Original Article posted at 5 Changes Shaping The Future Of Learning Technology – eLearning Industry By Steve Lowenthal What Changes Are Shaping The Future Of Learning Technology A perfect storm of disruptors is leading us all into uncharted territory. Given this uncertainty, it’s not surprising that Ambient research has forecast negative 14% growth for the US LMS market over the next 5 years. The LMS Is DEAD Or Is It? But don’t panic, it’s not that we’re heading back to the dark ages of Excel spreadsheets and manila folders. Rather, we’re entering an era of integrated best-of-breed technologies that in the best case will work together seamlessly to deliver personalized, just-in-time learning experiences. If you aren’t already in the process, check the following 5 changes that will help you prepare for the future: 1. Compatibility With New Learning Technology Over the past 5 years, new learning technology products are entering the market at a record pace. This includes social tools like Yammer, AR/VR solutions, gamification platforms, and more. These products are often “self-contained solutions” that control how the user experiences them, what data is collected, and how new experiences are created. The positive is that we now have an expanded toolset to create the best learning experience based on the content, audience, and goals. The downside is that, in the worst-case scenario, learners are logging into multiple systems, learning paths are disjointed and cumbersome, and data is spread across multiple systems. The future organization needs a guide that supports the ability to combine these disparate […]
Original Article at 5 Tips To Bring Dull eLearning Subjects To Life – eLearning Industry A great article on how to spice up an eLearning course 1. Make The Topic Relevant To The Audience Make sure you understand your audience – what are their motivations and needs? Keep them in mind as you develop your concept. If your audience is broad, think about how you could use branching to create personalized pathways for different segments. This could be based on anything from their job role to the level of prior knowledge. This doesn’t have to mean hours of more work; it could be that you simply refer to roles or allow some people to skip past sections they already know about. 2. Boil The Content Down To The Absolute Essentials Faced with a 50-page procedure document, the easiest thing to do would be to break it down into shorter chunks with some knowledge checks built-in… sounds dull, right? Get a grasp of what your audience really needs to know, get ruthless, and cut everything else. 3. Draw Out The Human Side Of The Learning While many topics may seem pretty dry on the face of it, there’s usually something relatable you can draw out that’s going to be much more engaging. Think about what impact the topic has on the audience and their peers. Compare these two examples: In this course, you’ll learn about the new UK legislation on shared parental leave. Our company has a responsibility to comply with this legislation, so it’s important […]
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.