4 Ways to Apply the Flipped Classroom Model

Traditional education suggests that a familiar order of things is the best way to teach new information. The class meets, an expert presents a lecture about the subject at hand, and then the students go home to complete an assignment … Read More

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Dynamic Difficulty: A Key to Successful Game-Based E-Learning

Gamification, personalization and adaptive learning are concepts that are today familiar to most learning professionals. But there’s another important concept related to these that often goes unmentioned. It’s called dynamic difficulty. Dynamic difficulty (also called dynamic difficulty adjustment or DDA) is an … Read More

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3 Principles for Successful LxD

Learner experience design (LxD) combines what we know about how people learn with what we know about how people interact with media and technology, in order to create learning experiences that motivate and engage learners and lead to improved outcomes. While … Read More

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3 Tips for Beginner E-Learning Designers

It’s easy to understand how to take content and bring it to a digital platform. It can be more challenging to determine how to engage in e-learning course development that uniquely showcases the goals and culture of your organization. Here … Read More

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How Can You Provide Performance Feedback?

Several metrics exist for measuring just how effective a training is; the Kirkpatrick Model being widely used. However, the Kirkpatrick model is not just a tool for measuring effectiveness of instructional design. It is also incredibly useful when used as a framework to provide … Read More

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How to Create Gamified e-Learning

As a teacher, one of the main goals of instruction was to engage my students. As a special education teacher, this goal was even more critical to the effectiveness and success of my instruction. I would often engage students during … Read More

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Top 5 Reasons to Define Corporate Learning Objectives & Outcomes

Defining learning objectives and outcomes is one of the most important steps in developing corporate training. Well defined learning objectives and outcomes enable both the trainers and the learners to know what to be taught and how to participate in … Read More

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Culturally Responsive LxD

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve picked up a curriculum or instructional content, read it over, and thought to myself “What does this have to do with the kids I’m teaching?” A huge issue in today’s American education … Read More

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Evaluating the Learner Experience

Here in the LxD world, we’re very much accustomed to assessing and evaluating learners. Don’t forget that design needs to be evaluated too. To develop effective instructional design, remain cognizant of performance areas that an evaluation would measure. Attractiveness What impression do … Read More

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Backward Design, How Can You Achieve It?

There’s nothing worse than going through a training, getting to the assessment, and realizing most of the learned content is inapplicable. How do we rectify that as learner experience designers? We plan with the end in mind: backward design. Backwards … Read More

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5 Digital Learner Challenges to Consider

It’s safe to say we’re currently at the forefront of an e-learning revolution. Organizations and institutions have adopted a ‘people first’ model, and respect the need for flexibility and ease of access for employees and students alike. As is the case with … Read More

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4 Ways to Humanize Your Content

Online learning does not have to feel daunting to learners. Often, the lack of human interaction causes a lack of effectiveness in content delivery. Students get unmotivated. However, there are ways to remedy these challenges by humanizing the online learning … Read More

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