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by Cynthia Gautreau, Nick Leffler

Engaged employees are involved in, enthusiastic about, and committed to their work and workplace, and this makes a bottom-line difference. But most employees today are either not engaged or are actively disengaged. While there is no single easy-to-find solution for disengagement, there are ideas and practical advice for managers in this article.

Feature   |   November 30, 2015
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by David James

Create, collaborate, curate. These are the key workflows for all instructional design efforts, including mobile learning. But how do you decide on the content itself? Here are five tips that will help you with that most essential step.

Tip   |   November 25, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

These links to recent content in the Guild archives were hand-picked for you by the Guild staff. We hope you find them useful!

Tip   |   November 25, 2015
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by Joe Ganci

The iSpring Suite continues to evolve, adding features and becoming easier to use and more flexible for use across a broader spectrum of situations. Here is Joe’s review of the latest iteration and the most significant changes.

Review   |   November 24, 2015
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by News Editor

The world’s most widely used learning platform presents its best version to date, Moodle 3.0. Driven and supported by its active community, Moodle enters the next phase of its development with this release, building upon a firm foundation of stability, reliability, and performance.

News   |   November 24, 2015
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by J.P. Medved

Gamification and game-based learning are hot topics in the learning and development field. Capterra and TalentLMS recently conducted a study of learning management systems (LMSs) that incorporated gamification features in order to gain a better understanding of the way those features are being used, and whether they are effective. Here is a summary of their findings.

Feature   |   November 23, 2015
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by Karl Kapp

“Micro-inequities” are our small everyday phrases and actions that, mostly unintentionally, tend to devalue people. Over time these add up and result in oppression and discrimination against certain types or classes of people. This phenomenon has been responsible for much of the content of this series on women in eLearning. How can we achieve equity in our field? You might not expect the answer.

Spotlight   |   November 19, 2015
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by Mark McGuire

The best knowledge transfer and retention systems are not only digital, but online and collaborative. Choosing an effective knowledge management or learning management system is not an easy task, but there is a small set of key features that ideal systems possess. In fact, there are four such features, outlined in this article, that can guide your evaluation of these systems.

Spotlight   |   November 17, 2015
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by Cory McMillen

Are we adopting video too quickly? Streaming video is a provocative communication tool and among the most appreciated by students. But we lack key insights about what actually happens once the video is released, and we have filled many of those insight gaps with assumptions. Have we been wrong?

Feature   |   November 16, 2015
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by Garry Nordenstam

There are many factors to consider when calculating the total cost of training. It is not enough to determine the development costs; one must also determine the delivery costs to arrive at an accurate result. Most of us already know that. However, when calculating the total cost of training, we sometimes forget to include the cost of lost opportunity. Here’s how to identify that cost!

Tip   |   November 11, 2015
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