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Caught into a Debate on Articulate Rise – Features and Shortcomings

Debate on Articulate Rise_Elearning authoring toolIt won’t take long for a discussion to turn into a debate, particularly when a group of eLearning professionals gather under one roof. Fortunately, I was one of ‘em, we had a great time discussing each other’s observations on Rise – a new responsive eLearning authoring tool from Articulate for rapid eLearning development. Luckily, I had a few microlearning sample / example courses created using Articulate Rise. In this blog, I will share the insights I gathered from our debate along with my examples on Articulate Rise.

Broadly, we discussed on various features and shortcomings of Articulate Rise. Read more

5E Instructional Model for eLearning – A Model Preferred by NASA

NASA-Supported 5E Instructional Model for eLearning

Custom eLearning development is one of the challenging as well as an interesting area for an instructional designer. Its major challenge lies in finding efficient and effective learning solutions that meet unique learning needs.

In this blog, I will describe 5 E’s instructional model and propose important suggestions to implement it in eLearning. Read more

5 eLearning Interactions to Hook Your Learner

eLearning Interactions_Hook-Your-Learner

eLearning is a technology platform which enables you to unleash creativity and develop impactful learning experiences. One of the best strategies to enhance learning effectiveness is to keep your learner engaged with the course content. And this can be achieved via meaningful eLearning interactions that hook your learners and facilitate an active learning in self-paced eLearning courses.
Let’s discuss 5 eLearning interactions and the corresponding engaging utility.

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Top 7 eLearning blogs of 2016 by Swift

Top 07 Elearning blogs of 2016 - Swift Elearning

The year 2016 was a busy and productive year for Swift eLearning. We tried to help readers with our blogs covering different eLearning topics and trends.  As a result of our work, we got applauded with good feedback which would stand as a great sign of encouragement to increase our quality for next coming years. In case you missed our blogs, we’ve summarized you to have a glance over our top 7 eLearning blogs of 2016 based on the traffic we received. Read more

Instructional Designer’s View on Articulate 360 Rise

Instructional Designer's take on Articulate Rise

Over the last decade, a significant number and variety of eLearning course development tools have emerged. The prominent eLearning authoring tools we use today are Articulate Storyline, Lectora, Captivate, Elucidat, etc. for custom eLearning as well as multi-device eLearning. Every tool has its utility based on what eLearning requirement it suits for. Time and Instructional Strategy are two major factors considered while selecting an eLearning course development tool. Instructional designers have key role in selecting the right authoring tool. They will act as a guiding needle between the learning requirements and the selection of course development tool.

In this blog, we will discuss an Instructional Designer’s take on Articulate Rise. I will list Articulate Rise features and discuss their relevance with Instructional Design Process, instructional strategies or Learning impact. This will help an instructional designer to understand and opt Articulate Rise for varied learning needs. Read more

Elearning for All Devices – Free Articulate Rise Responsive eLearning Sample Course

Articulate Rise Free Sample_Effective Email Writing

In this multi-device world, no one wants to spend hours on lengthy eLearning courses sticking to desktops. And this throws a challenge for eLearning developers to design responsive eLearning that is compatible with every device. And this is where Articulate Rise by Articulate comes into play. Wondering what Articulate Rise is capable of? Check out our Responsive eLearning course sample on “Effective Email Writing” which has been created using Articulate Rise at the end of this blog.

Now let’s have a brief look at the key features of Articulate Rise for a better understanding.

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Elucidat Review: Is Elucidat the Right Authoring Tool for Developing Responsive eLearning Courses?

Elucidat eLearning Authoring Tool

The Elucidat is a simpler and faster cloud-based eLearning authoring tool that can help you deliver high quality responsive eLearning courses – 50% faster. Elucidat makes eLearning development incredibly easy for the developers with a little or no training required.

Given the technical constraints, creating HTML5 multi-device / mobile learning has never been so easy. Elucidat cuts out unwanted steps in the eLearning development process and helps in creating highly engaging eLearning in shorter timelines. In this blog, we will discuss the key benefits of Elucidat while highlighting relevant interactions to create responsive eLearning. Read more

How to Integrate JavaScript with Storyline 360?

Integrating JavaScript with Storyline 360

Wondering, what JavaScript has to do with eLearning authoring tools such as Articulate Storyline 2, Articulate Storyline 360, Adobe Captivate? Let’s explore!

Why JavaScript in eLearning?

Creating dynamic interactions using any eLearning authoring tool is a time consuming process and involves set of triggers, actions, conditions and variables. If you want to create out-of-the-box eLearning interactions then JavaScript would the better complement to make the most of eLearning. It also drastically reduces eLearning development time as well. Read more

How to Get Beyond Boring Drag and Drop Interactions in eLearning?

Drag and Drop is one of the most overused interactions in the eLearning courses. Due to this fact, it is no more exciting and engaging. The regular drag and drop interaction can be presented in a more effective, simulated and engaging manner.

Interactions drag and drop

Here are the 5 templates designed using drag and drop activity or functionality to enhance the content effectiveness and learning experience.

1. Allow Learners to Practice and Apply Their Knowledge in a Simulated Environment

2. To Reinforce Sequential Knowledge

3. To Improve Sorting/Decision Making Skills

4. Let the Learner Explore the Content

5. To Recall the Information Using Scenario Based Interaction

Please feel free to share your ideas on how to use drag and drop functionality more effectively. You can access our template library to view these drag and drop activities.