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by Jane Bozarth

How many issues do you face in delivering training to your organization? People widely dispersed geographically? Lack of learner availability? Employees who have to be covered across work shifts? No travel funds? If you aren’t using virtual meeting software to meet these challenges, maybe you should. Drop “webinar” from your vocabulary, and learn to use the virtual whiteboard! Here’s how!

Column   |   April 5, 2016
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by Marc Rosenberg

Knowledge management (KM) has had a rough go of it. Hot topic one year, dead the next, repeat. KM is important, so what can we do? This month’s column from Marc offers a start on gaining better understanding of what KM is, and what it can and can’t do. This time, we’ll think big but start smaller, learn as we go along, be ready to scale when needed. Here’s how!

Column   |   March 9, 2016
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by Jane Bozarth

In Cargo Cult Training, the designer or the leader replicates what he saw teachers do, capturing the artifacts of instruction without understanding what’s underneath. This happens in classrooms and in online instruction. Why does it happen, and what can you do about it (or avoid falling into it yourself)? Here are some answers.

Column   |   March 1, 2016
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by Marc Rosenberg

We all like to think we work in a positive learning culture, but that’s not always the case. Here are 10 key steps to building a positive learning culture that will succeed!

Column   |   February 9, 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 Marc Rosenberg

Have you heard someone utter those words? “This will revolutionize education, training, and/or learning and development!” How has that worked out for anyone? Technology may make learning more efficient, but that’s not the same thing as “more effective.” Here are Marc’s thoughts on revolution, evolution, and what makes the real difference.

Column   |   January 12, 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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by Marc Rosenberg

It’s the time of year when the experts weigh in with their pronouncements about what’s “out” and what’s “in,” so here is Marc’s totally non-scientific take on the ins and the outs for our field in 2016. Enjoy! (And feel free to leave your own prognostications and reactions in the Comments.)

Column   |   December 8, 2015
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by Jane Bozarth

Continuing the discussion of Richard Mayer’s “SOI” model (select, organize, integrate), this month’s column focuses on organizing information into meaningful wholes. Most slide-based authoring tools and old habits get us to think in terms of bullet points, but there are better ways! Here’s how to re-think content and concept information.

Column   |   December 1, 2015
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by Marc Rosenberg

Few things in life are certain. Even though we are sure that eLearning is certain to succeed, there are, unfortunately, lots of examples to the contrary. However, Marc says that you can count on three laws of eLearning failure. They are not beyond your control if you know what they are.

Column   |   November 10, 2015
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