Winning Elements of eLearning Gamification

Winning Elements of eLearning Gamification >

Jeopardy, MythBusters, trivia games, Words with Friends, Duolingo, Comedy Defensive Driving courses, and eLearning gamification… What do they have in common? They all bring fun to learning, which engages the audience and makes content memorable.

Sharpspring Sales and Marketing Automation Platform

Sharpspring Sales and Marketing Automation Platform >

SharpSpring is a complete sales and marketing automation platform that is very powerful, user friendly, and affordable for any organization. We recently became a reseller of the SharpSpring platform, which allows us to sell it at a discounted rate and provide our clients custom support as needed.

Five Pet Peeves of Custom eLearning

Five Pet Peeves of Custom eLearning >

When an organization invests resources to roll out training, it’s a huge disappointment when the audience feedback consists of eye rolls, complaints, and the indifferent “meh.” Throughout our 20 years in custom eLearning development, we have seen the best and worst of what the industry has to offer.

The Big Deal About Microlearning

The Big Deal About Microlearning >

When and How to Use a Bite-Sized Training Strategy
Do you ever feel like the rope in tug-of-war, being pulled by things vying for your attention? Chances are you do, and so does your training audience.

Limitations of Off-the-Shelf LMS Software

Limitations of Off-the-Shelf LMS Software >

After 20 years of talking with all types of clients, we realize many have one thing in common: Few are completely happy with their off-the-shelf LMS software… at least not for long. Here are some limitations of off-the-shelf Learning Management Systems that most often lead to disappointment.

Tips for Writing eLearning Scripts

Tips for Writing eLearning Scripts >

We have a saying at Left Brain Media: “People like two types of writing: good writing and their own writing.” All of us, including professional writers, have blind spots when it comes to our own work. As a reminder to ourselves and to help others, our instructional designers put together this list of tips for writing eLearning scripts.

The Culprits of eLearning Scope Creep

The Culprits of eLearning Scope Creep >

Earlier, we shared a checklist to follow when writing an eLearning RFP to ensure realistic quotes. But once your project is underway, you need to be aware of traps that could lead to eLearning scope creep.

Planning for eLearning Development

Planning for eLearning Development >

In this article, we introduce the common phases of traditional eLearning development. As we look at each phase, we will also provide some general scoping recommendations as you consider the eLearning course budget. Next, we will briefly highlight some alternative approaches to both eLearning and eLearning development.

List of Learning Management Systems (LMS)

List of Learning Management Systems (LMS) >

There are many Learning Management Systems on the market, and their prices and functionality vary greatly. The courses Left Brain Media develops work with any modern LMS. If you are exploring your options, the list of Learning Management Systems we compiled will be especially helpful.

Avoiding Common eLearning Development Mistakes

Avoiding Common eLearning Development Mistakes >

So what are some of the common mistakes eLearning development mistakes that kill the potential positive impact? They all can be summarized in a single statement: “You don’t know what you don’t know.”

Creating Symbolic Links to Directories

Creating Symbolic Links to Directories >

Symbolic links to directories are handy tools to have on your Linux server. Let’s look at how you can create symbolic links to directories in just five steps.

Steve Jobs and User Interface (UI) Design

Steve Jobs and User Interface (UI) Design >

I am impressed at how much Steve Jobs was involved in UI design. It makes sense that Apple initially had some big application development problems after he passed away. I was glad to see when they regained their footing, at least most of the time.

How a Web Design Goes Straight to Hell

How a Web Design Goes Straight to Hell >

This is still one of our favorites from The Oatmeal. Read, in cartoon form, the progression of a website project from hell. For more information on website design, check out this article on website design services by DesignRush.

The Business Case for eLearning

The Business Case for eLearning >

  • October 9, 2009
  • Blog

No matter how qualified and competent employees are, there will always be a need for training. Whenever a company introduces a new product or service, implements a new business process or software application, modifies its structure or goals, or seeks to make improvements in overall operations, training is critical. The question is, “Which method of training yields the best results?”