Blog - Learning Design

  • February 25, 2021

    Instructional Design Best Practices: 10 Things You Need to Know

    By: ELM Learning

    One of the biggest challenges in instructional design is getting the learner interested, motivated, and engaged in mandatory learning experiences. Learn these 10 instructional design best practices to help improve engagement and motivation.

  • February 05, 2021

    Instructional Design vs. Instructional Development: What’s the Difference?

    By: ELM Learning

    Whether you’re working with an eLearning vendor or creating training in-house, understanding the difference between design and development helps you see the big picture. Learn the difference between Instructional Design vs. Instructional Development here.

  • January 28, 2021

    Training for All: Seven Tips for More Accessible Learning

    By: ELM Learning

    Imagine your current workforce. Now, imagine a quarter of your team not getting the training they need to effectively do their jobs. When training is inaccessible to those with disabilities, it sends a message that their growth isn’t a priority. Besides giving everyone the same chances for learning and development, designing accessible eLearning is the law: Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires organizations to make learning materials and courses available to all employees, regardless of ability.

  • January 21, 2021

    How to Keep Learners Engaged with Mobile Learning

    By: ELM Learning

    The idea of mobile learning, or mLearning, can seem paradoxical. On one hand, we want learners to pay attention to the content; on the other, we ask them to do it using devices that, quite frankly, are built for distraction. What’s an organization to do? Dig in and figure it out, because mLearning offers better retention, higher engagement, and quick recall than traditional learning methods.

  • January 15, 2021

    Learning Experience Design: Everything You Need to Know

    By: ELM Learning

    UX designers are the rock stars of the design world: they’re the folks who worry about user experience on everything from phone apps to toasters to your car’s coffee cup holders. In the corporate world, LxDs, or Learning Experience Designers, are the rock stars in the eLearning space.

  • December 17, 2020

    Why Videos and Mobile Learning Are the Perfect Match

    By: ELM Learning

    If you were born in the mid to late 1990s through around 2010, you are in the Gen Z generation, and YouTube is likely your favorite teacher. A 2018 survey by Pearson found that 59 percent of Gen Z-ers and 55 percent of millennials (born in the early 1980s to mid 1990s) have a clear preference for video over in-person learning, apps, games, or even books, giving video a clear advantage in the age groups making up most of the modern workforce today.

  • December 02, 2020

    Authentic Inclusivity: Building More Diversity Into eLearning

    By: ELM Learning

    The most effective eLearning happens when learners relate to the topics and examples offered (hopefully as part of a really good story). However, when learners can’t see themselves represented in the content, it sends a message that training is only beneficial to a certain type of person—making the experience disengaging, and even discriminatory. Building diversity into your eLearning shows your learners that everyone has the opportunity to grow and succeed.

  • November 24, 2020

    What is ADDIE? Your Complete Guide to the ADDIE Model

    By: ELM Learning

    When planning an eLearning course or curriculum, it’s easy to get bogged down in the details. Details are important, but with the right process, multiple inputs can be wrangled into an engaging eLearning course that meets the needs of your learners.
    But how do you know what your learners need? It takes time to figure it out.

  • November 18, 2020

    Alignment Check: Considering Intent for Better Training

    By: ELM Learning

    You want a better-trained workforce. Your employees want more opportunities. At the view from the top, it might seem like you and your employees have the same intent and want similar outcomes. When it comes to training, if employee and organizational intent is in proper alignment, like a well-tuned car, the experience is more meaningful, more engaging, and ultimately, more successful.

  • November 12, 2020

    What is Blended Learning? A Guide to Everything You Need to Know

    By: ELM Learning

    Blended learning combines the best of two training environments—traditional face-to-face classroom training and high-tech eLearning. By covering all the bases, you can engage all types of learners—those who learn better in a structured environment that includes face-to-face interaction with an instructor, and independent types who learn better with semi-autonomous, computer-based training.

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