How to really involve learners

Create a stream of self-contained activities, let people pull information as they need it, slowly increase the challenge with scaffolding, and be a hero. All in one blog post. Learn more.

What’s the real cost of eye candy?

“We need eye candy!” But at what cost? If we spend too much time on images, we don’t have time to create challenging activities. Will people really reject a text-only activity? Learn more.

5 ways to become an L&D hero

“I vow to become a hero to my learners and clients. I’ll save the world from boring training!” How can we achieve this resolution? Here are five steps you can take now. Learn more.

New job aid summarizes action mapping for teams

I’ve drafted a job aid that helps your team see the action mapping process at a glance. Help me improve it! Learn more.

Let me tell you everything you need to know! Or not.

You’re going to work in Zekostan! How would you like to prepare for the cultural differences? Do you want me to tell you everything and then quiz you? No? What’s the alternative? Learn more.

Do you work in a course factory? Do you care?

Are you a cog in the course factory, or are you a performance consultant? Does it matter? Learn more.

Field guide to action-mapped materials

Can you identify an action mapped course in the wild? What might it look like? Learn more.

How to respond to learning-style believers

Why do people continue to believe in debunked learning styles? Let’s look at why the belief is appealing and how we can respond to the believers on our team. Learn more.

Write a strong goal: Sell it to Scrooge

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.

How to be a learning mythbuster

Do your stakeholders insist on believing in myths like learning styles? Here’s how to bust some myths. Learn more.