Be it any game, you need a right game plan or a strategy to succeed. And the same applies to eLearning design for corporate training. “eLearning when designed correctly with sound instructional design strategy has the potential to bring organizational excellence with a positive eLearning ROI. ” An instructional strategy is an action plan or a method to help people learn. It defines the approach to achieve learning objectives using various learning devices, techniques, resources, and various learning theories. Read more
If you are looking to invest in custom eLearning solutions and unclear whether to invest in custom or off-the-shelf e-Learning, then this post is for you.
Custom eLearning is the eLearning that is adapted or customized to specific learning needs to bring improved performance with desired learning and business outcomes. Custom eLearning if designed well can have edge over classroom training. This is because it is specific – Tailored to your corporate training needs, branding values, learner styles and preferences, providing a personalized learning experience. Read more
Leading global discount store chain helped their workforce understand and adopt specific processes and procedures through online learning programs.
- Developed eLearning programs for all major work areas such as Store Procedures, Machine Management, Driving Practices, etc.
- Learning content simplified to address different capability workforce such as drivers, mid-level store workers, assistant store managers and technicians.
- Course features – Learning Avatars, Contextual Interactions, interactive content design but without Narrations.
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
Why Use Graphics in eLearning?
Well, as the saying goes the picture is worth a thousand words, choosing the relevant graphic/visual in eLearning matters. Choosing is not enough, you have to execute it properly to reinforce learner’s understanding and ensure its learning value. Many studies suggest that well-designed graphics in the learning process:
- Minimize the cognitive load
- Build mental models and
- Support motivation
“Modern Instructional Design can address the millennial learning needs and help you create an effective eLearning.” In this blog, we will discuss the modern digital learning needs along with the corresponding instructional design tips to create learner-centered corporate eLearning.
But What is the Need?
Retaining talents is one of the biggest challenges in the corporate world. Despite every effort, corporates now have a hard time to retain employees and achieve their strategic business goals. Read more
Microlearning, one of the hottest eLearning trends, is catching attention amongst eLearning fraternity like never before. Our recent discussion on a LinkedIn group received a stream of thoughts and perspectives on microlearning. In this blog, we will discuss the microlearning case study that illustrates how we’ve developed and delivered microlearning course/application as performance support to reinforce existing training.
Before we could explore the case study, let’s first understand what microlearning actually means. “Microlearning is not just bite-sized eLearning content that is chunked to deliver short bursts of information, but it is more than that…”
Then What is Microlearning?
Microlearning is a modern instructional design strategy that:
- Aligns with the modern, tech-savvy workforce with shorter attention spans
- Focusses on one specific learning outcome
- Provides just-in-time performance support to reinforce learning and improves retention
- Enables learners to choose when and what they need to learn at the moment of need
- Is most cost-effective way to develop and deliver online training
Instructional designers are the ones who create diverse styles of unique instructional courses that are meant for e-learning purposes. E-learning has become a reality in the present world, and the impact of the same can be witnessed in almost all principal arenas of human interests. The functional base of these e-learning processes is created by the instructional designers. They make use of the modern technological tools and formulate inventive instructional design to suit the varied requirements and the targeted audience. In our time, when the real relevance of e-learning and the constant development that occurs in the technological arena are taken into account, instructional designers have a significant role to play. However, the process of instructional design creation will have to be done with care, as the e-learning arena is a bit new to the general consumer. Instructional designers must apply practical sense while creating e-learning courses; this is one of the existing instructional design challenges. The knowledge level of the targeted audience must be comprehended first, and only on that basis, novel instructional designs should be created.
Instructional Design Challenges
One of the present principal instructional design challenges as of now is pacing up the varied client interests. A quantum jump has come to pass in all developed societies, from the slow-paced social life to the aggressive fast-life due to the technological advancements. Because of this, the dependency on numerous technological gadgets has increased. E-learning has become a common matter in our time, and a vast section of the present generation relies on the handy nature of internet for performing their various day to day activities. For example, the handiness and the resourcefulness of e-learning courses are being applied in most of the modern-day class-rooms, apart from the industrial and commercial sectors.
E-learning method is found effective for class-room studies. Practically, this augments the student cooperation, as the younger generation loves to use the latest personal gadgets. Thus, the student involvement level is enhanced, and thus the value of education also gets a face-lift. Moreover, the interaction capacity of the students will also get amplified. Thus there is an overall enthusiasm in the educational sector for implementing diversified e-learning courses, and this increases the responsibility of instructional designers. To cope up with the current scenario, they have to create apt and innovative instructional design that will satisfy the related demands of the educational sector.
Almost the same involvement can be observed in the professional HRM sector. Many modern HRM executives have asserted and confirmed the influence and inventiveness of e-learning methods as far as Human Resource Management is concerned. They espouse e-learning methods. In the present HRM field, gamification has become par for the course.
BYOD in the class-room and Gamification in Human Resource Management have become almost common, and all related executives are trying to apply the effectiveness of technological inputs in their respective fields, as much as possible. In brief, instructional designers must know that they are the ones who are empowering the e-learning participants in various domains, and hence, must create easy to comprehend e-learning tools, by making use of the diversified modern technological inputs.