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by Marc Rosenberg

Last month, Marc looked at the importance of content curation and the consequences of ignoring it. This month, he outlines seven approaches to actually getting curation done—from culling to crowdsourcing, to algorithms and analytics, to syndication (and more)—and the factors to consider in selecting or combining the methods.

Column   |   July 12, 2016
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by Faith Brill

Does everyone define “learning” the same way? Do all the tools we use support optimal learning, given your definition? In this article, the author asserts that we don’t really have a clear, shared objective of what learning is and how it should occur, and she offers a concrete suggestion for an effective approach to resolve this dilemma.

Feature   |   July 4, 2016
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by Sharon Vipond

Last week, Guild Research published a new case study in the Research Insights Library about the use of interactive video to better educate and communicate with employees on health care plans, well-being programs, and retirement options. This overview explains what Aon Hewitt’s Consumer Experience practice did, why they did it, and the process they used to build the interactive video interface.

Spotlight   |   June 29, 2016
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by Clark Quinn

There is growing evidence that today’s learning, focused on presenting information and testing knowledge, is ineffective when it comes to producing meaningful outcomes for business. Is there a better way to create learning experiences? Clark Quinn lays out a fundamental model that incorporates the ways people naturally learn, together with some extensions he has found effective.

Feature   |   June 27, 2016
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by Stephen Haskin

Sound and action—movement—drive our response to movies, including videos, even more than the character dialog does. Yet few of us have a conscious awareness of how movement affects learner perception and response. Effective eLearning video can be so much more than talking heads and simple demonstrations. Here is a very basic introduction to the psychology of movement.

Spotlight   |   June 22, 2016
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by JD Dillon

Who makes the biggest difference in the success of employee workplace learning? Join JD as he reviews all the usual suspects. Is it a neo-noir mystery, or is it an open-and-shut story? Review the roles that exist in any organization, learn who actually makes or breaks employee learning, and find out five better ways to partner with that person.

Column   |   June 21, 2016
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by Marc Rosenberg

Knowledge doubles every year, and the shelf life of that knowledge gets smaller all the time. The amount of “stuff” on the Internet is overwhelming, and we could wear ourselves out trying to keep up with the new, refresh ourselves on the old, and keep track of what’s no longer valuable. A good content-curation strategy is your best hope, and here is a checklist to help you develop one.

Column   |   June 14, 2016
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by Viren Kapadia

“Big data” is a buzzword these days, and it affects our work in eLearning. However, big data’s scattered presence makes it difficult for L&D organizations to use it in the right way. Here are some ways that big data can add tremendous value to learning!

Spotlight   |   June 8, 2016
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by David James

Business today is more complex, unpredictable, and fast-paced than ever. For people to thrive and perform at pace, they need the support of faster, more agile, and digitally equipped learning and development (L&D). L&D organizations not meeting these new requirements risk disintermediation and becoming redundant. Your next action must be to change your L&D business model—here’s how!

Feature   |   June 6, 2016
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by Art Werkenthin

The ADL cmi5 committee has posted the Quartz version of the cmi5 specification to GitHub! If you don’t know what the cmi5 specification is, why it is important to your learning ecosystem, and how to find out more about it, you really need to read this announcement. And even if you do know about cmi5, you still need this information!

News   |   June 1, 2016
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