Learners prefer facilitated training—the personal touch. Adopting a persona when writing content can help an instructional designer make self-directed eLearning more personable. Create a persona whose voice your learners will respond to, whether as colleague or as guide!
by Patti Shank
The eLearning Guild’s newest research report says training ROI studies are flawed because they do not measure results. Executives told us one question interested them more than ROI: Do employees have the skills needed to do their jobs? A study on that issue by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has huge implications for education and training. Read about it here.
by News Editor
Almost 2,000 Maker Party events will bring tens of thousands of web users worldwide together as part of the Mozilla Webmaker project. This effort is dedicated to teaching web literacy as the educational background needed for success anywhere. The annual Maker Party season kicks off today and runs through September 15. Learn about the Maker Parties and how to participate!
by Lisa Russell
Words are a pillar of good design, and like any other part of the designer’s job, it takes work to make them effective. But the work need not be drudgery. You have an excellent laborsaving tool at your command, and in this article you will find great suggestions for using it!
by News Editor
The edTotal Learning Record Store (LRS) enables organizations to post courses, videos, and any training content anywhere on the web from any mobile device and to securely track and store learner activity. With the edTotal LRS, content is untethered, housed anywhere outside the LRS or LMS, and tracked in the edTotal LRS.
We’ve been facing a problem with mobile. We’ve been concentrating on delivery of training rather than support of performance. Here’s a suggestion to stop this cycle by introducing strategies that focus on using performance tools with mobile devices rather than delivering training through mobile devices.
Written as a follow-up to Michael Allen’s 2012 bestseller Leaving ADDIE for SAM, the recently released Leaving ADDIE for SAM Field Guide, by Richard Sites and Angel Green, is chock-full of checklists, worksheets, templates, and tools. The Field Guide is sure to become a go-to reference as you make the most of the Successive Approximation Model (SAM) in your organization.