Whether we’re teaching students, corporate staff, volunteers, customers, or clients, we all face common problems in the design of eLearning. It’s amazing how something as simple as a story can make a breakthrough difference in the credibility and relevance of learning content. Here’s a personal success story, and the secret behind it.
Targeted performance support enables effective performance in the workplace. It helps people do what the organization needs them to do to continuously accomplish strategic objectives. Here’s a look at a system that provides this kind of support and significant benefits. The results can be transformational!
Windows 8 is making slow but sure progress into the enterprise and personal computing space. Windows 8 has a steep learning curve, and “quick-and-dirty” approaches to training will not succeed. Here is some information you will want to consider as you make your contingency plans for the day when your organization decides to adopt Windows 8.
Do you long to have an eLearning Dream Team for your development projects? Because of the mix of skills and experience available to you, this may be a tall order to fill, so what can you do? The ideal and the real are often far apart, but here is an analysis to help you use the staff talent you have.
by Jenny Hill
Online courses open up a wealth of possibilities for many learners. Ensuring the accessibility of courses, including accessibility for users with physical or sensory challenges, takes advantage of eLearning’s flexibility and maximizes the potential of the learning experience. Here are five tips that show you how to remove barriers from your content.
How are you validating the transfer of learning from training events to the workplace? The majority of organizations still rely on measuring learner reactions and learning mastery, not the results. There is an answer: integrated performance support. In this article, read about two basic steps that put your organization on the path out of the mire of murky measurement!
The eLearning Guild's annual Learning Solutions Conference & Expo met in Orlando, Florida from March 13 to March 15, drawing a record number of participants. The Guild enhanced the program content and support in several innovative ways. Read the recap of the conference and expo here!
by Joe Ganci
Of all the tools available, how can you find the ones that will help you meet the needs of your staff’s talent, your eLearning topics, and the techniques and best practices you have adopted? In this update, Joe will help you discern the differences between the top tools that are available now, and he will give you an idea of what’s coming next!
by Karl Kapp
In a recent article in Learning Solutions Magazine, “Why Games Don’t Teach,” Ruth Clark says it’s “not that games can’t teach, but that advocating games as a main or even frequent instructional strategy is misleading.” Karl Kapp disagrees and offers this counterpoint, including evidence from research showing that games are effective teachers.
The demand for scenario-based learning (SBL) is growing rapidly. Learners gather information throughout an SBL and create solutions based on what they already know and the information they find. Until recently, creating SBL could be expensive and time-consuming, but this is changing with some new authoring tools. Here’s an overview of the theory behind the method—and some guidelines.