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The_Myth_of_Learning_StylesThis Week’s Best eLearning News and Articles (Issue 16)

Take Time to Focus on Your Professional Development
As eLearning and instructional design professionals, we dedicate our time to making sure that our learners are building the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. Take some time to focus on YOUR professional development.

5 Rapid e-Learning Best Practices
When you feel the need for speed, there’s only one thing to turn to—your favorite rapid e-Learning tool, of course! Rapid e-Learning tools can be an absolute lifesaver when you’re crunched for time but still want to produce a quality presentation. Check out this overview of rapid e-Learning, plus a few best practices to keep in mind as you’re developing rapid e-Learning.

eLearning Start-ups: 8 Ultimate Tips For Flying Solo
The demand for eLearning services is pushing many eLearning freelancers to setup their own eLearning Start-up company. Despite of their eLearning expertise, new eLearning start-up CEOs should be aware that their job role is no more confined to that of a CTO or a CLO in an organization. Knowing and dominating your eLearning niches, having specialized eLearning services and tools is not just enough for creating a successful eLearning start-up. Long-term growth and profitability is well managed when you follow certain tips.

Can Apprenticeships Help U.S. Employers Close Their Skills Gaps? 
Despite the need for more skilled employees, the number of apprenticeships in the U.S. has been declining. Evidence on the effectiveness and return on investment of apprenticeships is strong.There appears to be a real opportunity for apprenticeships in the U.S. Is Your Organization Ready To Leverage An Apprenticeship Model? Check the following article to find more.

What Do Modern Corporate Learners Want From An LMS?
The success of a LMS depends on how much it is utilized by learners. Learning is a constant requirement for new-age corporate learners. The article explores the learning needs of the new-age learners and explores how modern LMSs can address them.

Incorporating BYOD into Corporate Training
BYOD or ‘Bring Your Own Device’ can be a cost-saving and convenient measure when properly introduced and supported company-wide. Incorporating employees’ personal devices into corporate training software can be a great way to build up to BYOD, support a rollout or simply offer workers greater flexibility when telecommuting or traveling for business.

Making Sense of Responsive e-Learning Design
A comment made by Tom Kuhlmann in an exclusive interview with Learnnovators, spurred us to set out on a journey to explore how the community perceives and practices responsive design in e-learning. Our findings and learnings were fascinating. Read on…

12 e-Learning Buzzwords You Need to Know
Maybe you’re new to the e-Learning industry, and all of this online training development language is unfamiliar to you—or maybe you’ve been in the industry for years, and you’re always discovering new trends and techniques to make your e-Learning development even better. Either way, if you’ve thought “Hmm, that’s a new term!” recently, then this post is for you!

Making sense out of Social Learning
Social interactions happen all around us at our workplace – in meeting rooms, through e-mails, at the water cooler or during coffee breaks. Social media makes these interactions possible on a wider…

Moving to Mobile – What are the Gotchas? Part 3
A strategy is needed in order to successfully launch any mobile learning (mLearning). There are seven categories within a mLearning Strategy that, when addressed, will amalgamate your work into “gotcha” free mLearning. This blog will cover three of the remaining categories – Infrastructure, Devices, and Resources.

Outsourcing eLearning: How to check and evaluate eLearning companies 
In today’s world of growing demand for eLearning related services, outsourcing for right reasons will help your company grow and save money. However, there are few things which you need to tick in your checklist in pursuing the right eLearning vendor. The advantages of outsourcing eLearning services are not only financially. The strategic partnerships and global collaboration achieved are quite important as well.

5 Easy Tips To Use Mobile Learning in Classroom Training
Don’t fight the use of mobile devices—embrace mobile learning in your live classroom events and instructor-led training. These five easy tips for instructional designers and classroom facilitators will inspire you to have learners keep their phones out, not put them away! Find out how to increase engagement and participation in your classroom with mobile learning technology.

How An LMS and BYOD Changed A School
This article describes a three-year implementation of a Learning Management System into a traditional private school on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. It shows the capacity of the LMS to promote classroom change and the power of the blended learning approach when a BYOD program is introduced to increase access to learning resources.

Creating a Facebook page for your e-teaching business
Sometimes you need a push in the right direction to promote your e-teaching practice. Learn how to create a Facebook fan page for your e-teaching business.

Teaching Online with WizIQ in Moodle
Like John Dewey once said, “Education is essentially a social process”, today we have the option to teach students from all over the world. Learn how you can teach online with WizIQ in Moodle.

Janhavi Padture Interview– Crystal Balling with Learnnovators 
Janhavi has over 17 years of experience in the Information Technology field with a focus on web development, project management and marketing. At Harbinger, Janhavi has been involved in strategy, marketing, CRM and new product initiatives including Raptivity, YawnBuster and TeemingPod.

eLearning Infographics

How Video Content is Revolutionizing Learning Infographic
We know what the Internet has done to make the world a very connected place. We know how mobile devices have granted us instant access to information. We are now entering a new phase of innovation — a phase where we are presenting information so that we reach people not only in real time and in any location but in a way that impacts them most. That’s where video comes in.

Teachers’ Instructional Strategies Infographic
The Instructional Strategies Infographic presents a variety of strategies for monitoring progress, staying active, comparing and contrasting ideas, forming groups, fostering cooperation/collaboration, adapting content and taking notes.

Active Ingredients For The Flipped Classroom Infographic
Active Ingredients For The Flipped Classroom Infographic illustrates the steps a Professor took to flip his classroom along with the remarkable results he achieved.

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