Learner Personas for E-Learning

One thing we can learn from the field of User Experience design is how to create user personas, better known as learner personas in the world of eLearning. Personas are well-developed profiles of audience member groups for whom we are designing a course.

These audience groups are prototypes of learners in your target audience that share common characteristics, such as their training goals, job responsibilities, educational background or skill level. Every course has at least one audience group and most courses have several. Lire la suite


Realistic E-Learning: Better Than Reality TV


Although we’re overflowing with reality TV, do we have sufficient doses of realism in eLearning?

The purpose of eLearning in the workplace is to improve and enhance job performance. So workplace learning should include the type of real-world content that prepares an audience for the varied situations that arise during work. Lire la suite

The future of learning design

future-learning If you are intrigued by the future of learning design, you won’t want to miss the second half of this interview with Karl Kapp. 

Coach: What types of challenges do newer technol
ogies, such as mobile and podcast, present to the instructional designer?

Karl: The biggest problem is that in the learning field we sometimes get seduced by the technology and forget the underlying learning need and, even more importantly, the underlying business need. Organizations invest in learning initiatives because they have a business need; sell more product, keep employees safe to reduce liability, increase market share.

Learning initiatives are not altruistic for companies. So, first Lire la suite