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eLearning Insider

October 13, 2014

In this issue…


Join Us for a Google+ Hangout DevLearn Orientation Session This Thursday, October 16!

Join us for a Google+ Hangout event orientation session this Thursday at 11:00 AM PT. We’ll provide tips that will help you get the most from the conference and give you a preview of what to expect at DevLearn 2014. Haven’t registered for DevLearn yet? There’s still plenty of time to save:

  • Paid members save 20% off registration
  • Employees of government, nonprofit, and academic institutions save 35%
  • Groups of three or more from the same company save 10%
  • Best Deal: Premium Members get one full conference registration, plus one Pre-conference Certificate Program included in their membership
Lodging discount extended! Due to the tremendous growth of DevLearn this year, Bellagio has extended our special hotel discount to this Wednesday, October 15. Register and book your room today.

Game Changing Open Source LMS for the Enterprise (SPONSOR)


Totara Learning Solutions is dedicated to fundamentally changing the nature of the LMS software market. TotaraLMS is open source with its enterprise edition available via subscription. Totara can reduce a corporate enterprise's learning management costs significantly while providing some of the most advanced learning management functionality. Totara users come from a wide variety of sectors, including finance, retail, energy, health, and government organizations. Customers range from small enterprises to multi-national corporations with over 200,000 employees—a testament to Totara’s robust versatility and scalability. Organizations throughout the world have chosen Totara as their eLearning platform. For more information visit:

Online Forums

Making Learning Memorable with Graphics and Visual Design

Online Forum Speakers

To be appealing, effective, and truly memorable, most learning deliverables require more than just text and a few random graphics. Good graphics and visual design make learning easy to understand and enjoyable to look at, and students are likely to remember the learning and maybe even return to it for review. This Online Forum, Making Learning Memorable with Graphics and Visual Design, on November 13 & 14, will explore how we can make learning memorable by making it look good.

Register now! Remember, ONLINE FORUMS ARE COMPLIMENTARY for Member-Plus and Premium Members.

61 Tips for Making Learning Memorable

Want a Preview of This Online Forum?
Download the complimentary eBook 61 Tips for Making Learning Memorable with Graphics and Visual Design, which draws on the ideas and expertise of the speakers presenting in this forum.

The Seventh Annual Adobe Learning Summit, Oct. 27, Las Vegas (SPONSOR)

Adobe Learning Summit

At Adobe Learning Summit, (co-located with DevLearn 2014), you’ll get a chance to attend a day full of insightful eLearning sessions and meet experienced eLearning and mLearning professionals, industry luminaries and Adobe product teams. Don’t miss the opening keynote session by Andy Stefanovich, as he explores the inspiration-creativity-innovation continuum. You can choose your sessions from four different tracks based on your skill level and interest. Save $100 on your registration fee if you are also registered for DevLearn. Don’t wait! Register now.

The eLearning Guild Academy

Build Your Skills in eLearning Tools and Technologies

Build new skills or enhance your current ones in various eLearning tools and technologies. Our live online tools and technologies courses, led by top-notch instructors, provide comprehensive instruction so you can build deep skills that will enable you to develop effective and dynamic learning experiences.

Remember, paid eLearning Guild members save 20% on registration!

Learning Solutions Magazine

Ten Steps to Plan & Communicate Your xAPI Design to a Web Developer; Plus, ID for the Real World

Ten Steps to Plan & Communicate Your xAPI Design to a Web Developer. To realize the full tracking potential of the xAPI in your instructional design, you will need to collaborate with a web developer who can manually code the xAPI statements. Learn more.

Nuts and Bolts: Instructional Design for the Real World. Textbooks and graduate courses on training and development sometimes suggest practices that are too good to be true in the real world. Here are seven tips that are better matched to our work. Learn more.

Find these articles and more in Learning Solutions Magazine, the eLearning industry’s oldest and most trusted source for practical information on the management, design, development, and implementation of eLearning.


Twitter Chat This Friday on Enhancing Your eLearning Design and Development Skills

Join us on Twitter for #GuildChat this Friday, October 17, from 11:00 AM PT – 12:00 PM PT. The chat topic for this week is Enhancing Your eLearning Design and Development Skills. During the chat we will be exploring the differences between design and development, the ways professionals develop their eLearning skill sets, and the skills we need to develop to support the workforce of tomorrow. We’ve posted a list of questions we will be covering during the chat here. To participate in the chat, simply use the hashtag #GuildChat in your tweets. We look forward to chatting with you this week!

Job Board Update

There have been several new jobs posted on The eLearning Guild Job Board:

Contact Us:
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