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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
by Janet Clarey
Addressing employees’ learning needs in today’s organizations requires a flexible, comprehensive approach that addresses the entire learning ecosystem. The Guild Academy proudly announces a new course that delivers a learning environment design to help you select a powerful set of resources in support of learning in your organization!
by Janet Clarey
A degree in instructional design provides the skills to create effective instruction and to manage projects. It covers tools and technologies, theories and models. But nearly all programs leave a gap in the graduate’s skill set: the real-world business side of the profession. The Guild Academy has a way to fill that void with the essentials that will support your success!
With a multitude of tools, technologies, platforms, and systems on the market, learning executives face a dizzying array of options to support formal and informal learning and performance. Building a cohesive strategy that spans multiple technologies is a serious undertaking, fraught with challenges. What’s a leader to do? Discover a learning ecosystem mindset that integrates them all.