“What gift can you get for the eLearning professional who has everything?”
This is a valid question, right? Well, fret no more, we are here to assist you with your every whim and take the hassle out of eLearning Christmas shopping for good. From the experienced eLearner to the content uploader, we have you sorted. With no need to look elsewhere, you can use the time you’ve saved to put your feet up and enjoy the festive period.
Here are our best picks for the eLearning professional:
1. Hours and hours of plugging away at eLearning on a computer screen can lead to some pretty tired eyes.
For the ultimate eLearning professional, save their eyes this Christmas and buy a pair of protective lenses; we recommend Gunnar computer eyewear because they are reasonably priced and very effective.
These glasses help to shield some of the high frequency blue light that protrudes from screens while minimizing the fatigue of eye muscles, which results in focusing made easier and eyes being protected. Take away the eye-strain and allow your eLearning loved ones to remain focused throughout their online viewing.
2. Why not purchase and use a video microphone to spruce up video content and make it crystal clear to all learners?
Never worry about poor sound quality again with the Sennheiser MKE 400 Shotgun Microphone. In order for the recipient of such a gift to truly get the most out of their new gift, take a look at this handy guide to making videos by TalentLMS for eLearners; don’t say we never give you anything for free!
For a more thorough look into this topic and to create impressive online videos, read this informative eBook; ‘The Secret to Creating Great E-Learning Videos’. After all of this advice and with the right tools, you will be an expert in next to no time.
3. For the dedicated eLearning professional who needs a break from their course creation, an alarm clock is a sure-fire winner.
Let’s be honest, this gift is ideal for any individual who finds it harder to stay awake, a useful gift to avoid falling asleep on the keyboard!
Try the Sony alarm clock for a strong, reliable clock. For the more fun loving (TalentLMS definitely approves) this fun, cloud-shaped cyan alarm clock is the ideal Christmas gift and will even fit in a stocking.
4. Instructional design books are the way forward in discovering what is the best way for people to learn effectively.
Gone are the days of dull, online content with basic text. These are now replaced with modern layouts and eye-catching designs, which really peak the learners interest and keep them motivated throughout the learning process.
Our pick is the book Design for How People Learn, which has recently been updated with the latest ideas and techniques, ensuring that you have the best possible resources for you learners. An ideal gift for the forward-thinking eLearning pro in your life.
5. Up next is a subscription for access to stock photos– not the most ordinary of Christmas gifts but useful and exciting nonetheless for the correctly chosen recipient.
For an eLearning professional, access to thousands of licensed, royalty-free photos is invaluable. Check this out for a creative, alternative spin and never use a dull photo for your content again!
6. Noise cancelling headphones are a sure winner for anyone trying to concentrate on their online eLearning environment.
Try the BÖHM Wireless Bluetooth Headphones to totally block out any background noise, creating a pleasant oasis for any eLearner to immerse themselves in the world of learning.
7. Make your loved one’s integration wishes come true and check out Zapier.
Choose from over 500 apps to integrate with TalentLMS, from Mailchimp to Shopify, and help them achieve the result they have been searching for. Despite not being able to put this under the tree, the look of gratitude you will receive will be worth it regardless.
So in all seriousness, you probably will have to look elsewhere for your Christmas gifts and perhaps some of our findings may be more helpful for getting back into the swing of things in January.
However, when it is finally the night before Christmas and all of your shopping is complete, gifts are wrapped and fires are drawn, be sure to take some time to relax and enjoy time with your loved ones, away from the computer screen!