avalanches, golden eggs and yellow brick roads

image from https://pixabay.com/en/waterfall-avalanche-volcano-cascade-2757596/ Have you read An Avalanche is Coming my DoS asks. It should be a must-read now Michael Barber is head of the […]

Want to Create More Effective Learning? Use Brain Bias to Your Advantage

Our brains aren’t always as rational as we’d like to think they are. For instance, patients report feeling better after taking sugar pills—even when they […]

How Fantasy Elements Improve the Learning Experience

The idea of using whimsy and fantasy as part of a training program makes some learning leaders nervous. Will learners take the training seriously? Will serious-minded […]

Learning from Games – Games Beyond Stereotypes #02 Keep Talking & Nobody Explodes

Hi there! In his best-selling learning book “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction”, Professor Karl M. Kapp discusses the 12 game elements that make a game […]

Design Thinking: Level-Up the Learner Experience

Two years ago I was at a CLO conference in Austin, Texas. The keynote speaker asked a question that gave me pause then – and continues […]

brought to you by the letter T

image from https://pixabay.com/en/t-letter-alphabet-alphabetically-1015548/ Restructure complete. For TEL read LTE (Learning and Teaching Enhancement) For TEL Advisers read Teaching Enhancement Advisers.  T for Technology. T for Teaching. What’s the […]

Show and Tell: Gamified eLearning in Articulate Storyline 3

Today, it’s more important than ever to not pump out boring eLearning courses. If your content and interactions aren’t memorable, the information won’t stick. And […]

BALDT 2017 Learning Design Hackathon Wrap up

After running a successful hackathon event last year, this year the Bay Area Learning Design & Technology Meetup team expanded on their hackathon concept from […]

Seeing how it all fits together – a timeline for Art History

Last year Professor Liz James (Art History) received a Digital Practice Award. The purpose of the funding was to give staff the opportunity to develop […]

Designing better eLearning courses

It's well known among learning professionals that today's learners are more distracted and less engaged. When learners are distracted by smartphones, emails and the internet, how […]

Blended Learning 101: Basics, Benefits & Best Practices

According to our research, the overwhelming majority of organizations use a blended learning strategy to deliver training. Blended learning is the norm, not the exception. This […]

How to Successfully Implement a Training Program

There are many famous quotes about planning – or the failure to plan. I like this one as it relates to the implementation of anything: […]

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