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by Joe Ganci

Last month, Joe invited readers to tell him which lesser-known tools they wanted him to review. He’s chosen the most-requested, and here are his mini-reviews and ratings of those five. Bonus: some late- breaking news!

Review   |   March 25, 2014
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by Jennifer Neibert

In Interface Design for Learning, Dorian Peters weaves together her work as a designer and specialist in user experience to give readers dozens of evidence-based strategies for designing effective learning experiences. Anyone tasked with creating learning interfaces, or curious about how design affects learning, should consider Peters’s book a must-have reference.

Review   |   March 12, 2014
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by Joe Ganci

Joe has reviewed many of the better-known authoring and eLearning development tools. There are many other tools that don’t get much market recognition, yet they have enthusiastic users. Here’s your chance to tell Joe which ones you would like to know more about—he’ll provide summary reviews later this year for the most-requested and those he considers the best.

Review   |   February 25, 2014
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by Jennifer Neibert

Games, simulations, virtual worlds, alternate reality games (ARGs), and 3-D immersive environments… For anyone curious about the relationship between these mediums, or looking for commonsense guidance for designing such experiences, make a note to add Koreen Olbrish Pagano’s Immersive Learning to your reading list in 2014.

Review   |   February 12, 2014
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by Joe Ganci

Instructional designers today must know one or more development tools, but for most people it isn’t possible to be both a great instructional designer and an excellent developer, resulting in more poor examples of eLearning. Joe looks at what we need today.

Review   |   January 28, 2014
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by Joe Ganci

Another year is ending, and there has been a lot of change in the eLearning landscape, including the entry of mobile learning into the mainstream and much experimentation in methods and modes of delivery. Tools have added more features to support new ideas, and Joe’s review of the year’s tools should be helpful to you as you consider changes to your own authoring choices.

Review   |   December 30, 2013
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by Clark Quinn

Performance support is not a new concept, but it is undergoing a renaissance; the appearance of new resources for performance support design is providing help and structure for practitioners who wish to add this important discipline to their repertoire. Gottfredson and Mosher make an excellent contribution in this regard, as you will learn in this review of their new book.

Review   |   December 26, 2013
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by Joe Ganci

PowerPoint add-in tools have been around for quite some time, and none of them has captured the market or the imagination of eLearning designers as much as Articulate Studio. Here’s an in-depth look at the features of Articulate Studio ’13, the first update of Studio since 2008.

Review   |   November 26, 2013
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by Marc Rosenberg

Performance support is in the midst of its second revival. The first time around, every performance support project was a custom development job. Today, a new category of tools makes it much easier to create resources that support work at the moment of need. In this review, meet Leo, a proven way to help people get their work done.

Review   |   November 26, 2013
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by Joe Ganci

Adobe Presenter is an eLearning development tool that plugs into Microsoft PowerPoint. Adobe recently released version 9 of the tool, adding 15 new features. Joe reviews them here and comments on the new Adobe pricing model.

Review   |   October 22, 2013
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