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The tragic flaw in instructional design

In today’s evolving business world, you may only have a few weeks to design and build an app or elearning module to train an audience on a new company offering or service. The experience needs to entice users to play with it, and the content should compel learners to consume it. In a traditional content-first […]

What’s Appening with eLearning in 2017?

Why app-like learning? E-learning has been fairly slow to migrate to mobile devices, even though users in the U.S. have spent several years consuming more digital media on mobile applications than on laptops or desktops. One push-back I’ve heard regarding mobile-friendly e-learning is that learners typically use laptops or desktops during the workday, and this […]

Elearning: innovate or keep it simple? | Part 6: Wrap-up

This post is the sixth in a series about innovation in elearning. Customized elearning can offer great value when well-aligned to your learning goals. Read on to learn about the balance between innovation and simplicity. The beauty of elearning is that it can address a huge range of learning challenges. Its scope spans a diverse […]

Elearning: innovate or keep it simple? | Part 5: Audience

  This post is the fifth in a series about innovation in elearning. Customized elearning can offer great value when well-aligned to your learning goals. Read on to learn about the balance between innovation and simplicity. An important piece of building effective learning is identifying and knowing your audience. This media-driven world fills an employee’s […]

Elearning: innovate or keep it simple? | Part 4: Choosing the deliverables

This post is the fourth in a series about innovation in elearning. Customized elearning can offer great value when well-aligned to your learning goals. Read on to learn about the balance between innovation and simplicity. The answer to learning and training needs is very often elearning. When it’s tailored to your learners, elearning is engaging […]

The world of learning is changing. Excel in the new world.

Learning audiences —workers, customers, brand advocates—are consuming content at increasing rates from a growing number of sources. How can you most effectively compete for their time? How will you continue to launch successful learning initiatives at the speed and in the quantities your learners demand and your business requires? Forces no learning organization can avoid […]

20 microlearning formats worth your consideration (part I)

As I’ve discussed before, microlearning is an approach to training that delivers content to learners in small, targeted bursts. The learners choose their path and pace through the content. When a learning organization begins to incorporate a microlearning strategy into its overall training curriculum, it’s safe to start with five-minute Storyline modules or brief videos. […]

Tiny living, tiny learning

One of my favorite television shows at the moment is “Tiny House Hunters”. The show features buyers shopping for homes between 100 and 400 square feet in size. They are choosing to downsize their living space in exchange for an increase in free time, freedom from worries, and a chance at more life experiences. Just […]

Seven reasons your e-learning will fail in 2015

At the beginning of the year we took a look at how and why e-learning was changing. We began to see e-learning in the context of increased mobility, an evolving economy, and even the cultural impact of generational change. Many of the changes that we anticipated would begin to transform our industry throughout the year […]

The new attention span

Someone told me recently entropy isn’t what it used to be. I haven’t been able to stop offering that up as a quip for why anything goes differently than expected. For many in the world of learning and training, things do appear to be going differently than expected. When we look at learning in the […]