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The Answer to the Community’s Number 1 E-Learning Question

The question I see asked almost every day revolves around locking navigation until a user has completed a task. In the most common case, the first slide is a course menu. The user clicks a button, goes to a module, completes it, and comes back. At that point, the module is marked complete and the […]

Three Ways to Make Your E-Learning Content Meaningful

The reality is that many e-learning courses are irrelevant to the needs of the person who has to take them. Lawsuits and regulatory compliance dictates a lot of demand for e-learning courses. It puts instructional design on the back-burner and end-of-year certification becomes the priority. It’s just a reality of our industry. Information vs Performance […]

Interactive E-Learning: Here’s What Holds You Back

I get a lot of questions about interactive e-learning. Often people are looking for specific “interactive” features in the software. However, the key isn’t specific features as much as it understanding how the e-learning software works and applying that to a few simple strategies. Part 1: Interactive E-Learning Strategies Here’s a simple strategy I use […]

Use PowerPoint to Create Custom Videos

PowerPoint’s one of my favorite multimedia applications. It’s easy to use, almost everyone has a copy so it’s easy to share what’s created, and it does more than create presentations. In fact, I regularly use PowerPoint to create the graphics and custom assets for my e-learning courses. Here are a few examples: Character graphics: I […]

How to be Successfull in the E-Learning Industry

Successful e-learning is measured in many ways. It’s important to provide measurable value. However, a large part of success revolves around how others view your contributions. Thus it’s important to manage how you work with customers and how they understand your contributions. If you’re just getting started, here are some things to keep in mind: […]

A Simple Way to Track Courses without an LMS

Generally, delivering e-learning courses is a two-step process: 1) create the course in your favorite e-learning software and 2) host the course in a learning management system. There are many small organizations that don’t use formal learning management systems; however they want simple tracking of the courses. I had someone ask how they could track people […]