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 […]

15 Insights from eLearning Guild’s Video Revolution Spotlight

In case you were wondering whether video should be part of your learning strategy: “Employees are 75% more likely to watch video than read text.” Forrester Research “82% of employees learn better from visual content like video than static content like PDFs.” Rapt Media “By 2019, 80% of global internet consumption will be video content.” Cisco […]

Learning Design Challenge: Re-imagine Webinars

Learning Designers: Why are webinars lecture broadcasts? This is not a trick question. It’s important to think about it. One reason from a historical perspective could be because webinars emerged from teleconferencing (does anyone else remember that format?) and screen sharing. This was before we were really thinking about what eLearning could be. Before portable […]

Resistance is Futile: The eLearning Imperative

The back-to-school season conjures great childhood memories. The smell of new leather shoes and sharpened pencils. Picking out the first-day outfit. Breaking in fresh notebooks. Wrapping my textbooks in brown paper sacks. I’m amused how extraordinarily different my kids’ experiences are now. Here’s a peek: It’s the first Friday of the new school year – […]

Halt! Your Visuals Are Under Arrest

Your presentation slides have the right to remain silent – whether for eLearning or f2f sessions – anything they depict may be used against you in this blog. This is for your learner’s protection! Can we agree session presenters could use some help designing their slides? Can we agree SMEs collaborating with us on eLearning […]

Quickest Route from Idea to Action

If you’ve attended one of my sessions or shot the breeze with me about learning design, there’s a high likelihood the conversation took a turn into what it takes for new ideas to catch hold. I’m pretty passionate about it because a large percentage of breakout sessions, webinars, and eLearning courses are designed as information […]

Incremental Innovations: 3M’s for a Learning #WIN

This week we’re getting our first peek inside the US Bank Stadium here in Minneapolis – the Viking’s spectacular new home. At the beginning of the building project I worked downtown just a few blocks from the construction site. There was a constant flow of people (like me!) year round stopping by to witness this […]

5 Secrets for Boosting Webinar Attendance

Anyone in the trenches of webinar production has their ratio. It’s the proportion of registrants to projected attendees. Because it’s become a sure thing that not everyone who registers will actually be there. Why is that? Anecdotally, we know there are occasionally tech issues preventing people from logging in. We suspect webinars scheduled during the […]

Incremental Innovations: Building Learning Pathways

We live in a hypertext world. This shift has forever changed our assumptions about the shape of knowledge and our access to it. When I share back-in-the-day stories with my kids about rifling through card catalogs and researching articles in periodical indexes, they giggle. How silly and inefficient! Knowledge is no longer confined to paper. Ideas […]