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Prototyping in eLearning

Upside Learning

Over the years, you have probably noticed that the typically linear eLearning development process has undergone some changes.

Infographic: The Staggering Cost of a Bad Hire


Your company is growing rapidly, and you’re desperately looking to fill in the gaps as quickly as possbile. However, putting the wrong people in those positions could ultimately end up costing even more.

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How to Create a Learning Journal to Go with Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

In an earlier post we looked at how to combine elearning with an on-the-job mentoring program. I received a lot of questions about the learning journal.

Digital Learning Content: A Designer's Guide

Clive on Learning

This week sees the release of my new book, Digital Learning Content: A Designer's Guide. The book is for anyone with an interest in helping others to learn. You may be a teacher, trainer, lecturer or coach. You may be a subject expert with knowledge you want to share or an experienced practitioner who wants to pass on their tips. You may already be a creator of learning content, looking to update their skills.

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Building a Business Case for Customer Training

Looking to expand your customer training program? Your executive team will likely have some concerns. Download this guide to learn how to prove the value of training and tackle objections head-on.

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Why eLearning Can Never Be Boring: Q&A with Cathy Moore


Cathy Moore is a recognized elearning and training expert who has helped dozens of organizations (including the U.S. Army, NATO, USPS, and Chevron) and shares her insights on her blog. In February, Moore will be presenting a two-day e-Learning Instructional Design Certificate at the Training 2012 conference in Atlanta, GA. She spoke with The Daily Mindflash about a crucial requirement for all training programs — to never, ever, be boring.

Book Review: Design for How People Learn, by Julie Dirksen by Clark N. Quinn

Learning Solutions Magazine

Julie Dirksen has just published an excellent guide to better learning design. Here are the details. Her book is recommended for beginning designers, and for subject matter experts who have found themselves drafted into creating eLearning.

The Decentralization of Everything


Part One: Bringing Order Out of Chaos … What you are reading was born as a simple post about elearning, and ended up taking on a life of its own… I wanted to write about why it is of critical importance at this point in the history of human evolution that learning is becoming available [.]. Education Future of education future of learning Learning

New eLearning Guild Research Report Media for eLearning: Top Tools by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Many an argument gets started over the merits and deficits of media tools – those indispensible software products that provide the functions required for creating, editing, and building media and eLearning content.

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

A Brave New World of Learning


The following is from NPR and I wanted to share it to make a point. Learning is becoming decentralized. Instead of going to Stanford, Stanford came to over 160,000 students worldwide and they learned about Artificial Intelligence. Really learned it in a way that allowed for knowledge and know-how to be transferred, tested and even [.]. Education elearning Future of education future of learning Learning Learning Technology


E-Learning Provocateur

Last year, Jeff Goldman published Free US History eLearning in honour of Independence Day. I thought it was such a wonderful idea, I have decided to do something similar in honour of Australia Day.

Annoying Journalism

There Is No Chalk

I read this story on Business Insider, and it proceeded to do nothing more than annoy me. Not because I feel some amount of trepidation over the problems the United States faces with cheaper competition in labor markets abroad, but because this story is just restating what we already know, while apparently seeking to send readers in the U.S. into a tailspin of doubt.Is the transplant of. workforce human performance china united states


E-Learning Provocateur

Last year, Jeff Goldman published Free US History eLearning in honour of Independence Day. I thought it was such a wonderful idea, I have decided to do something similar in honour of Australia Day. I hope you find the following Aussie-flavoured e-learning resources to be informative, fun and “bonza”… Facts and figures. • Come To Australia. It’s nice here. You’ll like it. • Where we live in Australia. • ABS Spotlight.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Free Webinar: Leveraging Voice Tools for Training

Take an e-Learning Break

January27th, 1:00pm ET Space isLimited Reserve Your Webinar Seat Now At: [link] You've tried every trick in the book to engage your learners. Everything fromsimple drag and drop to highly animated avatars but you may be missing out onone of the best and simplest forms of engagement, conversation. Learn how tointegrate interactive voice tools and audio based instructions to activelyengage the learner in a mobile application or a blended learning solution.

Six benefits of real quality assurance

Good To Great

Some people hate quality assurance. They enjoy the creative stages of a project, when they can map out storyboards or design ideas and turn policy-speak into friendly, accessible language. They don’t enjoy having to review that friendly, accessible language for typos. I have to confess though – and I’m sure this won’t surprise anyone who knows me even a little bit – that I do enjoy QA. There’s definitely an editor inside me.

#astdTK12: The ASTD 2012 TechKnowledge Conference is Ready to Begin!

Sudden Insight

Summary: The conference begins in the morning and I’m attending! Look for new posts on content for the balance of the week! There were some pre-conference workshops to start the week but I skipped those.