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by Marc Rosenberg

Focus groups can provide invaluable insight when used strategically for many analysis activities in the eLearning field, from needs assessment to usability to evaluating course effectiveness. Here is a complete, yet concise, guide to the what-when-how-who details that shape a focus group that will be a key resource for better decision-making.

Column   |   June 10, 2014
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by William West

Development of learning solutions is complex, and mobile solutions are even more challenging to create. Outsourcing development is often necessary, but can be risky. What should you look for in a prospective development partner as you do your due diligence? Here are seven attributes of highly effective development vendors, along with how to recognize them.

Feature   |   June 2, 2014
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by Nic Laycock

In South America, the remote and rugged terrain of Colombia’s coffee-growing region presented serious challenges to education. The answer turned out to be eLearning. Read here about the success of Universidad en el Campo, which has become a model program throughout South and Central America.

News   |   May 29, 2014
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by Bill Brandon

Dr. Donald Kirkpatrick, professor emeritus, University of Wisconsin, and creator of the Kirkpatrick Four-level Evaluation Model, passed away May 9, 2014 at the age of 90. We remember his life and his contributions to the field of workplace learning.

News   |   May 15, 2014
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by Marc Rosenberg

If the training department were a person, it might be having an existential crisis these days. So Marc set up a counseling appointment for the department with a professional therapist. Here’s a transcript of the session.

Column   |   May 13, 2014
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by Jennifer Neibert

Is your organization thriving … or are you merely surviving? And for those times when mobile learning is the perfect complement to your existing strategies, how can you take full advantage of its possibilities? This article takes a high-level look at the impact of mobile, data trends, and an organization’s learning culture to give today’s executives plenty of food for thought.

Feature   |   May 5, 2014
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by Bill Brandon

Clark Quinn’s latest book raises a lot of questions about the trajectory of the learning and development field and offers advice about process, architecture, and strategy for moving the profession and our practice forward.

Review   |   April 29, 2014
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by Andrew Hughes

What does it take to make an award-winning serious game? Technology and skills are important, but team dynamics make the essential difference. Andrew Hughes and his team at Designing Digitally share their lessons learned in this guide to team and process.

Feature   |   April 28, 2014
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by Megan Torrance

Agile project management is an approach for managing a creative project process, where team members accept and expect change throughout the life of the project. Here are the hallmarks of the agile process, and a way to begin learning how (and why) to put this effective, fluid approach to work for your eLearning development projects.

Feature   |   April 21, 2014
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by Christian Gainsbrugh

By now, you have probably heard of the Heartbleed exploit that may be one of the most extensive security vulnerabilities to have ever affected the Internet. We hope you have changed your passwords on affected sites by now! Here is an action guide for response to Heartbleed, written for eLearning professionals. Talk this over with your IT manager as soon as possible!

Spotlight   |   April 16, 2014
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