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by Jennifer Neibert

Recognizing a shortfall of talent with robust HTML5 skills, Boston-based staffing firm Aquent created a massive open online course (MOOC) that attracted 10,000 participants last summer. Aquent has placed almost 200 of those individuals in new positions so far, and they’re building more MOOCs to better connect marketing and creative talent with employers.

Feature   |   July 1, 2013
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by Fil Arenas, Andrew Stricker

Developing a high degree of problem-solving skill is an important function of military training from the recruit level onward. The US Air Force Squadron Officer College engages students in collaborative, context-based problem-solving challenges in a virtual-world environment. This summary will be useful to any organization wishing to improve complex interpersonal skills in its leadership team.

Feature   |   June 17, 2013
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by Elisabeth Arellano

Millennials, people born between 1981 and 1999, are entering the workforce in strong numbers, the largest group since the Baby Boomers. Learning and development organizations ask, “What strategy does it take to reach Millennials? How do we use mobile, games, and video-based training to engage Millennials? What about the whole learner audience, not just the Millennials?” Here are some answers.

Interview   |   June 12, 2013
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by Nic Laycock

With the evolution of the many channels available to people for learning, we are witnessing the emergence of an age in which talent and passion drive learning and performance. Jef Staes, a Belgian authority on learning and innovative organizations, has a lot to say on this topic, and this month Nic introduces us to him and to a great overview of his ideas.

News   |   June 11, 2013
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by Marc Rosenberg

Google Glass is getting a lot of attention, but will we use it, and if so, how? It has features that might make it a viable performance-support technology in many settings, and it also creates some significant concerns. Read about the pros and cons here!

Column   |   June 6, 2013
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by Bill Brandon

Mobile learning and support is challenging traditional models of learning that rely on courses. It is happening quickly, and the details can be overwhelming. “Business as usual” is not an effective strategy. The eLearning Guild’s mLearnCon 2013 will be extremely helpful to your efforts—here are some sessions you will want to consider attending for maximum benefit.

Spotlight   |   May 29, 2013
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by News Editor

John Wiley & Sons, publisher of a number of books for professionals in the learning field, has announced a series of strategic branding changes. Among these changes is the discontinuation of the Pfeiffer brand. Read the details here!

News   |   May 22, 2013
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by Bill Brandon

Widespread media attention is raising expectations for the use of mobile technology in learning and performance support. The next steps are to consider the strategies and the specifics of application that will benefit your organization and to make practical plans. The eLearning Guild’s mLearnCon Conference & Expo 2013 will help you as you chart your course—here’s how!

Feature   |   May 20, 2013
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by Marc Rosenberg

Social media played an incredible role in reporting the events at the 2013 Boston Marathon and assisting in its outcome. There are some lessons about the power of social media in learning we can take away from those events. What are the benefits and what are the pitfalls?

Column   |   May 14, 2013
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by Nic Laycock

Talent shortages are becoming a feature of life for many companies and many industries. The need is great, but qualified replacements are hard to find and hard to keep. A company in Holland provides serious games to help develop talent and to help identify the best candidates. Read about it here!

News   |   May 9, 2013
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