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April 2, 2014 by Andy Hill
What Alex Trebek Can Teach E-Learning Designers
Careful and deliberate e-learning design can foster learner engagement while still staying within your budget. What can designers learn from the "Jeopardy" segments playing in NYC taxi cabs?
Tags: e-learning | instructional design | Jeopardy
March 24, 2014 by Ben Mueller
The Last Millennial Article L&D Profs Need to Read
The New York Times Magazine published a remarkable think piece this month on millennial startup culture in Silicon Valley. The examination of the technology that rules their lives, the technology that they have created, is perhaps the best gateway to understanding Gen Y.
Tags: Millennials | learning and development | Silicon Valley
March 10, 2014 by Ben Mueller
Three Corporate Learning Takeaways from SXSWedu
The SXSWedu conference and festival wrapped up late last week in Austin. Check out these corporate takeaways from new learning technologies and broader trends in the world of education.
Tags: SXSWedu | EdTech | Higher Ed | K-12
March 6, 2014 by Rajon Tumbokon
LinkedIn Designs a Learner-Centric Enterprise Learning Platform
Research reveals that one third of LMS users are either unsatisfied or very unsatisfied with their platform. How did LinkedIn—the world's largest professional social network—address their own needs?
Tags: LMS | LinkedIn | e-learning
February 28, 2014 by Ben Mueller
Infographic: Could 2014 Be the Year of the Corporate MOOC?
Now that mobile and cloud computing technology are widely available, will 2014 finally see corporate trainers embracing MOOCs? See where learning and development can benefit the most.
Tags: mooc | Udemy | training
February 27, 2014 by Ben Mueller
The Rise of the Learning Record Store: An LRS Field Guide from CLN
The Learning Record Store is the repository for all learner data under Experience API (Tin Can) e-learning software. Although it offers unprecedented data capture and analysis, is the future of learners' privacy at stake?
Tags: LRS | learning record store | Experience API | tin can | xAPI | Personal Data Locker | PDL | learning management system | LMS
February 13, 2014 by Ben Mueller
Online Learning Reigns Victorious at Olympic Games
The Sochi Olympics are finally here in all of their supremely athletic and absurdly-arranged-bathroom glory. See how young athletes are using eLearning, sometimes referred to as virtual learning, as a way to continue their schooling while also training for the games.
Tags: online learning | training | Olympics
February 3, 2014 by Ben Mueller
Teachers 2.0: Corporate Takeaways from eLearning Startups
As MOOCs continue to dance down our blog feeds and automated lessons seem poised to replace the very teachers and L&D leaders they’re meant to aid, the newest crop of successful eLearning startups aren’t out for blood. As Brian Lamb of robotic eLearning startup Swivl put it, "We’re focusing on teachers rather Read more
Tags: elearning | Startups | learning and development | technology
January 30, 2014 by Ben Mueller
Bonjour Apprentissage! How Gamification Made Duolingo the Mobile App of the Year
Apple’s 2013 App of the Year, Duolingo, guides English-speakers through micro-lessons in Spanish, French, Italian, German, or Portuguese. And it does so by tapping into our wild gaming obsession.
Tags: Duolingo | gamification | learning technology
January 16, 2014 by Ben Mueller
4 CES Gadgets to Make Your L&D Department Swoon
The Consumer Electronic Show wrapped up last week in Las Vegas, and there was plenty for everyone to get excited about—learning and development leaders included. We’ve combed through our favorite gadgets and selected the toys that will make your L&D heart patter.
Tags: CES | learning and development | Gadgets