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by Nic Laycock

Welcome to Nic Laycock, our newest columnist! Nic will be reporting each month on eLearning in EMEA – Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In his first column, his focus is on the comments of Keri Facer, keynote speaker at PELeCON12 in the UK, about the nature of learning in an uncertain future.

Column   |   May 3, 2012
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by Jane Bozarth

We all know that people hate change, and yet we are continually surprised that decision-makers have (apparently insuperable) objections to our ideas for applying technology. Maybe it’s our approach that’s the problem. Jane offers some ways to improve our pitches.

Column   |   May 1, 2012
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by Judy Katz

Designers really need to know a lot about how people think and interact, yet so much of what we “know” turns out to be urban myth when researchers investigate. Fortunately, Susan Weinschenk has provided a handy, accessible, and affordable reference that fills in gaps and debunks the myths. Read the review here!

Column   |   April 26, 2012
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by Joe Ganci

Developers and managers of eLearning have many choices when it comes to rapid development tools. One of the least well-known, yet feature-rich, choices is the iSpring Suite. Here is an in-depth look at what this set of tools can do.

Column   |   April 24, 2012
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by Mark Lassoff

The promise of HTML5 has been well-documented. Often called a Flash-killer, many find the current reality of HTML5 less than awe inspiring. Mark discusses two of the most talked-about features of HTML5 – audio and video. Learn about the mark-up required to use these features, the JavaScript API available for enhancing them, and some current drawbacks of the new technology.

Column   |   April 19, 2012
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by Mary Arnold

What’s your approach to “compliance” training? Many eLearning teams treat it as boilerplate; purely utilitarian, with minimal time and energy allotted to its creation. Yet there is a business case that supports more engaging treatment of the content. This month’s column presents that case – and the rewards of a creative approach for the eLearning team.

Column   |   April 17, 2012
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by Patti Shank

Do you have trouble getting “the right content” from subject matter experts? This is a typical problem that many instructional designers have. Fortunately, it is pretty easy to fix. Here’s how!

Column   |   April 12, 2012
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by Inge de Waard

Collaborative learning and the cloud were made for each other! And a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) leverages both in the service of online learning. In this six-part series, you will learn how to organize and manage a MOOC, step by step. Start today with this article, and set up the core elements.

Column   |   April 11, 2012
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by Marc Rosenberg

The International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) has been a pace-setting, research-based professional organization that has influenced so many aspects of what we do in our work that it is difficult to list them all. Here is a salute to this organization!

Column   |   April 10, 2012
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by Jane Bozarth

Following up on last month’s column (“Build or Buy?”), here’s practical advice on dealing with the common misunderstandings of in-house decision makers about outsourcing. Read it, see it, try it, and know what you want.

Column   |   April 3, 2012
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