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by Megan Torrance

The Experience API (xAPI), in connection with RFID tags or beacons, makes it possible to assess learning interactions that go beyond what SCORM can do. This is the first of several articles that will provide specific real-life examples of the kind of work that eLearning designers are doing today with the xAPI.

Spotlight   |   April 2, 2015
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by Ben Carmel

As we break away from discrete training efforts and move toward joining formal-personal and social-informal learning together in one continuous, systematic program, what are the steps and practices that will make that process smoother? How can we help people learn to function at a high level without the need for formal training? Here’s a thought-provoking look at some answers.

Feature   |   March 23, 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

Aquafadas will be debuting its new digital learning content authoring and distribution tools at Learning Solutions 2015. With two authoring platforms, Aquafadas makes it possible to build interactive training content and package it to an eBook, web app, or native mobile app for iOS and Android devices.

News   |   March 17, 2015
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by Chip Cleary

Companies are planning to spend more on training for front-line managers, but will this create better results? The challenge is getting what’s taught in the classroom and in eLearning to transfer to the job. This seems daunting, but physical therapists (PTs) routinely get this transfer to happen. Here are six tips, ideas from research and from the masters of misery, your friendly local PTs.

Feature   |   March 16, 2015
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by Pat Walsh

As you consider your learning and performance ecosystem, remember to include your physical spaces: meeting rooms and classrooms. In many cases, these rooms have limited technology to optimize learning and communication, although digital presentation solutions have been available for some time. This article presents some options that can result in deeper learning when properly used.

Feature   |   March 9, 2015
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by Hilary Albert, Manjit Sekhon

In a recent corporate MOOC, over 85 percent of the participants completed the training—17 times higher than the average academic MOOC. What drove those results?

Tip   |   March 4, 2015
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by Greg Ball

Not every eLearning production needs video, but some really do. Which ones? Here are the three times you should include video in your project.

Tip   |   February 18, 2015
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by Nic Laycock

DisasterReady.org is a newcomer to the global aid effort, born out of the need to rapidly train aid workers being deployed to the Pakistan floods of 2010. Today, over 40,000 aid workers from 190 countries have accessed the DisasterReady.org learning portal to enhance their preparedness for whatever assignment comes next. Meet the Director of this amazing three- person organization.

News   |   January 29, 2015
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by Joe Ganci

Among the ways to improve the effectiveness of the learning and performance ecosystem in an organization is to make good use of social media to support collaboration, and after instruction is complete, add support for learners until such time as they become proficient. More software is coming to support these approaches. Here is a review of one that works well.

Review   |   January 27, 2015
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