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Storyline Female Characters Too Sexy

Category: Crazy Ideas, eLearning, eLearning Tools Published on 07 Aug, 2013

Key stakeholders agree: the female characters in Storyline are too sexy to use in elearning courses. Three times is a charm, and three times now elearning projects have hit bumps due to the use of Storyline’s female characters. The female characters are too hot. Here is what stakeholders are saying: “Look at how they are […]

eLearning Isn’t Brain Surgery

Category: eLearning, Theory Published on 08 Feb, 2013
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Brain surgery is incredibly hard and everyone knows it. eLearning design—let’s face it—is not brain surgery. It’s worse. It’s just a little more difficult than most people realize. No one just gives brain surgery “a try” without the right education and experience, but just about everyone who has ever been in a classroom and had […]

Startup Interview: HelpMeShine

Category: Interview, Startups Published on 08 Feb, 2013
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Six years after starting the blog that became this magazine, learning and development maven B.J. Schone has founded HelpMeShine. I talked with B.J. to get all the details about his new venture and how users can benefit from this innovative tool. HelpMeShine has the potential to change the way corporations execute performance reviews, and in […]

Genius Steals

Category: Crazy Ideas, Design, Theory Published on 09 Jan, 2013
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Occasionally a colleague or customer asks, “Where do you come up with such creative designs?” After basking in the compliment for a few moments, I disappoint them with an honest answer: “I steal them, mostly.” They’re disappointed because they have the wrong idea about what creativity is all about. They have a fuzzy notion of […]

Real Brainstorms No. 47J: Track This

Category: Brainstorming, Crazy Ideas Published on 18 Dec, 2012
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Reading this, you likely have the crazy gene I believe in, having no clinical evidence of such DNA. If you don’t sport that lovely mythical chromosome, please comment below so we can document opinions that my clock’s cuckoo. Brainstorm No. 47J: Don’t track training. Instead of hoarding training certificates and quiz scores in a bloated LMS, […]

Training Success Interview: Vanessa Smith of ANCILE

Category: Interview, Training Success Published on 16 Dec, 2012

We love when training wins. eLearning Weekly is searching for success stories from trainers and training companies. We found a good story from ANCILE Solutions. I read their case study and then set up a call with Vanessa Smith, who played a pivotal role working with a utility company wanting to improve its call center. […]

Share Your Company and Work on ELW MAG

Category: Editor Comment Published on 14 Dec, 2012
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We want to know about you and your company so we can write about your success stories here on eLearning Weekly Magazine. You can get featured by completing our form here. We noticed many entrepreneurs reading our articles and started finding ways to serve their needs. We are entrepreneurs too, and business development advice is a welcome […]

Throwing Good Money after LMS

Category: Business, Change Published on 12 Dec, 2012
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We’ve already made a significant investment, so we’re going to stick with it. I hear these arguments often from companies who have spent boat loads of money on some overpriced, clunky Learning Management System. Really, they have spent lots of dollars and probably way too much time using the tool to load users and courses. […]

All Out War: Trainers vs IT

Category: Asides, Crazy Ideas Published on 07 Dec, 2012
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If the IT department had a say in the matter, there would be nothing new implemented. Increasingly, all people hear from IT is: NO. How did this happen? IT departments went from enabling productivity to stifling growth for the sake of security, mostly. You could argue it’s to save their own jobs. Now, trainers, in […]

Outsourcing Task 101

Category: Business, Theory Published on 07 Dec, 2012

After a walk down the The 4-Hour Work Week alley, many jump into the Google Olympics for the best/cheapest virtual assistant service providers. Guilty? The internet is plagued with many MagicJack-infested work centers located in economically convenient yet mistrustful corners of the developing world. When the standard HTML studded 2003 looking websites don’t convince you […]

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