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by Andrew Hughes

When a company decides to embark on an eLearning project, there are many decisions to make. One of these decisions is about the choice between synchronous and asynchronous learning. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each of these approaches? Here’s a quick guide!

Spotlight   |   November 26, 2014
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by News Editor

Intrepid Learning to focus exclusively on its award-winning cloud-based technology business built around its flagship Learning Hub and Corporate MOOC solutions.

News   |   November 25, 2014
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by Bill Brandon

Here is a different, creative way to kick off your eLearning design and development! Hackathons are events in which individuals with diverse backgrounds, from coding to graphic design to instructional design and management, can collaborate on a development project, including those involving games and gamification. Read the background in this article, and the story of a very recent example!

Feature   |   November 24, 2014
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by Nic Laycock

Can eLearning support development of complex physical skills? Is eLearning useful for hobby activities that support a balanced lifestyle and relieve stress? Consider how mLearning and eLearning contribute to success in campanology … or just enjoy the video clips in this musical, mathematical, holiday-themed article!

News   |   November 20, 2014
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by Dennis Gullotti

Only 35 percent of executives believe their organizations have the know-how to transform their business, even though 85 percent of large companies expect they must do so in the next five years. How can organizations build leadership and management capability, not just among senior managers, but at all levels? Here are some key ideas for building a learning and leading culture.

Spotlight   |   November 19, 2014
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by Stephen Meyer

Soft skills—sales, leadership, and management, and other domains where there is no clear right answer because “it all depends on…”—are complex performances that involve rules of thumb, insights, and judgment calls. But there is a proven technique that helps learners retrieve the rules of thumb they’ve learned. Read about the One-minute Preceptor here!

Tip   |   November 18, 2014
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by Jacqueline Bessette

An engaging learner experience supports greater returns on investment through transformative learning. Online learning will extend your budget and reach as well as change behavior and performance with a highly visual interactive multimedia experience. The good news: With these tips you can spice up your training, engage your learners, win over stakeholders, and not break the budget.

Feature   |   November 17, 2014
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by Art Kohn

When the long-term training goal is retention and transfer of skills and knowledge, effective instructional design recognizes that certain key activities before and after a learning event (including eLearning and mLearning as well as instructor-led learning) are more important to success than what happens during the learning event. This article explains what pre-training is and its benefits.

Column   |   November 13, 2014
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by News Editor

Turnkey Citrix Labs enable training organizations to offer virtual, hands-on XenDesktop training to students worldwide.

News   |   November 12, 2014
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by Peter de Jager

Training and education (including eLearning) don’t really accomplish what we’d like them to accomplish. What we want is for someone to perform a task on their own, some time after they were taught how to do it. Performance support is the way to make this happen.

Tip   |   November 12, 2014
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