This week’s curated content includes links exploring the following:
- An exploration in the foundational question “What is e-learning”
- A guide to experimenting and prototyping
- When should you buy content off-the-shelf
- A look at Jane Hart’s annual Learning Tools survey results
- 14 ways to get more out of Google Drive
- 3 things to consider before building your next learning program
What is e-Learning? by Michael Allen
E-learning is a term that has been in existence for decades. Over that time, e-learning as a concept has evolved and advanced, creating a wide spectrum of experiences and program types. This post looks to answer “What is e-learning?” in the context of 2019.
A guide to experimenting and prototyping by Kelly Lai
This is a great post exploring the why and how of experimenting and prototyping. The core reason I share it here is for the details it provides around why experimenting and prototyping make business sense.
5 Types of Learning Content You Should Buy Off the Shelf by A.J. O’Connell
Not all learning content should be created internally. Sometimes it’s easier and more cost-effective to buy content off-the-shelf. But… what are those times? This post looks at 5 types of content that may be better served via off-the-shelf content.
Tops 200 Tools for Learning 2019 by Jane Hart
Each year Jane Hart does a survey of the tools people use for learning, publishing a ranked listing of the results. I always find the list interesting to see what people are using, and to discover new and emerging tools that I might add to my practice. H
14 incredibly useful things you didn’t know Google Drive could do by JR Raphael
We often judge a tool based on how we use it, but often the true power of a tool is determined by how deep we explore the tool. That’s why I love posts like this that dive into the powerful but underused functionality. If you use Google Drive, this is a great read.
Three Things to Do Before Building Your E-Learning Course by Tom Kuhlmann
In the fast-paced world of work, it easy to jump quickly into the task of building learning programs. Taking a bit more time to think about what you’re building before you start can often lead to better designs and a more efficient development cycle. This post examines three specific things you can consider doing before starting to build your next learning program.