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The Future of Authoring Tools

The e-Learning Guild has updated a survey, "The Next Generation of Asynchronous Authoring Tools:  What Practitioners want in 2017"  that offers some surprising insights into how eLearning delivery systems are changing. The survey, began in 2013, reinforces the importance of tools that allow authors to embed multimedia in their courses. In the Guild survey, most of the respondents have had years...
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Is Augmented Reality (AR) In Your Future?

Augmented Reality Decorating
Augmented Reality or AR has been around for decades.  First used by Boeing engineers some 30 years ago to understand complex wiring diagrams, AR is now being employed by more and more businesses to put the learner or client in the driver's seat. Briefly, Augmented Reality differs from Virtual Reality because it overlays visual imagery on real objects in real time.  Virtual Reality (VR) complete...
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Coping With BYOD

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is a fact of life in the workplace. Most employees and contractors now bring their smart phones and tablets to workplaces and expect to hook into employer networks so they can complete work assignments and have the luxury of using their devices for personal reasons. But this reality raises a series of questions and problems, foremost among them, data security, bran...
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11 Ideas to Spark Design Creativity

What sparks your design creativity? It's an interesting question with answers that are as varied as the way you approach design problems. Recently, the E-Learning Guild polled dozens of leading eLearning designers to find out how they approach the creative conundrum. My Learning Space culled through the list of ideas and came up with a number of them we thought you'd be interested in, or may...
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User Generated Content Unlocking Your Potential

User Generated Content (UGC) is a tricky piece of business for L&D professionals.  The idea behind incorporating UGC in your training is that the dynamic nature of the modern workplace makes developing training a very fluid affair. Many big name companies are turning to UGC to help them keep up with those changes, particularly when training budgets and staff shrink.  It is  incumbent on cou...
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Content Marketing-Hooked, Line, and Sinker

We're going to show you a picture that really gets to the heart of content marketing. This is a still image from a Road Runner cartoon.  (Click the link for the You Tube full length cartoon.) Like all Road Runner cartoons, it's based on the hilarious attempts of Wile E. Coyote to trap and eat the Road Runner, which outwits the cartoon coyote with its speed and cunning. In this scenari...
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