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by Apostolos Koutropoulos, Rebecca Hogue

Massive online open courses (MOOCs) are attracting a great deal of attention, but they require effort on the part of participants who want to be successful in them. Here is a guide to success in a MOOC. You may find it useful for yourself if you try a MOOC out, or you may want to provide these guidelines to learners if you are using MOOCs as part of your organizational strategy for learning.

Feature   |   October 8, 2012
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by Michelle Lentz, Brandon Carson

In the BYOD (bring your own device) world, users expect mobile learning to work—all the time, every time—on whatever device they are holding. To meet this challenge, it is more important to focus on the user first and then on the technology. Here are some key requirements and best practices that mobile learning designers must understand in order to be successful.

Feature   |   October 1, 2012
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by Greg Gardner

In Lectora-created eLearning content, users find it very helpful to have a table of contents, and to be able to identify which pages they have visited. This can involve a lot of work for the developer. However, it is possible to create a reusable solution so that much of the work only needs to be done once. Here’s a step-by-step guide to setting up the JavaScript and HTML to do the job.

Feature   |   September 24, 2012
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by Reuben Tozman

When instructional designers plan to develop content for training or education, they typically consider many elements that can affect the learning outcome. However, it is rare to include what it takes to generate specific data that will help determine the business impact. Fortunately, data science can help identify the data to focus on, as you will see in this article.

Feature   |   September 17, 2012
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by Stacy Lindenberg

Vendors and learning professionals alike feel the frustration that results from lack of internal alignment and preparation during the selection and implementation of learning technology solutions. If not addressed, these problems can lead to failed selections and implementations. The key is to involve stakeholders as an internal advisory council. Here’s how to be proactive in this process!

Feature   |   September 10, 2012
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by Conrad Gottfredson, Bob Mosher

Most organizations today face a competitive landscape that is constantly shifting out from under them. Within organizations, the groups that are responsible for learning and on-the-job support need to embrace a common mindset that will deliver effective performance at every changing moment. Only then does learning at the speed of change become possible.

Feature   |   September 3, 2012
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by Brian McWalters

Creating effective annual compliance training is a common challenge for instructional designers. How can such training “cover all the bases,” yet be interesting and compelling for learners? At CarMax, creating an illusion in the minds of the learners paid tangible dividends! Read how they did it.

Feature   |   August 27, 2012
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by Carla Torgerson, Phillip Neal

In the past, employees would have learned details of their jobs through formal training, through coaching, and by informal learning through Internet searches and conversations with peers. Today, formal and informal learning, together with coaching and coupled with performance support at the point of need, provide faster, more accurate knowledge application and greater speed to competency.

Feature   |   August 20, 2012
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by Frank Nguyen

Performance support is undergoing a renaissance. Empirical research and case studies have made us smarter about implementing performance support. Web 2.0 technologies have made it easier and less costly to adopt. Here is a method that will help identify areas to improve your strategy, and advance the sophistication of your performance support organization.

Feature   |   August 13, 2012
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by Conrad Gottfredson, Bob Mosher

Performance support needs a performance support architecture that facilitates the transfer and sustainment of training, so that the performance support resources are delivered to every performer at the right moment, but just what is required to enable effective performance at every changing moment. Read about the way to provide what is too often the “missing link” in performance support.

Feature   |   August 6, 2012
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