May 29, 2014

Gamification in Business: How Learning and Development Can Take It Beyond the Hype

Is the buzz on gamification in business reaching its peak? According to Gartner’s Hype Cycle, that may be the case. Yet according to Brian Burke, gamification in business (and, we would argue, training) can “motivate people to do extraordinary things.” Experienced, talented learning and development professionals have the skills to take gamification in business beyond the hype.
by Cindy McCabe
May 29, 2014

eLearning Job Market Research Report

Online learning is in the midst of massive growth. Inc. Magazine named online learning “One of the top eight most lucrative industries in which to start a business for 2013 and beyond,” and Money Magazine listed “instructional designer” as the 38th (out of 100) best job in America for this year, citing a 28.3% job growth rate through 2023, and an average salary range between $63,700 and $97,400.
by Vicki Kunkel
May 28, 2014

mLearning: The Way of Learning Tomorrow

Mobile devices have become deeply engrained in our everyday lives. From reading to schedule management to entertainment to GPS, it is The Multi-Purpose Gadget in our lives and some have even said to suffer from the “phantom limb” syndrome without it! Mobile Learning, or mLearning for short, lets learners learn and get performance support via their mobile devices. This article introduces to you the unique features of mLearning, what it can be used for and the difference between mLearning and traditional eLearning.
by Joanne Chan
May 26, 2014

21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers

We, like many out there, are of the view that, though most learning designers possess good levels of skills around the traditional training (formal learning) area, their skill levels fall short around the informal or social learning areas. This is mainly because designing informal and social learning experiences for workplaces demands a diverse and unique set of qualities. Today, while we are in the midst of up-skilling our learning designers, we set out on a quick journey to revisit our most precious resources on this subject in order to see how to leverage these in our up-skilling exercise. Read on...
by Ravi Pratap Singh