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by Nic Laycock

Can eLearning support development of complex physical skills? Is eLearning useful for hobby activities that support a balanced lifestyle and relieve stress? Consider how mLearning and eLearning contribute to success in campanology … or just enjoy the video clips in this musical, mathematical, holiday-themed article!

News   |   November 20, 2014
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by Dennis Gullotti

Only 35 percent of executives believe their organizations have the know-how to transform their business, even though 85 percent of large companies expect they must do so in the next five years. How can organizations build leadership and management capability, not just among senior managers, but at all levels? Here are some key ideas for building a learning and leading culture.

Spotlight   |   November 19, 2014
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by Stephen Meyer

Soft skills—sales, leadership, and management, and other domains where there is no clear right answer because “it all depends on…”—are complex performances that involve rules of thumb, insights, and judgment calls. But there is a proven technique that helps learners retrieve the rules of thumb they’ve learned. Read about the One-minute Preceptor here!

Tip   |   November 18, 2014
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by Jacqueline Bessette

An engaging learner experience supports greater returns on investment through transformative learning. Online learning will extend your budget and reach as well as change behavior and performance with a highly visual interactive multimedia experience. The good news: With these tips you can spice up your training, engage your learners, win over stakeholders, and not break the budget.

Feature   |   November 17, 2014
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by Art Kohn

When the long-term training goal is retention and transfer of skills and knowledge, effective instructional design recognizes that certain key activities before and after a learning event (including eLearning and mLearning as well as instructor-led learning) are more important to success than what happens during the learning event. This article explains what pre-training is and its benefits.

Column   |   November 13, 2014
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by News Editor

Turnkey Citrix Labs enable training organizations to offer virtual, hands-on XenDesktop training to students worldwide.

News   |   November 12, 2014
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by Peter de Jager

Training and education (including eLearning) don’t really accomplish what we’d like them to accomplish. What we want is for someone to perform a task on their own, some time after they were taught how to do it. Performance support is the way to make this happen.

Tip   |   November 12, 2014
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by Marc Rosenberg

You will be hearing a lot from The eLearning Guild and in Learning Solutions Magazine over the coming months about learning and performance ecosystems. This column expands on Marc’s introduction of the concept last month. Between these two columns and the white paper linked at the end of this one, you will gain a more complete understanding of this vital and emerging concept.

Column   |   November 11, 2014
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by Jennifer Neibert

Today’s learners face a barrage of competing priorities and overwhelming workloads. By tapping into the power of storytelling, instructional designers and eLearning developers can create emotional connections and engage learners with real-life scenarios and consequence-based feedback that result in meaningful discovery.

Feature   |   November 10, 2014
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by Donna Wells

When was the last time your training or eLearning process had a multi-point inspection? As the New Year approaches, this is the ideal time to do one! Whether you are a training manager, an eLearning or mLearning team, or an executive with an interest in maintaining enterprise talent, this is a timely article full of tips for your consideration.

Tip   |   November 6, 2014
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