Your Source for Learning
Technology, Strategy, and News
ARTICLES      RSS feed RSS feed
Type:     Topic:     Sort:

by Hilary Albert, Manjit Sekhon

In a recent corporate MOOC, over 85 percent of the participants completed the training—17 times higher than the average academic MOOC. What drove those results?

Tip   |   March 4, 2015
14    0

by Jane Bozarth

Editing your own work or the work of your subject matter experts (SMEs) is an important activity for instructional designers, but it takes focus to do it well. Here are some tips that will help you become a ruthless editor!

Column   |   March 3, 2015
22    2

by Joe Fournier

Mobile learning is one of those topics that’s so obviously important that everyone involved in workforce development and education needs to understand its breadth and width and then explore the little spaces in between. It deserves your focused examination and consideration. Here’s a review of a great place to start (or continue) your journey!

Review   |   February 25, 2015
8    0

by Cammy Bean

Responsive website design is the current darling of the web world and for good reason. Essentially, it means that content will respond to the screen size it detects. Here’s what you need to know about responsive design for eLearning, and some ideas to get you started using it in your projects!

Feature   |   February 23, 2015
37    6

by Greg Ball

Not every eLearning production needs video, but some really do. Which ones? Here are the three times you should include video in your project.

Tip   |   February 18, 2015
21    0

by Clara Ng, Colleen Edwards

Diagnostic assessments—questions that evaluate a learner’s prior knowledge, experience, confidence level, motivations, interests, or personal needs—are useful in many ways. A diagnostic can shape personalized learning paths, put learners in the right courses, and help you determine where to allocate resources. Here’s a five-step process to help you design effective diagnostic assessments.

Feature   |   February 9, 2015
19    3

by Jane Bozarth

Beliefs about learners can show up in an instructional designer’s work, often unwittingly. Sometimes it’s the beliefs of an SME or the client, sometimes it’s the designer’s assumptions. In online content converted from classroom materials, it can be the original designer’s unchallenged beliefs. This month, Jane looks at some ways assumptions and beliefs affect design decisions.

Column   |   February 3, 2015
26    5

by Bill Brandon

Beyond new developments in technology and new discoveries about how people learn, there is one thing that will revolutionize organizational learning strategies: developing and improving your organization’s learning and performance ecosystem. Here is our guide to the most significant things you can do in 2015.

Feature   |   January 19, 2015
16    0

by Art Kohn

It can happen that, in a class or in a discussion, people get into arguments and disagreements that keep everyone from making progress. Even worse, instead of learning, people only get frustrated, unhappy, and unproductive. Frequently, it turns out that the problem was that each person was using a particular word in a different way. Here’s a simple exercise to help get past this.

Column   |   January 15, 2015
15    1

by James Marshall

“Media convergence is a paradigm for understanding educational convergence that is revolutionizing the educational structure and creating a space for digital stories.” So says the publisher of this book, which focuses on web-based transmedia storytelling edutainment as an educational strategy. Should you add it to your library? This review may help you decide.

Review   |   January 14, 2015
6    0