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by Lisa Minogue-White

With all of the choices available today to support learning, collaboration, and sharing and building knowledge, confusion about the best path for the learning journey can ensue. Here is a guide to making the most effective investments in learning by blending free, user-generated, and paid-for content.

Feature   |   August 31, 2015
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by Kyle Chambers

“Engagement” is a word that gets thrown around a lot in articles about learning. But what is it, really, and how does an instructional designer or a development team successfully engage users of eLearning content? Here are some tips from an experienced game designer!

Feature   |   August 24, 2015
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by Craig Wiggins, Peter Berking, Andy Johnson, Steve Foreman

Authoring tools make it possible to create eLearning products, even by designers with no programming skills. These tools evolve constantly, but few of them have done much with the Experience API (xAPI). xAPI can do more than simply replicate SCORM’s tracking mechanisms. In this article, the authors offer new visions for xAPI that will create more effective and engaging online courses.

Feature   |   August 17, 2015
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by Norm Wu

Hands-on learning through simulation is a cornerstone in 21st-century healthcare-professional school curricula. Simulations enable students to gain clinical proficiency by applying classroom and book knowledge to lifelike near-real clinical scenarios. By putting learning into action, students build clinical knowledge and skills. Here’s how it’s done at RFUMS in Chicago.

Feature   |   August 10, 2015
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by John Ambrose

The primary challenge facing today’s C-suite is the management, growth, and development of the organization’s most important asset, its people. However, the workplace and the workforce are evolving, and to close the gap between employee learning needs and the organization’s ability to meet them requires getting the right answers to the right questions. Here’s how.

Feature   |   August 3, 2015
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by Carol Leaman

The workplace is changing rapidly, and the pressure on employees to learn is becoming more challenging than ever. Are we keeping up with their needs? Hear what three modern learners from different industries say about the challenges they face and how organizations can provide the best support for their knowledge and skill needs.

Feature   |   July 27, 2015
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by Andy Johnson, Steve Foreman, Craig Wiggins, Peter Berking

When human performance problems have their root causes in broken business processes, missing policies, inadequate standards, or poorly designed systems, training alone (including eLearning) may not be an effective solution. The Experience API can help in these cases. Here is a fictitious scenario that illustrates how to use xAPI to optimize the work environment.

Feature   |   July 20, 2015
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by Susan Lovejoy-Storment

If SharePoint is already integrated into your business processes, have you considered whether it might be useful as a tool to support learning and development? As an extensible collaboration platform, it may be well-suited to your needs for a learning ecosystem. Here’s a simple three-step process for matching learning needs to SharePoint features.

Feature   |   July 13, 2015
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by Fil Arenas, Andrew Stricker

Why explore virtual learning environments? Are there benefits beyond novelty and engagement? How can these environments be practical and affordable? These are questions that the US Air Force Squadron Officer College has been pursuing for several years, and two of the faculty share some of the answers in this article.

Feature   |   July 6, 2015
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by Jann Balmer, Deb McMahon

Continuing medical education (CME) today must link a healthcare professional’s performance to improved patient outcomes. While CME is effective, it takes a more tangible link to show improved performance. Here’s one example of how the healthcare industry in Virginia is leveraging online learning to improve workflow and processes and to identify gaps and performance improvement opportunities.

Feature   |   June 29, 2015
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