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by Mark Teachout, Mike Dickinson

Managers, executives, and other clients often come to the training department with the solution to a perceived problem already in mind. They often have a laundry list that they believe the course should or must address. How can you direct the conversation to performance and not knowledge? Here’s a simple tool to turn things around: the Do—Know—Access triangle.

Feature   |   November 11, 2013
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by Inge de Waard

With so many new training technologies and trends appearing one after the other, we face a major challenge: ensuring a smooth, simple training environment for all our learners. Here’s a look at how to create a seamless learning environment. Check the parts that your training strategy covers and the parts that you can optimize or add.

Feature   |   November 4, 2013
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by Paul Clothier

Studies have shown that interactive video increases attention, engagement, recall, satisfaction, and time spent watching a video. Most interactive video has a marketing aim, but some pioneers are beginning to use it for learning. This article explains the concepts, gives an overview of the techniques, and provides some ideas for getting started.

Feature   |   October 28, 2013
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by Donna Wells

Recent news about facial recognition and tracking technology, and its potential use in adaptive eLearning, has intrigued some people and alarmed others. What exactly does this technology offer instructional designers, what are the benefits for learners, and what are the privacy concerns? This capability will begin showing up soon in authoring tools. Here is an overview from an early adopter.

Feature   |   October 21, 2013
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by Steve Foreman

Traditional learning management systems (LMSs) have not been useful in managing learning that happens during workplace activity, such as coaching and work assignments. The Experience API (also called “Tin Can” or “xAPI”) integrates learning and working. This final part of Steve’s series on LMSs explores the relationship between the LMS and the xAPI, and explains how the xAPI works.

Feature   |   October 14, 2013
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by Jennifer Neibert

Today’s instructional designers and eLearning developers are faced with an incredible amount of change. We work in a shifting business landscape, with new tools and processes, as we ensure our learners transfer knowledge and skills to on-the-job competence. AGILE instructional design is one approach that may help us meet these demands more quickly and effectively.

Feature   |   October 7, 2013
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by Mayra Villar

Long-standing ways of teaching and learning are challenged by more dynamic and collaborative ways of finding and exchanging context-relevant information. We need to start thinking beyond the traditional courses and educational environments. How can designers leverage social interactions and uniquely mobile experiences to better support learning? Here are some ideas from around the world.

Feature   |   September 30, 2013
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by Stephen Haskin

If your organization includes video in its eLearning media mix, managing that content involves some different issues compared to other media. Here is an overview of the issues, and some specifics for dealing with them.

Feature   |   September 23, 2013
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by David Kelly

In today’s fast-moving world, if you’re not moving forward, you’re falling behind. This is especially true in the learning profession right now. The eLearning Guild’s DevLearn Conference & Expo 2013 is the best way to follow the changing tides of our industry and to take control of your growth to keep your skills current.

Feature   |   September 16, 2013
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by Steve Foreman

Is your existing LMS becoming an L-M-MESS? When you installed your LMS, you expected it might grow and change—and you were right. Only now it may have turned into a beast, with everything from outdated courses to spam-like email notifications. Sound familiar? If so, you will want to read this installment in Steve’s series!

Feature   |   September 9, 2013
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