by Neil Lasher
The Internet is a lot like the old Wild West in some ways, especially when it comes to thieves eager to get into your valuables. Are you educating your staff how to be more web savvy? Is web security part of your onboarding program? Are mobile devices within your managed defense? Here is a short essay on how not to be part of the low-hanging fruit the thieves are after.
by David James
How about this as a new mission statement for learning and development organizations? “Help people to do what they want to do, better.” Read that sentence carefully—there’s more there than meets the eye. People are already developing themselves professionally, without the involvement of L&D, because they want to do their jobs better. Here are five ways L&D can assist them—and should be doing so.
by News Editor
eLearning industry experts foresee a game changer that applies analytics to interactivity. Engagement Analytics aims to provide eLearning developers and administrators with sophisticated insights into what’s working and what’s not working with their interactive content.
by Jane Bozarth
Does an instructional designer or other training practitioner need a specialized degree in order to work effectively? There’s a lot of debate about this. You should read this article and Jane’s suggestions, and decide what works for you. There’s not just one answer.
From January to December, 2015, Learning Solutions Magazine ran a series of 12 articles looking at persistent gender issues in today’s workforce and in eLearning. In this closing article, Julie Dirksen, who managed the series, looks back at some lessons learned.
Have you heard someone utter those words? “This will revolutionize education, training, and/or learning and development!” How has that worked out for anyone? Technology may make learning more efficient, but that’s not the same thing as “more effective.” Here are Marc’s thoughts on revolution, evolution, and what makes the real difference.
The fourth xAPI Camp of 2015 met in Toronto November 17, where a number of presenters and participants showed and discussed creative uses of xAPI. The focus of these events has moved from “things we can do” to “interoperability and standardization.” Read this informative summary of the Toronto meeting, and plan on attending one of the upcoming Camps.
by Carol Leaman
Is gamification hype, or does it drive engagement? Both sides of the debate about whether gamification works have made their claims without the benefit of much, if any, data. Well, here’s some data from almost 10 million gamified sessions that could settle the argument!