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by Bill Brandon

The eLearning Guild offers more opportunities and resources for your professional development than can be easily counted, but here are 21 of them (maybe more than that) for your consideration.

Tip   |   September 3, 2015
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by Shannon Poser

Here are five tips for creating—and maintaining—an innovative training concept. By making your program unique to your company and intriguing to your staff, “distinctifying” it on a continual basis, and eliminating what doesn’t work, you not only engage your employees, you also ensure success.

Tip   |   September 1, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

Membership at paid levels in The eLearning Guild gives you free access to hundreds of resources in our expanding collections! This article will introduce you to some of these resources and help you learn how to use the collections. This week you will find links to a graphic design technique, mobile learning strategy, professional competency insights, and gamification techniques.

Tip   |   August 26, 2015
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by John Parsons

Video for eLearning is not just recorded lectures (long and boring) or high-end productions (long and expensive). It’s time to re-imagine video as a collection of shorter pieces—eLearning content that you can reuse and recycle—to reduce costs and increase our courseware flexibility.

Tip   |   August 19, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

New links to great content from The eLearning Guild, including a live event (requires registration). Other links to three videos: building your organization’s mobile strategy, tips for dealing with text shrink, and a DemoFest presentation on sales- staff training.

Tip   |   August 18, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

New links to some of the latest and greatest content offered through The eLearning Guild. This week: picking an authoring tool for mobile learning, designing mobile learning user interfaces, an authoring tool comparison, and creating a 3-D effect in PowerPoint.

Tip   |   August 6, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

Audio—in other words, sound—is a key sensory element in eLearning productions. In a good production, audio can engage learners, it can add to the information the learners receive, and it can provide important cues. There are many resources in The eLearning Guild’s archives to help you include audio in your productions. Here are six examples.

Tip   |   July 22, 2015
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by Cynthia Alderman

Online learning has to contend with a lot of competition for a learner’s attention. Alternatives are always just a mouse-click or a finger-tap away. How can a designer counter the ever-present distractions? Here are a half-dozen quick ideas for getting and maintaining learner engagement.

Tip   |   July 16, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

Scripts are an important, make that vital, part of creating effective video. Unfortunately, most eLearning designers never receive any training in how to write a script that works! Here are six outstanding resources from the Guild archive that will help you put together professional, effective scripts.

Tip   |   July 15, 2015
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by Bill Brandon

Did you ever want to try something different in your eLearning or performance support production, but you were stymied because you didn’t know how? The eLearning Guild’s archive of content has thousands of resources waiting for you! This is the start of a series that delivers the best of what’s there, matched to your specific project needs.

Tip   |   July 9, 2015
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