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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.

Feature   |   February 8, 2016
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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.

Column   |   February 2, 2016
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by Seung Youn (Yonnie) Chyung, Valerie Gardin, Aly Summers, Kate Aument

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.

Feature   |   February 1, 2016
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by Seung Youn (Yonnie) Chyung, Valerie Gardin, Aly Summers, Kate Aument

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.

Feature   |   January 25, 2016
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by Bill Brandon

In the face of ongoing, even disruptive, change, where should you focus in 2016? How can you engage and challenge learners more effectively? Here are solid best practices and fresh advice to guide you!

Spotlight   |   January 21, 2016
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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.

Tip   |   January 20, 2016
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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.

Feature   |   January 18, 2016
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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.

News   |   January 12, 2016
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by Barbara Waxer

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!

Feature   |   January 11, 2016
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by Jane Bozarth

“It’s my habit at years’ end to recap what had my attention over the past 12 months and tie the themes to resolutions— things to keep in mind going forward into the new year.”

Column   |   January 5, 2016
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