Learning Solutions had a great year, publishing hundreds of features, columns, and short articles aimed at helping eLearning professionals discover new technologies, tools, and strategies to better engage and inform learners across industries and around the world.

Here, we highlight our top 2017 content. The 10 most-read Learning Solutions articles in 2017 were, from number 10 to number 1:

10. VR and AR in eLearning: Ready for Prime Time?

Virtual reality and augmented reality are relatively new technologies to most eLearning professionals. At Guild events, especially Realities360, participants can explore their potential. Learning Solutions endeavors to cover the many ways that people are already bringing these technologies into eLearning—as well as some of the barriers to wider adoption.

9. Hot or Not: How Do MOOCs Fit into Corporate eLearning?

When MOOCs hit the big time, they were hailed as a way to educate the masses. Learning Solutions digs into the role of MOOCs and their future potential in the corporate eLearning arena.

8. The Ageless SME: Logic Puzzles, Articulate Storyline 2, and a Seven-Year-Old Math Whiz

Instructional designer Marlia Weisse notes the parallels between working with her young son on a design project—and working with SMEs professionally. Along the way, she captures some insights about the instructional design process.

7. Portrait of the Modern Learner

Constant access to digital devices and an always-available flood of information has changed consumer behavior dramatically. Learning Solutions explores what this means for individuals’ behavior and expectations as learners.

6. L&D Digital Transformation Begins with Rethinking the LMS

Digital learning has not only affected the way modern learners learn, but also the way eLearning professionals package and deliver eLearning. In this feature, JD Dillon urges L&D professionals to look beyond the traditional LMS when weighing content delivery platforms and options.

5. Making eLearning Video in a Department of One

Countless L&D pros work in departments of one. They alone design, develop, and support eLearning for their organizations. Here, Learning Solutions offers solutions for those intrepid developers who want to produce engaging video content for their learners—solo. Along with equipment suggestions, author Stephen Haskin suggests ways to stay motivated and hone the skills needed to create video as a team of one.

4. The Mandela Effect in Your Learning

The “Mandela effect” refers to the phenomenon of people “remembering” things they’ve never experienced. Author Phil Cowcill applies this concept to eLearning to describe how to identify learners’ gaps in knowledge or understanding. The next step is identifying where, among the “Four Stages of Competence,” learners need to be—and figuring out how to bridge that gap with a training plan.

3. Microlearning in China

Microlearning is playing a growing role in the eLearning lineup worldwide. Writers Zhaoliang Qiu and Wei He share with Learning Solutions their research on the awareness and use of this emerging learning strategy in China.

2. Adaptive Learning: Five Common Misconceptions

Learning Solutions delves into a misunderstood term—and concept—in eLearning and shares what adaptive learning is, and what it is not. Learn how it’s different from personalized learning and where adaptive learning might fit into a corporate training strategy.

1. Next-Generation eLearning: Learning Quests Combine Original Content, Story, Curation, and Gamification

What is a “learning quest”? In this most-read article of 2017, find the answer to that question and explore how to update eLearning to suit the way people learn, use new tools and approaches, and generally move training into the digital age.

The top 2017 content is just the tip of the iceberg! Dig into Learning Solutions for more features, as well as the regular columns and the tips and explainer pieces that help L&D pros worldwide do their jobs better. The Learning Solutions team is gearing up for an exciting 2018, and we look forward to continuing to explore the topics shaping your work world.