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Moving Your Existing Training Content to eLearning - A Step-by-step Guide to Successful Conversions

Although focused on eLearning, this article can help you map out the transition process for blended learning as well. The two most important tips here are reinvent, and restructure. Scroll down and follow up this article with a read of the "Think Transform not Transfer" article as well.

Best Practices: Converting from Traditional Training to eLearning

@hubcurator: These 8 practices recommended by Shift Learning can help you when converting traditional training to blended learning. Key point: "Remember: “Moving content online is not simply about transferring content - it is about transforming content”.

Five Best Mind Mapping Tools

@hubcurator: I use mind-mapping applications to develop course maps, and to map out my instructional strategy documents and design processes. This article from LifeHacker highlights five tools that were voted "best" from the readership. I have used XMind for years and love it.

Online Compliance Training: An Adaptive Approach

@hubcurator: This article explores adaptive learning approaches to creating learning solutions, essentially taking learners’ prior knowledge and experience into consideration. With the evolution of adaptive technologies, it is essential for every instructional designer to understand how adaptive learning works, and how it can be used to support learner success. Read more here and think about how you can incorporate adaptive learning in your blended solutions.

Why Crafting Engaging eLearning Content Is Crucial To Instructional Design

@hubcurator: Learning content is worthless if it doesn’t hold attention. The four tips here are: be simple, appeal to emotions, be believable, and make the content relatable. I like the approach and greatly appreciate the notion that gamification is not the answer, but fun is. This article is a rare find that truly exposes ways to engage our learners. A MUST read!

This is Learning Experience Design

@hubcurator: Learning comes from experience, that's a fact. But what kind of experience makes you want to learn and helps you achieve your goals? This video explains learning experience design beautifully. Bring these principles into YOUR blended learning design work!

9 Critical Steps of Converting Legacy E-Learning

@hubcurator: This infographic highlights 9 steps of converting legacy content. Although focused on technology (Flash to HTML5), I am sharing this here because these steps can be integrated into any blended learning design project.

What’s the Real Cost of Eye Candy?

@hubcurator: This blog post from Cathy Moore brings up the value of "eye-candy" in our learning assets. Do practice activities that require learners to make decisions require imagery? Think about this as you work through your own blended learning instructional design approach.

What Does it Mean to Transform Workplace Learning?

@hubcurator: This article from Jane Hart inspired me to think differently about the difference between operational and strategic elements of the instructional design process for blended learning. Again, from Jane: "Modern Workplace Learning means doing things differently and doing different things."

Mobile Learning for Corporate Training

@hubcurator: This eBook from PulseLearning is a great way to explore mobile learning, and how it might fit into your blended learning campaigns. They do a great job here reminding us to focus on our learners and WHERE they are learning.