Rethinking the Business of Learning

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Barriers to Creating Effective Microlearning

As we’ve discussed in previous articles, microlearning techniques can be extremely useful for a range of training applications.  These include preparing learners for live training […]

Webinar Recording: Demystifying Microlearning for Learning Leaders

Carla Torgerson and Sue Iannone provide a strategic approach to implementing microlearning in a one-hour webinar. This session addresses the following questions:

How the the novice-to-expert continuum should impact your training approach

When I say the word “school” what comes to mind?  For most of us, that single word carries a vast body of meaning.  You may […]

How to Use Microlearning for Standalone Training

In previous blogs, we’ve discussed how microlearning can be used to prepare learners for learning events, and as follow-up after learning events.  In this article, we’ll consider how microlearning […]

Using Microlearning for Post-Event Reinforcement and Performance Support

In the last installment, we explored how to use microlearning techniques to prepare learners for live training events.  But what about after the event?  Can […]

How to Use Microlearning as Preparation for Live Learning Events

In previous articles, we defined microlearning and we described how long (or short) microlearning materials should be. Now, it’s time to move into application. We […]

“Because It’s Cool” is Not a Business Driver

Last week I was in Chicago teaching a Mobile Learning Certificate program for ATD (the Association for Talent Development). We talked about all the reasons […]

The Importance of Feedback in Shaping Performance

My son is five years old so he’s learning something new every day. Watching him learn often makes me reflect on things we do – […]

Do You Need to Have Learning Objectives for Microlearning?

TLDC (Training, Learning, and Development Community) hosts a daily Cast – a conversation with a guest about some aspect of training and development. It’s a […]

4 Things Hurricane Florence Reminds Us About How People Learn

I moved to North Carolina about 3 weeks ago. Prior to that I’ve lived in Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Michigan, so I’m used to big snow […]

My Top 6 Highlights from DevLearn

Last week I was at DevLearn 2018. This is the premier technology-based conference for designers, developers, and leaders in workplace learning and development. I love […]

My Top 6 Highlights from ATD TechKnowledge

Last week I was at ATD TechKnolwedge. This is an important conference for instructional designers, developers, and learning leaders, particularly those who use instructional technologies.

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