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by Brandi Krause

One of the routine tasks that instructional designers must perform is converting or repurposing content. This can be time-consuming, confusing, and sometimes frustrating. However, there is a simple way to lay out the work required—using a template. This tip just may reduce your stress!

Tip   |   April 23, 2014
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by Joe Ganci

This is the second of two mini-review articles Joe has done this spring, responding to your requests for information about tools you may never have seen reviewed. But being unknown doesn’t mean these tools don’t have strengths and unique characters! Enjoy the grand tour!

Review   |   April 22, 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 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 Wendy Farrell

Global expansion presents an exciting new challenge for professionals with a role in developing training and eLearning materials for an increasingly multicultural workforce. But just how do you plan for globalization? Here’s a four-step process to help you make a great first impression with users around the world, roll out multiple programs quickly—and stay on track with your budget.

Tip   |   April 9, 2014
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by Marc Rosenberg

In organizations facing difficult times, training is often the third thing that’s cut, right after travel and free coffee. It’s obvious to most of us that investment in quality training is a good bet. So why can’t we sell it? Here are three key “failures” to avoid.

Column   |   April 8, 2014
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by News Editor

Raptivity, the award-winning interactivity building tool from Harbinger Knowledge Products, announces the launch of Raptivity Linker, an innovative solution for creating “learning arcs.” This new software holds a promise to go beyond learning interactions and allow users to create truly interactive learning experiences.

News   |   March 26, 2014
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by Joe Ganci

Last month, Joe invited readers to tell him which lesser-known tools they wanted him to review. He’s chosen the most-requested, and here are his mini-reviews and ratings of those five. Bonus: some late- breaking news!

Review   |   March 25, 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 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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