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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 […]

Elearning: innovate or keep it simple? | Part 1: Introduction

This post is the first 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.  If you’re an early adopter like me, you live for the chance to tinker with the latest and greatest innovations. […]

Getting a running start in learning:
The approach run

This past summer, the world watched amazing feats of strength and agility in the Rio 2016 Olympics. One especially competitive event was the long jump. Jeff Henderson took home the men’s gold for the USA, flying 27 ½ feet, while USA’s Tianna Bartoletta won the gold for the women with a personal-best distance of over […]

Learning from Hollywood

Moviemakers have successfully revived many popular entertainment franchises of the 1980s and 1990s. Updated versions of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, GI Joe, Power Rangers, and other 80s childhood staples have hit the big screen. Kids that grew up in the 80s now lead studios, which thrive by connecting with their audiences. These now-40-something TV […]

Learning and marketing: amplifying the message

Grab a scrap of paper and a writing utensil – it’s time to participate in something that will improve your courses. Think about a marketing campaign that you really like. What makes it stand out in your memory? Identify what works for you and write it down. Next, think about an effective learning experience. Why […]

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 […]