The Best of eLearning in July 2015


This month’s Best of eLearning list includes articles on everything from new ideas for learning—like wearables and Snapchat—to how to speed up your eLearning development with Lectora® variables. I even included a bonus blog post at the end… with some free eLearning downloads.

Take a look at these 10 eLearning articles that I chose from the month of July:

1. Getting Social with Lectora

Instructional designer Jennifer Valley discusses pros, cons, and tips on adding social media to your learning campaign.

2. Nuts and Bolts: It’s Not Just About “Compliance”: Accessibility in eLearning

Jane Bozarth discusses the importance of creating training that’s usable for everyone in this Learning Solutions Magazine article.

3. eLearning 101: Getting Started With Online Training

This article provides an interesting history of eLearning, along with the basics of how to start creating training courses.

4. Toolbox Tip: Using Lectora Variables

This post on Learning Technologies Blog explains how to speed up eLearning development by using Lectora Variables.

5. What You Need to Know About the Experience API (xAPI)

Learn the basics of the Experience API (xAPI) and how you can use it to track learning experiences in your training.

6. 10 Interaction Design Books

The eLearning Coach Connie Malamad has selected ten interaction design books that have good lessons for learning experience designers.

7. Improve Your eLearning Flow with the Signaling Principle

The eLearning Brothers share how to follow Richard E. Mayer’s Signaling Principle in eLearning design.

8. Where Is mLearning Going?

See how Alaska Air uses mobile learning to deliver pilot training on iPads, along with ideas for incorporating wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT) in learning.

9. Oh, Snap! 4 Ways to Use Snapchat to Tell Training Stories

Check out these ideas for using Snapchat Stories in your learning and development strategy.

10. eLearning Lesson: Custom Reports Made Easy

See how easy it is to create live desktop shortcuts to your reporting dashboard with Live Excel and CourseMill® learning management system.

Interesting thoughts on Snapchat, right? While I’m not sure that will become the next big L&D phenomenon, it’s an idea I hadn’t seen before. And since I promised you a bonus blog post, here it is: Fab Freebies for the Win.

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