Category: Learning

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 […]

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 - 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 […]

Creating Your Own Online Course - 7

Great Presentations are Like Adverts There are three R’s in advertising.  They are, React, Relate and Respond. We will show you how these can help you create learning inspired slide shares in Modlettes. Reaction:  Grab their attention Adverts are brief.  Just enough to cover what’s important. But they still intrigue and interest.  Ads are glance […]

Create Your Own Online Course - 5

There are a number of players necessary to create a successful online course.  In the Modlette’s system the following players have their own functions: Channel Owner: Signs up for a trial on one of four plans Sets up the name of the channel and the logo Assigns Administrators or assumes the role him/her self. Administrator: […]

Create Your Own Online Course - 4

Now’s the time for the real planning to begin. I like to use a mind map to get all my ideas on paper with the course objective at the centre to remind me what it’s about. In the Resources section of the Modlettes site (www.modlettes.com) you can download a free eBook called “Make My Modlettes […]

Create Your Own Online Course 3

Creating Course Content How often do you start out on a journey without knowing your destination? So you wouldn’t expect your learners to start your Modlette without knowing what they were going to learn.  So you need to write a compelling learning outcome for your course and its Modlettes. These outcomes or objectives serve three […]

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