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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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by Bill Brandon

Darlene Christopher has written a book for new and experienced trainers alike that will guide them to delivery of instruction at a distance that is every bit as effective as it would be in the classroom. This one belongs on your shelf.

Review   |   January 21, 2015
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by James Marshall

“Media convergence is a paradigm for understanding educational convergence that is revolutionizing the educational structure and creating a space for digital stories.” So says the publisher of this book, which focuses on web-based transmedia storytelling edutainment as an educational strategy. Should you add it to your library? This review may help you decide.

Review   |   January 14, 2015
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by News Editor

Next-generation learning agency Brightwave has released a significant update to its total learning system tessello. Harnessing xAPI technology, tessello’s latest release includes new features such as structured learning pathways and event- booking modules, making the system one of the first on the market to combine formal learning with social, coaching, and collaborative tools.

News   |   December 11, 2014
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by News Editor

Intrepid Learning to focus exclusively on its award-winning cloud-based technology business built around its flagship Learning Hub and Corporate MOOC solutions.

News   |   November 25, 2014
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by Art Kohn

When the long-term training goal is retention and transfer of skills and knowledge, effective instructional design recognizes that certain key activities before and after a learning event (including eLearning and mLearning as well as instructor-led learning) are more important to success than what happens during the learning event. This article explains what pre-training is and its benefits.

Column   |   November 13, 2014
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by Nic Laycock

Vincent Van Gogh had no artistic education and suffered from depression and poverty all his life, yet created his own path of learning and improvement. What lessons did he leave for us? Ger Driesen has a few answers to that question.

News   |   October 30, 2014
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by News Editor

Refined Data Solutions announces the release of Refined Training LMS Version 3.2. This new release is full of custom extensions and enhancements and includes access to the new enterprise-grade Reports-4-Moodle functionality.

News   |   October 28, 2014
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by News Editor

Dashe & Thomson, an exhibitor at DevLearn 2014 Conference & Expo, announces a new approach to learning design that builds on research into the role of emotion in learning.

News   |   October 23, 2014
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by Jordan Opel

The future of every nation lies in its educational system and how well that system prepares students for success in science, technology, engineering, and math. Nowhere is that more true than in the United States, which lags the rest of the developing world in these fields. Here is a quick look at what is at stake, not only for the US, but for every nation.

Spotlight   |   October 9, 2014
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