ID and eLearning Links (3/5/19)

Curated links about using video to engage learners, estimating development time, JavaScript, xAPI, free images, storytelling, and learning experience design

As I read various sources online, I bookmark what I find useful. The links and resources in this post include using video to engage learners, estimating development time, JavaScript, xAPI, free images, storytelling, and learning experience design.

Does Video Improve Engagement and Learning? – eLearning Industry Summary of findings and limitations of research on video for learning tags:video engagement learning

eLEARNING DEVELOPMENT: How Much Time Does It Take to Create eLearning? IconLogic’s estimate for development, including time for other tasks like storyboarding. tags:e-learning timeestimate

POP(99); – Overview  Zsolt Olah’s collection of JavaScript ideas and code snippets to use with elearning   tags:e-learning javascript  

Playing with the xAPI Statement Builder ( – Rabbitoreg (Zsolt Olah)   Overview of using a tool called from TorranceLearning to create xAPI statements in Storyline. Want to track how many people use the curated resources or do other actions in Storyline. The tool provides a form, which is less intimidating than writing the code from scratch yourself.   tags:xapi Storyline  

Moose – Photo Creator  Create photos by layering backgrounds, models, and objects. This is a freemium business (jpgs are free with a link, PSD files with layers and masks are $20/month). They have related sites for icons, illustrations for web pages (like 404 pages), and music.  tags:images free  

Great Storytelling and Compliance Training an Obvious Match | Learning Solutions Magazine   Weaving stories into compliance training helps keeps learners engaged. Includes quotes and descriptions of examples used by several companies on how they implemented it. These aren’t straightforward traditional elearning; one is a podcast, another uses episodic training with characters who return over time to build their story.   tags:instructionaldesign storytelling e-learning podcast training compliance engagement

DCMP Closed Captioning Standards – 3Play Media  Closed caption standards with examples of good and bad captioning. While there are other sets of standards available, these are pretty straightforward and easy to apply to learning.   tags:accessibility

Learning experience design is NOT a new name for instructional design. | LinkedIn   Niels Flor compares what he sees as the differences between instructional design and learning experience design. I don’t agree with 100% of this; I think his definition of ID is too narrow. The review of the history and differences in evolution is helpful in understanding the alternative perspective though.  tags:lxd instructionaldesign    

“Instructional design is creating instructional experiences which make the acquisition of knowledge and skill more efficient, effective, and appealing.” (Wikipedia)   “Learning experience design is the process of creating learning experience that enable the learner to achieve the desired learning outcome in a human centered and goal-oriented way.”…

Instructional designers are taught to work within this system using a systematic and rule-based approach. Their expertise is choosing the right technology for content delivery and method of transfer… 

It is rooted in a variety of design disciplines like interaction design, user experience design, game design and graphic design. A learning experience designer combines these design skills, tools and methods with theoretical and practical expertise about learning. LX designers use their creative freedom to explore and design different kinds of learning experiences.      

Niels Flor

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Instructional Design and E-Learning Links

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