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

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 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 […]

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? […]

Cloud LMS or Hosted LMS: How Are They Different?

As e-learning continues to gain momentum in employee training, the advantages of cloud-based learning management systems (LMSs) have become increasingly prevalent components for companies looking […]

Social Learning: Comcast’s Indispensable Tool

"A consistent learner experience drives a consistent customer experience, and that’s what the cable TV business is all about,” says Martha Soehren, Comcast University’s top […]

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 […]

IoE in Learning

Our connected universe, now referred to as the Internet of Everything (IoE), affords us near limitless capabilities to exploit the network effect to add features, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Prepare to Be Captivated!

Adobe Captivate has been my favorite interactive e-learning tool since the first version way back in 2004.  No other program has consistently provided the level […]