30 March 2015 15 Comments
Can Bob the training guy get $40,000 to develop his course? Find out how a strong goal can justify your project and focus your design. Learn more.
7 January 2015 51 Comments
Do your stakeholders insist on believing in myths like learning styles? Here’s how to bust some myths. Learn more.
8 September 2014
Do they want it yesterday? Here are three ways to save a lot of time when you’re designing training. Learn more.
26 August 2014
Is it ever okay to lead people by the nose through a new experience, or does that make us control freaks? Let’s look at an example. Learn more.
14 August 2014
We’ve all seen scenario questions that are too obvious. But how can we make them more challenging? Let’s fix a boring question right now. Learn more.
14 July 2014
Elearning has genies, superheroes, and wizards. Live training has the all-knowing instructor. I say all of them should stop being so darned helpful. Learn more.
This quick, visual approach to instructional design helps you change what people do, not just what they know. It keeps your team members focused on a measurable business goal, and it can keep stakeholders from adding extraneous information. Read more
You’re a US Army sergeant in Afghanistan. Can you help a young lieutenant make a good impression on a Pashtun leader? That’s the challenge behind “Connect with Haji Kamal,” a thought-provoking branching scenario. Try the activity and learn how it was designed. Read more
Branching scenarios can be a pain to design. Happily, you can use a simple tool called Twine to easily draft the scenario and produce it. In this post we’ll look at a scenario that I wrote to demonstrate Twine’s basic features and to make a point about teaching through stories. Read more