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by Art Kohn

Mention “assessment” and many of us think of “tests,” and of the associated anxiety. This can taint our thinking about evaluation within the corporate environment. But in fact assessment is a valuable tool that can aid improvement in learning and in business results. Here is a quick review of the benefits.

Column   |   May 20, 2015
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by Michael Hruska, Ashley Medford

The eLearning Guild and Learning Solutions Magazine continue to support the Experience API at our conferences and in our publications. In March, at the xAPI Camp held in Orlando, 17 presenters offered an update to the progress made by the xAPI and examples of the ways developers are incorporating it into applications. Here is a report on that camp, with links to some of the presentations.

Feature   |   May 18, 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 News Editor

Global Learning Support (GLS), a pioneer in the eLearning sector, announces the release of AC3, a simple and effective piece of cloud software designed to measure a student’s commitment to completing a course.

News   |   March 25, 2015
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by News Editor

HapYak Interactive Video, the leader in the interactive video space, announced today that its platform now creates more than 100 million data points monthly. Representatives from HapYak will be available at Learning Solutions 2015 to share their eLearning best practices.

News   |   March 25, 2015
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by News Editor

LearnUpon, a featured exhibitor at Learning Solutions 2015, announced today the launch of an iOS app version of their LMS. The app allows learners to complete their courses, exams, and surveys on their iPhones or iPads.

News   |   March 23, 2015
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by News Editor

RISC, an xAPI early-adopter, announces that xAPI Data Visualizations for cloud-based annotations has been incorporated into the VTA LMS with version 7.2.

News   |   March 18, 2015
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by Aaron Courdy, Donna Wells

We spend millions of dollars and countless hours in training our staff on how to deal with customers and partners. But what about training our customers directly? Research and countless company journeys, such as that of software leader Bluebeam, show that customer training is key to unlocking bottom-line business results that can range from increased profits to decreased customer attrition.

Feature   |   March 2, 2015
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by Clara Ng, Colleen Edwards

Diagnostic assessments—questions that evaluate a learner’s prior knowledge, experience, confidence level, motivations, interests, or personal needs—are useful in many ways. A diagnostic can shape personalized learning paths, put learners in the right courses, and help you determine where to allocate resources. Here’s a five-step process to help you design effective diagnostic assessments.

Feature   |   February 9, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

There is little doubt that, in order to play a strategic part in the future, learning and development (L&D) must measure results in terms of business benefit, and optimize those results. This means dealing in “big data” and going beyond ROI measures. Here is a step-by-step guide for L&D managers and executives.

Review   |   February 5, 2015
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