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by Dan Merritts

The second screen, a term given to utilizing a second mobile device to access supplementary content or applications, is a powerful interactive component that can increase learner attention and engagement. Here are three things you can do to begin incorporating this technique into your eLearning designs.

Tip   |   May 19, 2015
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by Ben Muzzell

The shelf-life of knowledge is shrinking, and at the same time the amount of knowledge is growing. Maintaining currency of the workforce’s knowledge in an organization is a constant challenge that can only be met with a combination of learning and performance support. Here are some tips to help meet that challenge at the five moments of need.

Tip   |   May 13, 2015
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by Ronnie Duncan

A training program can help bridge cultural and workplace practice differences. Training delivered via eLearning modules or live online classes can be particularly effective, but it takes a lot of upfront work to get a successful program off the ground. Here are five keys that will help you design and deliver a successful global training program.

Tip   |   April 15, 2015
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by Sean Hougan

The number of learning management system (LMS) products and providers continues to increase, making the selection of an LMS more challenging than ever. Yet the benefits of choosing the right LMS the first time make the effort well worth it. Here are five basic tips to guide you, and an RFP (request for proposal) template to support your selection process.

Tip   |   April 8, 2015
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by Ben Muzzell

If you’re a manager or supervisor in a small-to-medium size business, you already know there’s never enough time for you to tackle every challenge you face. For example, how can you build a training program that is current, complete, effective, and affordable? Here’s a simple four-step process that starts with an “invisible” resource that you already have.

Tip   |   March 31, 2015
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by Becky Goldberg

eLearning developers often underestimate Lectora, but its great strength is the ability to integrate custom code alongside the out-of-the-box features. Here are two examples: controlling access based on launch date, and determining the user’s browser size in order to emulate responsive design features. If you are a Lectora user, or considering Lectora, you need to read this tip!

Tip   |   March 17, 2015
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by Rony Zarom

The second screen (using a mobile device to access supplementary content or applications) is no longer a passing trend, and no longer exclusive to viewers of popular television programs. Here’s an introductory look at this design strategy, and how it is already in use in eLearning.

Tip   |   March 11, 2015
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by Hilary Albert, Manjit Sekhon

In a recent corporate MOOC, over 85 percent of the participants completed the training—17 times higher than the average academic MOOC. What drove those results?

Tip   |   March 4, 2015
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by Greg Ball

Not every eLearning production needs video, but some really do. Which ones? Here are the three times you should include video in your project.

Tip   |   February 18, 2015
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by Kevin Lange

Audio adds necessary context to video components in eLearning productions, yet it is often overlooked or not done well because of cost considerations. However, even on a tight budget it is possible to improve the quality of the audio in your eLearning with the right equipment. Here’s a shopping list that will get you there without breaking the bank!

Tip   |   February 11, 2015
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