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What does an instructional designer do?

An instructional designer designs learning experiences that are a combination of interactive activities and supporting resources.

What does xAPI mean for instructional designers?

Megan Torrance from TorranceLearning discusses xAPI and how it can bring instructional designers back to the roots of focusing on learning performance.

LMS Weakness - How do Totara Learn and Glasshouse measure up?

 Elliott Masie recently listed seven worries that senior L&D people have with their current LMS:

The future of learning: Why xAPI is important

Shelly Blake-Plock from Yet Analytics joins Robin on the podcast and talks about how xAPI's data recording reveals streams of experience in learning, and the broad scope of possibilities for the future of learning.

Social learning and xAPI learning systems

What is social learning, and what new opportunities can be opened up when social learning is introduced to the workplace? On the Learning While Working podcast, Ben Betts from HT2 Labs dives into social learning and how it can be used with data analysis for more valuable learning outcomes.

Developing a digital mindset for L&D: Test-driven cultures

 Digital businesses have strong test-driven cultures that L&D can learn from. A test-driven culture means changes are constantly being made, data is being collected and analysed, and the learning from the analysis is being put into place.

What can L&D learn from marketing

What can digital marketing teach us about learning? Karen Moloney from The eLearning eXperts shares the surprising parallels that she has discovered between the two fields.

Nick Stephenson - What is xapiapps?

Nick Stephenson from xapiapps discusses the benefits of data capture in getting the most out of the learning experience.

What is a learning portal?

 A learning portal is a single place where employees can access learning. A key feature of a learning portal is that it is learner-centred and often organised around the current and future capability needs of the organisation. A learning portal is often a perfect place for curated content.

Developing a digital mindset for L&D: Getting things done

Continuous deployment is something that often goes along with agile software development. It’s a process where small changes are constantly being made, automatically tested, and then released to users.Micro learning as continuous deploymentMicro learning approaches are seen as being a support for how employees want to learn, i.e.