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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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Topics Covered: Design Strategies, Management

by Joe Ganci

The first seven weeks of 2012 have already brought many changes in the world of eLearning vendors and tools. Joe tries to keep you caught up on the trends, and the tools to keep an eye on as the year progresses.

Column   |   February 21, 2012
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by Mark Lassoff

To make your Web content look and work as you require, you will need to learn another language: Cascading Style Sheet language, usually just referred to as CSS. While this may sound a little daunting, the basics are really quite simple. This month’s tutorial and video will get you started!

Column   |   February 16, 2012
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by Mary Arnold

Last-minute training requests make many training departments wish they had a seat at the table when projects are being developed. If your training group wants to partner with other areas in the organization, here are some ways to accomplish that goal.

Column   |   February 14, 2012
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by Patti Shank

In Part Three of her series on Professional Development for 2012, Patti offers links to meetings, conferences, online sessions, and other places where you can acquire new skills or update what you already know.

Column   |   February 9, 2012
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by Marc Rosenberg

Traditional roles in training and education are in transition, and perhaps fading away. Specializations in eLearning are merging and morphing. What was current last year is now passé, and what was a blip on the horizon is now mainstream. In a time of constant change in our professions, where do you focus your attention? The answer is continuous professional development, and here’s how.

Column   |   February 7, 2012
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