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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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by Joe Ganci

Lectora from Trivantis is not a newcomer to the eLearning development tool market. However, the latest version is an overhaul from the ground up, and in this review, Joe reports that it feels like a brand-new tool.

Review   |   April 23, 2013
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by Jennifer Neibert

Whether you’re just getting started in eLearning or you’re an experienced practitioner looking for ways to continue building your portfolio, consider volunteering your skills and expertise to a nonprofit organization working to change the world. The opportunity to give back is incredibly rewarding, so step up and find an organization where you can donate your time and talents.

Spotlight   |   April 16, 2013
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by Jenny Hill

Online courses open up a wealth of possibilities for many learners. Ensuring the accessibility of courses, including accessibility for users with physical or sensory challenges, takes advantage of eLearning’s flexibility and maximizes the potential of the learning experience. Here are five tips that show you how to remove barriers from your content.

Feature   |   April 1, 2013
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by Jennifer Neibert

Most workplace learning happens outside formal training course and classes. To effectively support and improve job performance, learning content must also be available when the learner needs it. Here are some tips from experts to get your learners the content they need when and where they need it. For more tips from these experts and others, sign up for the April 11 Online Forum!

Tip   |   March 27, 2013
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by Conrad Gottfredson

How are you validating the transfer of learning from training events to the workplace? The majority of organizations still rely on measuring learner reactions and learning mastery, not the results. There is an answer: integrated performance support. In this article, read about two basic steps that put your organization on the path out of the mire of murky measurement!

Feature   |   March 25, 2013
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by Jon Duggan

Every good instructional designer knows that content must be meaningful and it must engage the learner. Every instructional designer also knows just how difficult that can be! Here is a three-point strategy that will help you design content that meets the challenge.

Tip   |   March 19, 2013
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by Jennifer Neibert

In their new book, Into the Heart of Meetings, Mike van der Vijver and Eric de Groot delve into processes defining the power of meetings as a means of communication. With case studies, practical ideas, and thoughtful suggestions for effective meeting design, the book can help us design successful meetings and ensure desired outcomes for our courses and learners.

Review   |   March 13, 2013
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by Marc Rosenberg

Delegation is a key skill for instructional designers, especially when turning content development over to end users and subject matter experts. However, just as in any other management effort, it is vital to delegate with control. Here are some key errors you want to avoid.

Column   |   March 12, 2013
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by Joe Ganci

Of all the tools available, how can you find the ones that will help you meet the needs of your staff’s talent, your eLearning topics, and the techniques and best practices you have adopted? In this update, Joe will help you discern the differences between the top tools that are available now, and he will give you an idea of what’s coming next!

Feature   |   March 11, 2013
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