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by Jane Bozarth

There is no magic formula for assessing the value of social interactions; no formula like “two hours on LinkedIn + four comments in groups = tangible outcomes for the organization.” So how do you know time spent using social media isn’t wasted? Jane has some ideas you can use.

Column   |   October 2, 2012
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by Mark Lassoff

Forms are a critical factor in user interaction design, yet they often fail to provide good data (or even to provide data at all). HTML5 offers new ways to deal with the problems of obtaining clean data. Here is an introduction to the new data types that you can put to work today.

Column   |   September 20, 2012
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by Patti Shank

How critical is informal learning to workplace learning and performance? Here’s some food for thought from the Guild’s August 2012 research report, Smart Companies Support Informal Learning.

Column   |   September 13, 2012
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by Marc Rosenberg

Everything from class size to irrelevant curriculum, from lack of involvement to ineffective teaching, all seem to point to a US education system that at best is treading water and at worst is falling behind the rest of the world. Is technology the answer, or is it more lipstick on the same pig? Marc has some insights for all of us, and not just for American readers.

Column   |   September 11, 2012
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by Sarah Danzl, Dawn Poulos

How simple is it in your organization to convert content from one delivery format to another—for example, to repurpose a classroom handout job aid for display on a smartphone? The answer to this dilemma is single sourcing. If this is a new term to you, this tip explains what it is and why you should adopt it.

Column   |   September 5, 2012
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by Jane Bozarth

Learning can be difficult, but unlearning is the real challenge. Whether as students or teachers, we have to adapt and be as willing to unlearn as to learn.

Column   |   September 4, 2012
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by Mark Lassoff

CSS3 provides some very interesting new formatting possibilities for your eLearning content. Unfortunately, browsers handle these techniques in different ways. Here are three new formats (rounded corners, color gradients, and newspaper columns) and step-by-step instructions that accommodate the various browsers!

Column   |   August 23, 2012
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by Marc Rosenberg

After two decades in eclipse during the rise of eLearning, performance support is returning to become an essential part of business strategy. Marc reflects on the significance of this re-focus in the world of learning and performance.

Column   |   August 14, 2012
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by Jane Bozarth

Here’s a true story about physical rehab turned learning turned hobby turned community of practice turned two successful businesses, all via informal, social means. And all within six months.

Column   |   August 7, 2012
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by Mark Lassoff

As mobile devices continue to become the display targets of choice for learning and performance support applications, practitioners are working to break out of the Flash-in-frame paradigm to create true cross-platform solutions. Fortunately, this is not difficult, as Mark demonstrates in this column!

Column   |   July 19, 2012
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