Category: eLearning

How to Edit Your Own Writing

Have you ever looked back on your training initiatives? The handouts or workbooks or what you’ve written for eLearning. You may slowly lose your optimism about your work. You may well think that much of it is no good. Why was I such a bad writer? But, that’s the wrong question. We are all bad […]

How to Appeal to the Senses in eLearning

In writing for learning, we don’t need to write sentences as poetic as Mr Wordsworth. We can add a touch of poetry by using one or two sensory words . . . to make our writing more vivid and shape a stronger writing voice. You can find opportunities to spice your writing up. You can […]

Finding Your Writing Voice

A strong voice makes us stand out from the mundane of the manual. A strong voice helps us bond with our learners, encouraging them to make the changes we are advocating But how? Your writing voice develops over time ,and you can accelerate that by following these tips . . . Tip 1:  Decide who […]

How to Engage Hurried Learners

A couple of years ago I took a course on fiction writing (hopefully), I wondered if it would help me with writing for learning so I fished it out. And . . . ta da! It was all there, a great writing technique that works even better for what we do than in fiction. And […]

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Justin While at agriculture college Justin showed a passion for software and electronic solutions to farming challenges.  It was not surprising that during this time he developed an instrument for the early detection of Bovine Respiratory Disease, a common costly disease.  With the help of an investor, he took his invention to market with great […]

The Mobile Mindset for Learning

When was the last time you used a mobile phone? You may well be reading this on your mobile phone.  How we access information has changed dramatically over the last few years.  For us to stay relevant, trainers need to adopt a mobile mindset. From the original concept of the Modlettes system we have been […]

Writing for eLearning

How often do you feel confused when reading instructional content? Do you feel the writer is trying to convince you how smart they are? Are you impressed by their use of big words? Or frustrated because there is too much detail? How often is the answer to these questions yes? Want to be clear without […]

How to use analogies in your training

Uh oh. June feels stuck. She has a contract to write some text for training Modlettes.  She really wants to impress a new client. But she’s very afraid her text will be boring that she can’t get started.  She’s afraid her text will be like a bland chicken dish without salt, without chillies, and without […]

Overcoming the Correct v Incorrect Response

What if you were in a classroom and the trainer answered every participants’ comment by saying “Right” or “Incorrect”? If this went on throughout the session imagine how confused the participants would be. So, why is this one of the most common types of feedback to user responses in eLearning? How can we overcome this? […]

Conversation-Driven eLearning

Let’s face it even good voice over, can be tiring to listen to for long periods. We get a bigger buzz by listening to the to and fro of two voices. A change of pace and tone. It’s easier to write dialogue and you tend to stay away from bullet point lists. Some studies have […]

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