Monday, March 31, 2008

Do I Have Your Attention?

Now that I've got your attention, I'd like to discuss the subject of attention with respect to the creation of eLearning materials. Getting the learner to pay attention can be very difficult for various reasons, among them:
  • Lack of interest in the subject matter (for example, a course mandated by the employer that is relevant to very few employees)
  • Feeling that the material will be of no use to the person's job or career
  • Distractions outside of work
  • Lack of sleep (this one is big!)
Please post what you have done, or are planning to do, to increase the amount of attention that is paid to your courseware. Also, you may want to join the following groups that are dedicated to the subject of attention:
If you know of other good links on this subject, please post them here, too.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Other Blogs of Interest

This new blog area contains links to other blogs that may be of interest to the readers of this blog. You can find this area at right, just below the Blog Archive.

Please take a look at these blogs, and post any comments here. Also, please post any suggestions for other blogs that you would like to see listed.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Are you content with your content?

Are you content regarding your content, or are you a content malcontent? Either way, check out the Content Wrangler Community.

I just joined this Ning community yesterday, and already have met several very nice people who are into eLearning development. The look and feel of the site is very good, and the membership seems quite knowledgeable. I definitely recommend this community to any of you who have an interest in content development and/or management!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

eLearning can be fun - really!

What have you done to make the training you create more enjoyable for the learner? How do you balance fun vs. silly? How do you keep things from getting too juvenile, or too boring, for adult learners?

Please post your thoughts (including any links and graphics) here.