by Bill Brandon
The eLearning Guild’s second annual Performance Support Symposium, September 9 & 10 in Boston, was attended by over 200 professionals. Here is a summary and links to additional resources, plus the presentation of the latest Guild Master award to Marc Rosenberg.
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.
Are you an instructional designer looking for ways to infuse your work with a fresh approach? If so, the Guild Academy’s upcoming AGILE Instructional Design course may be a good option. Taught by an industry thought leader and master instructor, Conrad Gottfredson, the course employs the innovative GEAR methodology so you can apply your learning almost immediately.
The intention of instructional design theories and models is to ground or guide us in our learning design efforts to address learner and organizational needs. But do they all have equal value? Here is a summary of the research findings of M. David Merrill.
by News Editor
Industry leaders and educational experts with WCET, Mozilla, Blackboard, and Sage Road Solutions will explore the use of badges as powerful new tools to openly represent flexible portable learning and skill and competency achievements. The free MOOC will run September 9 to October 14, 2013. Read this press release for details and registration information.
by Bill Brandon
Performance support answers the question, “How do we give employees the information and guidance they require on the job at the moment of need?” The eLearning Guild presents the Performance Support Symposium 2013 on September 9 and 10 in Boston, Massachusetts. Attending the Symposium will give you a significant head start in this important area of practice. Read more about it here.
by Jane Bozarth
Steve Jobs once made the observation that diverse experience is important. Without that diversity, he said, “A lot of people … don't have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one's understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.” Here’s how to gain some perspective.
Video is a great resource for delivering content for learning, but it requires a lot of storage, and producing video that doesn’t have huge bandwidth requirements is another challenge. The combinations of ways to render video can be daunting. This article covers what you need to know about video compression, whether you are already using video or are just getting started!
by Jane Bozarth
Good practice is made up of work, and thought, and mistakes, and time. Things that look easy in the hands of a skilled professional are often the end result of years of practice and experience. Jane offers some sobering thoughts about what it takes to make things look easy.