Keeping the “A” in ADDIE — Why It’s a Must

We’ve all been there: You’re called into a meeting and asked to develop training for a new desk-level procedure. The new process is a security issue, so they want it right away. “Okay,” you say. “Let me get started on the analysis. Who can I call to find out more about the workforce and what... View Article

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Scaling Instructor-Led Training: Yes, It’s Possible! Here’s How!

Remember your school days? Sitting in a cube all by yourself and watching video lessons interrupted by the occasional online quiz? Never interacting with anyone else? Those were the days, right? Of course, none of us remember our school experience that way. In school, students sit in a classroom with a real live person explaining... View Article


What Research Says About Powerful Storytelling in Training

“Tell me a story!” If you’re a parent or grandparent, or even an aunt, uncle, or family friend, you’ve probably heard those words shouted out around bedtime. Kids love stories! So you tell the story, put the kids to bed, and then what do you do? Watch TV? Read a book? That’s right — you... View Article


5 Reasons to Use Innovators on Demand®

Whether you are starting a new training project or attempting to scale up and conquer a redesign of existing training content, hiring a learning and development team member may not always be the best option. Instead, consider leveraging contingent workers to help see you through the ups and downs ahead. Related: Pros and Cons of... View Article


Webinar Recap: The Five Guiding Principles of Effective Microlearning

In a powerful survey by ATD, 90% of learners reported better understanding of fundamental concepts after completing a microlearning component. 84% of learners said they were more likely to put new concepts to immediate use when microlearning was offered, and 59% of learners completed MORE training than required when offered via microlearning components. If you... View Article


3 Ways to Reinforce Culture & Values in Your Training Curriculum

Are your employees representing your company’s core values? Unfortunately, few companies take the time and effort to really answer this important question. After all, company values are meant for posters on the breakroom walls, right? Wrong. Businesses that think company culture and core values don’t affect the bottom line are missing out on a vast... View Article


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


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