eLearning Experts: List of Top Industry Authors, Speakers, and Practitioners

Aaron (Sahpreem) King - eLearning expert and author

Aaron (Sahpreem) King

Board Member, DESIGNxHUMANITY

Featured in: Slide Design Tips

"Learn to balance design and instruction. Learners don’t care how pretty the content is if they don’t learn anything."

Aaron Quigley - eLearning expert and author

Aaron Quigley

Learning Strategist | Education Guru | Content Manager, Linkedin

Featured in:  2017 Trends

"Elearning will be the first non-game-based, but widely accepted, use of VR."

Alan Landers - eLearning expert and author

Alan Landers

President, Senior Partner, Landers & Marks OD Consulting

Featured in: 2017 Trends

"Micro-learning is increasing and it will be more scenario-based incorporating learner-added content. The problem will be easily uploading and retrieving."

Allen Partridge - eLearning expert and author

Allen Partridge

Head of Evangelism, Digital Learning Solutions, Adobe

Featured in:  2018 Trends, 2017 Trends

"Video remains the strongest long term trend. Expect continued improvements in the ease of getting streaming video content to learners, and improvements in delivering both standard and interactive video."

Allison Rossett - eLearning expert and author

Allison Rossett

Professor Emerita of Educational Technology, San Diego State University

Featured in: 2017 Trends

"Everyone wants what they want, when and where they want it. The challenge then is how to guide employees as they make choices and use their resources. These choices make it urgent to clarify expectations and options. We must do more than serve up a flood of content. It can overwhelm instead of inspire.."

Ashley Chiasson - eLearning expert and author

Ashley Chiasson

Senior eLearning Developer, Traliant

Featured in:Scenario Tips,  2018 Trends, 2017 Trends

"Adaptive learning and personalizing the learning experience is becoming critical – it’s been done well in few places, but the learning world is demanding more."

Alexander Salas - eLearning expert and author

Alexander Salas

Director Of Learning, eLearning Launch

Featured in: Slide Design Tips, Scenario Tips, Engaging eLearning, 2018 Trends

"Incite action in learners through the activation of previous knowledge. Help learners solve problems, not read a fancy e-book."

Anita Horsley - eLearning expert and author

Anita Horsley, M.Ed

Director Of Training And Development, Connect for Education Innovative Solutions

Featured in: Engaging eLearning, 2018 Trends

"Add a variety of multi-media and scenario based training"

Ant Pugh - eLearning expert and author

Ant Pugh

Learning Consultant, Ant Pugh

Featured in: Engaging eLearning

"Combining a variety of tools to create content"

Bianca Woods - eLearning expert and author

Bianca Woods

Senior Manager, Programming, The Learning Guild

Featured in: Slide Design Tips, Scenario Tips, Engaging eLearning, 2017 Trends

"Avoid text dump slides. You’re better off with slightly more slides, but with less text on each one."

Brent Schlenker - eLearning expert and author

Brent Schlenker

Corporate Training Learning & Development Strategies and Community Builder – cohost of #IDIODC, dominKnow Learning Systems

Featured in: Scenario Tips2018 Trends, 2017 Trends

"Live mobile streaming video will continue to grow and integrate with communication, collaboration, and learning strategies. The movement towards VR is very real and will push into the training departments faster than many are anticipating."

Brian Allen - eLearning expert and author

Brian Allen

Learning Experience Designer, Epiq

Featured in: Engaging eLearning, 2018 Trends, 2017 Trends

"If you had your learner in person, what kind of interaction would you use to make your learning more engaging"

Brian Dusablon - eLearning expert and author

Brian Dusablon

Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Learning Ninjas LLC

Featured in: 2018 Trends

"I think the acceleration from 2017 will continue in 2018 in terms of xAPI adoption and the development of tools that will make it easier for instructional designers to generate statements and develop a data strategy."

Brooke Schepker - eLearning expert and author

Brooke Schepker

Instructional Designer, Yukon Learning

Featured in: Slide Design Tips, Scenario Tips, Engaging eLearning, 2018 Trends

"Everything on the slide “speaks” to learners. Figure out the key point on each slide, and design visuals to portray it."

Bruce Graham - eLearning expert and author

Bruce Graham

Content Creator – Vonage

Featured in: Slide Design TipsEngaging eLearning, 2018 Trends, 2017 Trends

"Be brief with your messaging, brief but clear. Check that you have done so with the target audience."

"Recipe for a bored and glazed out learner? Cram LOTS and LOTS of words onto a slide."

Cara North - eLearning expert and author

Cara North

Operations Training Manager, Silfex, Inc. – A Division of Lam Research Corporation

Featured in: Slide Design Tips

"Stopping thinking of it as a slide and consider how it fits into the big picture of the learning experience you are creating."

Cathy Moore - eLearning expert and author

Cathy Moore

Consultant, Self-Employed

Featured in: Scenario Tips, Engaging eLearning, 2018 Trends

"Understand the problem–what do people need to DO? Help them practice doing it with realistic challenges"

Chana Messer - eLearning expert and author

Chana Messer

Subject Matter Expert writer, Certiport – A Pearson VUE Business

Featured in: Slide Design Tips

"Good elearning is a digital playground. Make it engaging!"

Charles Hamper - eLearning expert and author

Charles Hamper

Media Developer, CHDS – Creek Technologies

Featured in: Engaging eLearning

"Look at the overall idea (given in a short slide or paragraph) and try to build a visual system that mirrors that idea"

Charles Jennings - eLearning expert and author

Charles Jennings

Partner, Strategy and Performance, Tulser/70:20:10 Institute

Featured in: Engaging eLearning

"If learning material,...is designed to be highly relevant and delivered in context then it is likely to be useful."

Christy Tucker - eLearning expert and author

Christy Tucker

Learning Experience Design Consultant, Syniad Learning

Featured in: Slide Design Tips, Scenario Tips, Engaging eLearning, 2018 Trends

"Align objects to guidelines to create a unified look across multiple slides."

Clark Quinn - eLearning expert and author

Clark Quinn

Executive Director, Quinnovation

Featured in: Slide Design Tips, Scenario Tips, Engaging eLearning, 2018 Trends

"Use an image to represent a concept, sparking curiosity."

Clive Shepherd - eLearning expert and author

Clive Shepherd

Writer and composer, Self-employed

Featured in: Scenario Tips, Engaging eLearning, 2018 Trends, 2017 Trends

"The number one factor in engagement is relevance, because relevance drives out resistance."

Connie Malamed (eLearning Coach) - eLearning expert and author

Connie Malamed

Founder, Mastering Instructional Design

Featured in: Scenario Tips, Engaging eLearning, 2018 Trends, 2017 Trends

"Interview sample audience members...Understand your audience and you can connect with them… person to person."

Craig Weiss - eLearning expert and author

Craig Weiss

CEO and Founder, FindAnLMS

Featured in: 2018 Trends

"It’s all about video in a learning system. The authoring tools not so much, nor any 3rd parties. That said, expect an increase in video management functionality which will include ties into micro, social, mobile incl. apps, web cam and so forth."

Dave Richards - eLearning expert and author

Dave Richards

Co-Founder, CareSpace

Featured in: Engaging eLearning, 2018 Trends, 2017 Trends

"short form the content to a series of mini modules that can each be consumed in under two minutes"

David Kelly - eLearning expert and author

David Kelly

Speaker | Writer | Executive Vice President & Executive Director, The Learning Guild

Featured in: Scenario Tips, 2018 Trends

"While not a sexy new technology, I think Context will be a key word in 2018. The word applies in many ways, but what many of the trends we’re following are doing is putting content closer to the context in which it is being used. Context is the common thread of how technology is being used to enhance learning.."

David Rivers - eLearning expert and author

David Rivers

Author and Owner, David Rivers Training & Consulting

Featured in: 2017 Trends

"The viewing and sharing of video content online continues to grow in popularity, so it only makes sense to predict the use of video content in elearning to continue to do the same. People love to learn by watching and listening.."

Dawn J Mahoney CPTD - eLearning expert and author

Dawn J Mahoney CPTD

Professional Facilitator & Content Designer, Learning In the White Space

Featured in: Slide Design Tips

"No need for company logo taking up precious screen real estate. People know where they work. Display on first & last screen."

Debbie Richards - eLearning expert and author

Debbie Richards

Chief Technology Officer, Creative Interactive Ideas

Featured in: 2018 Trends

"AR can provide real-time, on-site, step-by-step visual guidance for complex tasks. We need to help build companies build implementation road maps that lay out AR benefits and capabilities needed to expand its use."

Diane Elkins - eLearning expert and author

Diane Elkins

Co-Founder, Artisan E-Learning and E-Learning Uncovered

Featured in: Slide Design Tips,Engaging eLearning, 2018 Trends, 2017 Trends

"Can’t think of good visuals? Question your writing. Abstract concepts=hard to illustrate. Concrete tips =easier to illustrate"

Donald Clark - eLearning expert and author

Donald Clark

CEO, WildFire Learning

Featured in:  2018 Trends, 2017 Trends

"Two letters – AI. Artificial Intelligence has been around in learning for a long time with Google, easily the most important pedagogic shift in the last 20 years.."

Ellen Wagner - eLearning expert and author

Ellen Wagner

Managing Partner, North Coast EduVisory Services, LLC

Featured in: 2018 Trends

"L&D innovation needs to reflect improvements in productivity, outcomes for stakeholders, influencers. L&D practitioners needs to be more comfortable demonstrating value that generalizes beyond deeply held personal opinions."

Emily Wood - eLearning expert and author

Emily Wood

Learning Designer, Propane Education & Research Council

Featured in: Slide Design Tips

"Develop for the use case of the realistic least desirable learning circumstances."

Eric Bort - eLearning expert and author

Eric Bort

President, Clearly Trained

Featured in: Engaging eLearning, 2017 Trends

"Start with a story – people relate to emotion, excitement and analogy"

Eric Tremblay - eLearning expert and author

Eric Tremblay

Director, Engineering Teaching and Learning Team, Queen’s University

Featured in:  Engaging eLearning, 2018 Trends

"Stop thinking about technology to “replace” human instructors and start thinking about technology to “enable” human instructors."

Erik Lord - eLearning expert and author

Erik Lord

Curriculum Technology Manager, Chamberlain University

Featured in: Engaging eLearning, 2018 Trends

"Make the content ... relevant to the learners. People...pay attention to things that they find relevant to their own experience."

France Swift Hernandez - eLearning expert and author

France Swift Hernandez

Learning and Information Designer / Creative Consultant, eLearningArt

Featured in: Slide Design Tips

"Be bold and confident with your slide design. Good design helps sell the learning."

Holly MacDonald - eLearning expert and author

Holly MacDonald

Owner/Principal, http://www.sparkandco.ca/

Featured in: 2018 Trends, 2017 Trends

"Interactive video is now very easy to do with tools like Articulate Storyline and H5P. It takes a passive medium to a level where you can weave in instructional elements and make it more compelling."

Jackie Van Nice - eLearning expert and author

Jackie Van Nice

Award-Winning Instructional Designer, Proud Articulate Super Hero

Featured in: Slide Design Tips, Engaging eLearning

"Control text, images, animations, audio, or activities so the learner is never distracted from where you want their attention."

Jacqueline Hutchinson - eLearning expert and author

Jacqueline Hutchinson

E-Learning Instructional Designer & Developer, E-Learning Pros

Featured in: Slide Design Tips, Scenario Tips

 

"Design your content so it works well for all devices, then test thoroughly."

Jane Bozarth - eLearning expert and author

Jane Bozarth

Director of Research, The eLearning Guild

Featured in: Engaging eLearning

"Don’t just start loading content onto slides. Before you begin, step away from the computer and ask, “How can I help people learn this?”

Jane Hart - eLearning expert and author

Jane Hart

Speaker, Writer & Adviser, Modern Workplace Learning

Featured in: Engaging eLearning, 2018 Trends

"Insert the quote from 1 post and prioritize the quote from Slide Design Tips, then Engaging eLearning, then Scenario Tips, then 2018 Trends, then 2017 Trends.."

Jean Marrapodi - eLearning expert and author

Jean Marrapodi

eLearning thought leader and pioneering problem solver, Mass Mutual

Featured in: 2017 Trends

"The busy workforce requires learning that is expressly targeted, and microlearning offers specific, bite size nuggets, fitting learning in during brief downtime."

Jeff Batt - eLearning expert and author

Jeff Batt

Senior Product Manager, Learning Systems, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Featured in: 2018 Trends, 2017 Trends

"I see augmented reality as the ultimate on the job performance aid, imagine starting a new job and walking through the office and getting several job tips and tricks you can use in the moment. To get learning into all these new areas we have to broaden the kind of development we do and the kind of developers we work with."

Jennifer Pisarski - eLearning expert and author

Jennifer Valley

Instructional Designer, EDX Wireless

Featured in: Scenario Tips, Engaging eLearning

"Think like a learner! What draws in your attention? Makes you sit up in your chair? Whatever it may be, use it to your advantage in eLearning.."

Jesse Novak - eLearning expert and author

Jesse Novak

Product Evangelist, Adobe

Featured in: 2017 Trends

"Insert the quote from 1 post and prioritize the quote from Slide Design Tips, then Engaging eLearning, then Scenario Tips, then 2018 Trends, then 2017 Trends."

Joe Ganci - eLearning expert and author

Joe Ganci

Owner, eLearning Joe

Featured in: Scenario Tips,  2017 Trends

"As costs decrease, technology such as augmented reality, 360° video, NFC tags and more will be available for those content areas where they make sense.."

John Blackmon - eLearning expert and author

John Blackmon

Chief Technology Officer, eLearning Brothers

Featured in: Slide Design Tips, Scenario Tips, Engaging eLearning, 2018 Trends, 2017 Trends

"Allow the user to explore the content in the way that’s right for them."

JD Dillon - eLearning expert and author

JD Dillon

Chief Learning Architect, Axonify

Featured in: Slide Design Tips, Scenario Tips2018 Trends

"Start by asking yourself “why would a person spend their limited time on this slide?”"

Jonathan Hill, Assoc CIPD - eLearning expert and author

Jonathan Hill, Assoc CIPD

Digital Learning Manager, Commercial Express

Featured in: Slide Design Tips

"A consistent slide layout is central to a consistent learning experience."

Julie Dirksen - eLearning expert and author

Julie Dirksen

Learning Strategy Consultant, Usable Learning

Featured in: Slide Design Tips, Scenario Tips, Engaging eLearning, 2018 Trends, 2017 Trends

"Say “So for example…” as much as possible — you can also have slide template to support it."

Justin Ferriman - eLearning expert and author

Justin Ferriman

Co-Founder, LearnDash®

Featured in: 2018 Trends, 2017 Trends

"Mobile is the growth driver in e-learning and many of the trends will stem from it. Social learning concepts, micro-content, and informal learning are a result of the mobile learning surge. Expect ‘snappy’, concise courses that leverage the social components that we are used to but outside of the formal e-learning context."

Karl Kapp - eLearning expert and author

Karl Kapp

Full Professor, Bloomsburg University

Featured in: Scenario Tips, Engaging eLearning

"Engage the learner’s curiosity. Don’t start with objectives, start with questions the learner needs to answer."

Karl Richter - eLearning expert and author

Karl Richter

Owner/Creative Director, eLearning Blends

Featured in: 2018 Trends, 2017 Trends

"Design a flexible curriculum that can be personalized with bite-sized videos that satisfy the modern learner’s appetite for smaller morsels of information."

Kasper Spiro - eLearning expert and author

Kasper Spiro

CEO, Easygenerator

Featured in:  2018 Trends

"The old centralized top down model of e-Learning creation is changing. Companies are leveraging the power of their SMES and e-Learning creation is handed over to them."

Kristin Anthony - eLearning expert and author

Kristin Anthony

Instructional Technologist, Amazon

Featured in: Engaging eLearning, 2017 Trends

"Focus on helping people do the things they want to be able to do and getting rid of, or providing efficient pathways through the things that get in their way."

Kevin Thorn - eLearning expert and author

Kevin Thorn

CLEO, CNH, NuggetHead Studioz

Featured in: Slide Design Tips, Engaging eLearning, 2018 Trends

"Visuals should lift up the content as opposed to the content supporting the visuals."

Lance Healy - eLearning expert and author

Lance Healy

Lance Healy Director of Client Solutions, Brandon Hall Group

Featured in: 2018 Trends

"As long as Grovo does not actively pursue trademark infringement for on Microlearning®, I suspect that this will also continue to be a powerful trend in 2018."

Laura Overton - eLearning expert and author

Laura Overton

CEO and Founder, Towards Maturity

Featured in: 2017 Trends

"Our benchmark research shows that it is not the tools we use, but how we use them that makes an impact on the business results we hunger for."

Lesley Price - eLearning expert and author

Lesley Price

Senior Consultant, Learn Appeal

Featured in: Engaging eLearning,2017 Trends

"To engage learners there has to be a WIFFM – What’s In It For Me, so it’s not just about eLearning content, even more important is the context.."

Lieve Weymeis (Lilybiri) - eLearning expert and author

Lieve Weymeis 

Freelancer, Lilybiri’s Consultancy/Training

Featured in: Engaging eLearning

"Boredom and solitude are THE enemies of all learning methods, but even more for eLearning.."

Linda Lorenzetti - eLearning expert and author

Linda Lorenzetti

Senior eLearning Developer, Public Services Health & Safety Association

Featured in: Slide Design Tips, Scenario Tips, Engaging eLearning, 2018 Trends, 2017 Trends

"Save examples of great design that you see and use it the next time you are stumped."

Margie Meacham - eLearning expert and author

Margie Meacham

Chief Freedom Officer, Learningtogo, LLC

Featured in: , Scenario Tips2018 Trends, 2017 Trends

"It’s no accident that neuroscience and AI are my top two trends, since they are interconnected. While we have been seeing both topics pop up here and there for years, 2017 will be the year they become part of the day to day conversation instead of just promising curiosities."

Mark Britz - eLearning expert and author

Mark Britz

Workplace Performance Advisor, markbritz.com

Featured in: Scenario Tips, Engaging eLearning, 2018 Trends

"provide opportunities for an emotional connection to the content; invite conversations, create associations to personal experiences."

Matthew Guyan - eLearning expert and author

Matthew Guyan

Learning Experience Designer, Macquarie Group

Featured in: Scenario Tips, Engaging eLearning, 2018 Trends

"Create something that’s relevant for them, arouse their curiosity, challenge what they know, have them make decisions with consequences and ultimately help them to perform better."

Megan Torrance - eLearning expert and author

Megan Torrance

CEO / President, TorranceLearning

Featured in: Scenario Tips,  2017 Trends

"Insert the quote from 1 post and prioritize the quote from Slide Design Tips, then Engaging eLearning, then Scenario Tips, then 2018 Trends, then 2017 Trends."

Melissa Milloway - eLearning expert and author

Melissa Milloway

Learning Experience Design Manager, Amazon

Featured in: Scenario Tips, Engaging eLearning, 2018 Trends

"Invest in your professional development.Specialize in something and team up with colleagues who have different strengths.."

Michael Allen - eLearning expert and author

Michael Allen

CEO, Allen Interactions Inc

Featured in: Slide Design Tips, Scenario Tips, Engaging eLearning, 2017 Trends

"Don’t think of elearning as a presentation. Make it an instructive conversation with the learner."

Mike Taylor - eLearning expert and author

Mike Taylor

Learning Consultant, Change 4 Growth Consulting

Featured in: Slide Design Tips, Scenario Tips, Engaging eLearning, 2018 Trends, 2017 Trends

"Clean and focused"

Nancy Woinoski - eLearning expert and author

Nancy Woinoski

President, Pinched Head

Featured in: Scenario Tips, Engaging eLearning

"Focus on the copywriting!...Write a first draft and then edit...to eliminate everything that doesn’t support your objectives."

Oliver Schinkten - eLearning expert and author

Oliver Schinkten

Staff Instructor, Business & Education, LinkedIn

Featured in: Slide Design Tips, Scenario Tips, Engaging eLearning, 2018 Trends, 2017 Trends

"As technology and apps continue to improve I believe we’ll continue to see more and more video content being utilized in eLearning environments. There will also be more opportunities to engage students in projects, with an emphasis on higher order thinking skills, including the creation of videos, podcasts, blogs and more."

Patti Bryant - eLearning expert and author

Patti Bryant, M.A.Ed.

Founder, Learning. Reinvented

Featured in: Slide Design Tips Engaging eLearning

"Less is more on-screen."

Patti Shank - eLearning expert and author

Patti Shank

Founder, Learning Peaks, LLC

Featured in: Slide Design Tips, Engaging eLearning, 2018 Trends

"Don’t just deliver content: Ask important questions and offer activities. Deep processing is critical for deeper learning."

Phil Mayor - eLearning expert and author

Phil Mayor

Award Winning Creative Director – Articulate MVP – Articulate Storyline Developer, Articulate

Featured in: Slide Design Tips, Scenario Tips, Engaging eLearning, 2018 Trends, 2017 Trends

"Avoid the templates and defaults setting. Make it visual and tell a story!"

Ray Jimenez - eLearning expert and author

Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.

Chief Architect, Situation Expert and Vignettes Learning

Featured in: Scenario Tips, Engaging eLearning, 2018 Trends, 2017 Trends

"Write, speak, engage from your heart, try not to be a phony, be sincerely curious."

Renaldo Lawrence - eLearning expert and author

Renaldo Lawrence

Award-Winning E-Learning Content Developer & Motivational Speaker, Glyn School

Featured in: 2018 Trends, 2017 Trends

"I believe Mobile Learning is the future and the now. Because students and adult have their phones with them 24 hours a day, training will become more relevant and Companies will have to start developing content which is mobile friendly such as the sites we are creating for our students. I think there will be a bigger adoption of mobile learning.."

Richard Goring - eLearning expert and author

Richard Goring

Director, BrightCarbon

Featured in: Slide Design Tips

"Use Morph in PowerPoint – easily create dynamic visual content to effectively explain ideas then export to video for any use."

Richard Watson

President, Bridgehill Learning Solutions, LLC

Featured in: Engaging eLearning, Instructional Design Tips, Scenario Tips, Slide Design Tips, 2017 Trends, 2018 Trends

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"Every element on the slide engages the learner and moves them towards achieving the learning objective"

Rick Zanotti - eLearning expert and author

Rick Zanotti

President, RELATE Corporation

Featured in: Engaging eLearning2017 Trends

"Put the “multi-” back into multi-media, which is what eLearning is all about. Use all forms of media at your disposal to engage and promote retention.."

Rod Ward - eLearning expert and author

Rod Ward

Senior Technical Writer and E-learning Developer, BHP

Featured in: Engaging eLearning

"Find out more about your target audience and then design the content to be a close fit for their specific needs."

Ryan Tracey - eLearning expert and author

Ryan Tracey

Learning Innovation Manager, Macquarie Group

Featured in: Scenario Tips, Engaging eLearning, 2017 Trends

"My tip for making eLearning more engaging is to use video scenarios. Far too much content “tells” us what to do, when what we really need is to see it in action.."

Ron Price - eLearning expert and author

Ron Price

Chief Learning Officer, Yukon Learning

Featured in: Slide Design Tips, Scenario Tips, Engaging eLearning, 2018 Trends, 2017 Trends

"Would this content be better told or better discovered?"

Sally Cox - eLearning expert and author

Sally Cox

Instructional Designer, Splunk

Featured in: Slide Design Tips, 2017 Trends

"Clean design, proper use of color, and properly placed elements create a “flow” for your learner to follow."

Sam Rogers - eLearning expert and author

Sam Rogers

Global Learning Technologies & Learning Analytics Manager, ConvaTec

Featured in: Slide Design Tips, Scenario Tips2018 Trends

"Use words learners use, not SMEs. Show things learners understand, not IDs."

Sameer Bhatia - eLearning expert and author

Sameer Bhatia

Founder & CEO, ProProfs.com

Featured in: 2018 Trends, 2017 Trends

"Gamification will continue to grow as a strong strategy towards creating truly engaging and immersive learning. Add mobile devices and augmented reality in the mix, and we have a great opportunity to create high impact learning with games that rewards and engages the learners.."

Sarah Kimmel - eLearning expert and author

Sarah Kimmel

Vice President Research, Simpler Media Group, Inc

Featured in: 2018 Trends

"CLO and Workforce data for the past two years have been showing us a trend toward increased use of video, both for learning and for HR communications. We’re reaching a nadir of majority adoption. Low barriers to entry make this a fast growing practice.."

Sergey Snegirev - eLearning expert and author

Sergey Snegirev

CEO, BranchTrack.com (Awesome Branching Scenarios Platform)

Featured in:  2017 Trends

"Video: because cost of production and delivery (bandwidth) is dropping. SaaS: because Articulate did it. Scenarios: because there are tools now to do it cheaply."

Shannon Tipton - eLearning expert and author

Shannon Tipton

Chief Learning Officer, Learning Rebels, LLC

Featured in: Scenario Tips, 2018 Trends, 2017 Trends

"Micro-learning is making a big impact right now. One that is highly needed. Micro learning, when used as a performance support tool, will help people do their jobs at the moment of need. It’s a job aid, it’s a video; it’s a brief, recorded, power-point, it’s a phone app. Meaning short, sweet and to the point. Micro-learning brings needed support to the end-user, when they need it and when the business needs them to have it.."

Shawn Rosler - eLearning expert and author

Shawn Rosler

Senior Instructional Designer, Office Practicum

Featured in: 2017 Trends

"Well I could certainly go into why each of the items listed above is significant, I think the trend we’re looking at across all three items is that time and money are both short. We now, learning wise, need to maximize efforts based on both factors. Micro learning allows more bite-size knowledge transfer, social allows collaborative learning while completing work, and eliminating ADDIE gets learning out to the masses quicker."

Stefanie Lawless - eLearning expert and author

Stefanie Lawless

Vice President of Training, Yukon Learning

Featured in: Slide Design Tips

"Every slide should have a purpose. Don’t just fill the space: make it meaningful and impactful."

Stephanie Harnett - eLearning expert and author

Stephanie Harnett

Senior Digital Learning Specialist. Speaker. Author. Recognized Designer and Developer. Articulate MVP, ICE Ltd.

Featured in: 2018 Trends, 2017 Trends

"Learning that is short, structured with time between (not anytime, not J.I.T. access) rather spaced out over time by design to increase commitment, time to, practice and help people stay on track without becoming overwhelmed."

Stephen Downes - eLearning expert and author

Stephen Downes

Researcher, Learning and Performance Support Systems, National Research Council Canada

Featured in:  2018 Trends, 2017 Trends

"These are core trends, not fads like VR or blockchain. They reflect both the demand for wider (and cheaper) access, plus the rise of new distributed technologies that make it possible. The crucial (but non-sexy) word for 2017 is “provisioning”."

Steve Haskin - eLearning expert and author

Steve Haskin

Chief Creator, Industrial Strength Learning

Featured in: Scenario Tips, Engaging eLearning, 2018 Trends, 2017 Trends

"Engage learners...visually. If you present...the same old slides with data. they'll tune out.."

Theresa Jackson - eLearning expert and author

Theresa Jackson

Instructor, Orchard View Color

Featured in: Slide Design Tips

"Tell a visual story with image and graphics."

Tim Buteyn - eLearning expert and author

Tim Buteyn

President and Chief e-Learning Strategist, ThinkingKap Learning Solutions, Inc.

Featured in: Slide Design Tips, Scenario Tips, Engaging eLearning

"“White space” is your friend. Make sure everything on slide has a purpose, and it supports the learner’s comprehension."

Tim Slade - eLearning expert and author

Tim Slade

Speaker, Author & Award-Winning Freelance eLearning Designer, Tim Slade Omnimedia

Featured in: Slide Design Tips, Scenario Tips, Engaging eLearning

"Use your slides to help your learners see what you’re trying to say."

Tom Kuhlmann - eLearning expert and author

Tom Kuhlmann

Chief Learning Architect, Articulate

Featured in: Engaging eLearning

"Placing a person in a real-life scenario where they get to make decisions (for good or bad) is ideal.."

Tony Karrer - eLearning expert and author

"At eLearning Learning, we track what top thought leaders are saying on many topics. The top eLearning Trends 2017 being discussed are micro-learning, augmented reality, analytics, gamification and mobile learning."

Tracy Parish - eLearning expert and author

Tracy Parish

Instructional Designer, E-Learning Developer, Speaker , Southlake Regional Health Centre

Featured in: Slide Design Tips, Scenario Tips2017 Trends

"Ensure the font size is appropriate for the viewing audience; whether they are at the front/back of the room, or on a device."

Wendy Wickham - eLearning expert and author

Wendy Wickham

Author, Change in 4D

Featured in: Engaging eLearning, 2018 Trends

"Keep it short. Small, relevant chunks. 3 minutes or less.."

Will Thalheimer, PhD - eLearning expert and author

Will Thalheimer, PhD

President, Work-Learning Research, Inc.

Featured in: Slide Design Tips, Scenario Tips, 2017 Trends

"Guide learners’ attention by using slide elements wisely!!"

Zsolt Olah - eLearning expert and author

Zsolt Olah

Manager, Digital Learning and Experience, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Featured in: Slide Design Tips, Scenario Tips, 2018 Trends

"Forget slides! Imagine you’re having a conversation. You listen, probe, rephrase, clarify, explain…"

Bryan Jones - eLearning expert and author

Example Person

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