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 […]

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 […]

eLearning

A big thank you to all those who attended our Online Forms Extreme Makeover webinar on June 20. Rebecca and I both hope this webinar helps you to improve your users’ experience with online forms. If you need help making over a tough online form, or any other aspect of improving your agency’s user experience, […]

The Business of Learning - learning ecosystems

Our congratulations to the City of Woodbury and its Communications Coordinator, Jason Egerstrom, for winning an Award of Excellence in the websites category in the Minnesota Association of Government Communicators (MAGC) annual Northern Lights Awards competition. The City’s website was also nominated in the Best of Show category. We were happy to have played a […]

eLearning

First, some quick stats: As of February 2012, 104 million people in the US owned an iPhone. (comScore Datamine) On a typical day, 68% of all smartphone owners go online using their phone. (Pew Research Center) IDC predicts that 106 million tablet computers will be sold this year. IDC also predicts that by 2015, more […]

Social Learning

Marshall McLuhan would have turned 100 years old last Thursday, July 21. What would he have made of a world of smartphones and Facebook and nanotechnology? Many of us today associate McLuhan with a couple of catchphrases – “the global village” and “the medium is the message” – and not much else. Even though Wired […]