Innovation & Engagement Experience Rewind

Take-aways from the Meeting Planners Symposium

Meeting Planners Symposium

Association North’s Meeting Planning Symposium is all about stepping out on the leading edge to demonstrate what’s possible for association events. This year’s focus was engagement and the innovations we must embrace to level up our meeting experience. So many details woven throughout the day went unmentioned but contributed to an impressive experience: Several seating […]

Webinar Revolution

Insights from Association Chat

We had a great time on Association Chat this week contrasting what webinars have become with all the amazing things webinars could be – with the right strategy. Here’s a recap of the best insights. What’s happening vs. what should be happening The vast majority of webinars are boring, long, unidirectional, and clearly not designed […]

ASAE XDP Experience Insights

Is different better?

ASAE XDP

So long better sameness! Make way for a new experience. ASAE took a bold risk launching the Xperience Design Project (XDP) replacing Springtime. When I mentioned to colleagues and clients I was serving as a group facilitator, the number one question was: What is XDP? Is it a conference? (Sort of) Is it a learning […]

Capitalize on Color

Grab-and-go resources for using color in learning design

Capitalize Color

Color is a powerful ally in visual design for learning. When we capitalize on color we signal attention, direct eyes to what’s important and impart a particular mood. But color can be tricky. The wrong palette can disrupt the flow — even suggest incorrect connotations. Brush up on color strategies with these grab-and-go resources. Dust […]

Extinction Alert!

Are your learning programs on the endangered list?

Learning Transformation

Extinction Alert! Sit-and-listen, information-driven, lecture-focused learning programs are marked endangered. While this format may seem efficient for content facilitators, the results do not meet the modern learner’s expectations for an experience that matters. Information is ubiquitous. Your learners are looking for a transformation. The New Value Proposition If you read news articles about financial markets […]

Tech Impact on Learning Design

Insights from Tom Kuhlmann

Technology & Learning Design

Some technologies flash in the pan while some rewire everything. Today I had the privilege of hearing Tom Kuhlmann offer his thoughts on how technology is impacting learning design. Tech Impact 1: The L&D Profession Learning and development professionals are navigating intense push-pull tensions as emerging technologies make instructional design easier and harder. Thanks to technology, media […]

5 Habits It’s Time to Break

If you want to make money with eLearning

eLearning

Anytime-anywhere eLearning has become a must as workforces face the rapid pace of change within their industries. But not just any digital content will do. Making bank means five die hard habits have to break. Habit 1: Expecting a live course will be the same experience delivered online. It won’t. Because it was designed for the […]

…And we’re back!

Plus insights from my kayaking tour guide

mangrove tunnels

I just returned from an amazing Gulf getaway as well as a blogging hiatus, and it’s great to be back. We’ve got so much to talk about! Navigating Mangrove Tunnels One of the highlights of my trip was kayaking in Sarasota Bay (pictured above). Our 2-hour tour included close ups with marine wildlife and paddling through […]

4 Learning Brain Insights

Interview Snips from University of Wisconsin Madison

How does the learning process map to learning design? Should we be using more video in our training programs? What’s the secret of learning engagement? Curious? These were a few of the questions posed to me during an interview at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. And now you can check out four of the learning […]