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by Art Kohn

Today’s learners have little tolerance for two-day lecture courses (or two-hour lectures, for that matter). In reaction, many organizations are now wondering about micro-training: short bursts of training that fit into 10 minutes or less. Is this reaction justified by claims that goldfish now have longer attention spans than people?

Column   |   August 20, 2015
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by Sharon Vipond

For nearly a decade, The eLearning Guild’s Global eLearning Salary & Compensation Report has been the eLearning industry’s most trusted source of data on eLearning professionals’ salary and compensation. In July, we surveyed Guild members and asked them to tell us about the 2015 report and identify ways we can make the 2016 report even better. Here is an overview of results and key findings.

Research   |   August 12, 2015
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by Sharon Vipond

Earlier this summer we asked Guild members to tell us about their research preferences to help us better focus on the topics they found most informative, useful, and insightful. Here are the 10 most requested topics, and our plans for addressing them.

Spotlight   |   July 30, 2015
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by Nic Laycock

There is firm evidence from the last three years that learning innovation, done well, is delivering real returns. L&D leaders around the world who have become more business savvy and have embraced alignment have reaped huge dividends for their work. Find out what the research says about the factors that make the difference!

News   |   July 30, 2015
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by Art Kohn

There is good news. Very good news. The fact is that we already know what needs to be done in order to promote increased retention and transfer of learning. One hundred years of scientific research in learning and cognitive psychology has already demonstrated the processes that produce this result, and they all have something in common. Read on to find out what that is.

Column   |   June 18, 2015
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by Nic Laycock

As a learning professional, how do you view HR? David Wilson has spent 18 years watching how the relationship works and has come to some thought-provoking conclusions. Learn about how David is bridging the gap between the US and EMEA when it comes to research about learning, talent management, and HR.

News   |   May 28, 2015
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by Art Kohn

Is it possible that your training is having no effect on learners, or worse, that it is actually detrimental to the good of the company? The answer is, “Yes, it is possible,” and until you conduct systematic assessment you will have no idea whether you are really helping your organization reach its goals. Here is some help from research.

Column   |   April 29, 2015
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by Art Kohn

Some scandalous questions: What are the odds that your eLearning, by itself, will succeed at changing behavior? Put another way, “Does education matter?” Will teaching people new information really get them to behave in new ways? Art reveals some research that lay hidden for years, although it opens insights into what does and does not cause groups of people to change their behavior.

Column   |   March 19, 2015
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by News Editor

The eLearning Guild has released the 2015 Global eLearning Salary & Compensation Report. Based on data from more than 5,000 Guild members, the average base salary of an eLearning employee is $78,310. Make the most of new resources in the report to start your own research, access the Guild’s salary calculator, and develop an action plan to prepare for—and succeed in—future negotiations.

Review   |   February 25, 2015
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by Art Kohn

It can happen that, in a class or in a discussion, people get into arguments and disagreements that keep everyone from making progress. Even worse, instead of learning, people only get frustrated, unhappy, and unproductive. Frequently, it turns out that the problem was that each person was using a particular word in a different way. Here’s a simple exercise to help get past this.

Column   |   January 15, 2015
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