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by Patti Shank

When experts use the term “informal learning,” they don’t mean exactly the same thing eLearning and learning practitioners do. The latest eLearning Guild research report “Informal Learning Takes Off,” written by Jane Hart, highlights the differences as well as some innovative approaches you may want to try.

Research   |   August 28, 2014
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by News Editor

In Boston, September 8 & 9, Kryon Systems, a leader in performance support and process automation, will share the latest performance support best practices and real-life examples. Read about these sessions, about Kryon, and about Leo, their performance support suite!

News   |   August 28, 2014
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by News Editor

Skillsoft Limited, a pioneer in technology-delivered learning solutions, announced today that its subsidiary, Skillsoft Corporation, has entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of SumTotal Systems from affiliates of Vista Equity Partners, a US-based private equity firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

News   |   August 27, 2014
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by Andrew Hughes

Serious games are a great way to engage and entertain your workforce as you educate them. Here are some hints from the experts that will help you create and maintain effective immersive learning!

Tip   |   August 27, 2014
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by Joe Ganci

What does a veteran developer and reviewer of authoring tools learn over the years? Joe shares some of his lessons learned, about vendors and developers, about complacency, and about the right questions to ask when choosing authoring tools. Read this to benefit from Joe’s insights and experience!

Review   |   August 26, 2014
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by Stacy Lindenberg

Teams and their leaders need trust and credibility within the larger organization if they are going to succeed. Here are some symptoms of low trust, and key tips for raising credibility.

Feature   |   August 25, 2014
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by Bill Brandon

Content—text, video, images, audio, links, blogs, websites—is everything on the web, including eLearning. This mass of content contains much that is useful to you professionally (when you can find it), and much that is frankly pretty sketchy. Learning Solutions Magazine is a free, organized island of useful professional information in this sea, and you should subscribe to it! Here’s why.

Spotlight   |   August 20, 2014
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by Nic Laycock

Nick Shackleton-Jones is BP’s director of online and informal learning. What are his strategic imperatives in an enterprise spanning every continent?

News   |   August 19, 2014
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by James Rasmussen

Even when the eLearning is well-designed, after completing it employees will need support at the moment they are actually trying to use what they learned. However, there may be no manager or coach or peer expert available in that moment to help them. Performance support, especially delivered on a mobile device, may be the ideal solution for this problem. Read about it here!

Feature   |   August 18, 2014
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by Art Kohn

Neuroscience has learned a lot about the way that the brain processes visual information. This article provides insights into the two distinct visual systems that operate concurrently and independently. Understanding these systems and how they work will provide instructional designers with important information bearing on ways to increase comprehension, retention, and transfer.

Column   |   August 14, 2014
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