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.
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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.
3 ways to save gobs of time when designing training
Do they want it yesterday? Here are three ways to save a lot of time when you’re designing training. 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.
12 ways to use training scenarios – not just for elearning!
Decision-making scenarios aren’t just for elearning. Here are 12 ideas for other ways you can use branching scenarios to help people practice solving problems. 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.
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.
Learning styles: Worth our time?
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. Read more
Scenario based training example: Connect with Haji Kamal
You’re a US Army sergeant in Afghanistan. Can you help a young lieutenant make a good impression on a Pashtun leader? Try the branching scenario and learn how it was designed. Read more