by Bucky Dodd
The majority of our work in eLearning design is performed in the invisible: discovering what is in the minds of subject matter experts and translating it into solutions. This requires finding a way to make our practices visible. The solution? An idea canvas: a shared language for modeling learning environments. This article explains how to create one and how to use it.
by Jane Bozarth
Does an instructional designer or other training practitioner need a specialized degree in order to work effectively? There’s a lot of debate about this. You should read this article and Jane’s suggestions, and decide what works for you. There’s not just one answer.
Scenario-based learning and integrated branching strategies may support transfer of higher cognitive learning outcomes associated with problem solving, decision-making skills, or work-based practice. In this article, you will find an example of scenario-based learning applied to training restaurant personnel to deal with a situation with a high emotional component.
eLearning developers, especially novices, should be able to use scenario-based content design, a strategy that gets eLearning outside the “page-turner” box and engages learners more effectively. This article shows you how developers at Boise State University used a rapid eLearning development (RED) tool to create a scenario-based product for computer lab staff.
by David James
On Monday, our feature article addressed the frustrations employees feel as they struggle to keep up with advances in knowledge and practice, and offered general advice about strategy. In this article you will find additional tips that will help you direct your efforts in focused approaches that will lead to results.
by Bill Brandon
In more and more professions, employees struggle to keep up with advances in knowledge and practice, and we are not doing enough of the right things to help them in that effort. Essentially, learning is in a race with technology, and it is losing. In order to address the situation, here is a suggestion for reframing what we in L&D do.
by News Editor
Engagement is key to effective eLearning, but it isn’t always easy to achieve. The eLearning Guild’s new eBook, Engagement That Works: Tips from Learning Solutions Thought Leaders, offers tips from 39 experts to will help you get and hold learners’ attention.
Dealing with copyright when adding images or other media to your eLearning is a major concern—or it should be. It doesn’t help that there is much incorrect information floating around on this topic. Here’s an article that may help you to stay out of trouble!