Why explore virtual learning environments? Are there benefits beyond novelty and engagement? How can these environments be practical and affordable? These are questions that the US Air Force Squadron Officer College has been pursuing for several years, and two of the faculty share some of the answers in this article.
Continuing medical education (CME) today must link a healthcare professional’s performance to improved patient outcomes. While CME is effective, it takes a more tangible link to show improved performance. Here’s one example of how the healthcare industry in Virginia is leveraging online learning to improve workflow and processes and to identify gaps and performance improvement opportunities.
by Mason Martin
While designing linear eLearning that plays well on mobile devices is fairly straightforward, creating mobile serious games requires different considerations and development strategies. Here is a quick rundown of the four most critical things you must take into account when building a serious game that supports mobile devices.
Applying xAPI and analytics to measure learning and work outcomes enables you to go beyond just front-end analysis to continuously analyze your learning and performance solution’s impact on business results. This approach enables you to adapt your learning and performance solutions in response to the ever-changing needs and priorities of the business. Read all about how to do this here!
Are we stuck in a rut? An event-based eLearning mindset? A “default to PowerPoint” design paradigm? Maybe it’s about time to get out of that rut through a blended journey that leads to demonstrated performance. This article offers a real-life example of doing exactly that.
by Ellen Wagner
This is graduation season, when commencement speakers share wisdom and advice. If you don’t have graduation parties in your immediate future, where can you turn to get inspired to take on the “next big thing”? Where do you go for advice? eLearning leaders share the advice they wish someone had given them at the beginning.
The challenge for many learning organizations today is how to change the paradigm from training to performance. This transition includes not just the traditional training organization but also senior business leaders, stakeholders, and even the average employee. Today’s article provides a case study that illustrates the first four of five steps to make this change.
The eLearning Guild and Learning Solutions Magazine continue to support the Experience API at our conferences and in our publications. In March, at the xAPI Camp held in Orlando, 17 presenters offered an update to the progress made by the xAPI and examples of the ways developers are incorporating it into applications. Here is a report on that camp, with links to some of the presentations.
Supporting today’s agile organization with training solutions alone is difficult. And while instructor-led training, eLearning, and blended solutions will continue to be important parts of the L&D toolkit, we also need solutions that address pressing matters and move at the same speed our businesses move. Mentored tasks may be exactly the performance support solution you have been looking for.
by Ian Huckabee
Performance support clearly benefits from technological change. Our new mobility creates demand for shorter content and personalized learning experiences and for support to fill gaps in that content. Can learning departments keep performance support integrated with training initiatives and support the huge range of learners’ devices? Here are some thoughts on meeting this challenge.