Managing eLearning

Hiring the Right LMS Administrator

Work Tasks and Skill Set Uncovered: An Interview with Elizabeth Lepkowski I occasionally encounter customers of our Learning Management System that are unaware of the need to hire people to support the system. Or they end up hiring a person who does not have the technical skills to administer the LMS. Sometimes customers make the […]

Game-Changing Games

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I have been exposed to Dr. Kurt Squire’s video games and learning curriculum since 2006, when I was a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Squire inspired me to provide leadership for development teams that created innovative game-based learning for Miller Brewing (Score Your Pour) and an extensive curriculum for the Children’s Hospital […]

Management Tips from Pixar Animation

I have found that managers often educate and enrich themselves professionally by reading non-fiction business books.  Why?  Because this allows a budding manager an opportunity to peek into the inner workings of another business to see what works and what doesn’t.  This can provide managers with insights on how to modify or change aspects of […]

Web-Based Authoring Tools for Scalable eLearning Development: The Time Has Come

The era of web-based authoring systems is here. As more organizations and associations embrace rapid eLearning development to keep pace with new products and services, evolving business needs, and industry and government regulations, the need for distributed authoring solutions that enable collaborative, team-based development continues to grow. Web-based products such as Claro and Composica promise […]

Encouraging Rookie Smarts

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Book Review: Rookie Smarts by Liz Wiseman A few weeks ago, I attended ISA’s 2015 Annual Business Retreat, a summit for executives in the training industry. The keynote was Sparking Brilliant Work, by Liz Wiseman, President of the Wiseman Group, a high-profile leadership consulting firm. Wiseman started her talk by acknowledging that the modern business […]