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by Joe Ganci

In March 2014, Raptivity launched a beta tool called Raptivity Linker. The tool allows developers to link standalone Raptivity interactions into short interactive learning modules. Here’s a first look at the tool and what it does!

Review   |   May 1, 2014
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by Bill Brandon

Clark Quinn’s latest book raises a lot of questions about the trajectory of the learning and development field and offers advice about process, architecture, and strategy for moving the profession and our practice forward.

Review   |   April 29, 2014
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by Joe Ganci

This is the second of two mini-review articles Joe has done this spring, responding to your requests for information about tools you may never have seen reviewed. But being unknown doesn’t mean these tools don’t have strengths and unique characters! Enjoy the grand tour!

Review   |   April 22, 2014
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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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