Microlearning Best Practices

By Katy Mullin, Scitent’s Director of Course Development Scitent has been helping nonprofits, associations and other organizations grow their eLearning business for the last 20 years. During this time, we’ve seen evolving strategies in how content is built and delivered, such as the popular microlearning strategy. It focuses on better learner retention and recall by teaching and delivering content to …

Best Practices for Moving from Live to Online Learning

By Katy Mullin, Director of Course Development at Scitent Scitent has been helping clients shift from in-person to online learning for over 20 years and we’ve worked with clients that range from medical associations and nonprofits to start-ups and for-profit businesses. Over the years, we’ve learned a lot about successfully transitioning to an online learning environment – from getting the …

[Video] Choosing the Right Solution – An Adaptive Learning Case Study

By Katy Mullin, Director of Course Development at Scitent If we’ve learned anything in the past 20+ years of helping our partners build online learning businesses, it’s that every client is unique. When the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS) decided to improve how it administered its maintenance of certification (MOC) program for neurological surgeons, they chose Scitent to put …

eLearning Badges: Benefits and Best Practices

By Katy Mullin, Director of Course Development at Scitent In eLearning, we’re always looking for effective ways to engage learners. A digital badge is a visual token of achievement in the online learning environment. Awarding badges as part of your online course is a way to acknowledge your learners’ accomplishments – both big and small – as they work their …

Tools and Best Practices to Improve Your eLearning Website User Experience

By Caroline March-Long, VP of Sales and Marketing at Scitent One key facet to our business here at Scitent is to provide web design services for our partners’ online learning portals. An optimized user experience is crucial to helping learners find the courses they need and leads to higher sales/conversions for online course offerings. User experience design (UXD) is the multi-faceted …

Spaced Practice Reminders for Optimal Learning Retention

by Katy Mullin, Director of Course Development at Scitent The “forgetting curve” is a familiar topic for training directors – the idea that over time information is lost when there is no attempt to retain it. Sure, learners can take an online course, cram for the exam and likely pass without a problem. But will they have recall of information …

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Barrier-Free Website Design: Creating Accessible Sites

by Shayna Diamond, Web Specialist at Scitent “The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.” Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director & Inventor of the World Wide Web The Case for Accessibility Barrier-free web design provides equal web content to all, regardless of ability or interface – a screen reader, three-button …

Innovation in the Making

Top Takeaways from DevLearn 2015

Scitent’s IT and Development team recently attended eLearning Guild’s DevLearn conference in Las Vegas. Just as an ergonomic chair is built to suit the shape of a person’s body, several sessions focused on the fact that learning can also adapt to the way a person’s brain works. Instructional designers and course developers can utilize neuroscience and research to understand more …

CME Course Design

Want to Design Effective Online CME Courses? Here’s What to Avoid.

By Deb McMahon, PhD, President and CEO of Scitent You can’t just simply take the live or print CME activity and put it online. Creating effective online CME resources requires the integration of a variety of content formats, interactivity, topic expertise, and an understanding of the needs of your audience. Given Scitent’s extensive experience in online CME, I’d like to shares the five …

Microlearning Defines Focus

Learning Can Be More Impactful in Smaller Bites

Who hasn’t taken an online course only to run out of steam – or time – halfway through? Here at Scitent, we believe ‘smaller bites of learning’ that only cover one objective at a time can be an effective learning strategy. Also known as microlearning, the main goal is to define the one concept you want a learner to focus …