Recognizing a shortfall of talent with robust HTML5 skills, Boston-based staffing firm Aquent created a massive open online course (MOOC) that attracted 10,000 participants last summer. Aquent has placed almost 200 of those individuals in new positions so far, and they’re building more MOOCs to better connect marketing and creative talent with employers.
by Bill Brandon
This year’s mLearnCon Conference & Expo provided a complete package for attendees, whether they were just exploring mobile learning or were already involved. But the biggest message came from those who are already leading this learning revolution: Mobile learning is here, it is working in many places, and it is changing the way we think about supporting learning and performance.
Developing a high degree of problem-solving skill is an important function of military training from the recruit level onward. The US Air Force Squadron Officer College engages students in collaborative, context-based problem-solving challenges in a virtual-world environment. This summary will be useful to any organization wishing to improve complex interpersonal skills in its leadership team.
Things don’t always work out the way the instructional designer expects. There may be organizational dysfunction that the needs assessment did not discover. Unanticipated constraints appear. Here’s the story of what happened on one project, and how the designer built a blended, technology-enabled solution that brought results far beyond what the sponsors expected.
If an organization is to evaluate learning management system (LMS) products and vendors effectively, what should it do? A new research report from The eLearning Guild, Evaluating and Selecting a Learning Management System, reveals what organizations that have already been through the process do. Read here the five steps that are proven to lead to the best decisions.
by Bill Brandon
Widespread media attention is raising expectations for the use of mobile technology in learning and performance support. The next steps are to consider the strategies and the specifics of application that will benefit your organization and to make practical plans. The eLearning Guild’s mLearnCon Conference & Expo 2013 will help you as you chart your course—here’s how!
Mobile technology for healthcare delivery and support—mHealth—is growing rapidly, and mLearning is an important part of it. In fact, this area offers great opportunity for those who can create mHealth applications, including training, education, and performance support for healthcare providers and their clients. Here is an overview of this increasingly important field.
Whether we’re teaching students, corporate staff, volunteers, customers, or clients, we all face common problems in the design of eLearning. It’s amazing how something as simple as a story can make a breakthrough difference in the credibility and relevance of learning content. Here’s a personal success story, and the secret behind it.
Targeted performance support enables effective performance in the workplace. It helps people do what the organization needs them to do to continuously accomplish strategic objectives. Here’s a look at a system that provides this kind of support and significant benefits. The results can be transformational!