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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.

Spotlight   |   March 25, 2015
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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.

Spotlight   |   March 19, 2015
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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.

Spotlight   |   February 26, 2015
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by Koreen Pagano

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.

Spotlight   |   February 19, 2015
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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.

Spotlight   |   February 17, 2015
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by Mason Martin

Performance support is not a new concept, but it manifests differently for today’s mobile workforce than it did 30 years ago in a deskbound environment. Here is a quick summary of the major benefits of mobile performance support.

Spotlight   |   January 28, 2015
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by Julie Dirksen

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.

Spotlight   |   January 22, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

While there are perennial topics that readers of Learning Solutions Magazine are always interested in (authoring tools, video, LMS, etc.), it is the list of most-read articles that tells us where the practice is heading. The top 10 most-read articles of 2014 provide some interesting insights.

Spotlight   |   January 7, 2015
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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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