ASTD's Learning Technologies Blog

ASTD's Learning Technologies blog covers a wide range of topics including e-learning, mobile learning, social media, games, virtual classroom, and more. The blog is updated about twice a week and has a wide array of contributors from the learning field.

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Posts by ASTD's Learning Technologies Blog

Maintaining the Cool Factor in E-Learning—Without Blowing Your Budget

The company wants you to keep costs down. You want to keep the e-learning course interesting. You really can create e-learning content on a budget—if […]

How to Shoot High-Quality Videos With a SmartPhone

For learning professionals, filming poor-quality shots is one of the biggest wastes of time. Your foot­­age might be underexposed, have too much headroom, or just […]

What Is Video Engagement and Why Does It Matter?

With the increasing demand for video, especially from management and stakeholders, many learning and development professionals feel less-than-confident in their knowledge of what makes a […]

How to Design Training With a Mobile Mindset

Mobile learning is coming. For some of you, it’s already here. We’re all trying to prepare ourselves for this monumental shift in the L&D industry—a […]

Put Virtual Learners in the Driver’s Seat to Increase Learner’s Retention

Adults learn by doing what they’re being taught. As a virtual trainer, it’s your job to get them “doing.” How do you accomplish this within […]

Just How Micro Is Microlearning?

In a world of shrinking attention spans, hectic schedules, and endless distractions, talent development professionals have a lot to consider when developing training for employees. […]

Y Is xAPI So x-Zillerating?

Put simply, xAPI—Experience API—is a specification for how we send, store, and retrieve detailed records about learning and performance, with the data then being sharable […]

5 Reasons to Join the Virtual Reality Learning Revolution Right Now

By now you’ve probably heard about the recent emergence of consumer-ready virtual reality (VR) technology. Strap on the headset, grab the hand controllers, and experience […]

4 Common Mistakes of New Gamification Designers

The term gamification is often misunderstood. Gamification is not about designing a game, nor is it simply adding points, badges, and leaderboards to your program. […]

Play Games to Make Games

Using games to educate adults isn’t just a trend, it’s a compelling way to help people learn strategy, resource allocation, and innovative thinking. In fact, […]

Augmented Reality and Design Thinking

Augmented reality (AR) blends reality with a computer-generated layer to make user experiences more meaningful through engaging interactions. A good example is how you can […]

8 Ways to Add Mobile and Social Learning to the Virtual Learning Mix

If you are delivering training in the face-to-face or virtual classroom, think about reinforcing the key skills and behaviors you want your participants to use […]