by Joe Ganci
Another year is ending, and there has been a lot of change in the eLearning landscape, including the entry of mobile learning into the mainstream and much experimentation in methods and modes of delivery. Tools have added more features to support new ideas, and Joe’s review of the year’s tools should be helpful to you as you consider changes to your own authoring choices.
Most people learn about their jobs informally, from colleagues and mentors, and by observing (or asking) more experienced employees. Learn here about two key types of informal learning, and how a central knowledge hub can encourage unofficial, unscheduled, and impromptu learning, while making it available to the entire organization—without killing it by making it formal.
by Jane Bozarth
One of the most basic, seemingly most simple, elements of instruction—giving directions—seems like it ought to be so easy. Unfortunately, “simple” often turns out to be anything but “easy.” Giving clear instructions is something of an art, and here are some resources to support mastering it.
by Joe Ganci
PowerPoint add-in tools have been around for quite some time, and none of them has captured the market or the imagination of eLearning designers as much as Articulate Studio. Here’s an in-depth look at the features of Articulate Studio ’13, the first update of Studio since 2008.
Performance support is in the midst of its second revival. The first time around, every performance support project was a custom development job. Today, a new category of tools makes it much easier to create resources that support work at the moment of need. In this review, meet Leo, a proven way to help people get their work done.
by Patti Shank
The 2013 Authoring Tools Research Report provides a great deal of valuable information about eLearning practitioner’s choice of authoring tools. This month’s Research column explores the last half of the Report, which contains an in-depth analysis of respondents’ view of the importance of individual asynchronous eLearning authoring tool features.
by News Editor
Leveraging nearly two decades of eLearning experience, easygenerator recently embarked on an ambitious journey to re-create their product from scratch. The result is an entirely new, web-based authoring tool that enables users to create engaging, high-impact learning experiences—and the first iteration is available for free.