Open access STM publishing can work for both sides


Research Information noted that a Simba Information report said the journal Nature moved to an open access formula in December of 2014 in order to after the publication came under criticism for stifling access to important research with paywalls. This point of friction, finding ways to make information as widely available as possible while still allowing publishers to generate revenue, has led to some new methods of funding the publication of STM research.

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The Top 7 Gifts For An eLearning Professional: Our Christmas Wish List


For the ultimate eLearning professional, save their eyes this Christmas and buy a pair of protective lenses ; we recommend Gunnar computer eyewear because they are reasonably priced and very effective. For a more thorough look into this topic and to create impressive online videos, read this informative eBook ; ‘The Secret to Creating Great E-Learning Videos’. Instructional design books are the way forward in discovering what is the best way for people to learn effectively.

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48 Books Every Aspiring Chief Learning Officer Should Read


Now it’s in the third edition, e-Learning and the Science of Instruction is a manual for designing effective online courses. It offers clear and practical guidance as well as detailed case studies to help you develop effective social game-based learning solutions. First published in 1973, the 8th edition now includes thoughts on information technology and how new research in neuroscience applies to adult learning. – How to get more value from informal learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

The tools are democratizing the learning process (in the same way blogs did for information) and giving the capability to the front line people and removing the friction that the formal learning departments create. Sometimes that means using technology solutions, where I need to know both what technology will be effective and how to implement it. I would lump them into performance-support tools and not outside the realm of informal instruction.