My 10-Year-Old Inspired This Genius Learning Activity

Today’s Tiny Topic is inspired by my 10-year-old daughter, Shae. Woot! #UnlockInnovation with Genius Hour This learning activity is pure GENIUS!!! This is an elementary activity that my daughter does in school. Every month, each student is encouraged to pick a topic they are interested in. It can be anything! Once a week, they spend... View Article

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How to Calculate Your Learning and Development ROI With Ease [FREE Template]

It seems almost strange to think that you have you to justify the dollars your company spends on training employees to be successful. I mean isn’t it common sense? Well, let’s see! Related: How to Prove Your Learning Department is Indispensable Imagine This Scenario Merchant Bank Services is preparing to launch a brand new system for... View Article


How to Create Focus With Infographics

Creating a visual effect to direct learners’ focus can be a wonderful and easy trick to add dimension — even in a PPT (Powerpoint) presentation or an ILT (instructor-led training). Present the graphic…then shift the focus to one part of the graphic — here’s how: Step 1: Select and Place Create or find a beautiful,... View Article


6 Ways You Can Stay on The Innovative Edge

One of the most common struggles we hear from learning professionals in this fun coffee-themed personality quiz is that they’re often asked to wear too many hats in their role. Sound familiar? In fact, over 31% reported that lack of time and overextending themselves in these Jane-/Jack-of-all-trade roles keeps them from focusing on the bigger... View Article


What Do You Really Need to Include in Your Learning Plan?

Today’s Tiny Topic idea was inspired by one of our tiny but mighty Senior Instructional Designers, Charlotte Donaldson! Thanks to our team for continuing to inspire us to #UnlockInnovation. Grab a notebook and let’s get ready to dive into guided notetaking! Lecture…try as we might to avoid it, it can be a necessary component of... View Article


Project Spotlight: A Comic-Al Spin on Compliance Training

We’re turning the page on another Project Spotlight! Today is all about compliance training…but halt right there (before you finish that groan)! Compliance training doesn’t always have to be the villain in the world of learning and development. Rules and regulations can actually be real page turners and — dare we say it — even... View Article


Action Mapping and How to Prevent Information Overload

For today’s Tiny Topic, we’re talking about information overload — specifically, how to avoid it when working with subject matter experts who ask for everything, including the kitchen sink! According to Bill Jensen in Simplicity: The New Competitive Advantage: “Undisciplined communication is the third biggest source of harmful complexity in business.” One of the key things Mr.... View Article


6 Instagram Accounts to Follow for Learning Inspiration

Although many individuals use their Instagram feeds to follow brands and influencers unrelated to work, we wanted to gather a few insightful accounts that will add some learning to your scrolling. When we launched our Instagram just a few months ago, our hope was to expand beyond Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Pinterest and continue bringing... View Article


How To Twist Up the Traditional Teach Back Method

It’s Tiny Topic time!!! In case you missed last week’s introduction to our ttcInnovations Tiny Topics, I recommend catching up on the “four-1-1” (it’ll make sense after you read it) here! Today, we’re chatting about the good ol’ teach-back method. There are some great benefits to be had from ingesting knowledge well enough to teach... View Article


Top 10 Tweets and Takeaways That Will Ease Your #LSCon FOMO

If you’re like us and you’ve been frantically scrolling through your Twitter feed to catch up on this year’s golden nuggets shared at the Learning Solutions Conference & Expo, fear not! We’ve scouted out the best of the best in our favorite tweets, takeaways, quotes, and resources shared to ease your #LSCon FOMO — it’s a thing!... View Article


Did You See These Posts to Help You March Into Innovation?

Refill your coffee, cozy up, and let’s take a look back on the luckiest month of the year with these helpful posts that you might have missed. This month, there was a common theme of being proactive and taking micro steps to help you March into Innovation! Let’s review what we shared here on the... View Article