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by Cynthia Alderman

Online learning has to contend with a lot of competition for a learner’s attention. Alternatives are always just a mouse-click or a finger-tap away. How can a designer counter the ever-present distractions? Here are a half-dozen quick ideas for getting and maintaining learner engagement.

Tip   |   July 16, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

Scripts are an important, make that vital, part of creating effective video. Unfortunately, most eLearning designers never receive any training in how to write a script that works! Here are six outstanding resources from the Guild archive that will help you put together professional, effective scripts.

Tip   |   July 15, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

Did you ever want to try something different in your eLearning or performance support production, but you were stymied because you didn’t know how? The eLearning Guild’s archive of content has thousands of resources waiting for you! This is the start of a series that delivers the best of what’s there, matched to your specific project needs.

Tip   |   July 9, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

The eLearning Guild has thousands of curated resources in its archive, but how do you find what you are looking for? It would be like searching for the proverbial needle in the legendary haystack if not for the Guild’s search tool. Here’s where to find the search tool and how to use it!

Tip   |   June 30, 2015
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by Diana Howles

Most virtual classrooms attempt to replicate live classroom lectures, which are known to be one of the least effective instructional approaches. The flipped classroom—converting lecture content into self-paced tutorials and reserving classroom time for interaction—is a proven approach that works. Here’s how to apply this idea to the virtual classroom.

Tip   |   June 10, 2015
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by Dan Merritts

The second screen, a term given to utilizing a second mobile device to access supplementary content or applications, is a powerful interactive component that can increase learner attention and engagement. Here are three things you can do to begin incorporating this technique into your eLearning designs.

Tip   |   May 19, 2015
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by Ben Muzzell

The shelf-life of knowledge is shrinking, and at the same time the amount of knowledge is growing. Maintaining currency of the workforce’s knowledge in an organization is a constant challenge that can only be met with a combination of learning and performance support. Here are some tips to help meet that challenge at the five moments of need.

Tip   |   May 13, 2015
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by Ronnie Duncan

A training program can help bridge cultural and workplace practice differences. Training delivered via eLearning modules or live online classes can be particularly effective, but it takes a lot of upfront work to get a successful program off the ground. Here are five keys that will help you design and deliver a successful global training program.

Tip   |   April 15, 2015
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by Sean Hougan

The number of learning management system (LMS) products and providers continues to increase, making the selection of an LMS more challenging than ever. Yet the benefits of choosing the right LMS the first time make the effort well worth it. Here are five basic tips to guide you, and an RFP (request for proposal) template to support your selection process.

Tip   |   April 8, 2015
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by Ben Muzzell

If you’re a manager or supervisor in a small-to-medium size business, you already know there’s never enough time for you to tackle every challenge you face. For example, how can you build a training program that is current, complete, effective, and affordable? Here’s a simple four-step process that starts with an “invisible” resource that you already have.

Tip   |   March 31, 2015
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