We were feeling that #ThrowbackThursday vibe today, so we decided to look back at our most popular eLearning webinars from 2017 and 2018 so far. Want to guess which webinars were the most popular? No? Okay, that’s fine. We were going to tell you anyway.
In no particular order, here are 5 of our top webinars from the past year and a half!
Future of eLearning – The Millennial Apocalypse and Modern Learning Solutions
Today, we have access to a wide range of technologies—mobile, social, virtual, search, gaming, and reliable user-generated content—along with modern instructional techniques aligned with the way today’s workers naturally learn. This produces an exciting new generation of modern learning solutions, which equates to more options, more challenges, more unknowns. Bill West, Executive Director of Custom Services here at eLearning Brothers, and Dr. Michael Allen, the Founder and CEO of Allen Interactions, discussed these new instructional techniques, and some ideas to increase the quality and effectiveness of eLearning. Watch webinar.
Elevating eLearning Design
Bullet points. Stale narration. “Click next” instruction. Long audio lectures. Yawns. We all know what boring eLearning courses feel like. We all hate them. The real question is, why do we keep producing them? The answer is that most of us haven’t seen better examples. We have nothing to go on, and we’re usually under tight deadlines with limited resources so we resort to what everyone else is doing: bullet points and cheap clip art. Friends, there is a better way. Watch webinar.
Writing Much More Better
This spectacular webinar with one of our instructional designers, Dr. David Christiansen, discussed writing for eLearning! Dr. Christiansen covered ways to improve the flow of ideas, transition smoothly between concepts and slides, and avoid bulky wording and redundancy. Hone your writing skills with real-world examples of proper narration and text-on-screen best practices. Learn ways to remove “instructional design speak” from courses, while adding learning performance aids, such as signposting, transitional phrasing, and consolidation techniques. Watch webinar.
Future of eLearning – Games and the Millennials’ Attention Deficit Disorder
eLearning Brother’s Executive Director of Custom Services, Bill West, hosted Richard Lowenthal of The Game Agency in a webinar discussing the benefits of games in eLearning. Eight seconds: That’s the time you have to grab an employee’s attention. Five minutes: That’s how long you can hold it. Both are down by 50 percent in 10 years. Twenty-one: That’s the number of times per hour people shift attention between smartphone, tablet, and laptop. What’s causing this attention deficit problem? Every day hundreds of emails, chats, texts, notifications, calls, and meetings compete for your employees’ attention. What tool can you use to grab and keep their attention? Game-based learning. Games complement and improve the effectiveness of traditional training. This session showcased several games that are being used to effectively educate and engage employees today to make them more effective tomorrow. Watch webinar.
Common Articulate Storyline Development Mistakes
We hosted our very own Amber Rodbell in a great webinar outlining 9 great tips for Articulate Storyline users. By using these tips you’ll fortify yourself from some of the more common mistakes made by developers. In the recording of the webinar below, you’ll learn about:
- Things you can do before you begin developing to ensure a smooth process.
- Tricks to make your project more universally designed.
- Ideas for getting your course to shine above and beyond the average course.
Did your favorite webinar make the cut? Let us know which webinars you found the most valuable in the comments! You can watch the rest of our recorded webinars on the blog, and keep an eye on our upcoming webinars. We’ve got great ones in store for you!