Category: Modlettes

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 […]

Create Your Own Online Course - 6

So let’s talk Video. Many of our channel owners at Modlettes have incorporated very successful self-made videos for inclusion in their Modlettes. Why did we include video? Well, people enjoy watching moving pictures.  If you need to learn something where is the first place you go? Most likely, isn’t the library.  The answer:  You Tube […]

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 […]

Better Onboarding

It’s getting very close to Christmas. I’ll bet we are all looking for a break, Covid-19 has added extra stress to the last two years, But what will the New Year bring? For some of our companies it will mean new hires. How ready are you to introduce your new hires to your company? Do […]

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 […]

The Art of Finding Ideas

Every trainer who has ever lived has lusted after ideas to make their training engaging. Around the 1980’s we introduced classroom games like icebreakers. Now we are writing for eLearning we need new ideas to engage invisible learners. Where are these ideas, how do I get them, and how do we keep them coming? If […]

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