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by Joanne Wells

The success and popularity of Pokémon Go confirm what eLearners have known for a long time: A digital interface, engaging interactions, gamification, and a focus on action lead to user engagement. Here are three ways to help keep your performance and eLearning management strategies in step to help employees grow and develop.

Spotlight   |   September 15, 2016
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by Pamela Hogle

Adult learners come to training with different levels of knowledge and different gaps. Guild Master Jean Marrapodi talks about how to teach to the “holes” in the Swiss cheese—how to design training when you can’t assume that everyone has the same foundation.

Interview   |   September 15, 2016
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by Pamela Hogle

What’s the best way to provide training? Learning occurs in a variety of situations and for different purposes. Delivering information in an appropriate format and using an appropriate means of delivery can make it more accessible and therefore more useful to employees. Ask yourself these five questions before choosing an eLearning format.

Spotlight   |   September 14, 2016
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by Mamta Khanna

Although in theory a virtual classroom should duplicate the environment of a physical classroom, that is not the most effective way to think about virtual instructor-led training (VILT). In fact, the VILT environment can be even better and foster greater participation. Here are four tips to help you make that happen!

Tip   |   September 14, 2016
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by News Editor

Learnnovators and Clark Quinn have created a course on “Workplace of the Future.” The free course is now available. This first- of-its-kind project models deeper design and advanced presentation style, including development under real-world constraints, baked-in best practices, experiential learning, collaborative social media, and open navigation. A link to the course is in this article.

News   |   September 12, 2016
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by Pamela Hogle

Clear goals and a design that focuses on these goals are what moves eLearning from forgettable to successful. Keeping the questions presented here—and their answers—firmly in mind throughout the design process can help.

Spotlight   |   September 7, 2016
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by Pamela Hogle

When targeting training to adults, eLearning designers cannot safely assume any technical knowledge unless the training is specifically geared toward a technical audience. Learners might have learned to use specific tools or instruments for their work, but that does not necessarily translate to ease with email, social networks, or even a computer mouse.

Spotlight   |   September 1, 2016
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by Pamela Hogle

Learners retain information presented visually better than information presented only as text. Microlearning videos, as part of an eLearning strategy, enhance the effectiveness of training. Create low-budget, high-engagement microlearning videos with free tools!

Spotlight   |   August 31, 2016
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by Joe Ganci

Even though Axonify says it is not a learning management system (LMS), it has definite similarities to one. But it goes even further into the world of building, measuring, and adjusting employee knowledge in larger enterprises. Journey into that world and see why Axonify calls itself an “employee knowledge platform.” It seems to be leading a very good trend in many respects.

Review   |   August 30, 2016
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by David Wood

Are you looking for help developing eLearning content? The fast-growing freelance market can provide a wealth of skills and expertise that is cost-effective, flexible, and agile. These 10 tips will help you hire the best eLearning freelancer.

Tip   |   August 30, 2016
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