by Chad Udell
We are now starting to see the rise of the term “enterprise mobility” to describe the trend of working outside an office environment while using mobile devices and cloud services to carry out business tasks. This trend is accelerating and will overtake most large enterprises in the next five years. Will you be ready for the impact of this change? Look to the TAO.
by Crystal Rose
The maker movement is shaping the next generation of engineers, designers, and innovators—your future employees. The rapid expansion of the maker movement is the result of the experimental, expressive, and sharable experience of the maker mindset. Gain insights into this global movement in this article!
As development software for eLearning, Flash has been dying since 2010. Adobe has changed the name to Animate CC, but the question now is, “Why would you continue to make Flash files?” And more importantly, what do you do about the legacy eLearning you have in Flash (that now runs in a lot fewer places, and with known security issues)? Here are some answers and some alternatives!
by Alex Khurgin
Lengthy, cognitively oppressive, and out-of-context lectures, and other formats are ineffective, boring, and resisted by employees. Faced with the challenges of constantly keeping employee skills upgraded, while not losing the retention battle or boring employees, organizations are looking for new methods to engage and keep staff. Read about microlearning, a key tool for getting results!
by Bill Brandon
The industrial-age model of instruction is working less and less well as traditional ways of working evolve and as technology facilitates self-determined learning. There are, however, more effective ways to learn that make use of that technology. Here are two powerful concepts that look to the present day and to the future!
As demonstrated in any number of recent Internet memes, the Disney princesses seem to be useful in revealing aspects of our world that might otherwise go unrecognized. This kind of analysis might be useful to shed some light on eLearning problems that we have become blind to. The result is a bit surprising!
by Neil Lasher
The Internet is a lot like the old Wild West in some ways, especially when it comes to thieves eager to get into your valuables. Are you educating your staff how to be more web savvy? Is web security part of your onboarding program? Are mobile devices within your managed defense? Here is a short essay on how not to be part of the low-hanging fruit the thieves are after.
by David James
How about this as a new mission statement for learning and development organizations? “Help people to do what they want to do, better.” Read that sentence carefully—there’s more there than meets the eye. People are already developing themselves professionally, without the involvement of L&D, because they want to do their jobs better. Here are five ways L&D can assist them—and should be doing so.
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.
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.