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by Mark Lassoff

It seems that to many in eLearning development, coding is a complex luxury that they can do without. Small budgets are prohibitive, and the tools of the trade do everything needed. Right? Why learn to code? Because the level of engagement, the quality of eLearning courses, and the effectiveness of the eLearning experience itself will be greater with programming.

Column   |   May 17, 2012
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by Patti Shank

Does your content read like a history textbook or a government document? It doesn’t have to be dry as dust. Here’s how to use tools you probably already have to put some life into learning!

Column   |   May 10, 2012
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by Marc Rosenberg

As we find new and better ways to create, store, manage, and, especially, share knowledge, what else changes? Perhaps it is that our key role moves from production to decision-making and advice on content and learning quality. Marc reflects on keeping our eyes on what really matters.

Column   |   May 8, 2012
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by Nic Laycock

Welcome to Nic Laycock, our newest columnist! Nic will be reporting each month on eLearning in EMEA – Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In his first column, his focus is on the comments of Keri Facer, keynote speaker at PELeCON12 in the UK, about the nature of learning in an uncertain future.

Column   |   May 3, 2012
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by Jane Bozarth

We all know that people hate change, and yet we are continually surprised that decision-makers have (apparently insuperable) objections to our ideas for applying technology. Maybe it’s our approach that’s the problem. Jane offers some ways to improve our pitches.

Column   |   May 1, 2012
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by Judy Katz

Designers really need to know a lot about how people think and interact, yet so much of what we “know” turns out to be urban myth when researchers investigate. Fortunately, Susan Weinschenk has provided a handy, accessible, and affordable reference that fills in gaps and debunks the myths. Read the review here!

Column   |   April 26, 2012
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by Joe Ganci

Developers and managers of eLearning have many choices when it comes to rapid development tools. One of the least well-known, yet feature-rich, choices is the iSpring Suite. Here is an in-depth look at what this set of tools can do.

Column   |   April 24, 2012
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by Mark Lassoff

The promise of HTML5 has been well-documented. Often called a Flash-killer, many find the current reality of HTML5 less than awe inspiring. Mark discusses two of the most talked-about features of HTML5 – audio and video. Learn about the mark-up required to use these features, the JavaScript API available for enhancing them, and some current drawbacks of the new technology.

Column   |   April 19, 2012
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by Mary Arnold

What’s your approach to “compliance” training? Many eLearning teams treat it as boilerplate; purely utilitarian, with minimal time and energy allotted to its creation. Yet there is a business case that supports more engaging treatment of the content. This month’s column presents that case – and the rewards of a creative approach for the eLearning team.

Column   |   April 17, 2012
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by Patti Shank

Do you have trouble getting “the right content” from subject matter experts? This is a typical problem that many instructional designers have. Fortunately, it is pretty easy to fix. Here’s how!

Column   |   April 12, 2012
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