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October 20, 2014

In this issue…


DevLearn 2014 Advance Registration Closes This Friday

Last chance to lock in your spot for DevLearn 2014! Advance online registration closes at 12:00 PM PT this Friday, October 24. Whether you are registering for the full conference or a complimentary Expo+ pass, you can still register in person while onsite in Las Vegas, but advance online registration will expedite your onsite check-in. We hope to see you next week, October 29 – 31 at Bellagio Las Vegas. Register now. Remember, paid eLearning Guild members save 20% on registration—a savings of more than $300!

Don’t Let Compliance Audits Take You by Surprise (SPONSOR)

Net Dimensions

Brandon Hall Group’s 2014 Compliance Survey indicates 90% of companies say it is important they are able to demonstrate learning compliance to an external agency, and about half of those say it is critical to their business. The ever-changing labyrinth of regulations facing organizations around the world presents unique challenges to the learning function. How are companies meeting these challenges, especially those in regulation-heavy industries, as well as ensuring readiness for compliance training audits at any time? Join this interactive webinar and see the results of Brandon Hall Group’s 2014 Compliance Survey, identifying global trends, challenges and strategies. Register today!

The eLearning Guild Academy

Agile Project Management for eLearning

Agile project management is a method well-suited for managing a creative eLearning development process. In this online course taught by Megan Torrance, you will focus on applying agile project management techniques to scope out a project, estimate and plan the work, generate frequent iterations to gather more feedback, and welcome constant change into the development process. This course includes personal coaching and feedback from the instructor. Register now! Remember, paid eLearning Guild members save 20% on registration!

“Agile Project Management is one of the best CE courses I’ve done in years. My colleagues and I have already created the action maps for our next initiative.”
—Marcy Brown, eLearning Project Manager, Vocollect, a Honeywell Company

Online M.S. Ed. in Learning Design & Technology (SPONSOR)

Purdue University

Purdue University’s online M.S. Ed. in Learning Design and Technology program prepares you to master current, proven learning methods through a rigorous curriculum. Learn to design and deliver effective instructional materials for any audience. Click here or call us today at 877-497-5851 for more information.

Thought Leaders Webinars

Three Experts on the Secrets to Successful Synchronous Online Events

Tammy Olson, Karen Hyder, Melissa Chambers

Join us for a complimentary webinar, on November 5 at 10:00 AM PT, as we talk with three experts, Karen Hyder, Melissa Chambers, and Tammy Olson, about designing and producing successful synchronous online events. They will review several real-life challenges and discuss how you can meet these challenges with grace and ease. Just about anyone with a computer, an Internet connection, and a headset can produce and lead a virtual class, webinar, or other synchronous event, but it takes more to make it truly successful. Join this webinar to learn how to make your next online events a success! Register now.

Adobe Captivate 8—Author Once. Author for All. (SPONSOR)


Adobe Captivate 8 helps you to easily create responsive eLearning content without programming, using an intuitive multi device authoring canvas. Use the in-product preview to see how your project appears on various screens. Tweak content for a specific device by simply moving, resizing and editing objects. Harness the power of mobile devices by enabling gesture support and location aware capabilities. Publish as a single project to automatically deliver the most appropriate experience for your learner’s device. Adopt a mobile-first approach to eLearning, without changing the way you work. Learn more.

Learning Solutions Magazine

The Secret of Better Project Management; Plus, Learning and Performance Ecosystems

The Secret of Better Project Management: Task Cards. While ADDIE summarizes the important steps in a systems approach to instructional design, it has trouble with common scope issues: task management, time, and budget. Task cards help resolve this. Learn more.

Marc My Words: In Learning and Performance Ecosystems, the Whole Is Greater Than the Sum of the Parts (Part One). Here is your high-level introduction to the ecosystem concept, and why it is so critical to your future. 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.


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