eLearning Insider

August 18, 2014

In this issue…

Performance Support Symposium

Get Your Organization Started with Performance Support

The idea of performance support (PS) has been around for years; however, in many ways the conversation around PS today has changed. Technical advances have greatly improved the way we support people in their work; more and more organizations are finding success with PS. Join us at the Performance Support Symposium 2014, September 8 & 9 in Boston, MA, and learn from leading companies and industry experts how to get started with PS. Learn more.

The discounted hotel rate at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel has been extended to next Monday, August 25, but the hotel may sell out earlier. Register and make your reservations now!

Live Webinar: Closing Skill Gaps at Caterpillar (SPONSOR)


According to Bersin by Deloitte, one of the top three factors separating HILOs from the others is Content Capability. Join David Mallon, Head of Research at Bersin by Deloitte, as he interviews Michael Miller, Process and Standards Supervisor at Caterpillar, Inc. to learn how Content Strategy is driving Caterpillar’s drive to personalized learning and transforming how their dealer technicians will learn and demonstrate competency and skills in the future. Click here to register for the Aug 28 webinar ”Closing Skill Gaps at Caterpillar Starts with Content Strategy“ at 11 AM MDT. Sponsored by Xyleme, Inc.

The eLearning Guild Research

Announcing the Informal Learning Takes Off Research Report

Informal Learning Takes Off

In this new Guild Research Report, Informal Learning Takes Off, Jane Hart examines the results of a survey about informal learning in the workplace. The report suggests that L&D has more to do to support the natural, unplanned, informal learning of individuals and teams. Find out which types of informal learning in the workplace are most popular today.

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Saint Mary’s M.Ed. in Learning Design & Technology (SPONSOR)

Saint Mary's University

Integrating technological insights and groundbreaking research, the M.Ed. in Learning Design and Technology program redefines what constitutes teaching by exploring the way people learn. Educators are transformed into master teachers, ready to connect with today's diverse learners. To learn more click here or call 877-497-5851.

The eLearning Guild Academy

Introduction to the xAPI for eLearning Designers

The Experience API (xAPI) is a new eLearning standard designed to replace SCORM for designing, tracking, and analyzing learning solutions. There are a number of learning resources available to help developers get started with xAPI, but not many for learning designers—until now. In this new four-session introductory course for eLearning designers you’ll learn what the xAPI is, how it works, and its implications for learning design and analytics. Discover how to blend learning experiences to improve and better target learning needs by designing xAPI-enabled learning programs. Learn more.

Best of mLearnCon

Webinar This Wednesday: Design Models and Patterns for Creating Better eLearning

Cammy Bean

Join Cammy Bean, this Wednesday, August 20, at 10:00 AM PT for the complimentary Best of DevLearn Webinar as she explores a core set of learning-design models or patterns that will help you to easily and quickly deliver effective learning solutions. These models combine some of the best principles and leading practices gained from years of research and experience and are easily applicable to the vast majority of learning requirements that come your way. Register now!

Demofest—Sponsored by Weejee Learning

Share Your Work with Your eLearning Peers

One of the best ways you can contribute to the learning community is by sharing your work with others and helping them to learn from your successes—and your failures—along the way. A great example of this is eLearning DemoFest at DevLearn. Every year at DevLearn, dozens of conference participants show off their latest projects during eLearning DemoFest, sharing information about the tools, technologies, and processes they used to build them. We are currently accepting submissions for this year’s eLearning DemoFest at DevLearn, and we invite you to share your latest work. Learn more.

Learning Solutions Magazine

A Match Made in Heaven: Performance Support and Mobile; Plus, The Visual System and Learning

A Match Made in Heaven: Performance Support and Mobile. Even when the eLearning is well-designed, employees will need support at the moment they are trying to use what they learned. Performance support, especially on a mobile device, may be the solution. Learn more.

Brain Science: The Visual System and Learning. Neuroscience has learned a lot about the way that the brain processes visual information. This article provides insights into the two distinct visual systems that operate concurrently and independently. 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.


eLearning Guild Blog Update

We’ve been keeping busy on TWIST, The eLearning Guild blog, the past few weeks. Check out the latest contributions from David Kelly, Janet Clarey, and more!

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