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by Conrad Gottfredson

Big data legitimately receives a lot of attention today for the important insights it can provide to executives as they make decisions. But by itself big data is not enough to create improved performance. What is needed is learning agility, and the key part played by performance support. Here is a guide to developing an integrated learning and performance support strategy.

Feature   |   April 14, 2014
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by Art Kohn

It is a painful fact that employees quickly forget most of what they learn in training. The forgetting curve quickly erodes the benefit of the instruction—that is, unless you know the secret of the “booster”! Here is a simple way, proven through research, to improve memory and behavior change following instruction.

Column   |   April 10, 2014
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by News Editor

Powerful new Mindflash online business-training software analyzes learner facial expressions and body language, aggregates precise measurements of groups of trainees, and generates an average “Engagement Score,” without revealing the identity of any individual. Course designers can use this formative data to evaluate effectiveness and identify opportunities for course improvement. Details here.

News   |   April 10, 2014
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by News Editor

On April 8, Learning Technologies Group (LTG) announced that it will acquire the entire share capital of LINE Communications. LINE will join Epic, LTG’s principal operating company to form the UK’s leader in the eLearning custom content market.

News   |   April 10, 2014
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by Marc Rosenberg

In organizations facing difficult times, training is often the third thing that’s cut, right after travel and free coffee. It’s obvious to most of us that investment in quality training is a good bet. So why can’t we sell it? Here are three key “failures” to avoid.

Column   |   April 8, 2014
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by Robert Gadd, Katherine Guest

BYOD (bring your own device) policies are beginning to transform the way many organizations distribute information and provide training and support. Here are some key guidelines and words of caution for training and development groups dealing with the challenges of mobile-device acceptance.

Feature   |   April 7, 2014
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by Rob McKinney

Leadership development is now a strategic lever for organizations. Today’s business environment puts more responsibility on leaders earlier in their careers than ever before. Yet senior executives are not confident in their mid-level bench strength. Read how successful organizations are using eLearning as a key element to overcome this leadership gap.

Spotlight   |   April 2, 2014
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by Jane Bozarth

For a change of pace, here’s a look at the new school of medicine building at Duke University. There’s plenty of technology, but it’s secondary to the learning experience that it supports. What would you do if money were no object? What would you do if you had no money but you had a vision?

Column   |   April 1, 2014
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by Bill Brandon

The buzz around talent and talent management, performance management, and human capital management (HCM) has grown to a building roar in 2013 and 2014. Is this important to eLearning professionals? How does it affect our work? This article opens the discussion of HCM in Learning Solutions Magazine and provides specific suggestions you should be implementing now.

Feature   |   March 31, 2014
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by Nic Laycock

In an ideal world, an entrepreneur has access to state-of-the-art research supporting a great idea, access to sophisticated business-advisory services, and exposure through a global marketing network. The Learnovate Centre in Trinity College Dublin provides all of these to start-up businesses in the Republic of Ireland. Read about it here!

News   |   March 27, 2014
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