9 Creative Ways To Reinforce Key Concepts In Online Training

Online training success relies heavily on memory retention, active recall, and positive reinforcement. In this article, I'll share 9 innovative ways to reinforce key concepts […]

Skinner's Project Pigeon: One Of The First Teaching Machines

One of the behaviorist B.F. Skinner's first "teaching machines" was a crazy plan to use pigeons to guide missiles. This post was first published on […]

Tips And Strategies To Motivate Learners Appropriately

"Why?" "What's in it for me?" Two questions that Instructional Designers seem to be pondering all the time. And for good reason. Because, a learner […]

Instructional Design Process: A Step-By-Step Guide

Instructional Design is an inextricable part of eLearning course development. Although there are several approaches regarding the eLearning course development, there are some mandatory steps […]

Transforming Learning: Using Video For Cognitive, Emotional, And Social Engagement

In Obsidian Learning's latest white paper, we discuss best practices for creating videos for training, including cognitive theories of learning, guidelines for design and development […]

8 Ways To Encourage Online Learner Reflection In eLearning

Reflection helps online learners absorb and assimilate the information more effectively. It also allows them to put their newfound knowledge into a real-world context. In […]

Galloping Horses To Boxing Cats: Movies In Education

The moving picture has had a long history in education, but its roots are firmly footed in the horse world of Leland Stanford and Edward […]

8 Creative Ideas For Active Learning Activities To Include In Your eLearning Course

Do you want to add new active learning activities to your online repertoire? In this article, I’ll share 8 innovative, collaborative, and creative ideas that […]

The Voyager Company: Bob Stein's Voyage

Bob Stein has been thinking about the book and interactive media for almost four decades. His pioneering work as founder of the interactive media publisher […]

Wurman’s 5 Rules Of Information Communication

Richard Saul Wurman has some great wisdom to impart about effectively communicating large amounts of information visually. He offers 5 simple rules for more effectively […]

Visual Analogies Templates: Featuring 3 Killer Examples

As Instructional Designers, we often have to use visual analogies to help learners recall prior knowledge and link it to a new content. Here are […]

The First Videodisc: Phonovision

Before electronic videodisks, Scotsman John Logie Baird created them from phonograph platters. Don McLean's work resurrecting Baird's original disks reveals an early step in the […]