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by Stephen Haskin

The Consumer Electronics Show 2014 once again featured a lot of devices that eLearning producers can use to enhance and extend their capability. Here is a rundown of the video hardware that will probably be of most interest to our readers.

Tip   |   January 29, 2014
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by Joe Ganci

Instructional designers today must know one or more development tools, but for most people it isn’t possible to be both a great instructional designer and an excellent developer, resulting in more poor examples of eLearning. Joe looks at what we need today.

Review   |   January 28, 2014
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by Kapil Bhasin

Sooner or later, every learning and development or training department will come to a decision point about gamification. There will inevitably be discussions and disagreements about the details! This article provides some best practices in a helpful framework that may be very useful as you begin.

Feature   |   January 27, 2014
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by News Editor

eLearning Brothers and Lodestone have partnered to provide eLearning developers with software training and over 20,000 eLearning assets in one offering at the same price as training alone. Here are the details!

News   |   January 24, 2014
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by Patti Shank

Research shows that stories are extremely powerful tools for learning. That’s because our brain has a natural ability to remember facts told in a story. The implications of using stories to support learning are described in the Guild’s new Big Answers report, Using Stories for Learning: Answers to Five Key Questions, by Karl Kapp. This article explains why you need to read the report.

Research   |   January 21, 2014
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by Carol Leaman

Identifying the effect of transfer of knowledge to the job and on operational and financial results has long been a challenge for training managers who wish to demonstrate to executives the value of training, even though this has always been possible. Here is a look at how retrieval practice, which is grounded in research, supports the needed link.

Feature   |   January 20, 2014
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by Jennifer Neibert

With a multitude of tools, technologies, platforms, and systems on the market, learning executives face a dizzying array of options to support formal and informal learning and performance. Building a cohesive strategy that spans multiple technologies is a serious undertaking, fraught with challenges. What’s a leader to do? Discover a learning ecosystem mindset that integrates them all.

Spotlight   |   January 15, 2014
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by Marc Rosenberg

Training activity that doesn’t produce business value is primarily wasted. Here is the story of a training organization that believed it was creating value, but saw it in terms of its own desires, rather than servicing and supporting the key needs of the business, as defined by the business. Scary stuff. Don’t try this at home.

Column   |   January 14, 2014
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by Stephen Haskin

Can we really have avant-garde video in eLearning? If by avant-garde you mean innovative, you bet we can … and with good reason—to challenge and to engage learners. Here’s a quick look at making video that is outside the box, yet achieves the goal of supporting learning.

Feature   |   January 13, 2014
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by Gary Lipkowitz

A video script is more than narration; it also sets the style and direction for the entire presentation and orchestrates the other elements of the production. Here are five ways to avoid potential pitfalls that could otherwise prove hazardous to your production!

Tip   |   January 8, 2014
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