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Animated videos provide flexibility and range that often just aren’t attainable with live-action video. GoAnimate offers an easy-to-use drag-and-drop online animation suite, with access to thousands of character models, backdrops, and props. GoAnimate has now extended its capabilities with two new features: whiteboard animation and integration with Lectora Online. Here are the details!

News   |   April 23, 2014
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by Michael Boyette

Given the task of creating eLearning that teaches “soft skills”—sales, coaching, and leadership are examples–it’s tempting to try to pack as much information as possible into a module. There’s a better, research-supported way to approach this kind of design challenge and shrink workplace learning to a manageable size. Read about it here.

Tip   |   April 16, 2014
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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 Jennifer Neibert

As a community of practice, the success of The eLearning Guild is dependent on the willingness of members to share their knowledge, expertise, and insights with other members. At Learning Solutions 2014, the Guild recognized a number of individuals for their exceptional contributions, and we congratulate our newest Guild Master, Global Giveback, and SolutionFest award winners!

Spotlight   |   March 26, 2014
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by Jacqueline Beck

As with a physical classroom, an effective virtual classroom event is driven by the instructor’s performance. However, the practices and skill set for an effective online delivery are particular to that environment. Here are the four key practices and standards that will make the biggest difference in how effective you are as an online facilitator!

Feature   |   March 24, 2014
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by News Editor

At The eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions 2014 Conference & Expo, LINGOs celebrated its tenth anniversary. LINGOs CEO Eric Berg also announced the winner and finalists of the 2014 Global Giveback competition. Read about this unique group and the outstanding work done by the winners of the competition.

News   |   March 20, 2014
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by Nancy Hill

Things go wrong every day, there’s seldom enough hard data to figure out exactly where or how they went wrong, and the content owners never want to allow the instructional designer enough time to analyze the problem and craft a solution for it. Sound familiar? These five practical tips can get you started on an informed design that addresses real problems in an imperfect world.

Tip   |   March 19, 2014
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by Jacqueline Beck

Virtual training involves a live instructor, a virtual platform, and learners who are located remotely. This differs from a webinar in many ways. Planning for successful virtual training events incorporates best practices: frequent interaction, collaboration, learner engagement, and assessments. Here are the standards for effective virtual training events!

Feature   |   March 17, 2014
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