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What do you need to become an eLearning Specialist?

I’ve often been asked what it takes to migrate into the world of eLearning and Instructional Design. It’s an emerging industry that is rapidly increasing in demand and popularity. Personally, I fell into when I wanted to combine my web / mobile development skills with training and facilitating, providing a perfect combination. This is not always the case though. So what do you need to become an eLearning Specialist? I recently came across this article that provides a great starter for what you need. Below is a brief overview of the article. Follow the link at the end of the page to get more information. Education Most organisations want eLearning specialists to have at least a bachelor’s degree. The fields generally range from instructional technology, training, or education. However, some of the largest organizations prefer a master’s degree in similar fields. Essential Software Experience Microsoft Office – Word and PowerPoint Programming Skills – HTML5, CSS and Javascript Authoring Tools – Captivate or Articulate Video Editing And Screen Recording – Adobe Premier or SnagIt Learning Management Systems – Moodle or Blackboard In addition to what’s in the article, I believe that a good eLearning Specialist should have a good grasp on Learning Analytics and how to interpret them to improve the design of eLearning resources. Read more at Being An eLearning Specialist In 2018: What Is Required? – eLearning Industry

#H5P now has Passing Grades for Moodle

The recent release of the H5P plugin for Moodle (https://h5p.org/dec-2017-release-note) now allows for the integration of grading of H5P learning objects into Moodle. Another highly sought after feature that has been missing from the H5P plugin has been to make the ‘Passing grade’ option for H5Ps more available. We’ve taken inspiration from Moodle’s default Quiz plugin and it is now available in the latest release and should be just as easy to use:   Now course creators will be able to know when an H5P activity is completed and most importantly, when an entire course is completed.

Embed #H5P in Moodle

The recent release of the H5P plugin for Moodle (https://h5p.org/dec-2017-release-note) now allows for the embedding of H5P into HTML within an iFrame. Many people in the Moodle community have been asking for the ability to embed H5P content in different parts of Moodle and I am pleased to announce it is now possible! With the latest release of the Moodle plugin you will be able to embed H5Ps on the front page of courses and in almost any other Moodle page that accepts HTML as input. All you have to do is copy the embed code found at the bottom of the H5P container and paste it into a label. Note that you will have to press the ‘html’ button first. The screencast below shows how it’s done. We’ll be back later with an Atto plugin to make this even easier.