Donald Clark Plan B: Mayer & Clark – 10 brilliant design rules for e-learning
A must-read article giving an overview of Richard Mayer and Ruth Clark’s seven principles of design and rules that accompany these principles. Comments to this blog post include Jane Bozarth’s – “If I could recommend just one book to any new designer, it would be Clark & Mayer’s eLearning and the Science of Instruction. Great, great stuff”.
10 Great Tools for Storyboarding | “Creative Design of Learning Experiences”
Everyone loves a list and this one by Mayra Aixa Villar is a great one if you are looking for tools for storyboarding. I’m now busy checking out “Twine” (view the overview below) – and am totally fascinated with Paper and Bamboo Paper.
7 Secrets to Getting the Graphics You Need for Rapid E-Learning – The Rapid eLearning Blog
Worth reading this article, even if it’s just to find out that “there’s a right time for your course to be CRAP”! Of course Office Online for images has gone, but I found the information on creating your own illustrated objects is really useful, as well as a number of links to download resources.
6 Tips On How To Create Characters In eLearning – eLearning Industry
Add realism and relatability to e-Learning and increase learner engagement by including characters in your e-Learning courses.
Emotional Intelligence: Be a better leader | StartuS Magazine
According to this article by Natalie Myhalnytska, it takes more than just a good skill set to be a good leader. She outlines the five components of EI and gives some tips on how you can improve your self-awareness – based on Daniel Goleman’s best selling book “Emotional Intelligence”.
Interesting interactive tutorials on basic web development. Worth a look, even if only from the perspective of how this online tutorial has used an engagement method borrowed from game design, with skills being “unlocked” as you progress through the checkpoints.
Explaining your product with video? Get to the point quickly | Sparkol
David Hutchens explains how understanding how people interact with explainer videos online is the key to helping you create more engaging and effective videos.
How to write an engaging story | Sparkol
3 simple tips for writing stories that people connect with, including use everyday words, be conversational and respect your listeners. This is the example given for the tip on how using contractions and informality can give your voiceover a natural, honest feel.
What Predicts Success? It’s Not Your IQ – Daniel Goleman
Daniel Goleman talks about “grit” and “cognitive control”, plus self-awareness, self-management, empathy and social effectiveness and includes a link to a post on “Eight must-have competencies for future leaders”.
Intellectual Property Rights In eLearning – eLearning Industry
Interesting point in this article on how copyright does not protect “ideas” – it protects “how ideas are expressed”.
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.