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Designing Effective eLearning: Inside the Writers’ Circle

Posted by SwissVBS on Wed, Apr 10, 2019

From the desks of Dave and Josh.

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Topics: Digital Learning, Design, creative writing, instructional design

eLearning and the Digital Revolution

Posted by Obi Ochu on Mon, Apr 1, 2019


The digital revolution as a trend has loomed large over every industry for the past decade.

Its exact meaning, form, and impact has escaped definition and continues to confound learning experts tasked with making sense of it all and trying to distill it into a language everyone in the organization can understand.

So let’s start with facts: the digital revolution is very real. Its impact on strategic variables internal and external to your organization’s orbit will be substantial for years to come.

Another fact: Beyond the confines of your organization (whether you’re local or global), the marketplace in which you do business and interact with your customers is already digital, regardless of your organization’s affinity for it.

Now the bad news (…sort of): Research has shown that L&D experts are still searching for a common understanding of what the revolution is, what it's about, and more importantly, how to articulate its meaning in simple terms.

 

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Topics: Digital Learning, Design, Visual Design, big data, Information

The Art of Visual Design in Digital Learning

Posted by SwissVBS on Thu, Mar 7, 2019

In the world of eLearning, good visual design should go hand in hand with good writing - when they are both attuned to each other, they greatly improve the overall learning experience. But what does good visual design look like? How does one approach it?  

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Topics: Digital Learning, Design, Media, Animation, Visual Design, Illustration

Your Learning Needs More Creativity

Posted by Dave Coodin on Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Creativity is the key to good instructional design. When learners experience something creative and interesting, it makes them pay attention and absorb what we are trying to teach them. Because of this, learning experiences should avoid straightforward “telling” whenever possible and focus instead on “showing,” using whatever creative resources are available....

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Topics: SwissVBS, Storytelling, Skills, eLearning, Design, Creativity

2016 - WHAT A YEAR!

Posted by Brett Smith on Fri, Dec 23, 2016

As we come to the end of another year at SwissVBS, we like to reflect back on our journey and some of the highlights of the year.

For us, 2016 was clearly marked by three significant trends and strategic needs in the industry – Sales Enablement, Mobile Learning Reinforcement and quantifiable analytics.

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Topics: eLearning, Meditation, Digital Learning, Sound, Design

Mindfulness and the Power of Sound in Digital Learning

Posted by Brett Smith on Thu, Dec 8, 2016

Two summers ago, I participated in a course on Mindfulness Meditation.  This style of meditation places the practitioner in a particular mental state by focusing one's awareness on the present moment.  The present moment, is, of course, always changing depending on what is happening around you. It is defined by a constellation of smells, sounds, sights, feelings and emotions that surround us constantly.

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Topics: eLearning, Meditation, Digital Learning, Sound, Design