Were you a little busy last year? Is it possible you missed one of these nearly Pulitzer Prize winning articles on The eLearning Coach? If so, I’ve collected the twelve most popular articles written in 2016. So when everyone is talking about them at cocktail parties, you can join in. It’s okay. You can thank me later.
What does learning mean to you? What does it mean to educators, academics and cognitive psychologists. Discover the similarities and differences in the many definitions of learning.
Written at the end of the 2016, this book review list covers a wide array of books from comedy writing and creativity to eLearning and neuroscience.
Of all the work we do, is there anything more powerful than supporting others in their self-directed learning? This research-based article explains the types of self-directed learning and how to support it at work.
Examples are crucial for helping learners form accurate concepts. Otherwise, the learner can overgeneralize, under-generalize or develop misconceptions. Here are several ways to use examples and non
Exhausted from scouring the Internet late at night, reading fiction writing blogs and idea books, I collected and adapted 25 story ideas you can use for eLearning. Don’t worry, I’ll be okay.
These tiny free characters are hiding in your computer waiting to escape into large illustrations. Don’t keep them trapped! Find out how to use dingbats for illustrations.
In this research-based article, you’ll find out about all the lovely barriers to learning that we must face every day. It’s a sad story, but don’t despair. At the end, you’ll find links to articles explaining ways to overcome these barriers.
One thing we don’t do well as an industry is integrate regular design critiques into our work process. This article links to resources from other resources explaining the best practices for using and running critiques.
Do images of boring NEXT and BACK buttons haunt you in those quiet moments? Read this article for ideas to upgrade to a more contemporary user interface.
Why reinvent the wheel? There’s a lot of great curated content out there, including those excellent articles on that The eLearning Coach site. Explore ways that you can start curating content for the workforce where you work.
Don’t want to burst your bubble (or do I?). But animations are not always the best instructional strategy. Find out when it’s best to use them.
Humans understand checklists. Those nicely aligned vertical lists with the cute little box to the left. We should use them more often to improve performance.
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