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by Pamela Hogle

Serious learning games present opportunities to create engaging and interesting content that learners voluntarily spend time with—and learn from. Gamification also engages learners and might draw them in to spend more time with eLearning content. This article explains both approaches.

Spotlight   |   September 27, 2016
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by Joe Ganci

As time passes, more authoring tools have moved from our hard drives to the cloud. Pricing has changed, at the same time, from periodic purchase of a new version on a new CD or DVD to an annual subscription that results in a new version over time through incremental updates. Here is Joe’s take on this, plus news about changes to two important tools.

Review   |   September 27, 2016
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by Steve Foreman

Can people in your organization get critical expert advice with ease and confidence? Here are seven steps to create or improve your expert network.

Feature   |   September 26, 2016
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by Pamela Hogle

Is your eLearning successful? A learner’s ability to correctly answer multiple-choice or true-false questions doesn’t mean that she can apply that knowledge to doing her job. Use these strategies to measure learning more deeply.

Tip   |   September 22, 2016
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by Mark Lassoff

Create slides that engage—no matter whether your students are sitting with you in a classroom or watching you in a virtual environment. Two skills are involved here: creativity and production. With a little of both, you can greatly improve the quality of your presentation. Here are five techniques to get you started.

Column   |   September 22, 2016
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by Sharon Vipond

It is no secret that employers within the global financial services and banking sectors have endured tough times during the past decade. Employers in these sectors face serious issues with low morale, high turnover, and job candidates who no longer view the sector as a desirable career choice. Learn how the L&D team at Allianz Global Investors used interactive video to confront these challenges.

Research   |   September 21, 2016
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by Bill Brandon

Michael Allen’s Guide was originally published in 2003. The second edition has been released, containing significant changes from the original.

Review   |   September 21, 2016
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by JD Dillon

In an ideal world, workplace information and experience would flow together into a powerful collection of shared knowledge. Employees and teams would know what to share and how best to share it. L&D would focus on tools and enablement rather than content and control. Sorry to disappoint, but we don’t live (or work) in that world. Yet we could. Here’s how to get on the road to that world.

Column   |   September 20, 2016
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by Pamela Hogle

Using a model helps with the identification and analysis of a problem, the description and prediction of potential ways to address the problem, and the conceptualization, design, and implementation of a solution. In eLearning development, it can ensure addressing the real need, rather than simply creating training. Here are some of the most-used models.

Spotlight   |   September 20, 2016
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by Art Werkenthin

By now, you probably know that xAPI statements store better and more usable data than SCORM. Maybe your first instinct is “store everything.” However, that may not be the best idea if you want to have analytics later! Knowing the structure of an xAPI statement may make it easier to decide what data to track. This article will help you assemble the xAPI statement components to do exactly that.

Feature   |   September 19, 2016
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