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Why You Need Learning Analytics In Digital Design

Original Article Why You Need Learning Analytics In Digital Design – eLearning Industry  By Kirstie Greany and Lori Niles-Hofmann The key is not to think about data as numbers, but as a story. Just like storytelling has twists and turns, data can challenge your assumptions and surprise you. And surprise us it does. The Importance Of Learning Analytics In Digital Design Let’s take a look at some global stats from Elucidat: When we uncover the data trails left by Elucidat’s 3 million users across the globe, we find some interesting stats. For example, the global average session time for accessing eLearning content is 15 minutes. However, this increases to 30 minutes for the USA and Germany. Who’d have guessed? That’s some serious learning dedication going on – or, hopefully, some really great designs that are keeping users hooked for longer. Diving in to find out what approaches are keeping users hooked tells a tale for future designs. Hottest Usage Times Across the globe, lunchtimes are the peak time for eLearning usage. Sandwiches with a side of digital learning makes for a great meal combo. But there’s a bigger window on Mondays and Tuesdays, with people accessing their digital learning between 10am and 2pm on these days. So, if you were thinking of launching a brand new piece of content, it’s probably a good bet to publish it around those times. For those accessing digital learning on their mobiles, we uncovered that 9pm is the most popular time. Who’d have guessed that this creeps up to […]

eLearning Trends And Predictions For 2018

Original Article: eLearning Trends And Predictions For 2018 – eLearning Industry We are going through a phase of significant and rapid “learning transformation“. This has led to an adoption of new, immersive approaches to creating impactful learning that can lead to the required performance gain. This is not all. We also see that L&D teams are on the look-out for measures to evaluate the effectiveness of learning. This is a great article to see what the trends are for 2018 and covers a broad range of area’s. For me,  I believe that xAPI and the flexibility it provides with other systems is set to be one of the big shifts in 2018. Looking at AR for example, having xAPI data feed from a AR headset into an LRS will prove beneficial to any learning platform.  

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