Learning management systems are ubiquitous today in higher education. They are integral to the experiences of students and faculty alike, and to the communication and management plans of academic institutions. But what is in store for academic LMSs in coming years? This article summarizes the results of The eLearning Guild’s latest study on the academic LMS.
by Jane Bozarth
Does an instructional designer or other training practitioner need a specialized degree in order to work effectively? There’s a lot of debate about this. You should read this article and Jane’s suggestions, and decide what works for you. There’s not just one answer.
Scenario-based learning and integrated branching strategies may support transfer of higher cognitive learning outcomes associated with problem solving, decision-making skills, or work-based practice. In this article, you will find an example of scenario-based learning applied to training restaurant personnel to deal with a situation with a high emotional component.
by Joe Ganci
Lectora has been around for a long time, but it also has a long history of innovation that has kept it up to date, and often ahead of newer tools. The latest changes have added responsive design and new ways to use variables, plus, authoring in Lectora no longer requires that you use a PC. Read about these and other new features in Lectora in this review!
eLearning developers, especially novices, should be able to use scenario-based content design, a strategy that gets eLearning outside the “page-turner” box and engages learners more effectively. This article shows you how developers at Boise State University used a rapid eLearning development (RED) tool to create a scenario-based product for computer lab staff.
by David James
On Monday, our feature article addressed the frustrations employees feel as they struggle to keep up with advances in knowledge and practice, and offered general advice about strategy. In this article you will find additional tips that will help you direct your efforts in focused approaches that will lead to results.
by Bill Brandon
In more and more professions, employees struggle to keep up with advances in knowledge and practice, and we are not doing enough of the right things to help them in that effort. Essentially, learning is in a race with technology, and it is losing. In order to address the situation, here is a suggestion for reframing what we in L&D do.