Storyboarding eLearning Courses

You may be thinking that storyboards are something used to plan out and develop films—and you wouldn’t be wrong. In fact, Walt Disney Studios began using storyboards in the early 1930s to sketch out the scenes for their cartoons; by the close of the decade, all major studios had adopted the practice as well. But …

Writing SMART Objectives for eLearning

Have you ever found yourself in an eLearning course, workshop, or professional development training session and were completely unclear about what exactly it is you were supposed to be learning or what the whole point of the thing was? I’m sure most of us, no matter what field we are from, can say we’ve experienced …

Personalized eLearning

Amidst the surge of distance learning during COVID-19, we are learning the importance of providing all types of learners quality eLearning solutions, whether they be learners in the public education system, on the collegiate level, or employees of a business or organization. While this pandemic has changed and will continue to change much about our …

Instructional Design Models for eLearning

I’ve been doing a great deal of independent research on Instructional Design these past months, and while there are some fundamental differences in how Instructional Design occurs in private sector organizations and the public education system, I have been struck by how our methods in public education can be influenced and improved by the application …

Mentoring in the Workplace

When you have unanswered questions or need help troubleshooting issues at work, where do you turn first? Chances are, a specific coworker (or two) sprang to mind as your trustworthy and reliable go-to. In Knowledge Management in Theory and Practice, Kimiz Dalkir sites an IBM Institute survey that found that “people first turned to other …

The Public Education System’s Response to COVID19

In the wake of an unprecedented global pandemic, there are breakdowns occurring in the public education system which shed light on areas that will require significant consideration and revision as we move forward. It is clear that no contingency plan previously or currently in place has been sufficient to deal with such large-scale events as …

Choosing a Learning Management System

Learning management systems (LMS) are on the rise due to the increasing popularity of and demand for more flexible, accessible, online learning solutions. With such a high saturation, it can be difficult for organizations to make a choice regarding which LMS is right for them. In order to make this decision, you should first assess …

Fostering an Effective Knowledge Sharing Network

It should come as no surprise that learning is largely a social experience. From language acquisition to behavior to a variety of skills like learning how to drive—we gain most of our knowledge from other people. The same is true in the workplace. In Knowledge Management in Theory and Practice, Kimiz Dalkir writes that, according …

Reducing Company Vulnerability Through Knowledge Management

An organization’s intellectual assets are, arguably, its most valuable and well-guarded resources. Intellectual property is what provides a company their competitive edge in the market, but it can also represent one of their greatest vulnerabilities. The organizational knowledge base is partitioned off into two categories: explicit knowledge and tacit knowledge. Explicit knowledge is knowledge that …