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by Art Kohn

Today’s learners have little tolerance for two-day lecture courses (or two-hour lectures, for that matter). In reaction, many organizations are now wondering about micro-training: short bursts of training that fit into 10 minutes or less. Is this reaction justified by claims that goldfish now have longer attention spans than people?

Column   |   August 20, 2015
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by Marc Rosenberg

What word do you use to describe or name the people who use the content you labor to create? How does a name affect the way you relate to the person(s) named? It probably does more than you think it does. Here are some thoughts about labels.

Column   |   August 11, 2015
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by Jane Bozarth

Sometimes we find ourselves in a situation where we can either not do something at all, or we can figure out how to do it with no money. Many times this happens when it comes to finding art for our eLearning productions. Here are some tricks that will help you make the most of what you’ve got—for no money!

Column   |   August 4, 2015
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by Joe Ganci

Over the last five years, as he has written his authoring tool reviews, Joe has watched some patterns emerge. In this anniversary column, he takes a look at what has happened, what is happening now, and what the future may bring to the tools we rely on.

Column   |   July 28, 2015
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by Marc Rosenberg

LinkedIn, the online social media giant that focuses primarily on professional career development, communities, and networks, has acquired Lynda.com, an online eLearning provider that focuses on skill building. Will this marriage work from a learning perspective? Here is an examination of that question, from the point of view of eLearning managers.

Column   |   July 14, 2015
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by Jane Bozarth

Accessibility in eLearning may be something that’s just isn’t on your radar—yet. Your eLearning materials should be accessible to everyone, including those with challenges like low vision and blindness, hearing loss and deafness, learning disabilities, and mobility problems. Here is a quick rundown on things you should be addressing in your design standards, and some help getting started.

Column   |   July 7, 2015
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by Art Kohn

There is good news. Very good news. The fact is that we already know what needs to be done in order to promote increased retention and transfer of learning. One hundred years of scientific research in learning and cognitive psychology has already demonstrated the processes that produce this result, and they all have something in common. Read on to find out what that is.

Column   |   June 18, 2015
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by Marc Rosenberg

Compliance training is popular, attractive, and often required by law. But is it enough? More importantly, are you doing compliance training in a way that is actually dangerous? Here is a discussion of the four shortcomings of many compliance training programs, and recommendations that will help you avoid those dangers.

Column   |   June 9, 2015
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by Jane Bozarth

Jane reminds us: “Job performance” goes beyond a particular task in a particular moment. A true and very personal story.

Column   |   June 2, 2015
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by David Kelly

Language is powerful, and context is important. Carefully choosing our words and how we use them can directly impact the quality of gender-relations. But language goes far beyond the way it shapes interactions; it shapes the way we think. Here are some thoughts on labeling behaviors, not persons, and the role of leaders.

Column   |   May 21, 2015
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