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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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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Top 4 Things You Can Learn from Buzzfeed (and #2 will blow your mind!)

In the modern world, clickbait marketing has taken the internet by storm and websites like Buzzfeed are leading the charge. You’ve probably seen their articles with catchy titles like, “20 Reasons the 90’s were Awesome,” or, “10 of the Cutest Cats You’ve Ever Seen (#4 is so cute you’ll want to explode).” You’ve probably clicked [...]

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How to Prevent Member Education Burnout

After your organization decides to increase learning opportunities, there is usually a flurry of activity to roll out some eLearning. Classes are designed, written, and posted. Then the waiting begins. Build it and they will, supposedly, come. Are people signing up? Are they completing the classes? NOW WHAT? With 86 per cent of organizations now [...]

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