Managing eLearning

eLearning Predictions 2015


The arrival of a new year means we have new eLearning predictions to reveal! In 2015,  we believe experimentation with analytics-driven performance improvement will lead to more “intelligent recommendations” and personalized professional development in Continuing Medical Education and beyond.  We also think that extended enterprise LMS solutions will allow corporations to expand training opportunities and license to external, third-party audiences. […]

Talking eLearning ROI


Are you an eLearning expert with an excellent idea for a new initiative or online education program? Do you see an opportunity for your association or organization to get ahead of the curve and leverage its collective expertise to become an industry expert? If you’ve identified an eLearning opportunity and developed a grand vision to […]

Digital Badges for Educational Achievement


Is Your Organization Ready? This week, Managing eLearning features a guest post from Colin Skinner, an instructional designer at Web Courseworks. Learning today happens everywhere, not just in the classroom. But it’s often difficult to get recognition for skills and achievements that happen outside of school. Mozilla’s Open Badges project is working to solve that problem, […]

Preliminary Research Validates MindMeld SME Collaboration Model

Aleckson's Five Factors of Micro-Collaboration

In 2011, Penny Ralston-Berg and I published our book, MindMeld: Micro-Collaboration Between eLearning Designers and Instructor Experts. The book was the result of my seven years of doctorate research at the University of Wisconsin into best practices for developing online interactive learning objects (ILOs). The central tenet of MindMeld is my Five Factors of Micro-Collaboration, […]

5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility

508 compliance course diagram

For some instructional designers the accessibility standards of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act can become a source of confusion, frustration, and anxiety during eLearning course design. If web accessibility issues for disabled users aren’t accounted for and addressed at the outset of the design process, the back end of a project can morph into […]