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Are you a Change Activator or Change Inhibitor?

After publishing my recent article on Change Challenges, it kept me thinking of how this can all be summed up in one simple catch phrase. When it comes to eLearning, be the activator and make a change. I can almost guarantee that you will encounter change inhibitors. You can’t move forward if you’re an inhibitor, so become an activator. Be a Change Activator not a Change Inhibitor  

Connecting Marzipano to xAPI – Part One

Having written a couple of articles on Marzipano that continue to gain attention in Google searches including Marzipano 360 how to change hotspot properties and styles, Marking up 360 images making WHS more engaging and How to use 360 images with Marzipano and Insta360 I wanted to take things to the next level in eLearning and find out what it is the user is doing. I’m currently involved in the xAPIChort and had also read an article Mel Milloway on incorporating xAPI into 360 images. This got me thinking as to how it can be setup in Marzipano and feed xAPI Statements back to an LRS. Prior warning here, you’ll need to know a little bit about JavaScript as you need to modify the resulting JavaScript file that is made from the package, but if you follow this tutorial, you may work it out! I used the Marzipano tool to generate a multi page interactive VR of the MONA Museum located in Hobart Tasmania back in 2016. I’m going to use this small project as a base for incorporating xAPI. This is part one, introducing you to the concepts and capturing an Info Hotspot. The follow up parts will look at capturing more info and passing to the Learning Record Store (LRS). 1. Setting Up the Project Files The first thing you need to do is expand the Marzipano package to a folder, you’ll end up with a folder structure similar to the image below: You will also need to download an xAPI wrapper. This is the library that will do […]

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 […]