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by Bill Brandon

Our colleagues in the IT department began talking about SMAC technologies several years ago, and slowly these have been making their way into instructional design and development. Here are four selections from The eLearning Guild archives for your consideration.

Tip   |   September 23, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

Learning management systems have been important for learning in many organizations for years, and they continue to be important as new technologies appear. However, there are new strategic questions that affect LMS selection and use. Here are five resources from The eLearning Guild’s archives that will provide examples and ideas that may match your challenges!

Tip   |   September 15, 2015
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by Max Yoder

Planning to include a video in your next eLearning production? Write the script first! Working from a script saves time and makes editing go much better, as you will learn from this article.

Tip   |   September 9, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

The eLearning Guild offers more opportunities and resources for your professional development than can be easily counted, but here are 21 of them (maybe more than that) for your consideration.

Tip   |   September 3, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

Over the last year, the Experience API (xAPI or Tin Can) has come into its own, with many organizations implementing it as a key part of their eLearning practice. Here are 10 resources, from the archives and from the upcoming DevLearn 2015 Conference, that will help you follow in their footsteps.

Tip   |   September 2, 2015
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by Shannon Poser

Here are five tips for creating—and maintaining—an innovative training concept. By making your program unique to your company and intriguing to your staff, “distinctifying” it on a continual basis, and eliminating what doesn’t work, you not only engage your employees, you also ensure success.

Tip   |   September 1, 2015
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by John Parsons

Video for eLearning is not just recorded lectures (long and boring) or high-end productions (long and expensive). It’s time to re-imagine video as a collection of shorter pieces—eLearning content that you can reuse and recycle—to reduce costs and increase our courseware flexibility.

Tip   |   August 19, 2015
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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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