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by Jane Bozarth

Formal design process gets a lot of attention, but not every problem requires the full treatment. Consider first what your client needs, before you start working on what the process flow chart requires, and when the problem is simple, keep the solution simple. Jane offers the key to remedies for performance issues.

Column   |   January 31, 2012
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by Judy Katz

The typical objection to prototyping in eLearning is that there is neither time nor money for it. Yet, in other fields, prototyping is not only accepted, but expected. There are compelling arguments for prototyping, including dramatically shortened development cycles and improved product quality. Here is a review that may help you find what you need to overcome objections to prototyping.

Column   |   January 26, 2012
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by Joe Ganci

After two years of anticipation, ZebraZapps is available to developers. Was it worth the wait? Read Joe’s review!

Column   |   January 24, 2012
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by Mark Lassoff

We welcome Mark Lassoff to our family of Learning Solutions Magazine columnists. Each month, Mark will provide tutorial content on basic production skills that will help you master the tools you use everyday as you develop eLearning. He begins this month with the most basic tool: Hypertext Markup Language (HTML).

Column   |   January 18, 2012
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by Mary Arnold

Mobile and social technologies can combine to support learning and performance, as can simulation and gaming. But games, simulations, and social technologies can also be combined collaboratively to support learning, performance, and other real-world tasks. Here is an example that also suggests a model for collaborative development of such applications.

Column   |   January 17, 2012
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by Patti Shank

Don’t leave your skills development to chance! Consider where your skills will need to be at the end of 2012, and start planning now to create a path to that level. Patti shows you some guideposts that will help you get there!

Column   |   January 12, 2012
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by Marc Rosenberg

Having a strategy is important, and it needs to be a solid strategy if it is to be the basis for a successful and sustainable eLearning effort. Here are ten of the mistakes that people most often make when setting their strategy, and each mistake will weaken the strategy.

Column   |   January 10, 2012
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by Jane Bozarth

By all indications, 2012 is going to be a year of some major transitions in the way we develop and deliver eLearning. However, this should not distract any of us from the fundamentals that support actual learning. Jane offers some suggestions for resolutions that will keep us all on the right track.

Column   |   January 3, 2012
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by Judy Katz

We welcome Judy Unrein's column, Well Read, to Learning Solutions Magazine! To be a successful instructional designer takes broad knowledge of design principles and business concepts that go beyond our narrow field of practice. Each month, Judy will review a book that should be on your shelf or in your eReader. She starts this month with an exploration of creativity!

Column   |   December 29, 2011
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by Joe Ganci

Did you go to DevLearn this year? If so, did you visit every Expo exhibit to see the latest and greatest tools and services? If not, then you’ll want to read Joe Ganci’s column this month. He checked out the expo hall thoroughly and asked the exhibitors a lot of questions, some of which made the exhibitors uncomfortable. Read Joe’s take on what he saw and heard. Be ready to be surprised!

Column   |   December 27, 2011
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