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.

“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.

Why you want to put the activity first

Content presentation followed by scenario

Turn traditional training on its head: Challenge learners from the start with decision-making scenarios and let them learn through experience. It’s not only more interesting and memorable, it makes our designs more efficient. 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.

How humor helps + Powtoon review

How humor helps

Can a funny cartoon increase interest in training? Try this cartoon, and then stick around for a brief discussion of research about humor and a quick review of Powtoon. Read more.

Can we use training to motivate?

Can training motivate?

Is low motivation a problem on its own, or is it caused by something else? Can training help, or is it a waste of time? Here are some ideas to consider, along with an update to the flowchart from the previous post. Read more.

Feedback in scenarios: Let them think!

Feedback in scenarios: Let them think!

Do we really need a know-it-all Omniscient One to explain everything to our learners? Or can we trust them to draw conclusions from the results of their choices? Read more.

Are learners idiots?

Are your learners idiots?

Are you under pressure to treat your learners like clueless children? Here are some ways to manage a stakeholder or that voice in your head that wants to lead learners by the nose. Read more

Why you want to use scenarios in your elearning

Why use scenarios?

Imagine that you’re in a competition to overhaul an information-heavy course so it creates a real change in the world. What changes would you make? Check out this story-based presentation to see what one fictional company did. Read more

Four ways to move your learners from clueless to confident

Tourists with map

I climbed onto the tram, folded my ticket, and with some trepidation stuck it into an unmarked metal box. A happy ding announced my success. I did it! I correctly rode a tram in Amsterdam! Small victories like these make me love to travel. Every day I move from clueless to confident as I tackle […]

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