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by Marc Rosenberg

Has technology in our schools come upon a significant barrier? Is it the schools themselves? Technology can improve learning, but we may never reach its full value if the context where it is used—the school—does not significantly change as well. There are efforts underway to change schools, but we still have to ask if they are enough. Read here about what it will take to change the game!

Column   |   September 9, 2014
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by Paul Clothier

For many companies, adapting eLearning content for use on smartphones is a first small step in providing learning content for mobile (mLearning). While redesign is always the best option, this article digs into deeper levels of adaptation and offers detailed guidance on ways to create effective mLearning from existing materials. And remember: Mistakes are your friends.

Feature   |   September 8, 2014
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by William West

The commitment to outsourcing means risking your reputation and success if not done right the first time. How do you spot a vendor’s weaknesses? How do you identify a mismatch before it’s too late? What about pricing? Here are the tips you need in this situation.

Tip   |   September 3, 2014
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by Jane Bozarth

Needs assessment is critical to success in instructional design, but it is often left out for no good reason. (Expediency is not a sufficient excuse.) Here are a baker’s dozen of questions to ask.

Column   |   September 2, 2014
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by Patti Shank

When experts use the term “informal learning,” they don’t mean exactly the same thing eLearning and learning practitioners do. The latest eLearning Guild research report “Informal Learning Takes Off,” written by Jane Hart, highlights the differences as well as some innovative approaches you may want to try.

Research   |   August 28, 2014
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by News Editor

In Boston, September 8 & 9, Kryon Systems, a leader in performance support and process automation, will share the latest performance support best practices and real-life examples. Read about these sessions, about Kryon, and about Leo, their performance support suite!

News   |   August 28, 2014
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by Andrew Hughes

Serious games are a great way to engage and entertain your workforce as you educate them. Here are some hints from the experts that will help you create and maintain effective immersive learning!

Tip   |   August 27, 2014
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by Nic Laycock

Nick Shackleton-Jones is BP’s director of online and informal learning. What are his strategic imperatives in an enterprise spanning every continent?

News   |   August 19, 2014
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by James Rasmussen

Even when the eLearning is well-designed, after completing it employees will need support at the moment they are actually trying to use what they learned. However, there may be no manager or coach or peer expert available in that moment to help them. Performance support, especially delivered on a mobile device, may be the ideal solution for this problem. Read about it here!

Feature   |   August 18, 2014
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by Art Kohn

Neuroscience has learned a lot about the way that the brain processes visual information. This article provides insights into the two distinct visual systems that operate concurrently and independently. Understanding these systems and how they work will provide instructional designers with important information bearing on ways to increase comprehension, retention, and transfer.

Column   |   August 14, 2014
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