Blog - Jack Makhlouf

  • June 05, 2018

    The 2018 eLearning Trends You Can Expect To See & What You Need To Know

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    One spring day, Elon Musk and Warren Buffet were bickering, as billionaires often do, about which types of investments are the most profitable. Buffet said he likes stable companies that monopolize their markets. Musk said he prefers businesses that continuously disrupt their respective markets with innovation. It’s pretty safe to say they’re both right. Innovate so […]

  • April 12, 2018

    Using the Right eLearning Development Tools for Your Audience

    By: Ashley Hudson-Hines

    How to Choose the Right eLearning Development Tools If having the right tools didn’t matter, we’d all brush our teeth with hammers. No-brainer decisions between hammers and toothbrushes are nice, but life doesn’t work like that. If you believe Google (as we all do), you can end up with over 30 different hammers for one […]

  • February 28, 2018

    Guide: What Does an Instructional Designer Do?

    By: Tori Signorelli

    How To Become An Instructional Designer If you landed on this page, you’re either considering a career in the eLearning industry, are going to school for a master’s degree in instructional design, or you’re already working as an Instructional Designer (ID) and want to grow in your career. Wherever you’re at on the spectrum, this […]

  • December 14, 2017

    Top 10 Learning Conferences You Need to Attend in 2018

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    Why Attend a Learning and Development Conference in 2018 The best way to learn is by doing and sharing. Learning industry conferences, most with hands-on workshops and panel sessions, are the best place to soak up a lot of information in a short amount of time. The value of networking alone is enough to include […]

  • October 11, 2017

    How to Get the Most Value From Your eLearning Budget

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    It’s the final stretch of Q4 and most businesses are trying to run out the clock while staying on budget. We always have a few companies reach out to us, as they need to use their eLearning budget or lose it for the following year. Here’s how we advise them to maximize their eLearning budget […]

  • September 19, 2017

    What is Blended Learning? The Guide to Everything You Need to Know

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    What is Blended Learning? Blended Learning is a method of personalized learning that combines traditional face-to-face instruction with digital learning that allows the student to benefit from control over pace and learning path. Blended learning offsets the limitations of the traditional classroom environment by digital means, whilst preserving the benefit of teacher oversight. However, most […]

  • September 05, 2017

    Creative Slump Got You Down? 3 Surprising Ways to Spark Inspiration

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    Anyone working in a creative capacity has been subject to the dreaded mental block. No matter what you do, inspiration is hard to find and you can wind up feeling like you’re stuck in a rut. And, if you manage others, it’s just as frustrating when you notice your usually high-functioning employees stuck in a […]

  • August 22, 2017

    You Use Information Skimming to Avoid Drowning in Data

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    We may be living in the Information Age, but most of us can’t conceive how massively informative it really is. The Internet is growing at a rate of 3.7% per quarter, for a conservative estimate of 330.6M top level domains by Q1 2017. In the past two years alone, humans have produced more data than existed in our […]

  • August 08, 2017

    Learning Strategy of the Future: AI’s Role in Your Course

    By: Jack Makhlouf

    In just a few short years, AI went from sci-fi thriller fodder to everyday reality. As soon as Amazon released Alexa and Apple’s old standby Siri started acting as a personal assistant, artificial intelligence became a part of just about every average Joe’s daily routine. But for some reason, that slow progression to mainstream hasn’t […]

  • July 18, 2017

    Mentor, Coach, Advocate: Why Leaders Spending Time with Their Employees Pays Off

    By: Andrew Fayad

    Spending time with employees pays off—not just for them, but for the leaders and the entire organization. The question of how much time can be explored in a Fast Company post, “Why Managers Should Spend Exactly 6 Hours A Week With Each Employee.” But here at ELM, we’ve found that it’s not necessarily quantified time […]

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