Avoid These 5 LMS Shopping Pitfalls

In 2017 I’ll be contributing to the monthly Association Trends eLearning enews – direct to your inbox insights on what is trending in association digital learning. In our first edition, I share LMS selection secrets. Selecting the wrong LMS is a costly mistake. It’s like investing in a new house and figuring out your family doesn’t fit […]

Incremental Innovations: Evaluation Strategy

How to know you're moving the needle

incremental innovations

Welcome back! We’re buttoning up the Incremental Innovations series – 7 blogs featuring high yield steps lifted from my Education Success Scorecard’s 25 drivers to advance your programs. We’ve touched upon Mapping your content terrain and identifying your content priorities (activities included), Profiling your learners so you can target programs more effectively, Elevating your LX factor to transform and delight, Designing learning […]

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 […]

Whose Responsibility is Informal Learning?

There’s a renewed interest in informal learning and it’s no wonder. The Bersin Modern Learner study finds workers only have 1% of their workweek to spare for learning. And they are increasingly empowered to seek out what they need at the point of need from on demand resources. Offering formal learning to match the pace […]

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 […]

Fatal Flaws That Will Doom Your eLearning Programs

We have such good intentions. We recognize the importance of offering eLearning to round out our training portfolio. We’ve set aside a pilot budget to get started. And we’ve established our “go live” goals. What could go wrong? So many things. Think of this fledgling eLearning program as a Tragic Hero from your college literature […]

Staple Yourself to Your Learner

The summer of 2004 HBR published a brilliant article by Shapiro, Rangan and Sviokla revolutionizing how we evaluate a customer experience. Don’t just ask them how it went, staple yourself to an order. While they were talking about selling products, the kernel idea translates beautifully to any customer oriented (read member centered) industry. To understand your customers’ experience, […]

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 – […]