Slide Presentations for Elearning Are Not Dead Yet

Yes, face it. They are not going away, I don’t think they ever will. If you notice, all authoring tools (think Lectora, Storyline, Captivate) are slide based, they have not […]

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November 10, 2017 | 2:57 pm
Julio Castro

Why you should have at least two authoring tools

You might be facing the task of choosing the best authoring tool to develop elearning modules. It is not easy, there are many solutions out there. I will try to […]

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November 6, 2017 | 5:04 am
Julio Castro

Those Recorded Webinars? That’s Not Elearning. The Good News? You Can Fix That

If you have a skill you would like to teach to others, how do you start? You probably do not have experience teaching in a classroom, it is then a […]

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November 2, 2017 | 1:37 am
Julio Castro

The Influence of Web Technologies in the Merging of Synchronous and Asynchronous Modes of Elearning

There was a time when instructional designers and online instructors would talk about synchronous or asynchronous modes of elearning. It seemed you needed to take a pick and design a […]

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September 16, 2017 | 5:02 pm
Julio Castro

How Virtual Reality is Used in Medicine: Pain Management Applications

Virtual reality (VR) has reached the masses thanks in part to new technological developments that have made it affordable. Researchers and practitioners have developed projects where VR is used to […]

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August 26, 2017 | 1:48 am
Julio Castro

Creating Assignments for Online Learning

Before you plunge into creating your content for that online course, you first need to create your learning objectives (LOs), I will cover that in another post. Actually, before you […]

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March 26, 2017 | 9:44 pm
Julio Castro

A Few Ways for Instructors to Kick Off an Online Course

It is stressful to teach an online course, and it brings on more stress if the course happens to have a synchronous format. This means you would have devised discussion […]

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March 23, 2017 | 1:48 am
Julio Castro

The Trend Towards LMS Integration with Other Technologies

I have seen time and again great tools out there that I could use to build great online courses. After some research my heart gets broken yet again, my LMS […]

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March 14, 2017 | 2:51 am
Julio Castro

How to Edit Graded Multiple Choice Questions in Storyline

UPDATE: I made I mistake with the correct option for the question, I meant integers, not whole numbers. Whole numbers include zero and natural numbers. Very sorry for the typo. […]

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March 5, 2017 | 10:42 pm
Julio Castro

Create Your Own Templates in Storyline

In this post I give a short tutorial on how to create your own template in Storyline. It is a quick and dirty look at the subject and I hope […]

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March 4, 2017 | 11:42 pm
Julio Castro

Integrate Multimedia in your Elearning Course. How to Make It Work

Let’s be honest, you can build an elearning course with just text and images. In this technology-driven society, any course using this format will be looked at with suspicion, multimedia […]

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Julio Castro

Off the Beaten Path TED-Talks

I know the most popular TED Talks are from the likes of Sir Ken Robinson, Sal Khan, and Daphne Koller, but they are not my favorite presenters, although their presentations […]

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February 26, 2017 | 10:18 pm
Julio Castro

The Importance of Storyboarding in Elearning

I always use the PowerPoint analogy to explain to others how you build projects with Articulate Storyline (you know, the menus, tools, and so on, do look like those in […]

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February 24, 2017 | 4:51 am
Julio Castro

First Time Teaching with Elearning Tools? It Will Be Less Painful if You Use a Learning Management System

If you have not taught in the Elearning environment before, and you are supposed to teach in this mode, the task may seem daunting, you may feel that you have […]

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February 22, 2017 | 4:36 am
Julio Castro

Show Learners the Course Plan

When you visit a place for the first time you won’t show up without a plan (although I remember in my youth days we did exactly that), and I don’t […]

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August 30, 2016 | 3:10 am
Julio Castro

What Is Really Chunking?

I have seen many posts on the “so and so numbers of things that instructional designers or elearning professionals must do”, and many include the “chunking of information”. But what […]

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November 19, 2014 | 1:33 am
Julio Castro

Blended Learning for Associations

It is true, and has been said over and over, that not all subjects can be integrated for elearning delivery. This is mostly related to the nature of the subject […]

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November 17, 2014 | 11:22 pm
Julio Castro

So, what do I need to produce those elearning modules?

In terms of course production, if you don’t have the basic tools, it would be difficult to roll out an elearning program for your association. But you don’t want to […]

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October 25, 2014 | 5:04 am
Julio Castro

So you want to do some elearning?

OK. If you are a director of training or you are in charge of any aspect of onsite courses for your association, you know your game. You have developed your […]

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October 23, 2014 | 4:51 am
Julio Castro

So you have the business plan. Now what?

If you have your elearning business plan, congratulations, you are one step closer to your goal of managing that elearning program. But now what? What do I do with this […]

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October 2, 2014 | 1:28 pm
Julio Castro

Shoot! Do I really need that Business Plan?

Let’s say you are the newly minted elearning director, manager, or whatever position they created for you in that association that wants to explore the idea of creating, and packaging, […]

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September 19, 2014 | 1:01 pm
Julio Castro

What to do before you conduct that webinar for elearning

With tons of resources out there on how to conduct a successful webinar it would a reasonable approach to follow those suggestions for webinars for elearning, I believe that is […]

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August 2, 2014 | 10:07 pm
Julio Castro

Make those webinars elearning ready

It is widely understood that webinars are one-hour events and they will usually deal with a couple of points that are hammered over and over again. They usually feel like […]

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July 30, 2014 | 2:46 am
Julio Castro

Train your presenters on how to properly conduct a webinar

In a previous post I argued that associations can add to their sources of revenue by converting previously recorded webinars to elearning courses. One of the first items, in a […]

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July 22, 2014 | 1:15 am
Julio Castro

More sources of revenue for associations

Conferences are still the main source of revenue to associations. It is during this time of the year when they offer, their members and non-members, access to other resources not […]

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July 16, 2014 | 12:06 am
Julio Castro

Conducting successful webinars

I have conducted my fair share of webinars and I would like to share some of the things I have learned and picked up along the way, with the aim […]

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July 15, 2014 | 3:29 pm
Julio Castro

Welcome to Elearning in Motion

What is Elearning in Motion? Elearning in Motion is a company that provides services to organizations that are looking for technology solutions to implementing their elearning platforms or programs. I […]

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July 7, 2014 | 3:51 pm
Julio Castro