The Worst eLearning Course Ever

You read the title correctly. This post is dedicated to pet peeves, worst practices, and other abominations that terrorize eLearning. What follows is a combination of things that give Digitec-ies nightmares and headaches. I considered listing them here, but there were quite a few and a list alone did not express the sheer torment these […]

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When Misused Buzzwords Attack

Interactive Immersive Innovative/ Creative/ Different Effective Fun All of the above These words get thrown around a lot. Frankly, it troubles me when they’re used incorrectly because it leads to misunderstandings. It’s important to realize that these can mean one thing to you and your association and something different to an eLearning vendor or instructional […]

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If the User Experience Annoys, Fix It.

I had a bad user experience (UX) at a dollar store a while back. I’m not talking about customer service, but actual UX design. I swiped my card into the card reader to pay. A prompt told me to click “Enter,” with an arrow pointing at one of the buttons. It’s a good thing I […]

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Dense eLearning Isn’t Smart

“It was too much all at once. I was overwhelmed.” That’s not something you want to see in the feedback for your association’s eLearning. Luckily, there are ways to make eLearning more digestible, regardless of the subject matter. Managing content density is the key. What is Density? In essence, density is how much “stuff” is […]

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Gamification or Game-Based Learning? What’s the Difference?

Gamification and game-based learning (sometimes abbreviated GBL) are both hot topics and the terms are often used interchangeably. They’re not the same thing, but a lot of the definitions and explanations that are floating around aren’t very clear. Hopefully this will help: gamification is icing and GBL is cake. Gamification, “Icing” Gamification is primarily used […]

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Education Balancing Act: Asynchronous, Synchronous, and Blended Learning

What do you think of when you hear the term eLearning? Maybe your mind jumps to webinars or interactive courses in a Learning Management System (LMS). There are many different types of eLearning, so it isn’t surprising that they can be divided into categories. Let’s explore them and take a look at their advantages and […]

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Don’t Treat Beginners and Experienced Learners the Same Way

Some time ago, I was cast as a chorus member in a musical. I could sing and read music, but I didn’t have any experience dancing. So, I was a beginner for one set of skills, but not for the other. Everyone had to learn everything together though, despite the fact that we were at […]

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Another Lens for Viewing Your eLearning

There is more than one way to look at an object. You can view it from the front or back, close up or far away, and so on. This is also true of eLearning. So, this post is going to consider it from a different perspective. There are nine elements of good instruction you can […]

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