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by David Wood

We sometimes discover that solving a business problem requires a new, innovative approach to learning. Then we go off to look for innovation, but in all the usual places. While this can be a comfortable path, it is also a way to only come up with the same answers we already know well. There are ways to avoid this kind of disappointment, and this article will help you find them.

Spotlight   |   August 9, 2016
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by Marc Rosenberg

We search for something on the web, or on our organization’s intranet, only to find tons of outdated, irrelevant content. It seems we find it too easy to publish content and too bothersome to update or “unpublish” it. How do you avoid creating a content curation mess? Marc offers four guidelines for content expiration.

Column   |   August 9, 2016
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by Pamela Hogle

Content curation is an essential element of any eLearning strategy; it can help cement learning, boost performance, and save employees’ time. Here are seven reasons to make content curation an essential element of your learning strategy.

Spotlight   |   August 3, 2016
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by JD Dillon

Skepticism. Doubt. Snap judgment. One of these is not like the others. Skepticism can be a healthy means of suspending judgment, as long as impartial investigation follows. Doubt can be a natural response to risk, and it can be overcome. But snap judgment, if a habit, may do more harm than good. If you’re vulnerable to that habit, here are five practical ways to overcome it.

Column   |   July 19, 2016
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by Doreen Lorenzo

This is the first of a number of short interviews with leaders in learning and development (L&D) about their approaches for creating effective learning, and about the technologies they are adopting to deliver it. Catriona Moriarty answers questions about the changing culture of work today, how L&D fits within the energy technology provider where she works, and about leveraging virtual reality.

Interview   |   July 13, 2016
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by Marc Rosenberg

Last month, Marc looked at the importance of content curation and the consequences of ignoring it. This month, he outlines seven approaches to actually getting curation done—from culling to crowdsourcing, to algorithms and analytics, to syndication (and more)—and the factors to consider in selecting or combining the methods.

Column   |   July 12, 2016
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by JD Dillon

Who makes the biggest difference in the success of employee workplace learning? Join JD as he reviews all the usual suspects. Is it a neo-noir mystery, or is it an open-and-shut story? Review the roles that exist in any organization, learn who actually makes or breaks employee learning, and find out five better ways to partner with that person.

Column   |   June 21, 2016
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by Stacy Lindenberg

Onboarding begins before a new employee comes to work the first day, and an ongoing onboarding process is essential to assimilating, retaining, and engaging the people you worked hard to find and recruit. It also brings new hires up to speed more quickly and boosts proficiency and contribution. Here’s how the best companies approach onboarding, including leveraging technology.

Feature   |   June 20, 2016
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by Marc Rosenberg

Knowledge doubles every year, and the shelf life of that knowledge gets smaller all the time. The amount of “stuff” on the Internet is overwhelming, and we could wear ourselves out trying to keep up with the new, refresh ourselves on the old, and keep track of what’s no longer valuable. A good content-curation strategy is your best hope, and here is a checklist to help you develop one.

Column   |   June 14, 2016
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by Viren Kapadia

“Big data” is a buzzword these days, and it affects our work in eLearning. However, big data’s scattered presence makes it difficult for L&D organizations to use it in the right way. Here are some ways that big data can add tremendous value to learning!

Spotlight   |   June 8, 2016
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