The new school year has started in many countries, and that means it is also time for parents to take an interest again in how the massive industry called public education is using learning technology. Here are a dozen questions to ask. Listen carefully to the answers you get, including the non-verbal responses, when you hold educators accountable.
by Bill Brandon
Over the last year, the Experience API (xAPI or Tin Can) has come into its own, with many organizations implementing it as a key part of their eLearning practice. Here are 10 resources, from the archives and from the upcoming DevLearn 2015 Conference, that will help you follow in their footsteps.
by Jane Bozarth
In the four years since Jane’s column “Social Media for Learning” appeared here, the popular use of social media and tools that make it easy to generate and share images has exploded. This month’s column looks at some of the new ways you might extend your own practice through use of these social tools.
With all of the choices available today to support learning, collaboration, and sharing and building knowledge, confusion about the best path for the learning journey can ensue. Here is a guide to making the most effective investments in learning by blending free, user-generated, and paid-for content.
“Engagement” is a word that gets thrown around a lot in articles about learning. But what is it, really, and how does an instructional designer or a development team successfully engage users of eLearning content? Here are some tips from an experienced game designer!
What defines a “woman in tech”? In this growing digital world, that’s a question that needs asking. Given the ways in which tech careers are constantly evolving and changing, the obvious answer that equates “tech” with “STEM” no longer suffices. Here’s an insightful essay on finding a better answer.
Authoring tools make it possible to create eLearning products, even by designers with no programming skills. These tools evolve constantly, but few of them have done much with the Experience API (xAPI). xAPI can do more than simply replicate SCORM’s tracking mechanisms. In this article, the authors offer new visions for xAPI that will create more effective and engaging online courses.
For nearly a decade, The eLearning Guild’s Global eLearning Salary & Compensation Report has been the eLearning industry’s most trusted source of data on eLearning professionals’ salary and compensation. In July, we surveyed Guild members and asked them to tell us about the 2015 report and identify ways we can make the 2016 report even better. Here is an overview of results and key findings.
by Norm Wu
Hands-on learning through simulation is a cornerstone in 21st-century healthcare-professional school curricula. Simulations enable students to gain clinical proficiency by applying classroom and book knowledge to lifelike near-real clinical scenarios. By putting learning into action, students build clinical knowledge and skills. Here’s how it’s done at RFUMS in Chicago.