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Introduction to Live Video in Training

This episode begins a new series focused on Live Video in eLearning, Training and Live Online Learning.

I believe that live video is transforming eLearning and driving the creation of TV-style content. It’s a natural fit for “learning experience platforms” that treat learning opportunities more like Netflix episodes than traditional, stand-alone LMS courses. The live video buzz is all about Facebook and YouTube Live, but there are other platforms and tools more relevant and powerful for trainers and corporate learning.

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Webinar vs. Web Conference: Which is Better for Employee Training? Part I

Webinars and web conferences are powerful delivery formats for employee training programs. These formats and their associated tools enable the “live online learning” trend that continues to transform instructor-led delivery, allowing trainers to reach learners in many locations at the same time.

Webinars and web conferences are being used more frequently because they are convenient for participants and instructors, cut down on unproductive travel time, and significantly reduce travel expenses.

Best practices for eLearning QA test scripts

eLearning QA: Managing the Testing Process

In this post, I conclude my 3-part series on improving the quality of eLearning and avoiding mistakes that can lead to embarrassing and sometimes reputation-diminishing review cycles. In the previous 2 posts, I discuss the importance of quality and introduce you to the concept of adapting software test scripts to eLearning projects. I also explain how to design your testing process and test script.

Learn how to create a solid eLearning QA script with this example

eLearning QA: Designing a QA Script

In this post, I continue with part 2 of my 3-part article about improving the quality of eLearning and avoiding mistakes that can lead to embarrassing and sometimes reputation-diminishing review cycles. In the previous post, I discussed the importance of quality and introduced you to the concept of adapting software test scripts to eLearning projects. Now, we will move from planning to designing our testing process and test document.

The eLearning QA process requires careful planning

eLearning QA: Planning for Quality

This week I want to cover an important topic for anyone working with eLearning, or really any form of online media, and that is Quality. High quality online training products are no accident. Quality requires diligence at each step of the design and development process.

This post is the first of a 3-part series that shares my approach to establishing a process to ensure quality. It is based on a simple tool commonly used in software development called a “test script” or “QA script.”