Adaptive Learning — What You Need to Know Today to Get Started

What is adaptive learning? It’s a relatively new learning and development term that boils down to really good storytelling and a choose-your-own-adventure style of training. Where the learner ends up is based on what actions the learner takes. It’s like artificial intelligence for L&D. NASA uses it, many smart phone apps use it, and now... View Article

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How to Scope and Manage a Project Budget — Tips from a Master PM

“Operations keeps the lights on, strategy provides a light at the end of the tunnel, but project management is the train engine that moves the organization forward.” — Joy Gumz So how do you get the train moving and keep it going down the right track? As someone with an extensive background in project management... View Article


Content Curation is The New Black: Tools & Strategies for L&D

Think about it: Companies have been collecting training for decades. They have purchased off-the-shelf training, developed their own instructor-led training (ILT) and eLearning, and reworked their training programs for leaders and front-line employees numerous times to keep up with the latest and greatest industry standards. They have PowerPoints, virtual learning, ILT, eLearning, mobile learning, and... View Article


Designing with Visual and Audio Accessibility in Mind: What You Need to Know

A few years back, I was on a team designing a program for employee career development. One of our tasks was to create a profile that showed an employee’s readiness to move to the next level. As we thought about ways to create something useful that would be a quick indicator of an employee’s progress,... View Article


7 Surprising Myths Busted About Augmented & Virtual Reality in Learning

Training with augmented and virtual reality is closer than you think. In fact, it’s here. For many of us, phrases like “virtual reality” and “augmented reality” still seem like science fiction. If you’re a technophobe, VR and AR may even seem like some dystopian nightmare ready to erase our minds and place us all in... View Article


Webinar Recap: Fall Back in Love by Revitalizing Old Content

If you have ever felt heartbroken by learning content that is overused or outdated, you are not alone. In our recent webinar, one of our Master Instructional Designers, Kesha Dougan, shared 9 simple yet effective and affordable ways to bring stale content back to life. With ever-changing organizational cultures and constantly evolving technology and trends, it’s... View Article


5 Questions to Help You Find the Right Outsourced Training Provider

Before jumping right into identifying the right outsourced training provider, you first need to ask yourself why outsourcing might be the right solution for your organization. There are many reasons why a company may choose to outsource certain business functions; learning and development is one function where outsourcing often makes good business sense. Some of... View Article


A Team of ONE? End-to-end Training Designers Might Be the Future

When is the last time a client said, “Let’s create this training program as slowly as possible”? That’s right: never. Most executives understand that having a poorly trained workforce (or a group working on antiquated systems because they haven’t been trained on better ones) is very expensive. So when they want better training for their... View Article


Yes, Microlearning Actually Benefits Businesses — Here’s Why

First, what is microlearning? Microlearning is a succinct burst of knowledge focused on one specific learning outcome. It is often used to break down a larger topic into numerous bite-sized modules, allowing for learning flexibility. Is it a strategy that works for ALL learning in an organization? Absolutely not. Is it a fantastic solution to... View Article


Case Study: 8 Weeks to a Social Media Servicing (SMS) Solution in Action

When one of our trusted partners came to us for a custom learning solution to drive a Social Media Servicing (SMS) Modernization plan that was needed in eight weeks, we jumped at the opportunity and got to work quickly. This project demonstrated collaboration at its finest! Download the full case study to see how our Innovators proactively... View Article


How to Increase Client Satisfaction: The Recipe for Success

You want to keep your clients happy and raving from the rooftops about you, right? Whether you are a contractor or a member of a business learning team, producing amazing results is only half the battle of keeping your clients happy and coming back for more. That part is just the base of the cupcake!... View Article