Tips for webinars or virtual training

Webinar tips

“What tips do you have for giving webinars?” People have asked this a lot lately, so here’s my opinionated answer. Learn more.

12 cool ways to use scenarios

Surprising uses for scenarios

Decision-making scenarios aren’t just for elearning. Here are 12 ideas for other ways you can use branched scenarios to help people practice solving problems. Learn more.

“Learning should be fun!” But what’s “fun?”

You want me to listen to a talking frog?

Do haunted castles or wise wizards really make learning “fun?” Research suggests that developing mastery is what’s really fun. Learn more.

3 powerful ideas you should steal from marketing

3 ideas you should steal from marketing

A popular commercial for shaving products gives us three ideas we can use to make training memorable and motivating. Learn more.

The anti-course: An instructional job aid

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Here’s a short video that shows how we can break our addiction to the course and move training closer to the job. It shows how we can use an instructional reference to help people learn by doing at work. Read more

Learning styles: Worth our time?

Learning styles debate

We’re wasting our time talking about appealing to learning styles when research has identified far more powerful techniques. This post summarizes two meta-analyses about learning styles and readers sound off in more than 70 comments. Read more

Elearning example: Branching scenario

Branching scenario

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

Two cool ideas for performance support

iflyer bird ID system

Here are two clever tools that could give you ideas for ways to support your learners. 1. What’s that bird? We’re out in the woods and hear a bird. “Red-legged wrangler?” I say. “I don’t think so,” you say. “Maybe a sharp-eared snipper.” I pull out my iFlyer scanning wand and field guide. I scan […]

Is a course really the answer?

Google vs. the next button

Let’s imagine for a moment that you have a kidney stone (sorry!). After the drama of the emergency clinic is over and you’re comfortably drugged, you want to know why the stone formed and how you can avoid another one. What do you do? Web sites: quick If you’re like many people, you go to […]

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