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Motivation: The Secret Sauce of eLearning

Judy:  Have you finished your assignment yet Nick? Nick: No Judy: Why not? Nick:  I guess I lacked the motivation to finish it. Does this sort of conversation take place between your learners? What is Motivation? In a few words, motivation is what learners WANT to do, CHOOSE to do, and COMMIT to do. Motivation […]

Scenario Based Learning and the 4Cs

Have you heard the one about . . .? We all appreciate a good yarn and the anticipation it brings. Preferably clean but always with some humour. When someone says the opening line, nobody throws their hands up and says I don’t want to hear it. In the training field we call them scenarios and […]

How to Fire Up Your Learners' Interest So They're Keen to Learn More

Does a lot of e-Learning seem a bit boring? As if designers are just reproducing text book stuff and not putting their heart into it. Of course, we’ve all been there. Instructional design is demanding, it requires thought and passion. Sometimes our training is just a tip. But when all we do is sharing tips, […]

Persuasive Writing Techniques

What is our brief as trainers? Why do we bother? How can we be successful and work with engaged and enthusiastic learners? Let’s change the question. Do you want to convince your learners to do something or do it better? So, let’s talk about selling ideas. Using persuasive writing to achieve your purposes. We all […]

When does perfectionism become an unhealthy habit?

I used to think perfectionism was wanting to edit “one last time” too many times. I now believe perfectionism can spoil my whole writing process and cause undue stress. So here are some pitfalls that to be a consistently good writer for learning you must avoid. Perfectionism becomes unhealthy when you mix it with self-doubt […]

How to Motivate eLearners to learn

Lack of motivation is a major challenge with eLearning, particularly compliance training.  Many learners, unlike Daniela, do not complete courses and leave midway.  Most learners do want to learn to do better in their jobs. The problem may not be with the learner, it may well be the course itself that is guilty. It may […]

Writing for eLearning

Imagine your learners enthralled by your content. They’re reading it because it captures their minds. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Now picture them slowing down, looking out the window. Switching to a YouTube site to watch playful kittens. Not the kind of experience you want to create, eh? Still, it happens more often than you think […]

Create Your Own Online Course - 10

Writing for eLearning Does writing training copy feel hard? Does it feel like you are trapped by a set of rules? I get that. When I first started writing for eLearning, I struggled with that too. I’d read the books and felt I couldn’t conform to complex ideas, like Bloom’s Taxonomy. But over the years […]

Create Your Own Online Course - 9

Using Multi-choice Questions Some say they only test factual knowledge. However, they can be used to test analytical thinking, problem solving and several other cognitive processes. But aren’t essays and open-ended questions better to test these than multichoice? Not at all, although there is a facility for text answers in the Modlettes question section The […]

Create Your Own Online Course - 8

Seeing is believing Visualisation is the most effective way to communicate. The difficult part is to ensure that the message gets through as intended. If the message is simple and the basic rules of design are used correctly, our brain will do the rest.  Imagine you are in a driving school and you are shown […]

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