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by Stephen Haskin

Making video for eLearning might have some of the same steps as for a Hollywood production, but it’s not the same in many other ways. In eLearning, we have to work harder and smarter for our productions to work for our audience. The hardest question to answer about eLearning video is, “How much will it really cost to make?” Here is how you can answer that question.

Feature   |   February 16, 2015
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by Clara Ng, Colleen Edwards

Diagnostic assessments—questions that evaluate a learner’s prior knowledge, experience, confidence level, motivations, interests, or personal needs—are useful in many ways. A diagnostic can shape personalized learning paths, put learners in the right courses, and help you determine where to allocate resources. Here’s a five-step process to help you design effective diagnostic assessments.

Feature   |   February 9, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

Both human resources and learning and development are evolving, but at different speeds in different organizations: some quickly, some not so much. We hope they are becoming more strategic and more relevant, but how can we be sure we are doing the right things to make it so? This interview with Gene Pease offers an introduction to an evolving science and the analytics that are so important.

Feature   |   February 2, 2015
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by Kate Pasterfield

More and more organizations are using serious games, but for many more groups they are new methodology. Here is a quick look at the use of serious games as a workplace training tool and some of the jargon associated with them.

Feature   |   January 25, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

Beyond new developments in technology and new discoveries about how people learn, there is one thing that will revolutionize organizational learning strategies: developing and improving your organization’s learning and performance ecosystem. Here is our guide to the most significant things you can do in 2015.

Feature   |   January 19, 2015
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by Lisa Minogue-White

With advances in technology, personalized learning is coming into its own after years of discussion and false starts. In particular, viral-implementation techniques and value-chain analysis can greatly assist adoption of personalization by providing what amounts to scaffolding and by reducing resistance to change from employees and management alike. Here are some ideas you will find useful!

Feature   |   January 12, 2015
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by Amber Rasmussen

Many organizations have made significant investments in SharePoint for its content management capabilities. Yet SharePoint is underutilized by the majority of these organizations as a learning management system, an application in which it offers significant benefits. This article gives a snapshot of these for your consideration.

Feature   |   January 5, 2015
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by Ben Muzzell

Large formal training programs feel tangible and impressive. Unfortunately, they may also be cumbersome, inefficient, and quickly outdated. Research also indicates that optimal learner focus only lasts about 10 to 18 minutes. “Microlearning” can make content more visible, extendable, reusable, and up to date while offering minimal disturbance to the daily work schedule. Read about it here!

Feature   |   December 29, 2014
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by Tobes Kelly

While all those invitations to play Candy Crush on Facebook may be an annoyance, they are also a lesson for eLearning designers in the allure of social gaming. Social games hold a certain appeal for playing. If L&D pros could harness the power of social gaming in their current efforts, the results could be epic. Here are some keys to incentivize learner participation!

Feature   |   December 22, 2014
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by Megan Torrance

We account for the unknown in project planning by padding our estimates of time and budget. Everyone does it, out of fear of the consequences of failing to meet commitments. A key shift necessary in adopting agile project management is to shed this mode of estimating the work at hand. Here is some expert advice on becoming fearless.

Feature   |   December 15, 2014
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