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by Lisa Minogue-White

With all of the choices available today to support learning, collaboration, and sharing and building knowledge, confusion about the best path for the learning journey can ensue. Here is a guide to making the most effective investments in learning by blending free, user-generated, and paid-for content.

Feature   |   August 31, 2015
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by Kyle Chambers

“Engagement” is a word that gets thrown around a lot in articles about learning. But what is it, really, and how does an instructional designer or a development team successfully engage users of eLearning content? Here are some tips from an experienced game designer!

Feature   |   August 24, 2015
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by Lauralee Sheehan

What defines a “woman in tech”? In this growing digital world, that’s a question that needs asking. Given the ways in which tech careers are constantly evolving and changing, the obvious answer that equates “tech” with “STEM” no longer suffices. Here’s an insightful essay on finding a better answer.

Spotlight   |   August 20, 2015
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by Phil Cowcill

In September 2013, Google announced that it would stop supporting a key technology that Java requires in order to run. By September 2015, Java will no longer run in the Chrome browser. How will this affect you? Find out in this article!

Spotlight   |   August 18, 2015
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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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