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by Frank Nguyen, Kangmei Yang

While training is useful and pragmatic, there are more efficient and effective methods to enable employee performance. One of these is combining training and performance support. In this article, we outline a standard methodology for designing performance support, based on the experience of a Fortune 100 organization.

Spotlight   |   May 26, 2015
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by Joe Ganci

PowerPoint add-in tools are an important category of eLearning authoring software, and a developer or manager can spend a lot of time comparing their features when it comes time to select one. This month’s review will save you much of that effort! Joe reports on six of the most prominent tools, in easy-to-use tabular format.

Review   |   May 26, 2015
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by Art Werkenthin

The current standard for eLearning-to-LMS communication is SCORM, the Shareable Content Object Reference Model. Originally released in 2001, SCORM is rapidly becoming obsolete. Here is an update on the path to a new standard.

Spotlight   |   May 21, 2015
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by Dan Merritts

The second screen, a term given to utilizing a second mobile device to access supplementary content or applications, is a powerful interactive component that can increase learner attention and engagement. Here are three things you can do to begin incorporating this technique into your eLearning designs.

Tip   |   May 19, 2015
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by News Editor

eLearning Brothers and Trivantis, the maker of Lectora, announced on April 22, 2015 that for the first time in eLearning history, an eLearning template provider and an authoring tool have combined forces to create an unprecedented eLearning solution.

News   |   May 6, 2015
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by Art Werkenthin

The cmi5 specification working group met April 15 & 16 to finalize a draft release of the cmi5 specification (an xAPI protocol providing the “use case” for xAPI in learning management systems) and set target dates for initial release. This news item summarizes the meeting and includes a link to the minutes of the meeting.

News   |   April 28, 2015
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by Joe Ganci

Scenario-based learning allows learners to make mistakes and to learn from those mistakes, keeping learning from being linear, passive, and boring. But building it can be complicated. BranchTrack, a cloud-based tool, makes not just the flowcharting part easy but actually outputs a full-fledged simulation for you. Read all about it here!

Review   |   April 28, 2015
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by News Editor

Raptivity, the award-winning interactivity building tool from Harbinger Knowledge Products, has announced the launch of Raptivity Linker, an innovative way to create short interactive learning experiences.

News   |   April 8, 2015
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by Ben Muzzell

If you’re a manager or supervisor in a small-to-medium size business, you already know there’s never enough time for you to tackle every challenge you face. For example, how can you build a training program that is current, complete, effective, and affordable? Here’s a simple four-step process that starts with an “invisible” resource that you already have.

Tip   |   March 31, 2015
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by News Editor

HapYak Interactive Video, the leader in the interactive video space, announced today that its platform now creates more than 100 million data points monthly. Representatives from HapYak will be available at Learning Solutions 2015 to share their eLearning best practices.

News   |   March 25, 2015
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