Ed Threads

Ed Threads is a collection of conversations about education strategy, program architecture, and learning design based upon insights from the learning sciences. I offer models on designing effective adult learning, learner engagement, and content deployment strategy that convert the big ideas into tools we can use in our daily work. I specialize in EdTech and advise on how to choose the right tech and effectively teach with tech.

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Framing Out MicroLearning

I mentioned in my previous post that there’s no unified definition of microLearning – which makes having a discussion about it difficult. I propose this […]

MicroLearning: Is Byte Size the Right Size?

This month at ASAE’s Great Ideas Conference I’m presenting a session on folding microLearning into association education strategies. But is byte size the right size? Grovo […]

Curiosity: 3 Ways to Spark the Learning Brain Bonus Zone

We now know that a layer of emotion enriches memories while they’re being formed and improves recall when we want access to that information later. […]

Add an engaging title

When I open my blog editor the first prompt I see is “add an engaging title,” because we all know what happens to blog posts […]

Threaded Learning: Weaving Insights & Impact

Threaded discussions were big news back in the early 2000’s – a tech bridge to foster the experience of live classroom interaction online. The literature […]

Ideal ID: Hiring Your Next Instructional Designer

Instructional designers are in demand, and for good reason. This on-fire industry is growing to support both live and eLearning education design at universities, corporations, and professional associations […]

Ideal ID Part 2: Finding the Just Right Fit

Instructional design is a skilled profession. Finding the right fit in a designer can make or break the quality of your programs. In my previous […]

Sharknado Conference Design: Tame the Fury

Are you facing a conference sharknado in your association? Let’s find out. 1. Is your conference content selection dominated by: a. Call for proposals b. Content […]

Hybrid for a #WIN: Tips for Expanding the Reach of Your Conference from PCMACL

I attended PCMA’s Convening Leaders conference for the first time this year – from the comfort of my home office. PCMA invited members to participate […]

Extend Your Conference Content

Our annual conference is our flagship education product. Naturally we want to maximize our investment and extend the reach of this great content. Unfortunately, most […]

Inclusion and Learning Engagement

“When we are teaching, exclusion is usually an indirect act, an omission of opportunity or of someone’s voice. We’re usually not mean-spirited but, more likely, […]

Ensuring Engagement: The #whatisengagement Project

Engagement. We know we want it, but with all the ambiguity surrounding what it really is, it sure is challenging to deploy learning strategies we’re […]

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