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by Pamela Hogle

Learners retain information presented visually better than information presented only as text. Microlearning videos, as part of an eLearning strategy, enhance the effectiveness of training. Create low-budget, high-engagement microlearning videos with free tools!

Spotlight   |   August 31, 2016
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by Pamela Hogle

Breaking long-format online or in-person training into small “nuggets”—microlearning—makes it possible to give learners the information they need at the time they need it, at their desktops or via mobile devices.

Spotlight   |   August 30, 2016
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by Pamela Hogle

Technology puts adaptive learning, tailoring educational content to each learner’s level and progress rate, within easier reach of millions of people. The advantages to this approach include greater engagement and real-time monitoring of progress. Here’s an explanation of the concept and how it fits into instructional design.

Spotlight   |   August 16, 2016
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by Pamela Hogle

Content curation is an essential element of any eLearning strategy; it can help cement learning, boost performance, and save employees’ time. Here are seven reasons to make content curation an essential element of your learning strategy.

Spotlight   |   August 3, 2016
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by Pamela Hogle

Whether you see the Internet as information overload or a filter failure, the answer is content curation—separating out gems of useful and relevant content from a vast flood of information. Identifying and sharing this content pays off for eLearners and for all employees.

Spotlight   |   August 2, 2016
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by Kat Gore

Creativity is crucial when it comes to learning and performance. It gives learning professionals the tools to seize the possibilities presented by new technologies and put together inventive learning and performance solutions. The eLearning Guild’s new free eBook offers insights on creative inspiration: Creativity is a skill, and it improves with focus and practice!

News   |   July 28, 2016
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by Joe Ganci

In the past, Joe has said, “No authoring tool balances power and ease of use.” Today he reviews a tool that really attempts to give you both. Some developers will like it right away, and others may find that it requires a period of adjustment. Find out why Joe feels this way about Xyleme!

Review   |   June 28, 2016
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by Shauna Vaughan

Instructional designers sometimes have a problem: we get hung up in the content and forget about what the content is supposed to do for the learners—prepare them for something on the job. That’s how we get solutions that are only surface- level knowledge transfer, also known as knowledge dump. Here are four things you can do to stay out of that dump.

Feature   |   May 23, 2016
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by David Cameron

How do you engage people to make learning stick? Is it only by using media to grab the senses and emotions: video, audio? Is it only by using games that promise an easy and entertaining diversion from the work of learning? Or can you engage people’s minds in a way that is itself learning? What do a vicar, a preacher, and a duck have in common, apart from two feet and a mouth? Find out here.

Feature   |   May 16, 2016
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by Marc Rosenberg

If learners have the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in a course, doesn’t that mean they are ready to learn? No! They must actually be ready to learn. Here are the key things you should find out about and deal with before you answer that question.

Column   |   May 10, 2016
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