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Instructional Design

What Makes a Good Online Instructional Designer?

There's a big difference between designing distance learning and designing online curriculum. There's a question we often get asked: “How can I become an employed Instructional Designer?”  Some job seekers want to know what sort of certification they need in order to get a job. Other job seekers are frustrated that, despite possessing a lot of training in instructional design, they find it difficult to get a job. When answering these questions, we always make the distinction between the skills needed to develop distance learning curriculum, versus the skills needed to design asynchronous online training—distance learning and online training are…

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How to Choose the Best Learning Management System for Your Business

Roger Mundell is the CEO of Udutu Learning Systems. As a pioneer of online learning technologies and methodologies, Roger has received numerous national and international awards. Finding the right Learning Management System (LMS) for your company can be a challenge. There are currently more than 1385 (at last count) known offerings.  Nearly every company you interact with will claim to have the best Learning Management System ever, ready to solve all your worldly problems. Some may have already re-labelled their LMS to fit the current nomenclature of the month, such as, LXP (Learning experience Platform), or IOL (Impact of Learning)…

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Tips For Learner Engagement And Online Course Development

Tips for Learner Engagement and Online Course Development

This is the second of a two-part series about online learner engagement. This week, instructional and eLearning designer Laureen Barry provides some tips on online course development and how to make your curriculum more engaging. Make Learning Personal Adding a personal touch to elearning content is one of the most basic ways to boost learner engagement. For example, use the first person: I, me, you, your, to make the learning more personal. The personal touch can form the fundamental structure of your curriculum as well. You can do this by using scenarios or characters throughout the course that the learner…

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Online Learner Engagement

The Secrets of Learner Engagement and Online Course Development

This is the first of a two-part series about online learner engagement.  If every topic of every course was fascinating stuff that learners were hungry to learn, then engagement would be no problem. However, course content sometimes isn’t all that engaging, which means your employees are not getting the training they need to help your business thrive. However, there are some simple tips for designing online training that will increase employee engagement and help make a difference in your bottom line. Engage learners by providing choice The primary rule of engagement is to make the course into a series of…

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Learning Styles

Are “Learning Styles” Real? | Udutu Online Learning News

Each month Udutu publishes Personal Online Learning Management News, a curated selection of articles about learning, LMS other topics related to adult online training. Are "Learning Styles" Real? The idea that students learn differently depending on their "learning style" -- their personal preference for visual, auditory or kinesthetic cues -- may be just a myth. Instead, there is in fact a lot of evidence suggesting that people aren’t really one kind of learner or another. And this has big implications for how you develop and deliver your online training. Read more >> Bonus link: What Are Adult Learning Styles? >>…

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