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by Richard Butler

No matter what kind of eLearning you are developing, one of your goals is to engage and hold onto the learners. Before you can do that, you have to capture them—get their minds engaged. According to Carmen Taran, you have about 30 seconds to do this, and here is a review of the book in which she shows you the techniques that will do just that.

Review   |   May 1, 2013
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by Joe Ganci

Lectora from Trivantis is not a newcomer to the eLearning development tool market. However, the latest version is an overhaul from the ground up, and in this review, Joe reports that it feels like a brand-new tool.

Review   |   April 23, 2013
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by Joe Ganci

GoAnimate is cloud-based software that creates animated videos. These can be very effective for eLearning applications and much less expensive than live action shoots. Here’s a thorough review of everything that GoAnimate offers.

Review   |   March 26, 2013
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by Jennifer Neibert

In their new book, Into the Heart of Meetings, Mike van der Vijver and Eric de Groot delve into processes defining the power of meetings as a means of communication. With case studies, practical ideas, and thoughtful suggestions for effective meeting design, the book can help us design successful meetings and ensure desired outcomes for our courses and learners.

Review   |   March 13, 2013
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by Joe Ganci

Techsmith’s Camtasia 8 is a complete reboot, rewritten from scratch, and it is attracting attention not only from eLearning developers but also from video production professionals and even from consumer periodicals. This is a beautiful tool to add to your kit, and you can read all about it here!

Review   |   February 26, 2013
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by Jennifer Neibert

With curiosity and candor, Tiffany Shlain set out to make a film answering one question: What does it mean to be connected in the 21st century? The result is her critically-acclaimed documentary and personal memoir, Connected, in which she explores the visible and invisible connections that link us as humans to one another, to the major issues of our time, and to the world at large.

Review   |   February 20, 2013
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by Bill Brandon

This is an outstanding tutorial for Google+, or G+ for short. If you are new to G+ and feeling overwhelmed, this is your guide. If you don’t know anything about G+, Kawasaki’s book will provide the basics. If you weren’t impressed with G+ when you tried it right after launch, Guy will give you an updated appreciation for what the service offers.

Review   |   January 31, 2013
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by Joe Ganci

The ReadyGo authoring tool is one of those that always seems to be unknown to most eLearning developers. This review should definitely get ReadyGo on your radar!

Review   |   January 22, 2013
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by Bill Brandon

In her significantly updated and expanded edition of Teach Beyond Your Reach, Robin Neidorf provides new and experienced distance educators with best practices and examples, an overview of tools and platforms, and strategies for dealing with key issues. Read the review here!

Review   |   January 15, 2013
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by Joe Ganci

What happened this year? Historians will see 2012 as the tipping point for eLearning tools. Joe reviews the past 366 days (goodbye, leap year) and the highlights in the world of design and development software.

Review   |   December 26, 2012
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