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by Marc Rosenberg

The International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) has been a pace-setting, research-based professional organization that has influenced so many aspects of what we do in our work that it is difficult to list them all. Here is a salute to this organization!

Column   |   April 10, 2012
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by Jane Bozarth

Following up on last month’s column (“Build or Buy?”), here’s practical advice on dealing with the common misunderstandings of in-house decision makers about outsourcing. Read it, see it, try it, and know what you want.

Column   |   April 3, 2012
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by Judy Katz

What motivates humans? How well do the systems that companies typically use to motivate humans work? Will money and praise inspire better performance, or will autonomy, mastery, and purpose give better results? You might be surprised – see the article to learn more.

Column   |   March 29, 2012
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by Joe Ganci

If you have been in the eLearning field for a while, you are used to online course libraries that offer only the SCORM files for the courses. Yukon Learning has launched a promising product that provides some unique twists on a familiar idea, by including all the source files used to create and publish the course.

Column   |   March 27, 2012
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by Mark Lassoff

JavaScript is becoming the most important programming language (or as some would have it, scripting language) in the world. It opens a world of powerful techniques for the developer who learns to use it. JavaScript is also critical for the mobile Web. This column will get you well on your way!

Column   |   March 22, 2012
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by Mary Arnold

In online communities, members can produce tremendous amounts of content. In closely moderated communities, members submit more work, and get more feedback than members of communities with no active moderator. Here’s an exploration of what the most effective moderators do that makes a big difference.

Column   |   March 20, 2012
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by Patti Shank

Getting content from your subject matter experts (SMEs) can be a bit of a nightmare. This situation is a common one and it’s a problem that does have a solution, although not a solution that is used as often as it could be. Here’s Part One of a short series on dealing with reluctant SMEs.

Column   |   March 15, 2012
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by Marc Rosenberg

No matter how good you are at building eLearning, sooner or later you will likely have to rely on an outside provider. But how do you separate the good vendors from the bad? Here are seven vendor qualities you should look for.

Column   |   March 13, 2012
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by Jane Bozarth

Is it always necessary to create a custom, in-house solution? Jane looks at the cases when an outsourced or off-the-shelf product makes more sense, and provides a job aid.

Column   |   March 6, 2012
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by Judy Katz

Why are there so many games in eLearning? Why do so few of those games actually contribute to or support learning? Ralph Koster has some definite ideas about those questions, and others as well. This month’s review introduces you to what game designers understand about learning.

Column   |   February 23, 2012
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