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by Michael Hruska, Ashley Medford

The eLearning Guild and Learning Solutions Magazine continue to support the Experience API at our conferences and in our publications. In March, at the xAPI Camp held in Orlando, 17 presenters offered an update to the progress made by the xAPI and examples of the ways developers are incorporating it into applications. Here is a report on that camp, with links to some of the presentations.

Feature   |   May 18, 2015
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by Steve Lowenthal

Supporting today’s agile organization with training solutions alone is difficult. And while instructor-led training, eLearning, and blended solutions will continue to be important parts of the L&D toolkit, we also need solutions that address pressing matters and move at the same speed our businesses move. Mentored tasks may be exactly the performance support solution you have been looking for.

Feature   |   May 11, 2015
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by Ian Huckabee

Performance support clearly benefits from technological change. Our new mobility creates demand for shorter content and personalized learning experiences and for support to fill gaps in that content. Can learning departments keep performance support integrated with training initiatives and support the huge range of learners’ devices? Here are some thoughts on meeting this challenge.

Feature   |   May 4, 2015
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by Nicholas Bird, Jay Davenport

How would you make learning about property sales and loan securitization interesting and enjoyable? At Wyndham Vacation Ownership, the answer was to build a game. Because business development and financial skills are critical to the company, the game is an important part of the leadership development program, available to all associates. Here’s what a team at Wyndham built.

Feature   |   April 27, 2015
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by Megan Torrance

Agile project management offers project teams the ability to refine scope, check in often with project sponsors, develop and release iteratively, and estimate tasks at a very granular level. It’s a solid method that expects and accepts change. The promise is huge. But there’s a catch: Your team, your clients, your boss, and your SMEs must all be on board with it.

Feature   |   April 20, 2015
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Topics Covered: Project Management

by Lorna Collier

As mobile devices, apps, and other new learning tools have become available, so has the demand for education to teach learning professionals how to use them. What should you know if you are interested in an online degree or certificate in instructional design? If you need more focused skill development, are there options that require less time and lower investment? Here are some answers!

Feature   |   April 13, 2015
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by Ann Fandrey, Annette McNamara

For instructional designers whose product is one that learners will think of as a “course”—an online higher education offering, a MOOC, a corporate online class, even the dreaded webinar—the learners’ experience is critical to success. We can borrow techniques from web strategists to ensure that the content on sites is relevant and useful. Here are some ideas you can start using today.

Feature   |   April 6, 2015
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by Pam Boiros

Even though the need for a strategic learning program may be clear, you may need to convince the rest of your organization to jump on board. However, building a business case for a learning solution involves much more than a static business plan. Want to understand what business case success looks like? Here’s a blueprint.

Feature   |   March 30, 2015
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by Ben Carmel

As we break away from discrete training efforts and move toward joining formal-personal and social-informal learning together in one continuous, systematic program, what are the steps and practices that will make that process smoother? How can we help people learn to function at a high level without the need for formal training? Here’s a thought-provoking look at some answers.

Feature   |   March 23, 2015
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by Chip Cleary

Companies are planning to spend more on training for front-line managers, but will this create better results? The challenge is getting what’s taught in the classroom and in eLearning to transfer to the job. This seems daunting, but physical therapists (PTs) routinely get this transfer to happen. Here are six tips, ideas from research and from the masters of misery, your friendly local PTs.

Feature   |   March 16, 2015
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