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Join Us in Orlando at Learning Solutions 2014!

We hope to see you at eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions Conference & Expo, next week, March 19-21, as we gather to redefine training and technology, in Orlando! Even if you can’t attend the entire conference, you can still join learning colleagues at Learning Solutions―a FREE Expo+ registration gets you access to the Expo, Expo Reception, Expo Learning Stages, SolutionFest and the Learning Solutions Bookstore.

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[Upcoming Webinar] Individualized Learning is Easier Than You Think

Wednesday, March 27 — 1:00 PM (Central)

Join Christopher Allen, product marketing manager of ZebraZapps, for this 90-minute webinar—Individualized Learning is Easier Than You Think, Wednesday, March 27th, 1:00 - 2:30 PM (Central).

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An Organization’s Inspirational e-Learning Quest to Achieve Improved Performance


by Ethan Edwards, chief instructional strategist

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eLearnChat Podcast: ZebraZapps Discussion & Demos

by Christopher Allen, product marketing manager, ZebraZapps

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An e-Learning Tool Revolution

by Ethan Edwards, chief instructional strategist

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Looking Back: Refelecting on the History of e-Learning

by Ethan Edwards, chief instructional strategist

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What Counts as e-Learning?

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Building Effective e-Learning with Any Authoring Tool

by Ethan Edwards, chief instruction strategist 

I came across a really encouraging post in an e-learning forum this week with a great example of a point I try to often to get across when talking about e-Learning design.  New designers and developers say with great regularity that they can’t do much except page-turners because of the tools at their disposal.  My response is that with enough creativity and cleverness you can implement a good design in nearly any tool, to which I usually get some nods of agreement but also some skeptical rolling of the eyes.  Well, check out this little screencast at http://screenr.com/DK1. It’s a short presentation from Tom Kuhlmann of the Rapid E-Learning Blog in which he describes a solution he built entirely in PowerPoint/Articulate that recreates one of Allen Interactions’ most well-known and engaging examples: the Employee Security supervisor training piece.

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Better e-Learning Authoring Tools

by Michael Allen, Ph.D, CEO and chairman

Providing better authoring tools for e-learning

A common question we get when we demonstrate what we thinke-learning should be today is, “What tool did you use to develop that?”When we reveal the expertise it took, many respond that it would be too difficult, too expensive, and too time-consuming for them; and they’d be right. We have the power of skilled, talented people in our studios to make up for the lack of sufficiently powerful and yet easy to use tools, but most don’t. Is this, perhaps, a major reason why so much e-learning is not much more than a presentation with some questions?

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