Power to the Learner®

Innovations and observations in eLearning

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How to Leverage Leadership to Support Learning Success

Bringing in your leadership team is one of the most effective tools we have to support successful learning. Let’s take a look at how we can leverage them and where they can help.

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Universal Design for Learning: The Intersection of Flexibility and Specificity

Universal Design for Learning is a framework for optimizing the development of learning materials and learning design utilizing lessons learned through neuro, cognitive, and behavioral sciences. At its core lie three principles: multiple means of Representation, Action/Expression, and Engagement.

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If Instructional Designers Were Superheroes, Which Powers Would They Have?

Traditionally a profession that requires a vast array of different skills, it has long been suspected that Instructional Designer / Developers do actually possess super powers. While it has not been scientifically proven, we’ll take a look at what we suspect these super powers to be.

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Digital Learning: Using the Power of Subject Matter Experts

Instructional Designers and SME's are both essential to creating effective digital learning. Yet it can be difficult to understand how to work with the other. Here's how Learning and Development can better utilize SME's to help create content.

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Machine Learning: Best Use Cases in Learning and Development

Learning and Development (L&D) is a great area to apply AI and Machine Learning (ML). ML gives users relevant data and saves them time. Relevant data feeds curiosity and drives engagement, thus helping build a culture of learning.

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How to Master the Art and Science of Content Curation

This blog post explores why content curation is so popular, how to curate, and some guidelines and best practices. Curation is not some fad - it is a valuable tool to provide the best content and resources to your learners. And it requires a bit of art and a measure of science.

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Situated Learning and the Evolving Learner

Here’s a deeper look into Situated Learning, its place in human history, its relevance to the adult learner, and how important motivation, cooperation, and technology are to the successful outcome of a learning experience.

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2019 Predictions: A New Era in Learning and Development

The advent of technology in learning, a blending of content, and the ability to easily create and curate content has brought us to a new era. So, what’s next? See what’s in store for 2019.

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Pre-Planning Considerations for Building Self-Paced Interactives

By pre-planning your interactives through the perspectives of the final visual presentation as well as pedagogical intent, you can increase the likelihood that your interactives will suit the needs of the learner as well as your need for a streamlined build process.

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The World of Work is Changing: How to Design Your eLearning to Adapt

Training needs of employees have changed in the past few years. As a result, learning and development professionals need to adapt. Let’s look at how we can change to a new mindset and design for solutions that better meet the learners’ needs.

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What Is a Learning Ecosystem and Should I Get One?

We all have mobile devices that enable the easy discovery and use of content, and employees expect those simple tools to be a part of their work lives, as well as being curated and personalized. A good Learning Ecosystem can do that.

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Narrative Learning: The Value of Storytelling in Adult Education

An exploration of the value of storytelling in learning and its role in the human experience from childhood through adulthood.

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Microlearning for Macro Results

Microlearning is a new concept that allows us to design great experiences to learn what’s needed when it’s needed. Get a better understanding of when and how to use it to get the results you desire.

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Instructor-led to Instructor-less

How to transform lessons, lectures, and courses from an instructor-led environment into an opportunity for learners to interpret and learn for themselves without an instructor.

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eLearning Technology: How to Banish Bias So You Don’t Blow the Budget

To increase awareness and improve the likelihood of choosing the best eLearning software for your organization, we’ve compiled this list of common biases to understand and avoid.

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Tips on Re-gifting eLearning Content – It’s Not Taboo!

Many organizations are faced with the challenge of not having enough time to create new eLearning content. Repurposing existing content is a great way to overcome this challenge and breathe new life into old content.

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Do eLearning Templates Matter? Considerations For Designers And Learners

Templates for eLearning should meet the needs of the learner and the designer. This article will provide some points to consider when choosing to use eLearning templates, or choosing which templates to use.

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Should You Open Source Your Educational Technology?

Should we open source our software? Can we? What will it mean for our business? Our users? Should educational technology be open source as a rule?

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Creating Learner Trust Through Interactivity

Don't throw out your content, reinvigorate it. Interactivity for the sake of it is worthless, but you can easily adapt existing content and apply new modalities in a meaningful way.