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This research investigated how we can use an intelligent tutorial framework along with social media to (a) promote critical thinking, collaboration, adaptability, effective communication, and problem solving; (b) help close the gap between formal training and operational application; (c) reduce the time required to locate and use learning resources; (d) reduce the time required to incorporate feedback from the field into formal instruction; and (e) reduce instructor workload.

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One area that is often overlooked in estimating the time and effort to build learning experiences is the extent to which the learning content is ready to be developed as multimedia or for classroom use. There are differences of opinion and understanding depending on whether you are the subject matter expert (SME) or the instructional designer (ID). To facilitate that discussion, here’s a framework for estimating how ready your content is for learning development.

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Video: Designing Learning with Cognitive Load Theory

Video: Make your eLearning effective by understanding and applying cognitive load theory and automaticity to create cognitive engagement. Our CLO interviews Dr. Gina Ann Richter about her original research and how you can apply what she learned. 

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Video: Electronic Performance Support Systems

Video: Electronic Performance Support Systems enable employees to perform complex multi-step tasks with just-in-time support. Dr. Eran Gal discusses his original research into the effectiveness of EPSS'. He explores the tasks for which they are best suited, and using them for training brand new topics. 

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Video: Coaching in a Virtual World

Video: Coaching and mentoring people is a skill set in high demand. Imagine trying to be great at it - in a Virtual World. Dr. Angelique Andrews talks  about the tools and strategies for success coaching experiences in a virtual world. Do people like it? Does it work? What do I need to know before I try to do it? 

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Video: Lifelong Learning in the Workplace

Video: Given that workers are staying in the workplace longer than ever before, Dr. Evie Einstein shares her original research on the learning needs of older workers. How to ensure the learning experiences we design are flexible enough to accommodate the goals of our most experienced people in the workplace? 

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Case Study Video: High stakes LMS implementation

Case Study: Jay Allen (Command Planning Specialist for the US Coast Guard) shares the process, challenges, results and lessons learned from a high stakes implementation of a Learning Management System (LMS) in an interview with our CLO, Dr. Irene T. Boland. 

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Interview Video: Performance Support

Interview: Our Chief Learning Officer, Dr. Irene T. Boland, interviews Bob Mosher of APPLY Synergies about Performance Support. Learn the fundamentals of performance support, hear real world examples, and get ideas for applying the full spectrum of performance support in your organization.

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Video: Discussion questions that generate insights

Video: Dr. Barbara M. Hall shares her original research. Learn how to craft questions to prompt learners to synthesize content and generate substantive posts that extend their own learning and add value to their peers' learning experiences.

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Video: Different approaches to learning

Video: What is multiple intelligences? How can we use it to make learning easier, more fun, and more effective for all learners? Dr. C. Branton Shearer, shares the fundamentals of multiple intelligences, and provides ideas for how to use them with adult learners.

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