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by Craig Wiggins, Peter Berking, Andy Johnson, Steve Foreman

Authoring tools make it possible to create eLearning products, even by designers with no programming skills. These tools evolve constantly, but few of them have done much with the Experience API (xAPI). xAPI can do more than simply replicate SCORM’s tracking mechanisms. In this article, the authors offer new visions for xAPI that will create more effective and engaging online courses.

Feature   |   August 17, 2015
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by Sharon Vipond

For nearly a decade, The eLearning Guild’s Global eLearning Salary & Compensation Report has been the eLearning industry’s most trusted source of data on eLearning professionals’ salary and compensation. In July, we surveyed Guild members and asked them to tell us about the 2015 report and identify ways we can make the 2016 report even better. Here is an overview of results and key findings.

Research   |   August 12, 2015
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by Norm Wu

Hands-on learning through simulation is a cornerstone in 21st-century healthcare-professional school curricula. Simulations enable students to gain clinical proficiency by applying classroom and book knowledge to lifelike near-real clinical scenarios. By putting learning into action, students build clinical knowledge and skills. Here’s how it’s done at RFUMS in Chicago.

Feature   |   August 10, 2015
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by Michael Hruska, Nikolaus Hruska

The xAPI allows interpretation of meaning of the total data created by the learning ecology and provides predictability. The xAPI Camp in Seattle in July highlighted new use cases, collaborative exploration, and more. Learn more here about the event and about the upcoming xAPI Camp September 29 in Las Vegas, co-sited with The eLearning Guild’s DevLearn Conference & Expo.

Spotlight   |   August 6, 2015
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by Frank Nguyen

For those of us who are part of training organizations, it may seem as though we are far removed from socioeconomic problems. We build eLearning for software applications. We deliver classes on internal business processes. We coach employees on how to sell products. Our ability to influence beyond this sphere of action seems limited. But is it? Here is a challenge to think beyond that.

Spotlight   |   August 5, 2015
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by John Ambrose

The primary challenge facing today’s C-suite is the management, growth, and development of the organization’s most important asset, its people. However, the workplace and the workforce are evolving, and to close the gap between employee learning needs and the organization’s ability to meet them requires getting the right answers to the right questions. Here’s how.

Feature   |   August 3, 2015
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by Sharon Vipond

Earlier this summer we asked Guild members to tell us about their research preferences to help us better focus on the topics they found most informative, useful, and insightful. Here are the 10 most requested topics, and our plans for addressing them.

Spotlight   |   July 30, 2015
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by Joe Ganci

Over the last five years, as he has written his authoring tool reviews, Joe has watched some patterns emerge. In this anniversary column, he takes a look at what has happened, what is happening now, and what the future may bring to the tools we rely on.

Column   |   July 28, 2015
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by Carol Leaman

The workplace is changing rapidly, and the pressure on employees to learn is becoming more challenging than ever. Are we keeping up with their needs? Hear what three modern learners from different industries say about the challenges they face and how organizations can provide the best support for their knowledge and skill needs.

Feature   |   July 27, 2015
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by Ellen Wagner

With all of our professional knowledge, skills, and abilities about navigating differences, why do gender differences continue to hamper career path development? Here’s another point of view.

Spotlight   |   July 21, 2015
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