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5 Tips to Improve Your Video Lessons

In this article we will present 5 tips, quick and low-cost, to improve your video lessons, making your e-learning content more engaging and effective to reach all your learning objectives.  THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY AND THE DIGITAL RUSH  In this period of health emergency caused by the spread of Covid-19 virus, many people are approaching e-learning for the very first time, either as teachers or students, to cope with the impossibility of face-to-face teaching. Despite everyone’s effort being…


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Elearning to support your soft skills training

Talking about instructional design, we said that it is important to know the potential of elearning to be able to integrate it in a training process, and this seems to be particularly true when soft skills are involved. When can you use digital training to support your face-to-face lessons and with what purpose? Keep on reading to find out.  BLENDED TRAINING FOR SOFT SKILLS TRAINING  Blended training consists in the use of traditional and digital means and strategies within the same learning…


Sistemi di Progettazione Didattica e-learning

Instructional Systems Design models to set up your elearning program

Instructional Design is the process of defining content, methods and timeline for the training program (either traditional face-to-face or elearning) and it’s usually based on an Instructional Systems Design (ISD). Talking about elearning, this phase and the chosen ISD acquire particular value, since modifying the final product involves the need of additional costs and time. How are these models build and how are they different from each other? Keep on reading to learn how to pick the best one…


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The new professionals of eLearning: who, what and how

Creating eLearning content requires a specific combination of digital and training skills that led to the spread of new professionals, whose goals is to achieve good results in terms of effectiveness and enjoyability for the final user.  Which professionals are we talking about? Which knowledge and know-how should they have in order to make the most of the digital medium? Keep reading the article to know all about them.  INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER These professionals are not strictly related to…


Smart working: advantages and opportunities

The forced isolation in the North of Italy caused by the Coronavirus emergency led many companies to reconsider their idea of work and open up to the possibility of smart working (or agile working): in this article we will try to clarify how it works and list the main advantages for organisations and workers.    A DEFINITION OF SMART WORKING Smart working can be defined as one kind of employment relationship settled by agreement between the parties, organised through phases, cycles and…


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Why webinars are not the most effective e-learning content

When talking about e-learning, the first thing that comes into people’s mind is webinars and video-lessons you can watch online. Well, the good news is that digital learning is in fact much more than that, but of course you need proper structures and content creation skills to exploit its potential. In this article we will try to show the limits of webinars and explore possible solutions to make e-learning content truly effective.  WHAT A WEBINAR IS: DEFINITION AND ADVANTAGES  According to a…


The unexpected “social” side of digital learning

Talking with trainers, the major concern about digital learning is related to the lack of social interactions, both with the teacher itself and with peers: in this article we will try to explain how e-learning can be “social” and which features can be used to promote relationships within digital academies. WHAT SOCIAL LEARNING MEANS The Social Learning theory was created by Albert Bandura to define training in a new way: according to the psychologist, the cognitive process that leads to…


What is mobile learning, the latest e-learning revolution

Mobile learning is once again recognised as one of the most relevant learning trends for the next years. Why it is so important and what impact does it have on the training market? In this article we will show some figures about the use of mobile devices and try to explain how trainers can take advantage of this revolution.  WHAT IS MOBILE LEARNING? We call “mobile learning” that kind of distance learning that makes use of mobile devices like tablets or smartphones. While being part of the…


What is distance tracking, the most important e-learning feature

What is distance tracking, the most important e-learning feature

Thanks to SCORM compliance, learning objects are able to communicate with any LMS platform, exchanging information that allows distance tracking of students’ actions within the e-learning process. In this article we will try to explain what kind of information you can collect and why this feature is so important for digital training.  WHAT IS DISTANCE TRACKING? To start from the very beginning, let’s clarify what we mean by “distance tracking”. When talking about e-learning, one of the main…


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What is the SCORM, the key-standard for e-learning interoperability

In this article we will try to explain what is the SCORM and all the benefits you can achieve if your e-learning content and your LMS platform complies with it.  WHAT IS THE SCORM: DEFINITION AND HISTORY SCORM is an acronym standing for “Shareable Content Object Reference Model” and refers to the main standard defining the characteristics of learning objects in terms of use, traceability and storage.  Learning objects, or shareable content objects (SCO), are the atomic element of e-learning:…