The Best of e-Learning in January 2015

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Happy 2015… Let’s celebrate with our favorite 10 articles from January of this new year. This month, the topics range from mobile learning and tips for the upcoming year to Lectora how-to tutorials and even a free game template. What Happens in a Story… Happens in Your Brain Karl Kapp discusses a research study and…

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Creating Randomized Tests in Lectora and Lectora Online

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Designing effective assessments is a key principle of instructional design. You want to have confidence that successful completion (a.k.a. passing) of the test(s) in your course is a true and reliable indicator that the learner has mastered the material. One way to improve the reliability of tests is to present different questions to each learner…

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Localization Made Easy

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What is localization? It’s the process of adapting a product or content to a specific locale or content. Why does it matter? People feel more comfortable using things in language and context familiar to them. For example, in China Baidu, the Chinese-based search engine, beats out Google, a search giant everywhere else, because it looks…

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Save Time with Lectora Keyboard Shortcuts

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One of the best ways to speed up development with Lectora® and Lectora® Online authoring tools is by using keyboard shortcuts, or hotkeys, to perform many common tasks and functions. Rather than relying on your mouse, keyboard shortcuts will help you save precious time. You can use the default shortcuts (see below for a full…

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The Essentials of Grammar for e-Learning

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A few years ago, Kyle Wiens wrote an article for the Harvard Business Review titled “I Won’t Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here’s Why.” In this article, he explains why grammar is relevant for all companies and why it makes good business sense—even when writing isn’t in an employee’s official job description. Take a…

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Building Finger-friendly Buttons for m-Learning

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When using Lectora® e-Learning software to create m-Learning, it’s important to consider the usability and navigation of your course. Whether you’re building content for delivery on a smartphone or tablet, remember to design for touch. This naturally applies to buttons, which you’ll want to make “finger friendly”—easy to tap with the pad of your fingertip.…

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The Halo Effect: First Impressions for e-Learning

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Whether it’s for a job interview or a blind date, you want to look your best. That’s because you recognize the value of first impressions. But did you know first impressions are important in your e-Learning course too? Your learners will unconsciously judge your e-Learning course at first glance—it’s called the Halo Effect. This social-psychology…

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Streamline Your Review Cycle with ReviewLink

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Whether you are new to Lectora® e-Learning software or you’re an expert user, you may not know that your copy of Lectora comes with free access to ReviewLink™, an online collaboration tool that allows you to share titles for review with external reviewers, subject matter experts and other stakeholders. There’s no sign-up necessary—all you need…

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The Essentials of e-Learning Course Design

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“I strive for two things in design: simplicity and clarity. Great design is born of those two things.” -Lindon Leader, designer of the iconic FedEx logo Our latest product release, Lectora® 12 e-Learning authoring software, is all about helping you produce professional quality layouts and design, while saving time too! To help you brush up…

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What’s in Your Media Library?

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Both Lectora® and Lectora® Online include a Media Library and access to characters, stock buttons and images as well as providing a location where you can store and share custom project assets. In this blog we’ll explore the Media Library and learn how taking advantage of this tool for accessing and reusing content can provide…

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