Spotlight: Celebrating International Women's Day

Celebrating International Women's Day
Summary: This edition of Spotlight celebrates International Women's Day 2021 by showcasing top L&D women authors. Explore 6 female L&D perspectives that cover the eLearning spectrum, from remote training to learning inclusivity.

Commemorating International Women's Day

Maria Montessori, Margaret Mead, and Margaret Bancroft were some of the early educational trailblazers. However, there's a new group taking up the torch. L&D women authors are paving the way for other eLearning professionals with their unique insights and expertise. In honor of International Women's Day, we'd like to shine the spotlight on 6 amazing articles penned by these pioneers and industry thought leaders.

AGILE Design And Rapid Prototyping In Virtual Leadership Development

Adjusting to the changes in business and industry stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, how can Instructional Designers and eLearning developers meet demands for the rapid development of virtual leadership development opportunities without sacrificing quality or design integrity? Melissa Cummings is an innovator in solutions for enterprise learning and leadership development. She designs effective education initiatives and strategies that achieve results. She also promotes learning and leadership development through the application of adult learning theory, evidence-based research, and solid design principles, developing unique, innovative strategic solutions to solve enterprise challenges.

All About The Emotions-Driven Learning Process In Adults

For decades, learning was mainly examined from the cognitive and motivational aspects. In this article, we explore how emotions have a substantial influence on the cognitive processes in humans, including perception, attention, learning, memory, reasoning, and problem-solving. Sindhuja Sreenivasan is a growth strategist, thought leader, and certified digital marketing specialist. She is high-spirited and self-motivated to put to use all the efficiency in the best interest of the organization. Also, she is keen to achieve holistic development through the little joys in life. An optimist, who is always strives for the best.

Coping With Remote Learning

Learning is a communicative process and is enhanced if given priority and opportunity. Rosemary Sage is a professor of communication. She is also a speech pathologist, psychologist, teacher, Dean TCOT, director of speech-language services, language advisor, RSLT advisor, trustee, and governor. Her areas of research include language, education, and employment. Rosemary has also published books and papers.

Diversify Your Training: Why Inclusion Matters And How To Do It Right

What does diversity and inclusion look like within the context of eLearning? What do they bring to the table? And, how can you truly and immediately diversify your training materials? Amber Hartmann is a director of product development and has been an eLearning Jedi since 1999.

How The 8 Design Principles Should Be Applied To Learning

A practical guide on how to apply the 8 principles of design to digital learning to help you create better learning experiences. Stephanie Bandli is a Learning Experience Designer. With a varied skillset, she tries to combine her knowledge of Instructional Design, interaction design, and graphic design to create highly user-friendly, interactive, and engaging learning experiences.

Using Social Media As A Disruptive Innovation For Virtual Learning

This article discusses how social media can potentially spark a new educational trend for increasing student engagement in a Virtual Learning Environment. Jenae Whitfield is a doctoral candidate in educational leadership with a specialization in educational technology. She is also a certified secondary mathematics teacher with 14 years of teaching experience.


International Women's Day is just a small reminder of the vital role that women play in every industry. Discover how these L&D women authors are leading the eLearning charge and making a difference in the ID field. Also, if you would like to write for a future edition of Spotlight and need an article suggestion, please contact our editorial team at [email protected].