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by Marc Rosenberg

Focus groups can provide invaluable insight when used strategically for many analysis activities in the eLearning field, from needs assessment to usability to evaluating course effectiveness. Here is a complete, yet concise, guide to the what-when-how-who details that shape a focus group that will be a key resource for better decision-making.

Column   |   June 10, 2014
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by Jane Bozarth

One of the never-ending quests in eLearning is the zero-cost, 10-minute-to-build solution. As our tools and technologies evolve, this may not be the impossible dream that it once seemed to be. Jane explores lean eLearning and the tools to create it that are available to you today.

Column   |   June 3, 2014
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by Art Kohn

In his recent columns, Art has explained the nature of memory and ways to change the shape of the “forgetting curve.” In this column, he adds another important technique for overcoming forgetting: boostering.

Column   |   May 15, 2014
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by Marc Rosenberg

If the training department were a person, it might be having an existential crisis these days. So Marc set up a counseling appointment for the department with a professional therapist. Here’s a transcript of the session.

Column   |   May 13, 2014
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by Jane Bozarth

For several years, Jane has been intrigued by the possibilities that doing better at showing our work could have for organizations, for each other, and for our own professional development. In this column on the practice of showing others what you are doing, she gives you concrete examples and compelling reasons for working out loud.

Column   |   May 6, 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 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 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 Mark Lassoff

There are almost endless choices when it comes to screen size, resolution, and screen quality. For mobile learning and performance support, screen design used to be easy—iPhone or iPad. However, Android is now the top mobile OS, and there are now over 30 combinations of screen size and resolution. This tutorial shows how to use HTML and CSS to deliver a solution: responsive design.

Column   |   March 20, 2014
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by Art Kohn

We try to design training, including eLearning, so that people will remember what they learn and apply it to the workplace. But people forget half the information that instruction presents within an hour, and 90 percent of it within a week. Can a designer do anything about this? Read what neuroscience knows about why we forget—the foundation for understanding how to deal with it.

Column   |   March 13, 2014
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