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by Joe Ganci

Over the last five years, as he has written his authoring tool reviews, Joe has watched some patterns emerge. In this anniversary column, he takes a look at what has happened, what is happening now, and what the future may bring to the tools we rely on.

Column   |   July 28, 2015
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by Carol Leaman

The workplace is changing rapidly, and the pressure on employees to learn is becoming more challenging than ever. Are we keeping up with their needs? Hear what three modern learners from different industries say about the challenges they face and how organizations can provide the best support for their knowledge and skill needs.

Feature   |   July 27, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

This spotlight series offers links to some of the latest and greatest content from The eLearning Guild. This week: A winning DemoFest presentation; picking an authoring tool for mobile applications; tips for "must have" video gear and for music; and David Kelly's recommended articles and blog posts from all over the World Wide Web.

Spotlight   |   July 23, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

Audio—in other words, sound—is a key sensory element in eLearning productions. In a good production, audio can engage learners, it can add to the information the learners receive, and it can provide important cues. There are many resources in The eLearning Guild’s archives to help you include audio in your productions. Here are six examples.

Tip   |   July 22, 2015
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by Ellen Wagner

With all of our professional knowledge, skills, and abilities about navigating differences, why do gender differences continue to hamper career path development? Here’s another point of view.

Spotlight   |   July 21, 2015
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by Andy Johnson, Steve Foreman, Craig Wiggins, Peter Berking

When human performance problems have their root causes in broken business processes, missing policies, inadequate standards, or poorly designed systems, training alone (including eLearning) may not be an effective solution. The Experience API can help in these cases. Here is a fictitious scenario that illustrates how to use xAPI to optimize the work environment.

Feature   |   July 20, 2015
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by Cynthia Alderman

Online learning has to contend with a lot of competition for a learner’s attention. Alternatives are always just a mouse-click or a finger-tap away. How can a designer counter the ever-present distractions? Here are a half-dozen quick ideas for getting and maintaining learner engagement.

Tip   |   July 16, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

Scripts are an important, make that vital, part of creating effective video. Unfortunately, most eLearning designers never receive any training in how to write a script that works! Here are six outstanding resources from the Guild archive that will help you put together professional, effective scripts.

Tip   |   July 15, 2015
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by Marc Rosenberg

LinkedIn, the online social media giant that focuses primarily on professional career development, communities, and networks, has acquired Lynda.com, an online eLearning provider that focuses on skill building. Will this marriage work from a learning perspective? Here is an examination of that question, from the point of view of eLearning managers.

Column   |   July 14, 2015
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by Susan Lovejoy-Storment

If SharePoint is already integrated into your business processes, have you considered whether it might be useful as a tool to support learning and development? As an extensible collaboration platform, it may be well-suited to your needs for a learning ecosystem. Here’s a simple three-step process for matching learning needs to SharePoint features.

Feature   |   July 13, 2015
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