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8 eLearning Quiz Design Tips

eLearning Example 8 Quiz Design Tips

What do you picture when I say the words “eLearning Quiz?” Are you seeing a question with multiple choice answers? Was there anything on the screen besides text? You probably didn’t picture something like this: Well, that’s the quiz eLearning great, Jackie Van Nice, designed for an Articulate Heroes Weekly Challenge on Spelling Bees and Interactive…

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Visual Design Tips from the eLearning Coach

eLearning Coach Interview

I had the great pleasure of interviewing Connie Malamed, the “eLearning Coach.” Connie runs a fabulous eLearning website and newsletter, and is the author of Visual Design Solutions, the highly rated and reviewed book on visual design for eLearning professionals. Connie was kind enough to share some really useful and practical tips on how to…

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Free eLearning resource screen template and tutorial

Free eLearning Template - Resource Screen

If you’re building a good eLearning course, you don’t want to cover EVERYTHING (even if your SME tells you that learners need ALL the information in the history of mankind). You’ll highlight the important stuff, like what do DO with the information and how to connect the learner to outcomes. And then you’ll link out to…

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The Basics of Angles Used in Film and TV

Angles Used in Film

Film and television directors are masters of visual storytelling. You can improve your eLearning courses (or videos) a lot by incorporating some of the techniques they use. Today, I want to look at the camera angles that video directors use. I’ll then see if I’m able to recreate each of them using only PowerPoint and…

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14 Essential eLearning Templates

Essential eLearning Templates

When I develop eLearning courses, there are many common elements that I use over and over. By identifying patterns, I can create a reusable framework that reduces development time on future courses. Tom Kuhlmann had an interesting analogy of an eLearning course being like a sandwich with the top and bottom slices of bread being the…

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10 ways characters can improve your eLearning courses

10 ways to use eLearning characters

Ok. So if you signed up for the free character image giveaway I announced in last week’s 2015 recap post, you have all of these images…but how do you actually use them? Let me share examples of how I’ve used characters in my own projects and how I’ve seen other designers use them as well. That should…

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