The 10 Best Cyber Monday Deals for Learning Professionals

If you’re like me, then you started the day combing your inbox with your second third cup of coffee in hand (still shaking that turkey hangover from the weekend) — who’s with me?! Well, also like me — you might have noticed a few leftover Black Friday deals that seemed less than appetizing. Am I... View Article

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7+ Award Winning Learning and Development Resources

Remember when I said week three was my favorite? Well, I take it back! Week four of our Back to School Challenge had me like this… And maybe a little like this… Yep — this week, our star students came in heads down, pencils up, and ready to L-E-A-R-N! Before you take a peek at... View Article


9+ Best in Class Learning and Development Resources

Wow, how is it almost October?? This month has FLOWN by so fast, and we’re already nearing the end of our Back to School Challenge (insert all the sad eyes here). In case you missed the past two weekly roundups of our students’ (Innovators’) homework inspiration, you can get caught up here and here. Week... View Article


13+ Amazing (and Totally Free) Learning and Development Resources

Last week, our A+ students completed the first week of our Back to School Challenge. It’s been amazing to see the homework flood in from our Innovators who came ready to learn! They put their thinking caps on all week long to further their professional development and pursue our four core values: innovation, quality, integrity,... View Article


The Future of L&D: Webinar Recap

ICYMI (in case you missed it), earlier this week, we hosted our live training: The Future of L&D. Since this is a virtual recap, we’ll let Liz Lemon here show you how we felt about it… Yeah —THAT excited!  Our Innovators came (with coffee in hand) ready to LEARN! Here’s what they discovered along the... View Article


Six Tools to Create Visual Language

I think all of us in the learning industry are familiar with the need to convey information in a fast, intriguing way that captures and holds our learners’ attention. We’ve all probably heard the expression “a picture is worth a thousand words,” too. If I were to put a thousand words in front of my... View Article


7 Cool PowerPoint Features To Boost Learner Engagement

To apply these cool PowerPoint features, you’ll first need to have an idea of what you want to accomplish for the audience. Here are a few ideas, based on my experience: Analyze some TV commercials and magazine ads you like. What’s appealing? What captured your attention? What ideas can you use in PowerPoint lessons? More... View Article


4 Reasons Instructor-Led Training Isn’t Dead

Instructor-led training (ILT) happens in a classroom and is often regarded as the more traditional, formal version of training, while eLearning is technology-based and the learner can take it at any time. With the popularity and convenience of eLearning, it’s easy to disregard ILT as a “thing of the past” or an “old way of... View Article


Three Ways Technology is Changing the Learning Space

Most of us in the learning profession pride ourselves on being comfortable with technology. Whenever a new tool is available, we’re ready to give it a try, eager to adopt the latest way to help people learn. We spend huge amounts of money and time attending professional conferences and we read magazines dedicated to keeping... View Article


How to Build a Successful Webinar

What makes a webinar particularly challenging for instructional designers? The very nature of a webinar is designed to include those who are not nearby. Chances are your audience is not only geographically distant, but culturally and philosophically distant as well. Engaging others, particularly diverse populations, is tricky when there is no body language to enhance... View Article


Wearable Technology — The Next Big Trend in eLearning

Wearable technology — the term seems both futuristic and oddly normal. Technology evolves so quickly that we are becoming almost numb and unimpressed by so many changes. You or someone you know probably owns wearable technology such as an Apple Watch® (a smartwatch that operates as a small wearable computing device), a Fitbit® (wearable technology... View Article