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by Jane Bozarth

Storyboarding your eLearning program makes a real difference in the quality of eLearning. It helps you organize your thoughts, ensures logical flow, contributes to reduced costs, and provides an excellent way to test your ideas. Storyboarding will also support branching and simulations, eliminating the “click here to continue” linear pattern typical of boring, ineffective eLearning.

Column   |   July 3, 2012
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by Marc Rosenberg

Good design depends on the right answers to important questions, and it is critical to answer those questions at the beginning of the project, not at the end. Here are seven important details you must identify correctly from the start.

Column   |   June 12, 2012
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by Jane Bozarth

Progress in media brings new challenges for instructional designers. Where just five short years ago we struggled with authoring tools and content management, we now face new demands for making programs more inclusive of learners, leveraging informal learning, and building a farther reach for the L&D department. Here are your keys to the architecture and organization skills needed!

Column   |   June 5, 2012
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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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