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Graphic Design Essentials to Build Good Lookin’ eLearning

Your course design should look as fresh as your content! Try your hand at applying these principles to every eLearning project you create

Graphic Design

Does The Layout of Your Office Interfere With Your Workflow?

“Nothing says 3-day-weekend has ended like HEARING SOMEONE CLIPPING THEIR DAMN NAILS FROM THE NEXT CUBE OVER,” my friend wrote in a status update …


Do You Have The Right Personality To Work From Home?

The trick to being successful while working from home is understanding how to work around your personality preferences.

When considering whether or not to work from home, you may think that the biggest consideration is if you are an introvert who likes to work alone. But Michael Segovia, lead …


Why Silicon Valley Wants Email To Die

Email is dying. Silicon Valley business leaders are sure of it. Or is it just that they want email to perish and to do so very soon? Do you know many self-respecting technology sorts who own up to enjoying reading and sending a large amount of emails each day? Is anyone doing so with the fervour of …


How to Work with People Who Aren’t Good at Working with People

Twenty five years after the term “emotional intelligence” was first introduced by academics, thousands of independent scientific studies have highlighted the importance of managing your own and others’ emotions in relation to career success, job performance, entrepreneurship, and leadership.

But …


SAMR is not a ladder, a word of warning

Published on May 26th, 2015 | by Mark Anderson


I’m as guilty as the next person for singing the praises of Puentedura’s SAMR model. I’ve blogged about …

Holy Grail

My 23 Go-To Productivity Tools for Remote Work

At Todoist, we know the right tool can mean the difference between frantically struggling to keep all of the balls in the air at once and feeling


Here's Why Nothing Prepares You For The 21st Century Like A Liberal Arts Education

Fareed Zakaria’s book, In Defense of a Liberal Education, argues that it is a broad focus on a range of subjects, rather than on career or vocational skills that will prepare young people for the future. He reminds readers that the “liberal” in “liberal arts” has to do with freedom and …

7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future

Tomorrow’s Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future

by Terry Heick

(Ed note: This post has been updated from a 2013 post)

So we’re …

The Future

The Most Effective Way To Take Notes

If it feels like you forget new information almost as quickly as you hear it, even if you write it down, that’s because we tend to lose almost 40% of …


3 Difficult-To-Swallow Truths About The History Of Education And The Future Of Technology

One part of the current education reform agenda argues that the internet has made the world bigger. Or, more accurately, the boundaries of our everyday experiences have expanded. Therefore, because we are more connected than ever before, the story goes, we need to think about education as the …


What's Next After Online Learning?

On-line learning today provides a quality alternative to on-the-ground courses. It offers students greater flexibility as to time and place as most courses are offered asynchronously, meaning students can take them at any time of the day or night. Most chief academic officers at colleges and …

Compassion is a wise and effective managerial strategy, Stanford expert says

Stanford psychologist Emma Seppala says that promoting a culture of trust – rather than fear – encourages collaboration and builds a creative …

Stanford University

4 lessons business leaders can learn from hockey legend Steve Yzerman

This article is part of DBA, a series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital and management.

Even when my New York Rangers or San Jose Sharks don't make the cut, I love the Stanley Cup playoffs. As I watch things heat up this …


Why extroverts earn more than introverts

When you look at the average salaries of different personality types, one overarching theme emerges: Extroverts tend to earn more than introverts.

In …


10 Speaking and Writing Errors That Erode Your Credibility


Want people to perceive you as intelligent and well educated? Don't get caught using these improper expressions.

Words are powerful things. Wield them skillfully and people are more likely to perceive you in a positive light. Speak or write poorly, however, and people may judge you in an …


38 of the Most Inspiring Motivational Quotes on Leadership

No one can deny the power of a good quote. They motivate and inspire us to be our best.

Here are 38 of my absolute favorites:

1. “I alone cannot change …


Sci-fi obsessed tycoon builds replica of Star Trek ship as company HQ

A sci-fi obsessed multi-millionaire hopes to boldly go where no man has gone before, after building his office headquarters to look like the Starship …

Star Trek

5 Secret Uses of the Trello App to Overcome Procrastination and to Boost Productivity

The Trello app is a simple, yet brilliant productivity tool. Don’t be fooled by its simplicity, however — Trello is not just a basic to-do list app. …


7 Productivity Hacks To Accomplish All Your Tasks Every Day

How would you like to execute all your tasks for each day, and do that every day? Sounds great, right? Sure, with the right steps taken, you can get …


25 Best Business Books Ever Every Leader Must Read

What makes a business book the “best”? Best-selling? Most influential? Timelessness? Categorical relevance?

Business Pundit sifted through numerous …


13 Signs You’re A Pretty Quick Learner

According to a study it is discovered that fast learners (specifically language learners) have more white matter and less symmetrical brains. …

Cool Stuff

Focus on Winning Either Hearts or Minds

We’ve all heard the axiom that to persuade others effectively, we have to win both the hearts and minds of our audience. For people who are naturally persuasive (or overwhelmingly charismatic) this comes naturally. The rest of us have to cultivate the ability to persuade others. All too often …

Common Ground

Making Sense of Zappos’ War on Managers

In the early 1980s, Ralph Stayer sent a long memo and a $200 check to every employee of his family business. Since taking over as CEO, sales had increased fifteen-fold. Profits were up 150%. Headcount was growing. Regional expansion was underway. But Stayer wasn’t happy. Product quality and …


How To Design An Office For Maximizing Employee Happiness

From color and textile to closed doors, here are the strategies for encouraging flexibility and productivity.

You might think the proliferation of wearables and apps to analyze and optimize our every move, along with the $6 billion spent on workplace wellness initiatives, would mean that every …

Job Satisfaction

What Work Will Look Like In 2025

The experts weigh in on the future of work a decade from now.

Anyone who grew up with the notion that we’d all have jet packs and robot housekeepers by 2015 knows that predicting the future is a risky business. But as technology continues to develop and various trends, demographic shifts, and other …

The Future

Which personality type is happiest at work?

Ever wonder why your cube neighbor, who has the exact same job as you, seems so much happier at work?

Turns out your personality type has a lot to do …


2015’s Top Education Technology Trends

Editor’s note: This piece was originally written by Katie Lepi and ran on February 28th, 2014. A lot has changed since then, so we’ve had author


Instructional Design Models And Theories: Keller’s ARCS Model Of Motivation

The Quintessential Of The ARCS Model Of Motivation

Keller’s ARCS Model of motivation can be perceived as a problem solving approach to learning that …

Education Technology