Nicole Skowronski

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Design Inspiration for Kids: The Color Schemes of Our Favorite Disney Animated Films

<b>If you’re looking to paint your child’s room, these color schemes may lead the way.</b> Each art print represents a different, beloved Disney animated …

Color Management

Games For Change |

EMPOWERING GAME CREATORS AND SOCIAL INNOVATORS TO DRIVE REAL-WORLD IMPACT THROUGH GAMES<p>We convene our community through the Annual Games for Change …

Award Shows

25 Blogs for Someone Who Wants To Become an ELearning Professional

You have a good position in a well-known company. You even got promoted a few times. You know your job, your industry, and all the pitfalls to avoid. …

Welcome to My Snapchat Channel - Activate Learning Solutions

What is a Snapchat Channel?<p>If you don’t already know, I’m on Snapchat. I started using this platform some time ago in an effort to understand what …

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Explore Opportunity<p>Internet researchers can work as Independent Research Consultants or with individuals or companies to gather, synthesize and …

10 tips on how to make slides that communicate your idea, from TED’s in-house expert

When your slides rock, your whole presentation pops to life. At TED2014, David Epstein created a clean, informative slide deck to support his talk on …

Public Speaking

Experiments in Social Facilitation

A while ago, I wrote about how we could use social technologies as a live facilitation tool. Eager to walk the walk and not just spout thoughts, I’ve …

How to better use the Adobe Connect features and do tweaks for your virtual events

Below is a running list of tips and tricks for getting the most out of your Adobe Connect sessions.<p>Hosts, presenters, and meeting attendees alike, …

10 Ways to Look Better on a Webcam

The Scientific Reason Why Bullets Are Bad for Presentations

You've probably heard this advice before: Don’t use bullet points in your presentations. But do you know why presentation design experts are so adamantly opposed to the bullet point format?<p>Here's the simple, but perhaps surprising, explanation to why bullet points are bad for presentations: <b>Bullet</b> …

We Learn More When We Learn Together

<i>dave wheeler FOR HBR</i><p>We rarely grow alone. In fact, some psychologists have made a compelling case that we only grow in connection with others. However, we don’t need to learn with others in formal training or development programs: we can architect our own opportunities to gain insight, knowledge, …

Management

10 ways to make badass INTROs in online learning (& ditch dull objectives)

So many online learning programmes don’t start well. They’re often dull, overlong or, worse, a boring list of learning objectives. We have to get …

15 Stunning Font Combinations For Your Inspiration

Typography pairing: perhaps the single most frustrating and time-consuming task you’ll face as a designer when starting any new graphic design …

The 10 best fonts

From beautiful DIN 1451 to robust Rockwell, our pick of the world's greatest typefaces

Quick and Clever Ideas for Using Instagram for Business

One of the most common things I hear from new clients is ‘We don’t use Instagram’. When I question their reasons for this choice, the answer is …

Features

Adobe Captivate (2017 Release): Your Ultimate Responsive Design Authoring Tool

Adobe Captivate (2017 Release): A Real Responsive Design eLearning Authoring Tool<p>Responsive design authoring tools give you the ability to create a …

6 Responsive eLearning Design Tips for Adobe Captivate 8

As you may know, when using Adobe Captivate 8, you can design for responsive courses to adapt to the device or the devices you are using. The …

Meet SAM: An Agile Process for Developing the Best Learning Experiences

SAP Jam Work Patterns Add Context to Processes Like Corporate Learning, Customer Problem Solving

When Marriott International picked SAP Jam, the global hotel chain was looking for a better way of organizing corporate training and learning – but got an enterprise social network as part of the package.<p>That dovetails with SAP’s strategy, which is essentially the inverse of how social …

7 Dos And Don'ts Of Mobile Learning

<b>Dos And Don'ts Of Mobile Learning To Have In Mind</b><p>A report on Mobile Learning at Work by Towards Maturity revealed that 47% of businesses and other …

Education Technology

Don’t Be Lazy With Social Learning

The hype surrounding social learning can sound like an old carnival hawker at times. <i>Social learning: The tonic to ease your troubles! With just a</i> …

When Learning Met Social

<b>The Paradigm Shift</b><p>2016, by many indicators, will be the year classrooms go digital. Digital curricula have proliferated and become increasingly accredited, individual handheld devices are ubiquitous and have app ecosystems that hold much promise, and instructor tech savvy is at an all-time high.<p>But …

Turn Data Into Visuals: 28 Apps that Generate Reports and Charts

Humans love patterns—in fact, our superior ability to process patterns is what sets us apart from other species.We still need help drawing …

15 Great Tools to Create Social Media Images for Better Engagement

When sharing on the social media, you get more reshares, clicks, favourites, and replies – if you use images in your text. Images help to increase …

Infographics

Ring in the New: Flash E-learning to HTML5

Ring out a slowly dying cause,<p>And ancient forms of party strife;<p>Ring in the nobler modes of life,<p>With sweeter manners, purer laws.<p><i>– A stanza of the</i> …

Use Monthly Quiz Activities to Practice and Evaluate Critical Reading

Discussions about fake news in a post-truth world and how to react to these challenging trends have become quite prevalent around the world. It is …

Teaching