Scenario mistakes to avoid #2: “Eat! Eat! You need to eat!”

Do we really need to force-feed people information before they can try a scenario? Learn more.

Is it ever okay to be a control freak?

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.

Jettison the genies and let learners think

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.

5 quick ways to pull learners into a course

How can you create a lively start to your course? Try these five techniques to get learners involved and kick up the pace. Learn more.

Tips for webinars or virtual training

“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?”

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

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

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

Can a funny cartoon increase interest in training?

Can we use training to 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.

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