Going Pro: Voice Actors Enhance eLearning Voice-overs and Soundtracks by Pamela S. Hogle

The audio track is as important to a polished, professional eLearning module as the navigation or visual content. Consider using professional voice talent to ensure […]

In Real Life: Modern Learning Is Spelled V-A-L-U-E by JD Dillon

Value is the ultimate qualifier in terms of learning strategy effectiveness. Therefore, when modernizing our learning practices, we must ask whether our efforts provide value […]

Lean Software Development Emphasizes Efficient Workflow for eLearning Projects by Pamela S. Hogle

Lean software development, based on the Lean Production System, emphasizes building quality into a product from day one and creating an efficient workflow. It’s a […]

Learners Can Take Well-Designed Microlearning Anywhere! by Pamela S. Hogle

Microlearning works best if it is narrowly focused, clear, and, above all, concise. That means careful attention to design is required.

Microlearning in China by Zhaoliang Qiu and Wei He

Relying on pervasive smartphones, microlearning is playing an increasingly vital role in the corporate learning ecosystem. Corporate microlearning has made a great leap forward in […]

Instructional Design and Visual Design: The Pillars of Great eLearning by Pamela S. Hogle

Poor design can sink an eLearning program—and the flaws might be in the instructional design or the visual design. Both are essential; creating successful eLearning […]

Marc My Words: Rooting Out Waste in Training Programs—Project Level Factors by Marc Rosenberg

Learning not taking hold in your organization? It may be because you have lots of training activities, but also have lots of training waste. Waste […]

Buzzword Decoder: Wireframing by Pamela S. Hogle

Wireframing offers an alternative to bullet points and notes as a way to visualize an app, its content, and the navigational and functional elements of […]

Metafocus: You Say You Want a(n Educational) Revolution by Matt Sparks

Everybody says it: Virtual reality will revolutionize education. In this column, you’ll find an example lesson plan to demonstrate to teachers and instructional designers just […]

Nuts and Bolts: Designing for Learner Success—First, Do No Harm by Jane Bozarth

eLearning designers and developers spend a lot of time on assessments, particularly things like quizzes, knowledge checks, and tests. It’s easy to fall into blame-the-learner […]

When Gamification Goes Wrong: Avoid These Hazards When Gamifying eLearning Content by Pamela S. Hogle

When implementing gamified content, it’s easy to lose sight of learning goals. Avoiding the pitfalls described here can ensure that gamification succeeds!

In Real Life: What I've Learned After 15 Years of Playing Games at Work by JD Dillon

Practical takeaways from using game elements to support workplace learning.