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February 22, 2013

The Use Of Music And Animation In eLearning

Do you think that introductory music and animation clips help, motivate and engage the participants of an e-learning course? Do genre, volume level and duration affect their concentration? Do music and animation clips constitute an attention grabber or an annoyance factor? Apparently, views are conflicting and experiences differ.

by Christopher Pappas
February 21, 2013

How To Create Interactivity That Works

How many times you have come across sessions that make you click various on screen objects and claim to be interactive? How many times you have talked to vendors who claim their content to be interactive because it has quizzes after every 5 screen? I guess the answer will be a plenty of times.
by Shyamanta Baruah
January 27, 2013

Differentiating Leadership Development - Design Recommendations for Leadership Development

Executive leadership development shares similarities with other learning programs. For example, it must direct itself to the specific needs of its audience, and learner reflection is important to increase retention for on-the-job application. For the senior learner, application of knowledge and skills is tantamount to success of their company. A support structure should be in place with regular reminders to help the senior leader apply new knowledge and behaviors in how they lead to affect change

by Ruth Kustoff
January 24, 2013

A View Into The Future Of eLearning

As more organizations are discovering the advantages of eLearning, there is a greater push to take instructor-led courses online. The challenge of course, is how to do this effectively. Fortunately, we have arrived at a point in time where technology now supports the promise of the virtual classroom. From the time personal computers entered the workplace, this has been a goal of training developers. The future is now here.

by Jeffrey Roth
January 21, 2013

A Learning Strategy: Reaching Organizational Goals

Many organizations have similar approaches in providing learning opportunities. Staff is encouraged to participate in online programs or webinars, attend a conference, and in some cases, take advantage of a tuition assistance program. Others still provide ad hoc programs offered by different business groups providing learning opportunities on internal processes or technical training. This approach doesn’t support or foster a learning environment. If you offer such opportunities, but don't have a plan that identifies how learning aligns to organizational goals – and how individual goals contribute to reaching them – then there’s an opportunity to create a learning strategy.
by Ruth Kustoff
January 19, 2013

Learning from Harvard: MOOC story, pt4

This latest installment of my quest to find online best practice from inside Harvard’s CS50x MOOC took a slightly different direction than previous weeks. Now that I’m in the groove of the course, I have been able to reflect less on working with the content and more on working with my peers in the class. And I’ve realized that I’m not a very strong asset to them.

by Joseph Kern