Posts on E-Learning


5 Things to Think About When Designing Bespoke E-Learning Content

By Mike • In E-Learning

Do you want to create e-learning content from a traditional face-to-face or paper based course? Here are 5 ways to improve your e-learning content - they’re worth keeping in mind when you’re about to commission a supplier to create your content.

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Bespoke E-Learning Content for Martek Medical

By Mike • In E-Learning

SkillsLogic have finished a new piece of bespoke e-learning content for Martek Medical in Rotherham. Martek sell defibrillators across a range of organisations - from schools to airlines. This particular content is aimed at airline cabin crews and it gives them a basic introduction to one of Martek’s standard defibrillators.

The content includes some video, an interactive demo and some questions to test user understanding. It uses SCORM to track learner progress and is optimised to run inside Moodle - both on desktop PCs and tablets.

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What is SCORM?

By Mike • In E-Learning

This post is a two minute SCORM primer for the absolute non-technical beginner. Read on if you're about to commission some bespoke e-learning content and you want to know a bit about SCORM and why it could be something you should add to your e-learning content.


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E-Learning in FE & HE - Two Interesting Links

By Mike • In E-Learning

The FELTAG (Further Education Learning Technology Action Group) horizon scanning report looks at what the significant technology might be in the next 5 to 10 years in the vocational, education and training (VET) sector. MOOCs, social media, telepresence (remote working) and learning analytics all get a look in. It’s a good summary of the different technologies.

The FELTAG report is here.

If you’re interested in what it really takes to create a good quality MOOC (and some of the business models) then John Colchrane’s long article is totally worth the effort. Creating a MOOC that works and doesn’t have a huge dropout rate is a lot of hard work. Video is expensive to produce and to do it well you need a significant technical support. Assessment tools are limited and still not much more than online quizzes. The point is that creating the MOOC is more like writing a textbook and publishing - big upfront effort and then low marginal costs to add learners.

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Assorted E-Learning Links - MOOCs

By Mike • In E-Learning

1. Two million students doing vocation based learning online with ‘Alison’

2. London University signs up 200,00 students for 4 online courses

3. US plans global network of online courses

4. Spocs - Moocs on a small scale

5. XuetangX, online education in China - edX selected to be platform for China’s largest online learning initiative

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E-Learning with SCORM and the Tin Can API

By Mike • In E-Learning

I've read a few things recently about Tin Can and it's got me thinking about what happens when new specifications like Tin Can begin to emerge and how you decide when or if to dive in and start using them.

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Bespoke E-Learning for Social Care

By Mike • In E-Learning

We're currently developing bespoke e-learning content for the National Association of Providers of Activities for Older People (NAPA) to support their Level 2 QCF Award in Supporting Activity Provision in Social Care. We're also working with Tribal and the NAPA e-learning content is based on Tribal's existing supporting materials.

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E-Learning with Video

By Mike • In E-Learning

Vi Hart's quirky YouTube videos are a million miles away from the maths I remember doing at school - it seems like a different subject (which it probably is). I mostly enjoyed maths at school because solving problems in things like algebra, trigonometry and probability was satisfying (as long as you could solve them) but I don't ever remember thinking that maths was a creative subject - basically maths was (and I bet it still is for most kids) sums.

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clickLearner - Bespoke Interactive E-Learning Videos

By Mike • In E-Learning

We're pleased to announce the release of clickLearner - a new kind of video based e-learning and assessment solution that SkillsLogic have developed for the Sheffield based company of the same name.

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Moving from Paper Based Course Materials to E-Learning

By Michael Jones • In E-Learning

If you're a training provider and you're thinking about moving from paper based or face-to-face course delivery and into e-learning then hopefully this post will give you some food for thought.

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Ideas for Content - Animations

By Michael Jones • In E-Learning

The Khan Academy is amazing. It's delivered almost 150 million online lesson, mostly in Mathematics but also other subjects such as the Sciences, Finance and American History. One of the intriguing things about the Khan Academy is the apparent simplicity of the content - the 3200 online lessons are all very simple videos, usually nothing more than founder Sal Khan talking while drawing on what's essentially just a blackboard.

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