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by Bill Brandon

Improving and expanding your skills is always a worthwhile investment! Regardless of your specific job title, level of experience, responsibilities, or organizational setting, the Guild Academy offers a broad range of educational opportunities that will help you master career-critical skills and knowledge.

Tip   |   August 18, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

In some organizations, leaders have not yet understood that mobile devices—specifically, smartphones—can play an important part in development of employee skills and performance. Here is an article, a couple of videos and handouts, and a set of case studies that you may find helpful in preparing to make your case.

Tip   |   August 5, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

Audio—in other words, sound—is a key sensory element in eLearning productions. In a good production, audio can engage learners, it can add to the information the learners receive, and it can provide important cues. There are many resources in The eLearning Guild’s archives to help you include audio in your productions. Here are six examples.

Tip   |   July 22, 2015
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by Cynthia Alderman

Online learning has to contend with a lot of competition for a learner’s attention. Alternatives are always just a mouse-click or a finger-tap away. How can a designer counter the ever-present distractions? Here are a half-dozen quick ideas for getting and maintaining learner engagement.

Tip   |   July 16, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

Scripts are an important, make that vital, part of creating effective video. Unfortunately, most eLearning designers never receive any training in how to write a script that works! Here are six outstanding resources from the Guild archive that will help you put together professional, effective scripts.

Tip   |   July 15, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

Did you ever want to try something different in your eLearning or performance support production, but you were stymied because you didn’t know how? The eLearning Guild’s archive of content has thousands of resources waiting for you! This is the start of a series that delivers the best of what’s there, matched to your specific project needs.

Tip   |   July 9, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

The eLearning Guild has thousands of curated resources in its archive, but how do you find what you are looking for? It would be like searching for the proverbial needle in the legendary haystack if not for the Guild’s search tool. Here’s where to find the search tool and how to use it!

Tip   |   June 30, 2015
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by Diana Howles

Most virtual classrooms attempt to replicate live classroom lectures, which are known to be one of the least effective instructional approaches. The flipped classroom—converting lecture content into self-paced tutorials and reserving classroom time for interaction—is a proven approach that works. Here’s how to apply this idea to the virtual classroom.

Tip   |   June 10, 2015
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by Dan Merritts

The second screen, a term given to utilizing a second mobile device to access supplementary content or applications, is a powerful interactive component that can increase learner attention and engagement. Here are three things you can do to begin incorporating this technique into your eLearning designs.

Tip   |   May 19, 2015
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by Ben Muzzell

The shelf-life of knowledge is shrinking, and at the same time the amount of knowledge is growing. Maintaining currency of the workforce’s knowledge in an organization is a constant challenge that can only be met with a combination of learning and performance support. Here are some tips to help meet that challenge at the five moments of need.

Tip   |   May 13, 2015
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