by Donna Wells
Recent news about facial recognition and tracking technology, and its potential use in adaptive eLearning, has intrigued some people and alarmed others. What exactly does this technology offer instructional designers, what are the benefits for learners, and what are the privacy concerns? This capability will begin showing up soon in authoring tools. Here is an overview from an early adopter.
Traditional learning management systems (LMSs) have not been useful in managing learning that happens during workplace activity, such as coaching and work assignments. The Experience API (also called “Tin Can” or “xAPI”) integrates learning and working. This final part of Steve’s series on LMSs explores the relationship between the LMS and the xAPI, and explains how the xAPI works.
Today’s instructional designers and eLearning developers are faced with an incredible amount of change. We work in a shifting business landscape, with new tools and processes, as we ensure our learners transfer knowledge and skills to on-the-job competence. AGILE instructional design is one approach that may help us meet these demands more quickly and effectively.
by Mayra Villar
Long-standing ways of teaching and learning are challenged by more dynamic and collaborative ways of finding and exchanging context-relevant information. We need to start thinking beyond the traditional courses and educational environments. How can designers leverage social interactions and uniquely mobile experiences to better support learning? Here are some ideas from around the world.
by David Kelly
In today’s fast-moving world, if you’re not moving forward, you’re falling behind. This is especially true in the learning profession right now. The eLearning Guild’s DevLearn Conference & Expo 2013 is the best way to follow the changing tides of our industry and to take control of your growth to keep your skills current.
Is your existing LMS becoming an L-M-MESS? When you installed your LMS, you expected it might grow and change—and you were right. Only now it may have turned into a beast, with everything from outdated courses to spam-like email notifications. Sound familiar? If so, you will want to read this installment in Steve’s series!
Are you an instructional designer looking for ways to infuse your work with a fresh approach? If so, the Guild Academy’s upcoming AGILE Instructional Design course may be a good option. Taught by an industry thought leader and master instructor, Conrad Gottfredson, the course employs the innovative GEAR methodology so you can apply your learning almost immediately.
In presenting and discussing the idea of performance support to decision-makers, it is important to clearly communicate what performance support is, the different types of vehicles for delivering it, and the capability and capacity of each of those vehicles to deliver business value. This article will help you get started in your own understanding of these matters.
by Frank Nguyen
Timing is important. Even a brilliant idea, if launched at the wrong time, can take years to gain adoption and bear fruit. So it was with performance support. But now research is showing that the time is right, and here is a preview of some findings that the author will present at Performance Support Symposium 2013 (September 9 – 10 in Boston).