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The design of my e-learning software is already outdated

To a certain extent, it is unavoidable. Your custom e-learning–that you toiled over, that you loved, that transformed your organization–looks outdated. What year was it […]

Why should you build custom e-learning?

You've probably heard all the reasons why you shouldn't build custom e-learning: it's time consuming, expensive, and a lot of work. So why does anyone bother? […]

Magic, metaphor, and material design in e-learning

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” is a maxim put forth by Arthur C. Clarke, and it’s an idea that resonates with me […]

The finish line is just over the next hill

This post is part of a series about our running club's training for the Ragnar trail race in Zion, Utah. For more background, read the […]

How to write narration with style

Chances are your online training has audio in it. It’s a classic human sense! Easily one of the top five. Using audio narration is excellent […]

How to create a buzz that will engage learners and get results [free download]

Look, we get it. You're in the training department. People HAVE to take your courses. It's an Official Job Requirement. You teach them things that […]

Operation and custom e-learning

  Noggins play a lot of board games. Sometimes we even play at NogginLabs. When we play games we are having fun, but we are […]

Here's how to write intro animations to hook your e-learning audience

It's no secret that first impressions matter. Whenever we're exposed to something new, we're quick to size things up and pass judgment. That's why great […]

I bought some training and it wasn't so bad!

This is Part Two of a blog series around my decision to buy training. Not e-learning, but in-person training for my new dog, Zeke. You […]

Creativity, passion, and corporate training

Please don’t fire me…but I was EXTREMELY skeptical coming into my interview at NogginLabs. Something about the word “e-learning” sounded like the suit-and-tie corporate world […]

Scrabble game mechanics, quordants, and e-learning

At home, my wife and I keep a magnetic Scrabble board hanging on the wall. We have a game going constantly (last time I checked, […]

4 strategies for creating online experiences that inspire offline activity

You probably already know that bridging the gap between the virtual world and the real one can be challenging. Examples of bad e-learning that fail […]

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