by News Editor
The eLearning Guild, OpenSesame, and humanitarian consortium LINGOs (Learning In Non- Governmental Organizations) have announced the finalists in the Third Annual eLearning Global Giveback Competition. The groups will announce the winner during a reception March 22, 2012 at the Learning Solutions Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida.
No matter how good you are at building eLearning, sooner or later you will likely have to rely on an outside provider. But how do you separate the good vendors from the bad? Here are seven vendor qualities you should look for.
How do you determine whether learners “got it” in an eLearning program? The most common method is to give them a multiple-choice test. However, developing a test that gives a valid measure of the learner’s knowledge requires considerable care. Here is a guide that will save you a lot of effort as you design tests!
by Jane Bozarth
Is it always necessary to create a custom, in-house solution? Jane looks at the cases when an outsourced or off-the-shelf product makes more sense, and provides a job aid.
Not-for-profit organizations always have the challenge of reducing costs and streamlining operations, and this is even truer in times of economic uncertainty. A key support for this is the way that these organizations manage and develop their people. Here’s how Sutter Health is meeting the challenge with the help of talent management technology.
by Mary Arnold
Last-minute training requests make many training departments wish they had a seat at the table when projects are being developed. If your training group wants to partner with other areas in the organization, here are some ways to accomplish that goal.
by Patti Shank
In Part Three of her series on Professional Development for 2012, Patti offers links to meetings, conferences, online sessions, and other places where you can acquire new skills or update what you already know.
When you write text for eLearning content, do you use language that sets up unrealistic expectations for the learners? There are many types of assumptions that instructional designers can make when they write, that can undo even the best design. Here is an explanation of three of the most common of these assumptions, and what to do about them.
by Jane Bozarth
Formal design process gets a lot of attention, but not every problem requires the full treatment. Consider first what your client needs, before you start working on what the process flow chart requires, and when the problem is simple, keep the solution simple. Jane offers the key to remedies for performance issues.
by News Editor
Many an argument gets started over the merits and deficits of media tools – those indispensible software products that provide the functions required for creating, editing, and building media and eLearning content. The latest Guild report gives you the facts you need when you are deciding which tool to learn, purchase, or use.