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

What Are the Essentials of vILT?

Understanding the capabilities of your virtual instructor-led training platform is essential to designing engaging and effective online learning. But what engagement tools should you use? […]

Getting Ready for the Next Disruptions in Training and Education

Google the term “disruption” and you will find many results. It seems that everyone is trying to attach their product, service, or training to this […]

Future-Proof Your Learning With HTML5

Almost all digital content and digital learning uses HTML5. As HTML5 increasingly becomes the standard for display, you can future-proof your training materials—and your career—by […]

Getting Started With Prototyping

Prototyping allows you to enhance your everyday development process during brainstorming and planning to test a concept, gather feedback, and iterate quickly to enhance your […]

Choose the Best Microphone

Recording audio doesn’t have to cost much. In fact, you can be up and running for under $100. You just need a microphone, something to […]

Your First xAPI Project: Go Big or Go Small

Sick of SCORM yet? At the ATD 2017 International Conference & Exposition, you’ll see more xAPI (Experience API) in action than ever before: more sessions, […]

The Near Future of Learning Automation: The Smart LMS

If you were born after 1970, you might not even remember a day in your working life when the learning management system (LMS) did not […]

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 […]

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