Situated Cognition

In a recent article, I wrote about three types of cognition that are changing how we think about how we think (how meta!).  All are […]

Why L&D Should Lead

So, I’ve seen a bright future for L&D. It’s possible, and desirable.  But is it defensible?  I want to suggest that it is.  L&D should be […]

Microlearning Malarkey

Someone pointed me to a microlearning post, wondering if I agreed with their somewhat skeptical take on the article. And I did agree with the […]

Top 10 Learning Tools 2018

Every year of late, Jane Hart has polled about people’s top 10 learning tools. From this, she creates a list of the top 100 learning […]

Quip: learning & instruction

I spoke at the ATD International Conference last week on myths. I said a number of things (and a number were said about it, too […]

Mental models are the agents of learning

I was talking with my friend and colleague Harold Jarche about how he’s expanding his valuable Personal Knowledge Mastery to teams and at the organizational […]

Cognitive and Learning Sciences

You’ll see a lot of vendors/sessions/webinars touting neuroscience or brain-based. And you really shouldn’t believe it.  Yes, our brains are composed of neurons, and we […]

Nuances Matter

I’ve argued before that the differences between well-designed and well-produced learning, and just well-produced learning, are subtle. And, in general, nuances matter. So, in my […]


From time to time, it’s worth a reminder that Quinnovation (the firm behind the blog) is available to help you.  Here are the services you […]

It’s here!

So, as you (should) know, I’ve written a book debunking learning myths. Of course, writing it, and getting your mitts on it are two different […]

Plagiarism and ethics

I recently wrote on the ethics of L&D, and I note that I didn’t address one issue. Yet, it’s very clear that it’s still a problem. In […]

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 […]

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