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Think of the Doer and doing, not the Learner and learning

I'm sure you've heard the cliche that is the self-described non-techie confessing that "<i>My VCR still blinks 12:00.</i>" (OK I know...VCR? What's that? …

The Convention Misery Index: 20 Ways To Ruin A Perfectly Good Convention

My friends over at Plan Your Meetings tell me that a piece I wrote for their print magazine won an award. The article, The Convention Misery Index: …

10 Quick Productivity Hacks To Make Life At Work Better

It can be extremely difficult to maintain creative momentum at the office. That’s why these tips are so simple to implement–but pay off big time.<p>Things are going pretty well in the office.<p>You’ve hit a good groove and the work is getting done. The workplace environment is even, amazingly, fun. …

The problems with PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint 2013 has been around for a few months now, and as you would expect, we’ve been trying it out at BrightCarbon to see whether we can break …

7 Reasons to Network Like a Dog | Inc.com

Most business people regularly do some form of networking. You meet people; you pass out a few business cards; and you maybe follow up here or there. But often networking is a sideline, an afterthought. Like any marketing technique, networking is most effective when done with intention and …

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14 reasons why your multiple-choice quiz sucks

The questions don’t represent the learning objectives, so why did I waste my time doing the course?<p>There aren’t many questions, so I should be able …

The Science Behind the Netflix Algorithms That Decide What You’ll Watch Next | WIRED

<b>How has recommendation changed now that Netflix is focused on streaming?</b><p><b>Amatriain:</b> When we were a DVD-by-mail company and people gave us a rating, …

Why Learning Professionals Need to Keep an Eye on What’s Next

I’ve been in the workplace learning and performance field for over fifteen years. When I reflect on my career, one of the things I’m most thankful …

Free White Paper Download: 5 Critical Design Activities for Creating Impactful eLearning

5 Ways To Prevent Information Overload In eLearning Courses

The challenge for <b>building elearning courses</b> is how to <b>engage users</b> and convey relevant information without going overboard and overwhelming the …

Professionals Make Time for Learning #edchat

I was reading a comment on a blog post the other day and it really set me off. The comment boiled down to the same old excuse that I'm just tired of …

Why Can’t a CIO Be More Like a CFO?

Information governance is not IT’s job. But it should be the CIO’s job. It’s time for CIOs to move beyond their roles as chief technology officers, and embrace the name with all of its implications: Chief <i>Information</i> Officer.<p>Why? Because no one is managing the store. The explosive growth of …

To MOOC or Not to MOOC, That Is the Question

Dovetailing neatly with the crowd sourced learning trend discussed in last week’s post, The Wisdom of the Crowd, is the concept of massive open …

Why we need more visual texts in our teaching and learning | Mr G Online

Found this fantastic infographic touting the success of infographics. Reading it ( or more correctly, <b>viewing</b> it) immediately focused my thoughts on …

Exploring #GoogleGlass: #Glass at the MLB All Start Game

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been testing Google Glass and exploring how it can be used for educational purposes. I’ve also been wearing it during …

Iterations: Ask, Listen, Solve Performance Problems [Ep. 9]

Richard Sites and Angel Green discuss what happens when you jump to design too early in the process of learning development.

How a Bad Night's Sleep Can Screw You Up | Inc.com

For 20th century masters of the universe, getting four hours of sleep a night was a badge of honor. How could a C-suite executive sleep more and truly be successful? Today, that axiom has been turned on its head.<p>Skimping on sleep on a nightly basis could compromise critical work skills in ways you …

Training Design: Learning to Listen and Ask the Right Questions

Listening is important, when you start to design e-learning without the input of your learners and the stakeholders, it's easy to miss the mark.

68 Tips for eLearning Engagement and Interactivity

Publications Library<p>May 20, 2013<p>by Karen Forni<p>Engagement is a critical element of learning. If we can get people to pay attention to what we’ve …

Education Technology

24 Signs You Are Definitely a Social Media Guru

It has become a staple of the Facebook world: the social media guru.<p>These are the “experts” in social media marketing who often come armed with an …

The Storytelling Animal

In The Storytelling Animal, Jonathan Gottschall tells us how stories make us human. The book looks at gender differences in weaving our own stories, …

3 emerging services of the L&D Department – Learning in the Modern Workplace

As I prepare myself for an upcoming meeting on the Future of Workplace Learning, I have put together a simple slide to show what I see as 3 emerging …

Helping You Combat the 10 Ways to Ruin e-Learning

We’re offering our blog community complimentary design reviews and providing suggestions and ideas to improve your e-learning designs.

Matthew Dunn - What Makes an Infographic Cool?

Guest Post by Dr. Matthew Dunn<p>What Makes an Infographic Cool? Beer.<p>Beer is cool.<p>So is an infographic on beer cool?<p>I think this one is cool:<p>But, …