eFront Learning Posts

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Over the next few months, I’m writing a set of blog posts for eFront. Some have already been published – more to follow on similar topics.

Common eLearning mistakes Part 1

Some of the most common and costly mistakes that training managers can make when trying to roll out eLearning on the cheap. (September 2015)

Common eLearning mistakes Part 2

What makes a well developed and appropriately delivered course succeed its goals, your goals. (October 2015)

Graphic Design for eLearning Part 1 – Type

Graphic design is a process of visual communication using elements such as type, space, images and colour. All of these are important in producing eLearning materials. (October 2015)

Graphic Design for eLearning Part 2 – Space

Good use of spacing allows the eye to process visual information more easily, and to transmit it to the brain in a logical sequence. Bad spacing doesn’t do this, so your message will get confused or ignored. (October 2015)

A way into your learners’ brains – interview with Carmen Simon – Part 1

Dr Carmen Simon, joint founder of Rexi Media is a cognitive scientist who applies neuroscientific research to corporate presentation skills. In this interview, we discuss the implications of Carmen’s research for eLearning design. (November 2015)

Emotion, reward, motivation – interview with Carmen Simon – Part 2

You can probably expect that learners start your course with the intent to learn and remember, even if it’s just to pass a test. How can you best help them? (December 2015)

Rethinking Compliance Training through eLearning – Part 1

Nobody working in the world of eLearning can get far without getting involved in some form of compliance training. But why is so much of it not very good? (December 2015)

Rethinking Compliance Training through eLearning – Part 2

A lot of compliance training is tedious, uninspiring and not particularly effective – it may satisfy a sheep dipping requirement, but that doesn’t mean that behavior will change. (December 2015)

Adaptive and Responsive Design for eLearning Part 1

The iPhone and the iPad have led to a rethink of ways in which content should be presented online – models designed for a desktop computer aren’t going to work on devices with a much smaller screen.

Adaptive and Responsive Design for eLearning Part 2

When planning any new content, it’s usually best to think exclusively in terms of HTML5, and to consider what your course will look like on mobile devices.


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