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How to Gauge When Building Online Courses is The Best Option

Building online courses has never been easier, thanks to rapid development authoring tools. With WYSIWYG editors and no knowledge of coding required, today’s authoring tools allow you to upload pre-existing content (such as PowerPoint decks), create new templates from scratch if you wish, or use provided templates which are easily customizable to your content needs. As schools and businesses adjusted their operations to account for the COVID-19 global pandemic, many people with no prior instructional design experience found themselves being asked to either purchase or create online courses. There are several factors to consider when faced with the decision of…

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Instructional Design for eLearning: What You Need to Know

Are you new to the world of instructional design for eLearning? During the COVID-19 pandemic, many subject matter experts (SMEs) and classroom teachers have found themselves transitioning to online learning whether they were ready or not. If creating online courses and training is a new experience for you, fear not! Use this guide to not only become familiar with the principles of instructional design, but to also empower yourself to take action and create online courses like a pro. Many instructional designers begin with ADDIE, a widely used design model which stands for: Analysis > Design > Development > Implementation…

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How to Empower Learners with Asynchronous Training

How to Empower Learners with Asynchronous Training Have you ever wondered why it is that the same people who may play video games for hours online might not be able to make it through a 60-minute webinar or online class without losing focus? It may come down to one simple element, according to legendary game designer and creator of the Civilization series, Sid Meier, who proposed that the indicator of a good game is that it offers, “A series of interesting decisions.” With this adage in mind, what makes good online, asynchronous learning? If you create online training, pause a…

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Flash Support Ends 2020

NEWS FLASH: Flash is Outta Here!

Let Udutu convert your old Flash courses into HTML5 before it's too late! Flash to HTML5 — What Does the End of Life for Flash Mean for You? You may have noticed already that some browsers have already stopped supporting Flash and that it is becoming harder and harder to view Flash objects online. If you have e-learning courses this problem is only going to become larger. On December 31, 2020, Adobe Systems will officially stop updating and distributing Adobe Flash. Neglecting to convert Flash content to HTML5 will have implications for a number of industries. There are a number…

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Employee Training

Making the Case for Effective Online Training

Every business, from a small family-run restaurant to a major corporation succeeds only with effectively trained employees. Training keeps employees safe, reduces operational costs, improves productivity and, ultimately, increases profitability. In contrast, a business with improperly trained staff will typically stagnate and ultimately fail. In some cases, the business may simply neglect to train their employees. However, it's more common for businesses to spend time and money on training programs that just don't work. Employees may receive training--but, for a variety of reasons, the training is ineffective. Happily, web-based training, is a way to efficiently deliver training that works. With…

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