Blog - eLearning design

  • October 31, 2018
  • October 04, 2017

    Three Ways to Use Animation In eLearning

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    Albert Einstein famously said, “If you can’t explain it to a six-year-old, you don’t understand it yourself.” This quote is at the heart of teaching: whether your concept is theoretical physics or how to sell more product—break it down into simple, engaging components. How do you engage a six-year-old? A sixty-year-old? One way is through […]

  • April 11, 2017

    Discover the Right Way to Choose A Voiceover for Your Digital Learning

    By: Andrew Fayad

    Voiceovers are a lot like design: you only really notice it when it’s bad. That’s because a good voiceover is so seamless that it becomes an integral part of your digital learning, instead of sticking out like a sore thumb. Voiceovers that are condescending, boring, or even a little too homemade can turn learners off […]

  • January 26, 2017

    Why the Best Digital Learning Has An Even Better Storyline

    By: Greg Kozera

    Cave paintings are more than just pretty pictures. Our ancestors used stories as a way to pass information from generation to generation. Whether the message was genealogical in nature or just “Stay away from sharp teeth”, stories have had a way of capturing attention and relaying information that really sticks. Centuries later, we’re still using […]

  • December 07, 2016

    User-Generated Content is Going to Set Your Digital Learning Apart

    By: Andrew Fayad

    Imagine that you’re spending a leisurely day shopping at the mall. You’re happily examining a pair of shoes when suddenly, another shopper rushes up to you. She is wearing the exact same shoes and can’t stop gushing about how stylish and comfortable they are–and at such a good price! You’re sold and buy the pair […]

  • November 30, 2016

    Millennials And Digital Learning: How They’re Going To Help You Improve

    By: Andrew Fayad

    No matter how you feel about them, this much we know is true: Millennials are an inescapable part of the corporate landscape. In fact, by 2030, they won’t just be part of the corporate landscape, they will make up 75 percent of the dominant generation.

  • November 16, 2016

    Why A “Shrink to Fit” Method Won’t Work for Digital Learning

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    We all wait with baited breath each time Apple announces a new iOS. New emojis and better functionality await if you’re patient enough for the update to download. But, as most developers know, a new iOS can also result in major headaches—especially when it affects the way an app is displayed, the functionality of a […]

  • May 12, 2016

    Continuous Partial Attention Is The New Norm In Learning

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    If multitasking had a cousin, it would be continuous partial attention (CPA): The ability to pay attention to more than one thing for an extended period of time. It may sound wonderful and complicated at the same time, but chances are you already use CPA to absorb information every day without even realizing you’re doing it. What are […]

  • May 06, 2016

    3 Reasons Why Your Brain Loves Animation for Learning

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    “Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation.” -Walt Disney At first glance, the decision to go with animation over live-action training makes sense from a business perspective. It’s obviously much less expensive than hiring a […]

  • March 07, 2016

    How to Growth Hack Your Brain Using Gamification and Neurolearning

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    When you hear the term “growth hack,” what do you think of? Similar to growth marketing, it’s one of those buzzwords that marketing pros throw around, especially when speed and size are of the essence. But more than just a flashy hashtag, #growthhacking has real applications when it comes to helping your learners see the need […]

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