cmi5, the new specification from ADL, is solving many of the persistent problems with SCORM that learners, as well as content developers, have had to contend with. Here’s an update on how Sandstone, the current beta of cmi5, is addressing the issues of pop-up windows, distributed content, and data storage.
by RK Prasad
Blended learning (also known as hybrid or mixed-mode) combines classroom instruction with online methods. It can help you launch eLearning, it can help you make classroom courses more cost effective, and it can provide many other benefits, including better results. Here are some ideas to get you started.
by Bill Brandon
Is dealing with informal learning like trying to catch lightning in a bottle? We know that informal learning is important to performance, but it’s a moving target and we don’t always understand it very well. Here are three articles, a research report, and an Online Forum that may help you to get a handle on workplace learning.
It’s the time of year when the experts weigh in with their pronouncements about what’s “out” and what’s “in,” so here is Marc’s totally non-scientific take on the ins and the outs for our field in 2016. Enjoy! (And feel free to leave your own prognostications and reactions in the Comments.)
by J.P. Medved
Gamification and game-based learning are hot topics in the learning and development field. Capterra and TalentLMS recently conducted a study of learning management systems (LMSs) that incorporated gamification features in order to gain a better understanding of the way those features are being used, and whether they are effective. Here is a summary of their findings.
by Karl Kapp
“Micro-inequities” are our small everyday phrases and actions that, mostly unintentionally, tend to devalue people. Over time these add up and result in oppression and discrimination against certain types or classes of people. This phenomenon has been responsible for much of the content of this series on women in eLearning. How can we achieve equity in our field? You might not expect the answer.
by Mark McGuire
The best knowledge transfer and retention systems are not only digital, but online and collaborative. Choosing an effective knowledge management or learning management system is not an easy task, but there is a small set of key features that ideal systems possess. In fact, there are four such features, outlined in this article, that can guide your evaluation of these systems.
Trends in the world of work, in generational differentiation, and in technology are working together to re-shape our thinking and our practice when it comes to eLearning. Knowing what to expect, and what to prepare for, depends on understanding those trends and how they are working themselves out in social learning. Here’s some help in preparing for tomorrow!
by Alex Khurgin
If you’re not losing sleep over how best to hold onto your top performers, if you aren’t doing everything in your power to engage and inspire an influx of millennial workers—you’re already in trouble. This tech-savvy workforce demands a new kind of relationship with the workplace, one centered around happiness. Nurturing workers should be a priority. Here’s why, and what to do about it.
by Nic Laycock
“The National Health Service is under massive pressure to deliver more, with less, and in ways not previously part of its DNA.” Ensuring high quality of patient care is the leadership challenge for the NHS—and its Leadership Academy has launched an integrated suite of progressively more-senior leadership development programs. Read about them and the role of eLearning in these initiatives!