Remember the good old days of e-learning development when your courseware would remain fresh and current for at least six months, maybe longer? It seemed even compliance courseware only needed updates a couple times a year. Not so much anymore. Content complexity, dynamic industry regulations and an increasing need for user input has made courseware […]
Creative examples for e-learning development.
Mobile phone companies continue to raise the bar for the most creative compliance public service announcement (PSA). It continues to amaze me (read: annoy) how groups *outside* the training department regularly design more creative and engaging training than those in the training department. Consider the most recent Sprint PSA reminding moviegoers to turn off their […]
Anyone who’s ever designed an elearning course, corporate brochure or any form of graphic design, has at one time or another been asked to replace one or more images that could be perceived to be offensive or biased. In corporate elearning, this can be particularly challenging since so much of our courseware calls for images […]
Lately I’ve been working on identifying some alternative and cost-effective ways for delivering training. It’s an important area of focus for my group right now. So tonight, while reading through some white papers, elearning blogs, books and forums, I received a joke via email. As someone who loves (and welcomes) interruptions, I opened and read […]
One of the more meaningful books I read last year was Made To Stick. If you’re a learning professional, you need to read this book. There are many great examples on how to make ideas (read: training) “sticky”. In particular, the Beyond War scenario: Statistics are rarely meaningful in and of themselves. They will, and […]
Just listened to last week’s podcast of Science Friday. Ira interviewed a guest who specializes in “big numbers” and who talked about how one goes about communicating such indescribable values. Just as I was about to shout “Eames video” at my iTunes, a caller referenced the famous Powers of Ten short film. The Powers of […]