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Unity, the industry’s leading tool for creating games and interactive experiences, is very excited to announce that Unity Certified Developer Courseware, certification exams, and education software license bundles are now available for purchase by academic institutions to support their game development programs.

News   |   June 30, 2016
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by Bill Brandon

Hundreds attended the latest eLearning Guild conference in Austin at the beginning of June. FocusOn Learning continues the tradition of Guild conferences by providing leading-edge content in a highly interactive and engaging environment.

Spotlight   |   June 30, 2016
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by Sharon Vipond

Last week, Guild Research published a new case study in the Research Insights Library about the use of interactive video to better educate and communicate with employees on health care plans, well-being programs, and retirement options. This overview explains what Aon Hewitt’s Consumer Experience practice did, why they did it, and the process they used to build the interactive video interface.

Spotlight   |   June 29, 2016
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by News Editor

Brainshark announces new offerings and capabilities for better sales coaching and prospecting, driving greater productivity across sales teams. The company has debuted collaborative coaching features and introduced Outlook integration to provide convenient content access within reps’ workflows.

News   |   June 29, 2016
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by Joe Ganci

In the past, Joe has said, “No authoring tool balances power and ease of use.” Today he reviews a tool that really attempts to give you both. Some developers will like it right away, and others may find that it requires a period of adjustment. Find out why Joe feels this way about Xyleme!

Review   |   June 28, 2016
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by Clark Quinn

There is growing evidence that today’s learning, focused on presenting information and testing knowledge, is ineffective when it comes to producing meaningful outcomes for business. Is there a better way to create learning experiences? Clark Quinn lays out a fundamental model that incorporates the ways people naturally learn, together with some extensions he has found effective.

Feature   |   June 27, 2016
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by Caleb Hanson

Video was a pervasive topic across the FocusOn Learning Conference in Austin two weeks ago. However, like many other adopters of interactive video, conference attendees were unsure about the differences between the different formats and weren’t even sure where to start. Here is some fair advice from one of the presenters, whose company also happens to have been a sponsor of the event.

Spotlight   |   June 23, 2016
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by Stephen Haskin

Sound and action—movement—drive our response to movies, including videos, even more than the character dialog does. Yet few of us have a conscious awareness of how movement affects learner perception and response. Effective eLearning video can be so much more than talking heads and simple demonstrations. Here is a very basic introduction to the psychology of movement.

Spotlight   |   June 22, 2016
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by JD Dillon

Who makes the biggest difference in the success of employee workplace learning? Join JD as he reviews all the usual suspects. Is it a neo-noir mystery, or is it an open-and-shut story? Review the roles that exist in any organization, learn who actually makes or breaks employee learning, and find out five better ways to partner with that person.

Column   |   June 21, 2016
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by Stacy Lindenberg

Onboarding begins before a new employee comes to work the first day, and an ongoing onboarding process is essential to assimilating, retaining, and engaging the people you worked hard to find and recruit. It also brings new hires up to speed more quickly and boosts proficiency and contribution. Here’s how the best companies approach onboarding, including leveraging technology.

Feature   |   June 20, 2016
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