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

The Lonely E-Learning Instructional Designer

From time to time, all instructional designers experience the feeling of working in an “austere and lonely office,” to borrow the words of poet Robert […]

Blended Bootcamp: 3 Tips for Your Healthiest Blended Learning Program Yet

Hello 2017! Welcome to a new year, a time when many of us resolve to kick things up a notch and get healthier: run our […]

3 Reasons to Attend ATD's E-Learning Instructional Design Training

Allen Interactions has partnered with ATD for more than a decade to deliver two instructional design training workshops focused on e-learning design. These workshops (E-Learning […]

Bringing About Better E-Learning

It is sadly uncontroversial to suggest that the state of the e-learning industry is not performing up to the promise. For all the new advances […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Put Virtual Learners in the Driver’s Seat to Increase Their 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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