ICS eLearning Whitepapers

Human Memory and Multimedia Instructional Design

The science of instruction applies learning theory to the design of instructional materials. The science is founded on research that explores the instructional strategies that have the greatest impact on learning (Mayer, 2010). In order to fully understand which instructional strategies will most likely be effective, it is important to understand human learning and memory processes […]

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A Guide to Empathetic Design – Reaching Your Audience Through Innovation and Understanding

The notion of empathetic value in training and education is not a new one. In fact, the opposite is true. The combined discoveries of evolutionary biology, neurocognitive science, and behavioral psychology reveal a set of core human principals illustrating the affectionate, highly social, cooperative, and interdependent nature of humans’ biological empathetic […]

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Is eLearning Worth it? – eLearning Cost Analysis

By nature, quantifying the costs of knowledge assets and management is an obstacle even the most skilled project managers struggle to hurdle. It’s no secret, developing a cost analysis for an eLearning project can be a daunting task, and rightfully so. Despite the largely universal imperative to improve training, increase productivity […]

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Converting Classroom Training to eLearning

Despite the growth of the internet and a connected world, instructor-led classroom training can still be the most effective way to teach a given subject. However, due to our increased connectivity and vast gains in speed and reliability, the opportunity to supplement or fully transfer traditional instruction to web-based training (“eLearning”) has become […]

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Got SCORM? – A Brief Technical Overview That Answers the Question “What is SCORM?”

When I started researching SCORM in preparation for developing content and implementing an LMS, what I remember most was my frustration at the lack of any concise, hands-on information that was available about SCORM. Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) has the complete specification (all 400+ pages of it) readily available on their site […]

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The Cost of eLearning – CBT and WBT Levels: A Discussion to Help Determine the Cost of eLearning

Classifying the level of training is a flexible metric. It is important to have a general framework for such levels, however, so both the project sponsor and the developer have a standard reference point to ensure scope and requirements are aligned. For example, when a company requests a bid on an eLearning project, everyone should have the same point […]

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Making The Jump Into eLearning – This whitepaper assists you in understanding the pieces involved with the eLearning puzzle

While many larger companies have already transitioned into e-Learning and embrace it as a vital component of their overall training efforts, many mid-size and smaller companies have been waiting on the sidelines observing how the technology, methods, and costs evolve. As with any relatively new industry, things have indeed changed and evolved […]

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The Building Blocks of a Successful e-Training Program – An authoritative whitepaper on how to plan, implement, and evaluate an elearning program for your business

The design, creation and implementation of corporate training solutions, especially ones that are highly reliant on technology, are very complex projects with many aspects to consider. The objective of this white paper is to provide guidance related to the planning of e-learning solutions as well as to present a survey of the many instructional […]

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Going Global? – The Importance of Language and Cultural Context in the Development of eLearning

As a relatively new discipline, elearning is broadly understood as education through technology. It may have initially been true that the latter of those two principles attracted the majority of attention as the burgeoning industry focused on technological innovations. However, the ability to develop custom, high quality elearning content is fast becoming the priority […]

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Understanding Mobile Learning and Best Practices

The advancement and distribution of an increasingly powerful telecommunications network has brought about an age of unsurpassed mobile growth. With over 4 billion mobile phone users globally as of 2012 and 66% of those users accessing the internet through mobile devices at least once a day, the rapidly increasing interest from tech innovators in mobile capabilities […]

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