The Business of Learning - learning ecosystems

Being long-time advocates for Plain Language (PL), we were pleased to read Governor Dayton’s Executive Order 14-07, “Implementing Plain Language in the Executive Branch,” signed yesterday, March 4. In his EO, Gov. Dayton writes: “Plain Language is a communication, which an audience can understand the first time they read or hear it. Plain Language will […]

Learning Technology & Trends

  1:45 – 2:30p Travel Time 2:30 – Client Meeting 3p – 3:45p Travel Time Yup. That’s forty-five minutes each way for a client check-in meeting, held in-person to briefly discuss next steps in the design and development process for an e-learning course. Was it inconvenient? You bet. Was it worth every minute of time […]

Learning Technology & Trends

I just heard the news that my colleague, Melissa Chambers, and I will be presenting at the eLearning Guild Online Forum in April. The topic of this particular forum is “Turning Learning Challenges into Successes.” We’re thrilled to be included! As I was sharing the news this week, everyone had a story to tell. There […]

The Business of Learning - learning ecosystems

In a perfect world, we’d all have the exact budget and time needed to make every project perfect. But, we all know how often that happens. Lately I’ve worked on a few projects that, though I can’t say budget wasn’t an issue, it certainly wasn’t as big of an issue as the timeline. We start […]

The Business of Learning - learning ecosystems

Recently, I’ve seen quite a few questions posted on boards that I follow asking “What’s the best tool for…?” Often, I’m curious as to why the question is being asked. I’ll say to myself, “based on what requirements?” Or “given what parameters?” And, “to what purpose?” I often end up banging my head, not responding, […]

Mobile Learning - mobile first design

In April I had an opportunity to deliver a presentation to PACT in Minneapolis on the challenges of designing a good mobile user experience. As more of us use mobile devices for different activities (50+% of Americans have a smartphone and 52.5 million of us have a tablet), interest in mobile learning (mLearning) continues to […]