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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 Joe Ganci

In many cases, eLearning consists more of passive reading and watching than it does activity. And research suggests that passive approaches are not effective. What is effective? Well, scenarios and simulations are, and they need not be difficult to create. This month’s review looks at SimWriter, one of the few tools that can help in this regard.

Review   |   December 23, 2014
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by Joe Ganci

Articulate launched Storyline 2 on September 16, and there are some very nifty features in this new version of a tool that has many fans. Here’s a rundown on the big changes!

Review   |   October 28, 2014
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by Joe Ganci

There’s a new crop of eLearning tools specifically designed for delivering learning through a cell phone. Smartphones are not practical vehicles for desktop-style eLearning, but they are great support for many learners-on-the-go. Here is the first of several reviews of new tools that are optimized for development of learning fit for cell phone screens without requiring programming skills.

Review   |   September 23, 2014
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by Joe Ganci

What does a veteran developer and reviewer of authoring tools learn over the years? Joe shares some of his lessons learned, about vendors and developers, about complacency, and about the right questions to ask when choosing authoring tools. Read this to benefit from Joe’s insights and experience!

Review   |   August 26, 2014
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by Joe Ganci

Adobe Presenter 10 is a video tool that offers many new and improved features, including the ability to publish to HTML5, and to deliver HD quality video to any device. Is it worth licensing? Find out here!

Review   |   July 22, 2014
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by Jennifer Neibert

Written as a follow-up to Michael Allen’s 2012 bestseller Leaving ADDIE for SAM, the recently released Leaving ADDIE for SAM Field Guide, by Richard Sites and Angel Green, is chock-full of checklists, worksheets, templates, and tools. The Field Guide is sure to become a go-to reference as you make the most of the Successive Approximation Model (SAM) in your organization.

Review   |   July 3, 2014
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by Joe Ganci

The near-universal availability of mobile devices capable of recording and sharing video is creating some excellent opportunities to reach learners no matter where they are, to engage them with the instructor and each other, and to create libraries of crowd-sourced problem solutions. Here is a review of a social eLearning platform that is among the first to leverage these possibilities.

Review   |   June 24, 2014
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by Jennifer Neibert

In his book Seven Attributes of Highly Effective Development Vendors, William West draws on more than two decades of experience working with many of the world’s most admired companies from the perspectives of both employee and external-development partner. West’s attributes can help guide those responsible for hiring vendors … and vendors themselves!

Review   |   June 19, 2014
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