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10 Tips To Create Learning Simulations For Non-Game Designers. According to Clark Aldrich, “A learning simulation is an experience designed to rigorously help users develop competence and conviction.

10 Tips To Create Learning Simulations For Non-Game Designers

A learning simulation is a combination of modeling elements, entertainment (or game) elements, and instructional (or pedagogical) elements. These can range from pure media (which do not involve any other humans), to experiences that use coaches, teammates, competitors, and communities. Learning simulations historically have fallen into two categories. There are educational simulations that follow the rigor and fidelity of flight simulators.

There are authoring tools on the market place that allow you to create learning simulations quite rapidly and easily: Storyline, Captivate, ITyStudio, for instance. While the two first heavily focus on creating classical eLearning courses without much interactivity, the last one enables you to build highly engaging learning simulations, by setting up serious games. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 8 Tips To Convert Flash To HTML5 That Will Help Your Business. In this article I will outline the HTML5 technology advantage, its challenges, and share 8 tips that you can use when you plan the migration of your Flash to HTML5 that will help your business.

8 Tips To Convert Flash To HTML5 That Will Help Your Business

Background The challengeOver the years, all of us would have created courses that predominantly used Flash for development. With increase in demand to offer mobile learning, you would have realized that Flash courses do not work on most mobile devices. As a result, you need to plan to migrate the existing legacy Flash content to HTML5. The solutionHTML5 supports all mobile devices (tablets and smartphones). Sounds simple? Multi-device supportWhile mobile learning solutions are required to provide enhanced flexibility to learners to “learn on the go”, organizations do need to ensure that the same course is also available on desktops and laptops. Learning Management System supportYour existing Learning Management System may not support mobile learning. Learning Battle Cards: A New Tool For Instructional Designers. One of the biggest challenges for Instructional Designers is to keep track of constant changes in Training and Development (T&D).

Learning Battle Cards: A New Tool For Instructional Designers

You know how to handle workshops and seminars, but do you know how to match them with a back channel or community in practice? Do you know how to use big data to shape your Training and Development plans, or how to engage virtual agents in developing skills of people you are responsible for? Many of us educators know or remember only a few Training and Development methods; and even when learning about new methods, we are used to stick to those we are most familiar with.

There are at least 2 barriers limiting the optimal usage of Training and Development methods by educators: Knowing the method.Understanding how to effectively use it. We decided to create a concept, and a product, called Learning Battle Cards (LBC) which aims to break these barriers. While building it we reached for 4 inspirations: There are 4 goals of Learning Battle Cards: 8 Important Reasons Why YouTube Should Be Part Of Your eLearning Course. YouTube is not only the kingdom of digital entertainment but it can also be a great environment for learning.

8 Important Reasons Why YouTube Should Be Part Of Your eLearning Course

In this article, I'll share 8 important reasons why you should use YouTube in eLearning and I'll explain how making it part of your eLearning course can truly benefit your eLearning audience. You know already that eLearning videos can be a very powerful learning tool, as they add a dynamic element to your eLearning courses, improve knowledge transfer, demonstrate complex procedures, and help explain difficult topics. They can also be particularly entertaining and re-watched as many times as your learners wish.

This is why the video-sharing website YouTube can provide unlimited opportunities to enhance your eLearning course by not only using the countless videos you can find there, but also creating your own to help your audience achieve their learning goals and objectives. Get 2 Free eBooks Get the eLearning Industry's Articles in your inbox. Images In eLearning: 6 Best Practices To Choose Images For Your eLearning Course. We all acknowledge the power that lies in images.

Images In eLearning: 6 Best Practices To Choose Images For Your eLearning Course

The question how can you be sure that you choose the right images for your eLearning course? In this article, I'll share 6 best practices to choose images in eLearning so that you can make sure the pictures you select in your next image search are ideal for your eLearning deliverable. I will not share the cliché that a picture is worth a thousand words; you already know this. I will point out, however, that every picture hides a story behind it.

As eLearning professionals we use storytelling all the time; we try to find ways to share the stories behind our eLearning content in order to engage and captivate our audiences. Think relevance.Starting an image search looking for inspiration is rarely effective; most of the time is confusing and highly time consuming.