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Where is eLearning going in 2016?

December 21st, 2015|eLearning, Gamification, Instructional design, Learning general|

So, the big question… What’s next for eLearning in 2016? I’ve had the opportunity recently to interview some well-respected voices in the Australian learning industry, so rather than just rant on about my views (for a change!) I thought I’d ask them what they think… Well, I've said it before on the record, [...]

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Are style guides killing your creativity?

December 13th, 2015|eLearning, Instructional design, Learning general, Stakeholder management|

eLearning has seen so many changes in the style and methodology of what we create and how we create it over the years. But as the technology advances is our creativity as instructional designers being stifled by the need for internal branding within online courses? eLearning advancement – My story I remember on one project [...]

This article has really got under my skin

November 17th, 2015|eLearning, Instructional design, Learning general|

Extract from “Planning eLearning in 2016: Influential Trends in Online Training” I read it, then I read it again. And I think I was more annoyed the second time around. This is what I’m talking about: Automation in eLearning Course Development Right now, elearning design and creation is still a [...]

The secret to stakeholder management

November 12th, 2015|eLearning, Instructional design, Learning general, Stakeholder management|

It’s one of the hardest things to manage. And it can be the difference between success and failure on a project. Whether you’re dealing with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), steering committees, exec boards, investors or clients, they all have the ability to throw you a curve ball when you least expect it. Or be unavailable [...]

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How to become more confident in 2 minutes

June 24th, 2015|eLearning, Instructional design, Learning general|

Assertiveness has never been one of my strong points. Bossiness, yes - ask my husband and 5 year old. Over-zealousness, yes - ask any of my previous managers.  Drive, yes - ask my clients and project teams. But I’ve long struggled with being, what I consider to be, truly assertive because in some situations I [...]

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How well do you know your learners?

February 17th, 2015|eLearning, Instructional design, Learning general|

When was the last time you asked your learners what they want or what they need from their eLearning?  Many organisations carry out annual learning needs analysis surveys but in many cases these focus on skills gaps and don't take into account other information which could feed into the instructional design process and ultimately help to increase learner [...]

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eLearning project management: rocket science or common sense?

December 10th, 2014|eLearning, eLearning resources, Learning general|

I was lucky enough to be exposed to some military precision project management in one of my very early jobs and it has served me well throughout my career.  Seeing even the most time critical, budget strapped projects run with successful outcomes made a huge impact on me back then and definitely shaped how I [...]

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Need help getting started with gamification?

November 19th, 2014|eLearning, eLearning resources, Gamification, Instructional design, Learning general|

Recently I received a very excited phone call from my good friend and colleague Dr Melissa Bordogna, squealing with delight about a really cool resource she had just found online.  Fast forward a few weeks and now that I am in possession of said resource and had a little time to play with it myself, I [...]

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Did you know 80% of learning is wasted?

October 22nd, 2014|Learning general|

Copyright: anatolymas / 123RF Stock Photo Yes, that's right - 80%! Quite disheartening really when you think about all the effort that goes into creating it!  Emma Weber from Lever Learning has written an awesome book called Turning Learning into Action® which looks at what needs to happen after a learning event to [...]

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5 top tips for engaging elearners

September 4th, 2013|eLearning, Instructional design, Learning general|

Until today, this article was one of our free downloads but we're feeling like we want to share the love a bit more so decided to make it into a blog post that everyone can see.  Happy reading! :) **********  eLearning has developed a reputation for being boring over recent years and that is mostly [...]

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