Warning: Snake Oil

So this just appeared in my email this morning.  Can you tell what’s wrong? “The next generation of L&D is here. Millennials are quickly becoming […]

The meta-program

A couple of weeks ago, I posited what I thought might make the basis for a sustainable degree program. That is, one that prepares students […]

Consciously Considering Consciousness

Consciousness is an interesting artifact of our cognitive architecture. And no, (despite being a native Californian ;) I’m not talking about social or environmental or higher […]

Possible versus practical

Last week, I gave a presentation to the local chapter of ATD. And I was surprised that their request was for mobile learning. Now that is […]

Chief Cognitive Officer?

Businesses are composed of core functions, and they optimize them to succeed. In areas like finance, operations, and information technology, they prioritize investments, and look […]

The necessary program?

Things are moving faster, and careers are supposed to be changing more frequently. What does that mean for university degrees (or other employment preparation)?  Yes, […]

Skeptical Optimist or Hopeful Cynic? A Science Mindset

Is there any difference? At core, my new book is about learning science. And, as I’ve lamented before, the lack of understanding of cognitive science is a […]

Busting Myths!

As I have hinted, I’ve been working on a project that is related to what learning science has to do with learning design.  And I […]

Kevin Carroll #ATDTK Keynote Mindmap

Kevin Carroll opened the TechKnowledge 18 conference with his story of triumphing over a rough beginning and the lessons he’s learned.   The post Kevin […]

John Medina #ATDTK Keynote Mindmap

John Medina of Brain Rules fame opened the second day of ATD’s TechKnowledge conference. In a rapid-paced and amusing presentation, he went through how we understand […]

Learning to Learn

As a response to my post where I offered to ‘listen’, I’ve had several comments giving me topics, and so I thought I should respond. […]

Developing Decisions

I mentioned in yesterday’s post that one thing I do in getting objectives is focus on decisions. And, simple ones will get automated; we can train […]