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by Chris Atherton

Is it better to present large amounts of information the same way to all learners, or should the presentation depend on the reader’s level of knowledge about the topic? The results of a study offer important insights about this question for eLearning design.

Research   |   May 30, 2013
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by Joe Ganci

Qarbon ViewletBuilder 7 Enterprise is a full-featured authoring tool with versions for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. Joe found an unexpected level of sophistication in the Windows Enterprise edition. For a thorough look at what Qarbon ViewletBuilder offers, please take the time to read this review!

Review   |   May 28, 2013
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by Conrad Gottfredson

A good performance-support solution gives the help or information someone requires at the moment of need. A great performance support solution gives someone help or information in a way that causes that person to feel the response was “engineered ‘Just for Me.’” If you want to learn how to make great performance support, this Spotlight will get you started!

Spotlight   |   May 22, 2013
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by Jennifer Neibert

Engagement is a critical element of learning. For eLearning and mLearning engagement is arguably even more important, but it requires additional planning, monitoring, and creativity to do it well. If you’re looking for clever ideas to drive engagement in your learning initiatives, download 68 Tips for eLearning Engagement and Interactivity—free from The eLearning Guild—today!

News   |   May 21, 2013
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by Mike Dickinson

A quality scorecard for multiple-choice items, both at the individual and the training organization levels, can help a manager improve effectiveness of multiple-choice tests. The manager could use the scorecard to assess specific tests or to assess a cross section of multiple-choice items collected from each instructor or designer’s portfolio. Here is such a scorecard!

Tip   |   May 15, 2013
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by Marc Rosenberg

Social media played an incredible role in reporting the events at the 2013 Boston Marathon and assisting in its outcome. There are some lessons about the power of social media in learning we can take away from those events. What are the benefits and what are the pitfalls?

Column   |   May 14, 2013
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by John Sadowski

Are we using rapid development tools in a way that makes our eLearning more effective?

Feature   |   May 13, 2013
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by Mukta Raut

Changing behavior is tough. Changing behavior through eLearning is even tougher. Effective corporate training programs must engage our objective understanding of the situation, and subjective response to it, as well as clearly seeing the work environment in which the situation occurs. A well-thought-out instructional strategy can achieve this through eLearning.

Spotlight   |   May 8, 2013
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by Jack McGrath

“Simulation” is a technique that is useful across many different instructional situations. By far the most important task in designing effective simulations is creating scenarios that reflect the real world. The story arc model can help you master this challenge.

Tip   |   April 30, 2013
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by Diane Senffner

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.

Feature   |   April 29, 2013
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