by Joe Ganci
Among the ways to improve the effectiveness of the learning and performance ecosystem in an organization is to make good use of social media to support collaboration, and after instruction is complete, add support for learners until such time as they become proficient. More software is coming to support these approaches. Here is a review of one that works well.
How does gender bias affect women in the eLearning professions, and what can we do about it? This is the first in a series of articles by and about women and their experiences in our field that will explore these questions. We hope that readers will participate in the conversation.
by Bill Brandon
Beyond new developments in technology and new discoveries about how people learn, there is one thing that will revolutionize organizational learning strategies: developing and improving your organization’s learning and performance ecosystem. Here is our guide to the most significant things you can do in 2015.
“Media convergence is a paradigm for understanding educational convergence that is revolutionizing the educational structure and creating a space for digital stories.” So says the publisher of this book, which focuses on web-based transmedia storytelling edutainment as an educational strategy. Should you add it to your library? This review may help you decide.
by News Editor
Ecosystems are becoming increasingly important to the workplace. What are they, and why are they necessary? The eLearning Guild’s new report, Learning and Performance Ecosystems: Current State and Challenges, takes a deep dive into this increasingly important topic.
by Bill Brandon
While there are perennial topics that readers of Learning Solutions Magazine are always interested in (authoring tools, video, LMS, etc.), it is the list of most-read articles that tells us where the practice is heading. The top 10 most-read articles of 2014 provide some interesting insights.
by Ben Muzzell
Large formal training programs feel tangible and impressive. Unfortunately, they may also be cumbersome, inefficient, and quickly outdated. Research also indicates that optimal learner focus only lasts about 10 to 18 minutes. “Microlearning” can make content more visible, extendable, reusable, and up to date while offering minimal disturbance to the daily work schedule. Read about it here!
by Nic Laycock
A recent international survey of learning and business professionals reveals that 90 percent consider foreign language skills of high importance for global business success. Yet 41 percent of those responding believe that lack of foreign language skills—particularly in English—is hampering communication across borders in their organizations. Here is what one German company is doing about that.