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Celebrating Worldwide Ladies’s Day – eLearning Trade

Commemoration of International Women’s Day

Maria Montessori, Margaret Mead, and Margaret Bancroft were some of the pioneers of early education. However, there is a new group that takes up the torch. L&D authors use their unique insights and expertise to pave the way for other e-learning experts. In honor of International Women’s Day, we want to spotlight 6 amazing articles written by these industry pioneers and thought leaders.

AGILE design and rapid prototyping in virtual leadership development

How can instructional designers and eLearning developers meet the needs of rapidly developing development opportunities for virtual leaders without compromising the quality or integrity of the design? Melissa Cummings is an innovator in business learning and leadership development solutions. She designs effective educational initiatives and strategies that produce results. It also fosters leadership learning and development through the application of adult learning theory, evidence-based research, and solid design principles, and develops unique, innovative strategic solutions for solving business challenges.

Everything about the emotional learning process in adults

For decades, learning has been studied primarily from a cognitive and motivational perspective. In this article, we examine how emotions have a significant impact on human cognitive processes, including perception, attention, learning, memory, reasoning, and problem solving. Sindhuja Sreenivasan is a growth strategist, thought leader and certified specialist in digital marketing. She is cocky and self-motivated to use all efficiency in the best interests of the organization. She also wants to achieve holistic development through the little joys in life. An optimist who always strives for the best.

Dealing with distance learning

Learning is a communicative process and is improved when given priority and opportunity. Rosemary Sage is a professor of communication. She is also a Speech Pathologist, Psychologist, Teacher, Dean TCOT, Head of Language Services, Language Advisor, RSLT Advisor, Trustee and Governor. Her research areas include language, education and employment. Rosemary has also published books and papers.

Diversify Your Training: Why Inclusion Is Important & How To Get It Right

What do diversity and inclusion look like in the context of eLearning? What are they bringing to the table? And how can you really and immediately diversify your training materials? Amber Hartmann is Director of Product Development and has been an eLearning Jedi since 1999.

How the 8 design principles should be applied to learning

A Practical Guide to Applying the 8 Design Principles to Digital Learning for Better Learning Experiences. Stephanie Bandli is a learning experience designer. With her diverse skills, she seeks to combine her knowledge of instructional design, interaction design and graphic design to create extremely user-friendly, interactive and engaging learning experiences.

Use social media as a disruptive innovation for virtual learning

This article explains how social media can potentially spark a new educational trend to increase student engagement in a virtual learning environment. Jenae Whitfield is a PhD student in educational leadership specializing in educational technology. She is also a certified math teacher with 14 years of teaching experience.


International Women’s Day is just a small reminder of the important role women play in any industry. Discover how these L&D authors are citing the eLearning fee and making a difference in the ID space. If you would like to write for a future issue of Spotlight and require an article proposal, please contact our editorial team at

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