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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...
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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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...
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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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...
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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...
Discussion
Friday, October 25, 2019
     What is the difference between teaching children in school and training adults on the job? It is a big question. Many speakers talk about this in day long seminars. Many professors...
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Friday, October 18, 2019
We can improve how we arrange text in learning materials. I’ll use a screen as our medium for arrangement, but you can apply these ideas to computer or handheld screens, slide projections,...
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Wednesday, October 2, 2019
In the late 1890s, Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov discovered that ringing a bell each time a dog was fed caused the animal to salivate when the bell was rung, even without the presence of...
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Friday, September 6, 2019
We’ve all seen it happen. A competent team analyzes a crucial performance problem, talks management into funding their solution, and creates a crisply written learning program to teach...
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Recently I spoke at the ATD 2019 International Conference & Exposition and shared the story of an infamous swim coach. Self-trained in the art of teaching kids, his first lesson consisted...
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Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Technology buffs and old-school management gurus go back and forth on the role machines should play in our new world of distributed, digitized work—especially when it comes to employee...
Blog Post
Friday, July 5, 2019
The growth of the learning professional role - be it specialist, consultant, trainer, or coordinator is an incredibly large growth curve with a multitude of extraneous variables that...
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Tuesday, June 4, 2019
There's tremendous interest in applying neuroscience to create more effective and efficient learning and development initiatives—and for good reason. According to ATD Research, more than 80...
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Thursday, May 30, 2019
By 2030, as many as 375 million workers’ jobs—approximately 14 percent of the global workforce—will change because of digital transformation, automation, and advancements in artificial...
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Nearly everything we thought we knew about the human brain changed when we started putting live subjects into functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging machines (fMRIs) about 15 years ago. You...
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