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by Pamela Hogle

Responsive design aims to improve access to information, and it emphasizes flexibility in how content is used. Content designed to be responsive does not look the same on all screens; some elements might not appear on a very small screen, while other elements will be repositioned or scaled to an appropriate size. Is it necessary? Are there benefits? Find out here!

Spotlight   |   October 25, 2016
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by Joe Ganci

This month, Joe comments on the ongoing death of the Flash format, and he provides a thorough review of Course Inspector, a tool for swatting bugs in your eLearning. Inspector works with any SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004 published output from six popular authoring tools. In this review, you get a complete walk-through of Inspector’s features.

Review   |   October 25, 2016
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by JD Dillon

Gamification gets its fair share of skepticism regarding its potential to impact employee learning and performance. But experience has shown that when applied effectively, gamification has the power to significantly improve employee engagement and business outcomes. Here are some responses to the most common objections!

Feature   |   October 24, 2016
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by Pamela Hogle

User testing can help designers and developers create eLearning that is both useful and usable. Some testers are willing to participate over and over again as a product—or multiple products—are developed. Here are some great ideas to facilitate this key step in eLearning creation!

Spotlight   |   October 20, 2016
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by Mark Lassoff

With the release of Camtasia 9, TechSmith is further enhancing the “Swiss Army knife” of eLearning tools. Here are three production techniques that will help you create more engaging eLearning with Camtasia 9.

Column   |   October 20, 2016
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by Pamela Hogle

Using personas can align designers, developers, and other stakeholders around clearer goals by creating a shared understanding of who will use the eLearning, says Lacey Jennings of Xerox Learning Services. This knowledge helps them create eLearning that is more impactful; it can also streamline development and maintenance. What is a persona and how does it help? Find out in this article!

Spotlight   |   October 19, 2016
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by Pamela Hogle

Designing for people with impaired vision requires giving learners control over text size, color, and contrast. It also means making navigational elements accessible and ensuring that eLearning is compatible with screen-reading technology.

Spotlight   |   October 18, 2016
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by JD Dillon

What can you do when regulatory requirements (or other reasons) force situations that require you to deliver “bad training”? It may seem that there’s no way to make the experience tolerable for your co-workers or other employees, but that doesn’t have to be true! Here are five tips that will definitely help.

Column   |   October 18, 2016
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by Crystal Rose

Good visual design complements the text in eLearning materials (and in print materials, too). Here are a half-dozen ways to harmonize the words and the graphics when designing eLearning!

Feature   |   October 17, 2016
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by Doreen Lorenzo

Joe Deegan is a senior manager of learning and development at Lending Club. Read here about using technology, user- generated content, analytics, and a strategic performance-consulting approach in L&D to drive innovation!

Interview   |   October 13, 2016
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