The Business of Learning

As an instructional designer, I spend a good deal of time thinking about stories when working on a learning project. My primary goal during my early meetings with a client is to determine the overarching story that will structure the learning event. Then I gather as many anecdotes as possible from subject matter experts so […]

The Business of Learning

Designers are often asked to “solve a problem” that exists. These problems need to be fixed because people are unhappy about something that’s either happening or not happening—there’s a perceived need. It’s commonly understood in the business environment that “design” is a solution to a problem. That other kind of design activity—creating—is reserved for interior […]

The Business of Learning

I have three kids and a husband. Without exception, they are easily and quickly drawn to the shiny new thing off in the corner. I can lose my husband for hours in a bookstore as he picks out books one by one and says, “Oh, cool!” My kids do the same in the toy aisle […]

The Business of Learning

Editor’s Note: This entry is part of the Fredrickson Thought Leaders in Learning series. For this guest blogging series, we’ve invited well-known experts in a variety of fields to address leadership-level learning and development professionals with their thoughts on topics of their choosing. Our hope is to prompt discussion around an expansive range of ideas and […]

eLearning

Introduction: Raj Alphonse is a Fredrickson Communications’ affiliate specializing in learning technology consulting. This blog entry is a lead-in to the April 14, 2011 meeting of the Fredrickson Roundtable for Learning Leaders where the featured discussion topic will be “The LMS Wishlist.” Have you run into a brick wall lately? I felt like I did […]

eLearning

Author’s Note: This blog entry is part of a series I started to explore two of today’s most popular eLearning rapid development tools: Articulate Studio and Adobe Captivate. Here is a link to an article that contains the whole Articulate vs. Captivate series. In the first entry of this series, I started a series to […]