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iSpring Solutions announces its latest authoring toolkit, iSpring Suite 7, which aims at becoming a game-changing professional content-development tool. The new toolkit is iSpring’s most powerful and versatile yet, allowing users to create mobile-ready eLearning courses with characters and interactions right in PowerPoint.

News   |   June 19, 2014
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RISC, an early adopter of the Experience API standard, leverages xAPI for cloud-based annotations incorporated into the VTA LMS with version 7.1.

News   |   June 18, 2014
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Upside Learning announces it will be a featured exhibitor and presenter at The eLearning Guild’s mLearnCon, the leading industry event for technology-supported learning and performance-support professionals.

News   |   June 18, 2014
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by Megan Torrance

Agile project management and lean manufacturing influence many activities today. LLAMA (lot like agile methods approach) applies those two processes and instructional-design best practices to deliver effective eLearning. At the Learning Solutions 2014 Conference, we crowd-sourced ways to reduce waste in instructional design, and we present the results of that work here.

Spotlight   |   June 18, 2014
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by Patti Shank

Is ROI (return on investment) an appropriate measure to demonstrate whether eLearning was effective? Do executives and decision-makers actually care about ROI measures of learning, or do they look for other non-financial, perhaps intangible, evidence that eLearning worked? A new eLearning Guild research report offers some stunning new ideas about the right answers to these questions.

Research   |   June 17, 2014
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by Bill Brandon

Two years ago, Cammy Bean’s article, “The Accidental Instructional Designer,” became one of the most- read pieces we have published in the last 13 years. Now she has expanded that article into a guide that will help many others to become a happy accident. This one belongs on your shelf!

Review   |   June 17, 2014
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Yukon Learning announces that it will unveil new titles in its ever-expanding Rapid Course library at mLearnCon 2014. The library of course titles includes training topics such as compliance, health and safety, management and supervisory development, customer service, managed care, and more.

News   |   June 17, 2014
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by Kevin Wilcoxon

In designing interactive learning activities, there are certain basic concepts the designer should keep in mind. In addition, designers must communicate with programmers who will convert their design specifications into useful code. Here are some ideas that will help you (or your designers) deal effectively with both sets of issues.

Feature   |   June 16, 2014
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by Art Kohn

Researchers have reported that the average attention span of American adults has dropped, possibly to even as little as five minutes. Is this due, as other researchers suggest, to changes in the human brain, brought about by modern technologies such as television and the Internet? Maybe, maybe not. Art opens a discussion of what we know about helping people pay attention.

Column   |   June 12, 2014
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by Pooja Jaisingh

Whenever one of the top authoring tools offers a significant increase in capability, readers want to know how to use the new capability. The upgrade of Captivate to version 8 is such a case. Here is a basic walkthrough of the responsive features that Adobe has added, to give you a better idea of what is involved in creation of responsive eLearning courseware.

Tip   |   June 12, 2014
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