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by Janet Clarey

A degree in instructional design provides the skills to create effective instruction and to manage projects. It covers tools and technologies, theories and models. But nearly all programs leave a gap in the graduate’s skill set: the real-world business side of the profession. The Guild Academy has a way to fill that void with the essentials that will support your success!

Spotlight   |   January 30, 2014
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by Carol Leaman

Identifying the effect of transfer of knowledge to the job and on operational and financial results has long been a challenge for training managers who wish to demonstrate to executives the value of training, even though this has always been possible. Here is a look at how retrieval practice, which is grounded in research, supports the needed link.

Feature   |   January 20, 2014
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by Jennifer Neibert

With a multitude of tools, technologies, platforms, and systems on the market, learning executives face a dizzying array of options to support formal and informal learning and performance. Building a cohesive strategy that spans multiple technologies is a serious undertaking, fraught with challenges. What’s a leader to do? Discover a learning ecosystem mindset that integrates them all.

Spotlight   |   January 15, 2014
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by Marc Rosenberg

Training activity that doesn’t produce business value is primarily wasted. Here is the story of a training organization that believed it was creating value, but saw it in terms of its own desires, rather than servicing and supporting the key needs of the business, as defined by the business. Scary stuff. Don’t try this at home.

Column   |   January 14, 2014
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by Jane Bozarth

As 2013 fades away, take time to remember and apply what we learned. Here’s a summary of some key ideas from Nuts and Bolts.

Column   |   January 7, 2014
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by Jennifer Neibert

We’ve all had one of “those” days. You know the ones. You’ve got more items on your to-do list than hours in the day. Your eLearning budgets are shrinking by the minute. And your sanity? Where did it go? Thankfully, The eLearning Guild is here to help! With 138 Tips on Saving Time, Money & Sanity in Your eLearning—a free eBook—you’ll be back to good before you know it!

News   |   January 7, 2014
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by Bill Brandon

Where are we, as eLearning practitioners, headed in 2014? Will our track be “the usual”? Or will it be “moving beyond business as usual”? We have more options than ever. Here are some thoughts on how to use them in the coming year.

Feature   |   December 23, 2013
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by News Editor

The ROI Institute and Qualcomm have announced a special ROI Certification focusing on learning through technology. The five-day training curriculum will help creators of eLearning, mLearning, and blended learning show the value of their programs. Read about it here!

News   |   December 12, 2013
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by Marc Rosenberg

Does everything that’s done in the name of learning always make sense? Here are 11 stories about performance improvement gone awry, from getting away (far, far away) from the office to total makeover to the edifice complex and more. Enjoy!

Column   |   December 10, 2013
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by John Sadowski

If learning is so important to organizational success, why do so many training departments (including those who invest heavily in eLearning initiatives) struggle to get the funding they need? Mature learning organizations get the funding that others do not. Here are the critical success factors, and some key guidelines for developing a mature learning operation.

Feature   |   December 9, 2013
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