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Wednesday, October 7, 2020
During college, childhood fantasies of stage and screen turned into nightmares of clumsy waitressing. Leaving Broadway dreams behind, I joined an HR firm. But the thespian within awoke as I...
Discussion
Friday, August 28, 2020
Training is WORTHLESS, unless you need it? (If you get mad reading the start of this, please read to the end.) Most of us have seen research saying as much as 85% of training is gone the...
Discussion
Friday, August 7, 2020
What is the most worthless facet of learning design you see others keep utilizing over and over again because they think it works?   The most common example is designing for Learning Styles...
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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
In this week’s Ask a Trainer guest post, Britt Andreatta discusses principles of learning science that can be applied to virtual learning.Dear Britt,I’m a learning experience designer, and...
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Thursday, July 23, 2020
The healthcare industry faces unique challenges for learning content delivery in its fast-paced, 24/7 patient-care environments of increasing organizational knowledge. Continuous workplace...
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Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Stories are all about observable action. Though many instructional design certification programs have a deep focus on writing learning objectives, a highly academic approach does not always...
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Thursday, June 11, 2020
You’ve heard the frightening training stats: Think about that. It’s the equivalent of saying that for every hour of instruction, 45 minutes is wasted.Any sensible person who sees these...
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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
The concept of microlearning—presenting learning in small bites (two to four minutes long) with the focus on meeting a specific learning objective—is nothing new. In fact, I’d bet the...
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Wednesday, April 29, 2020
From my experience speaking in front of hundreds of audiences, I have learned that stories are memorable because of the images and emotions contained in them. The lesson of the story sticks...
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Monday, April 20, 2020
Ruth Colvin Clark is a specialist in instructional design and technical training who focuses on bridging academic research and practitioner application in instructional methods. She holds a...
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Monday, March 9, 2020
You are ushered into a semi-dark room, the screen before you glows ominously, and you can feel your shoulders slump involuntarily as you shuffle sideways to your seat. The first slide is...
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Tuesday, March 3, 2020
One morning not long ago, I was setting up to teach my one-day program about preventing employee lawsuits. A man rushed in and said, “I’m the vice president of international sales. I am too...
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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Tim, I’d like to get your thoughts on something that’s been stumping me for quite some time. ADDIE versus SAM—which one is better? Here’s why I ask. I’ve been working as an instructional...
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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
During the last 25 years, instructional research scientists have accumulated a mass of experimental evidence regarding the best instructional methods to achieve your learning goals. But...
Discussion
Friday, January 17, 2020
Based on the response to the New Year’s post, I am going post a “retro” topic on the 3 Friday of the month looking back a topic you folks requested. This month I want to reexamine the...
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Monday, January 13, 2020
The question I use to identify a skill (versus a knowledge issue or a procedural problem) is: Is it reasonable to think someone can be proficient without practice?So, for example, would it...
Blog Post
Thursday, January 2, 2020
The new dawn of the decade brings loads of opportunities for exploring, discovering and experiencing new approaches leading to new learning of knowledge, skills and process abilities. The...
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Friday, December 6, 2019
Structured lists are easier to remember.Try this thought experiment. Glance through these series then follow the instructions below.Series 1: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10Series 2: Benefits, Costs, Growth...
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
I’m a fan of the notion “learning experience design.” (I’m not so sure about platforms; I need to investigate them more.) The idea of integrating effective education and engaging...
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