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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!