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by Pamela Hogle

Learners retain information presented visually better than information presented only as text. Microlearning videos, as part of an eLearning strategy, enhance the effectiveness of training. Create low-budget, high-engagement microlearning videos with free tools!

Spotlight   |   August 31, 2016
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by Clark Quinn

“Deeper design” goes beyond traditional instructional design to reflect on what’s known about how we learn and what that implies for the strategy. Too often we talk about “content” without talking about the subtleties. Continuing the story of how a team of designers implemented these ideas, here is their high-level process as they move from the objectives to deciding on pedagogy.

Spotlight   |   August 31, 2016
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by Pamela Hogle

Breaking long-format online or in-person training into small “nuggets”—microlearning—makes it possible to give learners the information they need at the time they need it, at their desktops or via mobile devices.

Spotlight   |   August 30, 2016
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by Pamela Hogle

Social media platforms make it easy to develop large “professional” learning networks. A learning network can arise around use of the same software tool, discussion of learning strategy or eLearning design and development models, or exploration of content on the same topic. Learn about it here!

Spotlight   |   August 24, 2016
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by Clark Quinn

This is the start of a narration, a story—working out loud, in other words—about how a small group of designers decided to build a better way to support learning. The end of this narration will come in September, when the team releases its product, free of charge, to the world. Enjoy the view as you travel along with the team under the guidance of The eLearning Guild’s first Guild Master.

Spotlight   |   August 24, 2016
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by Mark Magnacca

Sales organizations are using more just-in-time video learning to drive sales productivity. Over time, video will enhance onboarding of new sales professionals and their foundational training, and also support sales enablement, simplifying the collection, curation, and sharing of valuable content from the field. This article explains how this works, and provides a success story to illustrate.

Spotlight   |   August 17, 2016
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by Pamela Hogle

Technology puts adaptive learning, tailoring educational content to each learner’s level and progress rate, within easier reach of millions of people. The advantages to this approach include greater engagement and real-time monitoring of progress. Here’s an explanation of the concept and how it fits into instructional design.

Spotlight   |   August 16, 2016
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by Pamela Hogle

Nanodegrees, Open Badges—whatever you call them, alternative credentials are filling gaps that traditional academic degrees can’t or won’t; employers are increasingly turning inward to design needed training. Here’s an overview of credential types, their risks, and their benefits. Along with workplace learning and newer ways to approach performance, this is a topic on which you must stay informed!

Spotlight   |   August 11, 2016
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by Pamela Hogle

User-centered design engages learners in all stages of design, development, and testing of eLearning products. This approach can help eLearning developers and designers avoid costly mistakes, achieve better design, and produce usable, successful eLearning modules.

Spotlight   |   August 10, 2016
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by Jeff Carpenter

Learning leaders rarely get the credit due for impacting employee performance and bottom-line results. But we must share the blame. We often fail to communicate our successes, and our goals don’t always align with what the business has in mind. We make assumptions that interfere with demonstrating the impact of learning to the business goals. Here are steps you can take to change all that!

Spotlight   |   August 10, 2016
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