The Business of Learning - learning ecosystems

I pulled up to my garage one cold 11-degree morning and pressed the button on the garage door opener remote. Nothing happened. Pressed it again. Nothing. So began a just-in-time learning process for me. After opening and closing the door manually, I called the Subject Matter Expert (SME) I always call when something needs fixing […]

The Business of Learning - learning ecosystems

A while ago, I came across a blog post from Clive Shepard titled, Do instructional designers need to know about what they are designing? I was eager to dive into Clive’s blog and finally get some clarity on this issue. Instead, what I read was a classic pro-con argument for both positions, but with only […]

The Business of Learning - learning ecosystems

About ten years ago, I worked as a training manager of a small company made up of several customer service teams. This was before tools such as Articulate and Captivate had made the development of eLearning affordable for 1-2 person training departments, which meant that most of our learning took place in the classroom. For […]

Jess Elmquist presents at Fredrickson Learning's Learning Leadership Summit

At the November 13 Intersect meeting, more than 60 of us (a record!) gathered to talk about website and intranet content strategy. There are many challenges and intricacies around getting a content strategy in place, but in the long run it sure can make the day-to-day work of IT and communications staff easier. Plus there […]

eLearning

Translation. It’s what everyone wants to talk about. When I was doing the conference circuit, about 25% of the questions I was asked were about translation. And that’s not the topic I was there to present! There are more and more companies popping up whose business model is solely based on translation and foreign language […]

The Business of Learning - learning ecosystems

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 […]