Thursday, September 26, 2013

Taking Care of your Device Woes with a Multi Device Utility!

Hey everyone, I am sure you must be curious to know what is it that I am going to talk about today. Well, this blog is dedicated to all the device lovers in the eLearning industry.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Using Raptivity To Make Elearning Stick

Learning and development professionals have known for some time that the keys to making training stick include interaction with participants before, during, and after a learning event. Evidence-based strategies for transfer of training such as setting positive expectations, designing effective activities for application, and reinforcing learning are even more important to use with elearning than with face-to-face training.The opportunity to engage learners with back-and-forth interaction is limited or non-existent.  My book Making Elearning Stick has a model that summarizes the latest evidence-based strategies to support good transfer of elearning.  It outlines 20+ specific techniques with many variations that can be applied to new or existing self-paced elearning and live virtual training, so participants will remember and apply what they learn.  And isn’t that the point?

Research evidence shows that adding just a few “extras” to live virtual training and self-paced elearning will increase participants’ application of their learning to the job. Raptivity interactions which I call tools provide attractive and engaging ways to include these “extras.” Below are a few examples from my book of easy-to-use Techniques to Integrate Education (“TIEs”), linked here with Raptivity tools.  TIEs can be used with any training content.  Choice of specific Raptivity tools may vary with the type of training content.

TIE NameBrief DescriptionExamples of Raptivity templates
Action PlanA variation on the popular end-of-training action plan.  Suggest action items DURING elearning modules; include a prioritization activity at the end;  auto follow-up after completion with reminders.Dynamic Bullet List (Essential Pack)
Event Calendar (Standard Pack 4)
Sticky Note (Standard Pack 4)
Visual assessment
Multi-page assessment
Do NowQuick focusing activity to reinforce a prior module or introduce a new one.Many choices in TurboPack including Experience Based, Analysis Based
Strategy LinkIllustrates how the elearning course supports the strategy, mission, vision, or key business objectives of the organization.Constant Choice Cumulative Feedback
Videos in Video Turbo Pack
Relationship Diagram
Tabbed Display
Mind Map
What’s Wrong With This PictureParticipants identify wrong or incorrect use of skills or knowledge.TurboPack: Experience Based, Analysis Based
Many choices in Video TurboPack and Simulations TurboPack
Kit for ManagersBrief summary of training content with bulleted activities managers should do to reinforce the learning.Dynamic Bullet List (Essential Pack)
Sticky Note (Standard Pack 4)
Tabbed Display
Pre-class Trivia

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Interview with Team Raptivity’s Graphic Designer

Well, I’m sure you are all curious to know what I have for you today? In this post we will unveil an interesting fact about adding images to Raptivity interactions. Few days back I was just chatting with Raptivity’s Support Manager – Prashanjit and interestingly he told me about few users having some hitches while inserting images into Raptivity interactions. I too have received mails from few of our customers with queries on inserting images in Raptivity interactions.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Creating a Branching Question – Adaptive Type Interaction

One of the issues I’ve always had with online learning is programming a question to have some type of interaction when the student does not initially answer the question correctly the first time. Most tools provide multiple ways to provide feedback. This feedback comes either per answer or per question or at the end of a series of questions.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A Sneak Peek into Raptivity’s New User Interface

There is good news for all Raptivity users out there. Raptivity is going to get a makeover very soon. It is going to be launched with a brand new, next generation, trendy and absolutely simple user interface. Doesn’t that make all of you super excited to know more about it?

Monday, September 2, 2013