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This house believes the only way is e-learning

Clive on Learning

This was the motion I had to argue for in a debate last week at a conference of NHS pharmacists. I definitely got the short straw because it's impossible to defend an absolute. And of course e-learning is not the only way. I decided to argue instead for the idea that e-learning (defined very broadly) is where attention should be focused given the problems we're currently facing in workplace learning. Traditional training cannot help us to overcome these problems. The only way to overcome these obstacles is through e-learning. The only way is e-learning

What Does An Instructional Designer Actually DO?


Many people trying to get into the field of instructional design ultimately have the same question: what does an instructional designer do? The answer to this question isn't very simple as it depends on a variety of factors, but Joel Gardner gives his high level explanation as to what instructional design consists of, and what is the role of the instructional designer. Tweet.

Are Your Training Methods Outdated? Survey Says: Yes


Like a carton of milk that’s past its sell date, the concept of something being “out-dated” means it’s been superseded by something better, and can safely be discarded. But according to a new survey, many training managers in the U.K. may have missed this very basic point. You’d think the two responses would line up pretty neatly, but you’d be wrong.

How to Sell a LMS

eLearning 24-7

One of my favorite movies of all time is Glengarry Glen Ross. The film should be required viewing to anyone who is in sales. Sales at its most basic form is about enticing people to purchase your product. Yet, it continues to amaze me at the number of people in this industry who fail such a basic concept. Listening. We do this every day. We talk to people – friends, colleagues, the person at the store, etc., and listen. But are we really listening? How often have you listened to someone, but are thinking of other things? How often are you not really “listening”? We offer that.

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Articulate understands the practitioners.learn the lesson

Learning Developments

I've been in the software industry for a long time and I've never seen the perfect product. As I've been reading all the hype on Articulate Storyline this week, I am reminding myself of that. It looks like a great product. But a game-changer.not likely. A software tool is not a game-changer but a community of practitioners can be. I agree with R.J. Jacquez when he lists Articulate community as his number one reason to appreciate Articulate Storyline. It is how we use the content authoring software that really matters. That is where I believe Articulate creates competitive advantage. Lectora?

Educational Game Design Q&A

Clark Quinn

I was contacted for a research project, and asked a series of questions. Thought I’d document the answers here, too. How many years have you been designing educational games? Over 30, actually, off and on. Started with my first job out of college, designing and programming educational computer games. Been a recurrent theme in my career since then. Please use one of your games as an example.

DabbledooMusic creative music-making in the classroom

The E-Learning Curve

DabbledooMusic is a free online resource for classroom-based creative music-making DabbledooMusic creative music-making in the classroom is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog. e-learning creative mindtool

#TrainChat Wrap-Up: Separating ‘Social Learning’ from ‘Social Media’


On Friday, we hosted our weekly Twitter #TrainChat with Mindflash blogger and training expert David Kelly , to discuss his recent article on how “social learning” and “social media” differ, and how they can work together. We’ve condensed the responses into a sort of linear narrative. Please excuse any Twitter-ese grammar. E-learning e-learning employee training L&D learning and development training

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DevLearn 2012 - The Makings of an Epic Learning Adventure for All Training Professionals

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Every DevLearn is an epic adventure for me. And every year I work hard to make sure it is for you too. This year, however, is beginning to feel extra special. Maybe because it's 2012 and with the Mayan calendar ending, perhaps this will be the last DevLearn. But I'm not the type to take such a pessimistic outlook. DevLearn 2011 Highlights from The eLearning Guild on Vimeo.