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

5 Rules for Successful Microlearning

It’s almost inevitable that within the next few decades, Clippy will arise from the dead as a miniature virtual assistant projected on your desk in […]

Core Dynamics: A Key Element in Instructional Game Design

Imagine you are sitting down to play a game with friends, such as Cards Against Humanity, Mario Kart, or even the old family stand-by, Monopoly. […]

How Microlearning Will Shape the Future of Work

When I first started experimenting with microlearning in 2010, Amazon sold one book on the topic: The Didactics of Microlearning. Written in dense academic text […]

5 Ways to Open an Interactive Virtual Class

When does a virtual training program begin? For participants, it begins the moment they log in to the virtual classroom. Since first impressions often establish […]

Pro Tip: Support Informal Learning with Formal Training

Modern learning truth: everything’s a blend. Our audience learns perpetually; they turn to Google and each other when they need to know something immediately. As […]

Storyline 3 vs. Articulate 360: Which Is Right for You?

I’m often asked to describe the difference between Storyline 3 and Articulate 360. The follow-up question is always, “Which tool is best?”  Both tools are […]

Prepare to Be Captivated!

Adobe Captivate has been my favorite interactive e-learning tool since the first version way back in 2004. (I even served as a beta tester for […]

Are You Ready for Augmented and Virtual Reality Talent Development?

The market for augmented and virtual reality is set to explode. In fact, a recent Digi-Capital report projects that AR and VR will combine to […]

What Should I Ask During a Virtual Classroom Demo?

The key software needed for a virtual training initiative is the virtual classroom platform. Sometimes it’s called a web conferencing program, an online collaboration platform, […]

Am I Doing This Right? How to Create Smart E-Learning Instructional Design

Who out there is a self-made e-learning instructor extraordinaire? While I would not call myself an e-learning wiz, I have learned an immense amount about […]

New Report Pinpoints 3 Trends Driving LMS Market

Cloud-based training software and learning management systems are applications that deliver, track, and manage all online and instructor-led training programs on the cloud. In a […]

Are You Ready to Deliver Microlearning?

Microlearning is a hot topic in talent development, but it seems to be vaguely defined. Many in the field refer to microlearning as learning that […]