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eLearning Recipes are fun, free ideas that learning designers can try out on their own. Recipes look at learning technologies like the different ingredients in a meal.  They provide step-by-step directions to guide you through the creative process.

For example, here’s an easy recipe that shows you how to embed an active web page in a course built using Articulate Storyline or Studio.

About Karl

Hi, I’m Karl Richter and for more than 15 years, I’ve worked as a freelance instructional designer and elearning developer. Prior to that I was as a kindergarten and elementary  teacher in Taiwan and Korea. I’ve also taught SDSU EDTEC grad students both in person and online.

I believe there are strengths and limitations of both online and face to face learning.  These recipes are my favorite combinations of the two.

This food-based metaphor has been slowly simmering as I try and guide my clients toward a balanced approach toward workplace results. There are lots of tasty choices, yet many of us get in a rut and design classroom training or an online course for every learning need. There are so many great ways to feed and nourish the learners in your organization. Be sure to consider your options and look for ways to trim the fat and boost results.

An online module may not fix the problem.  Could a job aid do the trick?

Wouldn’t you love a few fresh ideas for your next project?

Ingredients in the eLearning Recipe metaphor include main course, carbs, vegetables, desserts, and more.

Read on if you’re ready to get cookin’.