by Bill Brandon
Beyond new developments in technology and new discoveries about how people learn, there is one thing that will revolutionize organizational learning strategies: developing and improving your organization’s learning and performance ecosystem. Here is our guide to the most significant things you can do in 2015.
by Sarah Bright
If content is king in eLearning, graphic design provides the royal raiment that engages the learner’s attention and emotion. Dress (your content) to impress (the learners)! Here are 10 tips, 20 resources, and some do’s and don’ts that will make learning enjoyable (and fun to create)!
by Art Kohn
It can happen that, in a class or in a discussion, people get into arguments and disagreements that keep everyone from making progress. Even worse, instead of learning, people only get frustrated, unhappy, and unproductive. Frequently, it turns out that the problem was that each person was using a particular word in a different way. Here’s a simple exercise to help get past this.
“Media convergence is a paradigm for understanding educational convergence that is revolutionizing the educational structure and creating a space for digital stories.” So says the publisher of this book, which focuses on web-based transmedia storytelling edutainment as an educational strategy. Should you add it to your library? This review may help you decide.
by News Editor
Ecosystems are becoming increasingly important to the workplace. What are they, and why are they necessary? The eLearning Guild’s new report, Learning and Performance Ecosystems: Current State and Challenges, takes a deep dive into this increasingly important topic.
Classroom training just doesn’t seem to get much respect. But it should. It still has an important role to play in the learning ecosystem, for at least four significant situations, and this month’s column points out just what those are—and what they aren’t.
With advances in technology, personalized learning is coming into its own after years of discussion and false starts. In particular, viral-implementation techniques and value-chain analysis can greatly assist adoption of personalization by providing what amounts to scaffolding and by reducing resistance to change from employees and management alike. Here are some ideas you will find useful!
Should learning be easy and effortless? Many designers approach their task under the assumption that it should be. However, research says otherwise: Struggle has long-term benefits for learning. Read about it here, and about how you can put the research findings into practice.