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What is eLearning | Freelance eLearning Designer | The eLearning Designer's Academy by Tim SladeELEARNING 101

What is eLearning?

What comes to mind when you think of “eLearning”? Do you imagine someone sitting behind a computer, clicking a Next button? Or maybe someone watching…
Tim Slade
December 9, 2018

A task analysis is a process of analyzing a specific task to determine how it’s completed, step-by-step.

Tim Slade

Your learners only need the most minimal amount of information to do their jobs at the expected level of performance.

Tim Slade

A click-to-reveal interaction is any interaction where the learner clicks a button and content is revealed, whether it’s some text, a video, or anything else.

Tim Slade

If you have to teach your learners how to use your course, then you might need to redesign your course.

Tim Slade

The truth is, people don’t hate eLearning; people hate bad eLearning.

Tim Slade

Scope creep refers to the unexpected, uncontrollable, or continuous change in the scope of the overall project after it has begun.

Tim Slade

Once you understand the specific behaviors you’re looking to change with your eLearning course, you can then target your eLearning interactions towards those behaviors.

Tim Slade

A degree will not provide you the practical, real-world skills and experience that most employers are looking for.

Tim Slade

Locking down your eLearning course will not force learning to occur.

Tim Slade

eLearning is any learning experience that takes place on a digital device, such as a computer, a tablet, a smartphone, or some other device.

Tim Slade

The effectiveness of any eLearning course depends on how the learner processes the information provided, and whether or not that information is committed to long-term memory.

Tim Slade

Rather than using learning styles, the best approach is to let the content and the complexity of the task or skill being taught drive the method of instruction.

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