“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.
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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.
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.
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.
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
Do we really need narration?
By Cathy Moore When should elearning be narrated? I think we should rephrase the question as, “When is it a good idea to force all learners to go at the same pace?” That’s what narrated material does. The pace of…
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
Less text, more learning
Do stakeholders want to add text to your materials? Here’s one study you can use to show how wordiness can hurt learning. Read more.
How to add emotional impact with evocative images
The right image can turn a blah message into a memorable, meaningful experience. But how can you find stock images that aren’t, well, stock? Read more.