by Nic Laycock
Welcome to Nic Laycock, our newest columnist! Nic will be reporting each month on eLearning in EMEA – Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In his first column, his focus is on the comments of Keri Facer, keynote speaker at PELeCON12 in the UK, about the nature of learning in an uncertain future.
by News Editor
(Press Release) MIT OpenCourseWare has released a new cross-disciplinary course list presenting the core academic materials, including lecture notes and videos, from 66 MIT entrepreneurship courses.
by Jane Bozarth
We all know that people hate change, and yet we are continually surprised that decision-makers have (apparently insuperable) objections to our ideas for applying technology. Maybe it’s our approach that’s the problem. Jane offers some ways to improve our pitches.
by Judy Unrein
Designers really need to know a lot about how people think and interact, yet so much of what we “know” turns out to be urban myth when researchers investigate. Fortunately, Susan Weinschenk has provided a handy, accessible, and affordable reference that fills in gaps and debunks the myths. Read the review here!
by Bill Brandon
Enterprises today are increasingly “projectized” – life in many enterprises is a “hairball,” according to Karen Soskin, and project management is the tool that tames that hairball. It is important that those who manage and participate in eLearning development be able to integrate into this methodology. Soskin explains the rationale in this video interview.
This week in the Photeo series, you will learn how to use Photoshop and After Effects to decompose images and to animate words and letters. These are essential skills in the creation of scavenger Photeos, and the process is faster than creating the same effects by using Flash!
by Mark Lassoff
by Bill Brandon
Project management is a critical competency for anyone in charge of the creation of eLearning, but it is difficult to find good advice tailored for this world. Lou Russell has written a definitive, practical guide to applying project management principles to the challenges of learning design and development.
by Mary Arnold
What’s your approach to “compliance” training? Many eLearning teams treat it as boilerplate; purely utilitarian, with minimal time and energy allotted to its creation. Yet there is a business case that supports more engaging treatment of the content. This month’s column presents that case – and the rewards of a creative approach for the eLearning team.
by Patti Shank
Do you have trouble getting “the right content” from subject matter experts? This is a typical problem that many instructional designers have. Fortunately, it is pretty easy to fix. Here’s how!