Quality Control Template for E-Learning Modules

Testing and ensuring the quality of e-learning courses is an important step – especially when you are handing off the module to a client. The E-Learning Industry has a great in depth list of everything that you should look for. Effectively QA’ing courses is an entirely different matter, however. I created a spreadsheet that you…

Breakdown: 10 Ways to Engage Learners Using Articulate Storyline

A few weeks ago, Articulate had a challenge on “Top Ten Things Learners Need to Know about Storyline.” The challenge asked us to put together a top 10 list of “getting started” tutorials for any area of Storyline development. I chose “10 Ways to Engage Learners Using Articulate Storyline.” Check out the live course by…

Moving on Up!

Hi friends, it’s been a little while since I posted. I’m (almost) settled into my new place in the beautiful Washington, DC. Now that we live in walking distance to the Nationals Stadium, it obviously had to be one of the first activities we did in DC: I also made it to the Funk Parade…

What I Think I Do

Articulate’s weekly challenge is a wonderfully corny meme trend. You know those “What my friends think I do… What I actually do…” images? If you don’t, then you’ll see the first example of it here! I’m not generally one to do memes, but when it’s a challenge – who can resist?  

Find: A Balance of Hard and Soft Skills for Project Managers

E-learning project management does require some technical know-how (and preferably some e-learning experience in general), but the soft skills are just as important. I found this great infographic on the balance of hard and soft skills for project managers. Enjoy! The Hard & Soft Skills Needed for Successful Project Management from andrewdeen14

Having a Professional Mentor – and an Announcement

There is plenty of advice out there recommending for young professionals to get a mentor. But choosing and utilizing a mentor isn’t as easy as it sounds. And sometimes – you won’t even realize that someone is your mentor until partway through your relationship. That’s how my mentorship happened. My professional mentor is an exceptionally…

Using Images in E-Learning

I have a mantra when it comes to using images in my E-Learning courses. It is a pretty simple mantra, and I have people who disagree with me on it, but it is my mantra nonetheless. Be purposeful when using images in e-learning. Tweet it! Chapter four about media in e-Learning and the Science of…

How to structure an E-Learning Course

Today I received the Advanced E-Learning Instructional Design certificate taught by the very awesome Carla Torgerson. One of my biggest takeaways was a great thought process on structuring e-learning courses. The overall message was to help learners learn “by doing.” We thought we were already applying this message by offering the content then letting the…

Color Schemes in e-Learning: Infographic

If your client does not already have a color scheme in mind (such as company colors), then you want to make sure that the color scheme you choose enhances the learning experience rather than take away from it. Colors have long been associated with feelings and moods. The International Center for Leadership in Education has…