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by Art Kohn

Much of what we communicate in eLearning and other kinds of teaching relies on the written word. Many instructional designers worry that learners may be poor readers and so try to “write down to their level.” Is this the right approach? Is reading ability even a problem? Or is the problem our approach to writing? Here are some guidelines that may surprise you.

Column   |   July 17, 2014
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by Walter Murphy

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!

Tip   |   July 16, 2014
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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!

Feature   |   July 14, 2014
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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.

News   |   July 9, 2014
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by Bill Brandon

At mLearnCon 2014, The eLearning Guild recognized Guild members and conference attendees who have contributed their knowledge and expertise to the learning profession. Here are the names of the mLearnCon 2014 Guild Master and the winners of the 2014 mLearning DemoFest.

Feature   |   July 2, 2014
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by Jane Bozarth

Professional development—our own, personal, professional development—is one of the most important things we can invest in. This isn’t a matter of paying money, necessarily, but of paying time and attention on a regular, even daily, basis to consciously becoming better at what you do. How? Reflective practice. Reading this column could be the best thing you do for yourself today.

Column   |   July 1, 2014
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by News Editor

The potential for performance support has never been greater, but your leaders are still resistant. So how do you persuade them? Marc Rosenberg examines ways effective ways to make the case in The eLearning Guild’s free new white paper, Selling Performance Support: Building Stakeholder Buy-in.

News   |   June 25, 2014
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by News Editor

Recognizing the need to restrict web browsing in certain environments, Float Mobile Learning announces the release of Sandbox Web Browser for Android devices. Users can access a predefined list of websites, known as a whitelist, via Sandbox, making it an ideal application for those situations in which granting full web access is not an option.

News   |   June 24, 2014
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by News Editor

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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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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