Tips and techniques to guide your eLearning team to success

Pamela S. Hogle
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Designing effective eLearning presents myriad challenges: It has to include the right content, delivered in a way that makes sense to the learners. It has to be accessible and easy to use. Flare Learning has offered tips and techniques to help guide your eLearning team through various aspects of online training design and development. Here are some of our favorite and most popular topics.

1. Leverage publishing options to get more out of your SCORM courses

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Many eLearning designers and developers do not realize how easy it is to use SCORM courses outside of their LMS. Learn about additional options that can open up new ways for learners to access and use training.

2. Design effective SCORM courses

The best course content can’t effectively train learners or change their behavior if they can’t use it easily. SCORM course design, from the look and feel to the use of interactivities and graphics, has a huge impact on learners.

3. Work some magic in your course authoring

Your organization can further boost the effectiveness of your SCORM courses with a little Storyline magic. Follow these tips to create engaging and fun online training.

4. Relevant content starts with your SMEs

Ensuring effective collaboration with your subject-matter experts makes the eLearning designer’s job easier. It also means that the training you provide is complete, accurate, and relevant. Follow these guidelines to build stronger, more collaborative relationships with SMEs.

5. Get off to a great start as a new instructional designer

New to eLearning or instructional design? Mastering the basics will set you — and your learners — up for success. This roundup of ID tips will help designers of eLearning in any format and for any use case. 

6. Don’t neglect visual design when creating effective eLearning

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Extend your eLearning design to the visual design of your courses to ensure that learners can easily navigate and use their online training. It’s easy to get so focused on getting the content right that you lose sight of the visual elements. These tips will help you stay focused. 

7. Dig in deeper to design better eLearning

Continuous learning is not only a mantra for your learners! The best instructional designers are always improving their skills, knowledge, and strive to create online training courses that can help you accomplish your organizational goals. 

8. Measure your eLearning effectiveness with better quizzes

To know whether your online training efforts are successful, you need a way to evaluate learners’ progress. Use these tips and techniques to create stronger, more relevant quizzes and strength quiz questions that will enable you to do just that.

9. Apply effective eLearning strategies

From personas to storyboards and training audits to needs analysis this roundup offers eLearning strategies that will improve engagement and effectiveness of online training in any industry. 

Learning Hub: free resources for eLearning

The Neovation Learning Hub contains many free resources and articles that can help you improve eLearning outcomes at your organization. Continue learning about Online Training Concepts, jump into Custom eLearning Development topics, read articles on Instructional Design, or find new eLearning tools to help you with your eLearning initiatives.

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Pamela S. Hogle

An experienced writer, editor, tech writer, and blogger, Pam helps you make sense of learning science and eLearning technology. She provides information you can use to drive improvements in your training effectiveness and ROI.

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