The Show: Learning Design Competition

If you work in Learning & Development, you owe it to yourself to check out “The Show”. Cath Ellis and Kim Tuohy have created a totally brilliant learning design competition that is currently running as part of the lead up to The Learning Conference 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bRkCXORU1E&feature=youtu.be It is like “March Madness” but for learning pros.Continue reading “The Show: Learning Design Competition”

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Boost Engagement With These Dynamic Video Transitions (Free Download)

As you may know, I’m a big believer in looking at other fields for things we can use for our own work. For example, consider how filmmakers and video producers use transitions when joining two shots together. Instead of just instantly flashing from one scene to another they use a dynamic transition that allows themContinue reading “Boost Engagement With These Dynamic Video Transitions (Free Download)”

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Top Expert E-learning Scenario Tips

Recently, Bryan Jones (@elearningart) from eLearningArt invited me and a whole slew other eLearning people (59 of us) to share their single best tip for creating effective eLearning scenarios. He asked everyone this question: What’s your #1 tip for creating effective eLearning scenarios? And, here’s how I responded: Give learners an opportunity to solve aContinue reading “Top Expert E-learning Scenario Tips”

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Better Slides For People In A Hurry

By far, he most common misstep I see with presentations and elearning is putting too much text on the slides. As you may have heard me say before, visual slides are better than slides overloaded with text. Too much text requires your audience to do a lot of mental processing as they constantly switch backContinue reading “Better Slides For People In A Hurry”

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Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | February 15, 2019

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” –Continue reading “Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | February 15, 2019”

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Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | February 1, 2019

“When I’m reading, I’m looking for something to steal. Readers ask me all the time the traditional question ‘Where do you get your ideas from?” I reply: ‘We are all having ideas all the time. But I’m on the lookout for them. You’re not.’”  —Philip Pullman It has been a webinar kind of week for me.Continue reading “Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | February 1, 2019”

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Thinking Outside the Course: Free Tools for Making E-learning Better

It is *CRAZY* cold around here today but that won´t stop us from exploring a mountain of great free tools that can make your elearning better. Later today, I´ll be part of the eLearning Guild Spotlight event, ¨Get the Best Free Tools to Make Great eLearning¨. My session, ¨Tools for Thinking Outside the Course¨ (1pmContinue reading “Thinking Outside the Course: Free Tools for Making E-learning Better”

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Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | December 21, 2018

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” – Hamilton Wright Mabie Happy Friday! This week I’m experimenting with a few things and I’d love to hear your opinion. First, you’ll notice I’ve rearranged things a bit this week including “One Big Thing” for anyone who doesn’t have timeContinue reading “Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | December 21, 2018”

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Elearning Predictions 2019

Every new year brings us opportunities to explore new tools, technologies, and strategies. This year the eLearning Guild has compiled a collections thoughts and predictions into a free ebook. “2019 Predictions for eLearning” I’ve included my contribution here below, but be sure to hop over and check out what everyone else has to say aboutContinue reading “Elearning Predictions 2019”

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Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | November 23, 2018

Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself. – Tecumseh, Shawnee I just got a notice that I created my WordPress account for this site 13 years ago. How the heck can that even be possible?!? It is aContinue reading “Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | November 23, 2018”

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