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by Dave Buglass

“Digital is no longer a technology for organizations to implement; instead it’s very much become a mindset on how people operate and behave. We need to consider how we provide all of our colleague services in a modern and innovative manner that replicates the experiences they have every day in their normal lives,” says Tesco Bank’s Dave Buglass.

Review   |   January 29, 2015
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by Nic Laycock

DisasterReady.org is a newcomer to the global aid effort, born out of the need to rapidly train aid workers being deployed to the Pakistan floods of 2010. Today, over 40,000 aid workers from 190 countries have accessed the DisasterReady.org learning portal to enhance their preparedness for whatever assignment comes next. Meet the Director of this amazing three- person organization.

News   |   January 29, 2015
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by Mason Martin

Performance support is not a new concept, but it manifests differently for today’s mobile workforce than it did 30 years ago in a deskbound environment. Here is a quick summary of the major benefits of mobile performance support.

Spotlight   |   January 28, 2015
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by Joe Ganci

Among the ways to improve the effectiveness of the learning and performance ecosystem in an organization is to make good use of social media to support collaboration, and after instruction is complete, add support for learners until such time as they become proficient. More software is coming to support these approaches. Here is a review of one that works well.

Review   |   January 27, 2015
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by Kate Pasterfield

More and more organizations are using serious games, but for many more groups they are new methodology. Here is a quick look at the use of serious games as a workplace training tool and some of the jargon associated with them.

Feature   |   January 25, 2015
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by Julie Dirksen

How does gender bias affect women in the eLearning professions, and what can we do about it? This is the first in a series of articles by and about women and their experiences in our field that will explore these questions. We hope that readers will participate in the conversation.

Spotlight   |   January 22, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

Darlene Christopher has written a book for new and experienced trainers alike that will guide them to delivery of instruction at a distance that is every bit as effective as it would be in the classroom. This one belongs on your shelf.

Review   |   January 21, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

Beyond new developments in technology and new discoveries about how people learn, there is one thing that will revolutionize organizational learning strategies: developing and improving your organization’s learning and performance ecosystem. Here is our guide to the most significant things you can do in 2015.

Feature   |   January 19, 2015
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by Sarah Bright

If content is king in eLearning, graphic design provides the royal raiment that engages the learner’s attention and emotion. Dress (your content) to impress (the learners)! Here are 10 tips, 20 resources, and some do’s and don’ts that will make learning enjoyable (and fun to create)!

Tip   |   January 15, 2015
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by Art Kohn

It can happen that, in a class or in a discussion, people get into arguments and disagreements that keep everyone from making progress. Even worse, instead of learning, people only get frustrated, unhappy, and unproductive. Frequently, it turns out that the problem was that each person was using a particular word in a different way. Here’s a simple exercise to help get past this.

Column   |   January 15, 2015
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