Articulate Storyline 360 is a great tool for producing interactive eLearning content. A particularly useful feature allows you to import your pre-designed slides, so that you can convert PowerPoint to Storyline and turn your presentations into beautiful eLearning, saving you time and effort. We’ve put together our top five tips for converting PowerPoint slides to Storyline.
Feedback is a key part of all classroom learning. It’s the absolute best way to measure if your students have understood something or not. But online learning is different, you can’t look around your classroom to see if your students are with you, and you can’t adapt your learning as you go according to the level of understanding in the room. So how do you make sure eLearning feedback is as effective as possible?
How to create effective eLearning feedback
So what can you do? It’s pretty standard practice to include a test or a quiz in online training materials, but did you realise that the way you write your feedback is the key to unlocking learning for most participants?
We’ve recently written an article that goes into this in much more detail, and for that you’ll want to check out the Training Industry blog. The post covers two key areas:
- Feedback as part of the educational strategy: this is to test the ‘lucky guess’ approach and make sure that learners know why the solution they have selected is correct or incorrect.
- Feedback as encouragement: humans thrive on encouragement, so effective eLearning feedback can improve overall engagement in your course, and give learners a reason to keep investing their time and energy.
If, after your trip to the Training Industry, you’re still looking for articles and resources to quench your eLearning thirst, here are a couple of places to start:
- Now you can write eLearning feedback, read my colleague Hannah’s article all about testing effectively by writing good questions.
- If it’s content itself that you’re struggling to write, then have a look at another great article from Training Industry about avoiding traps that many eLearning content writers fall into.
- If you’re great at writing the content, you just get stuck when you have to bring it into PowerPoint or an eLearning authoring tool like Storyline, then this is the article for you: it’s a breakdown of the process we use to create visual content for presentations and eLearning. Bookmark it, you’re going to want to come back to this one!
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Calling all eLearning aficionados! We’re back with a brand-spanking new blog post all about eLearning assessments. When we work with subject matter experts to develop multiple-choice questions we see the same mistakes again and again that make a big impact on the validity and reliability of assessments. But don’t despair, we’re going to show you how to fix them!
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Creating employee training for a large organisation can feel like playing whack-a-mole at the fair. Just when you’ve solved one need for one group, another springs up. Just when you’ve placated one stakeholder another appears out of the blue. You’re sweaty and stressed and it feels like the game will never end! Get it right and you’re rewarded with a big bag of candyfloss and the warm glow of knowing you’ve changed behaviour for the better. But getting there without help can be a real challenge.
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