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by Joe Ganci

This month, Joe’s review covers one free tool and one that is definitely not free. They have different purposes, both have their interesting features, both have their limitations. This review will help you sort them out.

Review   |   February 24, 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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by Dave Buglass

“Digital is no longer a technology for organizations to implement; instead it’s very much become a mindset on how people operate and behave. We need to consider how we provide all of our colleague services in a modern and innovative manner that replicates the experiences they have every day in their normal lives,” says Tesco Bank’s Dave Buglass.

Review   |   January 29, 2015
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by Joe Ganci

Among the ways to improve the effectiveness of the learning and performance ecosystem in an organization is to make good use of social media to support collaboration, and after instruction is complete, add support for learners until such time as they become proficient. More software is coming to support these approaches. Here is a review of one that works well.

Review   |   January 27, 2015
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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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