Learning Checklist
This is it: the culmination of weeks of planning, development and design. You’re about to publish your e-Learning. All you need to do is click that button, and you’re done. But wait! It can be so easy at the end of a project to skip important last-minute checks.

A Sneak Peek at eFrontPro: User Interface
The user interface (UI) of eFrontPro is based on Bootstrap-3. This means that, by default, eFrontPro has a fluid interface and unified UI and animation elements. But this is only the tip of iceberg as eFrontPro comes with a vast number of additional interface improvements that you will find handy. Let’s find out what’s new and noteworthy in this post.

Mitigating the Risks of BYOD in corporate learning
The trend of Bring-Your-Own-Device is on the rise and is seen capturing the interest of employees as well as organizations. For employees, it brings flexibility and the ease of working on their personal devices whenever they want and wherever they are. For companies, it is seen as a positive trend of utilizing an employee’s time to the maximum.

They’re not like us
As learning in the workplace becomes increasingly informal, the motivation of employees to drive their own development becomes increasingly pivotal to their performance. This is a point that I fear many of our peers fail to grasp.

Serious Games – Analytics Are Everything!
An important aspect in serious game development is the use of analytics. Analytics, and more specifically learning analytics, signify the measurement, compilation, and analysis of data for the purpose of optimizing learning outcomes. Analytics are basically “actionable insights,” which means they allow you to take a deeper look at the overall performance of a serious game and determine whether or not it is meeting your game objective. Understanding what, exactly, analytics are and why they are important to serious game development will help you in the design process and also in assessing the educational gain of your game.

6 key tips to writing a winning LMS RFP
Hello readers! I trust by now you have decided on implementing an LMS within your organization and you have found our earlier blog posts on “ 5 key tips to evaluate LMS vendor” and “6 Key decision parameters while selecting an LMS” useful in making your decision (at least we hope!).

Use interactive video in your flipped classroom
Use of videos represents the basis for the flipped classroom teaching model. Even though I’ve already described the benefits of using videos in teaching in my previous post – Why you should add video to your teaching, I have to emphasize one more aspect of the use of a video. The linear nature of a video forces the student to acquire information without any interaction. Of course the student can control the video playing, but in the context of a learning process, we’re looking for different kind of interactions which can facilitate the remembering the information.

How to make sure students do their flipped homework?
In e-learning and flipped classroom situation is mostly reversed and the students are receiving the knowledge with no assistance and with flipped learning they are then working on employing that knowledge in classroom with help of the teacher. In this case the students are left to their own motivation to watch the lessons at home and the teacher has no way of knowing who yawned through their whole lecture. However, the teacher can and should make sure to make the lessons engaging and establish some sort of a feedback system – otherwise there are going to be some big problems when students do not have the sufficient knowledge to do the exercises in classroom.

Top 5 places to find free images to use on your website
Here are the top 5 places to find free images to use on your website. These image websites are all super easy to use, check out the list.

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The How to Give Feedback in eLearning Assessments Infographic presents 5 tips to provide effective feedback on assessments

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The Growth in Flipped Learning Infographic presents some interesting facts and stats that show how flipped instruction has expanded during the past two years.

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The What Teachers Want from Educational Technology Tools Infographic presents what kinds of digital instructional tools educators consider essential to help their students be prepared for college and careers in the 21st century.

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The Wearable Technology in the Classroom Infographic breaks down the impact of wearable technology in the classroom and shows how you could begin taking advantage.

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