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by Nic Laycock

A recent international survey of learning and business professionals reveals that 90 percent consider foreign language skills of high importance for global business success. Yet 41 percent of those responding believe that lack of foreign language skills—particularly in English—is hampering communication across borders in their organizations. Here is what one German company is doing about that.

News   |   December 18, 2014
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by Mark Lassoff

Learn how to create an HTML5-based mobile app by following the steps in this tutorial!

Column   |   December 18, 2014
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by Art Kohn

During the last 30 years, the notion of learning styles has become popular in corporate training. This month’s column explores the concept of learning styles and examines the evidence about its pedagogical effectiveness.

Column   |   December 17, 2014
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by News Editor

New usability enhancements make eLearning authoring even easier with Lectora 12.

News   |   December 16, 2014
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by Stephen Meyer

Is interactive always better? Hands-on modules are great when teaching technical skills, but what about nuanced topics like effective communication or price negotiation? A recent study suggests that certain subjects benefit more from “vicarious” learning. Sometimes watching trumps doing. Read about it here!

Tip   |   December 16, 2014
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by Megan Torrance

We account for the unknown in project planning by padding our estimates of time and budget. Everyone does it, out of fear of the consequences of failing to meet commitments. A key shift necessary in adopting agile project management is to shed this mode of estimating the work at hand. Here is some expert advice on becoming fearless.

Feature   |   December 15, 2014
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by News Editor

Next-generation learning agency Brightwave has released a significant update to its total learning system tessello. Harnessing xAPI technology, tessello’s latest release includes new features such as structured learning pathways and event- booking modules, making the system one of the first on the market to combine formal learning with social, coaching, and collaborative tools.

News   |   December 11, 2014
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by Mukta Raut

Although an eLearning module or course is more than the sum of its parts, despite our best efforts sometimes something seems to be missing. Often this is because the design or the execution needs a little help with meeting frequently encountered challenges. Here are basic solutions to five of the most common problem areas.

Tip   |   December 10, 2014
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by Marc Rosenberg

A cautionary tale for the holidays, with apologies to Clement Clarke Moore.

Column   |   December 9, 2014
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by Peter Berking, Steve Foreman

The xAPI can transform the enterprise and ultimately impact many aspects beyond training. If the technology-based training project you are pitching to your sponsor is also your first venture into the xAPI, getting approval may be a bit more complicated. This guide walks you through the steps, including those needed to get the support of your IT department.

Feature   |   December 8, 2014
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