Managing eLearning

Gamification Basics

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Gamification is revolutionizing the field of learning and development. That was the main thrust of the Game On! Gamification Strategies for Instructional Designers and Trainers skills seminar I led at the recent ASTD Chicagoland Chapter meeting at the DePaul University School for New Learning on September 18th. Using mircrocredentials to reward users for acquiring new knowledge or […]

eLearning Book Review: The Accidental Instructional Designer

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Instructional designers and eLearning managers can learn something from Cammy Bean’s book Here’s a question for the eLearning managers out there: How many members of your instructional design team got involved in the field by accident? As the demand for training within organizations, professional associations, industries, and businesses continues to outpace the supply of formally […]

Explore eLearning at the Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning

The summer is always a busy season for industry conferences and eLearning networking opportunities, and one event near and dear to my heart is the Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning held in Madison, Wisconsin. The 2014 conference is set for August 12th-14th at the Monona Terrace. Having this important meeting of industry experts […]

Discussing the ASTD Handbook, eLearning, and Published Expertise with Elaine Biech

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When my copy of the second edition ASTD Handbook arrived at the office this summer, I immediately felt the urge to explore my new resource and see what content made the final cut for an important industry asset. Call me old fashioned, but I do still see the value in a thoughtfully constructed book curated […]

What Digital eLearning Trends will Emerge at the Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase 2014?

A picture of the Thorne Auditorium from the 2013 Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase. Image via http://www.chicagoelearningshowcase.com/images/backgrounds/cets2013-thorne-auditorium.jpg

If you are an eLearning manager seeking a great opportunity to network with industry professionals, discuss the latest eLearning trends and best practices, and learn new approaches and techniques from experts, I strongly encourage you to make plans to attend the 2014 Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase. The all-day event will be held at the […]