Instructional Design Best Practices

Give It 70%: Rethinking Modern Learning with Docebo

For centuries, educators have put lectures and reading on a pedestal as the most effective forms of learning. To be fair, they play a very important role, but perhaps the degree to which we use them can be overestimated. The good people over at Docebo recently put out... read more

When Should You Use Video in eLearning?

Lights, camera, action…everyone loves a video! And, videos make a great addition to eLearning courses. But is a video always the right option? Not always. Here are five questions to ask before you spend the time (or money) adding video to your course: Will this video... read more

What are your SMART eLearning goals for 2017?

There are only three months left in 2016, so it’s time to look at your professional eLearning goals and what you want to achieve in 2017. Many people in the corporate and educational worlds embrace the SMART Goal methodology— because it works. If you want to set goals... read more

How to Outline a Video Production Plan

Beginning a project of any substantial size requires a considerable amount of planning. Writing a book, a screenplay, or even a sports play requires a sort of outline. An idea of where you’re starting, and where you want to end, and then everything you need to do to... read more

Cool Captivate Keyboarding Kits

eLearning professionals who came of age in the past couple decades likely have fond memories of sitting around the TV, wires strewn about the living room, mindlessly mashing buttons with friends or siblings, hoping to best each other in virtual competition. Of course,... read more

Save Time Using Text to Speech in Captivate 9

As Instructional Designers and eLearning developers, we like to set the mood for our courses through the use of various types of elements. We use graphics instead of text to spark our learners’ interest, we incorporate interactivity to keep them engaged, and we add... read more

The Power of Story in eLearning

Think about the last speech you heard. Do you remember all the facts and statistics? Or, do you remember the details of the story the speaker (hopefully) shared to illustrate their point? I’m willing to bet you recall the story—the problem, the characters, the climax,... read more

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