Monthly Digest: Standing Out, Digital Game Design, and Lifelong Learning

6 Simple Tricks to Make Your eLearning Course Stand Out

in eLearning Industry by Utkarsh Talwar

The continued growth of eLearning industry is dependent on just one single thing; effective, elegant content. There are many quality tools available to eLearning course developers now, each with its own unique advantages. However, the problem with having too many resources is that it confuses people. So what’s the solution?

Increasing Employability: How to Improve Lifelong Success for Learners

in Training Industry by Leah Jewell

Data suggests that a well-rounded skill set and employment in which core academic skills are used and maintained are critical to connecting learning to earning and driving improved employability and economic outcomes.

Lessons from the Trenches of Digital Game Design

in ATD Blogs by Sharon Boller

I’ve been designing learning games for a long while, and I teach others how to do learning game design as well. Over the years, I’ve gleaned several truths that novice learning game designers frequently ignore or underestimate.

Just Say No to Embedded Interactivity in Soft Skills e-Learning

in Training Mag by Steven J. Meyer

Embedded interactivity is the practice of interrupting an e-learning module with activities such as quizzes or other exercises that force the learner to take action. For many instructional designers, e-learning must be interactive. But does this interactivity really work in soft skills e-learning such as effective sales or communication tactics?

Bridging the Engagement Gap: How MicroLearning Brings a World of Customer Experience to Employee Education

in Training Industry by Ron Zamir

In the business of building competencies, we have to evaluate if the trend of microlearning is worthy of the buzz it receives. Does microlearning change critical behaviors and lead to better organizational performance? Or does creating shorter pieces, which may impact the strength of the design, break the trust our clients put in us to meet their goals?