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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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by Mason Martin

While designing linear eLearning that plays well on mobile devices is fairly straightforward, creating mobile serious games requires different considerations and development strategies. Here is a quick rundown of the four most critical things you must take into account when building a serious game that supports mobile devices.

Feature   |   June 22, 2015
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by Andy Johnson, Steve Foreman, Craig Wiggins, Peter Berking

Applying xAPI and analytics to measure learning and work outcomes enables you to go beyond just front-end analysis to continuously analyze your learning and performance solution’s impact on business results. This approach enables you to adapt your learning and performance solutions in response to the ever-changing needs and priorities of the business. Read all about how to do this here!

Feature   |   June 15, 2015
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by Cammy Bean, Chip Cleary

Are we stuck in a rut? An event-based eLearning mindset? A “default to PowerPoint” design paradigm? Maybe it’s about time to get out of that rut through a blended journey that leads to demonstrated performance. This article offers a real-life example of doing exactly that.

Feature   |   June 8, 2015
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by Ellen Wagner

This is graduation season, when commencement speakers share wisdom and advice. If you don’t have graduation parties in your immediate future, where can you turn to get inspired to take on the “next big thing”? Where do you go for advice? eLearning leaders share the advice they wish someone had given them at the beginning.

Feature   |   June 1, 2015
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by Frank Nguyen, Kangmei Yang

The challenge for many learning organizations today is how to change the paradigm from training to performance. This transition includes not just the traditional training organization but also senior business leaders, stakeholders, and even the average employee. Today’s article provides a case study that illustrates the first four of five steps to make this change.

Feature   |   May 25, 2015
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