At DevLearn 2011, one session challenged three eLearning developers to respond to the same set of course requirements, and to present the results to conference participants. The result was a set of different and highly effective visions that showcased outstanding instructional design.
At Google, supplier management is a critical role fulfilled by thousands of employees as a collateral job along with their regular duties. Their performance in this role is critical to minimizing value leakage. Here’s a look at the innovative way in which Google is providing the professional development needed to build the skills of supplier managers.
by Bill Brandon
DevLearn 2011 broke new ground in many ways: A new venue (Las Vegas), new themes, and on-site curation. Read about it here!
Is the effort required to create and deliver mobile learning worth it? Many training organizations and educational institutions can’t answer that question today, but it is increasingly important that we do so. Here are some ideas to help you get started on reporting and analyzing your mobile content.
Video Podcasts are growing in popularity among smartphone users. Besides being highly portable, Podcasts are excellent vehicles for mLearning and they are not difficult to create. Here is a complete, concise soup-to-nuts tutorial on how to make and distribute a video Podcast, from a master of the craft!
Instructional design approaches and authoring tools generally embed a certain structure and flow in the resulting eLearning. This creates problems when a designer wants to repurpose content for a different set of learning objectives, or for a different instructional strategy. An extended learning content management system avoids these issues. Read about this concept here!
by Joe Ganci
The eLearning Guild has just published a new research report, Rapid eLearning Authoring. The report provides an analysis of the top seven tools used by thousands of Guild members. Joe Ganci, the report author, offers you a handy table that summarizes the key features of the current versions of those top-seven tools, including best uses and cost.
by Alan Rudi
Hybrid education is still in its infancy, but schools that have adopted it say that it shows great promise. Schools from K-12 through graduate level are using the model. Here is an overview of the thought behind hybrid education and of its benefits.
How can an instructional designer (ID) leverage social interaction online to engage learners, increase exchange and dialogue, and get better results, without losing the purposeful focus provided by an instructor or traditional course content and structure? Here is an approach that you can adapt to your requirements.
by Rick Wilson
Continuing the discussion of how to build a strategy for orderly content creation, this exploration of what content is expands on the first three Fundamentals and introduces a content strategy framework.