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by Andrew Hughes

When a company decides to embark on an eLearning project, there are many decisions to make. One of these decisions is about the choice between synchronous and asynchronous learning. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each of these approaches? Here’s a quick guide!

Spotlight   |   November 26, 2014
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by Dennis Gullotti

Only 35 percent of executives believe their organizations have the know-how to transform their business, even though 85 percent of large companies expect they must do so in the next five years. How can organizations build leadership and management capability, not just among senior managers, but at all levels? Here are some key ideas for building a learning and leading culture.

Spotlight   |   November 19, 2014
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by Andrew Hughes

“Gamification” and “game-based learning” are buzzwords in the education and training industry. Although both are innovative ways to train your learners, they aren’t actually interchangeable. While both may relate to education and training, each supports learning in a different way. Here’s a quick comparison!

Spotlight   |   October 29, 2014
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by Jordan Opel

The future of every nation lies in its educational system and how well that system prepares students for success in science, technology, engineering, and math. Nowhere is that more true than in the United States, which lags the rest of the developing world in these fields. Here is a quick look at what is at stake, not only for the US, but for every nation.

Spotlight   |   October 9, 2014
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by Bill Brandon

Content—text, video, images, audio, links, blogs, websites—is everything on the web, including eLearning. This mass of content contains much that is useful to you professionally (when you can find it), and much that is frankly pretty sketchy. Learning Solutions Magazine is a free, organized island of useful professional information in this sea, and you should subscribe to it! Here’s why.

Spotlight   |   August 20, 2014
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by Marc Rosenberg

How does Amazon.com so effortlessly connect “zillions” of people with “zigabytes” of product information? The answer, in part, is through using advanced knowledge-management (KM) techniques. In the eLearning field, we can learn a lot from how Amazon approaches the relationship between customers and information.

Spotlight   |   July 29, 2014
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by Megan Torrance

Agile project management and lean manufacturing influence many activities today. LLAMA (lot like agile methods approach) applies those two processes and instructional-design best practices to deliver effective eLearning. At the Learning Solutions 2014 Conference, we crowd-sourced ways to reduce waste in instructional design, and we present the results of that work here.

Spotlight   |   June 18, 2014
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by Christian Gainsbrugh

By now, you have probably heard of the Heartbleed exploit that may be one of the most extensive security vulnerabilities to have ever affected the Internet. We hope you have changed your passwords on affected sites by now! Here is an action guide for response to Heartbleed, written for eLearning professionals. Talk this over with your IT manager as soon as possible!

Spotlight   |   April 16, 2014
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by Rob McKinney

Leadership development is now a strategic lever for organizations. Today’s business environment puts more responsibility on leaders earlier in their careers than ever before. Yet senior executives are not confident in their mid-level bench strength. Read how successful organizations are using eLearning as a key element to overcome this leadership gap.

Spotlight   |   April 2, 2014
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by Jennifer Neibert

As a community of practice, the success of The eLearning Guild is dependent on the willingness of members to share their knowledge, expertise, and insights with other members. At Learning Solutions 2014, the Guild recognized a number of individuals for their exceptional contributions, and we congratulate our newest Guild Master, Global Giveback, and SolutionFest award winners!

Spotlight   |   March 26, 2014
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