by Dan Merritts
The second screen, a term given to utilizing a second mobile device to access supplementary content or applications, is a powerful interactive component that can increase learner attention and engagement. Here are three things you can do to begin incorporating this technique into your eLearning designs.
The eLearning Guild and Learning Solutions Magazine continue to support the Experience API at our conferences and in our publications. In March, at the xAPI Camp held in Orlando, 17 presenters offered an update to the progress made by the xAPI and examples of the ways developers are incorporating it into applications. Here is a report on that camp, with links to some of the presentations.
by Ben Muzzell
The shelf-life of knowledge is shrinking, and at the same time the amount of knowledge is growing. Maintaining currency of the workforce’s knowledge in an organization is a constant challenge that can only be met with a combination of learning and performance support. Here are some tips to help meet that challenge at the five moments of need.
by Jane Bozarth
The story of the three princes of Serendip is more than an entertaining fable. It illustrates the limits of formal training, and the value of being able to learn something valuable from information that just came your way. You may not be looking for a lame, one-eyed camel that is missing a tooth and carrying an unusual cargo, but you might also learn something valuable from this column.
by Ian Huckabee
Performance support clearly benefits from technological change. Our new mobility creates demand for shorter content and personalized learning experiences and for support to fill gaps in that content. Can learning departments keep performance support integrated with training initiatives and support the huge range of learners’ devices? Here are some thoughts on meeting this challenge.
by Nic Laycock
Although IT departments have for years served as watchdogs over organizational cybersecurity, eLearning has often been relatively unconcerned with online safety and security, apart from passwords. However, in Europe this is changing, and it is also time for the rest of the world to take action. Here are some thoughts on this important area.
The cmi5 specification working group met April 15 & 16 to finalize a draft release of the cmi5 specification (an xAPI protocol providing the “use case” for xAPI in learning management systems) and set target dates for initial release. This news item summarizes the meeting and includes a link to the minutes of the meeting.
How would you make learning about property sales and loan securitization interesting and enjoyable? At Wyndham Vacation Ownership, the answer was to build a game. Because business development and financial skills are critical to the company, the game is an important part of the leadership development program, available to all associates. Here’s what a team at Wyndham built.
by Bill Brandon
Times change, and instructional methods change with them. One concept that instructional designers should become familiar with is that of the role of community in learning, and the necessity of learners feeling themselves involved in a community. A new book takes a strategic look at this approach and provides the necessary background you need to get started.
by Aisha Taylor
There are a few things that everyone engaged in the discussion of the numbers of women choosing STEM careers consistently get wrong. Here are four things that all of us—women and men alike—can do to be more inclusive and encourage women to enter and stay involved in STEM fields.