How to Use Visual Storytelling to Relate to Your Learners

When you Google the term “visual storytelling” for a definition, you may get some slight deviations on a common theme, but basically you find that it is a story told primarily through the use of visual media. Try thinking of that from an instructional design methodology. Most likely, these days, you’ve been doing a lot... View Article

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Facebook Groups for Learning Professionals

Facebook is described as a social networking site that makes it easy for users to connect and share information. Within it is Facebook Groups, where a group of individuals with common thoughts and goals gather to communicate with each other. You may wonder: How can Facebook Groups help me connect with my learners? Why would... View Article

6 Books to Help You Better Understand Millennials [+ exclusive free chapter!]

Millennials are a notably large and diverse group, so it would be a mistake to homogenize them. Yet millennials have common characteristics that can inform a more complete understanding of their behaviors and attitudes. Some of the more frequently used terms to describe this generation are: unattached, connected, unconstrained and idealistic. How can one be... View Article

Video is the New Black — Why Millennials Choose This Media Over Others

Seems like you can’t go anywhere these days, especially on the internet, without seeing a video. They are everywhere right now, from YouTube to social media. You also can’t get very far without reading or hearing about the world’s largest generation to date, the Millennials. So, what do Millennials (80 million strong, generally ranging in... View Article

Asynchronous Versus Synchronous Learning — Which do Millennials Prefer?

Millennial learners are young professionals born in the years from the early 1980s through the early 2000s. They often communicate through multi-media, text and instant messaging. They describe themselves as highly collaborative and ambitious individuals who thrive in online social environments. They are multi-taskers, self-learners, resourceful and very comfortable with technology. Millennials want learning experiences... View Article

How to Create User-centric Courses for Successful eLearning

It’s easy to get caught up in designing learning based on what you and your team think is best.  You, of course, have the users’ best interests in mind. You want the learning experience to be a productive one. There are so many factors to consider: staffing, new product or system launches (and their ever-changing... View Article

How to Get Employees Refreshed + Excited for the New Year

The new year is just around the corner, and you’re likely starting to see a bit of a slump in your employees’ performances. It’s fairly typical for this time of year given the busy holiday season. Your employees are tired from holiday parties, family commitments and working hard to reach those end-of-the-year goals. But with... View Article

5 Biggest Training Mistakes of 2016 and How to Fix Them

Following the latest trends in learning has always been important to those who want to keep their learners engaged. It seems, however, that staying “on trend” has become even more critical as technology has become part of every aspect of our lives. Being trendy is a good thing. But some of us, in our eagerness... View Article

5 Roles of the Extraordinary Instructional Designer in 2017

Breaking down a business goal with one strong punch, mind-melding with a subject matter expert and motivating a group to change a wheel on a bus going 90 miles an hour down the highway… is it Rocky… is it a Vulcan? No, it’s the EID (extraordinary instructional designer)! The training world is filled with ordinary... View Article

7 eLearning Trends for 2017

So many exciting developments are happening in the world of eLearning and technology lately. It is an exciting and overwhelming task to narrow down the top eLearning trends for 2017 — but alas, there must be a list! Here are my favorites in no particular order. None of these are new ideas, but some of... View Article

How to Attract Top Millennial Talent to Your Organization [+ free e-book!]

There’s a new generation coming in and driving tomorrow’s workforce. Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past five years, you’ve heard the “M” word by now. Generation Y—a group more popularly known as Millennials—is beginning to take over the workplace as more and more Baby Boomers begin to retire. At this point,... View Article