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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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by Mary Arnold

Looking for some good reading during the holiday break? Mary recommends the five business books she’s found most useful in her ongoing professional development in 2011.

Column   |   December 20, 2011
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by Patti Shank

Professional development is vital in any career, and especially so in those careers that move as fast as ours in eLearning does. But the task can seem overwhelming: what should be in your professional development plan, and where do you start? It’s not all technical skills. Here is some excellent advice on creating your own plan for 2012 – and for starting on it today!

Column   |   December 15, 2011
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by Marc Rosenberg

Great teachers are still necessary. But there are some characteristics, beyond being impressive lecturers, which make teachers great. Why do great teachers matter in eLearning? It is because great teachers also make great eLearning developers.

Column   |   December 13, 2011
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by Terrence Wing

Terrence Wing, App Fusion columnist since January 2011, passed away on December 1. We are publishing his final column, received hours before his death, together with tributes from some of the many people who knew him and whose work he influenced.

Column   |   December 8, 2011
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by Jane Bozarth

Instead of asking how to manage informal learning and which tools to use, ask yourself whether you are inviting interaction, and how. Here are some excellent ways to make informal learning more visible to both managers and employees, and to invite interaction and develop something more akin to a partnership with your learners.

Column   |   December 6, 2011
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by Joe Ganci

A number of new tools launched at DevLearn this year, and one that received a great deal of attention and buzz was easygenerator. In its North American debut, this SaaS offering from the Netherlands brings many extremely interesting features, as you will see in this review.

Column   |   November 22, 2011
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by Mary Arnold

Brainstorming is a common strategy for quickly getting good ideas from a group, but anyone who has ever participated in one of these sessions knows that the technique can confound the results. Here are three ideas to help you achieve efficiency while maintaining the enthusiasm of the brainstorming group!

Column   |   November 15, 2011
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