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by Jane Bozarth

There is no magic formula for assessing the value of social interactions; no formula like “two hours on LinkedIn + four comments in groups = tangible outcomes for the organization.” So how do you know time spent using social media isn’t wasted? Jane has some ideas you can use.

Column   |   October 2, 2012
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by Julie Dirksen

Do you learn more by interacting with a live person, or by interacting with a computer? Does the belief that you are interacting with another person (as opposed to a computer) affect learning? In this first installment of our new research review series, a study looks beyond the Turing Test. This article summarizes the findings and offers some implications for instructional design.

Research   |   September 27, 2012
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by Inge de Waard

As more and more training moves into the cloud, enabling mobile access is all the rave. But doing this for a free and open course makes the designer’s life that much more exciting. Make design and development easy for yourself—use what is already out there before starting to develop your own mobile solutions that enable access to your open, online, or cloud course. Here’s how!

Tip   |   September 26, 2012
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by Patti Shank

How critical is informal learning to workplace learning and performance? Here’s some food for thought from the Guild’s August 2012 research report, Smart Companies Support Informal Learning.

Column   |   September 13, 2012
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by News Editor

The eLearning Guild has released its 2012 research report on the numerous benefits of leveraging a more social approach to learning.

News   |   September 13, 2012
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by News Editor has announced the release of SlideKlowd—an audience engagement app that allows a presenter to share content and interact with a live audience via their smartphone, tablet, laptop, or other mobile device.

News   |   August 29, 2012
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Topics Covered: Learning Media, Social Media

by Alan Reid

Integrating social media into academia is no longer a novel idea. But many educators may still wonder why they should do this, and, most specifically, they wonder whether Twitter is helpful. Research shows that, when used explicitly as a tool to improve self-regulation through metacognitive support, Twitter becomes very effective.

Tip   |   August 21, 2012
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by Marc Rosenberg

After two decades in eclipse during the rise of eLearning, performance support is returning to become an essential part of business strategy. Marc reflects on the significance of this re-focus in the world of learning and performance.

Column   |   August 14, 2012
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by Jennifer Neibert

For anyone who thinks education in America isn’t quite right and wants to do something about it, add Clark Aldrich’s Unschooling Rules to your summer reading list. This quick read of Aldrich’s 55 common-sense insights will surely pique your interest. And you may soon find yourself unlearning everything you know about schools in America today.

Review   |   August 8, 2012
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by Jane Bozarth

Here’s a true story about physical rehab turned learning turned hobby turned community of practice turned two successful businesses, all via informal, social means. And all within six months.

Column   |   August 7, 2012
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