LinkedIn, the online social media giant that focuses primarily on professional career development, communities, and networks, has acquired Lynda.com, an online eLearning provider that focuses on skill building. Will this marriage work from a learning perspective? Here is an examination of that question, from the point of view of eLearning managers.
by Jane Bozarth
Accessibility in eLearning may be something that’s just isn’t on your radar—yet. Your eLearning materials should be accessible to everyone, including those with challenges like low vision and blindness, hearing loss and deafness, learning disabilities, and mobility problems. Here is a quick rundown on things you should be addressing in your design standards, and some help getting started.
Why explore virtual learning environments? Are there benefits beyond novelty and engagement? How can these environments be practical and affordable? These are questions that the US Air Force Squadron Officer College has been pursuing for several years, and two of the faculty share some of the answers in this article.
Continuing medical education (CME) today must link a healthcare professional’s performance to improved patient outcomes. While CME is effective, it takes a more tangible link to show improved performance. Here’s one example of how the healthcare industry in Virginia is leveraging online learning to improve workflow and processes and to identify gaps and performance improvement opportunities.
by Sam Savela
Being cockier isn’t enough to grow women’s share of the engineering population. The drivers of inequality are systematic, institutionalized, and far bigger than just women’s attitudes. Why, then, do women shoulder the burden of making change? Here’s what happened when leadership in three companies took responsibility for making the needed changes.
by Nic Laycock
As a learning professional, how do you view HR? David Wilson has spent 18 years watching how the relationship works and has come to some thought-provoking conclusions. Learn about how David is bridging the gap between the US and EMEA when it comes to research about learning, talent management, and HR.