by Aisha Taylor
There are a few things that everyone engaged in the discussion of the numbers of women choosing STEM careers consistently get wrong. Here are four things that all of us—women and men alike—can do to be more inclusive and encourage women to enter and stay involved in STEM fields.
The University of Michigan Health System’s Stroke Center team wanted a way to educate the public to recognize symptoms of a stroke and to get potential stroke victims to the emergency department quickly. A combination of the xAPI and tablets is providing a solution that they are now testing. Read about the Stroke Ready App in this spotlight!
The Experience API (xAPI), in connection with RFID tags or beacons, makes it possible to assess learning interactions that go beyond what SCORM can do. This is the first of several articles that will provide specific real-life examples of the kind of work that eLearning designers are doing today with the xAPI.
by Cole Leslie
In November 2014, Certification Game held a hackathon with the intent of finding the best course design methodology for immersive and gamified eLearning. Participants came up with some very intelligent ideas that became pillars of the design that the development team was able to implement in their first course. Here’s the story.
by Mark Lassoff
A meeting with a client 10 years ago provides a key—and unfortunately typical—example of some of the assumptions that result in a hostile environment for women in tech. But there are more sources, as this article points out. Where do we start changing the assumptions, and why is it important to make the changes? Here are some of the places and reasons to begin. Don’t be left behind.
by Rony Zarom
Designing systems and methods to support learning in a multi-generational workforce is now more of a challenge than it has been in decades. This is due not only to the generational diversity of work teams, but also to the different ways in which the different generations use technology. Here’s an answer to this dilemma.
While the tech and gaming industries are notorious for their gender bias and harassment issues, the learning industry has much more female representation and leadership. In many organizations, female executives are common in HR and training. Our field should have no problem with gender bias, but it does. Here is a look at the issue, and what we can do about it.
by Donna Wells
The “sharing economy” is one of the latest disruptive developments that executives and senior leaders, as well as learning and talent development managers, must be aware of and take into account in their strategies and planning. Onboarding is a particularly critical activity that companies frequently overlook as they execute their strategy. Here are some thoughts on the challenge.
How does gender bias affect women in the eLearning professions, and what can we do about it? This is the first in a series of articles by and about women and their experiences in our field that will explore these questions. We hope that readers will participate in the conversation.