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by Bill Brandon

Is dealing with informal learning like trying to catch lightning in a bottle? We know that informal learning is important to performance, but it’s a moving target and we don’t always understand it very well. Here are three articles, a research report, and an Online Forum that may help you to get a handle on workplace learning.

Spotlight   |   December 9, 2015
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by Nic Laycock

“The National Health Service is under massive pressure to deliver more, with less, and in ways not previously part of its DNA.” Ensuring high quality of patient care is the leadership challenge for the NHS—and its Leadership Academy has launched an integrated suite of progressively more-senior leadership development programs. Read about them and the role of eLearning in these initiatives!

News   |   October 29, 2015
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by Marc Rosenberg

Modern-day LMSs were born out of the new transactional capabilities of the Internet in the late 1990s. They are as much eCommerce as eLearning. LMSs can offer many products, process thousands of transactions, handle payments and delivery, and keep track of it all. This is a great value of LMSs. Without a good LMS, there would be chaos in the eLearning world. Why does Marc say he hates them?

Column   |   October 13, 2015
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by Jane Bozarth

“Which tool should I use?” If you hate to hear that “it all depends,” this article may give you a new perspective on that answer: “The best tools are the ones you’ll use, that meet your particular goals and needs—and the ones your audience likes.”

Column   |   October 6, 2015
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by Stephen Victor

A quick look around your workplace (or even the grocery store) tells you that most of us are always connected. Not only that, we also now know much more about the benefits of combining social and mobile technology for learning. Here are the background and the tips you may need to help you get started!

Feature   |   September 28, 2015
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by Norm Wu

Healthcare is at a crossroads. An aging population and a growing shortage of primary care physicians are factors pushing nurse practitioners and physician assistants into roles once filled by doctors. This in turn puts stress on educational institutions that must prepare them for these new responsibilities. Here’s how institutions are dealing with this challenge.

Feature   |   September 21, 2015
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by Lisa Minogue-White

With all of the choices available today to support learning, collaboration, and sharing and building knowledge, confusion about the best path for the learning journey can ensue. Here is a guide to making the most effective investments in learning by blending free, user-generated, and paid-for content.

Feature   |   August 31, 2015
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by Norm Wu

Hands-on learning through simulation is a cornerstone in 21st-century healthcare-professional school curricula. Simulations enable students to gain clinical proficiency by applying classroom and book knowledge to lifelike near-real clinical scenarios. By putting learning into action, students build clinical knowledge and skills. Here’s how it’s done at RFUMS in Chicago.

Feature   |   August 10, 2015
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by Nic Laycock

PricewaterhouseCoopers has established an academy in Lebanon that serves external customers and is the regional center of excellence in eLearning. Read all about this pioneering achievement here!

News   |   June 25, 2015
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by Atish Gonsalves

Logistical skills are critical for relief workers and humanitarian aid workers, but their “soft skills” are equally important—the nontechnical skills needed to effectively manage problems and work with others in high-stress situations. Thanks to the generous support of Cegos, DisasterReady.org is able to offer soft-skill courses to humanitarian aid workers at no cost.

Spotlight   |   June 16, 2015
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