Have you been on the fence about updating your e-learning portfolio? Now's the time to do it and this free template will help! Designed by community member Allison Nederveld , this interactive resume template was first shared in a recent portfolio... Read More

by David Anderson Posted 4 hours ago

Space is an extremely important element of an e-learning design layout, yet it is often underrated or ignored—to the detriment of your final design. But applying the proper spacing principles to an amateur-looking layout can transform it, giving... Read More

by Nicole Legault Posted 19 hours ago

The illustrated characters in Articulate Studio ’13 are a powerful asset when you want to create more engaging e-learning experiences. Why would you want to use characters? Because characters add a touch of personality and realism to your e-learning... Read More

by Nicole Legault Posted yesterday at 10:00 PM

Quizzes are an important part of many online training programs. While some are meant to reinforce a lesson, others aim to measure a learner’s comprehension and retention of the material. Whichever the case, accurate scoring is a critical part of... Read More

by Mike Taylor Posted 3 days ago

Happy Friday, E-Learning Heroes! Last week you visually explained what you do as course designers. This week, it’s time to show what you’ve done as course designers. How do you show your work? In a portfolio , of course. But this time, use... Read More

by David Anderson Posted 6 days ago

“ Be the first in the field and the last to the couch. ” ― Chinese Proverb Just when I thought spring had sprung, we got another snowy reminder that we’re not quite done with the cold weather just yet. Thank goodness we have so many... Read More

by Mike Taylor Posted 6 days ago

A lot of people tell me that they look at completed courses or interactions for inspiration, so I thought I’d share an example of a circle diagram ( Comstar Customer Service Model ) I created in Articulate Engage ’13. It looks polished and... Read More

by Nicole Legault Posted 7 days ago

If you’re looking to turn a static slide into an engaging and dynamic quiz slide, then you should try the Convert to Freeform tool in Articulate Storyline. Even if you’ve never used it before, or haven’t used it much, it’s so simple... Read More

by Nicole Legault Posted 8 days ago

Recently we looked at how adding graphics to words can significantly improve learning . In that post, I mentioned that we need to strike a critical balance when designing instructional materials: between the evidence-based guidelines that have been proven... Read More

by Mike Taylor Posted 10 days ago

Have you ever tried explaining what you do to your friends or parents? Anyone? Chances are you were met with a blank or quizzical look . While most jobs can be tough to explain to people outside your industry, e-learning design has to be one of the most... Read More

by David Anderson Posted 13 days ago

“ Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm .” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Finally, it looks like spring is starting to peek through around here. The grass is greening up, and along with the flowers, there are a lot of good looking e-learning... Read More

by Mike Taylor Posted 13 days ago

If you’ve written quizzes in the past, you know how hard it is to write really great questions and realistic response options. It’s a tricky balance between something that’s an incorrect answer, but still plausible enough that the learner... Read More

by Nicole Legault Posted 14 days ago

Whether you’ve recently purchased Articulate Studio ’13 or you’re trying out a free 30-day trial, you might wish you could get a little guidance with your first project. We know it can be intimidating when you’re new to a software... Read More

by Nicole Legault Posted 15 days ago

Assessments are a big part of many e-learning courses—so you definitely want to get them right. Fortunately, in Articulate Storyline, it’s a snap to to give your learners customized feedback that’s appropriate for their responses. Anytime... Read More

by Mike Taylor Posted 17 days ago

One of the oft-neglected opportunities in e-learning is the course summary slide. Many course designers spend the bulk of their time designing content and activities—and then forget to consider how to support learners after the course. In extreme... Read More

by David Anderson Posted 20 days ago

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