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The Sound of Learning – Sound Effects in Course Design

Learning designers sometimes struggle with the use of sound effects in online learning resources. The right sound effects, at the right time, can add value to e-learning by adding emphasis. Sound can also help keep learners’ attention. One area that I’ve seen sound effects used really well is to indicate correct or incorrect answers in […]

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Drag and Drop Recycling Game

Our city recently launched a new organics curbside pick-up program – Yeah Chilliwack! – along with a great app and other resources to make it easier to sort the recyclables and organics from the garbage.  What I’ve noticed is that adults use the app but the younger kids and teens, not so much.  So I’ve […]

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Transforming Infographics

I’m finally jumping into the E-Learning Heroes challenge arena. I thought I’d slip in slowly with this challenge to transform a simple static infographic into an interactive graphic using Storyline. For this challenge I used the SAVE ME  Naloxone training infographic. Here’s what I did to convert the poster from a static image to an […]

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Make Learning Stick

A few months ago I had the pleasure of facilitating the Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) course, not once but twice. One of the ongoing assignments in FLO is to reflect on and share weekly learning nuggets. As we all know, teaching is the best way to learn so I had many of my own learning […]

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Are You Designing Education or Training?

There is a difference between education and training. If you’ve  been working in the field for any length of time you probably know that. Those new to learning design may have a sense of the differences but may not have made a clear distinction between the two. As Jay Cross famously quipped: “If your sixteen […]

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Ode to ADDIE

I like ADDIE. She’s like that friend who’s always there for you. She’s dependable, flexible, and keeps you on course (pun intended). Sure, she’s not as trendy or exciting as some of your other friends. Rarely is she the life of party, but you can count on her to never steer you wrong. ADDIE is […]